First time at this facility. Prices for hotel with 4 waterpark passes was about $150/nt. with Facebook discount code. Early check-in, and late check-out are available (for an extra fee, of course).
The hotel is clean and in good repair: staff was friendly and attentive, except the breakfast buffet wait staff (ours anyway).
The waterpark is a great size - a decent variety of things to do for all ages, yet manageable size and short wait times for attractions (perhaps being the 2nd weekend in January and -12F temps had something do do with that.) there are plenty of lifeguards, great water temps, and a good experience with the waterpark. There are lockers available (extra expense, of course for the waterpark guests.)
Breakfast was bland, basic institutional grade grease & carbs bufffet at about $50 for 2 adults & 2 kids - very overpriced, low grade presentation.
Lunch at the sandwich shop (1 burger, 1 gyro, 2 slices of pizza) was about $40. The gyro meat was paper-thin, and a poor sandwich, pizza was equivalent to frozen cheap grocery store pizza... Nasty, and a big ripoff.
Dinner at the "margaritaville" style restaraunt was decent (chicken fajitas were good, steak fajitas tough meat) for about $65 for 2 adults & 2 kids.
The arcade is filled with games perfected to rip off your kids, returning little or nothing for the money, except paper tickets that can be 'redeemed' for cheap carnival type trinkets. Save your money & your kids from this rip-off parlor experience....
Bottom line: great waterpark, great staff, decent hotel.
Watch for discounts, avoid the food (unless you like spending $150+ day for crappy food) & avoid the arcade!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- KeyLime Cove offers something for everyone at its all thrills, no chills indoor oasis. The Key West inspired resort is a perfect getaway that’s within an hour drive from Chicago or Milwaukee. Relax in a resort-style suite or guest room, or rejuvenate at Paradise Mist Spa. Featuring a 65,000 sq ft Indoor Waterpark other resort amenities include an arcade, dining and entertainment, shopping and so much more! For a family vacation that's a million miles from ordinary, reserve some "KeyLime Time!" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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