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Great Wolf Lodge
Ranked #11 of 72 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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41 reviews
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“Fun and Overall Good”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had not stayed here in a long time. Just didn't go to the Dells much so we decided to take a few days out there with the kids (2 girls 8 and 10).

The great
- MagiQuest. Lots of fun and you can play as much as you want while staying at the resort. Even had some quests in the lobby and game area
- Enough slides and water attractions to keep everyone happy and entertained
- Room was nice and overall large
- Huge ice cream orders. Don;t get the large since the small is huge already

The not so great
- The water in the outside pools was freezing cold. Even though it was 80 outside we spent most of the time indoors.
- We got the room with the bunk beds. Not bad at all, just small for the kids. To watch TV they had to almost lean their head out of the beds.
- The clock tower animitronics and story was cheesy

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Wood River
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

I cannot say enough good about this place! My children are 4, 6 & 12 and it was a ton of fun for all of them and mom & dad too. The best part is that the waterpark is NOT open to the general public which really cut down on the crowd. I don't think we ever waited more than 5 minutes for a slide. This place really is geared toward the younger child so if your kids are looking for really thrilling waterslides & such you may want to look around. They have a ton of activities for the younger kids- stories, crafts, character meet and greets. They also have an arcade on site. I will say it was hard to tear my kids away from the waterpark to do any of the other stuff because it's offered at random times throughout the day. The rooms were clean and spacious and the on-site restaurant was pretty good. It was an overall great experience for my whole family.

MOMS- this resort has a wonderful spa on site and it's located right next to the outlet mall!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Our family had the best time. Waterpark had fun slides and great wave pool. Park was clean and well-staffed. Room was comfortable and convienient with fridge and microwave. We can't wait to come back!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay there yet again. Our children really enjoy the water park there. It really isn't fantastic, but it is fun, clean and my 10 year old likes the slides and my 3 year old enjoys the pool areas catering the younger kids. Best of all, there was no lines. We regretted going to Noah's Ark for a morning of our stay, and should have just stayed at the hotel. We avoided the restaurants after last year's meal which we did not enjoy at all. Our fridge in our room was not nice at all. The freezer leaked water. There was a tray to collect the water. The bathtub floor had an insert it seemed, and both my husband and I felt we were going to break through! Other that the aforementioned, we really enjoyed our stay. I loved our room otherwise with the loft and the beds and 3 tvs. We'd go back, but with the cost of the room, the fridge should be better and the bathtub floor should not creak and move when standing having a shower. My youngest did not want to leave and cried again when going. He also enjoyed the story at the main lobby.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is our second time to a great wolf lodge our first time was Traverse City, Mi now this one. We had a great time the room was comfortable and clean with quite a bit space for two adults and three children. They upgraded us to better room at no charge. The first room I booked was a lone wolf condo but did not have a balcony (which I knew) and was a little further away from the water park. I simply asked for a family suite w/ balcony which are about 30-50 more a night. To our surprise it was a family suite w/fireplace and two TVs much closer to the water park. All the staff and seem to be very nice and the lifeguards for the slides were very nice to the kids. The magi quest is fun but can be a bit pricey but thats your choice to do it. Overall the only thing that I didn't like are the pillows are definitely not stomach or back sleepers they are quite firm and stuffed. But I really don't have any complaints we'll definitely be back. Be Leary of the bad reviews I don't see how some of these can be true sometimes you just can't make certain people happy.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We've been going to the Great Wolf Lodge for many years (10!!), and we have always had a fun time. The breakfast buffet is always great, and the restaurant is very good too. The rooms are clean, spacious and a great place to relax between trips to the water parks. The great thing about the water parks is that everything is in one place, and they are not overcrowded. There is plenty for young kids, teenagers and adults to do all day long. We have tried other resorts and the Great Wolf Lodge definitely has the best layout and amenities. The only downsides are the lazy river is really tiny, and it is a bit pricy.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

This was our first time ever at Wisconsin dells & at Great Wolf lodge. It was a a quick trip to surprise the kids for doing great in school. Two nights of water park fun with my 17, 11, and 1 year old was priceless.
My husband booked on line and we drove 3 hours to get there. The resort is beautiful both in and out. The entrance was Very clean,loved the high ceiling and the cute cabin decor.
The staff was very nice and helpful. The room was clean and I liked the decor. Two queen beds & there was a fridge, coffee maker & microwave in room. The game room was fun the kids played games and won prizes. The water park had plenty to do for all of us. I was truly surprised that I had so much fun. I got on the water slides even though you had to carry your own tube
up the stairs (tiresome) I did it.
All the Pools were clean in and out. It was not packed with people since we went during the beginning of the week. Resort is fight next to an outlet mall and plenty of restaurants. We ate once at the hotels restaurant because it looked so beautiful bit the food wasn't that great. There home made pizza was so bad but the hot wings were ok.
Over all it was the best mini vacation we've had.
Can't wait to go back again with some friends.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Great Wolf Lodge
Address: 1400 Great Wolf Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#15 Family Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Wolf Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 204
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