1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome both old friends and new to the all new Walt Disney Secrets :-D Please take a moment to say hi

swan and dolphin

Discussion in 'Resorts, Hotels, DVC, Villas' started by disneymom, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. disneymom
    Offline

    disneymom Imagineer

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    862
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Hi - just reading their web pages and they seem to have a beach but are not disney hotels? how does that work out? can you still use all the disney features
  2. foreverducky
    Offline

    foreverducky Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,327
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    United States
    i think the only thing you can't do is charge to the room

    i stayed at the dolphin and took advantage of EMH and having my packages brought back to the resort.
  3. keith
    Online

    keith Camera nut Staff Member Administrator Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    19,258
    Likes Received:
    368
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    yep pretty much it... cant charge to room but more seriously perhaps, can't use Disney Magicall Express either :(
  4. Johnie
    Offline

    Johnie Budget Queen Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    16,223
    Likes Received:
    274
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Virginia
    You also have to pay for parking if you have a car. But they are beautiful hotels and you cannot beat the location!
  5. foreverducky
    Offline

    foreverducky Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,327
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    United States
    If i had to do it all over again I would go with the Swan, but that's just me.

    And yes, you can't beat the location, we walked to MGM (or DHS) and Epcot. It was fantastic.
  6. Rosie0610
    Offline

    Rosie0610 Imagineer

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    838
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Western NY
    I love love the Swan and Dolphin! But they beach is similar to the WDW beaches as you cannot go in the water. But the sand is very lovely and white and clean :)

    I didn't miss any of the "Disney" feel while staying there but I didn't at the time have any kids. The Swan and Dolphin are a good compromise for me and DH as I like WDW and he doesn't care for all the kiddy stuff everywhere. You can't beat the price of these 2 hotels for the location either!
  7. Taja
    Offline

    Taja Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    2,940
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    No DME, DDP or room charging in the parks, DTD or other resorts. And no Disney wake-up calls--which I certainly wouldn't mind, since the advent of the Stitch wake-up call! :lol:

    They're terrific hotels, though. Just don't expect the Disney flavour.
  8. Tink
    Offline

    Tink Cead Mille Failte! Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    25,875
    Likes Received:
    392
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    15 minutes (or so) North of WDW
    They do have a wonderful pool area, nearly as elaborate as the Beach Club's. :yes: There are many nice places to dine, too. The two hotels have nearly every cuisine you can imagine!
  9. MinnieMouse
    Offline

    MinnieMouse Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    They are both very nice hotels.

    We have stayed in the Dolphin a couple of times. The first time we stayed we had a spacious room. The beds are called heavenly and they so live up to their name.

    The hotels are located between Epcot and Hollywood studios and both can be reached by boat. If you are energetic you can also use the walkway. We found the walkway particularly handy after watching fantasmic as there was a huge queue for the boat back to the hotel.


    They have nice restaurants like Shulas and Bluezoo and also Picabu which is a quick counter service place which also has groceries.


    At Christmas time there are tree lighting ceremonies on selected nights and you can also meet Santa. They also have a piano player. You can sit and relax with your drink and listen to the soothing music which you need after a long day at the park.

    As they are not disney hotels they dont have the disney theming. However, they are still well presented. :p015:
  10. foreverducky
    Offline

    foreverducky Addicted to Mickey

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,327
    Likes Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    United States
    I missed the disney theming but that's just me.

Share This Page