"Awesome hotel great dining and beverage options walking to the parks and using transportation a breeze. " More

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Hotel Description

Located in Bay Lake within a mile (2 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios®, Walt Disney World Dolphin is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Epcot®. This 4-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 5 outdoor pools, a private beach, and a full-service spa. It's also close to Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney Springs®.

Dining

Enjoy dining at Shulas Steakhouse, one of 12 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.

Rooms

Guests can enjoy a flat-screen TV and stay connected with WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a coffee maker, and free newspapers.

Property features

Walt Disney World Dolphin features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 5 outdoor pools. Parking is available for USD 23.00 per night (USD 33.00 per night for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a 24-hour health club, and a spa tub.

Highlights

  • Close to Disney's Hollywood Studios®
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Private beach

Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$149 per night

Room, Balcony (Firework)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Resort View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, Balcony (Firework)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds (Firework)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Walt Disney World Dolphin ratings based on 362 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
Awesome hotel great dining and beverage options walking to the parks and using transportation a breeze.

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018

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5 out of 5
It was a great location. Walking distance to Disney boardwalk , Epcot and Hollywood studios. Beautiful place

Posted by on Aug 4, 2018

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5 out of 5
Beautiful hotel, nice room with great amenities. My family enjoyed their stay! The littles want to stay again...lol!!

Posted by , from hollywood Fl on Jul 23, 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice rooms, great location, would have liked more options for breakfast, but overall had a lot of options. Will definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2018

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3 out of 5
Was satisfied with everything. Just make sure if you up grade to a fireworks view you get the epcot side. My family and I upgraded to the fireworks view for the 4th and we had the side of Hollywood studios and all we saw were the small fireworks, the big ones from there were behind a fountain on the roof so we didn't see them. Needless to say a waste of money we walked to the boardwalk and watched epcots for free which were great.

Posted by , from NEW JERSEY on Jul 8, 2018

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2 out of 5
old furniture carpeting entire property needed renovations years ago--staff never smiles--our suite smelled/ food outlets not good and WAY overpriced.

Posted by , from keywest on Jun 25, 2018

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5 out of 5

Great location

Pros: The location.
Everything was close to me. Hotel is ideal for business and family, all together in a excellent space.

Posted by , from PR on Jun 20, 2018

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5 out of 5
My family and I loved it it's so convenient you do not have to use your own vehicle they provide all the transportation

Posted by , from FL on Jun 19, 2018

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4 out of 5

Beautiful hotel but some things need work

The door key did not work and they had to come fix it twice and even on the last day it still wasn’t working. Staff most of them were very nice but 2 were rude at conceige counter and didn’t want to give 2 packs of s’mores kits when you can clearly see I’m a party of 5 and tried to tell me that it’s one kit per room so I have to tell my other kids that only 2 of you can have s’mores come on it’s not like I ask for a kit for each of us.

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018

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5 out of 5

Very Happily Surprised

Pros: The décor. This hotel is beautiful.
Cons: The check in process was slow and the check in staff, was blunt and rude.
Location: We were up to visit Magic Kingdom and Epcot
From the moment that we drove up to the hotel, we were so surprised. A lovely lady helped us to know where to park, a valet was handy to unload our bags and valet our car. Our room was clean, and very well decorated.

Posted by , from Miami on Apr 30, 2018

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Property Features

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.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (33.7 km / 20.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Air-conditioned accommodations at Walt Disney World Dolphin offer laptop-compatible safes and complimentary newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Lake Buena Vista resort provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Shulas Steakhouse - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Todd English bluezoo - This seafood restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fresh Mediterranean Mrkt. - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

The Fountain - This restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available.

Picabu - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open 24 hours.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

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.

  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • 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.

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The boat service to theme parks is temporarily unavailable. For more details, contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 31.50 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 17 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 25 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 25.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 23.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 33.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dolphin Hotel
  • Dolphin Walt Disney World
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
  • Dolphin Resort

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Promotions

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 must contact the property directly for instructions on how to register and link their reservation; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Offer valid anytime, subject to availability. Restrictions apply.

Complimentary Parking at Walt Disney World® Resort

Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive complimentary parking at any Walt Disney World® Resort theme park by showing the resort hotel room key at parking booth.


Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.