Marriott has announced a new hotel that will be opening later this summer. It is called the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve — not to be confused with the WDW Swan or the WDW Dophin. It is part of the Autograph Collection and will be a Category 6 property. Marriott claims it opens July 2021, but in looking for reservations, there wasn’t anything unavailable before Sept. 1, 2021. The first 3 weeks are the lowest prices, and then they increase to be more than the other two hotels previously mentioned.
Since my last post regarding the purchase of WDW tickets using points (in case you didn’t read it, don’t do it!), I had a lot of DM’s asking questions about WDW opportunities. I prepared a chart below comparing the 3 Marriott hotels at WDW. This list does not include the MVC properties, or any hotels that you need to drive to the parks. These three properties within WDW, are within walking distance, boat ride, or free shuttles, depending on which park you are going to. They also participate in Disney benefits such as on-site character meals, early hour access (if they ever return to this), etc. If any of you want the Disney hotel experience at WDW and stay in a Marriott hotel to do it, you will want to check out this chart carefully.
|WDW Swan Reserve||WDW Dophin||WDW Swan|
|Hotel Group||Autograph Collection||Sheraton||Westin|
|Hotel Category||Category 6||Category 6||Category 6|
|Bonvoy Points to Stay||36,000 – 60,000||36,000 – 60,000||36,000 – 60,000|
|Guest Rating of Hotel||NA||3.8||4.0|
|Best Value in 2021||Sept 1-20||Aug 20-29||Aug 20-29|
|Using Bonvoy Points||282k points||244k points||244k points|
|Using Credit Card||$1903||$1619||$1712|
Currently, you cannot reserve any of these hotels using MVC points.