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Walt Disney World Dolphin

Property amenity
Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, View | Premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds, in-room safe

Overview of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4.0 star property

8.2/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDisney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course8 min walk
  • Popular LocationEpcot®8 min drive
  • Popular LocationDisney's Hollywood Studios®8 min drive
  • AirportOrlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.)28 min drive

Room options

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®. Take time off to check out the health/beauty spa in the area, or get some fresh air with adventures like ecotours, horse riding, and ziplining nearby. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course - 8 min walk
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - 6 min drive
  • Waldorf Astoria Golf Club - 7 min drive
  • Epcot® - 8 min drive
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Orlando Station - 25 min drive
  • Orlando Intl. Airport (MCO) - 28 min drive


  • United Kingdom Pavilion - 8 min drive
  • Morocco Pavilion - 5 min drive
  • Chefs de France - 5 min drive
  • Rosie's All-American Café - 4 min drive
  • Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie - 5 min drive

About this property

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4-star family-friendly hotel near Walt Disney World® Resort
Located close to Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot®, Walt Disney World Dolphin provides 18 holes of golf, a poolside bar, and a grocery/convenience store. With a private beach, beach towels, and beach volleyball, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Indulge in hydrotherapy, a deep-tissue massage, and a body scrub at the onsite spa. The onsite American cuisine café, Fuel, features brunch and light fare. Aerobics classes are offered at the 24-hour health club; other things to do include volleyball. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as a terrace and shopping on site.
You'll also find perks like:
  • 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with a waterslide, cabanas, and sun loungers
  • A free theme park shuttle, valet parking (surcharge), and limo/town car service
  • Express check-out, evening entertainment, and outdoor furniture
  • A porter/bellhop, a ballroom, and golf cart on site
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the proximity to public transit
Room features
All 1509 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, as well as thoughtful touches like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning. Guest reviews give good marks for the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Recycling and LED light bulbs
  • Bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries and hair dryers
  • 49-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, mini fridges, and free infant beds


English, French, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • 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 32 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 42 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • RV/bus/truck parking (surcharge) on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Bluezoo
  • Fountain
  • Fuel
  • Phins
  • Shula's Steakhouse

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
  • Steam room
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • 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 (surcharge)
  • Waterslide


  • 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
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • 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

Business services

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


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


  • 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


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • 20 on-site accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Braille signage
  • Elevator
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility
  • Lever door handles
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Low-height door lock
  • Low-height electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Low-height view port in door
  • Pool access ramp on site
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • 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
  • Wheelchair-width doorways


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

Room amenities


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Towels


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

Food and drink

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


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

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


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 3 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 26.63 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


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

  • Resort fee: USD 45 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Additional inclusions

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

Optional extras

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 13.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 32 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 42 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 26.63 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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 11:00 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
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
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property
Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

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 Hotel
Walt Disney World Dolphin Lake Buena Vista
Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel Lake Buena Vista

Frequently asked questions

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–11:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Walt Disney World Dolphin?

As of Mar 22, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Walt Disney World Dolphin on Apr 6, 2023 start from CA $293.93, 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.

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 32 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 42 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 hotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios®, Epcot®, and Disney Springs®. Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Walt Disney World® are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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.



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8/10 Good

Samuel, Knoxville

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
With a official Disney Hotel, you pay for convenience. And this had that. Round the clock transportation to all the parks including a ferry to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. On the downside, it's pretty run down for a $350/night hotel. The carpet in the halls is worn and wrinkled enough it was easy to trip on. Also, there was construction going on outside my room, which they didn't bother to tell me until I checked in. Not only did I not have access to my balcony, I basically couldn't have the drapes open as there were workers on scaffolding the whole time. Another not-so-nice surprise was the price of parking; $37/night for self park. $44/night for valet. What's the difference at that point. That, plus a $40/night "resort" fee. I had pre-paid for my rooms but had a $500 tab for a 5-night stay. The pool area is very nice. And they have free swan paddleboats, if you're into that. But everything is "Disney-priced" which you just need to be prepared for. Stayed at the original Disneyland Hotel in Aneheim in January of last year and it was pretty run down, too. Not sure I'll pay the extra to be on property again. The nicer looking places are $500 /night and that's out of my tax bracket. But don't dismiss the early park entry. You get in the park 30 minutes early which can honestly get you two rides before rope drop. And that helps a lot during busy times.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Front desk staff were super rude.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It’s a happy place!!!!
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

Rafael, Miami Lakes

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was very friendly, the cleanness of the hotel was fantastic. The amenities it had were awesome.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good

Laura Lee

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The Dolphin Resort is a great Disney accessible property which is walkable to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. The grounds are big and beautiful but keep in mind, unlike the Swan Resort (which is a Marriott Westin) the Dolphin Resort is a Marriott Sheraton. Some of the rooms are rundown. The beds are not really queen beds but full size and the bathrooms are also very tight. So for a family of say 4, you aren't going to have a ton of room. As for the rest of the hotel you can see where areas of the property need a refresh or refurbish. The Fuel coffee and general service store is nice and there are few full service restaurants (Shulas Steakhouse and a new Rosa Mexicana as well as a Todd English restaurant. There are 3 pools, good for kids, really slow food and beverage service when its busy. While the property is just so - so for aesthetics, the location is great. You can walk to the Boardwalk and the yacht and Beach Club and to Hollywood Studios and Epct as well as two Skyliner pick ups.There is also boat service to take you as well and the Skyliner pick up at the International Gateway entrance to Epcot. There is a bus service but it's Mears, not the Disney transportation, so they have unpredictable schedules. If you are trying to rope drop a park - I suggest taking an Uber and if you need to get to Disney Springs for a dinner reservation and need to use the bus I would get there at least an hour prior.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Its great as long as ypu dont want your room clean. They lake on thst. Plus sll the construction.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I had rented 2 standard room but when i checked in they said that they weren't that full at the time so they were going to upgrade my room which they did to a suite which was outstanding
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
We liked the ability to travel to the parks with ease, the CheckIn staff is friendly. Unfortunately we did have a couple of unpleasant experiences… The first opportunity That was unfortunate we were sitting to have dinner at the bluezoo one of the Dolphins restaurants, when there was a bomb scare and we had to be evacuated as soon as our food was coming to the table. We waited with others outside until it was clear, after being let back in for the all clear and it being a false alarm, we were given our check and charged for meals that we did not get to eat, or enjoy, making so we still had to stop at the hotel shop to grab something to eat. Another opportunity which is not so much unpleasant but an opportunity for improvement would be that at the valet station upon check out one of the valet attendants went for our car and we waited for 20 minutes while other that came after us got their cars it wasn’t until another amazing and kind valet attendant came up to us and asked if we were still waiting after noticing we had been standing there awhile …. He went to go find out what was happening.. 2 mins later our car was delivered. If it wasn’t for him I was starting to wonder how long we would be waiting for our car.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
safe, close to everything, easy transportation to parks, and walkable to Epcot..very convenient
Stayed 8 nights in Mar 2023