Hotel

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Orlando 4.5

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Overview

In the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, the award winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is the gateway to Central Florida's greatest theme parks and attractions. Enjoy our stylish redesigned lobbies, magical surroundings, superior service, Heavenly Beds, the luxurious Mandara Spa, and many special benefits.

Added value

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort guests can enjoy Extra Magic Hours.
Each day one of the four Disney theme parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular closing for guests to enjoy select attractions.
Guests need to check with Disney Guest Services upon arrival for parks and times.

Resort Fees: 30 usd per room/per night (plus tax) Paid directly to the hotel.

Check in

4 p.m.

Check out

11 a.m.

Rooms

1509

Rooms

Dolphin Wing Traditional Room
  • 1 king bed, or 2 double beds
Dolphin Wing Traditional Room
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Rollaway bed (on request, $)
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Westin Heavenly Beds

Resort View
360 square feet
  • 1 king bed, or 2 double beds
Resort View
360 square feet
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Rollaway bed (on request, $)
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Westin Heavenly Beds

Amenities

  • Elevators.
  • Public areas wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

Accessibility features are based on request and availability, and are not guaranteed. Please contact WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001 for further information.

Camp Dolphin ($)

Features daily and nightly activities.

Age range: 4 to 12
The age range below will determine the quantity of children during booking.
  • Children ages: 0 to 17
Type Amenities
Todd's English bluezoo Lounge Bar, Lounge
Shula's Lounge Bar, Lounge
Il Mulino Lounge Bar, Lounge
Kimonos Lounge Bar, Lounge
Check-in time: 4 p.m.

Check-out time: 11 a.m.

Wi-Fi

  • Lobby
  • Room
Type of restaurant Type of cuisine Open for Additional Information
Todd English's bluezoo À la carte Seafood Dinner
Shula's Steak House À la carte Seafood Dinner
Il Mulino New York Trattoria À la carte Italian Dinner
Kimonos À la carte Asian Dinner
Fresh Mediterranean Market À la carte Mediterranean Breakfast, Lunch
The Fountain À la carte Grill/steak house Dinner, Lunch
Cabana Bar and Beach Club (Seasonal) À la carte American Lunch This venue may be closed or have reduced days of service during low season
Splash Terrace (Seasonal) Snack bar American Lunch, Snacks This venue may be closed or have reduced days of service during low season
Picabu (Self-service dining) Food court American All day dining
Splash Grill (Self-service dining) (Seasonal) Food court American Lunch, Snacks This venue may be closed or have reduced days of service during low season
Java Bar Café Coffee and Pastries Snacks
Garden Grove (Disney characters featured nightly for dinner buffets and breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays) Buffet American Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Rooms: 1509
  • Property view -
  • Fitness centre: on site
  • Spa: on site ($)
1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States of America 32830-2653
407-934-4000
34 km from MCO

Pools

  • Outdoor pools: 5
  • Water slides: Included

Water sports

  • Motorized watersports: on site ($)
  • Non-motorized watersports: on site

Other sports

  • Hiking: on site
  • Tennis courts: on site ($)

Other activities

  • Beach activities: on site
  • Daily activities: on site ($)
  • Games room: on site ($)
  • Nightly entertainment: on site ($)
  • Waterfall
  • Basketball court
  • Watercraft rentals available ($)
  • ATM available ($)
  • Business centre available ($)
  • Currency exchange
  • Giftshop available ($)
  • Laundry facilities available ($)
  • Parking available ($)
  • Valet parking available ($)
  • Disney Ticket Desks at both the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
  • Car rental desk available ($)

Location

Address
1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 32830-2653, United States of America
34 km from MCO airport

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.0
  • Service 4.0
  • Value 3.5
TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Never Before and Not Ever Again!

danielcS3417DT (Tallahassee, Florida) on Jun 15, 2021

First and foremost, the staff was wonderful; everyone we encountered was kind and helpful. The valet staff and bellmen were especially helpful. This was my wife and my first stay at the Dolphin. We arrived on Friday night after dark so after getting settled into the room we went for a walk to see where things were; pool, snacks and such. My wife is in a wheelchair so our experience maybe quite different from other people. After looking at a couple of maps on the L level trying to find directions to the pools; I asked someone and was directed to the 1 floor. Exited the elevator on the first flow we did not find any directional arrows to assist us in finding our way to the pool. We walked around the entirety of one side of the hotel outside the building and the lighting was less than desirable for pushing a wheelchair until we found our way to the pools. Discovering the best way to get to the hot tubs was a bit of a challenge for a first-time visitor in a wheelchair due to stairs between levels of where the pools are. We arrived at the area after it was closed. It was not until the next night after a long day at one of the parks when we returned to go for a swim. The pools were remarkably busy and again there was no signage to tell us where to get towels, but a family member asked, and we were able to get towels for the pool. I was pleased to find the towels were a good size and soft, much softener than the towels even in the room. The most disturbing aspect of the pool experience was the large number of insects in the pool; dead and floating throughout the pool. Another observation I have is regarding the cleanliness of the hotel; I was less than impressed with the condition of the hallway to our room from the elevator. Upon our arrival, my wife and I both noticed the dirty pathway in the carpet going from the elevator to our room. The carpet is much darker on one side of the hallway and that extended for as far as we could see. Outside the door to our room was what appeared to be drywall powder from where someone or something had hit the corner of the wall. Also outside our door was a coffee stir stick and “fruit loop” all of which was there for the entirety of our visit. Inside the room the closet doors were missing, bathroom door was too large for the small bathroom and could not open all the way, nor could it be closed if anyone were in the bathroom easily. The tile in the bathroom bathtub was very elegant to look at but after a closer inspection the light and darkness was augmented by the dirt stuck in the tile. Many of the USB chargers attached to the lamps did not work. The most challenging part of the room was the bed; I have no idea what size bed that was, but I do not recall the last time I stayed in a hotel and shared a bed that was less than a queen size. The room was plenty large enough for two queen size beds and I was astonished that a resort would even have beds that small in the rooms. The desk appeared to be an afterthought and as someone who frequently travels with my work laptop, I was troubled to find that there is no electrical outlet open by the desk and I had to unplug the lap to use the wall outlet. The other aspect of my stay that was troubling was the internet on Saturday night was very unstable, I was trying to work and kept getting kicked off my connection to work.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

The Walt Disney World Dolphin is now our go to resort

Penguin1119 (Reading, Pennsylvania) on Jun 15, 2021

We stayed at The Dolphin twice in the last 6 months. In Nov. 2020 as a couples trip and in May 2021 as a family vacation. We absolutely LOVE the location of the resort. We took the Friendship boats to Epcot & DHS. We took the hotel bus to AK & MK. No transportation issues at all. The pool areas are gorgeous and quite expansive. We had a great time lounging at the pool on our non-park day. Lunch was delivered right to our lounge chair. There are a vast array of restaurants at both the Swan & Dolphin. We really enjoyed the crab nachos from Todd English's Blue Zoo and also the Tempura from KImono's. There is a bar in the Swan lobby that offers frozen Margaritas. They were delicious; however, they are only open on Fri., Sat & Sun. The drinks are $i5. Refills are $11. We walked over the Boardwalk and also visited the Beach & Yacht Club resorts for pin trading. This resort offers everything that a WDW Deluxe resort offers without the high price tag. We had a great time here during both of our stays.

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