$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 17, 2015 Check-out: Apr 18, 2015

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
486 reviews
Awesome hotel

Awesome hotel I would stay again the hotel was very cleannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn See full review

  • Matthew H.
  • Mar 10, 2015
Great time

Disney World and went to Magic Kingdom have a great pool in the hot tub. Would deathly go back See full review

  • sean H.
  • Feb 23, 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.

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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

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
486 out of 486
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Luisa R.
Business
Plantation
Mar 21, 2015

Incredible place

Comfortable hotel and awesome location. The fact that you can walk to Epcot and Hollywood studios make this hotel unic. I recommend to stay here if you don't want to drive!!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ed55
Business
Boston
Mar 12, 2015

Great location

I first stayed here when it first opened. I loved it so much I was more than eager to stay here again. This property has not changed a bit since my first stay. That's good and bad. The exterior Post Modern architecture is spectacular, however the interior lobby and room are dated, dark and somewhat shabby. Although I do understand that michael graves, master architect, designed both the exterior and interior and you might not want to mess with his entire creation, I think it's time to bring his team back to completely remodel the interior. I'm sure his own team can come up with something that won't ruin the architectural integrity.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Matthew H.
Business
Ft Lauderdale
Mar 10, 2015

Awesome hotel

Awesome hotel I would stay again the hotel was very cleannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tuann
Business
Greensburg
Mar 4, 2015

good family trip

it was really nice. we went with my friends family. we love the location but the restaurants inside is too expensive.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sean H.
Business
topeka
Feb 23, 2015

Great time

Disney World and went to Magic Kingdom have a great pool in the hot tub. Would deathly go back

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

Business

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Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Judith F.
Business
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:

Business

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Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Carolina C.
Business
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:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stacey I
Business
Nutley
Feb 9, 2015

2nd Stay and Can't Wait to Return

My favorite parts about the Dolphin and Swan hotels, are the price and the location. They feel both like Disney, but distinctly different. Location: Both hotels are close to each other as well as the Disney high-end hotels around the lake, just over the bridge. You can walk to Epcot and take a short boat ride to Hollywood Studios. I believe you can walk to Hollywood too, but the boat is fun. The boat also goes to Epcot. The pools are large, and a little walk from the hotels but it is nice because it feels like you are in an Oasis. Restaurants: So many! My only negative comment is the price for the higher end restaurants are really ridiculous. But, still delicious and an experience no less. I just felt like I wanted to take my 8 yr old to a fun, place and (the steakhouse) and ended up paying a fortune. Seafood place was also fun and yummy, but overpriced. Love all the selections at the Disney resorts and the boardwalk is just great. Breakfast with the characters is really good. Fun for the kids and the food is pretty good. Staff & Room No issues with staff, absolutely lovely experience, happy to help in all cases. The rooms were clean, and comfortable. Pool and Spa My first visit had a not so good massage at the spa. Second visit, had the most incredible haircut by Carmen! Pools, I love! My daughter went to the mermaid school and had an unforgettable experience. The movies at night are fun. Slide and hot tub are great. Different pools, clean and great! We hung out at the pool the last day before we left and had the best day! The FOOD at the pool bar, is GREAT! our Fav. My husband just chilled in the pool and ordered drinks all day, we loved it. Overall, I have to say I will probably never stay at any of the Disney resorts if I can get a room at the Swan/Dolphin. I have only stayed at Caribbean and the Lousianna themed resorts.... and also Animal Kingdom Lodge (which was EXCELLENT, but too expensive)

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Make reservations as soon as you book your trip for dinner. Also, plan relax days at the pool, don't get too tired in parks all day, every day.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AnnualDisneyMan
Business
N/A
Feb 9, 2015

Will stay there again and again

It's the perfect location to walk to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. The staff and the grounds are fantastic and the heavenly beds are just that.

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

Business

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Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tim 2014
Business
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

Fun place to stay close to attractions!

This is a great motel , close to the parks, eating and fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Business

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