Walt Disney World Dolphin

Top choice resort in Walt Disney World

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8.5 out of 10

These two Michael Graves–designed, high-rise luxury hotels, which face each other on Disney property and share facilities, offer a distinctly toned-down Disney feel but have many of the the Disney perks, including Magic Hours (where a theme park opens early and closes late for guests at Disney hotels only). Large swan and dolphin statues grace the grounds.

Perched along the bay between Epcot and Hollywood Studios, these are the only non-Disney hotels next to a theme park; thus, the 'Magic Band' payment system is no good here -- they need real dollars, not mouse money. They are also differently owned: Dolphin is a Sheraton property, Swan a Westin. Online and last-minute deals can save literally hundreds of dollars.

Quick description via booking.com

Located in the Walt Disney World Resort, this hotel offers a water taxi service to Epcot, Disney's Boardwalk, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Five outdoor pools, 4 hot tubs, and health and wellness spa are on site. Disney Extra Magic Hours and FastPass+ experience are offered to all Walt Disney World Dolphin guests. Complimentary shuttle transportation to the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets is provided daily. A flat-screen TV and a small refrigerator are found in each bright and colourful room of the Walt Disney World Dolphin. Some rooms also feature a private balcony and beautiful views of the resort. A total of 17 restaurants and lounges, including Shula’s Steak House and Todd English's bluezoo restaurant are open to guests of the Dolphin. Dining with Disney characters is offered at the Garden Grove. Disney tickets and advanced Disney golf course tee times are available for a fee. Universal Orlando Resort is 18.7 km from the property. The entertainment and dining of the Disney BoardWalk are 7 minutes' walk from the hotel. Guests are only 15 minutes' walk away from the Epcot theme park.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Please note that fees are subject to tax.

Please note that rooms do not include microwaves but the property offers reheating services for a fee. Contact property for details.

The resort fee includes WiFi.

Please note that valet parking is available for USD 33.00 per day.

Features of Walt Disney World Dolphin


  • Parking
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Family rooms
  • Games room
  • Internet services
  • Currency exchange
  • Children's playground
  • Gift shop
  • Ticket service
  • Shops (on site)
  • Wifi
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Kids' club
  • On-site parking
  • Paid wifi
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Secured parking
  • Accessible parking

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Room service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business centre
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Shoeshine
  • Car hire
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service


  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi


  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning
  • Atm/cash machine on site


  • Valet parking