Walt Disney World Dolphin - Lake Buena Vista

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

Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

USD 20 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Free shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated 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

The 4-star Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Lake Buena Vista district features a stunning view of Crescent Lake. The hotel was opened in 1989 and remains an example of Balinese architecture in Lake Buena Vista ever since.

Guests can get to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park in 25 minutes on foot. The center of Lake Buena Vista is 4 km away from the venue.

Quick access to restaurants, golf courses and a theme park is provided.

Orlando International airport is about 35 minutes by car.

Rooms

Walt Disney World Dolphin is a functional hotel offering designer rooms including premium connecting flat, flat and premium king studio. Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel features rooms with the park view. The rooms combine contemporary décor with maple furnishings creating a cozy atmosphere.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the garden every morning. Guests will enjoy fresh meals at the gourmet restaurant serving American cuisine. The café bar provides seafood and steaks along with finest drinks. Shula's Steak House and il mulino are located within 250 meters away.

A continental breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Business facilities include a video projector, a slide projector and a movie projector.

Relax

A wellness area, a treatment room and a steam room are available for guests' relaxation. Featuring fitness classes, a gym and a jogging trail, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel also offers boating, basketball and mini golf and other on-site activities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Wireless internet is available in public areas at USD 28 per day.

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
  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • No parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Private beach
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Eco friendly
  • Lobby
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Boating
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Video games
  • Board games
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Live entertainment
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Courtyard view
  • Resort view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Voice mail
  • International calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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

1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States, 32830

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City Centre
  • 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  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    20
  • Number of rooms:
    1509

Rooms and availability

Premium Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

2D BEDS:PREMIUM STUDIO:LUXURY BED:NON-SMOKING: MINI-FRIDGE:CORDLESS PHONE

Premium King Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

1K BED:PREMIUM STUDIO:LUXURY BED:NON-SMOKING: MINI-FRIDGE:CORDLESS PHONE

Premium Connecting Flat
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 2 Double beds

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Room Description:

1 King Bed360 sq feet (33 sq meters)Internet - WiFi Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with premium channelsFood & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, 24-hour room service, and free bottled waterSleep - Pillowtop bed, premium bedding, and blackout drapes/curtains Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryerPractical - Free local calls, laptop-compatible safe, and free newspaper; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on requestComfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeepingNon-SmokingConnecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability  

Walt Disney World Dolphin photos Exterior Photo album
Tradition Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    9 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • 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
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Rollaway bed
  • Hypoallergenic bed
  • Cots available
  • Water bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Data ports
  • Video games
  • CD player
  • Clock-radio
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|2 Double Beds; Traditional Non-smoking, Heavenly Bed, Limited View, Mini-fridge, Cordless Phone Package Unrestricted

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

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, Bed assigned on arrival, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable network connection
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|DOLPHIN WING RUN OF HOUSE

Walt Disney World Dolphin photos Exterior Photo album
Tradition King Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

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

1 King Bed360 sq feet (33 sq meters)Internet - WiFi Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with premium channelsFood & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, 24-hour room service, and free bottled waterSleep - Pillowtop bed, premium bedding, and blackout drapes/curtains Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryerPractical - Free local calls, laptop-compatible safe, and free newspaper; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on requestComfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeepingNon-SmokingConnecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability  

Wing Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Triple room

Triple Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Media:Video games
Room Description:

This triple room features air conditioning and satellite TV.

Tradition Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • Media:Video games
Room Description:

Standard|Quadruple Room (category assigned at check-in)

Flat
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

This room features a private furnished balcony with views of Crescent Lake, the courtyard or the resort. Includes a flat-screen TV and a refrigerator.

Family Double Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard Double Family Room (Double bed)

Family King Room
Resort view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

2D BEDS:DELUXE ALCOVE:LUXURY BED:NON-SMOKING: MINI-FRIDGE:CORDLESS PHONE

Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

1K BED:DELUXE ALCOVE:LUXURY BED:NON-SMOKING: MINI-FRIDGE:CORDLESS PHONE

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
    • Heating
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Electronic key card
  • Newspapers
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Hypoallergenic bed
  • Cots available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
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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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

  • Walt Disney World Resort1.2 mi
    World Drive
  • Disney\'s Blizzard Beach Water Park 1.3 mi
    1801 West Buena Vista Drive
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports 2.1 mi
    700 S Victory Way
  • Around the World at Epcot1.2 mi
    West Buena Vista Drive, Orlando
  • Disney\'s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park1.9 mi
    1145 Buena Vista Drive

Near the hotel

  • Disney\'s Boardwalk2300 ft
    2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd
  • Disney\'s Hollywood Studios 3800 ft
    351 South Studio Drive Streets of America

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  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    20
  • Number of rooms:
    1509
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Walt Disney World Dolphin Reviews

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

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 181 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 - Lake Buena Vista Lake Buena Vista location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States, 32830

Get directions
City Centre
  • 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  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    20
  • Number of rooms:
    1509