4.0
Very Good 446 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

With a stay at Walt Disney World Dolphin in Lake Buena Vista, you’ll be minutes from Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course and close to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Disney’s Boardwalk and Epcot®.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 5 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. This resort also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Spending a day of fun is easy with the complimentary theme park shuttle.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s 12 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 5 bars/lounges.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Lake Buena Vista? This resort has 320,000 square feet (30 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

Walt Disney World Dolphin
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 United States

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 446 Reviews
Great location and hotel
Reviewed 14 hours ago

We were at Resort for a business conference! I was impressed with food and service of all guests. Mediterranean Cafe downstairs serves a delicious breakfast buffet! Epcot was about a 8 minute walk. Boats are available for short ride as well! We walked to enjoy the lovely little strip mall on the way. We would definitely return for proximity to Disney but for a comfortable clean hotel. Sister Swan Hotel steps away also has good restaurants.

Fair Price on Disney Rooms - Everything else expensive
Reviewed 19 hours ago

Business & pleasure trip. Rooms are nice and fair price for the Senior Rate. You get hit with a Resort Fee + parking fee. The restaurants are OK - but Las Vegas type expensive. $8.00 for a self serve breakfast burrito and $2.50 for a candy bar. The grounds and pool are very nice - did not use as it rained the entire stay. Not much at the Boardwalk, but you can walk over. You can walk to Epcot or take a boat. After 9 miles of walking the beds are nice and firm.

The dolphin hotel Walt Disney resort
Reviewed 22 hours ago

The holiday was great for the first four days, then we were awakened by jack hammers every morning, they shut the boat dock down for repairs and our room with a balcony overlooked the dock, could not get a boat to Epcot or Hollywood Studios anymore, I found some of the staff not very friendly, perhaps they don’t like working there, the room was okay, found a couple of the restaurants way overpriced, also too many covention people there they took over the bar, not a bad hotel but would really have to think hard for me to stay there again, still find it a bit dated.
Frederick Wilkes

At the Swan right now and have nothing but regrets
Reviewed 1 day ago

First and foremost their ferry transport to Epcot and Hollywood Studios is down and it is not advertised on their website. They didn’t even tell us at check in and had to find out by going to the boats and seeing the sign. Then we leave Epcot later in day there is no spot for them I ask someone and they are sharing the spot with Hollywood Studios. Three buses came and none of them are for Swan/Dolphin. Finally one takes us AFTER stopping at Hollywood. You feel like an afterthought here. Stained toilets but nice rooms which is why I give it two stars. I am shocked by the treatment here and it’s is currently ruining my holiday weekend. I’ve attached a photo from the their website shows nothing about the inop ferry. I always stay at the Universal Resort Hotel Royal Pacific and don’t think I will venture back to Disney again.

Good option for park amenities but understand what you are paying for
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed with our 2 kids last month and we got a 2 double bed room. It looked a lot bigger in the photos. The closet door had to be completely closed to open the hall door and you had to straddle the toilet to close the bathroom door. We were there for 5 days and it was very clean but close quarters. The room was REALLY far from the elevators so it was a trek if you had to run up to the room for something. The rooms have been updated but they get used and abused so things like our door didn't really function right and our mini fridge would freeze things. The service to the parks was great but do note that their hollywood studios water taxi service is not running through June but it is walkable if you want. For the cost (I used SPG points) it was worth the convenience but you get what you pay for. Also the hotel charges a $28 resort service fee per night and parking is $23 a night. The 8000 wing has a weird fryer exhaust smell to it that I was really put off by but none of the other areas smelled bad. I think next time I would stay at the swan at the higher points level. Not the best experience but the facilities were nice and convenient. I did address our issues with the management after our return and their response did soften my frustrations on the trip. That email was the best service we got the whole trip.