Swan vs Moderate

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by blackacex2, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. LexiC123

    LexiC123 DIS Veteran

    Feb 5, 2009
    Actually, yes you can, as long as you're not checking out the next day. Just as with Disney resorts, packages sent back from the parks can be picked up in the gift shops of each hotel.
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  3. ABZDisneyFan

    ABZDisneyFan Mouseketeer

    Nov 11, 2011
    We spent 10 nights at the Swan last November & despite initial misgivings when we arrived (We had just spent 4 nights in a 5 star property in Miami) we ended up really enjoying our stay.
    As previously mentioned on this thread, the ability to walk to two parks, & the Boardwalk is fantastic.
    We found the transport options to be really good with the boats to Epcot & DHS great if we didn't fancy walking, we also got a real kick out of walking to Epcot & then jumping on a mono rail to the Magic Kingdom.
    The hotel itself is actually really nice & the Italian restaurant is a great place to grab a beer or a pizza in the bar area if you don't fancy the full on dining experience.
    The staff were great, very friendly & helpful & yes the bed was fantastic.
    The Dolphin is literally a two minute walk away if you fancy that.
    We will definitely stay at the Swan again.
  4. Missyrose

    Missyrose DIS Veteran

    Jan 18, 2009
    Oh, my bad, I was given some bad info a few months ago. Thanks for the correction!
  5. cjsm&d

    cjsm&d DIS Veteran

    Jan 31, 2010
    The walk to the pool from the Dolphin can be really short or very long due to the size of the resort.

    Not too long a walk from anywhere in the Swan, though not as short as the closest rooms at Dolphin.

    Some rooms at YC have really long walks to the elevators!
  6. ckelly14

    ckelly14 Lurker

    May 23, 2010
    Yes, there is a refillable mug at the S/D that was about $13 last weekend and included refillable coffee and soda. Hard to get to the cafeteria from the swan however (located 1st floor of the dolphin)

    I have been to the dolphin and swan about 6 times in the last 6 years (usually on points for free). Although the added fees have been quite frustrating for a long time Starwood supporter, I can usually get the resort fee waived as part of my gold status gift.

    Another vote for the S/D. Just the dining choices blow away any moderate. BluZoo is excellent, but even better on a corporate account!
  7. SA mom

    SA mom DIS Veteran

    Apr 15, 2012
    The Swan is awesome. The beds are truly heavenly and the resort is spotless.
  8. nessz79

    nessz79 DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2007
    Given the choice, I would pick Swan. We have stayed at CBR and the Dolphin, and the Dolphin is definitely a better experience. I never understand why it gets bad reviews. It's a Deluxe for a moderate price and it's in the Boardwalk area that you will be staying in when you're finished. Beautiful grounds and hotel.
  9. RapunzelsGoodMom

    RapunzelsGoodMom Mouseketeer

    Sep 13, 2012
    Hate to play the role of "voice of wife" but it really doesn't matter what you do! Use your freebie nights right now and do the split with the BWI..... or do the GF as a split. Your wife is gonna start begging you to go back as soon as you get home so you'll also get a chance in a few months to use those Starwood points! Hahahaha! Use 'em now or use 'em later!
  10. jperrot1

    jperrot1 Fantasmic

    Sep 2, 2011
    I stayed at the Swan August 2011 and I loved it. My wife felt it wasn"t "disney" enough but I though it felt Disney. The location is very close to your Boardwalk Hotel so it will be easy to transfer over when it is time. I would pick Swan over any moderate because it is more upscale.
  11. butternut

    butternut Earning My Ears

    Jul 9, 2012
    Agree!! No comparison. S/D is much more upscale then any moderate. Beautiful grounds ,spacious rooms and location is awesome! I would never stay in a moderate again since i stayed at S/D,and i have stayed at quite a few moderates and that's just what they are. Just my personnel opinion but choose whatever makes you comfortable.You are nonetheless still in the happiest place on earth!!!

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