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Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
Ranked #177 of 336 Hotels in Orlando
Tampa
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“Nice Disney hotel at a Good price!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Nice Disney hotel at a Good price. We paid 140.00 a night and thought it was a good hotel for the money. We enjoyed walking to the boardwalk and watching the short shows, the many restaurants and even way land gallery along with other entertaining things offered. You can take a boat to Hollywood studios & Epcot. Several options for dining on the property as well. The pool was okay. I thought they could have done a little better on the kiddie pool but they did have a fun slide my daughter did enjoy. Would not want to pay anymore then 160.00 a night for this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014
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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Hello Sharon and thank you for your recent stay here with us. We are pleased to hear that you and your family were able to take full advantage of our amazing location to Disney’s Boardwalk Resort area as well as Disney’s EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It sounds like you and your family had a wonderful time. Thank you for being our guest. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back at any time.
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We had our fifth visit to the Dolphin in Nov./Dec. of 2013. We had several issues at the hotel, but after pleasing and responsive communication with the management of the Dolphin/Swan Hotel, we booked another visit for May of 2014. We stayed at the Swan which was out first time there. We were extremely pleased with the entire stay including check in, room quality, staff, cleanliness, value and would definitely return again. We are an adult couple adn one thing we really preferred about the Swan over the Dolphin, was that the Swan felt more adult oriented and was smaller than the Dolphin. The location of both the Dolphin and Swan are the best of any of the on site Disney properties and ease of transport to theme parks is effortless. We will be returning to Disney World, and we will be staying again the Disney Swan.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
We are so thrilled that our Executive Office team could help arrange a delightful return stay. Your loyalty to our resort is deeply appreciated and we thank you for corresponding with us.

We strive to provide a magical and memorable experience to all of our guests. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back. It is music to our ears that you will indeed stay with us again. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can do to assist or make your next stay more comfortable.
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Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

I am playing catch up on my reviews and this was the last one . Thay should be in its self a reflection on the hotel ..

It wasnt bad by no means BUT it also did nothing to keep me interested or have anything special to make me come back ..

Good hotel but I personally would expect more from a disney hotel

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Hello and thank you for your recent visit here with us at our resort. We are pleased to hear that you chosen us to be part of your Disney vacation, but it is disappointing to hear that your stay was not as memorable as we hope it could have been. We thank you for being our guest. We do hope that you will visit us again.
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Palm Beach County, FL
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We frequently stay at the Swan because of its fantastic location (within walking distance to Epcot), great service, wonderful views of the fireworks, and fun pool area. Considering all of the amenities, the rates are very good. If you're an educator, ask for the teacher discount.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Hello Midgie and thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit here with us. We would like to say thank you for your loyalty when you and your family come down to visit Walt Disney World. It is great that you take full advantage of our amazing location as well as spending quality time with your family at our Grotto Pool area. We are also glad to hear that you are able to take advantage of our teacher promotional rates that we offer. Thank you for letting our future guests as well as our readers on TripAdvisor the knowledge about our promotional rates that we offer throughout the year. We look forward to your next visit!
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

For my sister's birthday, we wanted to break our routine and get away. We chose the Dolphin based upon a wonderful past stay and good rate for Florida residents. We checked in about noon and an upgraded room with balcony and water view was ready. What can I say about those "heavenly beds"? They are soooo comfortable. After making a dinner reservation with the concierge, we headed to the pool. This pool area is large enough that you don't have to sit near the activity area. We prefer a quieter area and found it. The pool is clean, water refreshing and has a nice waterfall.

After a refreshing swim, we visited the lobby shop and art gallery. It is worth just browsing, as there are many items that grab your attention. After a nice chat with the gentleman working in the gallery, we took a short rest. Then off to dinner at Todd English Blue Zoo. That meal was wonderful and I wrote a review about our meal.

The staff was very attentive and helpful making suggestions for dinner. It was a lovey getaway.

Room Tip: Book with your SPG member card, it often gets you an upgraded room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank YoungatheartFl
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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
What a wonderful stay! Thank you very much for your kind and generous words that you used to describe your recent visit. We thank you for choosing us to celebrate this special moment in your sister’s life. Thank you for being our guest. We look forward to having you back in the future.
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Our room had so much moisture, we had to request a dehumidifier, which ran (loudly) for the five days we were there, and had to be emptied multiple times per day and night. (Each time it was emptied, it had about a gallon of water in it - clearly there should not be that kind of moisture in the room - caused major allergy issues)
Common areas were nice, taco bar was delicious, and staff was very nice. Conference areas were fabulous!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Thank Nicyo
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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thank you for reaching out to our Executive Office so that we could provide assistance. We are glad that overall you did enjoy your stay and we appreciate your compliments about our common areas, taco bar, and most importantly our Cast Members. We have addressed your areas of concern with our Engineering Leadership team and appreciate you making us aware of this. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our resort again soon!
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Delray Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

I can'tcout the number of times we have stayed at the Swan & Dolphin. It has got to be several dozen times. Sadly it has become dated and stale. We booked the fmily alcove roomas we had 4 of us this trip. It was great rate so i may be out of line complaining but it was bad. At first entry the room smelled MUSTY..not a slight odoor but a strong musty smell. The view was perfect so we overlookedit and hoped for the best. Our reservation was for 2 queens but we were givena king. The hotel did give us 2 days of complementary breakfast soagain we got past it. The reason we will not go back iz a bit more simple, the hotel is old. The furniture in the room was dated and not one piece matched. There was no dresser but an enormous walkin closet. Seriously it had to be 8‘ x 8'. I dont know why they dont just put a dresser in there. Thanks but i dont need to hang my shorts and tshirts for a disney vacation. I need a couple drawers.. there was a very contemporary tv stand, traditional side table with modern chairs, it was very odd and felt like they just used what ever was left over to furnish this room. One of the strangest things was there was no headboard. I sincerely hope they areplanning a renovation soon. We love staying at the Dolphin but will find other accomodations until that happens.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Jerrdan
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WDWSDExecutiveOffice, Manager at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Hello Dan and thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here with us. We would like to say thank you for your loyalty to our property when you and your family come to spend some family quality time at Walt Disney World, but it is disappointing to hear about your recent reservation. We are pleased to share that there are plans for a beautiful refresh of our resort. There will be multiple enhancements made to our resort, including our guest rooms. While we await for the final design approval and project decisions to be made, it is our duty to care for and maintain our resort with its current design. We sincerely apologize again about the condition of your room, and we hope that you will come back to visit us again.
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Property: Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
Address: 1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32830-8428 (Formerly Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel)
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Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Lake Buena Vista
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#40 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
#50 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#117 Business Hotel in Orlando
#118 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#142 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 2267
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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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

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