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“Expensive but worth it for the kids”
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Great Wolf Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Scotrun
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We went the weekend after christmas, and the place was packed. But, the hotel is so big that you really didn't feel overcrowded. My Pros are the water park and activities. My Cons are the price of food (for this reason we went to the diner at the end of the drive for bfast and also brought our own sandwhich fixings) and the staff wasn't that friendly. I think for the price the staff should at least be polite. We ate pizza from the hungry like a wolf and it was fine. Honestly, this is a great place for the kids, not perfect but spent a nice weekend here. Will definitely be back, maybe in the summer to experience the outside pool. Bring your own food and drinks and save money!

Room Tip: Choose one of the theme rooms the kids LOVED it! And if you have a choice, try to be close to the e...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We visited this last summer in June. We stayed only one night, but it was amazing! The water park was awesome, clean, huge, and warm. The food was excellent. It's exquisite. I would recommend getting a meal plan which made it less stressful. The room was okay, it was nice, but not fabulous. It had a balcony, but it looked onto the parking lot. So..not great but really not bad. We just got a basic room, but it comfortable slept five people.

Room Tip: If you aren't going to spend much time in your room, I wouldn't pay the extra money for a fa...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank christy s
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We have gone to this place for 3-4 yrs in a row, every time 2 nights after Christmas. Waterpark is great - good rides - Double Barrel Drop is the best (try going late in evening or first thing 9am - lines are shortest). even for 1-2 yr olds, the kiddie pool is fun. Lots of activities, rooms are decent size (we have 3 kids, Kids Cabin configuration works best for us).
The main problem is that the food on premises is consistently awful and pricey. Try branching out beyond the resort into the neighboring villages.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Oliver J
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Just returned from a three day stay at Great Wolf Lodge in PA. Our party included 3 adults and 3 kids, aged 6, 8, and 12. Overall, we had a fantastic time! The water park is extremely managed. It is well staffed, is safe,NAND extremely clean. Its many features kept all of us entertained.
The staff were unfailingly helpful and friendly. The arcade is bright, clean and has lots of fun games I've never seen elsewhere...very few shooting games (which made us happy).

The downsides of this resort are relatively few, but not insignificant. Several other reviewers have mentioned the feeling that your pocket is being picked while you're there. I agree. For the nightly rates, do they really have to charge for the locker rentals in the water park?? Their are not many restaurant choices in the resort...basically fast food or a buffet that is mediocre and overpriced.

The rooms are decent but in need of an upgrade. We rented two of the more expensive suites (kid cabin and wolf den) but wouldn't do that again. The Wolf Den was very small. The mattresses on the kids bunk beds are very thin and the elastic in the bottom sheets was tired(in all cases) which resulted in the kids waking up on the rubberized mattresses. They ended up sleeping with us. The tops of the tables and bedside tables were very worn...in short, the accommodations were beat.

If it was a stand alone hotel, we wouldn't go back. But it isn't. The fun we had there as a family made putting up with the disparity between the accommodations/food and the entertainment. We'll go back.

Room Tip: Don't pay extra for the Premium Suites. They're a rip of
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Just got back from a 2 day trip to Great Wolf Lodge. We had a great time last year so we figured why not go back. It was my daughters birthday and we could'nt ask for a better time. The water park was awsome and so were alll the interactive actvities, like the Magi Quest. The buffet was top notch especially chef Ron. My son has an issue with Gluten and Dairy. He personally came out to take our order, expained the whole Gluten and Dairy free menu and took a personal role in the preparation of our food. We could not have asked for a better quick family get away. Thanks to everyone at the Great Wolf Lodge for an awsome time.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Gindog13
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Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We have come to Great Wolf Lodge for the last 3 Christmases, but this is the first time we've stayed here. The room was nice & clean. The waterpark is a child's dream & even the parents enjoy it. There is always something to do, whether it be the arcade, scoops, magiquest, dance party, etc... Downfall is that the buffet is $25 pp & the food is lackluster at best. Expensive is the word to describe the food, which consists of chix fingers, burger & similar fare. There is a curfew that starts at 11:00 pm, but should begin at 9. My 3 yr old was awakened at 11:15 from the loud noises in the hallway & the room above. Overall a great place to visit for the waterpark, but i feel the cost definitely outweighs the benefits. Staff was amazing.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank jimmyfnmac
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Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Our kids had an amazing time.. We knew what the price was prior to coming.. So.. Can't complain about that..

The rooms are spacious.. However they are very dated and could use some updating.. Also needs some soundproofing, as you can hear everything in your room.. They do not have blankets on the bed, so we had to call down for some. They came with the first one, and told us they were getting the second one, it was very nice for them to drop one off and let us know.

All if the staff we encountered were very helpful and very pleasant.. When a family took our chairs, to include sitting on our stuff, an employee made sure to find us somewhere to put our stuff and sit down.

My complaint is the way they gouge you with the prices on things.. Ice cream, water, etc.. It's unbelievable...a six pack of ice cream costs 1.50 at home, they charge 3.25 each.. Water is over $3.00 each.. If you get the pizza meal deal, they don't have plates for you to eat the pizza, you have to go search elsewhere..

This was a nice gift for our boys, but is very expensive.

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Thank tjutzig
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Additional Information about Great Wolf Lodge

Address: 1 Great Wolf Drive, Scotrun, PA 18355-9000
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pocono Mountains Region > Scotrun
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 Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Scotrun
Price Range: $246 - $472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Wolf Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 401
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