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Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando

4-star4 stars
1500 Epcot Resort BlvdOrlandoFL32830United States of America

4-star beachfront resort with spa, near Disney's Hollywood Studios®
    Great location
    Fantastic service
    Quite clean
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    Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando

    from $159
    • Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View
    • Room, 2 Double Beds, Resort View
    • Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds
    • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View
    • Room, 1 King Bed, Resort View
    • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed
    • Room, Balcony (Firework)
    • Room, Balcony (Firework)
    • Room, 2 Double Beds (Firework)

    About Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando

    Located in the center of the Walt Disney World Resort, the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., serves as a gateway to Orlando's popular theme parks and attractions. Private entrances to both Epcot and the Magic Kingdom Park are accessible via boat or walkways from the hotel.

    Hotel Features.
    The Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort is an Epcot Resort, offering special Walt Disney World Resort benefits such as complimentary transportation to all Walt Disney World Theme Parks and attractions, Disney Character dining opportunities, ticket desks, priority seating at select Walt Disney World Theme Parks, and advance tee times at 5 golf courses. Additional exclusive Walt Disney World Resort benefits include Extra Magic Hours at select theme parks and FASTPASS® access to reserve some experiences up to 60 days in advance.

    The hotel offers 6 dining options, including the award-wining Shula's Steakhouse, filled with team memorabilia from the 1972 Miami Dolphin's "Perfect Season." Coastal cuisine and fresh seafood appeal at Todd English's BlueZoo restaurant, where dancing blue lights twinkle as the fish grills. At Picabu, children and the young-at-heart alike will find adventure and good food in a cafeteria-style setting; open 24 hours a day. Dining options range from the casual to fine dining and include bars, a coffee shop, and lounge.

    The hotel includes 5 outdoor swimming pools and 4 outdoor tennis courts. The hotel shares dining and recreational activities with the Walt Disney Swan Resort, including a swimming complex called The Grotto. This 3-acre playground includes waterfalls, slides, water volleyball and spa tubs. The hotel's Camp Dolphin program offers children's activities for ages four to 12, including crafts, arcades, Disney movies and board games (fees apply). The Bali-inspired Mandara Spa is centered around 2 interior gardens, the Tea Garden's "Asian Bale" and the Meditation Garden's "Meru Temple." The spa offers services such as massages, body scrubs and wraps, facials, manicures, and pedicures. Children under 18 must have a parent with them when they visit the spa. The hotel also offers 98 meeting and conference rooms, totaling 320,000 square feet of meeting space.

    Guestrooms feature slate-tile entries. The Palm Springs-themed rooms offer views of the resort, lake, or pools from floor-to-ceiling windows. Westin Heavenly Beds boast 280-thread count, 100 percent cotton linens, pillowtop mattresses and 5 pillows. Split bathrooms offer vanity areas with makeup mirrors and Heavenly showers with Elemis toiletries and rainforest showerheads. High-speed Internet access is available for a fee. Room service is available 24 hours a day and offers meal reheating (surcharge). In-room child care is available for a fee.

    At a glance

    Key facts

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 1,509 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 27 floors


    • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
    • Check-out time is 11 AM
    • Express check-in/out
    The boat service to theme parks is temporarily unavailable as of May 7, 2018. Bus service will be provided to Epcot® May 7-June 7 and Disney's Hollywood Studios® May 7-June 21, 2018; dates subject to change. For more details, contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

    Required at check in

    • Credit card or cash deposit required

    • Government-issued photo ID required

    • Minimum check-in age is 18
    • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

    Travelling with others


    • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

    • Babysitting/childcare *

    • Children's club *


    • Pets not allowed


    • WiFi in public areas *

    • WiFi in rooms *



    • Valet parking *


    • Free theme park shuttle

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    * See small print for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Taking the kids?
    • Children's club (surcharge)
    • In-room childcare (surcharge)
    • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
    Food and drink
    • Breakfast (surcharge)
    • 12 restaurants
    • 5 bars/lounges
    • 2 coffee shops/cafés
    • Poolside bar
    • 24-hour room service
    Things to do
    • On private beach
    • Beach towels
    • Number of outdoor pools - 5
    • Children's pool
    • Outdoor tennis courts - 4
    • Full-service spa
    • Spa treatment room(s)
    • Waterslide
    • Tennis on site
    • Spa tub
    • Steam room
    • Arcade/game room
    Working away
    • Business center
    • Conference space
    • Meeting rooms 10
    • Conference space size (feet) - 320,000
    • Conference space size (meters) - 30
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Limo or Town Car service available
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Hair salon
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter/bellhop
    • Number of buildings/towers - 1
    • Elevator/lift
    • ATM/banking
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower

