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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 October 2, 2014
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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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Thousand Oaks, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had a wedding in Traverse City and stayed the w/e at the Great Wolf Lodge. The minute you walk in, the kids are in awe and amazement. The water park is super fun for kids and even for the grown-ups (my college age relatives had a blast with us as well). The slides are fun but not crazy where... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have taken our grandson to Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City several times & he had a ball every time. This hotel is a kids paradise; and a very nice hotel for parents & grandparents as well. He always enjoys the water park, that goes without saying, but also enjoyed Magic Quest. We've been there at Hallowe'en & done... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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14 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Interesting hotel theme with an indoor water park. Room prices include access to the water park during stay. Great place to bring children, they love the water park activities which are carefully monitored by the very capable life guard staff. There is an arcade (bring money), pizza place, ice cream/candy place, bowling, kid's golf, and other children's activities. It is... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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151 reviews 151 reviews
29 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stayed here for a long weekend because they had lower rates than other hotels in Traverse City. We enjoyed the water park area and especially the hot tub since it was for adults only. I was surprised at how early the pool area closed. It should be open later since families are usually sightseeing during the day. The rooms... More

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Shelby, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

For the entire summer our daughter has been begging to return. We love that you are able to use water park as soon as you arrive and stay late the following day. I just wish the spa for kids wasn't so expensive, she wanted us to get a mani/pedi together but price was ridiculously high. We stayed in the Wolfs... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

If you have a large family, this is a good value. Most hotels won't let more than 4 stay in a room. My wife and I have 5 kids which means having to pay for 2 rooms a night. We were able to stay at Great Wolf in a large suite at a per-night rate comparable to other hotels. Being... More

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Vicksburg, Michigan
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

While my kids love coming here, it may be the most overpriced hotel I have ever stepped foot in. Once night over $200! Just for some water??!! The theme is great, the kids love the water slides and the pools, but holy $$$$$! It just isn't worth the cost. Noy saying it isn't clean or fun just overly expensive.

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

Paul, Thank you for staying at Great Wolf Lodge – Traverse City and providing us with your feedback! We know that price can be a point of concern for guests, which is why we offer promotions and deals throughout the year that help make a stay more affordable. As a valued repeat guest, you will receive exclusive repeat guest discounts... More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This Lodge is well run. Check in was very efficient during our stay which is not always the case at these water-park hotels. The rooms are very large. Most of the room was very clean, however the wall next to the table in our room was filthy (food stains). The halls get a bit noisy during the day, but quieted... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is our 3rd time staying here and it feels like the rooms getting worse on every visit. Small stuff but adding up. No "Do not disturb door tag" at the room upon arrival, no special promotion code card in the room for the free Shutterfly photo album, charged for extra $16 because the hotel fees went up since booking... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

great for kids would go again clean rooms fun water park....... good location dont know if it would be fun for older kids over 12 ...would be better if that magic quest game and the magic wands were included

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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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