68.0% Based on 1036 reviews TripAdvisor Traveller Rating 4 out of 5

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Lake Buena Vista awaits you at Walt Disney World Dolphin. You'll be 1.8 km (1.1 mi) from Disney's Hollywood Studios® and 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Epcot®. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 12 restaurants, 5 outdoor swimming pools and a full-service spa.

You can enjoy WiFi, flat-screen TVs and in-room childcare, featured in all rooms. Fridges and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining convenient. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like free toiletries. Coffee/tea makers, free newspapers and free local calls are also available.

A relaxing visit to Mandara Spa can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with body wraps, body scrubs and aromatherapy. The steakhouse, Shulas Steakhouse, is open for dinner. With 5 bars/lounges and a poolside bar to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Spend the day at the private beach and enjoy the on-site 24-hour health club, kids' club and spa tub. 320,000 square feet (30 square metres) of event facilities include conference rooms, and other business amenities include a business centre and limo/town car service. Other amenities include a steam room, WiFi in public areas and a kids' swimming pool. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:00 AM and noon. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of a free theme park shuttle.

This 4-star Bay Lake resort is 1.1 km (0.7 mi) from Disney's Boardwalk and 2.8 km (1.8 mi) from Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park.

Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds, No View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
AU$234 per night

Room, 1 King Bed, Resort View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Resort View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Premium Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

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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 the 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 nearby corner/local shop. 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 kid's pool, a 24-hour health club and a hot tub. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Lake Buena Vista resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 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 kids' 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 members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Corner/local shop
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • 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
  • 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.) (33.7 km / 20.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Air-conditioned accommodation at Walt Disney World Dolphin offers laptop-compatible safes and free newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Lake Buena Vista resort provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • 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)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

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

Shulas Steakhouse – This steakhouse only serves dinner.Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Todd English bluezoo – This seafood restaurant specialises in seafood and only serves dinner. 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.

Spa Services

  • 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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • 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

Policies

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.

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 centre access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room bottled water

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 12 and USD 17 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

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

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.