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Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky

4600 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-5840
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#5 of 34 hotels in Sandusky
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Welcome to Great Wolf Lodge, your Sandusky “home away from home.” Great Wolf Lodge aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Close to Sandusky Speedway Motorsports Park (2.6 mi), a popular Sandusky landmark, Great Bear Lodge is a great destination for tourists.

Rooms at Great Bear Lodge provide a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Great Wolf Hotel Sandusky guests have access to room service, beach chairs, and newspaper. You can also enjoy a pool and a lounge. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Great Wolf Lodge Ohio.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the seafood restaurants, including Demore's Offshore Bar and Grill, Red Gables Mesquite Grill, and Red Lobster, all of which are a short distance from Great Bear Lodge Sandusky.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Ohio Veterans Homes Military Museum (1.2 mi), which is a popular Sandusky attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the resort.

Great Wolf Lodge puts the best of Sandusky at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Water park
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot tub
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Coffee shop
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Vending machine
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Kids club
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Makeup services
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family Resort
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
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OhLoveNYC wrote a review Mar 2021
OH51 contributions59 helpful votes
Recently stayed in a Family Suite w balcony. Nice room, comfy beds, but very tiny bathroom. Was hoping to take a relaxing hot bath but no heat vents in bathroom. Hot tubs & Lazy River due to Covid. So I was surprised they didn't have limited capacity in Waterpark also. It was very crowded, even on a Wednesday. Chairs hard to come by. No cash accepted inside park. Recommend GWL for families with kids under 10 or 12. Although there are a couple of slides that older kids will love & fun stuff in game room. Kalahari down the road,, but pricier, better suited for older kids. It has a wave pool & alot bigger.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Journey715831 wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution4 helpful votes
As a family, we booked a Family Suite. Upon arrival to our room, one of the kids found a warm Chobani yogurt from the previous family. I went to call the front desk, and the room phone wasn't attached to the line. What if there was a true emergency? The mini fridge was warm. I called on my cell phone and reached the front desk. They offered to send up maintenance and Housekeeping and give us a voucher for pizza and soda. The worker at the in house pizza restaurant made me feel like the pizza and soda were coming out of her pocket. We ate, the kids went to the arcade. Housekeeping and maintenance were both in our room. The phone was now attached to the phone line, not sure what Housekeeping did, as nothing looked different. The mini fridge was still warm. One of the kids wanted to sleep on the sofa bed. I pulled out the sofa bed and there was popcorn in the bed, and it wasn't made. I called downstairs to the front desk to ask for linens to make my child's bed, and to let them know that the sofa bed was not cleaned. Very disappointing. Rooms here aren't cheap. I paid nearly $300.00 I wouldn't recommend this place to my family or friends.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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The People’s Critic wrote a review Mar 2021
Brighton, Michigan1 contribution
The room was terrible. Night one we had loud people above us until 1 am just stomping around, AND next door until like maybe 3 am. They were having a party just yelling, talking, going outside on the patio and being loud. We barely slept. Night 2 those people all checked out BUT an incessant buzzing sound was going off and on all night. I complained, but the source could not be determined. It sounded like a bad fan and it was either above us or outside. I recorded it to play for staff and they noted it and did try to discover it but to no avail. We were in a room that backed up to the giant HVAC system so it could have been coming from there. Suffice it to say, we stayed two nights but slept zero nights. We will never go back to this GWL. Then there’s the PawPledge. I called to confirm before arriving what this meant. I was told that they restrict occupancy based on water park capacity so that guests staying can all be at the park and still be able to reasonably social distance if desired. On the day we left we found it impossible to social distance in the water park. People were arriving by the 10s and 20s. People were stealing chairs - there was no where to stand, sit or swim where someone was not right next to you. The first two days were crowded but acceptable regarding what I expected in that we could find pockets where people weren’t packed in. That last day was dangerous and we left ASAP. I was very glad that we did not arrive later in the week. They will have an outbreak if they continue with these practices. I will say that the staff was amazing. They do a great job with the events, family activities, cleaning, and just overall friendliness. They deserve to work in a place that strives for higher quality for the guest experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Travis Kensil wrote a review Feb 2021
Michigan309 contributions22 helpful votes
This was our first trip to a Great Wolf Lodge, originally suppose to visit the Michigan location but was closed due to COVID. Great Wolf reservations were great and we were able to change over to this location which was still open and also received very generous account credits to use at the resort. We stayed in a Royal Bear Suite and did purchase early check-in, room was ready when we arrived on a high floor which was nice. Now to expectations, this was a "lodge" type experience so the room is probably a 2 or 3 star at a "normal" hotel, nothing overly fancy but was very clean and spacious for our group. Quite honestly we spent very little time in our room and literally spent the entire days of our weekend visit in the waterpark. The waterpark was very clean and the resort was trying to adhere to COVID conditions the best they could with reduced capacity, spaced out seating and sanitizing everywhere. The food/drinks in the waterpark were decently priced and of good quality for the type of experience it was. We did 100% of our dining at the resort, dinner was a bit expensive for what it was (burgers and kids meals) but was decent quality. We could have easily eaten off-property but didn't want to spend the time or leave the waterpark as there are many options around for dining. Breakfast was good as well. We also did check out the "game" they have on-property where you purchase magic wands and discover treasure around which our kids enjoyed. Ultimately though it was all about the waterpark, we spent a Fri-Sun weekend here and did that almost the entire time from open to close; I would say a weekend is probably long enough. Overall, enjoyed the complete experience that Great Wolf provided and can't wait to checkout our local Michigan location once it re-opens from COVID.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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mishmosh2000 wrote a review Feb 2021
Mishmosh200060 contributions42 helpful votes
So this is our third trip to Great Wolf Sandusky. Out of all the Great Wolf's we have been to, this one is slightly worse than the others---although still fun. We had a deal with discounted room rates and $50 food credit. Accordingly, I prepaid for the breakfast buffet. Nowhere on the bill is the $50 taken off. I had to call customer service who said it'll show up when we visit. When I show up, they said that the $50 is only taken off food I bill to the room, so my prepaid breakfast doesn't count! Why does it have to be so difficult!!! /end rant. The room was ready around 340pm and notified with text message. We were enjoying the water park at 1330 though. I was surprised by the number of people at this time, but turns out it is far more crowded in the late afternoon and evening! Best time of day for reduced crowds was at 10am opening. In the water park, it is next to impossible to wear you mask going in and out of the water. No one was wearing a.mask except on arrival and departure. WIth this many people, social distancing was not in compliance. I would be surprised if this many people would be in compliance with state guidelines. If you or any loved one is at risk for serious complications from COVID, I would avoid this water park. Thankfully, most in our family have had covid, been vaccinated, or are too young to be at risk from it. The room was clean and served our party of six well. I wish the TV above the fireplace were larger. Yes, we are there for the waterpark but with young kids, it sure is nice to unwind with some TV before bedtime. All in all an enjoyable trip.
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Date of stay: February 2021
$164 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky
Which popular attractions are close to Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky?
Nearby attractions include Great Wolf Lodge Water Park (0.04 miles), Cinemark Stadium Theatre (0.3 miles), and Sandusky Mall (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cracker Barrel, Vine & Olive, and Chili's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden (2.9 miles).
Is Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.