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Walt Disney World Dolphin

4-star resort with full-service spa, connected to the convention center, near Disney's Hollywood Studios®

  • Free WiFi in lobby
From
$197

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, 32830, FL, United States of America
8.4.Very Good.
  • The service here is definitely not where it needs to be. And being a neighbor hotel to…

    Jun 24, 2022

  • The stay was ok, the carpets are dirty and not well maintained. It was mostly clean but…

    Jun 17, 2022

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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

  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Free theme park shuttle

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
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 21 min walk
  • Epcot® - 43 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

Guests
  • Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, No View
  • Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Resort View
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, View (Fireworks View)
  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Resort View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed , Non Smoking
  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, No View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View (Fireworks View)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, 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
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 21 min walk
  • Epcot® - 43 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
  • Orange County Convention Center - 10 mi / 16.1 km
  • Universal Studios Florida - 13.1 mi / 21.1 km
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure - 13.2 mi / 21.2 km

Getting around

  • Orlando Intl. Airport (MCO) - 28 min drive
  • Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway) - 28 min drive
  • Orlando Station - 25 min drive
  • Kissimmee Station - 32 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

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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 34.08 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Onsite valet parking (USD 44.73 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 fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

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

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service
  • 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
  • Fitness facilities
  • Steam room
  • 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
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Lowered peephole/viewport in door
  • Lowered locks/deadbolt
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Transfer shower
  • 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
  • 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.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property 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

Optional extras

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

Children and extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Supervised childcare 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

ParkingPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Self parking costs USD 34.08 per night with in/out privileges
  • Valet parking costs USD 44.73 per night with in/out privileges
  • RV/bus/truck parking is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, and gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene and cleanliness

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; masks are required in public areas.

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).

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.

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

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Walt Disney World Dolphin does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. 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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 34.08 per night. Valet parking costs USD 44.73 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, Fuel offers American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Todd English's 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 a private beach, a waterslide, and a 24-hour health club, as well as an arcade, a picnic area, and a garden.
8.4.Very Good.
  • 4.0.Fair

    Pros - room was beautiful.

    M Nichole, 2 night family trip, Jun 15, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    So Enjoyed the Dolphin 🐬

    We thought the property was absolutely beautiful! The Lobby ...Gorgeous! It was updated , comfortable, and clean ! Needs exaust fans installed in bathrooms . People who worked there were so nice and helpful. I loved the proximity to other resorts , walkways , and the skylift / parks ! Hope to stay again .... Longer:)

    1 night family trip, Jun 9, 2022

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Probably not getting balcony next time

    Our first room was really great- smelled fresh upon entering and a the balcony had a great view. The balcony was something I was looking forward to using as I sipped an evening cocktail. Unfortunately there were other guests that thought balconies meant smoke areas and ruined it for others. I did get ahold of front desk and they apologized and moved us to the other side of the building which was very accommodating but it was another pack up and move that took some time and wasted some of our relax time. That was a bummer and our new room had a smell to it and not the best view and on a lower level then previously. I do have to say the hotel was very swift about handling the situation and we’re great to deal with. I would definitely stay here again- just probably not get the balcony next time due to other guests who wreck it for others. Also, the hotel has a no smoking policy- only allowed in a designated area away from other guests.

    Tiffany, 2 night trip, Jun 9, 2022

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Rip off room service served in plastic to go boxes

    Could be a great hotel but for their rip off room service. Ordered dinner which came to $160 and food was delivered in plastic to go containers in a cloth sack. Absolutely ridiculous for a four star hotel and a total rip off for the price. Could have gotten the same food for a third of the price with a delivery service. Four star room service includes plates, silverware, a dining cart etc.

    Laura, 4 night trip, Jun 9, 2022

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  • 6.0.Good

    Ideal Location - Pleasant but needs upkeep

    We specifically wanted to book a hotel room on Disney property and one that provided multiple transportation and experience options for our stay. The Dolphin is part of the Epcot Resort area which made walking to EPCOT with the Gateway entrance a bonus, AND the ability to walk around the boardwalk an easy decision. The customer service was great. We were upgraded to a studio and the cast were really nice. The challenge around our stay was more about the hotel and it's upkeep. The carpets in the hallway are worn and amenities need to be maintained. Even though it's non smoking, it must have had smoking rooms before since there was an underlying smell. The pool had mold along the tiles and the waterfall was not working. This wasn't a terrible stay at all and again the CAST were really amazing. It just needs to be refreshed.

    JAYSON, 2 night trip, Jun 3, 2022

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nice hotel in a convenient location

    Stayed in a suite that seemed to be set up strange. There was a dedicated bedroom, but no privacy door to the room. The main living area had a large (almost conference) table, but no kitchen area or microwave. Overall, a nice hotel that is very convenient to transportation for EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.

    Christopher, 4 night family trip, May 26, 2022

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    could’ve been handled a little better

    After waiting in line for 30 minutes to check in we finally got to our room and it had not been cleaned from the previous guest seeing that mess left me not wanting to even stay in that room but they cleaned it in the grand scheme of things it worked out could’ve been handled a little better

    Gerald, 2 night trip with friends, May 26, 2022

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The stay was great, food and drinks were very good, $32 parking i thought was a bit much

    Jim, 2 night trip, May 26, 2022

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Generally a great stay. However we forgot to pack shampoo and body wash. Why don’t they sell any in the gift/sundries shop?

    Patricia, 4 night family trip, May 26, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great pool

    Epcot walking distance or short boat ride, Hollywood studios same but slightly longer walk. The pool area is great, many different areas, even shade. Staff very friendly, I think this hotel has a better pool and rooms, restaurants than Disney properties. Transportation via bus to magic kingdom and Disney Springs too

    Anne, 4 night family trip, May 26, 2022

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