We spent two days and nights here as part of an Easter break. My older daughter (16 yrs old) described it as a cruise ship that was docked - seemed accurate in that you don't really have to leave the hotel if you don't want to do so.
The room was okay (we'd paid for the Kid Kabin, which had a little cabin-like area blocked off with faux-logs on the outside, but probably not worth the extra cost overall since it didn't really offer significant privacy for my wife and me). We didn't use the balcony, so you could easily forget that part of it and I would not pay extra for that again.
The indoor waterpark was pretty fun and was quite clean with an open feel to it. Remember your flip-flops for walking from your room and in the waterpark area. There was a decent-sized hot tub for adults / monitored kids where you could rest. The slides weren't scarey for any of us, but some good (but short) runs. The wave pool was good and pretty standard for water parks.
My younger daughter (8 yrs old) and I played MagiQuest over a 2 day period, which is a pretty interesting game. You register at the shop for that, buy a wand (about $18) and pay for the game (about $13). You got up and down many stairs from floors 1-5 and point your wand at items you find, then get customized messages depending on whether you needed to "find" that item or not. After several hours of searching, my daughter becamse a "Master Magi" and was thrilled w/ the badge she received for that. It's a nice alternative to the constant water park.
The restaurant was decent, although a bit overpriced. There are also many snack areas near the pool and, of course, a souvenir shop.
Overall, a good experience but the rooms were overpriced even considering the addition of the waterpark passes.
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- Also Known As:
- Great Wolf Hotel Centralia
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