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Great Wolf Lodge

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   4600 Milan Road, Sandusky, OH 44870
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toronto,canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In case you are keeping up with our GWL experiences. Again this was a surprise for the kids. The Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky Ohio is a much smaller resort than the one in Niagara Falls. ( The water park is smaller ) However the kids really enjoy it. The room was spacious and clean. The kids said The magi... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed one night here on our drive to Notre Dame. We have stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos before. This Great Wolf Lodge is a lot small then the one in the Poconos and there was not as many water slides or a wave pool. After about 2 hours the kids were bored with the water... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first stay with this company. What a let down. The rooms are beat up and need to be updated. The water park is ok. We have stayed at 5 other indoor water parks and this was probably ranked in 4th place although the price is higher than most. With that being said I want to warn people... 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! We appreciate your concern regarding our neighbors, Wagner Quarries. Occasionally, during the course of their operations, pockets of sulfur will be released, but any odor typically dissipates within an hour. The EPA has done studies on the quarry and has not found anything harmful from this odor. I apologize for any... More

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to GWL with friends of ours. Overall was good yet again however very noisy above our room. We called the front desk and they attempted to resolve the situation. Water park area continues to be fun for the kids. All under 7. Not very busy which is great as there is no need to wait for the slides. Front... More

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Meaford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I went on a family vacation and stayed here. My daughters absolutely love the water park. They played the Magic Quest game butand loved it as well. The staff all were very friendly and any questions we had they answered. Highly recommend for any family to stay and visit. The kids loved their pedicure ad well. Good... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I criticized GWL too much in my first review. It had a nice hotel, nice staff, and a... lobby. I know the puppets are for little kids, but they freak me out :). I saw videos on the website of very good water slides. I don't have any little kids, so the Sandusky resort isn't a good bet. I hoped... More

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Grand Haven
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked GWL because the weather looked a little iffy. We checked in quickly around 5:00 p.m. The hotel was at about 25% capacity, and we were given a basement room. I would have normally requested a higher room, but my husband did the check in. Usually when the hotel is not full, the staff automatically gives the better rooms,... 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 and sharing your experience with us! I am saddened to learn that you were not satisfied with the placement of your room. If this is ever an issue, reach out to our Guest Services team and we will accommodate you as best we can. If you have a preference for... More

South Lyon, Michigan
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love going to GWL, we have been to a few different locations and the Sandusky one a few times. Overall we love the GWL experience, but the food they have on site is terrible. I would suggest shopping at Meijer or brining your own food, unless you like overpriced microwaved food.

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

Thank you for sharing the feedback about your dining experience when you stayed at Great Wolf Lodge – Sandusky! I am glad that your family enjoyed the overall experience Great Wolf has to offer, but I am saddened that we missed the mark when it came to feeding your family. I have shared your commentary with our Management team at... More

Southfield, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried this water park because my daughter wanted to try a new water park for her 13th birthday.We usually go to Kalahari.The waterpark was small and is more fit for 5-6 year olds. There was not much to do for her age group.She was okay with her selection but wasnt really satisfied. Our room was clean, we stayed in... More

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

Kajauna, Thank you for visiting Great Wolf Lodge – Sandusky and providing us with the observations from your stay! I am incredibly sorry for the difficulties you had while staying with us and I hope that you are in better health at the time of this response. I have shared your review with our Management team at the resort and... More

Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel during the water main break. Though it is around 20 minutes from cedar point I would consider staying again. Additionally, the hotel was clean and the bathroom was large. It was a little noisey because of the kids and additionally it is a large resort so you have to walk alot.

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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
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