We requested the same room we had last year and got it again this year!!! We were so happy!! It's 3rd floor/wh a balcony overlooking the pool area!! The service was fanatastic, housekeeping was great! The 20% discount at Tubbi's with the DC card really helped save us $$! I'm not one to compare but we stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal the last few days of our trip and we'd take the Dolphin hands down!!!