My daughter has been begging for a trip to this Great Wolf property after staying at the one in Sandusky, Ohio last summer. This one is much closer to home for us and we able to take advantage of a great rate because Great Wolf offers it to residents of nearby counties in PA and NJ on certain dates. (Hint: join GWL's e-mail list.)
We checked in around dinner-time on a weeknight and it was very efficient. The room key is imbedded in wristband you use to enter the waterpark. All you have to do is swing it by the door knob and it lets you in. Very clever because you don't have to worry about carrying your key with you when you leave the room.
Room was clean and the beds were very comfortable. Since we were taking advantage of a deal, we got the room with the double-queen beds with a pull-out couch. Only bad parts were that some of the caulk in the bathroom was loose and the balcony had bird droppings in the corner.
The water park, of course, was the highlight and we were able to spend a few hours on the check-in day, and all day on Day 2. As guests we were allowed to stay the whole day after check-out. The check-out was done automatically at 11 a.m., so I didn't have to leave the park to do that. Just have the car packed before going to the park, or you can have the concierge watch your bags for a tip. For your clothing after swimming, simply rent a locker for $20 (you will get $10 back when you turn in the key)
The water park staff kept the lines on the slides moving, and wait times weren't too long when things go busy. There was hardly a wait on the two smaller slides that you entered from the second story.
About the only criticism we had was the wave pool's concrete bottom was rather rough.
We didn't partake in the other things such as the spa and the kids' games as we were on a budget. However, my 12-year-old was more than satisfied with just the water park.
We stayed away from the on-site restaurants and took advantage of the mini-fridge in the room.
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- Also Known As:
- Great Wolf Hotel Scotrun
- Great Wolf Resort