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Swan Reserve

Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

Last updated: December 5, 2023

Overview

The Swan Reserve is a smaller hotel than either the Swan or Dolphin, and sits across the road from the Swan. We think it's great for couples on a long weekend.

Lodging Area

EPCOT

Category

Deluxe

Transportation

Boat, Bus, Walk

Guest Overall Rating

Based on 58 surveys. (See our Ratings and Research page for details)

Our Overall Rating
Room Quality
Check-in Efficiency
Quietness of Room
Park Transportation
Hotel Pool
Staff
Food Court

Room Tour

Resort Strengths

Best-priced location on Crescent Lake

The hotels participate in the Marriott Loyalty program

Only hotels within walking distance to minigolf (Fantasia Gardens)

Walking distance to both EPCOT International Gateway and DHS

Resort Weaknesses

One kitchen (for entire hotel) that can get overwhelmed

Daily resort ($35/night, plus tax) and parking ($35/night) fees

Non-Disney bus service runs less often than that of other resorts

Bus service to Magic Kingdom drops off at TTC instead of park entrance

What Readers Are Saying About Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

We were pleasantly surprised by the Swan Reserve. The location was great, our suite was huge - large enough for 4 adults and 2 kids - and we had views of the Studios despite paying for a standard suite.

H

Heather C

June 12, 2022

The kids loved the Swan Reserve's pool. The staff handed out free pool toys and overall the staff were very helpful. Great view of 3 parks, too!

B

Brad E

October 11, 2022

Rooms

Standard rooms sleep four and are around 330 square feet, 16 square feet larger than a Disney Moderate.

  • Room with Queen Bed(s) and en-suite bathroom
  • Dresser with drawers
  • Full-length mirror
  • Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Microwave oven
  • Coffee maker and starter supply of coffee pods
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Digital thermostat
  • In-room safe
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are functional, with good water pressure, and it's possible to see theme park fireworks from some of the rooms. However, we could hear normal-volume conversations from a room next door, indicating the soundproofing here isn't great.

Dining

Dining is a weakness at the Swan Reserve. There's only one kitchen to support the restaurant, all the bars, the pool, and room service.

Amare The Mediterranean-inspired Amare is the Swan Reserve's signature restaurant. It is casual, but upscale and features seafood, pastas, and pitas as well as an extensive wine list.

Grounds Grounds is the grab-and-go dining location for the Swan Reserve. It serves craft coffee as well as sandwiches, pastries, and more.

Tangerine This poolside bar and quick-service dining location serves signature drinks and casual fare like burgers and sandwiches.

Amenities

SWIPE TO EXPLORE

One Pool + More

The Swan Reserve has one pool. It's small but stylish. Across the street are the pools of the Swan and Dolphin, which you'll have access too. There you'll find a 3-acre main pool, a spring pool, and two lap pools.

Arcade

The Dolphin has a video arcade and is located on the hotel's first floor. It features relatively recent video games of all kinds.

Outdoor Movies

Free Disney Movies Under the Stars are shown most evenings, weather-permitting, either at the Beach Club Beach, or in the Solarium.

Fitness

The Swan Reseve Health Club is on-site and has weights, treadmills, and other equipment for your workout. Hours are typically 6 AM to 9 PM.

Jogging

One lap around Crescent Lake is about 0.8 miles. Volleyball is also offered.

Campfire Activities

Roast marshmallow around a campfire starting at 5:30 PM nightly at the nearby Yacht Club, Beach Club, or BoardWalk Inn Resorts.

Children's Activity Center

The nearby Dolphin hotel hosts Camp Dolphin, which is open nightly children for ages 4 to 12. Activities include crafts, games, dinner, and movies. There is a per-child fee, and reservations are required, so check with the resort for details.

Playground

The Swan has a children's playground with climbing areas and slides, located near the grotto pool.

Early Theme Park Entry

Disney resort guests get into each theme park 30 minutes earlier than off-site guests, every day.

Buy Individual Lightning Lane Early

Those staying at Disney's Deluxe and Deluxe Villa hotels can buy Lightning Lane via Individual Purchase at 7:00 a.m. each day. Others cannot make that purchase until the official park opening time.

Extended Evening Theme Park Hours

Disney's Deluxe and DVC resort guests get two extra hours in select theme parks on certain days of the week. The schedule changes, so check with the front desk.

Resort amenities at-a-glance
Early Theme Park Entry
Extended Evening Theme Park Hours
Book Lightning Lane access via Individual Purchase Early
Suites
Room Service
Wireless Internet
Fitness Center
Beach
Transportation to Parks
Disney-owned
Club Level
Water Sports
Marina
Tennis
Biking
Airport Transportation

Practical Matters

Check In/Out Time
Theme Park Tickets
Dining Reservations
Shopping
Child Care

Transportation

Driving to the Resort
Getting to the Parks
and Disney Springs
Getting to Another Hotel from Swan Reserve
Getting to Universal Orlando

More

Why You Should Consider the “Swolphin” Rather Than A Disney Hotel
Swan Reserve: A Peaceful Getaway in the Heart of it All
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