Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Reservations: 1-800-780-5727   Address: 1500 Epcot Resort Blvd , Lake Buena Vista, FL - 32830   Map
 
 
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Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Resort View

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Two double Heavenly Beds. Views of pool complex and lakes. 360 square feet. Michael Graves-designed decor with light-wood furnishings and colorful artwork. High-speed Internet access (surcharge). TV with premium channels. Refrigerator and coffeemaker. Laptop-compatible safe. Complimentary daily newspapers.
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free local calls
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium TV channels
  • Premium bedding
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower/tub combination

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Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds, View

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Two double Heavenly Beds. 360 square feet. Michael Graves-designed decor with light-wood furnishings and colorful artwork. High-speed Internet access (surcharge). TV with premium channels. Refrigerator and coffeemaker. Laptop-compatible safe. Complimentary daily newspapers.
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free local calls
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium TV channels
  • Premium bedding
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower/tub combination

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Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View

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Two double Heavenly Beds. Balcony. 360 square feet. Michael Graves-designed decor with light-wood furnishings and colorful artwork. High-speed Internet access (surcharge). TV with premium channels. Refrigerator and coffeemaker. Refrigerator available on request (surcharge). Laptop-compatible safe. Complimentary daily newspapers.
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free local calls
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium TV channels
  • Premium bedding
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower/tub combination

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony (Fireworks View)

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Two double beds. Balcony. 360 square feet. Desk. High-speed Internet access (surcharge). TV with premium cable channels. Free local calls. Coffee/tea maker and refrigerators. Iron/ironing board. In-room safe. Complimentary newspaper.
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free local calls
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium TV channels
  • Premium bedding
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower/tub combination

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds (Fireworks View)

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Two double beds. 360 square feet. Desk. High-speed Internet access (surcharge). TV with premium cable channels. Free local calls. Coffee/tea maker and refrigerators. Iron/ironing board. In-room safe. Complimentary newspaper.
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free local calls
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium TV channels
  • Premium bedding
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower/tub combination

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

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One king Heavenly Bed. 360 square feet. Michael Graves-designed decor with light-wood furnishings and colorful artwork. High-speed Internet access (surcharge). TV with premium channels. Refrigerators and coffeemaker. Laptop-compatible safe. Complimentary daily newspapers.
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free local calls
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium TV channels
  • Premium bedding
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower/tub combination

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Resort View

VALUE ADD Free Wireless
One king Heavenly Bed. Views of pool complex and lakes. 360 square feet. Michael Graves-designed decor with light-wood furnishings and colorful artwork. High-speed Internet access (surcharge). TV with premium channels. Refrigerators and coffeemaker. Laptop-compatible safe. Complimentary daily newspapers.
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free local calls
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium TV channels
  • Premium bedding
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower/tub combination

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

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One king Heavenly Bed. Balcony. 360 square feet. Michael Graves-designed decor with light-wood furnishings and colorful artwork. High-speed Internet access (surcharge). TV with premium channels. Refrigerators and coffeemaker. Refrigerator available on request (surcharge). Laptop-compatible safe. Complimentary daily newspapers.
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free local calls
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium TV channels
  • Premium bedding
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower/tub combination

Room, 2 Double Beds, Resort View

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2 double. For a good night's sleep, settle onto the pillowtop bed with premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker and a refrigerator are provided. You will have a shower/tub combination, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Air conditioning, a laptop-compatible safe, and a desk are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.
  • Phone

Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View

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2 double. For a good night's sleep, settle onto the pillowtop bed with premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker and a refrigerator are provided. You will have a shower/tub combination, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Air conditioning, a laptop-compatible safe, and a desk are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.
  • Phone

Room, 2 Double Beds, Resort View

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2 double. For a good night's sleep, settle onto the pillowtop bed with premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker and a refrigerator are provided. You will have a shower/tub combination, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Air conditioning, a laptop-compatible safe, and a desk are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.
  • Phone

Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds

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2 double. For a good night's sleep, settle onto the pillowtop bed with premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker and a refrigerator are provided. You will have a shower/tub combination, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Air conditioning, a laptop-compatible safe, and a desk are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.
  • Phone

Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony (Epcot)

