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4.3 out of 5

"We were told by the cleaning staff that They do not provide shampoo, only conditioner. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 29 Dec 2021

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront resort near Disney's Hollywood Studios®, connected to the convention center

Beachside getaway

Your stay at this Bay Lake resort places you within 6 miles (10 km) of Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Disney Springs® and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Private beach, dining

A private beach, a full-service spa, and 3 outdoor pools are all featured at this smoke-free resort. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy a meal from the restaurant and freebies like WiFi in public areas and a theme park shuttle.

Comfy beds, WiFi

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 1509 guestrooms also offer WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include room service, coffee/tea makers, and down comforters. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, No View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$198* Per night/room Feb 6 - Feb 7

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Traditional Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, 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

Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Resort View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Walt Disney World Dolphin ratings based on 123 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Walt Disney World Dolphin

Everyone (44) Couples (20) Family (66)
5 out of 5
We were told by the cleaning staff that They do not provide shampoo, only conditioner.

Posted by on Dec 29, 2021

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4 out of 5
Great price and hotel. Thank you, Travelocity!!!!

Posted by on Nov 11, 2021

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4 out of 5
We loved being close to Walt Disney World's EPCOT, the Friendship Boats and the Skyliner. The hotel has a lot to offer in dining and leisure experiences. Self-parking was inconvenient, made more so by bad signage and poor directions provided by the front desk. The staff was abysmally ignorant about anything to do with the Walt Disney World app, tickets/cards for extended evening hours for Deluxe resort guests, park hours, etc.

Posted by , from COLUMBIA on Oct 24, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from Omaha on Oct 22, 2021

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5 out of 5
Beautiful, clean property. Convenient to EPCOT. Friendly and helpful staff.

Posted by , from Roswell on Oct 19, 2021

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5 out of 5
I loved it here. The pool is fabulous and the staff was wonderful and friendly. The beds and pillows are so comfortable and the rooms are spacious and clean.

Posted by on Oct 9, 2021

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3 out of 5
The location to the Park

Posted by on Oct 6, 2021

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5 out of 5
Na

Posted by , from Jensen Beach on Sep 24, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 27, 2021 by NB

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit.

5 out of 5
Shula was fantastic

Posted by on Sep 21, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 24, 2021 by NB

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 4, 2021

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Property Features

Step outside to unwind on the white sand beach. At Walt Disney World Dolphin you can cool off in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach resort also offers a children's pool, a 24-hour health club, and a steam room. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Lake Buena Vista resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1509 guestrooms or units
  • 27 levels
  • 306979 sq ft of conference space
  • 28519 sq m of conference space
  • Karaoke
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • 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)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Lockers available
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking, self parking, and RV/bus/truck 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 bottled water. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 49-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathrobes, 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 coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Hypo-allergenic bedding, change of towels, and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Food & Drink

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.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

3 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 steam room.

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

  • Horse riding nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Spa Services

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.

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • 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 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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 3 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

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 may be 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. 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).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 39.38 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 13.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 29 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 39 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

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.