Inside the Rooms: Walt Disney World Swan Resort

by Carrie McLaren with 1 comment

Known for its fantastic location and beautiful architecture, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is currently undergoing a multi-phase, multi-year, $125 million renovation.

The Swan recently completed redesigning every guest room in the 758-room hotel and the makeover of the Dolphin rooms is set to begin soon.

Walt Disney World Swan Hotel

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to stay in one of the Swan’s newly renovated rooms and it was pretty magical.

A Look Inside The Swan Resort Rooms

The room fairies granted me with a beautiful alcove suite facing Epcot with a fantastic view of the nightly Illuminations fireworks and I could even see the Magic Kingdom fireworks off in the distance. With four large windows, I didn’t even have to get out of my bed to see them. How’s that for magical? Pro Tip: If you book an alcove suite, ask for room 743 at check-in. It is fantastic!

Walt Disney World Swan Resort - Renovated Room and Bed

In addition to the views, the newly renovated Swan rooms also feature all-new furniture, HD televisions (my alcove suite had two!), extra power outlets including USB plugs, a coffee maker with Starbucks coffee (!!) and a mini-refrigerator too.

I was traveling solo this trip (woohoo!) and loved having a large couch and table space to spread out. I was even more surprised when I realized that the couch pulled out into a bed. This room could easily fit four to five people– comfortably!

Swan Hotel Alcove Suite Sitting area

I last stayed at the Swan and Dolphin back in 2013 and to compare the ‘old’ rooms to the ‘new’ rooms is just incredible. There’s truly no comparison — the new look features a relaxing color palette with blues, whites and tan colors – making it a calming ‘home away from home’.

This picture below shows the difference between the two. New room on the left and the old room is on the right. Such a welcome change — the new redesign feels more elegant and relaxing to me.Swan Renovations Collage

The Westin Heavenly bed completes the room with a pillow-top mattress set, a down comforter and tons of pillows. There’s just something magical about laying in bed and seeing Spaceship Earth out your window.

Another great addition to the room – USB plugs in the lamps on the nightstand! I’m a tech girl that travels with numerous devices, cameras, chargers and more. The room is filled with wall plugs and the USB ports were a nice surprise too.

Swan Hotel - View of Epcot

The new look of the Swan rooms is refreshing, relaxing and the perfect retreat after a busy day at the Disney parks. I hope to return soon with my family and experience the fun activities around the resort with them too.

Learn More about the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

To book your stay at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, go to www.

For the latest news, visit the Swan and Dolphin Resort Facebook page, follow them on Twitter at @SwanDolphin and on Instagram at @SwanDolphin.

Have you visited the Swan and Dolphin Resort? 


**  My accommodations and meals were provided by the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Thoughts and opinions here are my own. ** 


  • Lisa B

    Hello! Thank you for this review! Can you kindly tell me why room 743 is recommended? Thanks!!

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