Walt Disney World Dolphin
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Walt Disney World Dolphin in Lake Buena Vista, you’ll be minutes from Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course and close to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Disney’s Boardwalk and Epcot®.
Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 5 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. This resort also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Spending a day of fun is easy with the complimentary theme park shuttle.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s 12 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 5 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Lake Buena Vista? This resort has 320,000 square feet (30 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
I am a Marriott life titanium member and have never been more disappointed in the Marriott brand. My wife and thought we would spend our anniversary at Disney World and booked a room at the Dolphin because of the proximity to the new Star Wars ride at Hollywood Studios. We were assigned a room in the west tower on the 7th floor. As we were unpacking our bags I noticed a couple of ants in the bathroom (didn’t think much of it since this is Florida). We went down for a quick swim before dinner. Upon returning to the room in about a hour our room was covered with ants. I ran down and informed the person at the front desk and showed him the video. He apologized and found us a new room, then asked us to meet the head of housekeeping up in our room. She walked through the room and was shocked with the number of ants (which I know now is bs after reading reviews which states this is a common theme at this hotel). After unpacking in our new room I noticed the ants had hitched a ride from our old room in one of our backpacks. I complained to the front desk that we were paying $300 a night (includes entertainment fee) and expected the hotel to be bug free. I was given a free drink coupon.
Overall a nice hotel. Transportation to and from parks and Disney springs. Great restaurant options and places to pickup a light meal. Staff a little mixed up upon my arrival as my reservation said Swan but was placed in dolphin. I think they might've been overbooked but all in all it worked out. I would stay again for another conference.
Decided to stay one more night at Disney World. I called the Dolphin on Thursday for a Friday night reservation. Just got a standard room. They have double beds and not queen like the swan, but swan was more expensive. Check in was okay. In room 9042 which was overlooking the loading dock. Not my choices, but less expensive. We actually could see the fire works at the Magic Kingdom from our room though. The beds were very comfortable, room was very quiet, bathroom stylish, the room in general was very nice. Not far from the elevator. Hotel had long sidewalks around all the corners of the building. They should consider building small bridges over the smaller water ways. Couldn't find someplace affordable to eat either. Picabo was kind of hidden down a long hallway. When driving out of the parking lot, since we had returned our key at express checkout, we could not exit the parking lot gate. It would not go up unless you scanned your room key. So how are you expected to exit parking lot if you gave back your room key? Fortunately an employee pulled up and asked if I was having a problem and scanned her employee badge for us and few others to get out. She told us numerous people had complained about this. Overall the Dolphin was very nice, more than I expected actually. Price was affordable considering the location, rooms quiet, comfortable, had everything we needed. There was no recycle container in rooms, which I expected for a Disney located hotel. Could also not find in lobby area, but outside of elevators. So took my recycle home with me.