Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
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Large hotel but you wouldn't know it. Undergoing some renovation but they are dealing with it well and it never becomes obtrusive. Right in the middle of Disney but without a lot of the Disney baggage. Great ticket booking service for just about everything. Beach area and pool great for kids and gym open 24 hours great for jet lag.
Ugly property with no windows. Felt trapped as if in prison. Forced into upgraded room with less amenity and no functioning light. When asked to change back to original reservation, hotel lost my luggage and was told to "calm down" when mildly lamenting that while my pitiful luggage hold nothing but old underwear I sort of need them nevertheless during my stay for the critical care board review. Assistant manager and bell boy director made no effort to assume responsibility and offered no concrete apology. Will advise ACCP to seek other facilities to host their meetings. Last year at Arizona's Waldorf Astoria much better. Board reviews are miserable and abusive enough. No need to be abused by the hotel management while paying exorbitant price for fast food. Felt like cattle as a conference attendee.
As Disney annual pass holders who visit the parks every year, we decided to give this hotel a try. What a mistake! It's very expensive and doesn't give you the full benefits of staying on Disney property. The hotel was being renovated but we weren't told in advance. The room was average at best, lower quality than a Disney value resort. But the worst thing is that they charge a daily fee for wifi and transportation, which wasn't disclosed until we checked out. It was over $20 per day. There is no extra charge for this at Disney resorts. They also charge $20 per day for parking! At an outside lot no less. And unless you're a Disney annual pass holder if you use your car you'll have to pay Disney too. The parking fee also wasn't disclosed in advance. I was so disappointed I didn't even ask for Starwood points at checkout. The staff were surly and unsmiling. When I complained about the charges no one cared. They even tried to charge me twice for parking! All around terrible experience. We left after two nights and stayed at the Disney All-Star Sports resort, which was $100 less per night (not counting the fees) and a much better experience. If you want the Disney experience do not stay here!
THis is a very nice hotel. The service is great (as with everything at Disney). The hotel is big (two identical ones: Swan and Dolphin) and is more of a convention hotel. It does not have the feel of a Disney resort but there are some pictures and the Mickey pancakes at the restaurant. It is a great place if you want to visit Epcot or Hollywood Studios (close and can take a boat). Magic Kingdom is also close but only via bus.
Will not stay here again. The best thing about this property for us was within walking distance of EPCOT and that was the park we were attending. The noise level at this property was unreal. We had a room in one of the towers and let me tell you when someone was walking down the hall it sounded like they were marching down the hall. Voices carry from EVERYWHERE. We could hear the man snoring in the room next door like he was in our room. Perhaps it is different if placed in the main building but I'm not taking any chances. Hotel was far from Disney Clean. Areas in bathroom overlooked and dusty in the room.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Disney Character dining
- Disney golf courses nearby (fee)
- Gym (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Disney shops
- Wireless Internet (fee)
- Parking (fee)
- 1 king-size or 2 queen-size Heavenly Beds®
- Full bathroom
- In-room safe
- Maximum occupancy 4 persons
Kids 2 to 9 Eat Free - Choose from kids' menu at select restaurants when dining with a paying adult (maximum 2 kids per room).
For the Kids - Kids activities available for a fee.
Complimentary transportation! Disney Resort Guests are free to enjoy complimentary Disney transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Just steps from your door, boats, buses and monorails await to transport you from the Theme Parks, Water Parks, the Downtown Disney area and more.
Free Magical Express transfers: If you choose the package with transfers, Disney's Magical Express Service is complimentary and exclusively available when you stay at a Disney Resort Hotel. Motor coaches pick you up at Orlando International Airport and take you to your Disney Resort Hotel, while your bags are picked up and taken to your room. And when your vacation's over, you and your bags are taken back to Orlando International Airport.
Extra Magic Hours! Disney Resort Guests can enjoy the Extra Magic Hours Benefit. Each day one of the Theme Parks opens an hour early or stays open up to three hours after regular Park closing, so you can experience some of the most popular attractions. Valid Theme Park admission and Walt Disney World Resort ID are required.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Walt Disney World Dolphin ResortOrlando,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32830
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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