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Walt Disney World Dolphin

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Exterior
Private beach, white sand, beach towels, beach volleyball
Private beach, white sand, beach towels, beach volleyball
Private beach, white sand, beach towels, beach volleyball
Premium Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, View | Premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, in-room safe

Overview of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4.0 star property

8.4/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Map
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDisney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course8 min walk
  • Popular LocationEpcot®8 min drive
  • Popular LocationDisney's Hollywood Studios®8 min drive
  • AirportOrlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.)28 min drive

Room options

About this area

Lake Buena Vista

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

What's nearby

  • Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course - 8 min walk
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - 6 min drive
  • Waldorf Astoria Golf Club - 7 min drive
  • Epcot® - 8 min drive
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 8 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Todd English's bluezoo - 12 min walk
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop - 17 min walk
  • Ale & Compass Restaurant - 17 min walk
  • The Garden Grill - 18 min walk
  • Sunshine Season - 18 min walk

About this property

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4-star family-friendly hotel near Walt Disney World® Resort
Located close to Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot®, Walt Disney World Dolphin provides 18 holes of golf, a poolside bar and a corner/local shop. With a private beach, beach towels and beach volleyball, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Indulge in aromatherapy, a deep-tissue massage and a body treatment at the on-site spa. The on-site American cuisine café, Fuel, features brunch and light fare. Aerobics classes are offered at the 24-hour health club; other things to do include volleyball. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities, such as a terrace and shopping on site.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with a waterslide, cabanas and sunloungers
  • A free theme park shuttle, valet parking (surcharge) and limo/town car service
  • Express check-out, express check-in and a vending machine
  • Karaoke, a lift and a banquet hall
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the proximity to public transport
Room features
All 1509 rooms feature comforts, such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, as well as thoughtful touches, such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning. Guest reviews speak well of the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Recycling and LED light bulbs
  • Bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries and hairdryers
  • 49-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, mini fridges and free infant beds

Languages

English, French, Russian, Spanish

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 or hotter
Follows the 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
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser 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 public transport

  • Self parking on site (USD 32 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 42 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking (subject to charges) on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Fuel
  • Phins
  • Fountain
  • Shula's Steakhouse
  • Bluezoo

Things to do

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

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Water slide

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Corner/local shop
  • 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
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business centre
  • 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 sunloungers
  • 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
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Braille signage
  • Lift
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • In-room accessibility
  • Lever door handles
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Low-height door lock
  • Low-height plug sockets in bathroom
  • Low-height view port in door
  • Pool access ramp on site
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-width doorways

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 duvet
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Entertainment

  • 49-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV/satellite channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

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

More

  • 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 available
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

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

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 3 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 26.63 per night.
Free cots are available on request at the property

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 45 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Health club access
  • Fitness centre access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Additional inclusions

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

Optional extras

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 13.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self-parking fee: USD 32 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 42 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 26.63 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

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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
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
Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
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
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Walt Disney World Dolphin Bue
Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
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Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel Lake Buena Vista

Frequently asked questions

Does Walt Disney World Dolphin have a pool?

Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 6 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 20 Feb 2023 start from €233.55, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Walt Disney World Dolphin pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Walt Disney World Dolphin?

Self-parking is available for USD 32 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 42 per night.

What time is check-in at Walt Disney World Dolphin?

Check-in is from 4 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Walt Disney World Dolphin?

Checkout is at 11 AM.

Where is Walt Disney World Dolphin located?

Located in Bay Lake, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios®, Epcot® and Disney Springs®. Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Walt Disney World® are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Walt Disney World Dolphin and receive a full refund?

Yes, Walt Disney World Dolphin offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Walt Disney World Dolphin cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Reviews

8.4

Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 2139 out of 3820 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 56%
Rating 8 - Good. 814 out of 3820 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 21%
Rating 6 - Okay. 412 out of 3820 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 11%
Rating 4 - Poor. 259 out of 3820 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 7%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 196 out of 3820 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 5%

8.6/10

Cleanliness

8.4/10

Staff & service

8.5/10

Amenities

8.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.4/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Excellent

Andres

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is an amazing Disney resort
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

4/10 Poor

Nicholas

Travelled with family
Disliked: Staff & service
The terrible check in process really impacted our experience. This could have been mitigated by a simple acknowledgement of the issue, and offering some kind of benefit to help smooth things over. Issues can arise at any time, but how people respond to the issues can really minimize or maximize the impact of the issue. My recommendation is to stay at one of the many other hotels in the area.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Rachel

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I will never stay anywhere else during my Disney vacations. The staff were phenomenal and the dining options were delicious and plentiful.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Carlos Roberto

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great place to stay!!!
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good

Jennifer

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great property
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay

Billie

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
During the whole stay they was dirty laundry in bags in the hallway outside our room 🚪
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

8/10 Good

Jill

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My family stayed at the Dolphin for 4 nights and we enjoyed it. Very convenient to the parks & great to have early entry. We did have a room issue at check in (originally didn't get a balcony). Staff was pretty quick to change, but first moved us to an occupied room. Some of the other comments are valid such as there was an unpleasant smell in the west side. Finally we ended up in the East side which we liked better, and thought the pool & grounds were wonderful.

6/10 Okay

Ken

Travelled with family
The resort fee is a lot, and they charge a lot for self parking.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2023

4/10 Poor

Ethan

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Not worth the price. Would rather pay a bit more to stay at a proper Deluxe Disney resort next time.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good

melissa

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The resort fees are too high I was charged an extra $40 dollars a day a total of $220 and we only used the pool for 2 hours one day and nothing else. They advertise being a Disney property BUT you have to take the ferry or monorail to the transportation center after a long day at the park with 2 strollers that was an inconvenience that we did not expect
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2023