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Walt Disney World Dolphin

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3.9
4,463 reviews
+1 407-934-4000

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking
Pool
Fitness Center

Visit the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

Located Within Walt Disney World

The Dolphin Hotel, sister to the neighboring Swan Hotel, offers luxurious accommodations within the Disney World grounds. (The Dolphin is a Sheraton and the Swan is a Westin.) Walt Disney World's attractions are all around you, and as a guest you'll get early entrance to the parks. And with Disney World as your host, you're assured of a clean, friendly, and secure environment for your family.

Get Around Without Your Car

Choose your free transportation to the park's attractions. Walk to shops on Disney's Boardwalk, next to the hotel. Walk or take a water taxi to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Shuttle buses take you to the Magic Kingdom, Downtown Disney, and other Disney parks. The shops offer free delivery of your purchases to the Dolphin, so don't worry about being weighed down.


Business Meetings and Events at the Dolphin

Whether you're planning a few meetings, or a conference, or a big event, the Dolphin has all the facilities you need. Two fully equipped business centers offer up-to-date software and equipment. For weddings and social events, having Disney World at hand offers a thrilling setting for your guests. You'll have many choices for catering. The expert staff can help you plan and carry out your events with ease.

Relax With the Family

Cool off in the lush tropical 3-acre grotto pool with a waterfall and water slide, relax in the quiet spring pool, or work out in the lap pool. Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised play at Camp Dolphin, or let older kids romp in the playground next to the grotto pool. Try your skill at the games in the arcade. Keep fit with modern equipment in the health center. Ease into a whirlpool, or really pamper yourself with treatments in the Mandara Spa.

Plenty of Dining Choices

Many restaurants await you at the Dolphin. For casual meals from breakfast to supper, try the Garden Grove where Disney characters can visit your table, or the world cuisine of the Fresh Mediterranean Market (breakfast and lunch only). For more formal evening dining, try the Miami Dolphins-themed Shula's Steakhouse for steaks and seafood, the Bluezoo for seafood by Chef Todd English, Il Mulino New York Trattoria for Italian with a Manhattan flair, or the intimate and comfortable Kimono's for sushi, tempura, duck, or Kobe beef. 

Retreat to Your Luxurious Room or Suite

Choose a traditional room, a resort room with a balcony view, or a larger family room with sleeping options. Your 37-inch TV also lets you plan your day with the hotel's information system. Stay connected with Wi-Fi. Enjoy the beverage center and sleep on a heavenly bed. Or choose from four classes of suites with luxurious amenities and beautiful views.

Hipmunk Staff Review

The Dolphin and the Swan offer similar, sometimes shared amenities. The best choice might depend on whether you have a points plan with either Westin or Sheraton. In either case, staying at Disney World brings many deals and perks not available elsewhere.

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Walt Disney World Resort
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
3.9
Location
"Fitness center and restaurants are top notch" "Location is phenomenal"
83% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 67%.
Service
"Elevator service was exceptional" "Parking staff is excellent and go out of their way"
82% found the staff to be very friendly.
54% said the reception staff was ok.
Food
"Buffet was delicious" "Overpriced park food"
The price was too high for 76%.
Only 68% were satisfied with the menu.
Amenities
"Broken front door" "Terrible hotel layout"
62% thought the building was acceptable.
58% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so.
Breakfast
"Mediterranean restaurant for breakfast was very good" "Decent breakfast"
62% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Comfort
"Ac broken" "Dirty bed pillows"
Beds were acceptable for 65%.
68% said rooms were small.
WiFi
"We couldn't get internet" "Lacked connectivity"
56% said the wifi quality was bad.
58% thought it was adequately priced.
Room
"Dirty wet room" "Dirty bed pillows"
58% said rooms were dirty.
72% thought they were poorly maintained.
Cleanliness
"Everything was stained" "Hallway was dirty"
58% said rooms were dirty.
54% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
Value
"Overpriced park food" "Restaurants which were a little overpriced"
The price was too high for 76%.
62% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Vibe
"Old and smelly bedroom" "Hallway was dirty"
84% criticized the unstylish hotel.
80% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.

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Rooms need regular maintenance
Hotel could use some updating
Rooms could be cleaner
Friendly service
Expert Reviews
Fodor's
A pair of 56-foot-tall sea creatures bookend this 25-story glass pyramid, a luxe resort designed, like the adjoining Swan, by world-renowned architect Michael Graves.
DK Eyewitness
Home to Tod English’s BlueZoo restaurant, a must no matter where you stay, this whimsical resort is best known for the tremendous dolphins that sit atop its exterior.
Rough Guide
Sister hotel to the Dolphin... from which it’s separated by an artificial lake and beach, and likewise whimsically decorated... equipped with every conceivable luxury.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Activities
Child Care
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Parking
Free Wifi
Golf
Handicap
No Smoking
Pool
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
1509
Fees
Required
  • Resort Fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night
Add-ons
  • Internet Fee: USD 25 per night (rates may vary)
  • Parking Fee: USD 20.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 25 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 12 and USD 17 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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