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KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee, IL 60031   |  
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Gurnee
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“Great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stopped in for a one night visit to surprise our kids and they had an incredible time. They enjoyed all the waterslides and the lazy river. Since they are 8 and 10, they spent a lot of time in the arcade I think they liked that even more than the pool. The wristband keys that doubled as payment were convenient. I was most impressed with the food. Normally, I visit kid friendly hotels like this and the food is pretty bland, but there were several options and the food was quite good. The people working were friendly, upbeat and helpful. The lifeguards were in top of everything. We would definitely return.

Stayed July 2014
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Danielle W, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Dear hugliz,

Thank you for sharing your splash-tastic comments! We are honored that you chose our resort for your surprise family getaway. It seems like your Lil’ Limers enjoyed playing in Lost Paradise Indoor Waterpark. Our arcade, RipTide Reef, also appears to have been a big hit! We appreciate that you found our restaurants to offer a variety of key-licious food options. As for our crewmembers, we strive to provide a safe, clean and friendly environment for our guests. Thank you again for sharing your review with us. We look forward to seeing you and your family within our walls of paradise again soon!

Have a fun-tastic day!
Your friends at KeyLime Cove
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We had lovely time. We just had a overnight getaway with the kids an they had a blast! Will definitely be visiting again. It wasn't really that expensive. The rooms were clean everything was easily accesible!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Danielle W, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Dear Ladydee2015,

Thank you for sharing your fun-tastic feedback! We are pleased to hear that your family had a lovely time staying with us in paradise. It seems like you found your overnight room to be very clean and affordable. Your Lil’ Limers appear to have had a blast in our indoor waterpark, Lost Paradise. Thank you again for sharing your comments. We hope to have you within our walls of paradise again soon!

Have a fun-tube-ulous day!
Your friends at KeyLime Cove
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Toledo, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with extended family recently. My 6 year old LOVED it. The rooms were great- clean, large, good sized bathroom. We loved the wrist bands that served as your room key. We ate at 2 of the restaurants on site. For dinner the first night we ate at the one right by the main entrance. Everything was good- service, meals, drinks. Then for lunch the next day we ate at the 50's themed diner downstairs- great burgers. Ice cream treats big enough for several people to share and reasonable prices. Great service there, too. We also had the breakfast buffet there on our last morning- great selection. The guy making the omelets was fantastic. Besides eating, we spent all day Saturday in the water park. It was crowded, but not crazy and we all really enjoyed ourselves. We also visited the arcade and had fun there, too. We were impressed that the place was so clean, given that there were a lot of families with children. Staff was always cleaning- sweeping the steps, vacuuming the carpets, even wiping down fingerprints in the elevators. You could also tell that they were well trained-all staff was friendly and helpful. We pass this place every time we make the drive from Ohio to visit my parents in Wisconsin. We'll definitely be back!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Danielle W, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Dear TeacherLadyToledo_Ohio,

Wow, what a splash-tastic review! Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments about our resort. We are happy to hear that your family loved staying with us in paradise. Our wristband technology appears to have been a big hit with Mom! We appreciate that you found our restaurants to offer great service and good food. Everyone seems to have had fun splishin’ and splashin’ around in our indoor waterpark, Lost Paradise. We are pleased to hear that you found everything to be very clean. We strive to provide a very clean and safe environment for all of our guests. Thank you again for sharing your feedback with us. Can’t wait to have you back with us in paradise!

Have a fun-tastic day!
Your friends at KeyLime Cove
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was our first time staying here and we had a great time!! The entire resort is clean and well laid out..with the guest rooms on separate floors from all of the activities that can be enjoyed here... it helps to cut down on the noise factor. For being a resort, we were extremely happy with the food choices and restaurants and the prices were very affordable. If you eat at Anderson's ask for Kiana...she is a super waitress!!!!! There are plenty of lifeguards at the water park. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Toucan Suite at the end of the hallway on the fourth floor and it was very quiet af...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Danielle W, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear dsnynana,

Thank you for sharing your splash-tastic review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your first stay with us at KeyLime Cove. It seems like you found the resort to be very clean and well laid out. We appreciate that you were pleased with the number of food options and pricing. It appears that Kiana made quite the impression on your family! Thank you again for sharing your comments with us. We hope to see you and your family within our walls of paradise again soon!

Have a fun-TUBE-ulous day!
Your friends at KeyLime Cove
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I went with my Girl Scout Troop. It was a great place to stay rooms are nice. Water park was great, just I didn't like the way we were nickel & dimed at this place. My girls saw a Python snake there which was held by one of the employees and wanted a picture $10.00 for the picture. And it cost money to rent a locker which is ridiculous.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Danielle W, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Dear Ruthanne S,

Thank you for sharing your feedback on our resort. We are pleased to hear that your troop enjoyed their stay with us in paradise! It seems like you found the overnight room to be very nice and comfortable. Everyone appears to have enjoyed our indoor waterpark, Lost Paradise. We hope you took advantage of our special discounted rate for girl scouts! There are some activities that are an additional cost such as the arcade or kid’s spa. However, we do offer free activities in our arts and crafts activity center and entertainment for our guests. As for locker rentals, guests are welcome to store their belongings in our bell closet or in their overnight room if they do not wish to purchase a locker in the waterpark. Thank you again for sharing your comments with us! We can only hope you would choose to stay with us again in the future.

Have a splash-tastic day!
Your friends at KeyLime Cove
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have stayed here several times now and the hotel, water park and ALL staff members have been over the top, wonderful in every aspect. Wish I could give them better than a 5 stars I would! Please read all my past reviews where I gave more details : ) We will definitely be back! Keylime Cove Waterpark is the best value for your money than you'll find.

Room Tip: They are all great! We especially liked the rooms closest to the Waterpark
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Green Features: Nice to see the hotel using environmentally friendly practices!
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Danielle W, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Dear Elizabeth C,

Wow, what a fun-tastic review! Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments with us. We are thrilled to hear that you find our staff to be so accommodating and helpful. It seems like your family very much enjoys staying with us in paradise. Thank you again for sharing your feedback. Looking forward to having you and your family within our walls of paradise again soon!

See you in the fun-shine!
Your friends at KeyLime Cove
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East Moline, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed here! Rooms were average rooms. They did have a frig. Which was nice to have. Beds were comfy. Water slides were a blast. Even for this grandma.we did not eat at hotel. They did have a lot of shops there. Kids had some ice cream and chocolates. They were good!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Danielle W, Manager at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Dear Gardeninggrandma,

Thank you for sharing your splash-tastic feedback! We are pleased to hear that you found our beds to be very comfortable. It seems like you enjoyed the amenities included in your overnight room, such as the refrigerator. Our waterslides appear to have been a big hit! No one can resist all the key-licious sweets we have in Island Temptations or our ice cream parlor, D.W. Anderson’s! We hope to see you again soon!

Have a fun-TUBE-ulous day!
Your friends at KeyLime Cove
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Address: 1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee, IL 60031
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Location: United States > Illinois > Lake County > Gurnee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Gurnee
#1 Business Hotel in Gurnee
#2 Family Hotel in Gurnee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 414
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:
Keylime Cove Resort And Water Park Hotel Gurnee
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