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Private beach, white sand, beach towels, beach volleyball
Private beach, white sand, beach towels, beach volleyball
3 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, pool cabanas (surcharge)
3 outdoor pools, open 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, pool cabanas (surcharge)

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 centre, near Disney's Hollywood Studios®

8.4/10 Very good

3,725 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is AU$457
Price available on 16/12/2022
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1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurants 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 cots/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 International 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 centre are other highlights at this upmarket hotel. The local sightseeing and access to public transport get great marks from fellow travellers.

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 or hotter
Follows the 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 sanitiser 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 until 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

  • On-site self-parking (USD 34.08 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • On-site valet parking (USD 44.73 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Off-site

  • 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

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Water slide
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Local/corner shop
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Fitness classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Evening entertainment
  • Karaoke
  • Shopping
  • Air hockey
  • Ping pong
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 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/games room
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Water slide

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • 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 centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Close-captioned TV
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Lowered peephole/view port in door
  • Lowered locks/deadbolt
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Height-adjustable showerheads
  • 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
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • 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 on-site 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 specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.
Phins – On-site lobby lounge. Open selected days.
Fountain – This family restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open selected days.
Shula's Steakhouse – This steakhouse specialises in American cuisine and only serves dinner. Open selected days.
Bluezoo – This seafood restaurant specialises in seafood and only serves dinner. Open selected 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 centre access
    • Fitness/yoga classes
    • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms 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/lorry 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 sanitiser; 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) guidelines.

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. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that 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 that you 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 9 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Walt Disney World Dolphin on 16 Dec 2022 start from AU$457, including 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 sanitiser, 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. Motorhome/coach/lorry 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 on-site 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 water slide 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. Travellers say that 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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