- Nov 29, 2017
Agree that as a whole I would compare the Dolphin to deluxe, even though the rooms are a little bit tired I suppose the same could be said about the deluxe Disney rooms that have not yet been refurbished. We skipped housekeeping having only been there three nights, something I forgot to mention. I don't think I can go back to any Disney resort with exterior entrances having stayed at the Dolphin now. I will have to try the Swan too, if I can get a rate that isn't too much more than the Dolphin. The SR location does not interest me at all having walked by it on the way to mini golf.Other posters have compared Swan and Dolphin to Disney moderates
The rooms could use updating. The Dolphin as a resort is not like a Disney moderate. Swan, Dolphin,Reserve offer daily housekeeping, room service, signature restaurants, bars,spa, interior corridors, one of the best pools on property..
The S,D,R resorts as a whole are deluxe, not moderate.
Some people may prefer the Disney themeing in Disney hotels. I'd agree Disney hotels rooms are configured better for families.
We loved it! The bathroom is annoying but not a big deal, I've certainly dealt with worst layouts! The price cannot be beat, I try not to think about how much more I have paid for other deluxe resorts. We like to change up our resorts a lot but I will certainly always consider the Dolphin in the future. My mom actually liked the beds (and bedding) at Dolphin better than at Riviera, I was on the Murphy at Riviera so I can't quite give a good comparison. I have never been to WL but I imagine you will be in for a treat being able to access two parks so easily.@Disneyhanna, thanks so much for your report! Our first stay at Dolphin after multiple stays at WL is coming up soon, and I'm nervous about what we'll think, but hopeful! I suspect the lack of two sinks/sink door will be the main issue we'll have, but I'm hoping everything else will be great!