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Great Wolf Lodge

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   3575 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684
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Ranked #16 of 38 hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rockford, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love the lodge. Great location and always clean. Very accommodating to tournament players and families. Two issues we encountered on this stay was one, we were given a handicap accessible room and did not need one. Some parts of room were awkward. Very low hanging coat rack, bathroom/shower layout different than other non handicap rooms. And two, our room did... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Room had poor shower/tub hardware in a very small space shared with toilet. Placement of television is awkward. Right in between divider wall for couch and bed area. Didn't find the quality of waterpark matched to price of room. My kids are older, they were bored after 3 hours. Might be a great stay for families with younger children.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a fun time here! Our three kids, who range in age from four to ten, all had a great time. The staff was very friendly, check in was quick & our room was clean and presentable. The indoor water park had plenty of things to keep us all occupied and the life guards were very attentive and constantly... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Compared to the Great Wolf in the Wisconsin Dells, this water park is small. There are three tube type slides, a small lazy river and two single person slides geared toward the elementary aged kids. Most of the other attractions are also geared for younger kids too. Noisy into late evenings. HVAC is "green" so it was warm. Patio curtain... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our two night stay is just the right amount of time for our exhausted 3 and 6 year olds. We arrived at 12:30pm, and although we were several hours early to check in on a weekend, the front desk associated had our room available immediately. We had four location choices for our wolf den room with the bunk beds. We... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was great. Ask for the top floor and you get vaulted ceilings. The pool view is not worth the upgrade. Pass on it an save your money for when you arrive. Only the water park is free. Everything else cost money and is not cheap. We opted instead to head to to beach and the woods to enjoy... More

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New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

GWL is great if your kids love waterparks. They keep the water nice and warm. The life guards are very vigilant. The staff, courteous but not well informed Our room was spacious. House keeping could be better. It really is a lot of fun - safe fun. They have something for all ages and preferences. It is expensive to run... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find ; great entrance lobby and easy check in . However as well as splendid indoor and outdoor pools there is a children's magic adventure. Sure keeps them entertained but costs for games and add ons quickly mount up. Rooms are large ; I would avoid the ground floor ones opposite amusement arcade . Top floor is less... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually love great wolf lodge but the housekeeping really lacked this visit, everything else was great as usual. At first visit of our room, we found a straw wrapper, a dime, crumbs and a hanger. We didn't complain because the kids were ready for the water park, but were disappointed! Also we stayed 3 nights and were checked on... More

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GWL_Management, Guest Relations Manager at Great Wolf Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to Great Wolf Lodge – Traverse City and providing us with your feedback! I am disappointed to learn about the experience you had with our Housekeeping team, as what you experienced does not meet with the expectations we have set. At 11am each morning, our teams focus on getting rooms ready to prepare for arriving guests.... More

Homewood, Illinois, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have a challenged young adult daughter who loves Magiquest and since they closed the freestanding game in Lomabard Il, we've decided to visit as many Great Wolf / Magiquests as possible. This is our third. It was just as expected. The room had a thermostat contdolled A/C unit which was tricky to figure out but otherwise decent room. The... More

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Address: 3575 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Great Wolf Lodge 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Wolf Lodge
The Great Wolf Lodge
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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