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Walt Disney World Dolphin

4.0 out of 5.0

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Excellent location in Disney World. Great amenities.

Nice, clean hotel. Has all of the amenities needed and convenient to get to all Disney activities.

Great hotel and resort; would stay here every time if I could.

The longest check in process on 11/11/18. I felt like I was at customs landing in a foreign country...FOR-E-VER! The room was super clean and modern, beds were super firm! Alyssa at check in was awesome!! (formerly from PA near my hometown). Why advertise the large awesome looking Bloody Mary’s on the bar out on display and then wake up on a Monday and the bar isn’t open? Had to call to check on when my room(s) we’re ready and never received the text even though I gave my phone number to Ryan 2x. Ryan was great btw...just never got the text. He was very helpful at the extremely long and never moving bell captain line. Overall...6.5/10. Will I come back? Yes...but I expect more from Disney!

We got this hotel in a “bundle”, so I can’t speak to the nightly cost. We were in 12136, which faced the front of the property. We could see WDW fireworks pretty well from our window, and the only resort noise we heard was the service elevator (as opposed to hearing the horns/bells from the Friendship boats). The room was clean, and the one issue with the toilet running was addressed as soon as it was reported. We had a single King room, which had enough space to charge my ECV & get in and out of the room easily. I will note that there is only one small trash can in the bathroom; there should really be a 2nd one out in the bar area. Additionally, while the shower head looks like the spray is adjustable, that adjustment ring is naught but a fidget spinner. The hotel is very well connected to Epcot via the Boardwalk or the Friendship boats.

Disappointed in the fact that as soon as you walked in the lobby who is filled with people involved in a conference. The once beautiful lobby has now been turned in to a conference area with huge screens. We’ve stayed at the dolphin over 10 different times . The food, the staff were excellent but the way the lobby has been refurbished is very NOT Disney like !

Dolphin is always a good choice. Great hotel with great location. Not the full Disney feel because they seem to always have corporate conventions while we stay there. Still great value for the proximity to Epcot and Disney Hollywood Studios.

We loved the location and the pool. The pool attendants were very efficient and nice!

Nice as always, can’t wait for the new hotel! Cabana dining was great, pool staff was very nice!

A view of the hotel's roof top and ants in the bathroom.

Read some negative reviews but our room was just fine. It was clean, quiet, A/C worked great and we had a nice view of fireworks every night at Hollywood Studios. The pool and other outdoor amenities were fantastic as was the food and staff. The location is great since there are buses and boats to take you to the parks. My only criticism was the additional charges that were for the amenities ($28) which were not clearly displayed when I made the Rez through Orbitz. I personally think it is a bit underhanded to charge the extra fee as a separate item instead of just including it in the nightly rate. And on top of that there is another nightly parking charge of $23-33. It’s a nice hotel with a great location and the way the extra charges are handled makes you feel nickel and dimed unnecessarily. This hotel is owned by Marriott/Starwood and the integration w Disney systems is not as good. The overall experience was great but was diminished by the way extra charges were handled. So be parepared that to compare to other local hotels, add an extra $28/night to your rate.

Loved taking the boat to Epcot- the only thing was in the room the chairs were not that comfortable . The staff was great! We want to come back! please just make it cooler next time!! Thanks for a great Anniversary!!

Hotel was very nice but the staff was not very helpful nor did they know where things were, like where do you catch the ferry or how do I get to Boardwalk.

Nice room. Good housekeepers. Plenty of dining options. Well maintained grounds and pools. On site WDW service desk. Transportation provided by WDW to parks.

This was our first visit to the Dolphin. Overall is was nice with a lot of amenities and short distance to Epcot and Hollywood Studies. The only issue we encountered was at check in when our room wasn’t ready. This was at 8:30pm, so it was pretty surprising. To make up for the issue we were given a a different room without a balcony and a $50 credit. The rooms were clean and comfortable but need a little updating.

Funky smell when you first walk in. The place was Dirty. Everything is Old and needs updated. It was overall Gross.

1500 Epcot Resort Blvd Lake Buena Vista FL

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Disney's Hollywood Studios®
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Private beach

Located in Bay Lake within a mile (2 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios®, Walt Disney World Dolphin is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Epcot®. This 4-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 5 outdoor pools, a private beach, and a full-service spa. It's also close to Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney Springs®.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Shulas Steakhouse, one of 12 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

Guests can enjoy a flat-screen TV and stay connected with WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and free newspapers.


Property features

Walt Disney World Dolphin features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 5 outdoor pools. Parking is available for USD 23.00 per night (USD 33.00 per night for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a 24-hour health club, and a spa tub.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds, Resort View

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Double Beds, Resort View

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Walt Disney World Dolphin

Everyone (123) Couples (192) Business (14) Family (225) Friends (21) Other (16)
5
Everyone

By on Dec 3, 2018

5
Everyone

Excellent location in Disney World. Great amenities.

By on Dec 3, 2018

2
Everyone

By on Dec 2, 2018

5
Everyone

Nice, clean hotel. Has all of the amenities needed and convenient to get to all Disney activities.

By , from Chicago, IL on Nov 25, 2018

5
Everyone

Great hotel and resort; would stay here every time if I could.

By , from Philadelphia on Nov 14, 2018

3
Everyone

The longest check in process on 11/11/18. I felt like I was at customs landing in a foreign country...FOR-E-VER! The room was super clean and modern, beds were super firm! Alyssa at check in was awesome!! (formerly from PA near my hometown). Why advertise the large awesome looking Bloody Mary’s on the bar out on display and then wake up on a Monday and the bar isn’t open? Had to call to check on when my room(s) we’re ready and never received the text even though I gave my phone number to Ryan 2x. Ryan was great btw...just never got the text. He was very helpful at the extremely long and never moving bell captain line. Overall...6.5/10. Will I come back? Yes...but I expect more from Disney!

By , from Tampa on Nov 12, 2018

4
Everyone

We got this hotel in a “bundle”, so I can’t speak to the nightly cost. We were in 12136, which faced the front of the property. We could see WDW fireworks pretty well from our window, and the only resort noise we heard was the service elevator (as opposed to hearing the horns/bells from the Friendship boats). The room was clean, and the one issue with the toilet running was addressed as soon as it was reported. We had a single King room, which had enough space to charge my ECV & get in and out of the room easily. I will note that there is only one small trash can in the bathroom; there should really be a 2nd one out in the bar area. Additionally, while the shower head looks like the spray is adjustable, that adjustment ring is naught but a fidget spinner. The hotel is very well connected to Epcot via the Boardwalk or the Friendship boats.

By , from North Carolina on Nov 2, 2018

3
Everyone

Disappointed in the fact that as soon as you walked in the lobby who is filled with people involved in a conference. The once beautiful lobby has now been turned in to a conference area with huge screens. We’ve stayed at the dolphin over 10 different times . The food, the staff were excellent but the way the lobby has been refurbished is very NOT Disney like !

By , from Conway, sc on Oct 26, 2018

4
Everyone

Dolphin is always a good choice. Great hotel with great location. Not the full Disney feel because they seem to always have corporate conventions while we stay there. Still great value for the proximity to Epcot and Disney Hollywood Studios.

By , from Boston, MA on Oct 24, 2018

5
Everyone

By on Oct 22, 2018