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Overview of Walt Disney World Dolphin

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Private beach, white sand, beach towels, beach volleyball
3 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM, cabanas (surcharge)
3 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM, cabanas (surcharge)
3 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM, cabanas (surcharge)

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDisney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course8 min walk
    Popular LocationDisney's Boardwalk12 min walk
    Popular LocationDisney's Hollywood Studios®17 min drive
    AirportOrlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.)28 min drive

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  • Room, 2 Double Beds, View (Fireworks View)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Resort View

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View (Fireworks View)

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Resort View

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View (Fireworks View)

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
    More details
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • 500 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • 600 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Lake Buena Vista

Located on a private beach, Walt Disney World Dolphin is in Bay Lake neighborhood and is connected to the convention center. Disney Springs® is worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Traveling with kids? Don't miss Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Walt Disney World®. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course nearby, or seek out an adventure with ecotours, ziplining, and horse riding. Guests love the resort's location for the sightseeing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course - 8 min walk
  • Disney's Boardwalk - 12 min walk
  • Epcot® - 17 min walk
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - 6 min drive
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Orlando Station - 25 min drive
  • AirportOrlando International Airport (MCO) - 28 min drive

Restaurants

  • Fuel — 1 min walk
  • Phins — 1 min walk
  • Todd's English Bluezoo — 12 min walk
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop — 17 min walk
  • Sunshine Seasons — 18 min walk
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About this property

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4-star resort with pools, private beach, full-service spa
Catch some rays on Walt Disney World Dolphin's private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 6 restaurants. All 1509 rooms offer comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Separate bathtubs and showers, coffee makers, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Walt Disney World Dolphin offers 1509 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. 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 coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered once per stay and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

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.

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 13.95 per day)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 29 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 39 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • RV/bus/truck parking (surcharge) on site
  • Onsite parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 6 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Aerobics classes
  • Air hockey
  • Arcade/game room
  • Beach volleyball
  • Children's pool
  • Evening entertainment
  • Full-service spa
  • Karaoke
  • Playground
  • Shopping
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Waterslide

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Lockers available
  • Reception hall
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Golf caddy
  • Golf cart
  • Hair salon
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 61 meeting rooms
  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (306979 square feet)

Outdoors

  • Dock
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 8 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Beach towels
  • Games
  • Shared microwave
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 49-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite channels
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Mini-fridge

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Recycling

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 39.38 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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 29 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 39 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 3 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

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Walt Disney World Dolphin and receive a full refund?
Yes, Walt Disney World Dolphin offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Walt Disney World Dolphin cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
As of Mar 1, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Walt Disney World Dolphin on Mar 3, 2021 start from CA $189, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Walt Disney World Dolphin have a pool?
Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM–11:30 PM.
Is Walt Disney World Dolphin pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Self parking is available for USD 29 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 39 per night.
What time is check-in at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Check-in is from 4 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Walt Disney World Dolphin located?
Located in Bay Lake, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Disney Springs® and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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Rating 5 - Excellent. 2405 out of 4155 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 1033 out of 4155 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 399 out of 4155 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 198 out of 4155 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 120 out of 4155 reviews
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4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
No free parking was a downside/extra cost. The staff was friendly.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Great access to parks! Lots to do on and around the property!!! Beautiful resort!
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
The location is great!!! However our room didn’t have A/C and they just unplugged the refrigerator when it was making a high pitched sound
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We like that the dolphin is located walking distance from Epcot. No driving to a Disney property is a great deal!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Amenities
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
You really can’t beat the location for convenience or the price. So nice to be able to walk the boardwalk or hop on a boat or bus to some of the parks. The actual facilities such as play ground and pools are nice but the rooms are gross. My room smelled moldy/musty and just seemed old and dirty. We won’t be coming back until there is a renovation on the rooms.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2021

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