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Walt Disney World Swan

4 stars
1200 Epcot Resort Boulevard, 1200 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
239 reviews
Great Family Getaway

Clean rooms. Great Staff. Perfect Location. Restaurants are pricey, but dozens of eating... See full review

  • Pappy245
  • Nov 23, 2014
Annual pleasure

Swan never fails to live up to expectations. I especially enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of... See full review

  • Trudy G.
  • Aug 26, 2014
Overview
Disney's Swan Hotel is famed for its modern design and touch of elegance - the Florida hotel was designed by award-winning architect Michael Graves. Allow yourself to be transported to an island atmosphere - you can relax on the three-acre tropical landscape, complete with rock caves and cascading waterfalls, enjoy its white  beach, whirl pools and waterslide.

Take a break from the kids and send them to the fully supervised Camp Dolphin, leaving you time for pampering at the Balinese-themed Mandara Spa ? choose from a variety of treatments or the full-service hair and nail salon. Alternatively you could sip a cocktail or sample a gourmet snack from the Cabana Bar and Beach Club where the music keeps the scene lively.

Need to get some all-important business done at the Walt Disney World Swan during your break? There are also conference facilities with 84 meeting rooms for catching up on work, or you can gather for an informal meeting within the numerous banquet rooms.
Key facts
  • 759 guestrooms
  • Four restaurants
  • Five pools and bar
  • Four tennis courts
  • Health club and spa
  • Babysitting and childcare services
  • Transportation to Walt Disney World
  • Private beach
  • Conference center and 84 meeting rooms
Neighborhood
Incorporating all the magical soul of Walt Disney World, the Swan Hotel is located within walking distance of theme parks like Epcot. It is also a short shuttle ride away from other Disney parks and the Downtown Disney area filled with entertainment, shopping and dining options. The Orlando International Airport is only a 20-minute drive away.

If nature's your thing make time to visit Disney's Animal Kingdom – you'll be able to see over 1,700 animals from 250 species, there's the opportunity to go on safari, or even see a Broadway-style play.

Hints and tips
The Swan Hotel is actually a Disney "sister" property. It is a Starwood Resort, but shares the same "Extra Magic Hours" given at other Disney-owned properties. To obtain a view of the nightly Epcot firework display, you should book an Epcot Fireworks View Room with balcony.
Policies and Fees
  • Self-parking costs $18 USD per day. Overnight self-parking costs $18 USD plus tax.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Walt Disney World Swan Rooms

Traditional
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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Activities
Children's activities
Tennis
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Wake-up service
Car rental desk
Porters
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Accessible rooms
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
In room movies
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors

Nearby points of interest

  • Typhoon Lagoon: 1.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (239)

Ratings and reviews for Walt Disney World Swan

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
239 out of 239
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.6

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traveling 'twosome
Business
Vancouver BC
Nov 30, 2012

A great holiday Started at the Swan!

The shuttle picked us up at the airport and the experience started when we pulled up to the impressive front entry of the hotel. I immediately thought how did we get such a good deal on such a swanky hotel!! The staff were all very helpful, the location couldn't have been better with a shuttle going to the Disney parks every 15-20 minutes and the boat or foot path to Hollywood Disney and Epcot made for a fun option, you could see the fireworks at epcot from the hotel. The rooms were clean and maintained every day, free bottled water each day, and very helpful room service. The hotel offered many dining options, and the sister hotel also had many options we took advantage of. The boardwalk was a great place to walk to, for eating, shopping, and enjoying the sunshine. When it was time to check out our shuttle wasn't picking us up until 4 hours later and the hotel provided a luggage storage service for as long as we needed so we could check out on time, do a little last minute site seeing or shopping then return to the hotel and collect our bags and head home. I would definately come back to stay at the swan again, it had everything we were looking for, shuttles to all the parks, and many other shuttle that the concierge was more than happy to help arrange for us. I felt well looked after and didn't feel like I needed the added expense of a car the whole time I was there!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Swan has a sister hotel a short path away that offers a more casual dining options perfect for take out and dining with smaller children. Take advantage of both locations, I think 15 different dining locations between the two hotels! not to mention the boardwalk!

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Paul DISNEY
Business
Disney resort
Nov 26, 2012

SUCKS !

