PHOTO - First look at the newly renovated Grand Deluxe Guest Rooms at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

Oct 15, 2014 in "Walt Disney World Swan Resort"

Posted: Wednesday October 15, 2014 11:51am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Newly renovated Grand Deluxe Guest Rooms are now available at the Walt Disney World Swan - part of the biggest renovation project in the hotel's 25 year history.

The new rooms feature a completely renovated interior of whites, blues and grays, with upgraded furniture, chrome fixtures and all of the latest technology including large HD TVs.

The famous Westin Heavenly Bed remains the centerpiece of the room - with its all-white custom-designed pillow-top mattress set, cozy down blanket, a trio of crisp sheets, goose down comforter and four over-stuffed pillows.

The design continues into the completely new bathroom where guests can enjoy two separate vanities and a back-lit mirror mounted on iridescent glass tiles.

The newly renovated Grand Deluxe Guest rooms are now available for booking at the Walt Disney World Swan hotel, with approximately 500 of the 756 rooms expected to be completed by the end of 2014. Beginning in 2015, a similar renovation project will begin at the Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel.

Visit the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin website to check availability and to make reservations.

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HollyADOct 20, 2014

These rooms are well overdue for this update. We stayed for one night in April. The location is excellent! However, the bathrooms were very outdated and showed a lot of wear and tear. Rooms were okay but in need of some work. So happy to see that this is finally happening.

BigTxEarsOct 20, 2014

Agree. The location ain't bad either :) Those new rooms are a bit plain for my taste but there are so many types of rooms at WDW they will be very popular for some guest. Variety is a great thing at WDW.

danlb_2000Oct 19, 2014

Personally I think the hotels and surrounding are are just beautiful..

WDW_JonOct 19, 2014

They may not be to everyone's taste but they look a lot better than the generic buildings popping up everywhere else that are 'disneyfied' resort hotels... Standard hotel plus a 3 storey nemo character and it's better.... Don't think so

Mouse_TrapOct 18, 2014

That's probably because it's not a Disney hotel........ Besides that, I have always considered both hotels an eyesore. Now I know Disney didn't design them, but they sure had to approve the designs.....what were they thinking.

epcotisbestOct 18, 2014

Yeah, but...but...I got nothing.

KingdomofDreamsOct 18, 2014

The Swan/Dolphin were never really on my radar, but these rooms look quite nice and the location is great. After seeing the 2015 Disney Resort room rates, we might give this hotel a try next trip. We've always stayed AKL and love it, but $320/$342 a night for a standard view room ($429/$457 for Savannah view) in VALUE season is beyond ridiculous.

WDW_JonOct 18, 2014

May just be me, but all the stuff about not feeling like disney? You are as close to 2 of the parks as anywhere on property as well as the boardwalk and 3 other 'disneyfied' hotels... It's an amazing option for the location and price... Comfortable beds and good pool area... What else do you do in a hotel!? May just be me but I can get to sleep just fine without mickey carpet and interactive wall art!

wdwmagicOct 18, 2014

I've contacted the Swan to find out about this, I will update when I find out.

danlb_2000Oct 18, 2014

I would definitely recommend checking them out. We have stayed at them a couple time and love the convenience of the location and getting deluxe level amenities at a price close to that of a moderate.

Hockey89Oct 17, 2014

Don't.... Just stayed there and it just doesn't have Disney feel at all.... I been going for 30 years and blah...

DVCPlutoOct 15, 2014

It mentions that 500 out of the 756 are getting the renovation ... do the other 256 rooms stay in the original decor - sort of like a time vault? Tomorrow's retro rooms?

The Magical Genie 123Oct 15, 2014

These new rooms look great to me! I have actually never stayed here, but I'm seriously considering it for my next trip!

WDW_JonOct 15, 2014

Look good to me... like someone said, don't need themed rooms everywhere, it's a good option in my opinion. We always stay at the dolphin and will be again next October... Hope they are all done in there by then!? What do you think?