We just returned from our 2 night stay at the Glacier Canyon Lodge. For those of you that are not familiar with the property, the GCL is made up of condos instead of traditional hotel rooms. We stayed in a 2 bedroom condo with our 3 and 6 year old children. The condo had a master suite, kitchen, dining area, family room and the kids had their own room with bunk beds. It was very clean and spacious, but you will probably be paying about 75% more than you would at the hotel. The GCL area seems to be much nicer and quieter than the hotel area. It was about a 10 to 12 minute walk to any of the 3 indoor waterparks.
My major complaint was that parking was difficult and the WiFi was very spotty. My cell phone (AT&T) was also very spotty. I had no reception most of the time. Also, be prepared for major crowds at the waterparks.
Overall I would recommend staying at the GCL. The condo was a nice retreat from a hectic day at the waterpark. Keep in mind that we visited in the winter months, so I’m assuming that there is much more to do in the warmer months. I agree with other reviews and I would NOT stay at the hotel portion.