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Great Wolf Lodge

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   10401 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, KS 66111
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Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

I must say that I'm terribly disappointed to see just how hard Trip Advisor reviewers are being on this resort. Surely someone has a good trip report to provide?!?!? I have been to the Great Wolf Lodge four times now, and each time, although not perfect, has been a wonderful retreat for my family and me. As a matter of... More 

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GWL_Management, General Manager at Great Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind thoughts about our resort. We look forward to hosting you later this month! Best, Karina Addari - General Manager More 

Liberty, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

I treated my extended family of 12 to an overnight staycation. While we greatly enjoyed the water park, the food was terrible. We ate dinner with 4 small children and were extremely disappointed. Deciding that it was just bad luck.. Gave it another shot for breakfast and was even more displeased. Very difficult to cut childrens tough pancakes or frenchtoast.... More 

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GWL_Management, General Manager at Great Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments about the food at our resort. We are very disappointed to hear that the quality was not up to our high standards. Your comments have been shared with our Director of Food and Beverage so that we may improve. We hope you will join us again so that we may show you that your... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

We bought our tickets a couple months ago and paid almost $350 for two Wolf Den rooms. The waterpark area lived up to my kids' expecations. The facility did not. For $350 a night, there shouldn't be issues with the "hotel" portion of the Great Wolf experience. I say "hotel" because the rooms are typical hiway MOTEL quality. Truely, the... More 

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GWL_Management, General Manager at Great Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate that you took the time to share your comments about your recent stay at Great Wolf Lodge. We're pleased you enjoyed the waterpark, but disappointed that you need not have a great experience in your suites. Your comments have been shared with our Director of Maintenance so they can be addressed promptly. We hope that you will plan... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

This was my fifth stay with family at this hotel. This last trip was bad enough we felt we should pass info on. Hotel beds were broken down and needed replacment, TV in our room is tube type and constantly changed stations on its own. Refrigerator was broken. We were just their for new years eve so I thought one... More 

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GWL_Management, General Manager at Great Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

It is greatly appreciated that you shared your recent experiences with us. We're truly sorry that your most recent experience with Great Wolf did not meet your expectations. We know it cannot change the frustration that you felt during your stay, but your insight will help us to create a better guest experience for the future. Your comments have been... More 

Joplin, Missouri
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

I don't see how this place can be called a "resort" as it is nothing more than a cheap hotel. The lobby was nice, clean, and inviting, but once you travel down a hallway, you see carpet that is so filthy, it couldn't have been cleaned in days and the carpet was worn and loose with ripples like it needed... More 

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GWL_Management, General Manager at Great Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

We are sincerely disappointed that you had such a poor experience at Great Wolf Lodge. We take the overall appearance and cleanliness of our facilities very seriously and apologize that this was not true of your stay. Your comments have been shared with our Directors of Housekeeping and Maintenance for proper follow-up and to improve our daily operations. Best, Karina... More 

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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

We visited Sunday-Tuesday after New Year's, figuring the hotel wouldn't be very crowded, and we were mostly right. Purpose was to play in the water park, eat at some restaurants in Legends Mall nearby. There was a 15 minute wait to check in as I had 5 families in front of me, and two desk clerks. Another came in towards... More 

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GWL_Management, General Manager at Great Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your taking the time to share your comments about your recent stay at Great Wolf Lodge. I'm so glad your children enjoyed the waterpark and MagiQuest! We also appreciate your thoughts on how we can improve our suites with more up-to-date amenities. I am sorry to hear that you experienced so much additional noise during your stay.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010 via mobile

Hotel - not impressive Food - not impressive Service - clearly run by someone watching his pennies. Staff is friendly but there is no concept of what good service is. Magiquest game really pulled my son in. From an adults perspective it wAs a bit lame and expensive. However one my son started figuring it out it was hours of... More 

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GWL_Management, General Manager at Great Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're very glad that your son enjoyed MagiQuest. We are getting a lot of positive feedback on this from our guests. I'm also glad that you found our staff friendly, if not entirely effective. I am sorry that you were disappointed with the food and quality of service... More 

Council Bluffs, IA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

We have stayed many times at GWL, in fact, probably too many times over the years...the kids always have a great time, as do my husband and I. However, this last time we stayed on a Sunday for 1 night. We ended up being very disappointed because they had staffed down due to low volume (since Sundays usually don't have... More 

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23 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2010

I like the location of the resort....right next to a very nice outlet/regular mall. Great selection of stores and restaurants some within walking distance. Others a bit of a walk....maybe 5 blocks to 1 mile? I loved the fact that the spacious rooms had recycling bins available. I don't recall seeing this at any hotels that I have stayed at... More 

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Kansas City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

Okay, I took my kids and grandkids and stayed at the lodge. In spite of some of the things I had heard about the place I opted to go anyway. We got there and check in was fine EXCEPT, we got to our room and it was dirty. The pull out bed was out with dirty sheets still on it.... More 

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Additional Information about Great Wolf Lodge

Address: 10401 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, KS 66111
Location: United States > Kansas > Kansas City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Wolf Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 281
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