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Great Wolf Lodge
Ranked #6 of 40 Hotels in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Columbia, South Carolina
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123 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“very, very fine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2005

awesome rooms, great prices, fabulous water park indoors, nice employees. they are doin it right! will definitely go back ANYTIME!!!

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Michael A
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  • Location
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2005

In total agreement with most...pricey, pricey, pricey! We've been hemming & hawwing for 2 years if we should make a reservation & visit this hotel. Well, we finally found a special, booked on-line & decided let's do it. Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised to be informed for an additional $50.00 we could have the largest suite for our party of 5, which did give us substancially more room & privacy. Glad we took advantage of the offer. The teenager & child in the group had lots of fun in the waterpark. The adults enjoyed the fitness center & coffee shop. Found some of the inside attractions a little carnival-like, the airbrush tattoo stand & the arcade area, but that would be our only complaint. Would have been nice to have an over 21 bar/pub for the quiet hours after dinner. Did not eat dinner at the hotel, had the breakfast buffet, nothing to write home about...but breakfast is not our thing anyway! Not somewhere we would pay to visit frequently, but glad we made the trip there & would recommend it to those who are not extremely cost-minded, you are gonna spend some dough!!!

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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tallahassee,fl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2005

We just wondered into this place on a Monday night on our way to Minneapolis. What a find. A great place to relax after a long winter drive from Florida. The hotel was empty and we got a great deal by talking with the desk clerk. We were not planning on swimming so we had no bathing suites. The shocker..the hotel gift shop had reasonably priced suites. Do be aware that the lodge is right off the expressway and not tucked into a quiet corner of the woods as the name suggests. We were on a 30th anniversary trip but this was one time on the trip we wished our kids were still little. I would love to have one of these lodges in florida. If you are planning on exploring the Dells this would be a great place to spend your evenings.

  • Stayed December 2004
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2005

We have been to the one in Wisconsin and next month will be going to the one in Traverse City and cannot wait. I dont know why or how that person's children got sick but mine didnt get sick at all and I wouldnt be so quick to blame the Great Wolf Lodge because kids can get viruses from anywhere like school, restaurants any public place! Sorry your family had a bad experience there but our family loves it and will always go there.

  • Stayed July 2004
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Novi, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2005

This hotel was very nice but overpriced. We ordered food and about 2 hours later we finally got it. We wanted to get dessert but we didn't feel like waiting another 2 hours! The rooms were very nice, however, our bedroom had a bunkbed and the sheets were horrible. Instead of real blankets and a comforter, they were little "sleeping bag" sheets that kept slipping off the leathermatress covering. The waterpark was good, not anything even close to the Kalahari Resort, though. Overall this stay is much better than Castaway Bay, but not as good as the Kalahari.

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2005

Great family getaway!Been there 2 times ,never had sick kids due to bacteria or anything like that.Will be going again real soon

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2005

Great news for all you parents . . . if you want to take a lot of time off from work due to sick children, then by all means visit the Great Wolf Lodge! Their indoor/outdoor water park is a wonderful breeding ground for bacteria. My daughter has been sick with the Rotavirus, so I'd have to give this facility a big 2 thumbs DOWN!

Stayed April 2005
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Additional Information about Great Wolf Lodge

Property: Great Wolf Lodge
Address: 3575 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684-4500
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Traverse City
#10 Business Hotel in Traverse City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Great Wolf Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 281
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