OK - if you're going to the Great Wolf Lodge, you have to know that this is a FAMILY resort catering to the kiddos. If that's not what you're looking for, stay somewhere else.
PROS - the pool. We specifically chose GWL for our family of 5 because of the indoor pool. We stayed one night (thursday-friday) and spent the majority of the time at the indoor pool. There's an attraction/slide/water activity for every age. Plenty to do if you enjoy the water. This is why I'm giving 5 STARS.
PROS - discounts on rooms during off season, mid-week stays. We had a 15% discount on the room advertized online. After we book we saw a 20% discount. The prices are a little steep for the room, but if you're flexible on when you can go (Mon-Thur have lower prices, and NO ONE at the pool).
PROS - rooms. They were cleaner than I expected for a family hotel. We had the standard suite and choose not to spend more money on the bunk bed suites or larger suites. I'm glad we did because we hardly spent time in the rooms.
CONS - rooms. I'm giving the HOTEL a 3 STARS because the walls are THIN. You can hear everyone in the hallways. And the other annoying thing: GWL has an activity like a scavenger hunt where kids go all over the hotel (to every floor of the hotel) and find these automated talking stations. This means that older kids are doing their scavenger hunt ALL NIGHT... very annoying. Our room was right next to the elevator so we heard everything. I'd recommend a room on the top floor and AWAY FROM THE ELEVATOR... to avoid kids playing the scavenger hunt game.
CONS - expensive food. The only thing we bought was a large cheese pizza and drinks for lunch while we were at the pool. We drove to the Grapevine Mall for dinner and brought our own breakfast. I'd recommend skipping out on room packages that offer meals and only choose room packages.
Even though there are things that annoyed me on the stay (kids playing the scavenger hunt game, expensive food) there's ways to avoid the frustration. And because our kids LOVED the pool, I think we'll be back for another night.... besides, it's only for one night, right?
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- Also Known As:
- Great Wolf Hotel Grapevine
- Great Wolf Resort