First and foremost, we were told that check-in is at 4 pm but you may arrive early and may get your room based on availability. We arrived at 4:10 pm, and our room was not ready (king bed). So they gave us different room (2 queens)...our toilet was not clean, in fact there was fecal matter on back of the seat. Hard to believe. We called the front desk and they had housekeeping come up to clean it.
As for the park, the water park is nice but not worth the price. This could easily be a day trip but what they have done is add the hotel such that you ARE FORCED to pay for a night stay. Another water park in Cincinnati, called "cocoa key" allows you to pay for the day and that's it. It is very inexpensive and a much better value The waterpark at Great Wolf is a little bigger than Cocoa Key, but this definitely does not justify the cost. You're looking at a cost of 300 dollars versus 40 dollars at Cocoa Key. There are many other things to do at Great Wolf, all at additional cost of course. The Arcade is nice, but there is also an arcade at Cocoa Key.
All in all, our children (7 and 2 years old) had a great time at Great Wolf. And in the end that's what it's all about. We didn't go for our own pleasure, we went for our kids. However, our feeling is that this is a "racket", not a good value all in all. Kids don't know the value of money so you take them to any waterpark and they have a blast.
We went on a Sunday/Monday (not a holiday weekend), and it was still fairly crowded, had to stand in line for many of the rides.
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- Also Known As:
- Great Wolf Hotel Mason
- Great Wolf Resort
- Great Wolf Lodge Mason, Ohio