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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront resort near Disney's Lake Buena Vista Golf Course

Beachfront retreat

A stay at this Bay Lake resort places you within half a mile (1 km) of Disney's Boardwalk and 2 miles (3 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Epcot® and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Private beach, health club

This smoke-free resort features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 12 restaurants. Bring the family and enjoy the children's club, mini golf, and kid-friendly dining. Enjoy the 5 outdoor pools and perks like a free theme park shuttle.

Comfy beds, WiFi

The 1509 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. 24-hour room service, WiFi, and flat-screen TVs are also available.

Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds, No View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$142* Per night/room Jan 5 - Jan 6

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Resort View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, View (Fireworks View)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Resort View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Walt Disney World Dolphin ratings based on 440 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Walt Disney World Dolphin

Everyone (95) Couples (9) Family (38)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 30, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019

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3 out of 5
Wasn’t worth the price and was chaotic. Would have preferred other resort.

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019

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5 out of 5
the boarding pass station not working- I was sent to the business center and that was not free

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019

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4 out of 5
Everything was alright , rooms were clean and tidy. Nice hotel

Posted by on Oct 29, 2019

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5 out of 5
Enjoyed our stay and updates. I great property around Disney.

Posted by on Oct 21, 2019

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4 out of 5
Swan and Dolphin are some of our favorite places to stay in Disney World and remain so. We had a fire alarm at approximately 1 AM that was somewhat lengthy. After the alarm silenced there was no communication from hotel staff as to the status of the property. My family and I would have appreciated reassurance that all was safe.

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019

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1 out of 5
Would never come back here. Way better properties for same price. This place is over priced and needs a nakeover

Posted by on Oct 18, 2019

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Property Features

Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the white sand beach. At Walt Disney World Dolphin you can cool off in one of the 5 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 12 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, as well as a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 5 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. This beach resort also offers a children's pool, a 24-hour health club, and a spa tub. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Lake Buena Vista resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1509 guestrooms or units
  • 27 levels
  • 12 dining venues
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • 320,000 sq ft of conference space
  • 30 sq m of conference space
  • Bar by the pool
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (36.4 km / 22.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free theme park shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Walt Disney World Dolphin offers 1509 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature laptop-compatible safes and complimentary newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Lake Buena Vista resort provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to noon.

Shulas Steakhouse - This steakhouse 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.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

5 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a private beach, a waterslide, a 24-hour health club, and a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Volleyball on site

Spa Services

Mandara Spa has 8 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

  • Number of treatment rooms 8
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • UnionPay
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 33.75 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 11.99 and USD 29.99 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 25 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 25.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 25 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Promotions

Disney FastPass+® Offer


Guests can use their booking reservation number and Walt Disney World® Resort tickets for complimentary access to Disney’s FastPass+® service, allowing guests to book entry times to Theme Park attractions and events up to 60 days in advance of arrival.


Purchase of a valid Walt Disney World® Resort admission ticket from an authorized Walt Disney World Ticket Seller, a booking reservation number for this property, and online registration required to qualify. Guests must contact the property directly for instructions on how to register and link their reservation; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Offer valid anytime, subject to availability. Restrictions apply.

Complimentary Parking at Walt Disney World® Resort

Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive complimentary parking at any Walt Disney World® Resort theme park by showing the resort hotel room key at parking booth.


Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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