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Walt Disney World Dolphin

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

On the last day of our stay at this hotel, we were out of the room in the morning. We returned before 11:00 to shower and get ready to check out. The room was already cleaned and all of our belongings were thrown away. We had to find the maid to try to retrieve some of our possessions. We had to go through her garbage. It was not even check-out time. This is extremely wrong. On the previous day, we were at Magic Kingdom all day and came back to find our room was not touched by the maid. No clean towels, beds not made, no water. Very disappointed.

This hotel is in the perfect location for enjoying Disney's Boardwalk and for walking to the rear entrance of EPCOT.

Starting with the positives, it is close to Epcot and Hollywood studios along with the boardwalk hotel and yacht and boat club all within walking distance or a boat ride. The grounds are quite nice and the pool and grotto are nice/above average. Multiple restaurants with most for children there are two high quality restaurants for adults. Inside things are not as exciting. Not up to typical Disney standards there is a distinct lack of attention to details and things are looking old/unkempt. The staff are b-grade and not polished like the park or other Disney hotels with some manned by rude or unprofessional staff. The spa looked beautiful but everything else is falling behind There were broken Doritos in the hall outside my door before I arrived which laid there for two days. One day I showered to find no towels with only a tepid apology after asking to speak to a manager. If you have to forward a letter or business packages to the hotel you will pay handsomely for them to let the ups delivery man put them on their premises (although they ARE well guarded and sorted at all times). Parking is $20/day. Additional $25 for "2 mandatory bottles of water/day and wifi = the resort fee" meant that a $207 room rate resulted in a more than $300/day final charge with all the additional hidden fees and taxes. Room had a led tv with limited cable, a small fridge, broken safe and hair dryer and coffee but no microwave or any special amenities and was largely clean.

Great room with a view of the fireworks! The room was nice and the Bluezoo restaurant was great!

I enjoyed everything from when I walked in until I walked out. Staff could not have been any better. Took care of everything I needed or wanted

HOTEL HALLWAYS AND ROOM COULD USE SOME UPDATING. CARPETS, SHOWERS, ETC.BUT OVERALL NICE REALLY BIG. LOTS OF WALKING AS IF THE PARKS WERE NOT ENOUGH.LOTS OF CONVENTION AREA.. WE HAD A CAR AND HAD TO WALK THROUGH ALL THESE AREAS TO GET TO PARKING. KINDS INCONVENIENT. BUT BIG PLACE.. ALL THE WORKERS WERE GREAT.

Easy to maneuver throughout the hotel. 24 restaurant, very friendly staff. Great views of nightly fireworks. Loved it!!!!

Everything Disney is always great. My only wish would be that they should shuttle you to and from airport and not charge you!

Our room was smelly and old. Location was great. Services were ok- you don't get all of the perks of staying at a Disney resort but you get some. But being we were only in the room a few hours each night to sleep it was fine for a weekend.

We were only there for 1 day, so weren't there long enough to do much.

Hotel is a bit dated, but still nice. However, the bathrooms need to be remodeled. Especially the floors. Heard another guest also complaining about the poor condition of her room. If you can get a good price for the room, it still may be the best best if going to Epcot. Restaurants in the hotel and boardwalk are pricey.

The halls were a bit worn and dated but the room was quite comfortable and very clean.

Hotel needs remodeling. Very dated and old, yet still nice. Bathroom floor was dirty (needs new tile). Did not meet my expectation for this type of hotel.

Great stay. Only complaint is the checkin was slow.

Front desk stuff not accommodating. Rooms very dirty, garbage under bed, finding previous guest stuff and garbage in drawers..... broken things (door handle, toilette) etc... Maintenance is not doing their job.

Rooms are old. Bathroom too small and hotel needs to be renovated.

Hotel and the staff general are good....but when arrive to the hotel the room wasn't clean.

We found our rooms were not ready until 5pm. Stayed over the Christmas holiday. That might be the resonm Rooms were very comfortable and easy access to transportation.

Have stayed here before. Love the location on Disney property. It does not have Magic Express free shuttle or free parking - these are drawbacks. But, the hotel is nice and the location is great!

IT IS A VERY GOOD OPTION IF YOU ARE WITH KIDS. HOWEVER IT IS NOT CONSIDER A WALT DISNEY HOTEL.

