Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel - Lake Buena Vista

1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, United States, 32830  show map
 4 stars
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Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel - Lake Buena Vista

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

USD 20 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Editorial review:

This is a great place to get away from the kid stuff of Disney, but it's a nice family-friendly hotel that is close to all of the parks. The location is great, there are restaurants for every taste, and the rooms are contemporary and have incredible beds. Some thought that it's depressing or tacky, but it's still loved by many.

Overview

Walt Disney World Dolphin is a 20-story hotel in an entertainment area of Lake Buena Vista within a 25-minute walk of Blizzard Beach offering designer rooms along with a tennis court, allergy friendly rooms and a ballroom. Operating in Lake Buena Vista since 1989, this hotel features Italian architecture and modern comforts.

The hotel puts guests near spectacular beaches. The center of Lake Buena Vista is 4 km away from the venue.

The comfortable hotel offers quick access to a theme park, restaurants and golf courses.

Orlando International airport can be reached in 35 minutes by car from Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel.

Rooms

Guests at Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel are accommodated in rooms with individual climate control, wireless internet, flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and a dressing area. The rooms look on to the park. They feature standard décor and modern custom-made furniture.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the garden each morning. Guest will enjoy American meals in a cozy setting of the 24-hour restaurant. Guests can try finest drinks in the café bar. The property is located near a boat dock, about 250 meters from Picabu and il mulino serving a wide selection of dishes.

A continental breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Such business facilities as a video projector, a slide projector and a movie projector are also available on site. The hotel provides self parking and babysitting for an extra charge.

Relax

Guests will benefit from beauty therapy, a body scrub and manicure. On-site amenities for fitness include fitness classes, a gym and a jogging trail.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 20 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   20.  Number of rooms:   1509.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Private beach
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Eco friendly
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Boating
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Dinner

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Microphone
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Board games
  • Children's pool
  • Water slides
  • Children's play area
  • Paid kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Live entertainment
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing
  • Facial
  • Beauty treatment
  • Reflex massage
  • Full body massage

Room view

  • Park view
  • Resort view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Voice mail
  • International calls
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel - Lake Buena Vista Lake Buena Vista location
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Hotel Address:

1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, United States, 32830

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City Center
  • Lake Buena Vista
    2.3 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Todd English's Blue Zoo
    800 ft
  • Shula's Steak House
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    20
  • Number of rooms:
    1509

Rooms and availability

Premium Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Tradition Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    9 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
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  • General:High speed internet
  • In-room safe
  • Heating
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Electronic key card
  • Newspapers
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Rollaway bed
  • Hypoallergenic bed
  • Cribs available
  • Water bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Data ports
  • Clock-radio
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|WALT DISNEY WORLD DOLPHIN HOTEL/RUN OF HOUSE

Wing Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable network connection
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Radio
Walt Disney World Dolphin photos Room
King Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

Standard|Traditional Accessible Room King Bed Accessible

Triple Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
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  • General:Terrace
  • Media:Cable TV
Room Description:

Standard|TRIPLE STANDARD

Quadruple Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
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Room Description:

Standard|Traditional / Non-Refundable - Quad

Family Double Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Family King Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
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Mini Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Balcony
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Room Description:

Standard|King Bed; Traditional Non-smoking, Heavenly Bed, Non-smoking, Mini-fri

Luxury Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cordless phone
  • Newspapers
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Bedding:Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Amusement

  • Disney's Winter Summerland4600 ft
  • Richard Petty Driving Exprnc1.9 mi
  • Fantasia Gardens1.9 mi

Golf courses and Country clubs

Local attractions

  • Around the World at Epcot1.2 mi
    West Buena Vista Drive, Orlando
  • Typhoon Lagoon1.9 mi
    1145 Buena Vista Drive, Orlando
  • Exotic Driving Experience2.3 mi
    3450 North World Drive, Orlando
  • Blizzard Beach1.4 mi
    1801 West Buena Vista Drive, Orlando
  • Magic Kingdom2.4 mi
    3111 World Drive, Orlando

Near the hotel

  • Disney's Hollywood Studios2000 ft
    351 S Studio Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL, Orlando
  • Walt Disney World3800 ft
    World Drive, Orlando
  • Epcot4400 ft
    1510 North Avenue of the Stars, Orlando
  • Disney's Boardwalk2200 ft
    2101 N. Epcot Resorts Blvd., Orlando
  • Writers Stop3800 ft
    Disneyworld, Hollywood

Restaurants nearby

  • Todd English's Blue Zoo800 ft

    Address: 1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
    Phone: 407-934-1111

    84% likes this, based on 423 reviews
    Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

  • il mulino800 ft

    Address: Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Beuna Vista
    Phone: (407) 934-1199

    53% likes this, based on 334 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

