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Walt Disney World Dolphin

Star Rating
4 out of 5



4.1 / 5Very Good
10,591 reviews


  • Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Disney's Hollywood Studios®
    21 min drive
  • Popular Location
    32 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
    17 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Crew's Cup Lounge
    17 min walk

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  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Resort View

    Room Amenities

    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Room, 2 Double Beds, View (Fireworks View)

    Room Amenities

    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Resort View

    Room Amenities

    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View

    Room Amenities

    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

    Room Amenities

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

    Room Amenities

    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 5
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About this area

Lake Buena Vista

Located near the boardwalk, Walt Disney World Dolphin is in Lake Buena Vista's Bay Lake neighbourhood, an area with good shopping. Disney Springs® and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Travelling with kids? Don't miss Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, or check out an event or a game at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Our guests appreciate the resort's central and quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Disney Springs® - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    ESPN Wide World of Sports - 11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 21 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Epcot® - 32 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Kissimmee Station - 20 min drive
  • Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) - 28 min drive


  • Shulas Steakhouse — 1 min walk
  • Todd English bluezoo — 1 min walk
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop — 17 min walk
  • Crew's Cup Lounge — 17 min walk
  • Sunshine Seasons — 18 min walk

About this property

Walt Disney World Dolphin

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 12 restaurants. All 1509 rooms feature comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while conveniences include fridges and coffee makers. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, wireless Internet access (surcharge) and flat-screen TVs.



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


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Property payment types

Important information


You'll 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 centre access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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 25 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35 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 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.

We should mention

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

  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
  • Dolphin Resort
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Lake Buena Vista
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Lake Buena Vista
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Bue

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 25 per night)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (USD 25.00 per night)

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: USD 25 per night
  • Valet parking: USD 35 per night
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:00 AM–noon: USD 12-17 per person
  • 12 restaurants and 2 coffee shops
  • 5 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 24-hour health club
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Basketball
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Shopping
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Corner/local shop
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Waterslide


  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Corner/local shop

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • 8 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


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


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • TV/satellite channels
  • flat-screen TV
  • premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

Nearby things to do


  • Bike hire
  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Parasailing
  • Segway hire/tours
  • Theme parks
  • Waterskiing

Where to eat

  • Shulas Steakhouse – Steakhouse with a bar. Serves dinner.
  • Todd English bluezoo – Seafood restaurant with a bar offering seafood. Serves dinner.
  • Fresh Mediterranean Mrkt. – Restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch and light fare. Kids' menu available.
  • The Fountain – Restaurant. Serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Kids' menu available.
  • Picabu – Restaurant. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 24 hours.
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

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Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

$30 mandatory service charge added to bill and no airport transportation, so factor that into your stay. They do offer transportation to the parks. Close enough to walk to Epcot, or take a water taxi. You can see the fireworks from 3 Disney parks from the boardwalk. Night time entertainment along the boardwalk is worth checking out. Very nice facility. We would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Disney. So convenient.

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

5/5 Excellent

I like the convince of taking the boat or walking to Epcot. The Dolphin is in the center of everything which makes it very convent to get around. I was upgrade to another room because my first room had a problem of with the a/c. The staff was always helpful and very informative if we had any concerns.

Stayed 5 nights in Oct. 2019

5/5 Excellent

Although everything at Disney is overpriced, there are plenty of amenities at this hotel and you can walk to Epcot and the Boardwalk, or take a bus or boat.

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

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