4.0 out of 5

With a stay at Walt Disney World Dolphin 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.

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. This resort also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Spending a day of fun is easy with the complimentary theme park 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.

Renovations & Closures

The following facilities will be closed from 26 January 2017 to 15 February 2017 (dates subject to change):
  • Swimming pool

Property Features

Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the white sand beach. At Walt Disney World Dolphin you can cool off in one of the 5 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa.

There are 12 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, as well as a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 5 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. This beach resort also offers a children's club, a children's pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Parking is available for a fee.

This 4-star Lake Buena Vista resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 27 levels
  • 12 dining venues
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • 10 conference rooms
  • 320,000 sq ft of conference space
  • 30 sq m of conference space
  • Bar by the pool
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Business facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • 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
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking 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)  

Internet

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

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

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (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 high-speed 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 steakhouse 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 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 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 

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 

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 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

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

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are 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.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 25.00 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 20.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28.00 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 Name

  • 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.

Disney FastPass+® Offer

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.