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Get an overview of this hotel4-star resort with pools, private beach, full-service spa

Popular highlights

On private beach
Business center
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property
Grocery/convenience store

Location

Nestled on the beach, this Bay Lake resort is within a 15-minute walk of Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course and Disney's Boardwalk. Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot® are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Resort Features

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 12 restaurants.

Room Amenities

Rooms comforts include pillowtop beds and premium bedding, and there are conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, WiFi, and flat-screen TVs.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the white sand beach. At Walt Disney World Dolphin you can cool off in one of the 5 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa.

Dining is available at one of the resort's 12 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at one of the 2 coffee shops/cafés. The property also has a grocery/convenience store. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include 5 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Public areas are equipped with wireless Internet access (surcharge). This beach resort also offers a children's pool, a 24-hour health club, and a spa tub. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Walt Disney World Dolphin is a smoke-free property.

  • Express check-in 
  • Waterslide 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • On private beach 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 30 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 1,509 
  • Number of floors - 27 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • 24-hour health club 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 5 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Steam room 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Number of coffee shops/cafes - 2 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 12 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 320,000 
  • Ballroom 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Beach towels 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 25 per night )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 25.00 per night )

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:00 AM and noon.

Shulas Steakhouse - This steakhouse serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Todd English bluezoo - This seafood restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fresh Mediterranean Mrkt. - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

The Fountain - This restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available.

Picabu - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open 24 hours.

24-hour room service is available.

Breakfast

Start your morning with a buffet breakfast, available each day from 6:00 AM to noon for a surcharge. You can order a meal from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

A private beach and a 24-hour health club are featured at the resort. 5 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide, a spa tub, and a steam room.

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

  • Playground on site 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Volleyball on site 

Spa Services

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

  • Number of treatment rooms 8 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Reflexology 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

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 are 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.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 33.75 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.

Optional extras

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 25 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35 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.

Hotel Name

  • 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

We should mention

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.

Disney FastPass+® Offer

Disney FastPass+® Offer

Guests can use their booking reservation number and Walt Disney World® Resort tickets for complimentary access to Disney’s FastPass+® service, allowing guests to book entry times to Theme Park attractions and events up to 60 days in advance of arrival.

Purchase of a valid Walt Disney World® Resort admission ticket from an authorized Walt Disney World Ticket Seller, a booking reservation number for this property, and online registration required to qualify. Guests must contact the property directly for instructions on how to register and link their reservation; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Offer valid anytime, subject to availability. Restrictions apply.

Complimentary Parking at Walt Disney World® Resort

Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive complimentary parking at any Walt Disney World® Resort theme park by showing the resort hotel room key at parking booth.

Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.


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