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2 double. For a good night's sleep, settle onto the pillowtop bed with premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker and a refrigerator are provided. You will have a shower/tub combination, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Air conditioning, a laptop-compatible safe, and a desk are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.
  • Phone

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

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1 king. For a good night's sleep, settle onto the pillowtop bed with premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker and a refrigerator are provided. You will have a shower/tub combination, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Air conditioning, a laptop-compatible safe, and a desk are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.
  • Phone

Room, 1 King Bed, Resort View

VALUE ADD Free Wireless
1 king. For a good night's sleep, settle onto the pillowtop bed with premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker and a refrigerator are provided. You will have a shower/tub combination, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Air conditioning, a laptop-compatible safe, and a desk are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.
  • Phone

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

VALUE ADD Free Wireless
1 king. For a good night's sleep, settle onto the pillowtop bed with premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and premium TV channels are offered for your entertainment. A coffee/tea maker and a refrigerator are provided. You will have a shower/tub combination, as well as complimentary toiletries and a hair dryer. Air conditioning, a laptop-compatible safe, and a desk are among the conveniences offered. This room is Non-Smoking.
  • Phone

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Hotel Overview & Exclusive Editorial Review

Insider Insights

  • Free shuttle-bus or water-taxi service provided to all Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and attractions.
  • Parents looking for a private evening together can send their kids to the hotel’s Camp Dolphin for an hourly fee per-child.
  • Operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts under the Sheraton brand.

Park It
Self-parking: $15 per day. Valet service: $20 per day.

The Experience

Part of a two-hotel complex, the Walt Disney World Dolphin joins its sister property — the adjacent Swan — in providing a uniquely Orlando resort experience. With its Michael Graves-designed architecture and lakeside setting, you’ll find plenty to like. Especially the on-site dining and super-close proximity to the fun-filled action at the Disney parks.

Things To Do

  • Dine. Enjoy a 48-ounce porterhouse at Shula’s Steak House or fresh seafood at Todd English's bluezoo.
  • Ride. Pick your favorite Disney theme park and go for a ride. Like Space Mountain at the Magic Kingdom Park or The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
  • Chill. Get pampered at the Mandara Spa with specialized treatments such as the "Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial" or the "Exotic Frangipani Body Nourish Wrap."
  • Party. Head to the nearby Downtown Disney entertainment complex for a mind-blowing evening performance of La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil®. Then grab a pint at the Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant.
  • Meet. Book a meeting, conference or tradeshow using the combined 329,000 square feet of function space at the Dolphin and Swan.

What We Like

  • Amazing on-site dining with Todd English’s bluezoo and Shula's Steak House.
  • Five heated pools with fountains, waterfalls and whirlpools, all in a tropical-themed three-acre beach on Crescent Lake.
  • Guests have access to the five championship golf courses that are part of the Walt Disney World Resort.
  • The Dolphin's VIBE banquet program provides a variety of customizable events for meeting attendees.
  • The world-class Mandara Spa®, shared by the Dolphin and Swan hotels, offers specialized Asian-inspired spa and massage services.

The Review


Big Picture

The Walt Disney World Dolphin opened in 1990 and has remained a fan-favorite for more than two decades. The striking aquatic design is certainly Disney-esque, but on the tasteful side of the spectrum. Kids love the whimsical atmosphere, parents dig the adult amenities, and meeting attendees appreciate the top-notch event facilities. And everyone enjoys this "deluxe" property's service.

Leisure Time

Well, you've always got the theme parks. Only the world's best — that's presumably one of the reasons why you're staying at the Dolphin. And for good reason — they're all a quick shuttle-bus ride away. Your best bet is to purchase a multi-day, multi-park ticket and just go for it. Or you could just hang at the hotel and seriously relax. Between the refreshing pools, pampering massages and indulgent dining, you'll certainly find something to do.

Sleeping and Such

All rooms are smoke-free and provide free high-speed Internet access. They also include a Heavenly Bed® with goose-feather pillows. You can reserve a "Traditional Room," "Resort Room," "Epcot Room," "Family Room" or multi-room suites. The "Epcot Room" is of special note because of its spectacular view of the theme park's iconic Spaceship Earth as well as the evening fireworks.

The Verdict

With its central location within the Walt Disney World Resort — not to mention plenty of on-property distractions — the Dolphin remains an upscale option for those seeking a bit of sophistication with their theme-park experience.

