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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, cabanas (surcharge)
3 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, cabanas (surcharge)
Premium 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

4.2/5 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
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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

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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®. Take time off to check out the health/beauty spa in the area, or get some fresh air with adventures like ziplining, ecotours, and horse riding 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
  • Epcot® - 8 min drive
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 8 min drive
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 12 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Todd English's bluezoo - 12 min walk
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop - 17 min walk
  • Ale & Compass Restaurant - 17 min walk
  • The Garden Grill - 18 min walk
  • Sunshine Season - 18 min walk

About this property

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4-star family-friendly hotel near Epcot®
Disney's Hollywood Studios® is located near Walt Disney World Dolphin, which 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 a hot stone massage, hydrotherapy, and aromatherapy 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, a reception hall, and a ballroom
  • A dock, free newspapers, and a 24-hour front desk
  • 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

Languages

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

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 34.08 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 44.73 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

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

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

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
  • 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

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 (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • 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
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Transfer shower
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual fire alarm
  • 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

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 comforter
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • 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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Check-in

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

Check-out

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

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 25.0 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

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 34.08 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 44.73 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

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
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
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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 Dec 5, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Walt Disney World Dolphin on Dec 16, 2022 start from $233.1, 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 34.08 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 44.73 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 9 mi (15 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.

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 2115 out of 3777 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 812 out of 3777 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 399 out of 3777 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 256 out of 3777 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 195 out of 3777 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 5%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.2/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Rosemary
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Walt Disney World Dolphin is an excellent place to enjoy the Disney experience. The transportation, location and proximity to parks, and the walking paths provide all you need for an enjoyable stay.

5/5 Excellent

amanda
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The resort is just beautiful. And when you walk in and smell the fragrance, it says VACATION!!!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

4/5 Good

Donna
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very comfortable. Beautiful entrance and lobby. Transportation to the parks was great.

4/5 Good

Sharon
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service