  • Fresh Mediterranean Market800 ft

    Address: 1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard
    Phone: 407-934-1609

    86% likes this, based on 65 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Shula's Steak House800 ft

    Address: 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd
    Phone: 407-934-1362

    70% likes this, based on 371 reviews
    Price Range: USD 31 - USD 80

  • Picabu800 ft

    Address: 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd

    63% likes this, based on 110 reviews
    Cuisine: American

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    20
  • Number of rooms:
    1509

Walt Disney World Dolphin Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Walt Disney World Dolphin

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 47 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    8.2

    First time at hotel was nice . Pool was cold and food and drinks were pricey for the immediate area.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    location & no need for vehicle

    excessive prices for meals, had to pay for parking and bottled water

  • Family with children
    8.8

    Good location, great service, clean rooms, excellent food

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    The hotel was very nice. Those in our party who had rooms with beds said they were very comfortable.

    We booked three rooms and were told there were only two available when we arrived. Very disappointed as we had a two room suite with a smaller room with pull out couch which i had to sleep on. Not comfortable after a long day of being in the parks.

  • Family with children
    5.0

    The pool area was very nice

    1) There was hidden additional fee of 10$/day, although my reservation was fully paid - they refused to give it up 2) plus an addtional cost that they wanted to book 100$ on my credit card "just in case" - they gave it up in the end 3) the lobby was freezing 4) although in Disney World, there was no kid friendly restaurant 5) restaurants were overpriced

  • Family with children
    8.8

    Ease of getting to & from park. Heavenly beds. I liked that the music at the pool was audible, but not blaring/disturbing. I liked Cabana by the pool. The food was delicious.

    $14.00 daily charge for InterNet, & 2 bottles of water. Also, all of the additional "Resort" fees & taxes, etc. Wanted additional fee for a room with view of Epcot Fireworks when hotel was certainly NOT full.

  • Family with children
    9.2

    I totally loved staying at the Dolphin! It was so nice, the room was wonderful as well. I spent the day at the pool just relaxing and enjoying myself while my daughter went to the park with friends. I can't wait to come back...

    That I couldn't stay longer this trip :)

  • Single
    10.0

    I have wanted to stay for so long, and I am mad at myself for not doing it sooner. I loved so much. I didn't feel like I was staying at a Disney Resort. I've stayed at most of the other Disney Hotels, and it's hard to describe the difference. You have all the Disney amenities at your finger tips. I literally felt like I was in the center of all the excitement, but had a luxury hotel to come back to, at the end of the day.

  • Couple
    9.6

    We particularly liked its close proximity to the countries of Epcot and its location near the Boardwalk. We did not stay long enough this trip to utilize the amenities.

    Wifi is no longer a luxury in life, as it was 10, maybe even 5 years ago. It is now a staple...expected at most places. I strongly feel charging, even a nominal fee, for wifi is a practice that needs to cease in all hotels, cruise ships, etc. A slight fee, and it should only be pennies when speaking in your kind of volume, should be embedded into the price of the hotel stay, and should not be seen as an external charge, added into a daily resort fee.

  • Family with children
    7.0

    The restaurants: sheela's and bluezoo!

    Disney's parks! We were disappointed! 988$ for 3 day tickets! We are 2 adults two kids family. There are really nothing to do! May be Epcot park and Animal kingdom are a little bit better.

  • Couple
    7.0

    Location and full access to Disney's transportation network. Walking distance to Epcot (~.5 mile)

    Couldn't buy a Disney meal plan.

  • Couple
    8.8

    Nice scenery and located at the heart of disney

    Kinda pricey I could have book a hotel 2 miles away for half the cost. Not for your everyday average Joe.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Good location. Hotel staff was very helpful and always available when needed. Transporation to the parks was good. Loved that we can choose the boat or the bus to some of the parks. Maybe in the future they will expand the monorail. That would be total awesome!

  • Family with children
    4.2

    Our stay was not the best and the hotel staff was very poor. The lobby & elevators smelled moldy - the property & rooms need to be updated! Would not stay there again!

  • Family with children
    8.8

    Location was great easy 10 minute walk to Epcot via the board walk. Plenty for children of different ages to do. Friendly helpful staff and excellent restaurants, would highly recommend Bluezoo excellent food and service.

    Valet parking - left standing for 20 minutes after calling to collect the car and then could not leave due to cars blocking exit. It needed organizing and re-structuring.

How to reach hotel

hotel Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel - Lake Buena Vista Lake Buena Vista location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, United States, 32830

Get directions
City Center
  • Lake Buena Vista
    2.3 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Todd English's Blue Zoo
    800 ft
  • Shula's Steak House
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    20
  • Number of rooms:
    1509