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Overview of 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)

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 sanitiser provided

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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Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony (Fireworks View)

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • 33 sq m
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Double Beds

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Resort View

4.2/5 guest room rating
  • 33 sq m
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

  • 33 sq m
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

4.6/5 guest room rating
  • 33 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Double Beds

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View (Fireworks View)

  • 33 sq m
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Resort View

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • 33 sq m
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Double Beds

Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View (Fireworks View)

  • 33 sq m
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Double Beds

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Resort View

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • 33 sq m
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Double Beds

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • 33 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View

  • 46 sq m
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 King Bed

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View

  • 56 sq m
  • Resort view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds

  • 33 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Double Beds

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

  • 33 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

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 resort's location for the sightseeing.
Popular Location

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 — 1 min walk
  • Phins — 1 min walk
  • Todd's English Bluezoo - 12 min walk
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop - 17 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
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 such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus wireless Internet access (surcharge) and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find separate baths and showers, coffee makers and down duvets. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Walt Disney World Dolphin offers 1509 forms of air-conditioned accommodation 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 a separate bath and shower, 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 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
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
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 29 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 39 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

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

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
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • 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/activities (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

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

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
  • In-room accessibility
  • Lever door handles
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • 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
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

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

  • Bathrobes
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • 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

  • 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 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)

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 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

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

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

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.
How much does it cost to stay at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
As of 17 Apr. 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Walt Disney World Dolphin on 9 May 2021 start from AU$271, 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.
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.
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 29 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 39 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 resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Disney Springs® and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 2411 out of 4200 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 1047 out of 4200 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 405 out of 4200 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 206 out of 4200 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 131 out of 4200 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We come here every year because of it’s cleanliness. Crowd used to be peaceful. This year crowd in the pool seems louder and dirtier. Some families would leave garbage, used masked on the floor. Couple of kids were playing drowning each other and threw up in the pool.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Disliked: Staff & service
It was not what I was expecting, I’ve stayed many many times at Disney resort’s over the years and this one was very disappointing .
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This Hotel is beautiful. My kids loved it very much. Enough to return very soon.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hidden fees everywhere very expensive drinks food etc
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

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