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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 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

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 wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). If you're planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.

Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort's 12 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 5 bars/lounges.

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 (30 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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), 24-hour 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 Walt Disney World 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. WiFi 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 2080 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Children's pool 
  • Spa tub 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Steam room 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 10 
  • Express check-in 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 1,509 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Number of floors - 27 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 5 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of coffee shops/cafes - 2 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour health club 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Hair salon 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Waterslide 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5 
  • Children's club 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 30 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 98 
  • Beach towels 
  • Number of restaurants - 12 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 320,000 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 4 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 25 USD per night )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 25.00 USD per night )


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Climate control 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

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 includes hot meal items.

Room service includes reheating meals (surcharge).

Nearby Things to Do

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 24 hour 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 115 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Volleyball on site 

Spa Services

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 


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 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at Midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

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.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water
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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Children 17 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.

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.

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.

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