Located in the center of the Walt Disney World Resort, the Walt Disney World Dolphin in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., serves as a gateway to Orlando's popular theme parks and attractions. Private entrances to both Epcot and the Magic Kingdom are accessible via boat or walkways from the hotel.
The Walt Disney World Dolphin is an Epcot Resort, offering special Walt Disney World® Resort benefits such as complimentary transportation to all Walt Disney World theme parks and attractions, Disney character dining opportunities, ticket desks, priority seating at select Walt Disney World® theme parks and advance tee times at 5 golf courses.
The hotel offers 6 dining options, including the award-wining Shula's Steakhouse, filled with team memorabilia from the 1972 Miami Dolphin's "Perfect Season." Coastal cuisine and fresh seafood appeal at Todd English's BlueZoo restaurant, where dancing blue lights twinkle as the fish grills. At Picabu, children and the young-at-heart alike will find adventure and good food in a cafeteria-style setting; open 24 hours a day. Dining options range from the casual to fine dining and include bars, a coffee shop, and lounge.
The hotel includes 5 outdoor swimming pools and 4 outdoor tennis courts. The hotel shares dining and recreational activities with the Walt Disney Swan Resort, including a swimming complex called The Grotto. This 3-acre playground includes waterfalls, slides, water volleyball and spa tubs. The hotel's Camp Dolphin program offers children's activities for ages four to 12, including crafts, arcades, Disney movies and board games (fees apply). The Bali-inspired Mandara Spa is centered around 2 interior gardens, the Tea Garden's "Asian Bale" and the Meditation Garden's "Meru Temple." The spa offers services such as massages, body scrubs and wraps, facials, manicures, and pedicures. Children under 18 must have a parent with them when they visit the spa. The hotel also offers 98 meeting and conference rooms, totaling 320,000 square feet of meeting space.
Guestrooms feature slate-tile entries. The Palm Springs-themed rooms offer views of the resort, lake, or pools from floor-to-ceiling windows. Westin Heavenly Beds boast 280-thread count, 100 percent cotton linens, pillowtop mattresses and 5 pillows. Split bathrooms offer vanity areas with makeup mirrors and Heavenly showers with Elemis toiletries and rainforest showerheads. High-speed Internet access is available for a fee. Room service is available 24 hours a day. In-room child care is available for a fee.