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Walt Disney World Dolphin

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
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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
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
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Vending machine
Poolside bar
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
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Whirlpool bathtub
Room service
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Lagoon View
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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chm1423 wrote a review Jun 12
Pittsburgh, PA91 contributions71 helpful votes
This was my second or third time staying at the Dolphin. I got an excellent rate -- it's a much better value than the other hotels nearby. It's not totally Disney (I think it's owned by Marriot), but I don't think you give up many amenities by staying here. We were only here for one night before moving to Old Key West, so I'm really not sure about that. You can walk to Epcot and Disney Studios and catch buses to the other two parks, and you can catch the new Skyliner at Epcot. It definitely feel like you are staying in Disney World. The hotel is attractively decorated and feels "Disney." We were on the 10th floor and had terrific views of Disney World. We had a car, so we did not take the buses. We drove to the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, and there wasn't much traffic, as capacity was limited due to Covid. I would definitely stay here again, especially if the rates continue to be favorable relative to the true Disney hotels.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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explorerjules wrote a review Jun 9
Southington, Connecticut15 contributions1 helpful vote
First time staying here and I was so impressed! It’s really a beautiful hotel and priced right considering it is walking distance to Epcot, the Boardwalk, and yacht and beach club. The pool area is awesome and I loved the sandy beach area with views of Epcot. Even though it is not owned by Disney, you still feel like you are staying at a Disney hotel. All the staff I encountered were very helpful and kind. I was able to upgrade to a pool/fireworks view room with two balconies ($40 extra per night). Room 7169. The room was clean and the view was amazing, although it was quite a long walk from the elevators to the room. It was noisy most of the day since it overlooks the pool area, but it quieted down at a reasonable hour. A couple criticisms; neither of the locks on the balcony doors worked. On the 7th floor it probably doesn’t pose any threat but still, they should work. Also, the shower doesn’t have a ledge or any shelves, making it super difficult to shave your legs. Lastly, the carpets in the hallways are really due to be replaced as they are extremely worn down. But overall I was so pleased with this hotel and will stay again!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Angela L wrote a review Jun 9
Katy, Texas69 contributions
The Dolphin is located in such a convenient location for going to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. They have friendship boats that will transport you to those parks and the boats come in a timely manner so we never had to really wait long even after exiting the parks at night. The Swan is also connected through the back door of the Dolphin. There were many restaurants on the premises as well. The only downside was that the rooms had twin size beds instead of queens .
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
kxz255 wrote a review Jun 7
Atlanta, Georgia245 contributions125 helpful votes
Although it is located very close to Epcot and Disney Hollywood studio and yes Walt Disney in its name, the hotel is actually operated by Marriott. One difference is that it had its own shuttle instead of Disney shuttle. That makes a big difference at magic kingdom that Disney bus is right outside the park entrance, we have to take Disney monorail to the transportation center to take their bus. And it may take up to 45 minutes. very convent if u are going to Epcot or Hollywood Studio, u can either walk or take the boat ride.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Patrick C wrote a review Jun 4
Pittsford, New York, United States12 contributions15 helpful votes
My wife and I decided to take a last minute trip to Orlando to get out of the awful NY Memorial Day weather. Left the kids at home and had a great time at The Dolphin. Here are the pros and cons. Pros--you simply can't beat the location. You can walk both to Epcot and HS and the Boardwalk is right there. Very nice people at check in and the lobby was very cool. Restaurants are amazing(Bluezoo especially) as was Fuel the quick grab and go place. Pools were great and bartenders there were top notch. The rooms were good, pretty standard, but the bed was incredible. Something else I liked was you could QR code the tv so that your phone was the remote. With Covid, I appreciated that. The grounds were very pretty and immaculate. A few small cons. First The Grotto pool was alwasy too crowded and not enough seating. We used the pool next to it and the one at the Swan so it all totally worked out. If you are a family staying there, there isn't much of a Disney theme. If that matters to you(it didn't to me) you may want to find another place. Also, no lifeguards at the pool. Again, doesn't matter to me but if you feel better that they are there, keep in mind, they aren't. Although I was well aware of the add on fees, it is something you want to keep in mind. Still, for what I paid, all in, I am uber happy, People usually say the Swan and Dolphin is like a deluxe with moderate prices. I would say it is a step down from a Yacht Beach/Grand Floridian but completely blows away any Disney Moderate and Value. Not even close. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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$225 - $511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 L'Artisan des Glaces, Shula's Steak House, 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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Walt Disney World Dolphin have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.