Swan and Dolphin

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by MightyDuck001, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. MightyDuck001

    MightyDuck001 DIS Veteran

    Oct 28, 2009
    I've never stayed there but I'm looking for a more affordable alternative for the last weekend of Food & Wine than Beach Club, Yacht Club, Boardwalk. I know they're not Disney, so what's the deal?

    There's no magical express but is there another option for free transportation from MCO to the hotel? What kinds of discounts do they usually offer if any? The thing that really bothers me is the $14 a day resort services fee, for some reason that was a total turn off.
  2. kandb

    kandb DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2006
    There is no free transportation to/from MCO. You can rent a car service to/from for around $100. We stayed this past Sept and got AAA rates of around $159/night. It is a great resort and you can get to 2 parks (EP and HS) by boat or walking and can use disney transportation for free. You can't get the dining plan because it is not a disney resort.
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  4. Three cats

    Three cats DIS Veteran

    Aug 13, 2008
    I could be wrong but I think they charge you for parking in addition to the "resort fee". We had looked into staying there as well but all of the fees added up pretty quick and once I caught wind that we'd have to also pay for parking I said forget it.

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  5. michelleiada

    michelleiada DIS Veteran

    May 12, 2006
    We have stayed at the Swan and it was wonderful! Both Swan and Dolphin hotels offer a discount to nurses, teachers, and members of the US Military. They have many restaurants between the two hotels. Food is very good but pricy. You get most of the Disney perks, like extra magic hours, Disney transportation, package delivery from parks. You don't get the Magical Express transport, no dining plan, no "key to the world" card. Rooms were very nice and the "heavenly" beds were so comfy! I would without hesitation stay there again if we were not DVC owners.
  6. Duke&Tree

    Duke&Tree Mouseketeer

    Jun 21, 2008
    We loved the Swan/Dolphin! We did Mears from the airport and stopped at a grocery store to grab some good breakfast food/snacks. That helped to keep our breakfast/snack costs down. It was fun to have someone waiting after our flight with a sign with our names on it :) Being so close to the Boardwalk and Epcot is really wonderful!

    I know they offer a teachers/nurses discount, and I imagine AAA.
  7. mickey2minnie1

    mickey2minnie1 DIS Veteran

    May 26, 2007
    Anyone do the family room? if so, is there room for some groceries. the swan has a table with 4 chairs to eat.

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