Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel Guide

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel Guide

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel Guide

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard

Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
(407) 934-4000


Deluxe Resort Classification

Located in the Epcot Resort Area

Check-in: 3:00 PM /Check-out: 11:00 AM

The Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel combines modern elegance with a whimsical and creative Floridian flair. It is located in the Epcot Resort Area within walking distance of Epcot and the Boardwalk entertainment area. The sister hotel to the Dolphin is the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, located just across the courtyard.

Check out the Rehabs and Closure Schedule to see if any refurbishments will be going on during your stay.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel Rooms

There are 1,509  rooms at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel.

Rooms feature 2 Queen-size beds and sleep up to four guests.

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Mickey Ears IconEach Room’s Amenities Include:

In-Room Safe
Coffee Maker
Alarm Clock
Iron and Ironing Board

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Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel Dining

Fine Dining

Shula’s Steakhouse
Todd English’s Bluezoo

Casual Dining

Cabana Bar and Beach Club
Fresh Mediterranean Market
The Fountain


Shula’s Lounge
Todd English’s bluezoo lounge

Quick-Service Dining


24 Hour Room Service is available

Mickey Ears IconNearby Resorts also have excellent dining options:

Disney’s Beach Club Resort features:
Beaches and Cream
Cape May Cafe

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort features:
Captain’s Grille
Yachtsman’s Steakhouse

Disney’s Boardwalk Resort features:

Flying Fish
Big River Grille
Trattoria al Forno


The Walt Disney World Swan Hotel features:
II Mulino Trattoria 
Garden Grove

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The Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel boasts 5 pools including a 3 acre grotto pool with a waterfall, 4 whirlpools, and 2 lap pools.
An arcade
Near the Grotto Pool several recreation amenities are available including:
–Children’s playground
–Sand Volleyball Court
–4 Tennis Courts
–Outdoor Basketball Court

There are also jogging trails and a health club with exercise equipment.

Mandara Spa features to Bali inspired indoor gardens, and is located at the Dolphin Hotel.

Fantasia Mini-Golf is located nearby.



  • Disney Gift Shop – A shop featuring various necessities and Disney merchandise
  • Accents – A shop featuring accessories and resort wear for your vacation essentials. Includes brands such as Vera Bradley and Quicksilver
  • Cabana Beach Hut – A poolside shop with everything you need for a day in the sun
  • Mandara Spa – featuring everything you need for a take-home spa experience
  • Picabu – A shop with food items and groceries
  • Fuel – A shop with food items and groceries

Mickey Ears IconNearby Shopping can be found at the other Epcot area resorts, in Epcot itself, and in Disney Springs.

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Overnight Self-Parking

Effective for reservations made March 21, 2018, and thereafter, standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.

Standard Overnight Parking charges for Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per night

Disney’s complimentary bus service is available to the Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom, as well as Disney Springs and the Disney water parksWater launch transportation is available to the Epcot International Gateway entrance, to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and to the BoardWalk. The Beach Club, Yacht Club, Boardwalk, and Epcot’s International Gateway entrance are within short walking distance.

The bus stop is located to the left of the front entrance, as you exit the front of the building. The water launch stop is on the dock as you exit the main lobby toward Crescent Lake.

These times are approximate, provided to give you an idea of average travel times. Please plan on up to a 20 minute wait for Disney transportation in addition to walking time to resort or theme park transportation stops.

Magic Kingdom – 19 minutes by bus, 35 minutes by car (with transfers)
Epcot International Gateway – walking 5 minutes, 18 minutes by boat, 16 minutes by car (to front gate)
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – walking 20 minutes, 18 minutes by boat, 15 minutes by car
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – 24 minutes by bus, 20 minutes by car
Disney Springs – 20 minutes by bus, 12 minutes by car
Blizzard Beach Water Park – 22 minutes by bus, 15 minutes by car
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – 20 minutes by bus, 10 minutes by car


No on-site child care facility. Kid’s Nite Out, in-room child care, is available at all resorts for children 6 months to 12 years old. Reservations may begin as early as 6:30 a.m. and/or may begin as late as 11:00 p.m., Services are available 24/7.  Children ages 4 to 12 can enjoy an evening of fun, games and Character encounters at Pixar Play Zone. This kids-only experience at Disney’s Contemporary Resort also includes dinner and dessert and is offered nightly from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Camp Dolphin at the Dolphin resort accepts children aged 3-12. Here children will be cared for by trained professionals and entertained with games, movies, and crafts. For more information about Camp Dolphin call (407) 934-4241.

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