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Map & Area Information

Address: 1500 Epcot Resort Blvd Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830   Geo Coordinates: 28.36749 (Latitude), -81.56149 (Longitude)

Nearby Points of Interest

  • Nearby landmarks, attractions and points of interest.

    Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi,  Disney's Boardwalk - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi,   Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 1 km / 0.7 mi,   Epcot® - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi,  Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi,  Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course - 2 km / 1.2 mi,   Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 3.1 km / 1.9 mi,  ESPN Wide World of Sports - 3.3 km / 2 mi,  Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park - 3.4 km / 2.1 mi,  Richard Petty Driving Experience - 3.4 km / 2.1 mi,  Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course - 3.7 km / 2.3 mi,  La Nouba Theater - 3.8 km / 2.3 mi,  Disney's Osprey Ridge Golf Course - 3.8 km / 2.3 mi,  Disney's Palm Golf Course - 3.8 km / 2.3 mi,   DisneyQuest® - 4.1 km / 2.5 mi,  

    The preferred airport for Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort is Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) - 26 km / 16.2 mi.


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    Hotel Features & Amenities

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    The Basics
    Number of buildings/towers - 1
    Total number of rooms - 1,508
    Number of floors - 27

    Services Available
    Laundry facilities
    Complimentary newspapers in lobby
    Currency exchange
    ATM/banking
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Wedding services
    Security guard
    24-hour front desk
    Room service (24 hours)

    General Facilities
    Safe-deposit box at front desk
    Elevator/lift
    Gift shops or newsstand
    Shopping on site
    Ballroom(s)
    Banquet facilities
    Air-conditioned public areas

    Internet Access
    Free Wi-Fi

    Dining & Beverages
    Coffee shop or café
    Bar/lounge
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Poolside bar

    Fun & Leisure
    Tennis on site
    Arcade/game room
    Waterslide
    Outdoor tennis courts - 4
    Number of outdoor pools - 5
    On private beach

    Business Services
    Exhibit space
    Number of meeting/conference rooms - 98
    Meeting facilities size (meters) - 29729
    Multiple large conference rooms
    Business services
    Audiovisual equipment
    Business center
    Multiple small meeting rooms
    Meeting facilities size (feet) - 320,000
    Event catering

    Parking
    Self parking
    Parking (surcharge)
    Valet parking
    Valet parking (surcharge)
    Self parking (surcharge)

    Child Care
    In-room childcare (surcharge)
    Swimming pool - children's
    Babysitting or childcare
    Supervised childcare/activities
    Children's club (surcharge)

    Above & Beyond
    Concierge desk
    Shoe shine
    Doorman/doorwoman
    Beach towels
    Multilingual staff
    Porter/bellhop

    Shuttles & Transportation
    Theme park shuttle (complimentary)
    Limo or Town Car service available

    Information to Know
    Caters to groups
    Resort fee charged at hotel/condo
    Smoke-free property
    Caters to families

    Pet Policy
    Pets not allowed

    Fitness & Wellness
    Full-service health spa
    Massage - spa treatment room(s)
    Health club
    Spa services on site
    Beauty services
    Steam room
    Spa tub

    Check-in / Check-out
    Check-out time is - 11 AM
    Express check-in
    Check-in time starts at - 3 PM
    Express check-out
    Minimum check-in age is - 18

    Credit Cards Accepted
    Diners Club
    Discover
    Carte Blanche
    American Express
    MasterCard
    Visa
    JCB International

    Room Amenities
    Cribs/infant beds available
    Pillowtop mattress
    Desk
    Air conditioning
    Shower/tub combination
    Blackout drapes/curtains
    Electronic check-out
    Wake-up calls
    Extra towels/bedding in room
    Coffee/tea maker
    Daily housekeeping
    Makeup/shaving mirror

    Room Electronics
    Premium TV channels
    Free Wi-Fi
    Refrigerator
    Multi-line phone
    Clock radio
    Free local calls
    Hair dryer
    Voice mail
    Iron/ironing board
    Climate control
    Direct-dial phone

    Room Luxury
    Premium bedding
    Turndown service (on request)
    Hypo-allergenic bedding available
    Electronic/magnetic keys
    In-room safe (laptop compatible)
    Complimentary toiletries
    Complimentary newspaper


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