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“Great Time with the Family”
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Great Wolf Lodge
Ranked #6 of 35 Hotels in Sandusky
Findlay, Ohio
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160 reviews
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“Great Time with the Family”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was my first time to a water park and it was for my birthday.The water park was very nice and my grand kids loved it!!! They loved the bedtime story and the dancing!!! I think they could of shorten the time on the dancing cause as we were getting the kids to sleep there was a lot of noise coming down the hall ways. The rooms was very nice and roomy and clean!!! Everyone was very nice and the breakfast was good. The food was a little pricey in the water park!!! They need a wave pool!!!! The air conditioner was a little noisey.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Northville, Michigan
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

we stayed here for a day before going to cedar pointe. The resort is very kid friendly and the water park was clean and well staffed. The water park is a bit smaller than others and probably best for kids under 14, but our teenagers still had fun.
The food was very good and service at the restaurants was quick and friendly.
outside pool closed at 7 pm. would have liked to stay out there longer in the beautiful August Weather.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I'm from WI where we have the water park Capitol of the world, this hotel is located near the amusement park Capitol of the world, there for the waterpark was nowhere near as exciting as we are used to. But we were mainly in the area for cedar point so it was fine for our purpose. The room we had was the queen fireplace loft suite and it was plenty big for our family. Now house keeping was a different story. They never replaced toilet paper or towels nor cleaned sinks, tub or toilet. My hubby went to the front desk to complain and they had a whole list of complaints and partial credits to give. Also the elevator was UNGODLY slow! I probably needed to take the stairs anyway but this could be a problem for parents with infants. Overall it was an ok stay but I will probably investigate into other hotels next time.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went the last week of August. Kids are aged 11,10,7. Place was empty so the kids had a blast. This was the 2nd time staying at this property. Check in was pain-less and quick as well as check out. We got the Kid Camp suite again and the kids had a blast having their own TV. Great time to go when they have their deals 30% off ect.

Same issues as previous times there- Low water pressure in guest rooms. You are best to shower in the waterpark showers as they seem to have a lot more pressure than the guest rooms.

Kids loved magic quest and had a blast. Be prepared to tell your kids "NO" as there are a lot of extras around the resort to quickly gobble up your money - pedicures, arcade, mini golf..ect ect.

Overall great trip.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Newark, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

My wife and I brought our 2 boys (11 & 8) here over labor day weekend for a little last minute end of summer get-a-way. The waterpark was smaller than I expected, but still had enough to keep our boys occupied. The nice thing about the size was we felt comfortable just letting the boys run around and didn't have to worry too much about them. I would say that this place is great for kids a little younger than my 2. We booked a basic double queen room. Room was a clean, decent size and the beds were pretty comfortable. Bathroom was very small. We didn't eat at the main resturant but had lunch at the place in the waterpark on th second day. Food was ok, but pretty pricey for what you get. Overall the kids had a good time and we would probably return for a good deal, but think that next time we will check out Kalahari since it seems to be more our kids age oriented.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is the smallest of the Great Wolf properties, and as such I think our 14,12 and 7 year olds have out grown the place. It is still a great place for a younger group but I think 12 is the limit. The staff is nice, check-in was painless and quick. The rooms are clean and updated since our last trip in 2011. The water park was not too busy but it's showing some age. The rooms were well priced and I believe they all have balcony or patio - We got a fireplace suite which was also a wheelchair accessible suite and had a HUGE bathroom. The city is a great place with plenty of affordable places to eat and tons of shopping.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Travelled in July and had the parents come this time. Got a room with the upstairs den to fit 6 people comfortably. Good room however the upstairs den area is about 8 degrees warmer than the main room area. No matter how long the AC was on it would not cool the upstairs. Sweating upstairs and freezing down.

However aside from the temperature in the room we were pleased. Clean room, water park was nice. Kids always have fun.

They do need a AC unit for the upstairs in the summer months especially for the premium room rate of $239.00 per night.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Great Wolf Lodge
Address: 4600 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870-5840
Location: United States > Ohio > Sandusky
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) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Sandusky
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Wolf Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 271
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Also Known As:
Great Bear Lodge Sandusky
Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky, Ohio
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