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Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Renovated in 2015, this unique hotel was designed by award-winning architect Michael Graves
  • The 17 restaurants and lounges are described by Fodor's as "excellent"
  • Complimentary scheduled shuttles to theme parks and golf courses, where guests are privy to advance tee times
  • The three-acre pool area has a beach, slides, caves and hot tubs

"Equipped with every conceivable luxury" -- DK Eyewitness

Map & Directions

This hotel is 30 minutes from the Orlando International Airport. Cab fare will cost approximately $60 one way.

Rooms & Rates

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Renovated in 2015, the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort is located in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort, so guests can "escape the midday heat for a dip in the pool" (Fodor's) between rides.

Guest rooms are breezy and spacious and come with free Wi-Fi, perfect for booking complimentary transportation to the rest of the Disney theme parks. Or guests can spend a day at the pool, a theme park unto itself. The three-acre water oasis is surrounded by lush foliage and features a waterfall, slides, caves and hot tubs.

Dine and unwind at 17 restaurants and lounges, described as "excellent" by Fodor's, including a Shula's Steakhouse and an award-winning seafood restaurant, with character dining available. Or, splurge on a decadent treatment at the on-site Mandara Spa, offering Balinese-style rejuvenation.

Guests of Disney Resort hotels receive the benefits of early FastPass+ access, extra hours in the theme parks, MagicBand bracelets for keyless room entry, theme park admission and purchases, complimentary parking and transportation within the resort and to the airport, as well as dining plans for every budget.

From the press:
  • "Home to Todd English’s BlueZoo restaurant, a must no matter where you stay" -- DK Eyewitness
  • "Equipped with every conceivable luxury" -- Rough Guide
  • "The pool's cave and waterfall are so inviting that the kids will happily leave the parks for a relaxing cool-down" -- Fodor's



  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am

Know Before You Go

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 17 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 25 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 25.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 23.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 33.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 31.50 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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