    In the room

    Home comforts
    • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
    • Air conditioning
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board
    Sleep well
    • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Premium bedding
    • Pillowtop mattress
    Freshen up
    • Private bathroom
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    Be entertained
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Premium TV channels
    Stay connected
    • Desk
    • Free newspaper
    • WiFi (surcharge)
    • Free local calls
    Food and drink
    • Refrigerator
    • Free bottled water
    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

    Special features


    With meditation, tea gardens, and garden and city views, the Mandara Spa specializes in Asian-inspired treatments. Relax in the sauna, spa tub and steam room, and enjoy aromatherapy treatments, various types of massage, body scrubs and wraps, facial treatments, manicures and pedicures and reflexology.

    Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult when they visit the spa.


    Shulas Steakhouse - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

    Todd English bluezoo - This seafood restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

    Fresh Mediterranean Mrkt. - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

    The Fountain - This restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available.

    Picabu - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open 24 hours.

    Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando’s small print

    Also known as

    • Dolphin Hotel
    • Dolphin Walt Disney World
    • Walt Disney World Dolphin
    • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
    • Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
    • Dolphin Resort


    The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

    Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

    • Resort fee: USD 31.50 per accommodation, per night

    Resort fee inclusions:

    • Pool access
    • Health club access
    • Fitness center access
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • In-room bottled water

    Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

    Optional extras

    Self parking costs USD 23.00 per night with in/out privileges

    Valet parking costs USD 33.00 per night with in/out privileges

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 25 per night

    Breakfast costs between USD 12 and USD 17 per person (approximately)

    Children's club access is available for an extra charge

    Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

    WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 25 per night (rates may vary)

    WiFi is available in public areas for USD 25.00 per night (rates may vary)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    What’s around Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando


    • In Bay Lake
    • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 23 min walk
    • Epcot® - 29 min walk
    • Disney's Boardwalk - 19 min walk
    • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - 33 min walk
    • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    • Walt Disney World® - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    • Disney Springs® - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km

    Getting around

    • Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway) - 20 min drive
    • Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) - 29 min drive
    • Kissimmee Station - 25 min drive
    • Orlando Station - 26 min drive
    • Self parking (surcharge)
    • Valet parking (surcharge)
    • Free theme park shuttle

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.8 From 2,248 reviews

    Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando
    Pleasant stay
    Hotel is amazing. Beautiful scenery. Comfy beds, very clean. Would stay again.
    Jannica, us2 night trip
    Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando
    Very Good8.0
    Great alternative to a Disney Resort
    Let’s face it, I’m a Disney Resort snob and technically, the Dolphin is not a Disney Resort BUT I wanted an EPCOT Resort for this trip and my alternatives were not in the budget. The Dolphin was a great choice. The hotel is huge and the walk to our room was a long one but we had a great pool view and fireworks view so it was a minor inconvenience. The dining choices are great; from upscale dining to casual family dining at Picabu which was our go to place and best of all... NO LINES OR CROWDS. There’s no convenience of the magic band for charging or for use as a room key but I didn’t mind it because everything else was great. Will definitely be coming back.
    Aida, us2 night trip
    Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando
    Disney NEVER Disappoints
    First time staying at the Dolphin. Was as nice as I imagined it to be. Will definitely consider staying here in the future. Thanks Disney!
    Walter, us2 night trip
    Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando
    Great weekend stay
    Disney weekend. Spent time at the hotel when we got rained out. Nice to be close to Epcot, saves on at least 1 bus ride wait. Too bad the kids club was full
    A Traveler, us2 night trip
    Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando
    Darline, us2 night trip

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