Walt Disney World Swan

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

Next to the Walt Disney World Dolphin, you’ll be wowed by what’s on offer across these two resorts. With 18 places to eat and drink, a spa, plus 5 pools, there’s loads of room for some well-deserved R&R. When it comes to fun-filled adventure, you’re just a short stroll from Disney’s Boardwalk, and not far from Epcot. There’s even a waterslide, a kids’ club, games on the beach and mini-golf nearby. There really is something for everyone here.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Theme Parks
  • No Smoking
  • Kids Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Room Service

Where is it

Ideally located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort. Adjacent to Epcot and within close proximity to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Transfer time from Orlando International Airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

2,270 guest rooms. All with air-conditioning, flat-screen HDTV, iPod/MP3 connections, tea/coffee making facilities, mini-fridge, safe, iron and board and hairdryer. Standard Rooms have views of the courtyard or lake, with 1 king-size bed, 2 queen-size beds or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. (5th person can be accommodated on a rollaway bed*).

Why is this a Virgin Holidays favourite?

Range of restaurants, offering fantastic dining options

Great for families, with Camp Dolphin supervised activity programme* (local charge)

Fantastic spa facilities with exclusive discounts for Virgin Holidays' guests

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Receive a Lake View Room at the Dolphin or a Courtyard View Room at the Swan
  • Kids 9 years and under eat free at the following restaurants when accompanied by a full paying adult. Garden Grove which offers breakfast and lunch, Fresh which also offers breakfast and lunch, and The Fountain for dinner. Maximum 2 children per room, per paying adult. Restaurants and meal options are subject to change
  • Complimentary babysitting service for kids aged 4-12 years whilst parents eat at either Shula's, Blue Zoo or Il Mulino. Maximum 2 hours
  • Receive 20% discount on any Mandara Spa treatment valued at $50 or more
  • Complimentary self-parking saving $28 per day
  • Any adult only booking will receive a $50 food coupon to dine at the resort (one per room, per stay)

Complimentary Disney transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Within walking distance of Disney's Boardwalk, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and to a private entrance at Epcot. Complimentary water taxi to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot.

18 restaurants and lounges across both Swan and Dolphin resorts: Fresh Mediterranean Market (open for breakfast and lunch). The Fountain (open for lunch and dinner). Garden Grove (open for breakfast and lunch; Disney character breakfast on Sat and Sun). Il Mulino New York Trattoria (Italian dining, open for dinner). Il Mulino Lounge. Kimonos (sushi, open for dinner). Kimonos Lounge. Splash Pool Bar & Grill (poolside dining). Java (open for breakfast; grab-and-go open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Picabu (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Shula's Steak House (open for dinner). Todd English's Bluezoo (seafood, open for dinner; lounge serving light bites and cocktails). Shula's Lounge. Phins (light bites and cocktails). Chill (frozen cocktails). Cabana Bar and Beach Club. 24-hour room service*. Character dining is available every Sat and Sun at breakfast at Garden Grove, or 7 days a week during breakfast at Garden Grove between 29 Feb-12 Apr '20, 1 Jun-30 Aug '20, and 21 Nov '20-3 Jan '21.

5 swimming pools, including a 3-acre grotto pool with waterslide and waterfalls, 2 lap pools, a spring pool and a kids' pool. 4 whirlpools. Sandy beach. The Swan Health Club with fitness centre and yoga mats (on request). Mandara Spa*. Camp Dolphin* kids' club. Volleyball. Jogging trails. Kids' playground. Arcade*. Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf* (located nearby).

Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour ATM. Babysitting*. Laundry/dry cleaning facilities*. Merchandise delivery service from the park to your hotel. Complimentary parking at Disney Theme Parks with room key and ID.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: there may be a local charge for use of a roll-away bed for parties of 5 people or more sharing a room. This is subject to change and is charged by the hotel.


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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovey grand hotel near parks

Mar 26, 2020 wistraveler620 Madison, Wisconsin

My mother and I took a mother daughter trip over Thanksgiving. I wanted a resort that was within walking distance of Epcot and Hollywood Studios and this hotel delivered. The parks were busy because of the holiday, but we never ran into problems with transportation and always got on the bus and boat. I did go to the pool area two afternoons… Read more
My mother and I took a mother daughter trip over Thanksgiving. I wanted a resort that was within walking distance of Epcot and Hollywood Studios and this hotel delivered. The parks were busy because of the holiday, but we never ran into problems with transportation and always got on the bus and boat. I did go to the pool area two afternoons and thought the pools were beautiful. They had free pool towels for use available at the little cabana stand. There were plenty of chairs in the shade or sun. We should have eaten at the outdoor pool area because it looked so good, but we didn't have a chance. I was impressed with the boat service to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, it was relatively quick and pleasant. Once we got on the boat to Hollywood Studios we had no other stops. When you get on the boat to Epcot there are stops at Beach/Yacht Club and Boardwalk, but they are quick stops. We would visit and stay here again. Read less
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Mar 22, 2020 kranderdon

Great place to stay, with convenient connections to the parks. We took the boat to Hollywood Studios and the bus to Magic Kingdom. Abundance of fun pools, one with a water fall and slides. Food options were good with a wide variety. Sister hotel was within walking Disney also with yummy restaurants.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stay at the parks and get your Marriott Points

Mar 18, 2020 Fozzley Moorestown, New Jersey

We stayed at the Dolphin for several reasons: as our future plans were tentative, we were able to make a reservation through Marriott and therefore not pay ahead of time and be able to cancel just a couple days before our trip if necessary. Our housekeeping was very inconsistent - the room was very clean, but we had some difficulty with the… Read more
We stayed at the Dolphin for several reasons: as our future plans were tentative, we were able to make a reservation through Marriott and therefore not pay ahead of time and be able to cancel just a couple days before our trip if necessary. Our housekeeping was very inconsistent - the room was very clean, but we had some difficulty with the coffee and cups being refilled and often had to call for towels. The hotel manager was present though and apologized and was helpful. When one stays at the Dolphin, they are able to use the Disney Transport system which is very convenient. And as a bonus, you earn Marriott points! Read less
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Mar 17, 2020 Devondutch Torquay, United Kingdom

Wonderful help on check in by Daniel. The Hotel is extremely clean as are your rooms. Nicely decorated with selected views. Although a lot has changed since my last visit, it is still a good place to stay. Downsides are apparent when you get a latte from the Fuel coffee shop which also does food. $7.46 for a regular size not worth just under £6.00… Read more
Wonderful help on check in by Daniel. The Hotel is extremely clean as are your rooms. Nicely decorated with selected views. Although a lot has changed since my last visit, it is still a good place to stay. Downsides are apparent when you get a latte from the Fuel coffee shop which also does food. $7.46 for a regular size not worth just under £6.00 in my opinion way to expensive. One recommendation or piece of advice, had breakfast at the downstairs cafe. Plates were cold so a hot meal did not stay hot for long also way over priced. Read less
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Mar 14, 2020 HmmmKW83

We stayed here in a last minute switch from another off property Disney hotel. I booked this, mistakingly thinking it was an actual Disney resort. It is not. However, the walk over to the boardwalk and water: bus transportation between parks is super convenient. There are lots of different food options and the hotel seemed clean with a very… Read more
We stayed here in a last minute switch from another off property Disney hotel. I booked this, mistakingly thinking it was an actual Disney resort. It is not. However, the walk over to the boardwalk and water: bus transportation between parks is super convenient. There are lots of different food options and the hotel seemed clean with a very friendly staff. My kids loved the pool, and said they like the dolphin better than other moderate level Disney resorts we have stayed at. Read less