Hotel overview

In the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort, the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort is your gateway to Central Florida’s greatest theme parks and attractions. The resort is located in between Epcot® and Disney’s Hollywood StudiosTM, and nearby Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Magic Kingdom® Park. Come discover our 17 world-class restaurants and lounges, sophisticated guest rooms with Westin Heavenly Beds® and the luxurious Mandara Spa. Enjoy five pools, two health clubs, nearby golf, and many special Disney benefits, including complimentary transportation to all Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Attractions, the Extra Magic Hours benefit, and up to 60 days advance reservations on Disney’s top attractions with Disney’s Fast Pass+ service.

Location

Epcot Resort Area
Orlando, FL, USA - Orlando International Airport ( : 30 miles

Property information

Year Built: 1990
Last Renovation: 2017
Accessible rooms: 35
Floors: 20
Total rooms: 1509

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Dining

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Amenities

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Activities

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Hotel advisories

Advisory A mandatory Resort fee of $30 (plus tax) per room, per day will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.
Advisory A minimum parking fee of $25 plus tax per room, per day, per vehicle will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. Valet parking is $35 plus tax. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy: Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy: Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy: This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information: Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee:  The  following are included in the daily resort fee:

• $25.00 off of Spa Services of $100.00 or more at The Mandara spa during each day of your visit.
• A complimentary S'more Kit to guest each day of their stay to be used at the Campfire & S'mores each evening.
• Guests receive complimentary 30-minute Swan Paddle Boat Rides.

The above list may not be comprehensive. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Resort Fee inclusions effective for travel 01/01/20-onwards:
• Complimentary in-room high speed internet access
• Unlimited access to the hotel’s health clubs
• Unlimited free local telephone calls, domestic long distance, toll-free and credit card access calls (.10 cents per minute after 60 minutes)
• 2 complimentary bottles of water daily in room
• $30.00 off of Spa Services of $175.00 or more at The Mandara Spa. One offer per room per day.
• A complimentary S’more Kit given to guest each day of their stay to be used at the Campfire & S’mores each evening
• Guests receive complimentary 30-minute Swan Paddle Boat Rides

The above list may not be comprehensive. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Important note: Airport transportation is not included

Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 4Maximum child age: 17
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 1362 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Lovey grand hotel near parks

    My mother and I took a mother daughter trip over Thanksgiving. I wanted a resort that was within walking distance of Epcot and Hollywood Studios and this hotel delivered. The parks were busy because of the holiday, but we never ran into problems with transportation and always got on the bus and boat. I did go to the pool area two afternoons and thought the pools were beautiful. They had free pool towels for use available at the little cabana stand. There were plenty of chairs in the shade or sun. We should have eaten at the outdoor pool area because it looked so good, but we didn't have a chance. I was impressed with the boat service to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, it was relatively quick and pleasant. Once we got on the boat to Hollywood Studios we had no other stops. When you get on the boat to Epcot there are stops at Beach/Yacht Club and Boardwalk, but they are quick stops. We would visit and stay here again.

    Mar 26, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Birthday trip

    Great place to stay, with convenient connections to the parks. We took the boat to Hollywood Studios and the bus to Magic Kingdom. Abundance of fun pools, one with a water fall and slides. Food options were good with a wide variety. Sister hotel was within walking Disney also with yummy restaurants.

    Mar 22, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Stay at the parks and get your Marriott Points

    We stayed at the Dolphin for several reasons: as our future plans were tentative, we were able to make a reservation through Marriott and therefore not pay ahead of time and be able to cancel just a couple days before our trip if necessary. Our housekeeping was very inconsistent - the room was very clean, but we had some difficulty with the coffee and cups being refilled and often had to call for towels. The hotel manager was present though and apologized and was helpful. When one stays at the Dolphin, they are able to use the Disney Transport system which is very convenient. And as a bonus, you earn Marriott points!

    Mar 18, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Exceptional Hotel

    Wonderful help on check in by Daniel. The Hotel is extremely clean as are your rooms. Nicely decorated with selected views. Although a lot has changed since my last visit, it is still a good place to stay. Downsides are apparent when you get a latte from the Fuel coffee shop which also does food. $7.46 for a regular size not worth just under £6.00 in my opinion way to expensive. One recommendation or piece of advice, had breakfast at the downstairs cafe. Plates were cold so a hot meal did not stay hot for long also way over priced.

    Mar 17, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pool is fun

    We stayed here in a last minute switch from another off property Disney hotel. I booked this, mistakingly thinking it was an actual Disney resort. It is not. However, the walk over to the boardwalk and water: bus transportation between parks is super convenient. There are lots of different food options and the hotel seemed clean with a very friendly staff. My kids loved the pool, and said they like the dolphin better than other moderate level Disney resorts we have stayed at.

    Mar 14, 2020