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Great Wolf Lodge

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   4600 Milan Road, Sandusky, OH 44870
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Ranked #11 of 34 hotels in Sandusky
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is probably the cleanest hotel resort I've ever stayed in. My son and I take an annual summer trip somewhere and this year we went to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky Ohio. The hotel is about fifteen minutes away from the park so if you want to take a break in the middle of the day, the hotel... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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103 reviews 103 reviews
29 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my 10th visit to this GWL over 2 years. We normally stay here when visiting Cedar Point and typically have a very good time. Its actually a very affordable option for staying in the area if you use a discount, and if the weather isn't nice, you have the indoor water park as a backup to whatever else... More

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Menifee, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first stay at a property like this and we couldn't be happier! My kids loved the nature theme and all the property had to offer. They LOVED the indoor water park, arcade and story time in the evening. We went to Cedar Point one of the days and all my kids wanted to do was leave so... More

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Lorain, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at Great Wolf Sandusky of one night just to get away. The place was amazing! The staff was friendly, the room was great. The beds were so comfortable. The wall paper in the bathroom was a bit busy for my taste. The only down sides I could find was the water in the pools was a bit chilly,... More

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Swanton, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my teen-aged granddaughters here for an overnight stay. They had a blast. The water park is smaller than I expected and it is mostly geared for little kids, but the older kids had fun, too. They have an arcade and a few other things as well as several restaurants. The only negative thing I can say is that my... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have been to a GWL before, you will find this one doesn't have as many slides. If you have kids over 10, don't waste your money. My teens were bored, we didn't even go in the water park the morning we were leaving, which has never happened on our previous GWL stays. Outside area wasn't much more than... 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 – Sandusky! We greatly appreciate the feedback from your stay. Our lodge in Sandusky, OH is geared towards guests with younger children, so if your children are older or in their teenage years, you would likely want to visit our lodge in Mason, OH. With over twice the space inside the waterpark,... More

Strongsville, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a night and paid with credit card. my son got sick 48 hours before the trip. when I called to cancel, they did not want to refund my deposit. After arguing with them , they end up charging me $40. I am never going there.

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

Thank you for making a reservation to stay at Great Wolf Lodge – Sandusky! I am sorry to hear your son got sick prior to your arrival. Guests have up until 72 hours prior to their arrival to completely cancel their Great Wolf reservations with a full refund, minus a $40 processing fee. This fee can be avoided by rescheduling... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to this location after a bad trip earlier this spring. Due to all the problems and unsatisfactory stay, we got a voucher to stay in the Royal Bear Suite. Wow! Completely amazing! There was no noise to worry about above us since we were on the top floor. We did encounter an issue with the air conditioning unit... More

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Bexley, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travel a lot all over the country and stay in many different types of accommodations. After reading other reviews, we decided to purchase a Groupon for this resort rather than stay at one of the other water park resorts. We arrived around 2:00 (to use the water park) not expecting to be able to get into our room, but... More

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Warren, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family was running a 1/2 marathon at Cedar Point, and I thought it would be fun to have the family spend the night at the Great Wolf Lodge. I was attracted by the fact that we could get a large loft room that could accomodate all 6 of us. Great Wolf Lodge bills itself as having "entertainment for the... More

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

Thank you for visiting Great Wolf Lodge – Sandusky and providing us with your feedback! With an overnight stay, you have access to both the indoor and outdoor portions of the waterpark from as early as 1pm on the day of your arrival and until the waterpark closes on your day of departure. So even though check out is at... More

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Address: 4600 Milan Road, Sandusky, OH 44870
Location: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Wolf Lodge 3*
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Also Known As:
Great Bear Lodge Sandusky
Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky, Ohio
Great Wolf Hotel Sandusky
Great Wolf Sandusky
Great Wolf Lodge Ohio

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