The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve is the latest addition to the on-site hotel offering at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. This all-new Marriott brand hotel opened in September 2021 and is one of the best on-site hotel options at Walt Disney World..
The Swan Reserve is located immediately adjacent to the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Walt Disney World Swan which it shares amenities and dining options. It also is within walking distance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot or guests can take the water taxi service which is available to both theme parks.
This 14-story boutique resort features 349 guest rooms, 149 suites and two Presidential suites. There is an 4,000 square foot exclusive rooftop area known as “Vue” which is available for special events including meetings, weddings and receptions and offers spectacular view of Walt Disney World. Vue also includes a 1,000 square foot outdoor terrace and offers spectacular views of fireworks from several Walt Disney World locations.
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The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve – Frequently Asked Questions
What are the hotel rates at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve?
Depending on the time of year, hotel rates at the Swan Reserve average from around $300 per night for a standard room to more than $1,000 per night for the larger suites that feature amazing views of Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the surrounding resorts.
How close is the Swan Reserve to the Walt Disney World theme parks?
The Swan Reserve is within walking distance to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios; there is also complimentary water taxi service which departs from behind the Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel. The Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are within a 10-minute shuttle bus ride.
Is there a Resort Fee or Parking Charge at the Swan Reserve?
It is anticipated that resort fees and parking charges will be similar to that of the Dolphin and Swan hotels. A resort fee of $35 per night includes high-speed internet and other amenities. Overnight parking charges are $32.00 per night and valet parking is available for $39 per night.
Can you see fireworks from the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve?
The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve features the rooftop “Vue” event space where guests will be able to watch fireworks from two different Disney locations. In addition, there are Epcot View rooms which should offer a great vantage point to watch fireworks.
Can I use reward points when staying at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve?
The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve is a part of the Marriott Bonvoy rewards program so members can earn or use reward points during their stay. The number of redemption points needed for a free night range from 40,000 to 60,000.
During our last stay in June 2022, we used a 35,000 point certificate along with an additional 5,000 points for a free night.
Is there a spa at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve?
While there is not a full-service spa directly on site at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, guests can visit the 10,500 square foot Mandara Spa located at the adjacent Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel.
Does the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve share amenities with the Swan and Dolphin hotels?
Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Swan will have full access to the amenities of the Swan and Dolphin which include six pools, a private beach area and 18 restaurants and lounges.
What are the food & beverage options at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve?
The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve features a number of dining options ranging from grab-and-go to poolside and resort casual dining. Learn more about the dining options in our post below.
What is the check-in and check-out time at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve?
The check in-time at the Walt Disney World Swan is 4:00 pm and check out time is at 11:00 am.
What is the pet policy at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve?
With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve.
The Location of the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve hotel is located in the Epcot Resort Area of the Walt Disney World Resort. This area features several individual resort hotels, five which surround Crescent Lake and area interconnected by walking paths, several restaurants and shopping venues, and immediate access to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios via boat transportation as well as walking paths and gondola service known as the Disney Skyliner.
The resort hotels located in the Epcot Resort Area are as follows:
- The Walt Disney World Swan
- The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
- The Walt Disney World Dolphin
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort / Disney’s Beach Club Villas (vacation club)
- Disney’s BoardWalk Inn / Disney’s BoardWalk Villas (vacation club)
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Disney’s Riviera Resort (vacation club villas)
- Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser (scheduled to open in 2021)
Guests can get to the Epcot Resort area from Interstate 4 by using the Epcot Center Drive exit, heading west to East Buena Vista Drive. Epcot Resorts Boulevard is located approximately one mile west of Epcot Center Drive along East Buena Vista Drive. The Walt Disney World Swan is the first hotel on the western entrance of Epcot Resorts Boulevard.
Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
1255 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
It is a fairly direct route from the Orlando International Airport via SR 528 (the Beachline Expressway) to Interstate 4 west or State Road 417 to World Center Drive which becomes Epcot Center Drive at Interstate 4. Barring any significant traffic issues, it will take approximately 30 minutes to get from the airport to the resort. The Orlando / Orange County Convention Center is also close the hotel, just 10 miles along Interstate 4 east towards downtown Orlando.
Since the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve is located within the boundaries of the Walt Disney World Resort, all four Disney theme parks as well as the two Disney water parks and Disney Springs are a very short distance (the hotel is within walking distance to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios).
