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With a stay at Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, you'll be minutes from Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course and close to Disney's Hollywood Studios®.

This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Disney's Boardwalk and Epcot®.

Make yourself at home in one of the 1,508 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 5 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, supervised childcare/activities, and babysitting/childcare. If you're planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.

Grab a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Lake Buena Vista? This resort has 320,000 square feet (29729 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.


General

Adjacent to Disney's BoardWalk Resort, Walt Disney World Dolphin is accessible to Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios™ via walkway and complimentary ferryboat. Dining options include Shula's Steakhouse, a stylish seafood restaurant, a Mediterranean-style market, a casual café, and a poolside bar and grill.

Recreation facilities include a 3-acre water complex with 5 outdoor pools, an Asian-inspired health spa (surcharge), video arcade (surcharge), health club (surcharge), playground, basketball and volleyball courts, and 4 outdoor lighted tennis courts. Supervised child care is offered nightly at Camp Dolphin (fees apply).

Complimentary amenities include scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World® Resort and Disney's Extra Magic Hours. Onsite shops sell resort wear, chocolates, and Disney merchandise. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in the lobby and meeting spaces. 98 meeting and conference rooms provide 320,000 square feet of meeting space.

Benefits include onsite Walt Disney World ticket and information desks, Disney character dining in Garden Grove. Guests can also enjoy the convenience of having purchases from select shops throughout Walt Disney World® Resort delivered to the gift shop at the Dolphin.

  • On private beach
  • Poolside bar
  • Swimming pool - children's
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Full-service health spa
  • Concierge desk
  • Health club
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Multiple large conference rooms
  • Event catering
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Exhibit space
  • Business center
  • Banquet facilities
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Total number of rooms - 1,508
  • Express check-in
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Security guard
  • Number of floors - 27
  • ATM/banking
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Beauty services
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Arcade/game room
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Elevator/lift
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Tennis on site
  • Business services
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Wedding services
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)
  • Waterslide
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Meeting facilities size (meters) - 29729
  • Number of meeting/conference rooms - 98
  • Outdoor tennis courts 4
  • Meeting facilities size (feet) - 320,000
  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Spa services on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Internet

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi


Parking

Parking (surcharge), Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)


Room Amenities
  • Premium TV channels
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
  • Climate control
  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Phone
  • Free local calls
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Dining

Shula's Steakhouse - Sports memorabilia from the Miami Dolphins' 1972 season decorate the walls of this popular steakhouse. Menu favorites include Certified Angus Beef, signature 48-ounce Porterhouse, and seafood. Dinner and drinks served nightly; lounge open from late afternoon until late evening.

Todd English's bluezoo - This stylish restaurant specializes in fresh seafood such as sashimi-grade tuna steak, swordfish, and surf and turf. Dinner, appetizers, and drinks served nightly; lounge open from late afternoon until late night.

Fresh Mediterranean Market - Meats and poultry are cooked on a rotisserie in the open kitchen. A pastry station provides freshly baked croissants, French baguettes, Danish, and desserts. Open for breakfast, lunch, and drinks. Lighter fare and a children's menu are also available.

The Fountain - Offering homemade and soft-serve ice cream, burgers, salads, and sandwiches. Open from late morning until late evening. A children's menu is available.

Picabu - A delight for adults and children alike, this 24-hour restaurant serves a wide array of food in a cafeteria-like setting. It also includes a convenience store with sundries, toiletries, snacks, and gifts.

Cabana Bar and Grill - A poolside bar serving sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, burgers, and cocktails. Open from late morning until early evening.

Lobby Lounge - Pastries and Starbucks coffee are served in the morning; cocktails, beer, and wine are available in the evening.

A buffet breakfast is served daily and includes hot meal items.

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Recreation

Walt Disney World Dolphin has an expansive water complex with a grotto pool with waterfall and waterslide, a children's pool, 2 outdoor lap pools, 3 spa tubs, and a private, white-sand beach. Floats, towels, and beach accessories are available for rental in the Cabana Beach Hut. Camp Dolphin provides supervised nighttime children's activities (surcharge) such as arts and crafts and bead making. The health club (surcharge) offers stationary bikes, treadmills, stair machines, strength-training equipment and steam rooms. Other recreation options include a video arcade (surcharge), sand volleyball courts, a basketball court, 4 lighted tennis courts, Segway and paddle boat rentals, and a running track. Guests will also find water skiing, parasailing, and other water sports/activities nearby.

Guests enjoy preferred tee times at the 5 golf courses in the Walt Disney World® Resort, including the 18-hole Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, 4 miles from the hotel. Bike and watercraft rentals are available at Disney's BoardWalk Resort, adjacent to the hotel. Disney's Fantasia Gardens miniature golf course is across the street.

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Golf - miniature nearby
  • Golf - driving range nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Rowing or canoeing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Aerobics nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding/rental nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Helicopter/airplane tours nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Playground on site
  • Running track/path on site
  • Swimming on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Paddle boats (pedalos) on site
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Spa

With meditation, tea gardens, and garden and city views, the Mandara Spa specializes in Asian-inspired treatments. Relax in the sauna, spa tub and steam room, and enjoy aromatherapy treatments, various types of massage, body scrubs and wraps, facial treatments, manicures and pedicures and reflexology.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult when they visit the spa.

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

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf
  • Braille or raised signage


Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM


Payment types

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, Visa


General

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.

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Fees
Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:
  • Resort fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night
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.
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Additional Details

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


Details

Sunsational Savings - 6th Night Free

Book a minimum 6-night stay in a "Sunsational Savings - 6th Night Free" rate category and receive the following:

  • $100 food-and-beverage credit per stay
  • Complimentary 6th night calculated in rate paid at time of booking
  • Room upgrade upon check-in, subject to availability
Valid anytime, subject to availability. Minimum 6-night stay required. Must book a "Sunsational Savings - 6th Night Free" rate category to qualify. Value of credit will be either presented as a gift card at check-in or deducted from guest's account at check-out. Based on room and rate availability and may not be booked with any other offers. Other restrictions may apply.

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