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While a boutique hotel tends to be on the smaller side, the Disney World Swan Reserve is anything but, soaring beautifully over the skyline with its unique design and structure.
What does fit with the boutique feeling is the distinctive style and décor used within the Swan Reserve, which sets it apart from its sisters. The Swan Reserve also brings more suite and family-style options to Disney World, while maintaining that upscale feel.
The Swan Reserve at Disney World should have opened in September 2021, but building delays pushed back the completion. However, the Swan Reserve finally opened in November 2021!
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Walt Disney World Swan Reserve – Overview
The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve provides guests with the luxuries of the Mediterranean in a sleek and modern way, while keeping with the look of the other two resorts in its area.
The geometric pattern on the outside of the building includes shades of blue mixed with the teals and earth tones of the other two resorts. A new pool nestles into the shade of the building and the surrounding trees, creating an idyllic tranquil oasis.
Fourteen stories, the Swan Reserve soars towards the sky, easy to spot from several places within Disney World.
With 350 guest rooms, 150 of which are unique suites, guests have the guarantee of a comfortable and relaxing vacation that is also tailor made to meet their needs.
One of our favorite additions is the junior suite, made for a comfortable trip for two or a small family.
Swan Reserve guests have the chance to use all the amenities of the Swan & Dolphin, while bring its own new features to the table.
On top of a fabulous Mediterranean-themed restaurant, the Swan Reserve has a rooftop event space, two new ballrooms and twelve meeting rooms, a business center, and outdoor event space.
Already known for its weddings, the Swan & Dolphin area further solidified its standings as one of the popular event locations at Walt Disney World.
Walt Disney World Swan Reserve Rooms & Accommodations
One of the biggest draws of this resort, aside from the atmosphere, are the new room and suite options at the Swan Reserve.
The idea here was to build on the popularity of the family rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation, Disney’s All-Star Resorts, and other local resort chains.
Many of the rooms and suites at the Swan Reserve have more space and amenities great for family use, or just to give yourself that little taste of luxury in a larger room.
These are the smallest of the suite options in the Swan & Dolphin area, housing two adults and two children between a king bed and a sofa bed.
However, with between 425 and 590 square feet, many of the junior suites are larger than even the family rooms at the Dolphin or the Swan.
The bathrooms in the junior suites feature a glass-wall shower, overhead rain shower, and a shower wand for the ultimate relaxing shower experience.
Think of this suite like many of the non-DVC one-bedroom suites seen throughout Disney World. Swan Reserve guests choose between two queen beds or one king bed, both options in a separate bedroom from the sofa bed out in the parlor (living area). Again, this option is perfect for families, as you can separate yourselves from the kids or your traveling companions, giving everyone just a bit more space.
While you don’t have a true kitchen, the signature suites have a mini-fridge and a large table that seats six. You can definitely have breakfast here in the room, or carry food up to eat in your own private space. It’s those extra touches that can go a long way in speeding up your morning – or putting money back in your pocket.
Similar to the Signature Suites, these suites have a king bed in a separate bedroom and sofa bed in the living area. Chairman Suites also have all the same amenities as a Signature Suite; what sets them apart is the larger amount of space in a Chairman Suite. With 915 square feet, you’re going to feel like you’re in a small apartment rather than a hotel room!
Like the Swan and Dolphin hotels, the Swan Reserve has Presidential Suites for those looking to live in the lap of luxury while in Disney World. These suites have two bedrooms, a sofa bed in the living area, a wet bar, large conference table, kitchen area, and even a service entrance should you have an in-room catered meal. While you’re definitely going to pay the big bucks for these suites, they are nice for large groups or families, especially if you want to house everyone all in the same place.
Here’s a look inside a Presidential Suite at the Swan, just to give you an idea of the layout:
Amare – Exclusive Dining at the Disney World Swan Reserve
Even though guests can still take advantage of the dining experiences at the Swan & Dolphin resorts, the Swan Reserve brings its own delicious option to the table.
While we don’t have an official menu yet, the Marriott website tells us that Amare has a Mediterranean theme, complete with a light and airy atmosphere. Beautiful sandy tones, natural woods, and blue accents fit the island vibes of the Swan & Dolphin in a sophisticated way while complementing the Mediterranean menu.
An open concept restaurant, Amare offers different seating options, varying from standard tables to cozy booths, with lounge spaces in between. Amare also features a full bar, meaning a whole host of new cocktails for us to enjoy. The gorgeous nature of this space makes it perfect for a romantic evening, special occasion dinner, or even a reception.
Conclusions – Current Thoughts on the Swan Reserve
To start, we are so excited for this addition to the Swan & Dolphin area!
It’s already in such a great location, bring nearly 400 more rooms into the space means more opportunities for guests.
This also means more chances for Marriott Bonvoy members to take advantage of their points and benefits, not to mention the special deals Marriott gives groups likes teachers and frontline workers.
The look is also fantastic, which is ideal for a resort in such a visible spot. The Swan Reserve maintains the Disney World feel that was so important when building the original two resorts, rather than a “box hotel” style. There are plenty of creative landscaping features to provide privacy at the pool and outdoor areas without expanding too far into other spaces outside the resort.
The only downsides we can see right now are that the Swan Reserve might bring more traffic to an already congested section of Disney World…and the fact that it’s not yet open!
In short, we’re looking forward to a time when we can really get a good look inside the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, and give you all the ins and outs.
Grace Hoyos, Staff Writer
Grace is a life-long lover of all things Disney, particularly the parks at Walt Disney World. She is also an avid Disney Cruise Line enthusiast who regularly dreams of the white sands of Castaway Cay. Grace loves the fact that her Disney trips give her time to spend with her family, enjoy incredible food, and try new experiences.