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Walt Disney World Dolphin

4 stars
View map of 1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard, 1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
52 reviews
Awesome family trip

Great amenities and lovely environment. Food was great and staff was friendly...Pool was nice and... See full review

  • karen d.
  • Jun 30, 2015
anniversary celebration

This was our first time staying at the Dolphin and I have to say it was Awesome. From the moment we... See full review

  • Charleston Lover
  • Jun 14, 2015

The Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida has a striking architectural design, blending modern styling and Renaissance elegance, capped with a pair of giant rooftop dolphin statues. A nine-story cascading outdoor fountain has water flowing through five giant seashells into a 54-foot clam shell. Guest rooms are located in a 27-story pyramid-shaped building with a tower consisting of four nine-story wings. The interior has dramatic chandeliers, a large dolphin-themed fountain and a contemporary art collection. The Deluxe Resort sits on Crescent Lake, which boasts a white sand beach.

Highlights

The Dolphin Hotel has two fine-dining restaurants: Shula’s Steak House and Todd English’s Blue Zoo. For casual dining, guests can choose between the Cabana Bar and Beach Club, the Fresh Mediterranean Market and The Fountain. Epcot is accessible via a water taxi on the lake or a bus. Visitors can also reach the park via numerous paths with tropical landscaping. After Epcot, Hollywood Studios is the next closest theme park to the hotel. There are five pools, and the largest is a 3-acre grotto pool with rock caves and waterfalls. Visitors have a wide option of outdoor activities as well, including tennis and jogging. Guests can exercise at the Dolphin Health Club and unwind at the full-service Mandara Spa. 

Fees
  • Mandatory resort fee is $25 USD, inclusive of unlimited high-speed Internet access, two bottles of water daily, unlimited access to full-service health clubs, unlimited domestic long distance and local phone calls, sports equipment, access to lighted courts and seasonal pool and recreational activities.
  • Rollaway bed is available at $25 USD per night.
  • The following parking fees apply: non-registered guest (those who are visiting the hotel to use facilities and services but are not staying overnight) $26 USD for each exit (valet parking); and registered guest, and $26 USD plus tax per day (valet parking).
  • Self-parking (daily rate) is $18 USD inclusive of tax. Overnight self-parking is $18 USD plus tax.
Policies
  • The hotel’s rooms do not have microwave oven. Visitors who need to reheat their food can contact the hotel’s room service, and they will assist you for a nominal fee. For guests who have special needs requiring a microwave, please contact the front desk.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Hotel Map

28.3654 -81.5585
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
Orlando International Airport, (MCO), 45.06, KM;
Area description
Resort, Resort

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Walt Disney World Dolphin

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
52 out of 52
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dauda G. Levin
Family
N/A
Nov 3, 2015

Awesome and wonderful, the family feel great and happy. I look forward to next summer visit

It was a wonderful experience that will remain indelible,the family were full of joy and great through our stay . We look forward to next summer break

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Edward K.
Family
N/A
Oct 15, 2015

Trip.

Older hotel. Room had a moldy smell--for the $$ Nice location though

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
karen d.
Family
N/A
Jun 30, 2015

Awesome family trip

Great amenities and lovely environment. Food was great and staff was friendly...Pool was nice and they had great activities for the kids

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Charleston Lover
Couples
N/A
Jun 14, 2015

anniversary celebration

This was our first time staying at the Dolphin and I have to say it was Awesome. From the moment we checked in Amber went above and beyond to make our 32nd wedding anniversary special. The hotel and grounds were immaculate. You would think with 2000 plus rooms they would fall short somewhere, but it didn't happen!! Thank you again Amber and hope to see you next year!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Carrie O.
Friends
chadwicks
Jun 4, 2015

Great!

Love the location. Only non disney resort with all of the same access as a Disney resort!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Yuen Lam K.
Couples
Everett
May 21, 2015

Nice trip

The overall experience is good, but hot water wasn't available for one day when i was staying there. The front desk staff gave me 50 dollars credits. Another problem was that it took long time to wait for the front desk staffs to pick up the call. I was totally wet and cold because the water suddenly out while i was talking shower. I hope this is not going to happen again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Harry R.
Family
Carolina
May 1, 2015

Awesome family trip vacation

The hotel was very nice. i could access all disney parks by boat or bus. Excellent hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Judith F.
Family
N/A
Feb 20, 2015

awesome mother son trip

I had a great time with my 17 Year old son! The hotel location was perfect. It was located within walking distance to Epcot and the Disney Boardwalk. The staff was pleasant and the room had everything we needed. Even though it was cool out we tried out a couple of the gorgeous outdoor pools and whirlpools. Although I wish that all the pools were heated instead of just one. It would also be great if they have an indoor pool for cooler weather. I also don't think that they should have around a $25 a day amenities fee for a bottle of water per person in the room and a health club. That is quite steep ecspecially if one doesn't use the health club everyday. The Mandarin Spa is located in the building, which is very nice. We both had massages, they also have a massage for teens which costs a bit less. Unfortunately the spa is under construction, so the spa locker rooms and sauna were not available. Overall I am very glad that we chose this hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Carolina C.
Family
N/A
Feb 17, 2015

Awesome trip

Nice time! Webhad a lot of fun and it was right next to the parks. We had free transportation and the hotel had a lot of restaurants to dine in. The boardwalk was right next to it and it was fun

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Craig M.
Friends
N/A
Jan 25, 2015

Vacation

It met all of our requirements and I would return to this hotel again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

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