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This award-winning resort is situated in a fantastic location and just a short stroll from the vibrant Disney's BoardWalk entertainment district. The hotels are perched overlooking the tranquil, landscaped lake and gardens which lead to Disney's amazing Epcot. There are so many reasons to stay here such as the sophisticated guest rooms, 17 restaurants and lounges, 5 pools and the luxurious Mandara Spa...a grown-up haven of traquility in which to relax after an exciting day in the theme parks! What's more, you get some great Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Benefits to take advantage of. There are also plenty of activities to keep the little campers amused with the Camp Dolphin supervised kids' activity programme!
Ideally located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort. Adjacent to Epcot and within close proximity to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Transfer time from Orlando International Airport: approx 30 min.
Complimentary Disney transportation. Free self-parking. Within walking distance of Disney's BoardWalk, to a private entrance at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, complimentary water taxi available to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot.
2,265 guest rooms. All with air-conditioning, 27" flat panel TV with pay-per-view films, complimentary wireless Internet access, iPod/MP3 connections, coffee maker, refreshment centre, safe, iron and board, hairdryer and free daily newspaper. All guest rooms are non-smoking. Rooms with 1 king-size bed, 2 queen-size beds or 2 double beds. Choose from Courtyard view or balcony rooms sleeping max 4 persons at Walt Disney World Swan and lake view, or balcony rooms, sleeping max 5 persons on a rollaway bed* at Walt Disney World Dolphin.
17 restaurants and lounges including the NEW Il Mulino New York Trattoria (Italian), Todd English’s bluezoo (seafood), Shula’s Steak House (voted Orlando’s best high-end steakhouse) and Kimonos (sushi). More casual eateries include Garden Grove (Disney character dining during selected meals), Fresh Mediterranean Market (breakfast and lunch), The Fountain (lunch and dinner), Cabana Bar and Grill (poolside). Splash Grill (poolside), Lobby Lounge and Java Bar. ALL WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT RESTAURANTS ARE NON-SMOKING.
5 swimming pools, including a grotto pool with slide and waterfalls, white sand beach, 2 health clubs, whirlpools and saunas, Mandara Spa*, jogging trails, paddle-boat rentals*, 4 tennis courts, 2 games rooms, Camp Dolphin supervised kids' activity programme*. Nearby golf on 4 Championship Walt Disney World golf courses*.
24-hour convenience store/cafe, room service. Valet and coin laundry. Complimentary stay for kids under 18 years – when occupying same room with parents. Complimentary high-speed Internet access. Complimentary 2 bottles of water in room, replenished daily. Complimentary tea and coffee in room. Complimentary unlimited use of health clubs. Complimentary childcare for 2 hours when dining at signature restaurants. Complimentary scheduled transportation to Orlando Premium Outlet Mall.
Disney resort hotels offer a range of fantastic guest benefits, making your stay even more special:
Extra time in the Parks – with Disney’s Extra Magic Hours, open 1 hour early and up to 2 hours after regular closing at one of the Disney Parks. Valid Theme Park Ticket and Resort ID required. Unlimited Walt Disney World transportation. Delivery of Disney merchandise direct to your hotel.
Please note: These Virgin Holidays Favourite Hotels are located adjacent to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios in the Heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, whilst offering all Disney benefits, do not offer the Disney Dining Plan or allow charging of purchases in the park back to your rooms.
*Denotes local charge.
Please note: There may be a local charge for use of a roll-away bed for parties of 5 people or more sharing a room. This is subject to change and is charged by the hotel.
Only available in selected room categories, please check with Special Assistance before booking.
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A friend and I took our sons to a convention held at the Swan recently. At every point, the staff we dealt with were friendly, efficient and willing to go the extra mile - from the front desk team... Read more who accommodated our many room requirements, to the security officer who helped us hunt for a missing kid. And when we got home and discovered that we had left a coveted winning award plaque somewhere in the hotel, Blake Anderson and Charles Halterman, complex senior security officers, made a huge effort to track down all the possible places it could be - and found it! They arranged for it to be shipped to us, thus ensuring that our lovely stay had a great ending - thank you! Read less
Chronological play by play. (Starts out bad then gets better.) CON- Arrive to dolphin on Sunday Dec 1 around 1pm. No one helped us with luggage into hotel. Many Bell staff standing at front door... Read more chatting with each other. CON- Check-in at front desk. Staff clearly poorly trained. It is evident that Starwood manages the property and doesn't own it, in that the staff exhibit poor customer service and lack knowledge of their product/service. Furthermore, they are not very knowledgable on how customers can use SPG points for room upgrades and other benefits. (Finally figure it out.) the checkin computer system must be awful because I can see the "lost look" in the staffs faces when navigating one screen to the next. PRO- Head to Epcot via foot. Amazingly close. Location to Epcot is fantastic. PRO- Water taxi back from Epcot easy breezy. PRO- Food at Mediterranean cafe good with some great healthy options. PRO- Water taxi to and from Hollywood studios easy breezy. PRO- Buses to and from animal kingdom easy breezy. PRO- pool great grounds well kept. CON- same theme. Nice people but I can tell they are poorly lead and trained. They are not knowledgable of times of operation and product/service offered by SPG. PRO- Picabu buffeteria, great idea. value and convenience. PRO- Il Mulino restaurant take out excellent. PRO- Proximity to boardwalk is fantastic. It's a nice walk. I hope some one other than general Managment of dolphin at Starwood reads this. The truth hurts and I only mention this because I want this place to be better than it is. Frankly, this is why I stay Marriott for business travel. My expectations are high for service and customer experience. I may give this place one more shot in the future but that's it. Read less
My family and I stayed at walt Disney World Dolphin November 22 to November 24, 2013. We enjoyed two beautiful rooms with views of the fountain, ferry boat and lake. The view of the nightly Epcot... Read more fireworks was an extra surprise! We loved the location of the hotel because of it's easy connections to all Disney World has to offer. My only criticism of the property is the Piccabu Restaurant. I feel the set up leaves a lot to be desired and was disappointed with the breakfasts we purchased. We loved the little soda fountain restaurant on property and wished they served breakfast too. Our rooms were very clean and with an updated decor and the pool was fun for my granddaughter to swim in. The grounds are well kept and beautiful. I also felt very safe walking around the property. Over the years I've stayed in many of the Disney properties and the Dolphin is one of my favorite places to stay. Read less