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Reviewed 5 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 5 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 5 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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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed during spring break. Housekeeping was terrible. In the day there were boxes and trash outside of rooms since they were not cleaned properly. They were very stingy on towels. Most days we received 2 bath towels for a family of 4. The pool restrooms were disgusting, feces on the floor not in 1 stall but several. Paper towels...

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

Thank you for your review. What you have described is certainly not our standard and we would like the opportunity to take proper corrective action. Please contact us at ReviewManager@swandolphin.com and include your complete reservation details with a copy of this review so that we can provide timely assistance.

Rockville Centre, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Dolphin hotel is conveniently located to Epcot Center, the ferry picks you up outside of the hotel and it's about a 15 minute ride to Epcot. Added bonus that the ferry drop off to Epcot isn't at the main gate so, less crowded. The hotel itself is large with some dining options and a large pool and "beach" area....

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

Thank you for your review. Our fantastic proximity to Disney's Boardwalk area and theme parks, especially Epcot and Hollywood Studios is beloved by all of our guests and we are glad you enjoyed it. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your room. We would like to share with you we are embarking on a beautiful refresh and...

Vero Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Dolphin for a two night stay over the Easter weekend. We spent one day at Epcot and another at the Dolphin Pool. This was our third stay at the Dolphin and it was good once again. While checking in we were offered an upgraded room which means "recently renovated" room. For $30 more per...

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Summit, NJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a long weekend with the family. We typically stay at the Swan, but do to availability we only were able to book rooms at the Dolphin. Staff generally helpful and hotel was clean. The elevators had a wet dog smell to it, but nothing terrible. I'm guessing from all the pool people dripping in them. The room was...

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Margate, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel runs in tandem with the Swan Hotel. Both Hotels are not a Disney run hotel.There is ample parking. A nice fountain in the lobby. There are 2 upscale restaurants and 2 econo restaurants. The lobby bar in the morning offers pastries and coffee for on-the-go. The room is well maintained and was big. They do have wifi and...

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had no parking, we tried to valet only to be turned away and told to self park. Only to not be able to find a spot, after 40 minutes returned to valet area and they FINALLY took the vehicle. Were told for the inconvenience we would not be charged for parking. WE not only were charged we were charged for...

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

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review about you recent stay with us. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the disappointing service experienced during your stay. What you have described is certainly not our standard and we would like the opportunity to take proper corrective actions. Please contact us at ReviewManager@swandolphin.com. Please include your complete reservation details...

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we come to Disney we usually stay at this hotel. We are Starwood Preferred Members. We have stayed in both side but this time the Dolphin. When we arrived they asked us if we would like to upgrade to a newly remodeled room for an extra $25 per night. I declined as we had already paid plenty for the...

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $320 - $582 (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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