We also stayed the last night of the 69.95 promo. My friend and I took our 2 kids for their birthdays, so splitting the cost was nice, only 40.00 a family after taxes and everything. I'll start with the good: The hotel and room were decorated very nicely, and the kids loved the waterpark. I didn't think the noise level was that bad, I expected it because the hotel is full of kids! And despite all the things that could have been better, we had a good time, and the kids had a blast of course!
Now for the bad... Our room looked really nice, but the heater was unusually loud. The bathroom fan didn't work and when you got done in the shower and turned off the showerhead the button popped off. It happened after every shower!
It really is pooly thought out. You have to go through the lobby to get to the waterpark and their regular pool. They have a small pool and hot tub which was nice, but the pool is surrounded by a very smooth tile and i slipped walking into the pool, thank goodness I was using the hand rail!
The entrance to the waterpark is directly across from the entrance to the hotel lobby, so every time someone opened the doors to the waterpark a freezing cold breeze would whip through. There were no available tables or lounge chairs, we ended up sharing a table with another family. You couldn't get a double tube for the slide to save your life! My daughter and I wanted to go down it together and so did my friend and her son. It took her and I standing at the entrance to the lazy river for over an hour to snag a tube and we shared it. The shortage of tubes, single and double was a bit ridiculous. The water in the lazy river was quite cold. The water in the big pool was a bit warmer, but not by much.
Is it as good as Great Wolf Lodge, no way. Did we have a good time, yes we did. And for a lot less than we would've spent going to GWL. Will we go back? Maybe, but I think I would rather spend the extra $ and go to GWL.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel design includes a 243 hotel room, a 45,000 square foot indoor water park that features a waver rider, one body slide, one bowl slide, a rock climbing wall, lazy river, children's play area and a private adult pool. It will also include a full service restaurant that seats 134 indoor and 72 outdoor patrons, an arcade and other traditional hotel amenities. The newly built facility will also incorporate a pro shop which will run the existing golf course. ... more less
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