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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
4.0
out of 5
531 reviews
Awesome family trip vacation

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

  • Harry R.
  • May 1, 2015
Last-minute disney trip

My girlfriend and I decided to take a last-minute trip to Disney world and we decided to stay at... See full review

  • DMCE
  • Apr 19, 2015
Overview
Just south of the Magic Kingdom, you'll discover a resort that enchants children and grownups alike. Florida hotels promise deluxe accommodations and this remarkable Disney property epitomizes the concept with a stunning architectural exterior opening into a utopia of fountains and green palms.

Find tranquility at the Mandara Spa and indulge in a hot stone massage, then spoil your inner foodie with fine dining at Shula's Steakhouse or the Fresh Mediterranean Market. Finish the day with a Cabana Bar cocktail on pure, white beach sands surrounding the resort's crystal pool.

Key Facts
  • 1,508 guestrooms
  • Three acre water complex – five outdoor pools and bar
  • Health spa
  • Four tennis courts
  • 320,000 sq. ft. meeting space – 98 conference rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beauty services
  • Arcade room
Neighborhood

Ever dreamt of having Walt Disney World right outside your front door? This luxurious resort puts it all within your grasp. Journey into space, learn about conservation with a movie featuring favored Lion King characters and head east or west at the Epcot Center.

You're also close to Disney's Hollywood Studios where you'll get the opportunity to step onto real movie sets, plus see the Muppets in 3D Vision. From Cinderella's Castle to the whirlwind rides at Blizzard Beach water park, be prepared for complete immersion into the world of Disney.

If you're in town for a business convention, conquer the links with colleagues and connections at the Palm Golf Course.

Hints and Tips
  • Complementary shuttle rides make every outing comfortable, although it's an easy walk to the attractions too. When the kids or grandkids tell you they need a break from your company, turn them loose at one of the resort's fun-filled activity centers designed especially for them. In-room childcare is also available, so everyone can enjoy varied itineraries under the same roof.
  • Self-parking (daily rate) is $18 inclusive of tax. Overnight self-parking is $18 plus tax.
  • 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.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Rooms

Standard
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Golf
Game room
Jogging track
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Express check in
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Tour desk
Car rental desk
Porters
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible rooms
Room
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Iron
Smoke detectors

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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

Nearby points of interest

  • Typhoon Lagoon: 1.9 mi

Dining

Splash Grill
When you’re eager to get back in the water, Splash Grill is perfect for a quick lunch of all-American favorites like pizza, sandwiches, burgers, plus ice cream and snacks. Steps from the pool, it’s self-serve with indoor seating, open seasonally.
Picabu
A curious gallery of evocative art and America's favorite foods. Self-service dining and sundries, 24 hours a day.
Splash Terrace
Just steps from our pools and white-sand beach, the Splash Terrace is open seasonally to serve lunch, snacks, and ice cream at comfortable outdoor seating with table service.
Cabana Bar & Grill
Poolside fun with sandwiches, salads, ice-cold beverages, and more. Open seasonally for lunch and snacks.
The Fountain
Sit down in our malt shop and enjoy irresistible homemade ice cream, juicy burgers and golden fries. Open for lunch and dinner.
Garden Grove
With its cheerful Central Park theme and Disney character dining every night and at weekend breakfasts, Garden Grove is perfect for family dining. Enjoy breakfast and dinner buffets and casual à la carte favorites at lunchtime.
Il Mulino New York Trattoria
One of New York City’s most acclaimed Italian restaurants has come to Florida. Chefs and founders Fernando and Gino Masci bring the fresh, wholesome bounty of their authentic Italian cuisine in this dynamic rustic trattoria.
Fresh Mediterranean Market
Savor fresh, made-to-order menu items from our Mediterranean-style market. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Todd English's bluezoo
Enjoy coastal cuisine from Celebrity Chef Todd English, incorporating an innovative selection of fresh seafood in an energetic and vibrant atmosphere.
Shula's Steak House
Shula's serves only the biggest and the best, including Premium Black Angus Beef®, the freshest seafood, and 3-5 lb. live Maine lobsters.

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 / 5
5.01.0
531 out of 531
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Yuen Lam K.
Business
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:

Business

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Melissa G.
Business
N/A
May 17, 2015

Trip Gone Bad

Upon entering the room, found blood / other unidentifiable on towels in bathroom. As it was 2AM and exhausted from travel, went down the following morning to the front desk. Asked that the towels be replaced. Upon coming back to the room that night, not only had the offending towels been left, but the towels used that day had not been replaced. Contacted mgmt. again. Towels were completely replaced at that point. Toilet broke over night - unable to flush. Was very, very disappointed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MJ2915
Business
Jacksonville
May 11, 2015

Quick shopping trip

Nice hotel, but the rooms are definitely older. Room was clean, bed was super comfortable. This hotel is huge but our room was at the very end so running downstairs for a quick bottle of water still took a bit of time. Loved how close it was to the Boardwalk and Epcot!

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

Business

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
William S.
Business
Cleveland
May 7, 2015

Not a disney hotel

While the hotel is on disney property, the staff is not a disney staff and you can not expect the same level of service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Harry R.
Business
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:

Business

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
harvey w.
Business
N/A
Apr 22, 2015

Vacation

Reception polite and efficient. Room dissapointing net curtains dirty bathroom small and tired with old fittings, room service advised us if we wanted milk etc it had to be paid for,beds were not made up properly!! After paying 360 pounds sterling for 2 nights one would expect better. Small coffee area in the lobby run out of food and therefore we could not get a quick breakfast basically a poorly run hotel apart from reception.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DMCE
Business
N/A
Apr 19, 2015

Last-minute disney trip

My girlfriend and I decided to take a last-minute trip to Disney world and we decided to stay at the Dolphin. We had a great experience. Check-in was a breeze, our room was clean, room service was decently priced, and the staff was very friendly. Would definitely come back again.

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

Business

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
2012 Disney traveler
Business
Montclair
Apr 18, 2015

Great long Weekend

First stay at Dolphin. Usually stay at Disney Boardwalk (DVC). The hotel location is excellent and you have access to EPCOT or Hollywood Studios by boat or walking which is great. Pool area is expansive and nice. Being on Disney Property and not having to use a car is always a plus in my book. Will definitely be staying again. You have full use of Disney Buses to Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Downtown Disney and Water Parks. Buses run approx every 20 minutes and it is a fairly quick ride, unlike off site buses that may run 5 or 6 times a day if you are lucky. A few points: 1- You do get access to Extra magic Hours (just like Disney Hotels) 2- Can not charge to your room from Theme Parks 3- No Magical Express (Disney airport transportation) 4- Parking and Resort Fees are added on top of rate. 5- You can rent car at hotel or drop off (National/Alamo). I dropped off car on first day and picked up on last day and avoided daily parking fee (approx $20 a day). This is one of the few hotels that I didn't mind paying a resort fee. Location, location, location

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

Business

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tony
Business
N/A
Apr 15, 2015

Disney family trip

Poor parking service or poor design of the parking area. Not friendly access to it, it doesn't look good to have all those barriers to divide it like that. It feels like if it is in construction - not good at all. Very small rooms and beds. I will recommend it but, I will tell them in advance what to expect.

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

Business

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kelli P.
Business
N/A
Apr 14, 2015

Dolphin

Our stay at the dolphin was very enjoyable. All staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was great.

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

Business

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