Ratings based on 4,635 Verified Reviews

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4.2 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Dolphin

Posted 16-Dec-2014
Great service with the exception of having our room cleaned. Came back to the room after being gone all day and the room had not been cleaned. Had to call to get it cleaned. Only complaint
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Miami

We love the Epcot resorts.

Posted 15-Dec-2014
You can walk right into Epcot, take a short ferry to Hollywood studios or of course take the buses. ExcEllenton hotel especially considering the price.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Aberdeen

Great location and friendly staff

Posted 15-Dec-2014
Pros: Location and ease of getting to all Disney parks.
Cons: Cost of food on site is high, breakfast included in the price would be good.
Location: walking distance from Epcot, Boardwalk and Hollywood studios. Beach, lots of outdoor space and things for kids to do, restaurants and bars.
We've been to Orlando several times but this is the first time we've stayed in the Disney resort due to the cost of the hotels, however the cost of the Dolphin was worth it. It's so easy to get to all the Disney resorts and if you don't drive you can get a shuttle to and from the other parks e.g. Universal for a reasonable price. We had a great view from our room and could see Hollywood Studios and the Boardwalk including the fireworks display, the staff were helpful and friendly and there were good amenitities including bars, shops and restaurants. The room was a good size, clean and good facilities with free wi-fi and bottled water. As with all Disney hotels my only complaint is the cost of food on site and lack of breakfast with the room especially considering the price you pay, however with these hotels it's the experience and location you're paying for, both of which are great. If you want a nice hotel close to Disney then I recommend it.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Texas

Enjoyed our stay here.

Posted 15-Dec-2014
Pros: It was a pretty hotel, clean and convenient.
Cons: Picabu restaurant could be improved and they could offer soft drinks and snack foods at regular price. The prices were overly inflated.
Location: The Boardwalk is a convenient and easy walk, as well as Epcot and Universal Studios. Other hotels nearby also offer more dining options, etc.
We stayed at this hotel during our week-long trip to Disney World. We visited Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Universal Studios. The hotel was convenient to the parks, especially Epcot and Universal Studios. We took water taxis from the hotel to Epcot and Universal Studios, and buses to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. There were a few problems with transportation. We had to take a taxi to Epcot once for a breakfast that started before the water taxis began service at 8:00 am ($16), and we had to take a taxi to Magic Kingdom once due to an hour-long delay in the complimentary bus service to the parks ($22), but otherwise travels went well. Using the stroller on the water taxis was easy ( didn't have to collapse it). Also, the hotel was clean and had special decorations for Christmas with a tree and even snow in the lobby at times. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. This hotel was not a "Disney-owned resort" which precluded us from getting a dining plan and magic bands, but this didn't matter much to us. We had more flexibility in dining options without the dining plan and the magic bands were not really needed. We could have purchased bands at the park for around $13 each to link Memory Maker to the bands which would have directed pictures taken during rides to our photo account, but we opted not to do this. This would have been the only benefit, aside from the convenience of the band versus the cards. Overall, this hotel was a good experience.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Genoa, IL

Would stay again

Posted 14-Dec-2014
Pros: Proximity
Cons: very satisfied
Location: short boat ride to Epcot. Direct bus service to the Magic Kingdom.
Just a one night stay. Could see fireworks from Epcot on balcony. Good thing, it rained that night. Enjoyed the boat ride over to epcot and the short walk to the Boardwalk.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Michigan

Super location within resort area.

Posted 12-Dec-2014
Close to Boardwalk. Water taxi to parks was great. Easy bus pick up. Restaurants better than value priced areas.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom pompano bch

Nice hotel. Conveniently located near Epcot.

Posted 11-Dec-2014
Pros: Very nice lobby. Nice pool area and fitness center.
Cons: Food quality and over priced in hotels and resort areas.
Location: Close walk to Boardwalk and Epcot.
Nice hotel. Room size average. Did'nt expect $16 dollars a day to self park car where I was staying along with "resort fee" $23 per day.
2 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom new york

it was luxury hotel but not anymore old

Posted 10-Dec-2014
This hotel was luxury, but no more. Its old. The price for hotel dropped down but not on serves. Everything very expensive, transportation from airport cost 70$oneway by cab dont take there mears 22$ Per person it takes you forever get the hotel breakfast buffet 25$ but nothing to eat and hotel fee 25$ per day. Very usual hotel it doesnt cost all this epxensives another hotels much cheaper
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Miami, Florida

Nice, clean close to the parks

Posted 10-Dec-2014
The hotel is nice, clean and with go customer service. It is combines to go to the parks, expecially epat. But the rooms are to expensive for wath they offer.
3 out of 5
by A verified travellerfrom CT

Great location but hotel needs refurbishing

Posted 9-Dec-2014
Pros: Location-it was great to be able to walk to The Boardwalk and take the water taxi to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
Cons: The housekeeping
We loved the location and the pools. The hotel needs updating and the housekeeping staff needs to do a more thorough cleaning between guests. Apparently someone before us spilled something in the entryway of our room as the floor and refrigerator handle were sticky. Lighting in the bathroom and vanity were dull.