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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)
Premium Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, View | Premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds, in-room safe

Overview of Walt Disney World Dolphin

Walt Disney World Dolphin

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

8.4/10 Very Good

3,777 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is $233
Price available on 12/16/2022
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1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • 24-hour health club
  • Steam room
  • Beach towels
  • Valet parking
  • Self parking
  • Children's pool
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (surcharge)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Bay Lake
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 21 min walk
  • Epcot® - 43 min walk
  • Disney Springs® - 10 min drive
  • Disney Springs® Area - 10 min drive
  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park - 10 min drive
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports - 9 min drive
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 12 min drive
  • Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets - 13 min drive
  • Walt Disney World® - 19 min drive
  • Magic Kingdom® Park - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway) - 25 min drive
  • Orlando Intl. Airport (MCO) - 28 min drive
  • Orlando Station - 25 min drive
  • Kissimmee Station - 31 min drive
  • Free theme park shuttle

Restaurants

  • Todd English's bluezoo - 12 min walk
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop - 17 min walk
  • Ale & Compass Restaurant - 17 min walk
  • The Garden Grill - 18 min walk
  • Sunshine Season - 18 min walk

About this property

Walt Disney World Dolphin

Walt Disney World Dolphin offers a private beach where you can play volleyball, plus you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Epcot® and Disney Springs®. 3 outdoor pools provide a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. The lobby lounge is a great place to grab a drink, and Fuel serves American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A poolside bar, a 24-hour health club, and a 24-hour fitness center are other highlights at this upscale hotel. The local sightseeing and access to public transport get great marks from fellow travelers.

Languages

English, French, Russian, Spanish

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 1509 rooms
  • Arranged over 27 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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
  • Supervised childcare*
  • 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

Offsite

  • Free theme park shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Private dining
  • Shared microwave
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Fitness classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Evening entertainment
  • Karaoke
  • Shopping
  • Air hockey
  • Table tennis
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 61 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (306979 square feet)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach towels
  • Golf caddy on site
  • Golf cart on site
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour health club
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Waterslide

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Lowered peephole/view port in door
  • Lowered locks/deadbolt
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Transfer shower
  • Lever door handles

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling

Special features

Spa

The onsite 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. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

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 fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 45 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Health club access
    • Fitness center access
    • Fitness/yoga classes
    • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

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

Children & extra beds

  • 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

Parking

  • 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, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
  • 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 & 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

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Walt Disney World Dolphin offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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.
How much does it cost to stay at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
As of Dec 5, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Walt Disney World Dolphin on Dec 16, 2022 start from $233, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
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.
Is there a pool at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 34.08 per night. Valet parking costs USD 44.73 per night. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Walt Disney World Dolphin?
You can check in from 4 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Walt Disney World Dolphin and nearby?
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.
Are there restaurants at or near Walt Disney World Dolphin?
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).
What's the area around Walt Disney World Dolphin like?
Walt Disney World Dolphin is in Bay Lake, a short 8-minute walk from Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings

8.4

Very Good

8.6/10

Cleanliness

8.4/10

Staff & service

8.5/10

Amenities

8.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.4/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Hotel is beautiful and smells wonderful. Only issue is the $40 resort fee. For that fee, you should get something more than just high speed internet and buses. I also had to pay $32 for self parking. Again, s little steep for having to park.
Beichy, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

First time here and we will be coming back. We had a mini suite and could see the Magic Kingdom fireworks from our room. The room was spacious and clean and the whole resort smelled so fresh. Perfect location on Disney property too.
Nathan, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great Location and Amenities. Bad Communication
We’ve stayed here before and will again. We enjoy the location. The amenities. The restaurants. The pools. The views. The service communication was not great though. We had to call every single night for sheets for our pull out couch even though we asked every morning to have them changed during our cleaning. Our son was sleeping on the pull out couch. They would come in a clean. Strip and take the sheets and just not replace them. Every night we’d have to wait 30-45 mins to get new sheets. Also we signed up for daily cleaning. We’d be gone almost all day and have to call regularly to have the cleaning actually happen because they wouldn’t come until we called. Bad communication.
Chandler, 4-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Don’t stay here!
Sadly this stay was very disappointing. From the time we checked in to the time we checked out we received nothing but attitude from almost all of the staff. We were shocked at the lack of service and overall apathy of almost every employee we encountered. We had a great dinner at il Mulino and appreciated their servers and hostesses but everything at the actual dolphin was awful. Will not return. May look into swan or swan reserve.
Courtney, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Room was veryclean& grounds were beautiful.
Lauren, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

At arrival when they saw it was a Hotels.com reservation we were told: "we don't have ready the room was assigned to you, but we managed to get one similar", then I am wondering if we got a better or worst room... The stay in general was good, the location is great, but the beds were not real beds and became a bit uncomfortable after few nights (they were like cots or rollaway beds)
5-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

One bad apple
The begining of our trip was phenomenal. View of epcot from our balcony. Excellent room service. House keeping top notch.everyone personable. The shuttle service to disneyworld simple and reliable. However when hurricane nicole threatened and our flight out got cancelled we had zero help from the concierge. We told her about our predicament. She told us they had no rooms. The next morning i recieved a letter stating the would have no house keeping. So how were they going to use our room with us leaving? Needless to say the concierge ruined our views. They say one bad apple ruins the barrel. Well she did just that. As we checked out our bellboy told us they had massive cancelations.
Laurie, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Susan, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Cost Increases! Yikes!!
Been coming to Disney and staying at the Dolphin or Swan mostly for the park access convenience. Keeping in mind “not” a Disney resort rather. Marriott. It is Getting much too expensive. Extra fees keep going up in price, housekeeping is now optional at a cost. Parking cost is increased to $42 per day for valet and $32 for self. There are much better options to choose from. Dolphin & Swan most attractive feature is the boat transfers to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. But now that 1 feature is coming at a higher cost.
William, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

megan, 1-night family trip
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