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Walt Disney World Dolphin

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Private beach, white sand, beach towels, beach volleyball
3 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, cabanas (surcharge)
3 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, cabanas (surcharge)
3 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, cabanas (surcharge)

Overview of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDisney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course8 min walk
  • Popular LocationDisney's Boardwalk12 min walk
  • Popular LocationDisney's Hollywood Studios®17 min drive
  • AirportOrlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.)28 min drive

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About this area

Lake Buena Vista

Located on a private beach, Walt Disney World Dolphin is in Bay Lake neighborhood and is connected to the convention center. Disney Springs® is worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Traveling with kids? Don't miss Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Walt Disney World®. Take time off to check out the health/beauty spa in the area, or get some fresh air with adventures like horse riding, ziplining, and ecotours nearby. Guests love the resort's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course - 8 min walk
  • Disney's Boardwalk - 12 min walk
  • Epcot® - 17 min walk
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - 6 min drive
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Orlando Station - 25 min drive
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) - 28 min drive

Restaurants

  • Fuel – Café offering American cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare daily. Kids' menu available.
  • Phins – Open on select days.
  • Fountain – Family restaurant offering American cuisine. Serves lunch and dinner on select days. Kids' menu available.
  • Shula's Steakhouse – Steakhouse offering American cuisine. Serves dinner on select days.
  • Bluezoo – Seafood restaurant offering seafood. Serves dinner on select days.

About this property

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4-star resort with pools, private beach, full-service spa
Catch some rays on Walt Disney World Dolphin's private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 6 restaurants. All 1509 rooms offer comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find separate bathtubs and showers, coffee makers, and down comforters. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Walt Disney World Dolphin offers 1509 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 49-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Lake Buena Vista resort provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Hypo-allergenic bedding, change of towels, and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a private beach, a waterslide, and a 24-hour health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Mandara Spa has 8 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 13.95 per day)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 29 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 39 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • RV/bus/truck parking (surcharge) on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 6 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Aerobics classes
  • Air hockey
  • Arcade/game room
  • Beach volleyball
  • Children's pool
  • Evening entertainment
  • Full-service spa
  • Karaoke
  • Playground
  • Shopping
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Waterslide

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Lockers available
  • Reception hall
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Golf caddy
  • Golf cart
  • Hair salon
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (306979 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 61

Outdoors

  • Dock
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 8 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • In-room accessibility
  • Lever door handles
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Low-height door lock
  • Low-height electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Low-height view port in door
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Transfer shower
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa

More

  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Games
  • Shared microwave
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Entertainment

  • 49-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite channels
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Mini-fridge

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Recycling

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children 3 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 39.38 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 13.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 29 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 39 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per night

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 3 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
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Dolphin Hotel
Dolphin Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
Dolphin Resort
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Lake Buena Vista
Walt Disney World Dolphin Lake Buena Vista
Walt Disney World Dolphin Bue
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
Walt Disney World Dolphin Lake Buena Vista
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Lake Buena Vista

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 2521 out of 4381 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 1041 out of 4381 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 433 out of 4381 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 226 out of 4381 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 160 out of 4381 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
My bed had a stain on it and there was no cleaning service after each day I left and returned from Disney parks so the room was how I left it for three consecutive days til I left.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
There was only one person working the check in desk at 7:00pm. I waited over 30 minutes to check in, only to find out my room wasn’t available. The clerk was sympathetic but didn’t do anything to offer a solution. I asked what rooms were available that we could get into right away. She downgraded us so we could check in immediately. I am traveling with 4 kids. Sitting in the lobby for another 40-60 minutes was not an option as we had just left the airport after 4 hours where our flight was canceled.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I love that the resort had the swan boats, the boat to take a ride to different parks, bus transportation to the parks, the pool areas were great with the water slide. I loved the amenities, it is great for kids, that is why I chose it for my son. I would definitely stay here again, it was so convenient. The staff was very nice and helpful. Great stay. Thank you!
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Updated hotel, close to Disney, great amenities
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Disliked: Staff & service
I was under the impression it was a Disney resort which it is not. The phone in room was disconnected which made it hard to communicate needs, they wanted everything communicated thru text which took too long. I'd text, wait 10 minutes or more to be answered with a question and so on taking way too long where a phone call to live person would have answered my question in a few minutes. The other option was so go all the way to front desk and wait on check in line (which was so slow). This was very frustrating and wasted a lot of my time. We checked bags with a valet then checked in, at check in was told they would relay room number to valet so we proceeded to dinner. A few hours later with a child with a stinky diaper and no bags. Again, cant call, text took too long so we had to go all the way back down to track down our thingsThings I communicated thru text such as not needing to switch rooms was answered by text but not by front or communicated to front resulting in several "urgent" voicemails left on my phone while we were at the parks. No one was at the "bell boy" desk and guess what! No bell! I stood there waiting until I finally called the number on the desk which was security who was very rude and told me someone is at the desk and hung up on me. Restaurants were amazing, store employees very helpful though everyone wants a tip. In Fuel you shop yourself, wait on line, check out at cashier and they want a tip for pushing buttons on register, a bit over the top I felt.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021