Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard | Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8428  [SEE MAP]Lake Buena Vista, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Free theme park shuttle service and a pool with a waterslide
Some rooms in the Dolphin side of the property could use a refresh
The contemporary Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort puts an interesting spin on inside-the-park accommodations. Guests love the Swan and Dolphin Resort's comfortable and clean rooms, which are decorated in soft teal and orange tones and feature the brand's signature Heavenly Beds, crisp white duvet covers and flat-screen TVs. The amenities are bountiful, too, with the Camp Dolphin kids program and advance tee times at Walt Disney World's golf courses. The property also houses the Balinese-style Mandara Spa, multiple pools (including one with waterfalls and a waterslide) and even a beach (complete with sand volleyball courts). However, some recent guests weren't entirely satisfied with their stay, citing customer service snafus and outdated decor as reasons to bed down elsewhere. You'll find the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort just minutes from Epcot by water taxi.
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 2267 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Lake
Traditional, Modern



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



The ceilings are a bit low, the staff a little distracted, but the location never quits: You can walk to Epcot in 15 minutes and Hollywood Studios in 20, avoiding the bus. ... The Dolphin is essentially a business hotel for conferences, although it strives to welcome families, too (rooms fit five and its grotto pool is inviting). Some rooms in the Dolphin's Center Tower have terrific views into Epcot.



Proudly nestled atop this hotel, the elegant, iconic swan statues create a warm welcome for guests. The comfortably designed, modern rooms are a joy to retire to at the end of a busy day. Abundant on-site activities will tempt you to stay in and recoup from off-site activities.



The ... Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is a lovely destination resort near Orlando’s most popular attractions. It’s within walking distance of Epcot and a short drive or free shuttle ride to most other top parks.

Travel + Leisure


The hotel has the advantages of a Disney property (i.e., early entry to a different park each day) but more flexible pricing.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1363 have reviewed the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1363 reviews 4.0 (based on 1363 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rooms and suites are divided between two structures with 56-foot animal statues: the Dolphin building and the Swan building. Most accommodations feature balconies and modern decor with gray and blue hues. Standard amenities include signature Heavenly Beds, coffee makers, flat-screen TVs and minifridges.
  • Daily resort fee of $28 covers in-room Wi-Fi access, bottled water and local and domestic phone calls
Nightly resort fee$30
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Not part of the Disney brand but located within the Walt Disney World resort complex, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort sits on 87 acres of prime real estate. The resort offers access to all Disney parks, but is within walking distance of Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Additionally, this property offers complimentary shuttle service to Disney's theme parks and Disney Springs' shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.
  • Two rental car desks available in guest services area of Dolphin building
  • About 22 miles southwest of Orlando International Airport
  • Airport transfers can be arranged for a fee
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($20)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort boasts 17 restaurants, ranging from signature fine dining establishments to quick service venues. Popular choices include the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Todd English's bluezoo restaurant, which is decorated with Chihuly glass and features a menu of coastal seafood, and the Italian-inspired Il Mulino New York Trattoria. Parents who belong to the Starwood Preferred Guests rewards program can opt for the $25 daily SPG Kids Pass, which includes unlimited kids meals at all of the resort's restaurants.
  • Room service offered 24 hours a day
  • Each adult entree purchased at Shula's Steak House, Todd English's bluezoo or Il Mulino New York Trattoria comes with two free hours of Camp Dolphin activities for one child

Number of restaurants17

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort features a variety of pools to satisfy the whole family. In total, there are five pools – two lap pools, a kiddie pool, a wading pool and a grotto pool with waterfall and waterslides – and four whirlpools. The resort also offers a man-made sand beach with a playground and volleyball courts.
  • Rental options include tubes and rafts; complimentary life vests, sunscreen, towels, volleyball and basketballs available
  • Kiddie pool has a spraying seal fountain
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Located in the Dolphin wing, the Balinese-style Mandara Spa is spread across 10,500 square feet of space and features a tea garden and a meditation garden. Available treatments include massages, facials and body wraps. Beauty treatments like hair, nail and waxing services are offered as well.
  • Spa open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Prenatal massages and men's facials available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Because of its location near various Disney resorts and theme parks, there are many on-site amenities that cater to families and kids. Camp Dolphin offers fully supervised activities from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, including crafts, movies, board games and more. The resort also includes basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, plus a game room.
  • Complimentary two hours at Camp Dolphin when parents eat at select resort restaurants or enjoy 75-minute or longer spa services at Mandara Spa
  • Kids club welcomes children between 4 and 12
  • Kiddie pool and beach playground available
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


Both the Swan and Dolphin wings of the resort have fitness centers with cardio and weight-training machines, as well as medicine balls, jump ropes and yoga mats. Jogging maps are also available, and the resort features several tennis, basketball and volleyball courts with complimentary equipment.
  • Dolphin's fitness center open 24 hours a day; Swan's fitness center open daily between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Tennis court reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Paddle boats can be rented for a fee
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort features a 24-hour business center, plus more than 329,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. A total of 84 meeting rooms, including two boardrooms, make the resort a popular location for hosting conventions and other large-scale events. All spaces feature built-in electrical and audiovisual equipment.
  • On-site catering can be provided
  • Staffed business center includes high-volume printing, electronic file storage, shipping services and office equipment rentals

Number of meeting rooms84

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Swan and Dolphin Resort offers indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings of all sizes. Wedding ceremonies and receptions with up to 1,500 people can be accommodated in the Swan Ballroom. Smaller gatherings can take place at three outdoor venues, including a courtyard, a waterfront terrace and the Tropical White Sand Beach.
  • Wedding packages offered
  • Custom catering can be provided by several of the resort's restaurants

Maximum wedding guest capacity1500

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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