Topped by 2 giant swans, the aptly named Walt Disney World Swan in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., is a massive resort stocked with endless amenities and convenient guest services. Guests can take a short riverboat ride from the hotel to Disney's Hollywood Studios™, Epcot® and Disney's Boardwalk entertainment area. A short walk across the street lands guests at Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf, where even the smallest guests can putt with small plastic clubs.
The hotel shares recreational activities with Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, including a swimming complex suitably coined The Grotto. This 3-acre water playground is complete with waterfalls, slides, water volleyball, and spa tubs. Active guests can enjoy 4 tennis courts, a basketball court, and a jogging path. Guests can paddle along Crescent Lake, or play volleyball on the hotel's private, white-sand beach. Horse riding, a boat launch, and fishing are nearby.
The hotel also features enormous convention facilities, a conference center, and exhibit space. 84 meeting rooms of assorted sizes total 329,000 square feet of available space. The property offers various gift shops and a children's camp with arts and crafts, movies and video games. Free babysitting and childcare services can be arranged. Dining options include the Garden Grove Café, traditional Italian fare at Il Mulino New York Trattoria, and Japanese sushi at Kimonos. For lighter fare, guests can visit the poolside café, Splash Grill.
Convenient amenities include complimentary theme park shuttles, computer rentals, ATM, laundry facilities, valet parking (surcharge), concierge services, and currency exchange.
Sophisticated guestrooms, designed by renowned architect Michael Graves, include views of the resort, Crescent Lake or the pools. All rooms measure 340 square feet (31 square meters). Guests appreciate wireless Internet access (included in the resort fee), refrigerators, and in-room safes. Westin Heavenly beds feature down blankets and pillowtop mattresses.