I know how helpful these reviews were for me so thought I would share.... First of all - did I LOVE my room - NO. Did I like my room - YES! I was upgraded to a balcony which normally would be neatg but the balcony was very dirty and tons of bugs so I never went on it. I dined at Garden Grove and The Mediteranean fresh market. Again, liked it - did not love it. The selling feature of this hotel is the grounds. The swan pool is closed for renovations but the Dolphin pool and beach are right beside it. The grotto pool and beach are lovely!! The walk around the boardwalk and other resorts is lovely. I recall reading how it didn't feel "Disney" and you know what....it really doesn't. And I really missed it! There are no reminders that you are there other than the gift shop and the concierge selling tickets and of course the boats and buses (which you need to buffer a solid 40 minutes extra for because they go to a number of stops....). It is definatley a conference centre as that's all you see are business men and women with lanyards for their conferences. The piano player in the lobby every evening is nice. The bottled water in your room is disgusting!! It is a swan dolphin brand and I couldn't even drink it even though we received 2 bottles a day in the resort fee. Grosse! So, to summarize, I paid $179 on a government rate and the Disney resorts like boardwalk and Beach club were $300. I could have stayed a moderate but not have the convenice of EPCOT.....and IMHA the grounds and amenities would not come close to Dolphin..... Would I stay again - yes.