Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
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We just returned from a 4 night stay at the Dolphin. The location is excellent! Walk or boat to Epcot and HS is convenient. (boat does take a bit of time) The hotel itself is nice and modern (recently renovated lobby). We did not eat at any of the restaurants on this trip, but have ate at Bluezoo and Shula's and those are both great.Rooms were nice. They were spacious enough, nice tv and mini fridge was nice to have for drinks, snacks. The bathroom is fairly small in comparison to the room. Only real negative is the beds were a double (small- which we knew) and pillows were big and uncomfortable -even my 9 year old complained. Were it not for housekeeping would have likely rated this 4 star. Housekeeping was miss after miss. On our first full day we came back for a rest late afternoon (around 4) and room had not yet been cleaned. We were in room for about an hour (and hung the do not disturb sign during that time). We know housekeeping came by during that time so before we left, we called the make sure we would still be cleaned and told it would. When we got back late it had not. We called down and asked that we get towels and waters. Came back with towels (no wash clothes) and no waters. We didn't think of asking but also no coffee... Not a big deal but when you get charged 30 a day for "resort fee" it is frustrating..The next 2 days room was cleaned, but still had issues. One day we got back and as I got out of shower realized that no bath towels were left, not fun to dry off with 4 hand towels. On the other day we got back as room was being cleaned up. No bath towels again- housekeeper response was call down to guest services- it will be quicker than her getting them. A little frustrated we called to complain. Was offered a $50 breakfast voucher, however we were checking out the next day early and declined. Response was ok, have a nice day and bye. I would expect that if person has issues with housekeeping three days in a row there would be a higher level of concern by staff.
We choose this hotel for it's location and the early admission for the parks.The shuttle arrived 25mn late so when we finally got to Flight of passage in Pandora the wait was 225mn!!!! still during early access hours!!! Ridiculous!The resort fees, 28$ are ridiculous also! self parking 20$...Used water bottles were left in the room, good job housekeeping!We had a nice view of the parking lot, charming for 250 a night plus resort fees and plus parking.Too many people have early access to the parks, so what is the advantage?! Late during the day the wait went down to 90mn for the same ride...
Do not recommend.Bed sheets were not clean upon arrival. Bed was remade each morning, but not changed. Wet Bath towels were removed, no clean towels refilled. After first morning, we had no hand towels and no wash cloths. Disgusting!Sunday breakfast we had a business buffet, the eggs were filled with hot peppers & too spicy to enjoy. The chicken sausage links were cold & raw. Very limited options for juice. The dinner meals were nice, but not everyone knew what the foods were and many of my colleagues complained about the foods & left the meal hungry. Our company had a team building function outside in the heat. All of us needed water to stay hydrated, there were no, absolutely no watering stations to buy bottles of water. Would I recommend this hotel to my family for vacation? Absolutely not. No recommendation to another business for their company events either. Horrible
I had to write to share the amazing experience we had staying at the Wdw dolphin hotel , with my husband and 2 children. The staff was so friendly and helpful . For a small fee we upgraded to a room with a spectacular view and terrace . Money well spent . The renovated rooms were gorgeous, with delicious beds and pillows . Very thoughtful storage and beautiful bathrooms. The pool with slide and waterfall was above and beyond ! The gym, the pool bar and restaurant??? I can just keep going ! I have nothing negative to say at all . It is our 3rd time staying at the dolphin and we will be coming back !!
Grand scale Disney iconic hotel right in the heart of Disney World. Beautiful surroundings with views for everyone. Lots of fun on the water shuttles that take you between the hotels and retail spots all along the lake.Guest room was adequate but surprisingly a bit on the small side for such a large property.One negative was the lack of a breakfast spot in the hotel to have a great morning start.Overall the property was nice and the service was good but it probably is ready for some sprucing up and modernization.Still has the Disney charm.
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
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