The most dirtiest hotel.What did not work was fan the bathroom and the heat. Smelled mildew.NEEDS SERIOUS REMODELING.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alice grandma
Business
Boca Raton, Fl
Nov 12, 2012

Fantástic place

I love to stay With my family.. Its a beautiful and big place. You have a boat to go to Epcot and Hollywood Studio.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Walt Disney World Swan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cowboy Coder
Business
Seffner, Florida
Nov 2, 2012

Nice stay for any Disney trip

Great stay. Close to Boardwalk and lots of dining. It is a short walk or boat ride to Epcot and the Studios. It got a little noisy in the early morning with families departing for the parks, but otherwise was quiet. The bed was quite comfortable. The shower fixtures were AWESOME.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Big River Grill on the Boardwalk has a fantastic mushroom-swiss burger and their beer is really great.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Oct 30, 2012

Not so magical

This hotel is very tired and worn out. It is in major need of updating. The sushi restaurant was the only highlight for us. Location to Epcot would be the other positive - easy walk. Staying in a hotel while on vacation that is also hosting a conference - not fun and not relaxing. Spending close to $30 for coffee and yougurt parfaits very disappointing, along with being charged $15 per day for parking when we didn't even have a car. The upgrade cost to the room for a view was not worth it as being on the 6th floor only allowed you to see into the windows of the rooms on each side of the hotel and tree tops. A premium price for a view should be at least the 10th floor. All in all the resort hotel prices are out of line. Adding on the resort fees and then of course purchasing park passes makes the magical Disney experience feel more like a scam. Just saying.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Kimono - Great Sushi and Great Service.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nurse K.
Business
Nebraska
Oct 25, 2012

Swan just an old hotel room

The first level of this resort and the location are what would be expected from Disney, but the room was not any better than a Holiday Inn. Paid extra for a view that was mostly blocked by overgrown trees and other buildings.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Don't pay extra for a balcony. Your view may not be great either.

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Review of Walt Disney World Swan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
2shademe
Business
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Oct 8, 2012

The Swan and The Dolphin were good for a Couple

We did not take any kids. we ate @the excellent sushi place, Kimino. There was a live trio at the tasty Bluezoo. The gym had both free weights and clean maintained machines. The water taxi took us to Hollywood Universal & Epcot. The shuttle bus took us to Downtown Disney.We walked to the Boardwalk. The rooms were clean. Staff friendly Room service however includes tip so beware. Internet spotty & they tack on addtl fee for it. Checkout is not automated.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Boardwalk has a store that sells wine. Get a reservation for French Restaurant on Boardwalk.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
massagelady
Business
Knoxville, TN, USA
Sep 12, 2012

overpriced

This is an over priced whole lot of nothing. it is difficult to get food at the hours my event allowed me to get food. most of the food was mediocore and extremely over price. $10 for a tuna saladd sandwich is just wrong.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

nothing close

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Review of Walt Disney World Swan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Winning...
Business
Tenafly, NJ
Sep 4, 2012

End of summer escape

Enjoyed our stay, staff was great! The Friendship ferries were a quick, less crowded option for park transportation. It became our preferred method of travel to all the parks in spite of the lack of air condition onboard. Our son enjoyed his stay at Camp Dolphin. He had a great time with the staff and other children, it was worth the $10 per hour fee and gave us the opportunity for a fantastic dinner at Bluezoo. Only thing lacking at the Swan was laundry facility. If you choose to launder your clothes you have to use the facility at the Dolphin.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Walt Disney World Swan

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stacey I
Business
NY
Aug 27, 2012

Great Location - nice hotel

Pluses: Location to parks A++, walked to Ecpot and quick ride to HWS. Staff was super nice. Restaurants were good, liked the one by the pool (Cabana Bar) and the Mediterranean Market was VERY good. Beds are VERY, VERY comfy! had great nights sleep. Try to get room high up so you can see the fireworks. loved the shops, the pools were great had all amenities at the pool. Slide was fun. Bathrooms kept stocked and clean. Negs: Camp Dolphin was awesome, used one time - but should have better hours. only open from 5:30-midnight...who keeps their kid up until midnight? Signature restaurants, way overpriced. Food & Staff was nice there, but thought the $ was out of control. Extra fees $12/day. The spa was nice too but very expensive. All in all, had a great vacation and the value of this hotel was very good. I highly recommend... :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk to the boardwalk and Epcot, it is a nice walk and the boat takes longer.

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