Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

4.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 4 and 5 stars. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services. 5 star - Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 1362 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-3.5

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-3.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Lovey grand hotel near parks

    Reviewed by wistraveler620(Madison, Wisconsin) on Mar 26, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    My mother and I took a mother daughter trip over Thanksgiving. I wanted a resort that was within walking distance of Epcot and Hollywood Studios and this hotel delivered. The parks were busy because of the holiday, but we never ran into problems with transportation and always got on the bus and boat. I did go to the pool area two afternoons and thought the pools were beautiful. They had free pool towels for use available at the little cabana stand. There were plenty of chairs in the shade or sun. We should have eaten at the outdoor pool area because it looked so good, but we didn't have a chance. I was impressed with the boat service to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, it was relatively quick and pleasant. Once we got on the boat to Hollywood Studios we had no other stops. When you get on the boat to Epcot there are stops at Beach/Yacht Club and Boardwalk, but they are quick stops. We would visit and stay here again.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Birthday trip

    Reviewed by kranderdon() on Mar 22, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Great place to stay, with convenient connections to the parks. We took the boat to Hollywood Studios and the bus to Magic Kingdom. Abundance of fun pools, one with a water fall and slides. Food options were good with a wide variety. Sister hotel was within walking Disney also with yummy restaurants.

    Stay at the parks and get your Marriott Points

    Reviewed by Fozzley(Moorestown, New Jersey) on Mar 18, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    We stayed at the Dolphin for several reasons: as our future plans were tentative, we were able to make a reservation through Marriott and therefore not pay ahead of time and be able to cancel just a couple days before our trip if necessary. Our housekeeping was very inconsistent - the room was very clean, but we had some difficulty with the coffee and cups being refilled and often had to call for towels. The hotel manager was present though and apologized and was helpful. When one stays at the Dolphin, they are able to use the Disney Transport system which is very convenient. And as a bonus, you earn Marriott points!

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-3

    Value

    Value-4

    Exceptional Hotel

    Reviewed by Devondutch(Torquay, United Kingdom) on Mar 17, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Wonderful help on check in by Daniel. The Hotel is extremely clean as are your rooms. Nicely decorated with selected views. Although a lot has changed since my last visit, it is still a good place to stay. Downsides are apparent when you get a latte from the Fuel coffee shop which also does food. $7.46 for a regular size not worth just under £6.00 in my opinion way to expensive. One recommendation or piece of advice, had breakfast at the downstairs cafe. Plates were cold so a hot meal did not stay hot for long also way over priced.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-4

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-2

    Pool is fun

    Reviewed by HmmmKW83() on Mar 14, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    We stayed here in a last minute switch from another off property Disney hotel. I booked this, mistakingly thinking it was an actual Disney resort. It is not. However, the walk over to the boardwalk and water: bus transportation between parks is super convenient. There are lots of different food options and the hotel seemed clean with a very friendly staff. My kids loved the pool, and said they like the dolphin better than other moderate level Disney resorts we have stayed at.