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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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Hotel details

Dining

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Amenities

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Activities

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Hotel advisories

Advisory A minimum self parking fee of $27 or valet parking fee of $37 plus tax per room, per day, per vehicle 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 mandatory Resort fee of $30.00 + 12.5% 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.

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.

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 inclusions:

• In-room wireless internet.

• Complimentary Swan Paddleboat rentals

• Daily Fitness Classes (Live Instructor) 

Resort Service Package inclusions are subject to change and substituted without affecting the value of the benefits.

ADDITIONAL VALUE ADDS/HOTEL BENEFITS :

• $30 off spa services of $175 or more during each night of your visit at Mandara Spa

• 2 complimentary bottles of water in room daily

• Free local, domestic long distance and toll free calls from in room phone

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 1420 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Really good times!

    When we arrived our room wasn't ready so we got dinner at the steak house. Beautiful upgraded room was ready. I loved the double balconies. The room was clean and professional done. I loved the texting between me and the service place. All my questions were answered quickly. The hallway was really bad. Theres mold growing on the fire alarm. We said something but it didn't get addressed. I wish there was room service. But sadly no. The staff was amazing and I was very impressed with our stay.

    Jan 24, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Resort on Disney Property

    My wife and I decided to take a trip to Disney over New Years. We are both teachers so we took advantage of the educator discount that is offered here. We had a room with two balcony's which was amazing for relaxing on in the evening. We were overlooking Hollywood Studies and were extremely close to the Tower of Terror. The check in process went very smooth and they brought our luggage up to our room. The outdoor pool area was fabulous and the water was heated. We were swimming on December 30. There was a beach area, along with multiple pools, hot tubs, and a slide. We could have easily spent all day at the resort pool. I felt that the room was very well cleaned upon arrival. It is obvious that this is an older hotel, but not out of date by any means. We did dine in the market for breakfast one morning. They have a modified buffet, where you request food to be placed on your plate. This was the only onsite restaurant that we used. We did not use the bus transportation to any park. We did take the water taxi boat to Epcot and the Boardwalk Resort. Although you can easily walk to both those locations as well. There is a parking fee each day and a resort fee and taxes. But this is to be expected at a high end resort in Orlando.

    Jan 22, 2021
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Decent resort but filthy room

    We recently stayed at the Dolphin. The following was relevant: -The resort itself was fun with many good things to do. We particularly recommend doing the swan paddle boat, which was relaxing and something different. -The pool is outstanding - large, well laid out, and a nice temperature. There is also water volleyball and other activities. -Our room, unfortunately was absolutely filthy, which was even more disturbing during this time of covid-19. For example: the carpet had soap crushed into it as well as food, the wall in the bathroom was "painted" with pink smears, and the bathroom door and light switch was covered with a sticky "something". An attempt to bring this to the front desk's attention resulted in zero action. -The food options are solid; we enjoyed our dinner at BlueZoo and cannot say enough about the deli/store known as Fuel. The sandwiches and coffee here are great, as are the staff. -Overall, I cannot recommend staying at the Dolphin due to the cleanliness issue; if people look at my historical reviews they will see that a negative review from me is relatively rare.

    Jan 15, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing Stay!

    We have stayed at the Swan and Dolphin multiple times. On our trip over the weekend, we had the best experience yet! The Dolphin room we were given was the perfect size, and very clean. It felt more updated compared to our last visit. The staff was friendly, resort was clean, and it was an overall great stay!

    Jan 12, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Relaxing on Disney Property

    We stayed during the week and the hotel felt pretty empty. Guest service was really fantastic. Everyone we met seemed genuinely happy to be back at work. Our room was clean and everything functioned fine. For the price, service and location I'm not sure why anyone would want to pay more to stay at a Disney run resort.

    Jan 12, 2021