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“Better than a hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Glacier Canyon Lodge
45 Hillman Road, P.O. Box 830, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965   |  
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Ranked #15 of 80 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Owatonna, MN
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22 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Better than a hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Glacier Canyon Lodge was better than a hotel, but still not overly clean. The bathroom had hair in the bathtub and the bedrooms were dusty. The room itself was kind of beat up. Bed was ok. Not real comfortable. But it was nice to have 2 separate bedrooms and a kitchen and living area. We were next to the steps so it was loud with people running up and down the steps. The lodge is the best part of the Wilderness Resort. Better than staying there. Staff was very nice. Lots of walking if you want to go to the Wilderness waterparks. It is a lot of money to spend, but what isn't when you are on vacation. If you want to go to the Wilderness Resort, this is the best place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, IL
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We just came back from 3 nights/4 days at Glacier Canyon. It was a really good experience. The room we chose (double queen bed) was a good size and the room was fine. We asked for a Waterpark view as that seemed fun and it was. We could sit on the balcony and have a meal and look at the action below. With the slider closed the room was perfectly quiet. At night we could sleep with the screen door in position and it was perfectly quiet since the park is closed at 8.

Overall the experience was fun. Our tips are: bring some of your own food as food int he The Dells area is atrocious (cheap, fatty, unimaginative, and expensive) and the only grocery in the area is a Walmart (also unappealing). Take a 4th floor room for quiet (no footfalls) and if walking is an issue ask for a room near to an elevator bank and the halls are LOOOOOONNNNGGG at this place.

Pros:
--Great place to bring kids - we had 2 with us and they were in heaven
--Stay at Glacier Canyon as it is much nicer than the other parts of the resort
--Get a Room with a view and enjoy the campy nature of a water park

Cons:
--Bed linens seem very worn and should be replaced
--Beds could be improved/replaced
--Food at the breakfast buffet is just "ok". Nothing special.
--No easy-t0-find grocery. Walmart is about it.
--The actual Dells Main Street is seedy - skip it and hang at the hotel.

We had a great time with our kids. If you like waterparks, this is nirvana!!

Room Tip: Take the 4th floor to avoid noise. Bring your own food to offset the dreadful food in the Dells Are...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Glacier Canyon Lodge is the best part of the Wilderness Resort. We got the 2 bedroom deluxe suite and it was perfect. The kids had their own space, and so did the adults. We really wanted to save on meals and prepare our own special items to suit our dietary needs and tastes, and this suite was pretty well suited to that purpose (just be sure to bring your own salt & pepper!) Glacier Canyon feels newer, more spacious, and it just felt great going back there at the end of a long fun day.

The water parks are really high quality. The chemical usage didn't seem too overwhelming—minimal skin irritation. There's a good balance between loud and quiet—believe me though, it's Loud inside the Dome, Klondike, and Wild West parks. That's not a problem for our family group, but if you have sensitive kids, just be mindful. The clear tubes are a great innovation for being able to see your kids in rough waters of the wave pool. Though the plastic edges on those same clear tubes kind of hurts the skin. Win some/lose some.

This resort is mind-bogglingly big. It would be easy to get lost and turned around, but that said, everything was very safe and secure. The lines at attractions were reasonable. We're definitely going back—probably a Thursday-Monday stay. We stayed Wednesday-Sunday and Thursday was a great pace and number of people. I bet this place is very relaxing on Sunday night after the madding crowds depart!

Room Tip: The resort is physically enormous, almost beyond imagining just from the maps. If you're a walki...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We really enjoy Glacier Canyon. When you stay here you have access to 4 indoor water parks, and 4 outdoor. In addition you have lots of eateries to choose from. Whether you are wanting just coffee or a buffet meal, the selection is availble on the property. The water parks also offer a nice variety, from large slide to splash zone for the kids. I have a 3 year old and 5 year old and they loved each park for something different. The weather wasn't great when we were there, but they have mini-golf, go-cart, pottery & more for the not so warm outdoor days...and of course the indoor water parks too. I would recommend this place everytime...this is our second stay, our first was at the Wilderness which is great too!

Room Tip: You can take food with you the rooms have sinks and microwaves. Clean fitness room. You do not hav...
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Loved every bit of our stay at the Glacier Canyon Lodge. The resort and all the waterparks were very clean and the water was heated which was awesome. The accommodations were exceptional and I would recommend this resort to anyone. My mom left her wallet in the room the day we left, so we called and they immediately located it and shipped it to her, the money was still in it. You can't find service like that anymore. Trustable, that is.

Room Tip: Depending on which of the water parks you want to be close to is where you would want to request you...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Lyon, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed at Glacier Canyon lodge and we all had plenty to do and had one of the best vacations. Highly recommend this place and we will definitely be back. The rooms were very clean and kept clean each day by housekeeping, staff was very helpful and we always found a table to keep our things at in each water area. Its nice that this hotel only has hotel guest at the water parks not the public. The lines were not too bad most of the time. We kept busy the entire time and had a lot of fun. Next time may try renting a cabana, looked like a nice way to meet up and keep your things in.

Room Tip: Rooms had two beds and a sofa bed, which was nice with kids. Suites looked very nice. Facing the p...
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is our 4th time staying at Glacier Canyon. We had the 1 bedroom deluxe condo this time. It was perfect for 2 adults and 2 kids. We were close to all of the outdoor water parks and the rooms were very clean. Again, we were pleased with our choice to stay at Glacier Canyon.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 45 Hillman Road, P.O. Box 830, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#13 Family Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 460
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