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, pool cabanas (surcharge)
3 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, pool cabanas (surcharge)
3 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, pool cabanas (surcharge)

Overview of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4.0 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
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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®12 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 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 Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Travelling with kids? Don't miss Disney's Hollywood Studios® 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 ziplining, ecotours and horse riding 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 Blizzard Beach Water Park - 4 min drive
  • Epcot® - 8 min drive
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 12 min drive
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 12 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Shula's Steakhoue - 12 min walk
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop - 17 min walk
  • Ale & Compass Restaurant - 17 min walk
  • The Garden Grill - 18 min walk
  • Sunshine Seasons - 18 min walk

About this property

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4-star resort with pools, private beach and 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 such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find room service, coffee makers and down duvets. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Walt Disney World Dolphin offers 1509 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottles of water. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 49-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Lake Buena Vista resort provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. 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, a 24-hour health club and a steam room.

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 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 34.08 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 44.73 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

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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 (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 worktop 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 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

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
  • Towels

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

  • 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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Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express checkout

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
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 cots (infant beds)

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 the 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 34.08 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 44.73 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

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 2411 out of 4230 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 932 out of 4230 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 452 out of 4230 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 249 out of 4230 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 186 out of 4230 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.2/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved the pools and bar/restaurant right near them. The swan paddle boats were cute but we didn’t get a chance to do them, they only operate them at certain hours. The first room we were given was all the way at the end of the hall and smelled like mildew and feet as soon as you walked in so I called and asked to switch rooms and they immediately gave us a different one. The Picabu restaurant on the first floor is extremely overpriced for cafeteria food and my son and I had diarrhea after eating the loaded nachos. Fuel is the lobby was convenient and has good coffee. About a 5 min walk to the Boardwalk which has shopping and dining. Water taxi is very convenient to take to Hollywood Studios/ Epcot. Magic Kingdom/Animal Kingdom/Disney Springs you take the shuttle bus. Resort fee is $35 a day and a friend who visited in night paid $35 to park, ridiculous but that’s Disney.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was great. Property was great for family.
Stayed 6 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Wonderful location if you are visiting any Disney Parks. Beautiful pool. Great Staff. Good variety of food. Definitely will look to stay here again in the near future.
Stayed 5 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Too crowded with baby carriages and scooters. Wait times for attractions are ridiculous and ruin the experience. Don’t like the park hoping after 2 pm feature. The product is very good but the crowded wait times for food and rides kill the enjoyment. A lot of money for waiting on everything.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
it was a great stay.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022