Walt Disney World Dolphin - Lake Buena Vista

1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States, 32830show map
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Very goodBased on  154 reviews

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.


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. 


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


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.


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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Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas


USD 20 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant


Snack bar


Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

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


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


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


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


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

Spa & Leisure

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

Room view

  • Courtyard view
  • Landscape view
  • Resort view

Room features

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


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


  • Refrigerator
  • Dryer


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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Disney's BoardwalkDisney's Boardwalk2400 ft2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Disney's Hollywood Studios Disney's Hollywood Studios 3900 ft351 South Studio Drive Streets of America
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Todd English's Blue ZooTodd English's Blue Zoo700 ft1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Shula's Steak HouseShula's Steak House700 ft1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd
PicabuPicabu700 ft1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd
Fresh Mediterranean MarketFresh Mediterranean Market700 ft1500 Epcot Resort Boulevard
Cabana Bar and Beach ClubCabana Bar and Beach Club700 ft1500 Epcot Resort Blvd
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Walt Disney World ResortWalt Disney World Resort1.2 miWorld Drive
Around the World at EpcotAround the World at Epcot1.2 miWest Buena Vista Drive, Orlando
Disney\'s Blizzard Beach Water Park Disney\'s Blizzard Beach Water Park 1.4 mi1801 West Buena Vista Drive
Disney\'s Typhoon Lagoon Water ParkDisney\'s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park2.0 mi1145 Buena Vista Drive
ESPN Wide World of Sports ESPN Wide World of Sports 2.1 mi700 S Victory Way
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Getting around
Kissimmee Gateway (ISM)9.3 mi
Orlando International (MCO)15.9 mi
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Very goodBased on  154  reviews
  • 8.2

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

  • 8.2

    location & no need for vehicle

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

  • 8.8

    Good location, great service, clean rooms, excellent food

  • 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.

  • 5.0
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    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

  • 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.

  • 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 :)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

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

    Couldn't buy a Disney meal plan.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 4.2
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    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!

  • 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.

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Very goodBased on  154 reviews
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Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Kissimmee Gateway (ISM)9.3 mi
Orlando International (MCO)15.9 mi
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