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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 #14 of 38 Hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have a laundry list of complaints for my familys "vacation' at the wolf lodge overall the trip was not pleasant and would not go back 1. way too crowded, the activities, restaurant, pool, magiquest were not enjoyable because we were shoulder to shoulder with a sea of people 2. room smelled musty and carpet was terrible/dirty, also hard to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel here in September of 2013 with our children. It was the most amazing time. The water park was so fun and the magi quest Was hours of fun. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The main resturant wasn't as good as it could have been. There are many wonderful resturant in traverse city.

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Mears, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome weekend away resort with So much more to offer than just a water park! We have 4 kids: 13 & 10 boys, 8 & 3 girls. 1)Breakfast Buffet add (on prior) eat late & ask for Waffles & hot coco! 2)1 wand per family 3)crafts & checkers for low $ or free 4) Scoops Sprinkles $10 package on day... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Mi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive huge log lodge with an amazing waterpark. Lots of activities for all ages. We had one of the suites which slept 6 of us comfortably, had a dinette that seated 5, and outdoor balcony. Our check in was delayed by an hour but on request they added an hour to check out so we could spend more time in... More 

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Saint Clair, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an nice time over the holidays at the GWL. They were late with having our room ready (over an hour past check-in) but were compensated with late check-out. They would have upgraded our room, but hotel was sold out. Rooms were clean, but coffee table was a little sticky. Beds were amazingly comfy. Waterpark was a bit chilly in... More 

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Michigan
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the fifth visit my son and I have paid to Great Wolf Lodge, and it was certainly not great. From the time we walked in the doors until the time we walked out, a lot of things were not up to the usual standards I've come to expect at Great Wolf Lodge. First of all, when I reserved... More 

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Fair Haven, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was very nice. Handy to have fridge and microwave. Water park was fun. Lifeguards were very alert and pleasant. Great time but in my opinion, not quite worth the $300 a night we paid. That did not include breakfast.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Told we would be called when our room was ready but after an hour still was not. Then after checking with the front desk again we were told our room may be 2 or more hours from being ready. That would have been nice to know when we got here. Also we were told we will have to pay for... More 

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

Thank you for staying at Great Wolf Lodge - Traverse City and sharing your feedback with us! I am sorry to hear your family waited longer than you had anticipated to gain access to your room. Check-in for the room begins at 4pm or as the rooms become available from cleaning; however, we do allow our guests to play in... More 

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

Our family had a wonderful time @ the Lodge, the water park area is very fun for all ages, the front desk reception person was friendly and helpful with our requests. We enjoyed the Christmas decorations in the lobby area and the big gingerbread house was beautiful

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Wyoming, Michigan
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Things might change but as of yet my family has been waiting 2 1/2hours for our room to be ready. Service has been below acceptable and I understand its New Years eve but this place is a huge failure so far!

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

Stephanie, Thank you for visiting Great Wolf Lodge - Traverse City and bringing this matter to our attention! I am incredibly sorry for the delay in you gaining access to your suite as this is not customary for us. I know our Director of Guest Services has been in contact with you regarding this issue. We hope your pack enjoys... More 

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Additional Information about Great Wolf Lodge

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*
Number of rooms: 281
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Also Known As:
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#11 Family Hotel in Traverse City

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