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Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

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Marion, Indiana
Reviewed 26 March 2015

The Dolphin is an older property, but it is well maintained and has first rate linens, pillows, and bedding. So close to Epcot, The Boardwalk, and so many Disney Resort restaurants. You can easily get to any park. After staying here, you never want to stay outside of the Epcot or Magic Kingdom area.

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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Guest Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Okay, it's not a five star hotel, but the location, theme and overall value in my world is a five star experience. This was my sixth or seventh stay and I always look forward to the next trip. Would have stayed again this month but was sold out:) We typically spend a day at the park, then take a day...

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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Guest Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your loyalty to our resort and are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are pleased to hear that our close proximity to the neighboring resorts and theme parks are an added value during your stay. We hope you will join us again soon!

São Paulo, SP
Reviewed 25 March 2015
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

Stopped by the lobby lounge for evening cocktails. Jason makes the best French martinis and mojitos. He was really friendly and very helpful suggesting places to eat. Had a great time there. It is a perfect place for cocktails before or after dinner and makes a great stopping point after a night in Epcot.

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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Guest Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Lobby Lounge. We are thrilled to hear that Jason was able to assist and make you feel welcomed! We hope you will visit us again soon!

Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Significant updating needed. Door to room didn't close. Had to slam it to close. Lots of broken hardware in room. The hotel definitely is outdated. I didn't find anything overly wrong with it. It just wasn't very nice. If you want luxury stay somewhere else

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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Guest Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Please accept our apologies for the condition of your guest room. Our Engineering team will be notified regarding the amenities in the room and the door. We appreciate your feedback and making us aware. We would like to share that we are approximately halfway through our refresh of the guest rooms at the Swan resort....

Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 24 March 2015

The Disney Swan is a fantastic and reasonably priced hotel. The location is ideal. The hotel amenities are superb.. the pool is really sweet, the hot tub is delicious, the fitness center is top notch. I would highly recommend the Swan... you wont be disappointed.

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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Guest Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review. We are overjoyed to hear that you had a wonderful stay. We appreciate your kind words regarding our resorts amenities. We hope you will visit us again soon!

Reviewed 24 March 2015

My husband and I just spent a long weekend at the Swan hotel on Disney World property. This was our 5th visit together. The property has been a favorite due to the outstanding service, top restaurants, and "resort feel" at the multiple pools. The convenient location to Disney World is also a nice bonus. This most recent trip, we were...

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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Guest Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you and your husband had a relaxing and enjoyable stay at the Swan. We love that you got to experience one of our newly refreshed rooms. We appreciate your compliments regarding our new design! Thank you for being our guest and we are excited to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

I wrote a very long review and it was deleted by mistake but I took the time to write it again because I don't want other people to stay at this hotel. I will start with what was good + valet guys were the best - when i first arrived i had to wait for 5 min simply because there...

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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Guest Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review

It is truly disappointing to hear that your stay was not as magical as we would have hoped. We are pleased that the valet was quick and efficient, but it is disheartening to hear about your other encounters. Please be assured that our Front Office Leadership will be made aware of your service encounters and will be taking corrective action....

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 24 March 2015

I stayed 4 nights at the Swan with a coworker during a convention. At check-in, we were upgraded to a newly remodeled room on the 6th floor facing Universal Studios. We attempted to get a room facing Epcot so we could see the nightly fireworks, but that would have cost more, so we did not choose that option. If you...

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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Guest Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the convention you attended and your room accommodations. As the only Starwood Resort on Walt Disney World property we are proud to offer many Starwood amenities and special Disney benefits. And, as you experienced, our location is fantastic! We apologize for disappointment you encountered with the WIFI. The...

Brentwood, California
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Outstanding location, Very friendly staff, scenic views, walking distance to Epcot, shuttle busses for everything else. Plenty of great restaurants nearby, I would highly recommend the hotel for its convenience. Take the Disney shuttle from the airport.

