Newest WDW Marriott Hotel — WDW Swan Reserve, Courtesy of Marriott

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 ReserveWDW DophinWDW Swan
Hotel GroupAutograph CollectionSheratonWestin
Hotel CategoryCategory 6Category 6Category 6
Bonvoy Points to Stay36,000 – 60,00036,000 – 60,00036,000 – 60,000
Guest Rating of HotelNA3.84.0
Best Value in 2021Sept 1-20Aug 20-29Aug 20-29
Using Bonvoy Points282k points244k points244k points
Using Credit Card$1903$1619$1712

Currently, you cannot reserve any of these hotels using MVC points.

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