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4.2 out of 5

"Excellent staff, mainly wonderful fixtures and amenities, some lobby furniture is looking and feeling a bit worn, but still nice (couch cushions sink ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 24 Sep 2022

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Hotel Description

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

Beachside getaway

Your stay at this Bay Lake hotel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot®. Also, Disney Springs® is within 3 miles (5 km) and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park is 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 hotel. 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.

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

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
CA $255* Per night/room 30 Oct. - 31 Oct.

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

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 82 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 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 (28) Couples (17) Family (36)
5 out of 5
Excellent staff, mainly wonderful fixtures and amenities, some lobby furniture is looking and feeling a bit worn, but still nice (couch cushions sink very low, etc). Convenient transport except to magic kingdom, not having direct bus service to the park was slightly challenging at times.

Posted by , from Spencer on 24 Sep. 2022

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3 out of 5
It was very clean

Posted by on 16 Aug. 2022

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5 out of 5
Great hotel!

Posted by , from Chicago on 4 Aug. 2022

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5 out of 5
Fabulous resort.

Posted by on 23 Jul. 2022

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5 out of 5
Very nice and comfortable property! Easy access to resorts and park with water shuttle! Staff is always so helpful and friendly!!! The lobby interiors (soft furnishings) could use a little love and updating, but are still clean and comfy. The guest room was very clean and beds were super comfy with soft linens!! We’ll be back for sure!

Posted by on 25 Jun. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jul. 2022 by KM

Thank you for being our guest! We hope to welcome you back soon.

4 out of 5
The room had a musty smell. Housekeeping did not clean room one day. We needed soap. For multiple days, there was a buzzing large bug inside hallway, not sure if it was bee or wasp, tried to avoid it.

Posted by on 17 Jun. 2022

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4 out of 5
Close to Epcot . Nice parking fir guess but way more expensive then park ? Carpet in hallway 7 th floor worn out needs replacement can’t believe it’s their. Nice water taxi to Epcot. Nice hot tub. Room nice and clean

Posted by on 5 Jun. 2022

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5 out of 5
Beautiful resort and property. The only downside was that we were here for only one night and there was a huge convention. The pools were completely packed almost beyond capacity and we were not able to get into the pools until after 4 PM. Also our room is not ready till 6:15 PM, but they were kind enough to give us a credit for dinner .

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2022

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2 out of 5
Rooms was very unclean Towels and bathroom had mildew I travel a lot with construction guys this was the most unclean I’ve ever seen Worst than motel 6

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2022

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5 out of 5
Proximity to parks.

Posted by , from Wingate on 20 Apr. 2022

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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/cafe 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 hotel 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 hotel 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 childcare (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 hotel 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.

Spa Services

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

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

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. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. 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).

  • Children stay free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Children stay free 3
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • 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
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • 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
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 45 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • 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 34.08 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 44.73 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 Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Lake Buena Vista
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel 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 hotel 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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*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.