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Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista

4-star4 stars
1500 Epcot Resort BlvdLake Buena VistaFL32830United States of America

4-star beachfront resort with spa, near Disney's Hollywood Studios®
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Beautiful beach
Fantastic service
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista

from $192 CAD
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Resort View
  • Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Resort View
  • Traditional Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, Balcony (Firework)
  • Room, Balcony (Firework)
  • Room, 2 Double Beds (Firework)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 1,509 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 27 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
The boat service to theme parks is temporarily unavailable as of May 7, 2018. Bus service will be provided to Epcot® May 7-June 7 and Disney's Hollywood Studios® May 7-June 21, 2018; dates subject to change. For more details, contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Children's club *


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Valet parking *


  • Free theme park shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • 12 restaurants
  • 5 bars/lounges
  • 2 coffee shops/cafés
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach towels
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Waterslide
  • Tennis on site
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 10
  • Conference space size (feet) - 320,000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 30
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping (daily)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


With meditation, tea gardens, and garden and city views, the Mandara Spa specializes in Asian-inspired treatments. Relax in the sauna, spa tub and steam room, and enjoy aromatherapy treatments, various types of massage, body scrubs and wraps, facial treatments, manicures and pedicures and reflexology.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult when they visit the spa.


Shulas Steakhouse - This restaurant 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.

Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista’s small print

Also known as

  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort
  • Dolphin Resort
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Dolphin Hotel
  • Dolphin Resort


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.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 31.50 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • In-room bottled water

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 23.00 per night with in/out privileges

Valet parking costs USD 33.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 12 and USD 17 per person (approximately)

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 25 per night (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for USD 25.00 per night (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista


  • In Bay Lake
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® - 22 min walk
  • Epcot® - 30 min walk
  • Walt Disney World® Resort - 1 min walk
  • Disney's Boardwalk - 15 min walk
  • Disney Springs® - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park - 4.3 mi / 7 km
  • Walt Disney World® - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km

Getting around

  • Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway) - 28 min drive
  • Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Orlando Station - 29 min drive
  • Kissimmee Station - 32 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Free theme park shuttle

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 2,277 reviews

Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista
Definitely recommend staying here!
It may have helped that were SPG preferred guests, but this is a really nice hotel, with very helpful staff and a really good (though pricy) steakhouse. The only issue - once you’re part of the Disney complex, you’re stuck in the area and what it has to offer, or get ready to cough $20-25 every time for taxi service. But, if you’re staying at one of the Disney hotels, you should be here only because you’re in it for Disney and not if you’re here to explore Orlando.
Ritwik, ca2 night trip
Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista
Ok, nothing more!
The hôtel is ok, nothing more. Used bottles were left in the room... It's very well situated, you can easily walk to Epcot. The shuttle for animal kingdom was so late, 25mn late, we arrived for the early admission there was already 225mn wait for flight of passage! Very upsetting, we went to this hotel especially for the early access, we woke up very early for nothing! To many people have access to the early hour!
Paule, ca2 night family trip
Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista
It was very expensive beyond basic room charges. Usage fees and meals.
Hal, ca8 night family trip
Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista
Never again
Too big so everything is inconvenient. Grotto pool was closed but didn't find out until we were there. Had an extra $50 tacked on when we checked out for a resort fee and parking fee. Didn't feel like a Disney hotel.
A Traveler, ca1 night family trip
Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista
excellent hotel and cheap rate. highly recommand
great experience. I love this hotel and the whole family does love it. we will be back for sure and it was a great stay.
YAN Mei, ca1 night family trip

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