This air-conditioned theme hotel was renovated in 2005 and comprises 20 floors with a total of 758 rooms. Guests are welcomed in the lobby with a reception desk manned around the clock, a hotel safe, a currency exchange facility, a cloakroom, lift access, and a conference room. Further facilities on offer here include a shop, a hairdressing salon, a bar, a games room, and a total of 17 restaurants and lounges, offering something for every taste. For an additional fee, it is possible to make use of the laundry service and the laundrette. Self parking is offered at a fee payable to the hotel.
From the airport, take the South exit. After 6 kms, the 417 South (Central Florida Greenway) exit appears on the right (this is a toll road which will cost a total of $2.50; please have exact change as there is no attendant at the final toll booth which is $.50). You will stay on the Central Florida Greenway (417) for 25 kms. Take exit #3 (which is called Osceola Parkway). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn right (West). Continue on this road and you will soon see the Walt Disney World signage. After you pass under the WALT DISNEY WORLD archway onto Disney property, you will turn right at the first traffic light onto Victory Way; Continue on Victory Way until the second traffic light. Here you will turn left onto Buena Vista Drive. Take Buena Vista Drive to the second traffic light and turn right onto Epcot Resorts Blvd. The entrance to the Dolphin will be approximately 800m past the Swan on the right.
The exterior is truly an amazing, modern architectural marvel that has been described as "entertainment architecture"; the resort's theme is emphasized by a dolphin statue that graces the top of the hotel. The resort sits on 87 acres of beautifully landscaped lakefront property.
The lobby is large, with a delightful mix of décor. The lobby has shades of aqua and coral, hand-painted murals, beach-scene walls and custom-painted furniture, all under a huge Arabian tent ceiling. In the center of the lobby is a beautiful tiled water fountain.
Pets are allowed