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Exclusive Disney Resort Benefits
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 1,509 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers 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, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and supervised childcare/activities. 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 express check-in. Planning an event in Lake Buena Vista? This resort has 320,000 square feet (29729 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
At your hotel
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. The resort also includes exclusive Disney Resort benefits such as Extra Magic hours at select theme parks and FASTPASS+ access to reserve select experiences 60 days in advance.
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.
- On private beach
- Children's pool
- Poolside bar
- Full-service spa
- Steam room
- Spa tub
- Health club
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Children's club (surcharge)
- Coffee shop or café
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Conference space
- Meeting rooms
- Business center
- Express check-out
- 24-hour front desk
- Multilingual staff
- Total number of rooms - 1,509
- Express check-in
- Number of floors - 27
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Shopping on site
- Laundry facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Babysitting or childcare
- Arcade/game room
- Tennis on site
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Wedding services
- Supervised childcare/activities
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Theme park shuttle (complimentary)
- Number of outdoor pools - 5
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Room service (24 hours)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Outdoor tennis courts 4
- Conference space size (feet) - 320,000
- Conference space size (meters) - 29729
- Number of meeting rooms - 98
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Beach towels
- Smoke-free property
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Spa services on site
- Free Wi-Fi
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Park your car
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
In your room
- Premium TV channels
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Premium bedding
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Air conditioning
- Complimentary newspaper
- Climate control
- Free local calls
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Iron/ironing board
- Pillowtop mattress
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Daily housekeeping
Eat and drink
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.
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
- Water skiing nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Parasailing nearby
- Segway rental/tour nearby
- Basketball on site
- Playground on site
- Tennis on site
- Volleyball on site
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
- Number of treatment rooms 8
- Couples treatment rooms
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Sauna in spa
- Spa tub in spa
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
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
The fine print for Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
When you arrive
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
When you leave
Check-out time is 11 AM
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, Visa
You need to know
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.
- Resort fee: USD 23 per accommodation, per night
- Health club access
- Fitness center access
- Internet access (may be limited)
- Phone calls (may be limited)
- In-room bottled water
- Self parking fee: USD 16 per night (in/out privileges)
- Valet parking fee: USD 26 per night (in/out privileges)
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
We should mention
Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
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
Disney FastPass+® Offer
Guests can use their booking reservation number and Walt Disney World® Resort tickets for complimentary access to Disney’s FastPass+® service, allowing guests to book entry times to Theme Park attractions and events up to 60 days in advance of arrival.
Purchase of a valid Walt Disney World® Resort admission ticket from an authorized Walt Disney World Ticket Seller, a booking reservation number for this property, and online registration required to qualify. Guests can register, link their reservation, and select FastPass+ experiences at www. StartYourDisneyExperience.com. Offer valid anytime, subject to availability. Restrictions apply.