Travel time per Google Maps (non-peak hours) to the other Orlando area theme parks and significant destinations include:
- The Universal Orlando Resort: approximately 20 minutes
- SeaWorld Orlando: approximately 15 minutes
- ICON Park: approximately 20 minutes
- Downtown Orlando: approximately 30 minutes
- Vineland Premium Outlets: approximately 15 minutes
- The Mall at Millenia: approximately 25 miles
- The Florida Mall: approximately 25 minutes
Hotels Amenities at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve is a smaller boutique hotel so it does not have an extensive amount of amenities directly on property. However, guests will have access to all the amenities at the adjacent Dolphin and Swan hotels. Visit our posts about the Dolphin or Swan to learn more.
Additional Amenities at Walt Disney World Swan Reserve include:
- Outdoor pool
- Fitness Center
- 24-hour room service
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Hotel
- Concierge desk
- 27,680 square feet of meeting space
- Game Room
- Gift Shop
Dining Options at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
Amare is the Swan Reserve’s signature restaurant that is open daily for breakfast, lunch or dinner service. Amare serves Mediterranean cuisine in a resort casual atmosphere.
Grounds is the quick service / grab-and-go dining option at the Swan Reserve. Open daily lunch services, guests will enjoy sandwiches, pastries and coffee.
Guests of the the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve will enjoy poolside dining for light bites and specialty cocktails.
24-Hour Room Service
From breakfast service to all-day and late-night dining, the hotel offers 24-hour room service.
In addition to the dining options at Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, guests will find a number of restaurants ranging from casual and quick-service dining to fine dining at the Dolphin and Swan hotels as well as Disney’s BoardWalk.
The Rooms and Hotel Rates at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
There are a number of different room types at the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve which can sleep up to five guests. The rooms feature premium linens, a mini-refrigerator, coffee make / tea service, writing desk, iron / ironing board and in-room safe.
Walt Disney World Swan Reserve Room Types
- Traditional Room
- Traditional Room Epcot View
- Traditional Room Hollywood Studios View
- Pool View Queen/Queen Room
- Signature Suite
- Signature Suite
- Signature Epcot View
- Signature Pool View
- Chairman Suite
Walt Disney World Swan Reserve Room Types
The follow rates are the rates for each of the resort varies for different dates throughout 2022 The rates shown below are the best available rate for two adults in three different room types.
The rates were obtained from the Marriott web site at the time of publication of this article. There are a number of promotions offered during the year as well as discounts for Marriott Bonvoy members and Florida residents.
|Rates for 2022||4/15/22||7/15/22||10/15/22|
|Traditional Room – 2 Queen||$266.00||$431.00||$539.00|
|1 King Suite – Hollywood Studios View||$468.00||$575.00||$724.00|
|1 King Suite – Epcot View||$477.00||$553.00||$674.00|
There is a 6% resort tax on top of a 6.5% sales tax on nightly rates. Self-parking costs $32.00 per night and the resort fee is $35.00 per night. Resort fees include:
- In-room Wi-Fi
- Complimentary Swan paddle-boat rentals
- Daily fitness classes
- Complimentary transportation to the Disney theme parks
- On-site Disney planning Center
- Complimentary parking at the Disney theme parks
- Preferred tee times on Disney’s championship golf courses.
What We Liked about The Swan Reserve:
There are a number of things to like about The Swan Reserve. Following are some of the highlights:
- Fantastic location in the heart of Walt Disney World
- Amazing views
- Free theme park transportation
- New hotel – clean and modern
What We Didn’t Like about The Swan Reserve:
There are some things about The Swan Reserve we do not like which include:
- Small pool for an on-site Disney Hotel
- Limited on-site dining options
- No public access to Vue (rooftop event space)
What We Think The Swan Reserve is perfect for:
The Swan Reserve is a great hotel and we find it perfect for:
- Walt Disney World vacation travelers
- Couples or families with older children
- Business travelers attending conferences at Walt Disney World
About the Walt Disney World Resort
The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is one of the most visited destinations throughout the state. With four amazing theme parks, two water parks, over 30,000 hotel rooms, a major sports venue and one of the area’s largest shopping dining and entertainment districts, there is something for guests of all ages.
Learn More about the Walt Disney World Resort with our Theme Park Guides
- The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World
- EPCOT at Walt Disney World
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Disney Springs
Where Should We Stay When Visiting the Walt Disney World Resort?
The Walt Disney World Resort has a number of great on-site hotels and each and every one of them have their own benefits, characteristics and price points.
There are multiple “categories” of hotels which are as follows:
- Deluxe Resort Hotels
- Deluxe Resort Villas
- Moderate Resort Hotels
- Disney’s Campgrounds
- Value Resort Hotels
Deluxe resort hotels include the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. These resort hotels are all located adjacent to a Walt Disney World theme park (Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) and offer easy access to that park as well as superior amenities and accommodations.