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)
3 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, 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 sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDisney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course8 min walk
  • Popular LocationDisney's Boardwalk12 min walk
  • 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 ecotours, ziplining, and horse riding nearby. Guests love the resort's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course - 8 min walk
  • Disney's Boardwalk - 12 min walk
  • Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park - 4 min drive
  • Epcot® - 8 min drive
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 8 min drive

Restaurants

  • Fuel — 1 min walk
  • Phins — 1 min walk
  • Shula's Steakhoue — 12 min walk
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop — 17 min walk
  • Ale & Compass Restaurant — 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Kissimmee Station - 20 min drive
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) - 28 min drive

About this property

Walt Disney World Dolphin

4-star resort near Chefs de France
Close to Restaurant Marrakesh and Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room, Walt Disney World Dolphin provides free WiFi, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café. Indulge in a manicure/pedicure, a body treatment, and aromatherapy at Mandara Spa, the onsite spa. Fuel, the onsite American cuisine café, features brunch and light fare. Aerobics classes are offered at the 24-hour health club; other things to do include beach volleyball.
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, a pool, and valet parking (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-in
  • 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

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 29 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 39 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/café
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar/lounge

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/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
  • 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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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
  • 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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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 cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

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 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

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code
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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Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 2560 out of 4408 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 1004 out of 4408 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 433 out of 4408 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 241 out of 4408 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 170 out of 4408 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Close to parks and super affordable. Great restaurants.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Liked the free transfers to parks
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Always stay at this resort when visiting the Disney theme parks
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Did not like my room, Very small Extremely Uncomfortable The beds are made for maybe two small children NOT adults!!!👎👎 Disturbing to charge the rate they do and a couple CANNOT fit in the same bed
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful location
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021