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Great Wolf Lodge
Ranked #6 of 35 Hotels in Sandusky
Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“nice stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

It was a nice stay, but the water park is more geared for smaller kids. They only had 2 slides for adults. The hot tub was really nice. The lazy river was so small and had hardly any current to push you, we just kinda floated without really moving. 2 hours and we were ready to leave. Even my 11 year old was ready to leave after 2 hours. The room was nice and it was clean. The bathroom was very small. Nice balcony too, but not worth paying the price of a water park unless you have small kids and get a great deal. The location is great for Cedar Point. They let us check in early and we went to Cedar Point for the day and went to the water park the next day. They let you use the water park on your checkout day for as long as you want to stay.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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  • Location
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed at Great Wolf in Niagara Falls before and loved it. This one was a bit smaller but still an awesome place to bring your family. The rooms were very clean and the staff was helpful. The waterpark did not have as much as the Canada location but my kids had so much fun. We were going to go to the Poconos location but the price was so high that we decided on Sandusky and were very happy.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

We got the tickets from the Groupon, which was the great deal. Took 2 of our kids and a friend for our oldest. Room was a good size and accommodated us just find, the water-park was a lot of fund. Our 7-year old had a blast but our oldest (10 years old) and friend of same age got bored after couple of hours but overall it is fun in the water-park. We were able to let the kids go and didn't have to constantly keep looking after them since there are enough lifeguards and only one way to go in and out of the waterpark. Its a fun place for kids under 10, then they get bored easily. However, food is absolutely horrible. The dinner was ok, nothing special. Their breakfast buffet was probably one of the worst things we have had in a while. If we do go back, we will probably be getting food off premises - will be much much cheaper and much much better.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Eugene T
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We spent two days at the Great Wolf Lodge this weekend and enjoyed our time. The kids (ages 4, 6 & 6) loved it! The slides and water activities were perfect for their age range and as parents we felt totally comfortable with having the kids spend time on the slides without our constant attachment. The water park was very clean and not very crowded (we picked a good time – no summer rush or holidays). My only complaint about the water park is that the life guards didn’t seem to all follow the same rules – one time the 4-year-old could go down a certain slide, the next time she wasn’t allowed; we were told the kids could jump into the water in one area one day (we all know how much kids love to jump into the water!), the next day, they were told not to jump. A bit aggravating. Our room (family suite) was the perfect size for our family and the other activities at the lodge were fun (story time in the lobby on Saturday night followed by a dance party!) It was the perfect size and distance from home for a weekend getaway.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Banos, Ecuador
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65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

I got tickets on groupon for a great wolf lodge in Sandusky just a few miles down the road from this Great Wolf Lodge. I was unaware that there were so many but just one grand "Great Wolf Lodge" Ours was very small with a few slides. It was just my wife and I and we stayed do to the great deal and the breakfast was good. While I booked our stay I got and extra ticket for the family to stay at a later time. I wish I had not gotten the extra ticket I'd be more than happy to pay a little extra and stay the nicer resort. Our experience was good but check the fine print you want the lodge at 4600 Milan Road. Ours was on Milan Road also.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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113 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

Stayed with kids for the weeke
and it was perfect for kids under 10. Water park and rides were idea for younger children.

Staff was very friendly and it was an enjoyable stay.

Good family fun. Nice water slides for kids 10 and under.

Staff was very nice and friendly

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Troy, Michigan
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

We took 3 of our grandkids to Cedar Pointe and stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge. Positives....we got a good rate online, the kids were entertained, the life guards were exceptional. Negatives...too much pressure to spend MORE money on the arcade and magic wands ($25 each) to compete in some sort of game in which the kids go all around the lodge solving the mystery. Also, the food is expensive in the restaurants, so we opted to have cereal in the room (mini fridge and microwave are in all rooms) and eat dinner out. All in all I would recommend this place if you can withstand all the pressure to spend money on the extras.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
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Additional Information about Great Wolf Lodge

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:
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Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky, Ohio
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