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Montclair, New Jersey
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't beat the Swan for its location. We also got a great family suite corner room on the 7th floor facing Epcot and it was plenty of room for two boys aged 8 & 11 and my husband and me. Room was big and comfortable and nicely decorated. Housekeeping brought new bottled waters for all four of us each...

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing hotel with lots of beautiful surroundings and entertainment close to hotel.The hotel it self is a huge size but you don't feel the people. The staff is simply amazing kind and helpful when it comes to cleaning and restaurants.the concierge staff is kind of in its own world .I took a nasty fall in the shower because there is...

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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Guest Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. We wish to discuss your stay on a private thread. Please contact us at ReviewManager@swandolphin.com. Please include your complete reservation details and a copy of this review so that we can provide timely assistance. We greatly appreciate your feedback and making us aware of these issues so that we can improve our guests’ experience....

Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Check-in was supposed to be at 3pm. It is now after 5 and no room. My husband has rods attached to his entire spine and needs to lie down. Came to hotel from Hollywood Studios early so we could use the pool, but that looks like it will be impossible now. Very disappointed.

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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Guest Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for the long wait you had to experience at check in for your room, this is certainly not the way we wanted your stay to begin. If you need anything during your stay, please contact our Guest Services or Front desk and we will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you for your review and...

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You pay for Disney name not quality in this place. The place is expensive (luckily we attended a conference and the company paid). There are many aspects of this hotel that we really did not like. They use unfitted sheets that tend to come off, hence, you likely end up sleeping where the last guest slept. It is louder, you...

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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Guest Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments about our fantastic location and refreshing resort pools. Our fantastic proximity to the Walt Disney World theme parks, especially Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios is beloved by all of our guests and we are glad you enjoyed it also. We appreciate your additional feedback so that we can improve our guests’ experience. Thank you for...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Dolphin, along with the Swan across the way, are the only two non-Disney hotels that are part of the Disney family. Therefore, you get all the transportation perks and you are able to reserve fastpasses 60 days in advance, but the price at the Swan and Dolphin is almost always more reasonable than ALL the other Disney hotels. However,...

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent our last week of our 3 weeks holiday here as we had got married in florida. The outside of the hotel looks amazing as does the lobby. We were given a room on floor 12 which had great views, however the rooms decor looked like they had shopped on a budget at ikea it was just bog standard...

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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Guest Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. We are very sorry to hear it was not more enjoyable. Thank you for the kind words about our iconic hotel and we are glad you enjoyed your view. We are disappointed to find out that we did not clear away the fire hazard promptly. Your experience has been shared with...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed on business. One day paid by work, one by me and both at 50% discount. If I had to pay the $500 per night I would be very disappointed. As it was the $300 I paid was far too much for this 30 year old decor. Location, proximity to Disney, is the only benefit. Old TV, old phones,...

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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Guest Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review

We are deeply disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Thank you for your compliments about our fantastic location. We do want to share that we are about to embark on a beautiful refresh and redesign of all of our guest rooms and this will be completed by fall this year. We appreciate you giving our resort...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rooms were average. Exteriors and common spaces are top notch. I was there for business, and every staff member I encountered was friendly and accommodating. Room service was prompt. I recommend the Big River Grille ribs and burgers - it's a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at the Dolphin. Location is great & allows guests to walk or take a ferry to Epcot or Hollywood Studios. Room with resort view was large and clean. The only reason I gave it a 4 is because the bus only stopped at the Swan for the majority of our trip. It was Easter week & extremely busy...

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New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my 2 daughters (aged 19 and 10) to Orlando for a quick 2 nights while their Mom was away for the weekend. The hotel was very busy with a big conference but the property is large enough (with it's sister Swan hotel) that it never felt crowded. The hotel is a good 3.5 stars. I had a room...

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Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort is located in the center of Walt Disney World. Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios are just a boat ride or short walk away, with Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom Park nearby. Our hotel has free area transportation. We offer a unique blend of Disney benefits and Starwood amenities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Address: 1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32830-8428 (Formerly Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Lake Buena Vista
Price Range: $333 - $604 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 2267
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Also Known As:
Walt Disney World Swan And Dolphin Hotel Orlando
Walt Disney Orlando
Walt Disney Hotel Orlando
Swan Resort Disney
Disney World Swan Resort
Walt Disney World Swan Resort
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Orlando, Florida
Hotel Style:
#27 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#39 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#49 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#117 Business Hotel in Orlando
#118 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#142 Family Hotel in Orlando
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“Higher floors so you can see the fireworks each night.”
manuelj812, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
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“Ask for a room overlooking the lake at the front, lovely views and you see the sun setting”
AnnieO60, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for balcony room with Epcot view - you can watch the fireworks/illuminations”
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“Stay on the east side, it's more quiet”
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