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4.0 out of 5

"Liked that you could get on a boat to get to the parks...Didn’t like that they charged me extra for parking and didn’t tell me ..also don’t like that ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 14 Mar 2020

Hotel Description

4-star beachfront resort near Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

Beachside getaway

Your stay at this Bay Lake resort places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Disney's Boardwalk and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Private beach, health club

A private beach, a full-service spa, and 3 outdoor pools are all featured at this smoke-free resort. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the 24-hour health club and perks like free WiFi and a free theme park shuttle.

Comfy beds, WiFi

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 1509 guestrooms also offer 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include WiFi, separate bathtubs and showers, and coffee/tea makers.

Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$237* Per night/room Jun 15 - Jun 16

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Resort View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds (Fireworks View)

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, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Walt Disney World Dolphin ratings based on 455 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

Guest reviews for Walt Disney World Dolphin

Everyone (97) Couples (15) Family (50)
3 out of 5
Liked that you could get on a boat to get to the parks...Didn’t like that they charged me extra for parking and didn’t tell me ..also don’t like that the parking is so far from the rooms..also the toilet didn’t work when we got there, they fixed it but was a inconvenience.The bathroom is so small you can’t change in there so make sure you are good with changing in front of who is in the room with you.

Posted by on Mar 14, 2020

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3 out of 5
The ground around the property pretty and nicely kept. I like that there was a boat to take you to Epcot. It was centrally located near all the parks we were visiting.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2020

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5 out of 5
Loved that it was a Disney resort.. so close to Hollywood studios and Epcot

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020

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1 out of 5
Arrived at 1am with a car full of tired children and they overbooked.

Posted by , from Alpine, UT on Feb 15, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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5 out of 5
This hotel has so much to see and do AND is within walking distance to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Fantastic property and we will definitely be staying here again!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2020

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5 out of 5
This property is next to the Disney boardwalk which made it great for eating and drinks or just a nice walk on the water

Posted by on Jan 20, 2020

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 12, 2020

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3 out of 5
We loved the Location and Disney transportation and magic hours. Our room was Filthy when we checked in Hair on The bed and the shower was recently used unclean?? They gave me a $30 credit to wait in the bar for an Hour.... this was at 8PM

Posted by on Jan 6, 2020

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4 out of 5
The hotel was fabulous, typical of what one would expect from Disney! The rooms were very clean and the sheets crisp and white. My only complaint was that the tub drain was clogged and I needed to contact guest services twice to have the issue addressed.

Posted by on Jan 6, 2020

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 16 March 2020 to 14 June 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Step outside to unwind on the white sand beach. At Walt Disney World Dolphin you can cool off in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. You can enjoy a drink at the pool bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach resort also offers a children's pool, a 24-hour health club, and a garden. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Lake Buena Vista resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1509 guestrooms or units
  • 27 levels
  • 306979 sq ft of conference space
  • 28519 sq m of conference space
  • Karaoke
  • Bar by the pool
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Lockers available

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (36.4 km / 22.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking, self parking, and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Walt Disney World Dolphin offers 1509 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 49-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available 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 coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

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.

  • Horse riding nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site

Spa Services

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.

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

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 cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Debit cards

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 33.75 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls

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.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 13.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 25 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 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
  • 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

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 3 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.