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
# 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.
Concierge Service: No
Valet Parking: Yes. Day valet, $12. Overnight valet, $16
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
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!
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.