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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Guest Relations Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed our location and dining options so much! We look forward to inviting you back to explore more!

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Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort is located in the center of Walt Disney World. Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios are just a boat ride or short walk away, with Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom Park nearby. Our hotel has free area transportation. We offer a unique blend of Disney benefits and Starwood amenities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Address: 1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32830-8428 (Formerly Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel)
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Lake Buena Vista
Price Range: €218 - €396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 2267
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Also Known As:
Walt Disney World Swan And Dolphin Hotel Orlando
Walt Disney Orlando
Walt Disney Hotel Orlando
Swan Resort Disney
Disney World Swan Resort
Walt Disney World Swan Resort
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Orlando, Florida
Hotel Style:
#27 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#39 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#49 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#117 Business Hotel in Orlando
#118 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#142 Family Hotel in Orlando
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8 months ago
JustARider2 Chicago, Illinois Reviewed this property
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My suggestion is to try FLORIDA TOWNCAR SERVICE. We used their services in March 2016 and were very pleased. The gentleman picked us up at the airport, brought us to a grocery store so we could pick up some bottled water and fresh fruit, and then directly to the Swan. Then he picked us up at the hotel at the end of our visit and returned us to the airport. Very convenient, one fee, one gratuity! There is a limit to the number of travelers per car.

8 months ago
Monroe, New Jersey
drfiler Pennsylvania Reviewed this property
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I was told that the Swan updates are complete but you should double check that when booking. Dolphin updates not complete as of 11/2016 and they did not disclose this upfront. Have a great trip!

3 months ago
London, England, United Kingdom
Ken B Cumming, Georgia Reviewed this property
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Hi Adam.

First, when staying at the Swan and Dolphin, you are close to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Your options for those parks are to walk (I always walk to Epcot) or take a very nice and fun water taxi. To get to Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney), Magic Kingdom, or Animal Kingdom, buses will pick you up at either hotel. The buses come every 15-20 minutes as I recall, and it doesn't seem to take long to get to the parks. As I recall, the bus ride to Disney Springs was only about 10-15 minutes, to Magic Kingdom a little longer. Haven't taken the bus to Animal Kingdom. So, if you want to plan your arrival time, I'd give 30-40 minutes - depending on how long it takes when waiting on the bus to arrive. By the way, the buses are very clean and drivers very friendly and professional. Hope this helps. By the way - have a very safe trip from the UK and have a very MAGICAL time at Disney.

God Bless, Ken

9 months ago
San Francisco, California
BabzW St. Petersburg, Florida Reviewed this property
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Loos like you got your shuttle question answered a few times so I'll try to add something else that will be helpful...

You can use the Disney buses while at this resort but for a few of the parks it's not necessary. It is a quick walk from the resort to Epcot but an even shorter walk to the ferry that takes you right to Disney's Hollywood Studios. The location of this resort is awesome just expect it to be "Disney - fied" because it's not. Enjoy your trip!

over a year ago
England, United Kingdom
NavigoToo Nesoya, Norway Reviewed this property
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Just got back from 8 great days at the Saratoga and Dolphin.

Would not call the Dolphin a romantic hotel, it's more a business hotel in Disney World. Beach/Yachtclub have a more Disneyfeel and is also close(r) to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

The most honeymoonish would be the Grand Floridan and Polynesian, with the Animal Kingdom as a runner up (with the savanna view). Of the moderate hotels i'd guess Port Orleans would be best.

If cost is no object go for a hotel close to the parks you would be visiting most. If the restaurant and shops in Disney Spring is important the Saratoga Springs (less expensive than most of the luxurious resorts) is just a short boat trip or a short walk away IF you get a room on the right place (the resort is vast). It also have a spa.

All Disney hotels have transportation (and parking) included, thats a timesaver. Planning is essential, and book restaurants and fast passes as early as possible. And yes, it's going to be a lot more expensive than you think...

Have a great trip!

1 month ago

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