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

All air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs and stay connected with WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes are also available.


Property features

Walt Disney World Dolphin features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 5 outdoor pools. Parking is available for USD 20.00 per night (USD 30.00 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 dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, 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, Balcony, Resort View

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Double Beds, Resort View

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony (Epcot)

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Walt Disney World Dolphin

Everyone (36) Couples (192) Business (14) Family (225) Friends (21) Other (16)
4
Everyone

On the last day of our stay at this hotel, we were out of the room in the morning. We returned before 11:00 to shower and get ready to check out. The room was already cleaned and all of our belongings were thrown away. We had to find the maid to try to retrieve some of our possessions. We had to go through her garbage. It was not even check-out time. This is extremely wrong. On the previous day, we were at Magic Kingdom all day and came back to find our room was not touched by the maid. No clean towels, beds not made, no water. Very disappointed.

By , from Pennsylvania on Jul 10, 2017

4

great location

Families

This hotel is in the perfect location for enjoying Disney's Boardwalk and for walking to the rear entrance of EPCOT.

By , from Minneapolis on Jul 7, 2017

3

not up to usual disney standards

Everyone

Starting with the positives, it is close to Epcot and Hollywood studios along with the boardwalk hotel and yacht and boat club all within walking distance or a boat ride. The grounds are quite nice and the pool and grotto are nice/above average. Multiple restaurants with most for children there are two high quality restaurants for adults. Inside things are not as exciting. Not up to typical Disney standards there is a distinct lack of attention to details and things are looking old/unkempt. The staff are b-grade and not polished like the park or other Disney hotels with some manned by rude or unprofessional staff. The spa looked beautiful but everything else is falling behind There were broken Doritos in the hall outside my door before I arrived which laid there for two days. One day I showered to find no towels with only a tepid apology after asking to speak to a manager. If you have to forward a letter or business packages to the hotel you will pay handsomely for them to let the ups delivery man put them on their premises (although they ARE well guarded and sorted at all times). Parking is $20/day. Additional $25 for "2 mandatory bottles of water/day and wifi = the resort fee" meant that a $207 room rate resulted in a more than $300/day final charge with all the additional hidden fees and taxes. Room had a led tv with limited cable, a small fridge, broken safe and hair dryer and coffee but no microwave or any special amenities and was largely clean.

By , from pa on Apr 19, 2017

5

very convenient to the parks!

Everyone

Great room with a view of the fireworks! The room was nice and the Bluezoo restaurant was great!

By , from R on Apr 9, 2017

5

hotel with everything

Everyone

I enjoyed everything from when I walked in until I walked out. Staff could not have been any better. Took care of everything I needed or wanted

By , from Pittsburgh on Mar 26, 2017

4

close to disney parks,. great pools

Everyone

HOTEL HALLWAYS AND ROOM COULD USE SOME UPDATING. CARPETS, SHOWERS, ETC.BUT OVERALL NICE REALLY BIG. LOTS OF WALKING AS IF THE PARKS WERE NOT ENOUGH.LOTS OF CONVENTION AREA.. WE HAD A CAR AND HAD TO WALK THROUGH ALL THESE AREAS TO GET TO PARKING. KINDS INCONVENIENT. BUT BIG PLACE.. ALL THE WORKERS WERE GREAT.

By , from UTICA, NY on Mar 20, 2017

5

great hotel, love the view of nightly fireworks

Everyone

Easy to maneuver throughout the hotel. 24 restaurant, very friendly staff. Great views of nightly fireworks. Loved it!!!!

By , from highlands Ranch, CO on Feb 19, 2017

4

nice hotel!

Everyone

Everything Disney is always great. My only wish would be that they should shuttle you to and from airport and not charge you!

By , from chicago on Feb 7, 2017

2
Everyone

Our room was smelly and old. Location was great. Services were ok- you don't get all of the perks of staying at a Disney resort but you get some. But being we were only in the room a few hours each night to sleep it was fine for a weekend.

By on Feb 6, 2017

4

beautiful hotel on disney properties

Everyone

We were only there for 1 day, so weren't there long enough to do much.

By , from MN on Jan 31, 2017