A large glassy building on the edge of Lake Buena Vista is home to Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. This refined oasis is a haven from the busy parks but conveniently close – it’s walkable to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

After experiencing the joys (and total sensory overload) of the Walt Disney World theme parks, it’s good to have a place to retreat to for some R&R. Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, part of Marriott’s rather classy Autograph Collection Hotels, fits the bill nicely. A perk of this hotel is that there’s complimentary transport to the Walt Disney World parks. And after long days of theme park fun in Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World Swan Reserve is just a short stroll back to base. Plus, as an official Walt Disney World resort hotel, there’s access to exclusive extras, such as early entry and extended evening hours in the parks. There’s an outdoor pool and a decadent spa for downtime in between adventures. And if you didn’t stop for dinner in the parks, then four restaurants spoil you for choice – along with the other numerous options in the neighbouring Walt Disney World Swan Resort and Dolphin Resort. The 349 guestrooms are well-appointed with smart and modern furnishings. If you spoil yourself with an upgrade, some suites have views of the Epcot fireworks.

Locally Paid Fees & Taxes: Expect to pay approximately $35 per room per night for hotel resort fees and local taxes.

4.5 stars
Orlando

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  • Orlando
  • 4 Star

A calming, tropical-themed oasis in the heart of Universal Orlando, this resort will soothe visitors with its lush landscaping, sparkling lagoon-style pool, and sandy beach.

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  • Orlando
  • 4.5 Star

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is a serene and romantic refuge from the frenzy of the theme parks. Awash with cobblestones, cafés and old-world charm, it transports families, friends and couples away from Orlando and into the Italian seafront village of Portofino.

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  • Orlando
  • 4.5 Star

Guests can savour exotic food and spend the day sipping cocktails poolside as they unwind at this Polynesian-style haven. Shimmering waterfalls, swaying palm trees, and colourful orchids make this hotel the perfect antidote to riding rollercoasters at Universal Orlando’s thrilling theme parks.

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  • Orlando
  • 4.5 Star

It may be only minutes from Walt Disney World, but it’s guaranteed that guests will want to make time for this 1,500-acre property’s bedazzlement of amenities and activities, including a beach-fringed lake, lagoon-style pool, golf course, tennis courts, and spa.

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  • Orlando
  • 4.5 Star

World-class golf, a huge pool complex with a lazy river and wave machine, and fantastic dining options are enough to keep anyone occupied for long lengths of time. But this grand resort combines all that with close proximity to Orlando’s famed theme parks.

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  • Orlando
  • 3.5 Star

You can walk to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot from Walt Disney World Swan Resort, making this an easy choice if you’re in Florida to take on the theme parks. The enormous pool and selection of restaurants are the cherries on the cake.