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Walt Disney World Dolphin

4-star resort with full-service spa, connected to the convention center, near Epcot®

  • Free WiFi in lobby
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$197

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1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, 32830, FL, United States of America
8.6.Fabulous.
  • They say they have disney transportation but they drop you off at the transportation…

    Jun 10, 2021

  • This hotel was quite nice, and the Disney transportation convenient. Nowhere to get food…

    Jun 6, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Commitment to Clean (Marriott) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Safe
Convenient
Transportation options
Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 1509 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • On a private beach
  • 6 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

What’s around

  • In Bay Lake
  • Epcot® - 17 min walk
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 21 min walk
  • Disney Springs® - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 4.3 mi / 7 km
  • Walt Disney World® - 6.4 mi / 10.4 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Resort View
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony (Fireworks View)
  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Resort View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View
  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Resort View
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View (Fireworks View)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View (Fireworks View)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View
  • Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Bay Lake
  • Epcot® - 17 min walk
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 21 min walk
  • Disney Springs® - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 4.3 mi / 7 km
  • Walt Disney World® - 6.4 mi / 10.4 km
  • Magic Kingdom® Park - 6.4 mi / 10.4 km
  • SeaWorld® Orlando - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km
  • Orange County Convention Center - 10 mi / 16.2 km
  • Universal Studios Florida - 13.4 mi / 21.6 km
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure - 13.6 mi / 21.9 km

Getting around

  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) - 28 min drive
  • Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway) - 24 min drive
  • Orlando Station - 25 min drive
  • Kissimmee Station - 29 min drive
  • Free theme park shuttle
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1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, 32830, FL, United States of America

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 1,509 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 27 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Children's club*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi in rooms*

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (USD 29 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite valet parking (USD 39 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 6 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Microwave in a common area

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Beach towels
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Waterslide
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Arcade/game room

Working away

  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 61
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 306979
  • Conference space size (meters) - 28519
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Braille signage
  • Closed-captioned TV
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Lever door handles

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 49-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

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.

Dining

Fuel - This café specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Phins - Onsite lobby lounge. Open select days.

Fountain - This family restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open select days.

Shula's Steakhouse - This steakhouse specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only. Open select days.

Bluezoo - This seafood restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Open select days.

Small print

Also known as

  • Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Lake Buena Vista
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Lake Buena Vista
  • 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

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 29 per night with in/out privileges

Valet parking costs USD 39 per night with in/out privileges

RV/bus/truck parking is available for an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 13.95 per day (rates may vary)

Policies

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.

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 39.38 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Walt Disney World Dolphin does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 29 per night. Valet parking costs USD 39 per night. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 4 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 6 onsite restaurants, featuring American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Todd's English Bluezoo (12-min walk), Hollywood & Vine (3.5 mi), and The Hollywood Brown Derby (3.5 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics and volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. Walt Disney World Dolphin also has 3 bars, a private beach, and a waterslide, as well as a 24-hour health club, an arcade, and a picnic area.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Stay on WDW property - a better value there.

    Higher priced because it is in such a great location for entry into WDW. However, being charged a $35 + tax AND fees 'resort fee' is not the way to keep this customer. We stayed one night - one night!- and didn't use any of the amenities. Just ate dinner and went to bed. Still charged the fee.

    Denise M, 1 night trip, Jun 6, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was amazing!

    2 night family trip, Jun 6, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    So-so for the money

    Expensive parking and resort fees… Huge property with a lot of amenities but requires quite a bit of walking just to get to the oool depending on where your room is located. Not nearly enough chairs for guests in the pool area. Wasn’t as family friendly as the other Disney family of hotels. Hotel was in good shape the room wasn’t very clean but otherwise was fine.

    Steve, 2 night family trip, Jun 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful stay, great location, friendly staff

    Trudy, 3 night family trip, Jun 4, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great Location

    We were going to Epcot so the location was perfect. We walked to and from the park. We also had a nice evening sitting on the boardwalk. Great weekend trip. The hotel and room were clean

    Theresa, 2 night trip with friends, Jun 4, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Very nice Non-Disney hotel, at Disney World

    Very nice hotel, with a very nice large pool area and beautiful lobby. Only complaint was spotty WiFi service and water temperature was unreliable.

    Jeremy, 4 night family trip, Jun 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Love it

    I love staying here. It feels like a luxury resort without the luxury price. My favorite best kept Disney bubble secret.

    Paige, 5 night trip with friends, Jun 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay tiny horrible bathrooms.

    Great stay! Enjoyed the pool, lobby bar, Shula’s, and the boats. The only thing I can fault the resort on is the horrible bathrooms. So tiny and the shampoo and conditioners are trash. At that price point I expect decent shampoo and conditioner.

    Michelle, 2 night trip, Jun 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect Location!

    Great hotel!!! Walking distance to 2 parks, plus the Boardwalk! Teenagers loved the upbeat vibe! We will definitely stay here again!

    Lee Ann, 1 night family trip, May 28, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    More recycling bins and upgrade to queen beds.

    The beds are not very comfortable, loud and itchy sheets, and full beds are very difficult to share with a partner or child. It was fine for a couple nights but would not recommend a lengthy stay for lack of rest by all in our family. None or not easily accessible recycling bins for all the plastic waste that is generated at the hotel.

    Stephanie, 3 night family trip, May 28, 2021

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