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“Fun for the kids” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Great Wolf Lodge Water Park

Great Wolf Lodge Water Park
4600 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870
(866) 963-9653
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Ranked #8 of 32 things to do in Sandusky
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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North Augusta, South Carolina, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fun for the kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The Great Wolf Lodge was a little over-hyped in my opinion. They had a really good room, and everything was well kept. The waterpark would be nice, especially in cold weather, but I would prefer something larger. After about 3-4 hours, we had ridden everything as many times as we wanted, I can't see being here multiple days. However, the lines were short since the waterpark is restricted to hotel guests.

Visited August 2012
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Mentor, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“Great Park for a family with kids under 8”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Great family vacation spot. Only thing we did not like is when we made our reservation (4 rooms) and asked for early arrival, we did not get it even though we saw other people getting them. In fact, we did not even get our rooms by the 4 p.m. check in cause they were shampooing the carpets - this was not acceptable and they did move us to something that was available asap. The kids (2-6) loved the park and wanted to stay longer. I wish their restaurant had a little bit more of entree selection though

Visited August 2012
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Long Island
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“GOOD FOR THE LITTLE KIDS”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

1st time visitor to this Hotel chain. It is beautiful but more geared towards the little ones!!!! My 11 year old was being attacked by a 5 year old and the lifeguard didn't see or do anything and this was in the pool…….yikes……. food was good, great location…..

Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Good stay for Cedar Point visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Stayed at the Sandusky Great Wolf in July 2012. The purpose of our trip was to go to Cedar Point so I picked the resort based on price. We paid $135 per night which was a bargain compared to the other resorts in the area. The hotel is maybe 10 mins from the park so it was an ideal location.

Overall the resort is small but the sleeping rooms are large. We had a standard family suite with balcony. The room had a good size frig, microwave and coffe maker. There was also a large flat screen tv. The beds were a little on the softer side but still comfortable. The first room we had was on the ground floor and would have been fine if the air conditioner didn't leak and drip all night. We switched rooms and the staff was very accomodating and put us on the 4th level. No problem with anything in that room.

The water park was nice but again very small. Think it is more for families with smaller children, mine are 15 and 11. The 11 year old had a good time, the 15 year old got bored very quickly. There is an outdoor pool but there is noting else out there. No slides, lazy river, splash area etc. Also the pool is not very deep. Most of it goes from 0 depth entry to about 3 feet. There is a small area that is deeper but it is not very big.

I do have to say that the lifeguards were very attentive and took their jobs seriously. I sat at the outdoor pool and they watched that pool very well. Didn't spend any time in the water park but my husband and son did. They said the slides were fun.

There is a restaurant in the resort but the prices seemed high ($10 for a burger) so we went off property to eat. There are plenty of places to eat around there so I would recommend leaving for meals. In fact there is a Steak-n-Shake right next door. We went to Cracker Barrel down the street. If you forget anything, there are all kinds of stores in the area. Meijers is next to the hotel, Target down the street and there is also a mall but didn't go there.

Overall I would stay here again if the price is right. It was clean and the staff was very friendly. The main reason for our stay was to visit Cedar Point and the resort suited our needs.

Visited July 2012
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Tecumseh, Michigan
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“Over priced for what you get”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Move a little farther down the road to Kalahari Waterpark – it is much better. You will spend about the same amount but get a much better park.

Visited July 2012
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