General Information

Address: 1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830

Resort Phone #: 407-934-8000

Resort Fax #: 407-934-3850

Reservation #: 407-934-7639

Date Opened: 6/4/1990

Resort Category: Deluxe

Room Information

# of Buildings: 5 buildings. The main building is 14 stories tall and the four wings are nine stories tall.

# of Rooms: 1,509 rooms

Room Rates: Being operated by an outside company, the rates at the Dolphin are a bit more subject to changes, discounts, and other promotional offers. See the official Disney page for the Dolphin for current room rates.

Services Information

Concierge Service: No

Valet Parking: Yes. Day valet, $12. Overnight valet, $16

Room Service:

Internet: LAN connections are available in each guest room and requires extra payment.

Laundry: There is a self-service laundry room on the first floor of the main building and a hotel laundry service is available.

Pools and Swimming: The Swan and Dolphin hotels share a common pool facility. There are two lap pools. The large themed pool, called the Grotto, is decorated to a tropical environment and includes water slides, volleyball, hot tubs and sandy beaches.

Gym and Exercise: The Dolphin has its own health club with exercise machines, some free weights, and aerobic space (classes are offered)

Spa: Saunas and whirlpools are available in the health club. The new Mandara Spa (common to both the Swan and Dolphin) offers a full suite of spa treatments by reservation.

Turndown service: Yes

Smoking:

Owner's Locker

MousePlanet partner Owner's Locker provides a highly useful service for repeat Walt Disney World visitors. It will allow you to to store a large amount of your "only-in-Florida" belongings on-site between your visits. Owner's Locker will deliver your locker to your resort early on the morning of your arrival and pick it up the day that you leave. Your locker will stay in climate-controlled storage until you return on your next visit. Owner's Locker delivers to resorts throughout the Orlando area, not just to Walt Disney World. Some of the many things that Owner's Lockers have been used to store are full-sized liquid containers to avoid the TSA hassle, clothing, holiday decorations for annual visits, pool playthings, and more. Visit their site and check them out for yourself, or order now!

Transportation Information

On foot: The Dolphin Hotel has easy pedestrian access to the Swan Hotel (connected by a walkway), Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot, the Boardwalk Resort, and the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts; none of which require walking on open roads. The Fantasia Gardens miniature golf courses are also within walking distance but do require crossing a public street.

Bus: Though not a Disney-run hotel, the Swan and Dolphin are part of the free bus network at Walt Disney World. Direct routes are available for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom as well as Downtown Disney. Other destinations will require transferring.

Monorail: Theoretically you could walk to and through Epcot and catch the monorail.

Ferries: There is a ferry stop at the boat launch between the Swan and Dolphin. These ferries connect Disney's Hollywood Studios, the Swan and Dolphin hotels, Boardwalk Inn resort, the Yacht and Beach Club resorts and Epcot.

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Dining

Dolphin Fountain and Snack Shop— A '50s diner with the ice cream and burgers you'd expect. The waitstaff has been known to break into song.

Fresh Mediterranean Market— Breakfast and lunch buffet where each item is made fresh to order.

Picabu Buffeteria— A large multi-station cafeteria with a vast selection. The attached convenience store is open 24 hours.

Shula's Steak House— An elegant steakhouse, part of the chain started by NFL football coach Don Shula.

Todd English's bluezoo Restaurant— High-end seafood from chef Todd English.

  • Other dining — The Cabana Bar and Grill near the swimming pool serves burgers, sandwiches, and salads in addition to beverages.

Entertainment and Shows

  • The Dolphin Hotel mostly shares its facilities with the Swan Hotel. Sports courts (tennis and basketball) are available and a marina rents watercraft for the nearby lakes. Next to the Copa Banana lounge in the lobby there are coin-operated pool tables available and a video arcade near the Grotto pool complex. Fantasia Gardens, with two 18-hole miniature golf courses are within walking distance of the hotels.

Stores and Shopping

  • The Dolphin Hotel mostly shares its facilities with the Swan Hotel. Sports courts (tennis and basketball) are available and a marina rents watercraft for the nearby lakes. Next to the Copa Banana lounge in the lobby there are coin-operated pool tables available and a video arcade near the Grotto pool complex. Fantasia Gardens, with two 18-hole miniature golf courses are within walking distance of the hotels.

Brittany Jewelers— A high end jewelry shop.

Daisy's Garden— Disney souvenirs and sundries.

Indulgences— Fancy chocolates and other sweets.

Statements of Fashion— Casual and activewear for men and women.