Credit Card Bonus: 2 Free Nights at Swan & Dolphin

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The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless credit card has a sign-up bonus that will get you two free nights at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. This could save you up to $700 on your vacation.

The card earns 100,000 Marriott points after you spend $5,000 in the first three months. Both the Swan and Dolphin cost 50,000 points night.

  • Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card: 100,000 point sign up bonus
  • Swan and Dolphin: 50,0000 points per night

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin

If you want to use hotel points and still remain in the bubble at Disney World, this is your option. Located right on Crescent Lake between Epcot and Hollywood Studios, you won’t find a better location.

The Swan is actually a Westin hotel and the Dolphin is a Sheraton, both owned by Marriott. Westin’s are generally a half-step nicer than Sheraton’s and the prices reflect as much. Average prices after taxes and resort fees at the Swan are about $350 a night and about $250 a night at the Dolphin.

  • Swan (Westin) – $350 a night on average
  • Dolphin (Sheraton) – $250 a night on average

The resorts are more comparable than the price might suggest. The biggest difference is probably in your bed options when you’re using points. You can get a King or 2 Doubles at the Dolphin, or you can get a King or 2 Queens at the Swan. For families, 2 Doubles at the Dolphin might be a bit cramped.

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card

In addition to the 100,000 points, you’ll earn after spending $5,000 in the first three months, you’ll earn six points per dollar spent at Marriott hotels and two points per dollar on everything else. To give you an idea of what that’s worth, you’re earning about 4.5% at Marriott hotels and 1.5% on all other purchases (based on the value of the points).

  • 6 points per dollar spent at Marriott
  • 2 points per dollar on everything else

Starting at the end of your first year, the $95 annual fee earns you a free night each year at hotels that cost 35,000 points a night or less. We’ve got a list of our favorite options HERE. Used well, it’s worth up to $300.

  • Free night each year with your annual fee

Finally, when you use Marriott points, the 5th night is always free. This is particularly helpful for Disney vacations and one of the reasons we recommend the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless credit card.

Mark writes for Points to Neverland, a website dedicated to providing the tips and tricks of using credit card rewards to save on Disney vacations. He starts every Disney vacation at Living with the Land, a long-standing family tradition.

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