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Walt Disney World Dolphin

4 stars
View map of 1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard, 1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Walt Disney World Dolphin

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
468 out of 468
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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Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RON AARP
Couples
JAX FL
Sep 29, 2014

GOOD TIME

GREAT PLACE NICE STAFF GOOD FOOD NICE ROOMS GOOD LOCATION

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

Couples

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beach Bum101
Family
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ashleytmoran
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GenXGem
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

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
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rafael super Dad
Family
VA
Aug 23, 2014

Great family vacation

It was a great adventure to be in a great hotel !!!!

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

Family

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brian Tampa
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
disney fanatic 2
Family
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LouIeT53
Family
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

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
Family
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

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.

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