Walt Disney World Dolphin ★★★★

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$149
avg/night
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Check-in: Feb 18, 2016 Check-out: Feb 19, 2016
4 /5
Overall score
84%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8
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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.

Location

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.

Highlights

  • 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

Fees

  • Mandatory resort fee is $25 USD, inclusive of unlimited high-speed Internet access, two bottles of water daily, unlimited access to full-service health clubs, unlimited domestic long distance and local phone calls, sports equipment, access to lighted courts and seasonal pool and recreational activities.
  • Rollaway bed is available at $25 USD per night.
  • The following parking fees apply: non-registered guest (those who are visiting the hotel to use facilities and services but are not staying overnight) $26 USD for each exit (valet parking); and registered guest, and $26 USD plus tax per day (valet parking).
  • Self-parking (daily rate) is $18 USD inclusive of tax. Overnight self-parking is $18 USD plus tax.

Policies

  • 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.

Dining

Splash
Just a few steps from the Swan lap pool, Splash and its terrace are the perfect places for lunch if you’re eager to get back in the water. Enjoy a variety of custom-made specialty sandwiches, fresh-baked pizza, ice cream treats, and other snacks.
Picabu
A curious gallery of evocative art and America's favorite foods. Self-service dining and sundries, 24 hours a day.
Cabana Bar & Beach Club
Enjoy a sophisticated variety of appetizers, salads, gourmet flatbreads, and entrees at this chic restaurant, just steps from the Dolphin lap pool. Transition into the evening with signature cocktails and frozen drinks at our illuminated bar.
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.
Kimonos
An authentic Japanese sushi restaurant, the award-winning Kimonos restaurant offers fresh, artfully created sushi and other Japanese delicacies, an elegant, intimate atmosphere, and late-night karaoke fun. Open for dinner, reservations accepted.
Kimono's Lounge
Enjoy authentic Japanese sakes, unique cocktails, or your stand-by drink of choice at the lively Kimonos Lounge. Nightly karaoke sessions feature everyone’s favorite tunes—always a hit with the late-night crowd!
Il Mulino Lounge
The spirit of Italy invites you to relax and take pleasure in fine wines, classic cocktails, and a light menu of authentic Italian antipasti and other goodies. Il Mulino’s comfortable surroundings and impressive drink menu guarantee a great night.
Lobby Lounge
Relax and enjoy morning coffee and freshly prepared pastries, or an evening cocktail in this comfortable, open atmosphere.
Todd English's bluezoo lounge
Experience the resurgence of handmade classic cocktails in our ultra lounge, along with the area's finest champagnes, wines, and cordials.
Shula's Lounge
A cozy atmosphere with leather chairs, plenty of sports channels to choose from, and a selection of fine beer, wine, and after-dinner drinks. Open Evenings.
Java Bar
Relax with an espresso, cappuccino or other coffee drink, conveniently in the resort lobby. Java Bar also serves an assortment of refreshing beverages and freshly prepared pastries.

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Guest score 4.2 / 5
$161
Guest score 4.0 / 5
$157
Guest score 4.0 / 5
$168

Amenities

Featured

  • Wi-Fi Access in Room (Charges May Apply)
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities

Activities

  • Pool
  • Fitness center or spa
  • Exercise gym
  • 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

  • Wi-Fi Access in Room (Charges May Apply)

Parking

  • Parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible rooms

Room

  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Cribs available
  • Iron
  • Smoke detectors

Reviews

4 /5 Overall score

84% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.1/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.2/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.2/5
  • Comfort: 4.1/5
  • Location: 4.6/5
  • Value: 3.8/5

understaffed

Would not recommend Tue, Dec 8, 2015
Very understaffed. 45 minutes to check in room not ready then additional 30 minutes back in line just to pick up room key once they texted me that the room was ready. Roll-a-way not in room when arrived as promised by staff, then once in room it required multiple calls and over one hour to get roll-a-way delivered. Finally came at 11:00 PM.

| marlboro Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Not good

Would not recommend Mon, Nov 9, 2015
It did not meet my expectations. The room was not clean for the second day and also the bathroom was not cleaned. I told the front desk when we checkout . I was not happy at all.

| N/A Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

MAGIC !

