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Old 05-30-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Question Dolphin Standard room - view of what?

To stay at the Dolphin again, we may have to book at standard view to be able to afford a Dolphin room.

We have had in the past a view of the fireworks - side wing facing EPCOT, a view of the Grotto and lap pool, and our last visit a view of the Dolphin fountain and the walkway to the boat dock.

So now if we do a Standard view - is that of the parking lot? Front entrance & driveway? Does it include a view of a roof top and garbage dump?

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Old 05-30-2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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See here http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/resor...phin/rooms.htm

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The guest rooms feature either two queen beds (Disney Swan Hotel) or two double beds (Dolphin resort) or a king bed (both Swan and Dolphin resorts). Some rooms have balconies with views of neighboring resorts, the pool/grounds, Crescent Lake or Epcot. The rooms are decorated in turquoise and corals. The furnishings are a light wood giving the room an airy feel.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:39 PM   #3
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You probably won't see any fireworks from the room. I've had a few of those rooms. Roof top maybe, especially the front portico or the roof of the convention center. Garbage dump, never seen one. Most likely, no balcony.
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You probably won't see any fireworks from the room. I've had a few of those rooms. Roof top maybe, especially the front portico or the roof of the convention center. Garbage dump, never seen one. Most likely, no balcony.
If no garbage - I am sure a standard room would be fine.
We use the room to sleep in - always could just close the curtains.
For a grate rate - a standard room at the Dolphin would be fine.

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We've had 3 separate stays at the Dolphin each for one night (before or after our package on-site). I'm cheap and always book standard views. The first time we had a nice water view room overlooking the boardwalk with a peek-a-boo view of the Epcot Ball.

The second time was the best as we were WAY up in the triangle section with a squinty view of MK (we could see the fireworks and we narrated it ourselves---we are big dorks.)

The last time we finally got a real standard view of rooftops. But, no complaints from us! The beds are fabulous!! And you can't beat the location!!

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We had a standard view king room a couple weeks ago. Right outside the window was a work area.




Far far far in the distance we could see the Contemporary and Space Mountain.


this was with a super zoom on my camera but we could see the sparkles from the fireworks.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:53 PM   #7
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Some of you got great standard views ours was the side of the fountain up on the sixth floor so it was the dirtyish back of the fountain and to the right was the pathway to the swan.

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #8
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Standard views seem vary.
Maybe it is because of the time of year - less busy season you get a better & lovely standard view ?

We plan on returning about the 3rd week of May, 9 days before Memorial Day weekend and check out the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend.

So we may be in the busy season.

We hope for a great standard view.
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