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Walt Disney World Dolphin

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1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8428
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 12/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#209 of 370 hotels in Orlando
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Walt Disney World Dolphin invites guests of all ages to stay and play in the heart of Walt Disney World® Resort. Located close to Epcot®, Disney's Boardwalk and Disney's Hollywood Studios™, our hotel offers a perfect vantage point to explore this magical destination. Complimentary shuttle service is available to all Walt Disney World® parks, including Magic Kingdom® Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park; resort guests are also entitled to perks like Extra Magic Hours and advance golf tee times. Dine with us in our array of restaurants, including award-winning sushi at Kimonos, savory Italian at Il Mulino New York Trattoria and nightly Disney character dining at Garden Grove. When you're not out exploring, reboot with a soothing massage at Mandara Spa or make a splash in our grotto-style pool. After an eventful day, you'll love returning home to our thoughtfully appointed accommodations, some of which feature stunning views of IllumiNations, the nightly fireworks show at Epcot®.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid private parking on-site
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Waterslide
Kids club
Kids pool
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Manicure
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Whirlpool bathtub
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Landmark view
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Spanish
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Rock_of_Boston wrote a review Yesterday
Las Vegas, Nevada74 contributions82 helpful votes
We recently stayed at the Dolphin. The following was relevant: -The resort itself was fun with many good things to do. We particularly recommend doing the swan paddle boat, which was relaxing and something different. -The pool is outstanding - large, well laid out, and a nice temperature. There is also water volleyball and other activities. -Our room, unfortunately was absolutely filthy, which was even more disturbing during this time of covid-19. For example: the carpet had soap crushed into it as well as food, the wall in the bathroom was "painted" with pink smears, and the bathroom door and light switch was covered with a sticky "something". An attempt to bring this to the front desk's attention resulted in zero action. -The food options are solid; we enjoyed our dinner at BlueZoo and cannot say enough about the deli/store known as Fuel. The sandwiches and coffee here are great, as are the staff. -Overall, I cannot recommend staying at the Dolphin due to the cleanliness issue; if people look at my historical reviews they will see that a negative review from me is relatively rare.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Darin R wrote a review Jan 12
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We have stayed at the Swan and Dolphin multiple times. On our trip over the weekend, we had the best experience yet! The Dolphin room we were given was the perfect size, and very clean. It felt more updated compared to our last visit. The staff was friendly, resort was clean, and it was an overall great stay!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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CruisingBarneys wrote a review Jan 12
Palm Harbor, Florida49 contributions66 helpful votes
We stayed during the week and the hotel felt pretty empty. Guest service was really fantastic. Everyone we met seemed genuinely happy to be back at work. Our room was clean and everything functioned fine. For the price, service and location I'm not sure why anyone would want to pay more to stay at a Disney run resort.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Abuc wrote a review Jan 10
New York City, New York1,488 contributions123 helpful votes
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This was my 2nd visit to this Disney resort . The first time was a soon to be newlywed almost 20 years ago and this time with my teens. I loved this hotel 2nd time around. Either I missed a lot of the details first time around or did not appreciate (fast forward all my travels thru the years) or a lot has changed. I dare to say it is most likely the 2nd reason. This hotel is affordable, elegant and central. Easy access to everything Disney. Only downside of staying on Disney property is you can’t do food delivery from anywhere I tried. Food at hotel was average- some places better then others. But I found dining options limited. Good news is Swan is right across path to offer more options. Rooms were clean and modern. The grounds were beautiful. Loved beach and pool area. Staff was friendly and hotel did ok job making guests feel safe during pandemic. Loved resort view room and wished I took a balcony- maybe next time. I would definitely return. Had a great time with kids
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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1letgonz1 wrote a review Jan 9
Rancho Cucamonga, California107 contributions15 helpful votes
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The Dolphin Hotel is within walking distance of both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. It is minutes away from the Boardwalk, which has restaurants and shops. The actual rooms in the Dolphin Hotel are okay, they are roomy and clean. The main reason to book here is the proximity to the parks. The restaurants on property are also very good, food was much better here than eating at the parks. Tip: Walk to Boardwalk Hotel or Yacht and Beach Club Hotel to take transportation from there instead of Dolphin Hotel. They leave you MUCH closer to the parks (Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Disney Springs) and are more frequent.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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PRICE RANGE
$225 - $511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
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United StatesFloridaCentral FloridaOrlando
NUMBER OF ROOMS
1514
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Frequently Asked Questions about Walt Disney World Dolphin
Which popular attractions are close to Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Nearby attractions include Fantasmic! (0.5 miles), Soarin' (0.7 miles), and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking on-site, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shula's Steak House, L'Artisan des Glaces, and Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Walt Disney World Dolphin offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Walt Disney World Dolphin have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Walt Disney World Dolphin accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.