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Walt Disney World Dolphin

4 stars
1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
446 reviews
Great Getaway

The Dolphin is really close to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. You can walk to either park in about 15... See full review

  • GenXGem
  • Sep 3, 2014
Perfect hotel for everyone

Had an amazing time the hotel was perfect locación and perfect rooms .. See full review

  • vancouverlover
  • Jul 30, 2014
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.


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

Traditional
Description not provided

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Children's activities
Game room
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Express check in
Multilingual
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
Gift shop
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
FREE transportation
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
Cribs available
Iron
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

28.3654 -81.5585
Area served
Cypress Gardens, Daytona Beach, Kissimmee, Orlando, St Cloud, Sanford, Winter Park, Winter Haven
Nearby airports
Orlando International Airport, (MCO), 18.00, MI;
Area description
Resort

Nearby points of interest

  • Typhoon Lagoon: 1.9 mi

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.

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Guest Reviews (446)

Ratings and reviews for Walt Disney World Dolphin

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
446 out of 446
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.7

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ashleytmoran
Boston, ma
Sep 16, 2014

great stay overall

My boyfriend and I had a great experience at the dolphin hotel. The hotel is big, had multiple pools & is in walking distance to the boardwalk. The only downsides being that the room smelled musty and also, probably a misunderstanding on my part, but the airport shuttle is not complimentary. Otherwise, great overall experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beach Bum101
Tampa, Florida
Sep 16, 2014

Girls weekend

Location is the best especially if you want to party on the boardwalk or drink around the world in Epcot

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GenXGem
Saint Paul, MN
Sep 3, 2014

Great Getaway

The Dolphin is really close to EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. You can walk to either park in about 15 min or take a 25 min boat ride. We loved getting free bottled water in our room every day. Also, if you participate in their green program and forego service to your room (bed/towels) you get a $5 voucher or 500 starwood points. We used our voucher to purchase bananas and water for breakfasts and it was awesome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

You do not get Magical Express or Magic Bands at this hotel. However, if you have theme park tickets, you will get a card in lieu of a band. If you want to purchase a magic band, you can do that for around $12 ea but it will only work for admission and fast pass - not for charging dining or purchases.

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ding Bat
Boston, MA
Sep 2, 2014

Best value

Pros: Beautiful grounds and pools Great location next to Disney board walk and Epcot Beautiful lobby and restaurants Complimentary transportation to Disney via bus and boats Quiet rooms, comfy beds, cold ac Cons: Room amenities were limited Rooms could have been updated with newer furnishings Dining was a bit expensive Parts of hotel seemed a bit old Pool became crowded quickly and loud at times with screaming kids Overall great place to stay. Stunning architecture and landscape with usual amenities. Nothing above and beyond, but great place especially for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Moe1
Detroit, mi
Sep 1, 2014

Not bad for the location

Perfect location for Walt Disney world very convenient. Don't plan on eating at the hotel food is very expensive they use very poor quality of food for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brian Tampa
Florida
Aug 18, 2014

Remember the hidden fees

While the amenities and location were ideal, it is important to remember that with any Disney hotel, there are quite a few fees that are attached to your bill that you may not include in your budget when booking. Although you may think you're getting a room for a discounted price, expect anywhere from $50 - $200 in extra fees based on the duration of your stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
disney fanatic 2
Sacramento, ca
Aug 14, 2014

vacation

Staff very helpful and courteous. Limited family restaurants on property. Room's bathroom was rather small and cramped. Room was quiet and clean. Numerous and spaceous elevators allowed easy access to our rooms without waitng in lines to ride the elevators. Transportation to and from all 4 parks was very convenient . Overall the hotel is good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LouIeT53
New York City
Aug 13, 2014

Beautiful hotel - great location!

This is our second stay at this hotel. It's a very beautiful place and a perfect location for people that want easy and scenic walking or boat access to Disney's Epcot and Hollywood Studios parks. The pool area is fantastic and lots of fun with music, activities and drinks. The only downside to staying here are the resort and parking fees charged by the hotel as well as the service charges added to food and beverage purchases.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The walk from the hotel to Epcot and/or Hollywood Studios is a little long but it's very scenic and it's great not to have to take the bus or drive over to the Parks.

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wendikins
New jersey
Aug 9, 2014

Quick getaway

Great location, lots of dining options. rooms are comfortable, but dated. we had a great view of Hollywood Studios. saw fireworks every night from our room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk to EPCOT. its shorter then taking the boat. Walk to the Boardwalk resort for great snacks and fun activities.

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Susan 17
New York
Aug 5, 2014

Resort Fee

I personally think the Resort Fee of $25.88 was NOT right! It was for Internet Service Use of Health Facility 2 Bottles of water in room ALL that I did NOT use! I NEVER in all the years going to Florida ever had that Resort Fee added to any Hotel that I have stayed in Florida! I would NEVER go back to the Dolphin Hotel. Also: I had no view at all! It was a roof top that I looked at the window! TU

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
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