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Walt Disney World Dolphin

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1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32830-8428
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Updated 18/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 18/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#234 of 389 hotels in Orlando
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Walt Disney World Dolphin invites guests of all ages to stay and play in the heart of Walt Disney World® Resort. Located close to Epcot®, Disney's Boardwalk and Disney's Hollywood Studios™, our hotel offers a perfect vantage point to explore this magical destination. Complimentary shuttle service is available to all Walt Disney World® parks, including Magic Kingdom® Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park; resort guests are also entitled to perks like Extra Magic Hours and advance golf tee times. Dine with us in our array of restaurants, including award-winning sushi at Kimonos, savory Italian at Il Mulino New York Trattoria and nightly Disney character dining at Garden Grove. When you're not out exploring, reboot with a soothing massage at Mandara Spa or make a splash in our grotto-style pool. After an eventful day, you'll love returning home to our thoughtfully appointed accommodations, some of which feature stunning views of IllumiNations, the nightly fireworks show at Epcot®.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Paid private parking on-site
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Waterslide
Kids club
Kids pool
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Manicure
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Whirlpool bathtub
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Lagoon View
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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jonathan c wrote a review 24 Jul
I am currently staying at this resort. My family of four ran out of toilet paper this morning. I called the front desk asking they send some. It's been over an hour. I have called several times so they could say how sorry they were that it was taking so long. Not sure if we are going to make it. I guess TP isn't included in the 35 dollar a night resort fee.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear ares2902019, Thank you for taking the time to review your current stay with us. We sincerely apologize for the delay you experienced while trying to get toilet paper. We have shared this feedback with our senior housekeeping team. We will be sure to follow up with them as well to make sure you receive the requested items. Thank you for being our guest and we hope to welcome you on a future visit to the Walt Disney World area.
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loriann wrote a review 20 Jul
New York City, New York
Background......we live about 40 minutes from Disney. Before moving to Florida last year from NY we traveled many times to Disney and always stayed in Deluxe resorts with our 2 boys. We are now Florida residents and recently purchased the Florida resident tickets for 3 days for myself and husband. We love Epcot and decided to to the Food and Wine festival and get a room so we could have a few drinks and not worry about driving home. I looked at Boardwalk and Beach and Yacht and prices were about $400 per night. I checked the Dolphin and it came out with fees to about $250.00 with $30 paid separately for parking which we would have paid $25 to park at Epcot anyway. We arrived at 9 am thinking we would have to store our luggage,but our room was actually ready so we checked in dropped off bag and off we went. Our room was 10164, 2 double beds .The room was clean ,sheets were clean,bathroom was clean,there were plenty of towels,toiletries and Dasani water bottles,which was a pleaseant surprise. The staff was friendly ,there are plenty of dining options at hotel and the grounds were attractive. Cant beat it for the price,short walk to Epcot and Boardwalk area with alternative dining options. I am a clean fanatic and really found no issue as people have previous posted.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Bill L wrote a review 19 Jul
Appleton, Wisconsin
My wife and I just finsihed a 2 night stay at the Dolphin(7/17-7/18). Overall, they seem to be doing better than Disney in restoring service.That said, it would have been nice if they told us at check-in that the room would not be made up. They compensated by having plenty of clean towels in the room. They also must have some challenges getting people back to work or finding quality employees. Some are very good, some appear to be still learning the ropes. You should consider staying here if you are visiting Epcot and the Hollywood studios because the boat service is great and both parks are within a 15 minute walk.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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rktj wrote a review 18 Jul
Tampa, Florida
What can I say that hasn't already been said in other reviews - they are spot on. The rooms in this place are dirty and horribly dated. They will still charge $300/night plus an extra $70 in resort fees and parking but will provide zero housekeeping and no room service. Sorry, but Covid is no longer an excuse. The location is obviously great but the rooms are downright depressing. The lobby bar is stupid expensive ($60 for two double crown and cokes). This is not NYC - this is Orlando. Give this place a hard pass.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Dear rktj, It is regrettable that your stay was met with so many disappointments. This is certainly not the type of experience we want for our guests and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience so that enhancements can be made. We hope you will reconsider visiting our resort again.
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bigtimetravel Y wrote a review 17 Jul
DeWitt, Michigan
This place is dated and really shows serious wear. We are completely unsatisfied with this experience. The hallways are dirty and full of trash. The carpet is worn out from housekeeping carts. The room (6020) smells and had jam stains on the floor. The bathroom door won’t open all the way and it complete. They also never told us at check in that they only provide room cleaning every 4 days. We also waited almost 20 minutes to check in as the desk staff was flirting with a guest. Our check in took about 2min. We were second in line and waited 20 for the person in front of us. We will never be back and would not recommend it. The only bright notes were Sophia in housekeeping who actually helped us as well as the bartender at the adult style pool.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dear bigtimetravelY, Please accept our apologies for the disappointments you encountered with our Housekeeping service. Your experience has been shared with our Housekeeping Leadership team so that proper follow up with our team can be conducted. We appreciate you making us aware of these issues so that we can improve our guests’ experience.
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US$225 - US$511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Walt Disney World Dolphin
Which popular attractions are close to Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Nearby attractions include Fantasmic! (0.8 km), Soarin' (1.1 km), and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking on-site, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shula's Steak House, L'Artisan des Glaces, and Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Walt Disney World Dolphin offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Walt Disney World Dolphin have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.