Hey there! If you have been around for a while you know my family and I absolutely love Orlando. We probably take at least five trips a year! I'm not talking about theme park trips either. I am talking about relaxing weekends at Orlando's amazing hotel selection!
When we recently got the opportunity to experience Visit Orlando's Magical Nights we were all very excited! Last weekend we spent two nights at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin (we stayed in the Swan building). FYI the Magical Nights promotion has been extended to Oct 17, 2021 if you want to check out this beautiful property at a great price!
When you hear Disney you know it's going to be GOOD! Swan and Dolphin was such a beautiful hotel. The property is huge but not in an overwhelming way. Everything from the manicured landscape to the multiple pools and assortment of dining/bars was spot on. I'm going to take you through a quick recap of our wonderful stay!
We checked in on Friday after such a great day spent at SeaWorld Orlando. Check in was a complete breeze. Our room was clean, modern and fresh. Obviously room decor and design is important to me! I loved the crisp whites and calming blues used throughout. The bathroom was also the perfect set up with two vanities! When you're traveling with your family and everyone is taking turns showering that second vanity outside the bathroom is KEY! We also got a great balcony with spectacular views! I highly recommend requesting a balcony with the Epcot fireworks view!! It made for a little more Disney magic each evening!
Personally for my family a huge perk of the location was that the Disney Boardwalk was right there!! We actually spent both nights hanging out on the Boardwalk either before or after dinner. It has something for everyone in the family. Dining, margaritas, Boardwalk games, ice cream...you name it! Elton won the girls two large stuffed animals playing games while momma watched sipping her margarita! It was so nice to have options like this without ever having to get in the car and leave the property. (Another perk is the ferry ride to Hollywood Studios and Epcot).
Saturday morning after grabbing some breakfast at Garden Grove ( literally a "fairytale like" restaurant pictured below) we walked all around the property. We even took a free ride on the Disney Skyliner which was pretty cool!
Afterward we relaxed lounging by the pool. There were multiple pools to choose from. My girls picked the large waterfall pool and I am pretty sure they went down the water slide about 100 times that afternoon. There is so much to see and do by the pools. We took the famous Swan paddle boat out on the lake and played on the beach too. It was the perfect mix of fun and relaxation.
We were all so impressed with Swan Dolphin and see ourselves comming back again to take advantage of the location to Epcot! I do not have any negative feedback about the weekend! The hotel was clean and had sanitizer for you everywhere! The employees were all extremely nice and helpful. We never felt like we were in a crowded area and masks were always worn inside the hotel. The food and drinks were delicious, and the location is superb. Honestly what more could you ask for?! It seems a lot of you agree and have mentioned to me you have been comming here for years! I'm happy that now I'm in on the secret!!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget you can view our weekend by watching my Instagram story highlight "Orlando".