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Walt Disney World Dolphin

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

Overview of Walt Disney World Dolphin

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 sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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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About this area

Lake Buena Vista

Located on a private beach, Walt Disney World Dolphin is in Bay Lake neighbourhood and is connected to the convention centre. Disney Springs® is worth exploring if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Travelling with kids? Don't miss Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Walt Disney World®. Take some time off to enjoy the health/beauty spas in the area, or get some fresh air with adventures like ziplining, ecotours and horse riding nearby. 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
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) - 28 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Fuel – Café offering American cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and light fare daily. Kids' menu available.
  • Phins – Open on selected days.
  • Fountain – Family restaurant offering American cuisine. Serves lunch and dinner on selected days. Kids' menu available.
  • Shula's Steakhouse – Steakhouse offering American cuisine. Serves dinner on selected days.

About this property

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4-star resort with pools, private beach and 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 such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find separate baths and showers, coffee makers and down duvets. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Walt Disney World Dolphin offers 1509 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottles of water. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 49-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Lake Buena Vista resort provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Hypo-allergenic bedding, change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

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
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the 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

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser 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

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (USD 29 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 39 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking (subject to charges) on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

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

Things to do

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

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Water slide

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Corner/local shop
  • 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
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

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

Outdoors

  • Dock
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sunloungers
  • 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
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Lever door handles
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

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

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Entertainment

  • 49-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV/satellite channels
  • Films for purchase
  • 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)
Service animals are exempt from fees

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 cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

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 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 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

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
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
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 Resort
Walt Disney World Dolphin Lake Buena Vista
Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Lake Buena Vista

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 2463 out of 4293 reviews
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4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a perfect get away with my sister. Thank you!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I love to come back again
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The resort is beautiful. Pool area was very nice and they had a large area outside with a pool table, large chess board and cornhole games that was alot of fun. The rooms were larger than a standard Walt Disney Resort room which was nice. The bed was dreamy! What I didn't like was when I booked this reservation I got a great rate, but once you are at the resort you have several more fees and taxes for each fee, so it really turned out to alot more per night than expected. But over all this resort is as nice as the Deluxe resorts at Disney and half the price you would pay for a Disney resort room. This resort also has all the benefits that Disney resort guests receive as well...WIN WIN!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was well maintained and had many restaurants and food options within walking distance of the parks.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place with excellent service
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021