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*.

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

At the present time, Walt Disney World are conducting a phased reopening of their resort hotels. You can find out more information about which hotels are currently open at Disney’s Know Before You Go website www.disneytraveltradeinfo.com/wdwws

Please note: Covid-19 information: Due to the current situation, some dining, amenities and other services listed may not be available. Please check with the hotel for more information.

* 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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Resort on Disney Property

Jan 22, 2021 kroper Anderson, SC

My wife and I decided to take a trip to Disney over New Years. We are both teachers so we took advantage of the educator discount that is offered here. We had a room with two balcony's which was amazing for relaxing on in the evening. We were overlooking Hollywood Studies and were extremely close to the Tower of Terror. The check in process went… Read more
My wife and I decided to take a trip to Disney over New Years. We are both teachers so we took advantage of the educator discount that is offered here. We had a room with two balcony's which was amazing for relaxing on in the evening. We were overlooking Hollywood Studies and were extremely close to the Tower of Terror. The check in process went very smooth and they brought our luggage up to our room. The outdoor pool area was fabulous and the water was heated. We were swimming on December 30. There was a beach area, along with multiple pools, hot tubs, and a slide. We could have easily spent all day at the resort pool. I felt that the room was very well cleaned upon arrival. It is obvious that this is an older hotel, but not out of date by any means. We did dine in the market for breakfast one morning. They have a modified buffet, where you request food to be placed on your plate. This was the only onsite restaurant that we used. We did not use the bus transportation to any park. We did take the water taxi boat to Epcot and the Boardwalk Resort. Although you can easily walk to both those locations as well. There is a parking fee each day and a resort fee and taxes. But this is to be expected at a high end resort in Orlando. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Decent resort but filthy room

Jan 15, 2021 Rock_of_Boston Las Vegas, Nevada

We recently stayed at the Dolphin. The following was relevant: -The resort itself was fun with many good things to do. We particularly recommend doing the swan paddle boat, which was relaxing and something different. -The pool is outstanding - large, well laid out, and a nice temperature. There is also water volleyball and other… Read more
We recently stayed at the Dolphin. The following was relevant: -The resort itself was fun with many good things to do. We particularly recommend doing the swan paddle boat, which was relaxing and something different. -The pool is outstanding - large, well laid out, and a nice temperature. There is also water volleyball and other activities. -Our room, unfortunately was absolutely filthy, which was even more disturbing during this time of covid-19. For example: the carpet had soap crushed into it as well as food, the wall in the bathroom was "painted" with pink smears, and the bathroom door and light switch was covered with a sticky "something". An attempt to bring this to the front desk's attention resulted in zero action. -The food options are solid; we enjoyed our dinner at BlueZoo and cannot say enough about the deli/store known as Fuel. The sandwiches and coffee here are great, as are the staff. -Overall, I cannot recommend staying at the Dolphin due to the cleanliness issue; if people look at my historical reviews they will see that a negative review from me is relatively rare. Read less
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Jan 12, 2021 Darin R

We have stayed at the Swan and Dolphin multiple times. On our trip over the weekend, we had the best experience yet! The Dolphin room we were given was the perfect size, and very clean. It felt more updated compared to our last visit. The staff was friendly, resort was clean, and it was an overall great stay!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing on Disney Property

Jan 12, 2021 CruisingBarneys Palm Harbor, Florida

We stayed during the week and the hotel felt pretty empty. Guest service was really fantastic. Everyone we met seemed genuinely happy to be back at work. Our room was clean and everything functioned fine. For the price, service and location I'm not sure why anyone would want to pay more to stay at a Disney run resort.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect location

Jan 10, 2021 Abuc2020 New York City, New York

This was my 2nd visit to this Disney resort . The first time was a soon to be newlywed almost 20 years ago and this time with my teens. I loved this hotel 2nd time around. Either I missed a lot of the details first time around or did not appreciate (fast forward all my travels thru the years) or a lot has changed. I dare to say it is most likely… Read more
This was my 2nd visit to this Disney resort . The first time was a soon to be newlywed almost 20 years ago and this time with my teens. I loved this hotel 2nd time around. Either I missed a lot of the details first time around or did not appreciate (fast forward all my travels thru the years) or a lot has changed. I dare to say it is most likely the 2nd reason. This hotel is affordable, elegant and central. Easy access to everything Disney. Only downside of staying on Disney property is you can’t do food delivery from anywhere I tried. Food at hotel was average- some places better then others. But I found dining options limited. Good news is Swan is right across path to offer more options. Rooms were clean and modern. The grounds were beautiful. Loved beach and pool area. Staff was friendly and hotel did ok job making guests feel safe during pandemic. Loved resort view room and wished I took a balcony- maybe next time. I would definitely return. Had a great time with kids Read less