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“Overall A Very Nice Mini - Vacation”
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Great Wolf Lodge
Ranked #6 of 35 Hotels in Sandusky
Medina, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Overall A Very Nice Mini - Vacation”
Reviewed January 10, 2005

We just got back from a weekend stay at the Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky. It was our second time to the resort since it opened.

The positives far outweigh the negatives in my opinion.

Positives: Very helpful, courteous, and friendly staff, very clean rooms, decent tasting and reasonably priced food (except for the vending machines), a waterpark with attractions for kids of varying ages, a large (and clean) arcade, lifeguards everywhere the eye could see, and a reasonable room rate.

Negatives: They need to figure out a way to keep unsupervised kids from running up and down the hallways at 11 PM making all kinds of noise, the chlorine levels in the pools seemed excessive, the immediate Perkins Township / City of Sandusky area where this resort is located has a faint odor to it (sort of smells like rotten eggs) I think due to the existence of a very large operating quarry located directly across the street from the resort.

No place is perfect in every way, but the GWL in our opinion is at least a 4 out of 5.

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Reviewed January 6, 2005

We recently stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge for an after x-mas 2004 mini get away. What a disappointment! There is no such thing as customer service at this hotel. The staff looked like they rather be somewhere else. The food in the hotel is equal to that of a Country buffet (this is not a compliment). We were told that there was a 30-45 minute wait for a seat in one of the restuarants that was literally 75% empty! I did complain to the manager "Ross or Russ" and just got lip service. The Hotel itself is attractive, however the location leaves something to be desired (on a main stretch of highway overlooking a mall on one side and a strip mall to the other). The hotel room was spacious and clean. The water park was great for my 3 year old, however the smell of chlorine was so overwhelming that my husband and I could only handle two hours at a time in the water park area. The only other thing to do at the hotel is the arcade (not my cup of tea).
We drove 5 hours for this hotel and will not be going back again.

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Reviewed January 4, 2005

my family had been going to the great wolfe lodge since it had opened at least twice a year. this year we thought we would try the new park at cedar point Castaway Bay. I was very disappointed. By far the Great Wolfe Lodge is superior for an indoor swim park. The overall facilities kindness from staff and cleanliness over all is superior to any other. We will not consider another park again. thank you

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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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