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Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View
360 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Other room types
Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Resort View
360 square feet
2 Double Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 5 guests
(up to 4 children)
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Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony (Fireworks View)
360 square feet
2 Double Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 5 guests
(up to 4 children)
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Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
360 square feet
2 Double Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 5 guests
(up to 4 children)
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Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View
500 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 5 guests
(up to 4 children)
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Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View
600 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Resort View
360 square feet
2 Double Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 5 guests
(up to 4 children)
Select dates to see price
Traditional Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Resort View
360 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
Select dates to see price
Traditional Room, 1 King Bed
360 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
Select dates to see price
Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds
360 square feet
2 Double Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 5 guests
(up to 4 children)
Select dates to see price
Traditional Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
360 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
Select dates to see price
Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View (Fireworks View)
360 square feet
2 Double Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 5 guests
(up to 4 children)
Select dates to see price
Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View (Fireworks View)
360 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
Select dates to see price

Get an overview of this hotel
4-star resort with pools, private beach, full-service spa

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
On private beach
Business center
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property

Located in Lake Buena Vista (Bay Lake), Walt Disney World Dolphin is within a 15-minute drive of Epcot® and Disney Springs®. This 4-star resort is 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from Disney's Hollywood Studios® and 4.3 mi (7 km) from Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

Make yourself at home in one of the 1509 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and premium bedding. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room. Spending a day of fun is easy with the complimentary theme park shuttle.

Enjoy American cuisine at Fuel, one of the resort's many dining establishments, which include 6 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink from the poolside bar or one of the 3 bars/lounges.

Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Lake Buena Vista? This resort has facilities measuring 306979 square feet (28519 square meters), including conference space. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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 3 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa.

Dining is available at one of the resort's 6 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. The property also has a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This beach resort also offers a children's pool, a 24-hour health club, and a garden. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Walt Disney World Dolphin is a smoke-free property.

  • Walkway to water
  • Picnic area
  • Express check-in
  • Waterslide
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Elevator
  • Lockers available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Poolside bar
  • Business center
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Games
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Computer station
  • Swimming pool
  • Table tennis
  • On private beach
  • Conference space size (meters) - 28519
  • Number of meeting rooms - 61
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Hair salon
  • ATM/banking
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Shared microwave
  • Shopping on site
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Total number of rooms - 1509
  • Number of floors - 27
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • 24-hour health club
  • Golf caddy
  • Couples/private dining
  • Karaoke
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3
  • Full-service spa
  • Firepit
  • Conference space
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Smoke-free property
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)
  • Number of restaurants - 6
  • Dock
  • Conference space size (feet) - 306979
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending machine
  • Beach towels
  • Air hockey
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Wedding services
  • Golf cart
  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Free newspapers in lobby

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (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 separate bathtubs and showers, 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.

  • Air conditioning
  • Television
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Phone
  • Free local calls
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Premium bedding
  • Pay movies
  • Free bottled water
  • Premium TV channels
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Satellite TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Down comforter
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Heating
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Mini-fridge
  • Braille signage
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Lever door handles
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available on request
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bed sheets (on request)

Where to Eat

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.

Nearby Things to Do

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

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

Check-out

Check-out time is 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

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

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 accepts credit cards, 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)

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

You'll 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 have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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.

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.

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).

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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