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Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista

4-star4 stars
1500 Epcot Resort BlvdLake Buena VistaFL32830United States of America

4-star beachfront resort with spa, near Walt Disney World® area
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Very Good8.2
Beach
Beautiful beach
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Comfort
Comfortable
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Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista

from $151
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  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View
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  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

What’s around Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista

Landmarks

  • In Bay Lake
  • Walt Disney World® area - 1 min walk
  • Walt Disney World® Resort - 1 min walk
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 23 min walk
  • Epcot® - 30 min walk
  • Disney's Boardwalk - 15 min walk
  • Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course - 6 min walk
  • Disney Springs® - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km

Getting around

  • Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway) - 29 min drive
  • Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Orlando Station - 29 min drive
  • Kissimmee Station - 33 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Free theme park shuttle

About Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista

Location.

Located in the center of the Walt Disney World Resort, the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort 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 Park are accessible via boat or walkways from the hotel.

Hotel Features.

The Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort 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. Additional exclusive Walt Disney World Resort benefits include Extra Magic Hours at select theme parks and FASTPASS® access to reserve some experiences up to 60 days in advance.

The hotel offers 6 dining options, including the award-winning 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. 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. The hotel also offers 98 meeting and conference rooms, totaling 320,000 square feet of meeting space.

Guestrooms.

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 and offers meal reheating (surcharge). In-room childcare is available for a fee.

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 1,509 rooms
  • Arranged over 27 floors

Arriving/leaving

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Children's club *

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transportation

Parking

  • Valet parking *

Offsite

  • Free theme park shuttle

Other information

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

At the resort

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • 12 restaurants
  • 5 bars/lounges
  • 2 coffee shops/cafés
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Basketball on site
  • Playground on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 320,000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 30
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/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the apartment

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

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.

Dining

Shulas Steakhouse - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Todd English bluezoo - This seafood restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fresh Mediterranean Mrkt. - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

The Fountain - This restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available.

Picabu - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open 24 hours.

Recreation

On Site

  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Basketball on site
  • Playground on site
  • Volleyball on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista’s small print

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

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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 33.75 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • In-room bottled water

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 23.00 per night with in/out privileges

Valet parking costs USD 33.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 12 and USD 17 per person (approximately)

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 25 per night (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for USD 25.00 per night (rates may vary)

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.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 2,665 reviews

Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista
Exceptional10.0
Enjoyable visit
Beautiful hotel. Has everything you need. Plenty of places to eat, pools, entertainment. We enjoyed walking around the property. Everyone we encountered (staff) was pleasant and accommodating. The room was standard but comfortable. Would stay there again.
Maria, us2 night trip
Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista
Exceptional10.0
Always love staying at the Swan and Dolphin!
Jerrett, us2 night trip
Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista
Exceptional10.0
Great stay!
Just there for a night to go to Disney. Hotel is awesome and in a great location.
Kellie, us1 night trip
Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista
Exceptional10.0
It was lovely! The hotel is made for families and we all had a wonderful time. Great pool, awesome restaurants, quick service meal area was fantastic & the rooms were perfect. Can’t wait to go back!
A Traveler, us4 night trip
Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista
Very Good8.0
Dolphin was great!
Didn’t consistently replenish towels and in room coffee. Need to create a queue at the resort bus stop. It was chaotic going to Magic Kingdom. Overall, it was excellent!
Jonathan, us4 night trip

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