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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)

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.
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We went for our honeymoon and we’re upgraded to a suite with the view of Epcot and Magic Kingdom. The room was very clean

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDisney's Boardwalk12 min walk
    Popular LocationEpcot®17 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
    More detailsRoom, 2 Double Beds, View (Fireworks View)
  • 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
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Resort View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

    Room amenities

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

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View (Fireworks View)
  • 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
    More detailsRoom, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Resort View
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View (Fireworks View)

    Room amenities

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

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsTraditional Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

    • 360 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsTraditional Room, 1 King Bed

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 horse riding, ecotours, and ziplining. Guests love the resort's location for the sightseeing.
Visit our Lake Buena Vista travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Disney's Boardwalk - 12 min walk
  • Epcot® - 17 min walk
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports - 9 min drive
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 17 min drive
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 17 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Todd's English Bluezoo — 12 min walk
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop — 17 min walk
  • Sunshine Seasons — 18 min walk
  • Via Napoli — 3 min drive
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria — 3 min drive

About this property

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4-star resort with pools, private beach, full-service spa
Spend the day catching some rays at Walt Disney World Dolphin's private white sand beach, relaxing by one of the resort's 3 outdoor swimming pools, or pampering yourself at the full-service spa. All 1509 rooms offer comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find WiFi, separate bathtubs and showers, and coffee makers. 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 newspapers. 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 complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. 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 sanitization guidelines 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: USD 27 per night
  • Valet parking: USD 37 per night
  • RV/bus/truck parking (subject to charges)
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Aerobics classes
  • Air hockey
  • Arcade/game room
  • Basketball
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • 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
  • Free newspapers
  • 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
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 33.75 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center 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 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 27 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 37 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.
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 27 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 37 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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5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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2 - Poor
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1 - Terrible
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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

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We went for our honeymoon and we’re upgraded to a suite with the view of Epcot and Magic Kingdom. The room was very clean
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
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The dolphin and swan hotel we’re both beautiful the bus service was amazing we could walk to two parks only complaint was they need more family friendly restaurants to be open
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

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Loved Our Stay at The Dolphin
We arrived at 4:00 (check in) and room was not ready, inspection had to be completed; not that much of a delay, but surprised. We valet parked (additional $10 per day) luggage was not delivered to our room, they had some type of mix up and we had to go downstairs to "get it delivered". Other than those two issues, everything was fabulous! Todd English's BlueZoo Restaurant was off the charts! Miranda at the Cabana Grill was a gem and provided great tips for our trip! Anyone traveling during these times realizes that "everything has changed". They left extra towels in our room since housekeeping was not available, but we were able to have access to extra essentials if needed. It was weird having the Disney Boardwalk closed, boat taxi's not operating etc...but that is the world we are living in! Staff went out of their way to accommodate us. Loved being able to walk to Epcot and park for free at Animal Kingdom since we were guests at The Dolphin. Nice being able to dine at The Swan and have access to their amenities also! Complimentary water was an added bonus and it was worth the extra $$ for the balcony, we actually had two! Disney's mandatory mask requirements were taken a little too strict regarding the youngsters! They were constantly telling all 2, 3, 4 5 year old to pull the masks over their nose. I would strongly suggest waiting for a family trip until those rules loosen up a bit! I will definitely consider staying at the Dolphin again!
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place to stay
The resort was very nice. A little misleading as the name is Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. Although the resort had a small gift shop, it is not a Disney owned property. It is owned by Sheraton. Nonetheless, the place was impeccable and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. We're used to staying at the Pop Century, a Disney owned and operated resort and are a little spoiled, I guess. I would definitely stay here again. Lovely place with lots of dining options.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family and small children
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Although this is a Disney Property it did NOT feel like it. My Husband and I took our 2 year old thinking we would see a lot of Disney Decorations, Themes or even Disney activities But NOne! This is more of a Adults Hotel for Sure.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

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