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Walt Disney World Dolphin

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • access to all facilities at the Swan
  • easy walk or boat ride to BoardWalk and Epcot
  • excellent on-site restaurants

    Cons

  • self-parking is $10 a day
  • a daily resort fee covers Wi-Fi and Internet access, use of health club, and local phone calls
  • room-charge privileges stop at the front door and don't extend to the Disney parks

Fodorite Reviews

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Walt Disney World Dolphin Review

A pair of 56-foot-tall sea creatures bookend this 25-story glass pyramid, a luxe resort designed, like the adjoining Swan, by world-renowned architect Michael Graves. The fabric-draped lobby resembles a giant sultan's tent. All rooms have either two queen beds or one king, with pillow-top mattresses, down comforters with crisp white duvet covers, and overstuffed pillows. Rooms have flat-panel TVs with an interactive resort information system, along with views of Epcot, Disney's BoardWalk, or Hollywood Studios. The pool's cave and waterfall are so inviting that the kids won't complain if you escape from the midday heat at the parks for a relaxing cool-down.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Epcot Resort Area, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 | Map It
  • Phone: 407/934–4000; 800/227–1500
  • Website:
  • Location: Epcot

    Hotel Details

  • 1,509 rooms, 112 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-06-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Disney's best Hotel in Orlando, Florida

    I really love Dolphin hotel. Best special rates for $169.00. I can't wait to stay in the Dolphin. I give this hotel a Excellent mark. Disney keep the nice work.

    by JEANYLASER36, 5/27/08
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    One Shot Convention Hotel

    The public areas are generally nice, but the hallways are vaguely claustrophobic. The room layout was interesting, but not bad. The room furnishings are what is expected at this price point in this locale. Thankfully, there are good restaurants here, because the room service food quality is atrocious at this price point.

    I have stayed in hotels ranging from $35 per night to over $350 per night. I have never encountered such a high percentage of uncaring and miserable staff people in one hotel. I guess that they assume most people are here on conventions and won't be back. The staff certainly does whatever they can to ensure no returns.

    by deech77, 10/31/07

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