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

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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.

Guests staying at select Club Level accommodations can also choose to purchase an additional three FastPass+ 90 days in advance. Learn more here.

Mickey Ears IconEach Room’s Amenities Include:

Hairdryer
Wifi
In-Room Safe
Telephone
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

Lounges

Phins
Shula’s Lounge
Todd English’s bluezoo lounge

Quick-Service Dining

Picabu
Fuel

24 Hour Room Service is available

Mickey Ears IconNearby Resorts also have excellent dining options:

Disney’s Beach Club Resort features:
Cape May Café is a Table Service buffet-style restaurant which hosts a character breakfast in the morning and a clam-bake themed dinner in the evening.
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop is a casual Table Service location at the Beach Club.
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop To Go Menu
Beach Club Marketplace sells Quick Service meals, snacks and a limited selection of groceries.
Hurricane Hanna’s pool bar serves Quick Service meals and snacks.
Martha’s Vineyard serves appetizers, wine and drinks.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort features:
Ale & Compass Restaurant table service location serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Yachtsman Steakhouse Signature Dining location is open for dinner.
Hurricane Hanna’s pool bar serves quick service meals and snacks.
Ale & Compass lounge serves drinks and snacks.
Crew’s Cup lounge serves drinks and snacks.

Disney’s Boardwalk Resort features:
Big River Grille & Brewing Works brewpub
ESPN Club sports café
Flying Fish (Signature Dining location)
Leaping Horse Libations Pool Bar
Bellvue Lounge
BoardWalk Bakery
BoardWalk Pizza Window

The Walt Disney World Swan Hotel features:
II Mulino Trattoria 
Garden Grove
Kimonos
Splash Pool Bar and Grill

Sponsor: Save money on Disney dining, by ordering drinks, snacks and other items that are delivered to your Disney Resort. Garden Grocer has over 5000 products including milk, cases of water, baby care items, breakfast items and even beer and wine.

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Recreation at the Swan & Dolphin pools

    • GROTTO POOL WITH TROPICAL WATERFALLS AND A WATER SLIDE
    • TWO LAP POOLS
    • SPRING POOL
    • FOUR WHIRLPOOLS
    • KIDDIE POOL
    • TWO POOLSIDE RESTAURANTS
    • WATER VOLLEYBALL
    • WATERCRAFT RENTALS
    • SEASONAL POOLSIDE ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES
    • WHITE SAND BEACH
    • TWO SAND VOLLEYBALL COURTS
    • BEACHSIDE PLAYGROUND
    • SPRAYING SEAL FOUNTAIN
    • BASKETBALL HOOPS
    • PING PONG TABLES

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.

Shopping

Disney Cabanas is a shop featuring various necessities and Disney merchandise.  Located at the Swan.

Cabana Beach Hut is a poolside shop with everything you need for a day in the sun!  Located in between the Dolphin lap pool and the Grotto Pool.

Accents is a boutique offering resort wear, swimwear accessories, and unique gifts from Quicksilver, Vera Bradley, and others. Located in the Dolphin.

Disney Gift Shop An entertaining Disney store with merchandise from the Walt Disney World Resort, as well as sundries. Located at the Dolphin.

Mandara Spa Take a little piece of heaven home with professional spa products from European skin and hair care brands: Elemis, La Therapie, Ionithermie and Steiner. Located at the Dolphin.

Picabu – a 24-hour convenience store stocked with food items and sundries. Located at the Dolphin.

Fuel located in the lobby of the Dolphin

Mickey Ears IconNearby Shopping can be found at the other Epcot area resorts The Boardwalk Inn, The Beach Club, The Yacht Club, in Epcot itself, and in Disney Springs.

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Transportation

 

Overnight Self-Parking

Standard Overnight Parking charges The Swan and The Dolphin for registered guests is $25 plus tax per night of your stay.    Valet parking is available for $35 plus tax per night of your stay.   Guests visiting The Swan or the Dolphin will pay the same fees each time they exit.

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

Childcare

***Disney has closed its three Children’s Activity Centers located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts.  As well the Pixar Play Zone that was located at The Contemporary Resort has closed.  The Walt Disney World Dolphin will still offer a Children’s Activity Center option and you do not have to be a guest at that resort to use the Children’s Activity Center.***

  1. While not on-site child care facility, however 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.  
  2. The Walt Disney World Dolphin will still offer a Children’s Activity Center option and you do not have to be a guest at that resort to use the Children’s Activity Center.  Camp Dolphin

 

Resort Fee

The Swan and Dolphin both charge a resort fee for each night of your stay.  Price is currently $30 plus tax per night and includes:

  • Unlimited access to the resort’s health club facilities including 24 hour access to Dolphin Health Club
  • Unlimited domestic, long distance, and local calls
  • 2 bottles of water refreshed daily
  • In-room enhanced high speed wireless internet access
  • Complimentary daily scheduled fitness classes
  • Complimentary daily scheduled recreational resort and pool activities
  • $30 off spa services of $175 or more – (1) offer per room, per night
  • Complimentary Swan Paddle Boat rentals
  • Complimentary S’mores Fun Kit each day of your stay to be used at our evening Campfire & S’mores event

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