We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

Travelers' Choice award winner
#3 of 12 Hotels in Gurnee
GreenLeadersSilver level
3.5 of 5
Hotel website
1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee, IL 60031
KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Gurnee
GreenLeadersSilver level
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012
Amanda C Valparaiso, Indiana
Add Photo Write a Review

1,031 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
    545
    261
    103
    68
    54
See reviews for
770
30
4
12
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (262)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (1031)
  • Mar-May only
    (270)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (337)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (200)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (224)
All months
There are newer reviews for KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort
See the most recent reviews
Valparaiso, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We just had our second visit to klc and the entire family loved it. The rooms were clean and the staff was VERY friendly. I swear we were greeted with a smile and hello by every person working there. The kids love the game room and special activities they could do when they tired of water fun. The only negative... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
slumi, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review

Dear Amanda C, Thank you and your family for visiting us again at KeyLime Cove! Our Crew is focused on making your stay truly splash-tacular, which includes superior customer service and friendliness. We are so happy that you noticed. We appreciate you sharing your comments about the waterpark bathrooms and we will share your review with our Aquatics Crew. Thank... More 

IL
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We returned in both Oct '11 and Mar '12 and both visits were very good. Can think of nothing to complain about.

Was this review helpful? Yes
slumi, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review

Dear Deb52, Thank you for continuing to visit us at The Cove and we appreciate that you noticed improvements from your previous stay. Thank you for giving KeyLime Cove the opportunity to accommodate you and your family and hope to see you in the FUN-SHINE again soon! Have a splash-tastic day! Your friends at KeyLime Cove More 

country club hills, il
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I have never written a review for any place that I have traveled to, but I felt compelled to write about this one. We just got back today and stay 2 nights here. This resort is great for families with small children. I have a 12, 9 and 2 year old. The 12 year old was bored very quickly, but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
slumi, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review

Dear Latonya J, We truly appreciate all of our guest feedback. Reviews like yours help us to examine what we are doing well and where we can improve. Your comments will be forwarded to the appropriate managers. The Ride N’ Slide packages includes your overnight stay, waterpark passes, single-day admission tickets to Six Flags Great America, free shuttle to Six... More 

USA
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
12 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Great small water park, with surprisingly good waterslides and very nice, large rooms. Key is visiting during a weekday, or off-season (it's open year-round, and always 82 degrees inside!). We visited with four parents, two grandparents, and four grandkids (3 months - 5 1/2), split between three rooms, and really enjoyed our time at the Cove. Military-discounted rooms were a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
slumi, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sweetsourtravels, Thanks for sharing such great tips with our future guests! Visiting during the week or off-season are great suggestions because you can find some awesome deals on our Specials and Packages page. We do offer a Government discount and a return visit discount, which is on the Parking Tag you receive at check-in. Glad you enjoyed these! We... More 

il
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We will definitely go again!! We had a great time with our kids, the staff is very friendly and it felt like we were actually away on a vacation somewhere. There are a lot of activities to do and be a part of. I liked the extra things available (there is an addtl. cost) like the caricature drawing guy, the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
slumi, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review

Dear Juan P, KeyLime Cove is an easy escape that’s hard to forget and we appreciate you sharing your experience. You can always visit our Event Calendar to what fun-tivities we have going on during your stay. Thank you for giving KeyLime Cove the opportunity to accommodate you and your family and hope to see you in the FUN-SHINE again... More 

Chesterton, Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

I am a returning patron to Key Lime Cove. My 2 and 6 year old LOVE this place. Great family fun for all ages. All of the staff is very friendly-Especially Rebecca for the ice cream shop on floor 2. She makes THE BEST banana split milk shake w/hot fudge!! TRY IT!! Also, we went on Mothers Day and my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
slumi, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review

Dear Adam A, Thank you for choosing to visit KeyLime Cove on such a special occasion like Mother’s Day! It truly means a lot to all of us at KeyLime Cove when you take the time to share your experience with our future guests. Rebecca will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed the banana split milk shake! Thank you for... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

We enjoyed our stay very much. We have gone about 7 times in the last years and have to say this last trip we took last Mon-Wed was so much better thn any other time. Every time we have gone it has been packed but this time we went on a weekday and it was great. The breakfast buffet that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
slumi, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review

Dear Cynthia F, Seven times! That’s key-riffic! We truly appreciate when guests return to visit us at our beach within reach and take the time to share their KLC experience on TripAdvisor. The weekdays are an awesome time to visit because you can often catch a great deal and maybe even get on the Hurricane Vortex a few extra times.... More 

Elkhart, Indiana
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

By no means would we have chosen to spend a weekend in a place full of young families. But is was an extended family retreat weekend (thanks to the matriarch and her own birthday celebration present, to us!) and I must confess for us "older" folks we had a very good time. Of course it is very well suited for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
slumi, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review

Dear Joedodger, Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback! It sounds like our resort and crew impressed you and your extended family during your stay and we are thrilled! It truly means a lot to all of us at KeyLime Cove when you notice our waterpark safety, cleanliness and customer service. We are so happy that your stay... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

we went to the IT to buy sweet and the 2 staff members " REBECCA AND ALIX" were FANTASTIC.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
slumi, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review

Dear Amanda_B_111271, Thanks for the shout out to Rebecca and Alix! We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience with our Island Temptations crew. Have a splash-tastic day! Your friends at KeyLime Cove More 

Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

This wasn't our first visit to KLC...but it made for a memorable 5th birthday for our son. Love the kitchen sink sundae and Rebecca over at the Starbuck's cafe was sooooo nice!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
slumi, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review

Dear TravelingKin, We love birthdays at KeyLime Cove and appreciate that you chose us to celebrate your son’s 5th birthday! The Kitchen Sink Sundae is a key-licious birthday treat. Thank you for sharing your KLC experience and for continuing to visit us! We hope to see you in the FUN-SHINE again soon! Have a splash-tastic day! Your friends at KeyLime... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

145 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (130)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (37)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (25)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (13)
Viewed
Family/play areas (7)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (40)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay