68% Based on 161 reviews TripAdvisor Traveller Rating 3.5 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 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Disney's Hollywood Studios® and 2.4 km (1.5 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. Refrigerators 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 4 outdoor tennis courts, 24-hour health club, and kids' club. 320,000 square feet (30 square metres) of event facilities include 98 meeting rooms and conference rooms, and other business amenities include a business centre and limo/town car service. Other amenities include a spa tub, a steam room, and WiFi in public areas. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of a free theme park shuttle.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Bay Lake resort, attractions include Walt Disney World® and Magic Kingdom® Park.

Traditional Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
£149 per night

Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Resort View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Resort View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony (Epcot)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Resort View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend out of 161 reviews

Excellent 53
Good 44
Average 27
Poor 18
Terrible 19
Value <span>3.5</span> out of 5
Rooms <span>3.5</span> out of 5
Cleanliness <span>3.5</span> out of 5
Service <span>3.5</span> out of 5

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 club, a kid's pool and outdoor tennis courts. 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
  • 10 conference rooms
  • 320,000 sq ft of conference space
  • 30 sq. m of conference space
  • Bar by the pool
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's 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
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • 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. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Lake Buena Vista's 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
  • Refrigerator
  • 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

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.

Nearby Activities

A private beach, outdoor tennis courts and a 24-hour health club are featured at the resort. 5 the outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide, a spa tub and a steam room. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Volleyball on site

Spa Services

Mandara Spa has 8 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

  • 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

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

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 by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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. 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 31.50 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 USD12 and USD17 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: USD20.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD30.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD25 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Children 17 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.

Promotions

Disney FastPass+® Offer


Guests can use their booking reservation number and Walt Disney World® Resort tickets for complimentary access to Disney’s FastPass+® service, allowing guests to book entry times to Theme Park attractions and events up to 60 days in advance of arrival.


Purchase of a valid Walt Disney World® Resort admission ticket from an authorized Walt Disney World Ticket Seller, a booking reservation number for this property, and online registration required to qualify. Guests can register, link their reservation, and select FastPass+ experiences at www. StartYourDisneyExperience.com. Offer valid anytime, subject to availability. Restrictions apply.