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Great Wolf Lodge
Ranked #10 of 73 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
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“Great Wolf lodge is GREAT!!”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed at the Great Wolf lodge because of a commercial my daughter had seen on TV from where we live in Manitoba Canada, so as we were driving to Wisconsin Dells we called the lodge and since it was the end of August they could book us in last minute like that. The place is so amazing with the indoor water park, and something to do for everyone! The slides are great, we especially like the Howlin' Tornado that shoots you out to the sideways cone that you can see from outside of the hotel. Our kids are 10 & 12, they both loved it, the other favorite for them was the carpet slides. The room was clean and the beds were so comfortable. We spent very little time in our room as we wanted to enjoy the facilities as much as possible. We checked out the next day and we were allowed to stay the rest of the day in the waterpark. The staff were also very helpful in booking for us the Tommy Bartlett show tickets at 20% discount and we booked the Noah's Ark water-park through them as well for the next day. We would definitely come back for another stay if we are ever back in Wisconsin.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Me and my daughter stayed there this last June, we also stayed there last year in July of 2012. This year it had gone down hill big time. First we got into our room and there was a cigarette butt in the toilet and plus the handle to the bathroom was broken. How gross is that to see that in a room that is suppose to be clean. The whole place looked like it had gone down hill in a year. There were also so many bugs outside in the pool area that I didn't know what they were but we didn't feel comfortable laying in the sun. The restaurant was still nice and the store was over priced but had nice stuff. We pretty much had the worst time ever and was very disappointed at how the place had changed. No way will we ever stay there again, way over priced for the type of room you get :-(

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Rapid City, SD
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

At first glance, it is pricey, but when you consider when it would cost to get a hotel somewhere else and have access to a waterpark for a large family, it really is a fair deal. Rooms were fun for the kids in the wolf den suite. Other families at the Great Wolf Lodge, so no staring eyes at our excitedly loud kids, because everyone's kids were excited. Patrolled well be lifeguards.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Libertyville, Illinois
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Everyone knows about the water parks here but the rooms at GWL offer large families a chance to split the cost of a room that sleeps 10-12 people and makes it very affordable. Can't beat going there in mid-winter when you don't leave unless you want to.

Great staff, good food (not great) and lots to do. We took our 3 combined families and not one fight.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a last minute getaway for Labor Day. And had a great experience. They were booked solid the night before so the chances of us getting an early check in were slim. But we called anyway and decided to have lunch and go to the waterpark while we waited. As we were eating the front office calls and tells us they have a room. How wonderful and very accommodating of them!!! We easily checked in. They have little carts to help with your luggage. Enjoyed the waterpark. And slept comfortably in our room. We had a couple double beds. And slept in one but had all the plush pillows piled all over us. The toilet was a bit dirty and the walk from our room to the waterpark and the buffet was a huge trek. But other than that we were comfortable and had an overall great experience. The staff was so nice and hospitable. The waterpark was clean and my toddler had a ton of fun and didn't want to leave. They were a bit strict w the distribution of towels but there were also bins around where you could take as many as you wanted. I'd definitely come back

  • Stayed September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We came here on a recommendation that Great Wolf Lodge was one of the better hotels/water parks for younger children. Was pleased with what was on offer. Rooms are fairly large, well appointed, and clean. Mini-fridge, two flat screen TV's, a table, coffee table, sofa-bed and porch. And the hotel is surprisingly quiet considering everyone there has a couple of over-excited children traveling with them.
The water park is divided into 4 zones, one of which is outside. There are a variety of rides, slides, pools, climbing structures, wading areas and even a couple of bars. And while I wouldn't say that it would keep everyone (teenagers) happy at all times, the water park was certainly sufficient for our needs (our 5 yr old daughter loved it).
There is a small arcade on the bottom level. I thought it fine, though it is a mere fraction of the size of the one across the street at Kalahari. However, if I thought the arcade was small, the "Iron Horse Gym" is downright laughable. About a third of the size of our hotel room, the gym is more empty than minimalistic, containing only two weight machines, a single treadmill, a stair-climber, and an exercise bike. It is clear the gym exists for no other reason other than to be listed as an amenity on the Great Wolf's website.
Good location as well. Close to the outlet mall, restaurants, other resorts, and the highway (which is nice, since you can avoid the traffic associated with Hwy 12).

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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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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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:
#2 Spa Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
#4 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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