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Walking distance to 2 Walt Disney World Parks

Adjacent to the restaurants, shops, and entertainment of Disney's BoardWalk, this resort offers exclusive Walt Disney World Resort benefits such as Extra Magic Hours and FastPass+ access 60 days in advance. SeaWorld and Universal studios are 14 miles away.

Featuring Disney Character dining

Guests have access to 17 restaurants and lounges with Disney Character dining at Garden Grove and Celebrity Chef restaurants. A water complex includes a grotto pool, spa tubs, and white-sand beach. Complimentary Disney boat and bus shuttles transport guests to Walt Disney World Parks and attractions.

Heavenly Beds and accessories

All Michael Graves-designed guestrooms at Walt Disney World Dolphin have Heavenly Beds with pillowtop mattresses, premium channels, refrigerators, and complimentary daily newspapers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Adjacent to Disney's BoardWalk Resort, Walt Disney World Dolphin is accessible to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios via walkway and complimentary ferryboat. Dining options include Shula's Steakhouse, a stylish seafood restaurant, a Mediterranean-style market, a casual café, and a poolside bar and grill.

Recreation facilities include a 3-acre water complex with 5 outdoor pools, an Asian-inspired health spa (surcharge), video arcade (surcharge), 24-hour health club (surcharge), playground, basketball and volleyball courts, and 4 outdoor lighted tennis courts. Supervised child care is offered nightly at Camp Dolphin (fees apply).

Complimentary amenities include scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World Resort and Disney's Extra Magic Hours. The resort also includes exclusive Walt Disney World Resort benefits such as Extra Magic Hours at select theme parks and FastPass+ access to reserve select experiences 60 days in advance.

Onsite shops sell resort wear, chocolates, and Disney merchandise. WiFi access (surcharge) is available in the lobby and meeting spaces. 98 meeting and conference rooms provide 320,000 square feet of meeting space.

  • Poolside bar 
  • Children's pool 
  • Steam room 
  • Spa tub 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 10 
  • Express check-in 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 1,509 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Number of floors - 27 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 5 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of coffee shops/cafes - 2 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour health club 
  • Free theme park shuttle 
  • Hair salon 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Waterslide 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Children's club 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • On private beach 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of restaurants - 12 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 320,000 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 30 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 98 
  • Beach towels 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Theme park shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 25 per night )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 25.00 per night )

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Shula's Steakhouse - Sports memorabilia from the Miami Dolphins' 1972 season decorate the walls of this popular steakhouse. Menu favorites include Certified Angus Beef, signature 48-ounce Porterhouse, and seafood. Dinner and drinks served nightly; lounge open from late afternoon until late evening.

Todd English's bluezoo - This stylish restaurant specializes in fresh seafood such as sashimi-grade tuna steak, swordfish, and surf and turf. Dinner, appetizers, and drinks served nightly; lounge open from late afternoon until late night.

Fresh Mediterranean Market - Meats and poultry are cooked on a rotisserie in the open kitchen. A pastry station provides freshly baked croissants, French baguettes, Danish, and desserts. Open for breakfast, lunch, and drinks. Lighter fare and a children's menu are also available.

The Fountain - Offering homemade and soft-serve ice cream, burgers, salads, and sandwiches. Open from late morning until late evening. A children's menu is available.

Picabu - A delight for adults and children alike, this 24-hour restaurant serves a wide array of food in a cafeteria-like setting. It also includes a convenience store with sundries, toiletries, snacks, and gifts.

Cabana Bar and Grill - A poolside bar serving sandwiches, salads, hot dogs, burgers, and cocktails. Open from late morning until early evening.

Lobby Lounge - Pastries and Starbucks coffee are served in the morning; cocktails, beer, and wine are available in the evening.

A buffet breakfast includes hot meal items.

Room service includes reheating meals (surcharge).

Nearby Things to Do

Walt Disney World Dolphin has an expansive water complex with a grotto pool with waterfall and waterslide, a children's pool, 2 outdoor lap pools, 3 spa tubs, and a private, white-sand beach. Floats, towels, and beach accessories are available for rental in the Cabana Beach Hut. Camp Dolphin provides supervised nighttime children's activities (surcharge) such as arts and crafts and bead making. The 24 hour health club (surcharge) offers stationary bikes, treadmills, stair machines, strength-training equipment and steam rooms. Other recreation options include a video arcade (surcharge), sand volleyball courts, a basketball court, 4 lighted tennis courts, Segway and paddle boat rentals, and a running track. Guests will also find water skiing, parasailing, and other water sports/activities nearby.

Guests enjoy preferred tee times at the 5 golf courses in the Walt Disney World Resort, including the 18-hole Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, 4 miles from the hotel. Bike and watercraft rentals are available at Disney's BoardWalk Resort, adjacent to the hotel. Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course is across the street.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 

Spa Services

With meditation, tea gardens, and garden and city views, the Mandara Spa specializes in Asian-inspired treatments. Relax in the sauna, spa tub and steam room, and enjoy aromatherapy treatments, various types of massage, body scrubs and wraps, facial treatments, manicures and pedicures and reflexology.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult when they visit the spa.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Reflexology 
  • Number of treatment rooms 8 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water
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.
  • 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 20.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Dolphin Hotel
  • Dolphin Walt Disney World
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
  • Dolphin Resort

We should mention

Children 17 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.

Disney FastPass+® Offer

Disney FastPass+® Offer

Guests can use their booking reservation number and Walt Disney World® Resort tickets for complimentary access to Disney’s FastPass+® service, allowing guests to book entry times to Theme Park attractions and events up to 60 days in advance of arrival.

Purchase of a valid Walt Disney World® Resort admission ticket from an authorized Walt Disney World Ticket Seller, a booking reservation number for this property, and online registration required to qualify. Guests can register, link their reservation, and select FastPass+ experiences at www. StartYourDisneyExperience.com. Offer valid anytime, subject to availability. Restrictions apply.


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