Would recommend Tue, Oct 27, 2015
Magic ! You really become in a child again.....and for a couple of day in your life, this is an incredible feeling ! Hotel is Beautiful, an ARCHITECTURAL MASTER PICE ! Designed by Michael Graves, one of the more important Post Modernist U.S. Architect

| Coral Gables Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Quick Getaway

Would recommend Thu, Oct 22, 2015
We had one night to kill in Orlando, and we love Disney. We have stayed at many of the Disney resorts and have loved most of them, but we had ever been to the Dolphin. We were surprised at the low cost. Our room was very clean and comfortable, with a great view of the water. The hotel is gorgeous, with many bars and restaurants to choose from. We would definitely stay there again.

| North Reading Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Awesome

Would recommend Thu, Oct 15, 2015
The Hotel was amazing. We were able to buy our Disney tickets at the lobby and dine in the same hotel with more than 10 different restaurant options on premises!!

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Family Trip

Would recommend Wed, Oct 14, 2015
There are a lot of things to do within the vicinity and immediate area outside the resort. It is connected to Disney's Boardwalk which leads to Epcot. Watch out for hidden fees. The valet will tell you different fee and the front desk will tell you a different rate. They will charge you a $23-26 room service for 2 bottle water, internet, said coffee.

| N/A Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great for Families

Would recommend Tue, Oct 13, 2015
Beautiful hotel with amazing amenities. Best if you are going to Disney resorts as there is a free shuttle. Hotel has great poolside beach and restaurants to choose from.

| VADNAIS HEIGHTS Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

will never stay here again

Would not recommend Tue, Oct 6, 2015
When we arrived about 11 am, there were 12 people in line, and only 2 clerks working check-in. We asked for other members of our family to be put on the same floor, and were promised by Rachel that they would be. An hour later when they checked in, they were put 10 floors below us. Yes, Rachel took off the $77 for hotel fees to make up for it, but by that time we were leaving. Big deal.We were in room 15138 for 3 nites - the nightstands were scratched and worn, there was no headboard to the bed and the TV didn't work. We opted for the Green Club, but it was obvious someone came in our room each day and emptied wastebaskets. For two days there were 2 bags of food - grapes, nutrition bars, drinks, etc. sitting on the floor outside our door - we finally found a maid to take them away. Our last night, we returned to our room to find a bag of water bottles, tea, coffee etc. hanging from the outside doorknob. Why? If you come in to empty baskets, why not come in and place the bag somewhere? Or why not wait til we leave? I also did not appreciate the $100 taken off my debit card for no reason. I understand it's for incidentals, but you have my card #, so why do you need to take $100 before I even do anything?? (oh, I know - so you can earn some interest!) I've stayed at many other hotels and have never had one take $100 immediately. Ridiculous. I also don't appreciate the constant messages about early checkout because they have so many people coming in. Way to make us feel welcome. Not. Getting around the hotel is not easy - the elevators are confusing. To get to where our son and family were, we had to take one elevator down from the 15th to the lobby, cross over and take another back up to the 5th.

| N/A Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Family Vacation

Would recommend Mon, Sep 28, 2015
Great stay- rooms could use updating. Overall a good stay and good location to EPCOT

| Pace Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Loved Everything!

Would recommend Wed, Sep 9, 2015
I and my family of 4 stayed at the dolphin resort on Labor Day weekend/ 2015. It was truly a memorable experience. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The resort was clean the food in the resort was awesome (picabu). My favorite part was how close we where to the parks the water ferry took you to Hollywood studios or Epcot (10 min ride from resort to park). The bus transportation to animal kingdom and Magic Kingdom where fast as well. Made are day so much more enjoyable being so close to everything. One night we walked in 5 min from the resort to boardwalk. Overall A++++ especially for the price :)

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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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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