My husband and I originally planned on bringing my stepson and two nieces to GWL for one night to use a Groupon I had purchased and to spend a day at Cedar Point. We ended up staying two more nights (full price for the second night, and a VERY deep discount we couldn't pass up for the third night). When we arrived in Sandusky around 2pm, we assumed we would need to spend some time at the waterpark before checking into our room. We were pleasantly surprised that our room was already ready for us. When we walked in the room, we discovered that our balcony view was directly above the air conditioning units, and the smell wasn't all that great out there either. My husband called the front desk and requested to move to a room with a better view, and they had no problem moving us to another room (still early check in, too). The kid cabin suite was great! The kids had their own space and my husband and I did too, yet we were still within the same room. It was very clean and well maintained. The beds were great and we all slept well (and we're very picky about our beds :)) The carpet didn't have a single stain, and this was the first time we didn't mind if the kids were crawling around or even laying on a hotel floor. The soaps, shampoos and lotions were very kid friendly and smelled great. We ordered room service (pizza, cheese sticks, and bread sticks) for dinner, and it was pretty good. The waterpark was somewhat busy every time we went, but there were more than enough lifeguards on duty to make us feel comfortable enough to grab a lounge chair and let the kids play in the water. There is something to do for kids of all sizes and ages in the waterpark, and even when it was super busy, everyone seemed to have something to do. The arcade was fun for the kids but there were many machines that were out of order or taking their tokens. The employees at the ticket redemption counter made up for that, however, because they allowed the kids to pick items that cost more than the amount of tickets they acutally had. Story time in the lobby was a favorite too. They enjoyed wearing their pajamas throughout the hotel. There were a few downfalls to the hotel, however, but not enough to stop us from staying again. The indoor portion of the waterpark was rather humid. Two of the three women we encountered at the dessert bar (not sure of the exact names) during our stay were quite rude. The only one that was very nice and did her job well was the young blond girl. We got the breakfast buffet the first morning, and it was nothing to write home about, and WAY overpriced. The fruit at the buffet tasted off - like it was frozen or not ripe. Our waiter came to our table three times - once to bring our drinks, and twice to bring food. Almost all of our drinks sat empty, and he didn't bother refilling them. I think his name was bernard. If we return, we will NOT get breakfast again. The power also went out briefly two of the three nights we were there. It wasn't a problem, but I thought it was odd that there were no backup or emergency lights in the room, as it was pitch black while the power was out. The kids loved the hotel so much that they would have rather stayed there the entire time instead of going to Cedar Point! I'm sure we will stay again!
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- Also Known As:
- Great Bear Lodge Sandusky
- Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky, Ohio
- Great Wolf Hotel Sandusky
- Great Wolf Sandusky
- Great Wolf Lodge Ohio