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Overview of Walt Disney World Dolphin

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Guest reviews

4.1 / 5Very Good
11,923 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa

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Highlights

Popular LocationEpcot®17 min walk
Popular LocationDisney's Hollywood Studios®17 min drive
Popular LocationDisney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park22 min drive
AirportOrlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.)28 min drive

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1-800-675-4318
  • Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Resort View

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Room, 2 Double Beds (Fireworks View)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Resort View

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

    Room amenities

    • 500 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Premium Studio, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

    Room amenities

    • 600 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View (Fireworks View)

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View (Fireworks View)

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
    More details
  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Lake Buena Vista

Located in Lake Buena Vista's Bay Lake neighborhood, Walt Disney World Dolphin is near theme parks and on a private beach. Medieval Times and Ripley's Believe It or Not are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Disney Springs® and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Traveling with kids? Make time for Epcot®, or check out an event or a game at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Practice your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as horse riding and hiking/biking trails in the area. Our guests love the resort's location for the sightseeing.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Epcot® - 17 min walk
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports - 9 min drive
  • Disney Springs® - 12 min drive
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 17 min drive
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Orlando Station - 25 min drive
  • Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) - 28 min drive

About this property

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4-star resort with pools, private beach, full-service spa
Spend the day catching some rays at Walt Disney World Dolphin's private white sand beach, relaxing by one of the resort's 3 outdoor swimming pools, or pampering yourself at the full-service spa. All 1509 rooms offer comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find WiFi, separate bathtubs and showers, and coffee makers.
Walt Disney World Dolphin offers 1509 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature 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.
In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.
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.

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: USD 25 per night
Valet parking: USD 35 per night
Free theme park shuttle
Limo/town car service

Food and drink

1 poolside bar
24-hour room service

Things to do

24-hour fitness center
3 outdoor pools
Aerobics classes
Air hockey
Arcade/game room
Basketball
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
Dry cleaning service
Free cribs/infant beds
Free theme park shuttle
Grocery/convenience store
Laundry facilities
Mini-fridge
Playground
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
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
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Hair salon
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Porter/bellhop
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken

English
French
Russian
Spanish

Business services

61 meeting rooms
Business center
Computer station
Conference space (306979 square feet)

Outdoors

BBQ grill(s)
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 note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Assistive listening devices available
Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
Braille signage
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
Visual alarms in hallways
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

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

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

Bathrobes
Eco-friendly toiletries
Hair dryer
Separate bathtub and shower
Towels

Entertainment

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

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water
Mini-fridge

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Connecting rooms available
Desk
Free local calls
Free newspapers
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-compatible safe
Laptop-friendly workspace
LED light bulbs
Phone
Recycling

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

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 16 March 2020 to 14 June 2020 (dates subject to change).

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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

American Express
Diners Club
Discover
JCB International
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

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

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.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 13.95 per day (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.

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.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Reservations are required for 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

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

Guest reviews

4.1
5 - Excellent
5,640
4 - Good
3,694
3 - Okay
1,489
2 - Mediocre
720
1 - Poor
380
4.2
Cleanliness
4.2
Service and Staff
4.4
Amenities
4.2
Property condition

1/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Never stay in this hotel. Service is terrible and rooms are dirty. This was the worst Disney experience.

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

2/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

First night checked discovered the comforter was not cleaned, called front desk 3 times to replace it, sent someone to our room with bed sheet which we didn't ask, sent someone again with comforter cover, 3rd time with blankets....then we discovered the TV remote is missing, called front desk to get the remote, someone cares....we stayed for 4 nights no TV :(. I complaint to the front desk when checked out, she seemed not care -- WILL NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL AND NOT RECOMMED TO ANYONE.

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

2/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The pool was fantastic and options for eating was abundant. The grounds were excellent. We could take long walks and the views were every where. The only thing wrong was that i was double charged for my room when i chevked out. We had already paid in full through expedia. We had to call front desk after we got home. We are still waiting for the reimbursement to our credit card. Also the resorts fees should have been included as stated on our receipt from expedia but wasnt and will not be refunded for that. We did understand that the $29 parking fee wasnt included. This was our second time to the swan and we will not hesitate to go back even after the financial burden and wait for the partial return. Thanks!

Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

Was great location pool was great getting a hold of front desk was impossible from phone in room

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020