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Great Wolf Lodge

3575 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684
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Ranked #16 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Traverse City,
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great fun for all ages! So many activities for the whole family to enjoy. The waterpark, arcade, Magiquest game (great for Harry Potter fans) and the family rooms with the cabin area for the children is amazing. Our children were engaged the entire time.

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Traverse City,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With the exception of the beds, this trip at Great Wolf in Traverse City was wonderful. Kids loved the activities, and us Parents loved the saftey! :) So many recent updates, and very clean. Great Place.

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Traverse City,
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to stay for the money. If you have kids, grandkids they would love this place. If not it is a great place for anyone to enjoy the waterslides and a great location for enjoying Traverse City

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Traverse City,
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Over priced for what you get. If you want a water park find another, only 5 slides. If you want an all inclusive family entertainment destination find another. Very disappointed, nice and clean but not fun.

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Brighton, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First off we are in the middle of our 3 day stay. I'm going to break this down as detailed as possibly! We gave the kids the choice to pick where they wanted to go for their summer vacation; they picked here GWL Traverse City. The kids are ages 16,15,11,3 and the older kids heard it was great here so... More 

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74 reviews 74 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I must agree with some of the reviews that place this in the worn and dirty category. Also, I had to change rooms once as the air conditioner sounded like a jet engine that knocked. The place is huge and does not feel inviting or welcoming. Had to schlep bags all over the place to get to room, back down... More 

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

Jon, Thank you for staying at Great Wolf Lodge - Traverse City and sharing your feedback with us! I apologize for the difficulties you experienced during your stay. We are constantly evaluating existing processes to see if there are areas of opportunity where we can improve the guest experience, and it is feedback like yours that plays a crucial role... More 

Pittsburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed Friday and Saturday nights in June, expected it to be more crowded, but was pleasantly surprised. Our kids got a kick out of having their own "wolf den" in the room. Yes, the carpet, furniture, and linens are worn and stained. I guess we just kind of expect/accept it because this is not a luxury establishment. The primary goal... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you stay here, you are clearly paying for access to the water park. The rooms are dirty and dingy. The carpet is dirty, worn and covered in stains. The balcony furniture is rusting. The bathrooms smell like mildew. Our bathroom door is worn and damaged. We paid nearly $300/night for the Loft room. For that price, at least give... More 

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

Thank you fro visiting Great Wolf Lodge - Traverse City and bringing your concerns to our attention! What you describe does not meet with the cleanliness standards of our Housekeeping pack and we would like to investigate further. I sincerely apologize for what you experienced because ti is not customary for us. Please email us at guestrelations@greatwolf.com with your confirmation... More 

Detroit, MI
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was dirty and needs updating. The carpet is old and stained. When we lifted a book off the table upon arrival, it was stuck to the table. The curtains had red (I hope ketchup) stains on the back of them. Both bed sheets had black stains on them and something sticky. To be fair we asked for new... More 

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

Jessica, Thank you for staying at Great Wolf Lodge - Traverse City and sharing your experience with us! I apologize for the cleanliness issues you encountered during your stay, as they are not normal for us and we would like the opportunity to look into it further for you. Please email us at guestrelations@greatwolf.com with your confirmation number and best... More 

Harrison, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a weekend with our Seven grandchildren and parents, a total of 16 people. We had two premium suites and the Wolf Den. The water park provided many hours of fun We gave in and purchased the magi wands. The children need to be old enough to really get the full benifits of game. We lost one wand ($30)... More 

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