We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Absolutely wonderful!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Great Wolf Lodge

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Great Wolf Lodge
Ranked #11 of 72 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Certificate of Excellence
Iowa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2004

We stayed one night- July 20. We chose to stay 2 nights at the Americinn (which was nice too....but nothing compared to Great Wolf), and then pay the $ to stay at Great Wolf for one night. It was AWESOME! Everybody on Tripadvisor is right...staff was so nice, room was so cool and waterparks- both indoor and outdoor- were AWESOME! My kids range from 6-16 at varying stages of daringness, and there was plenty for them all to attempt. I even felt like a kid again! For those leary of walking around in a swimsuit- dont be- EVERYONE, in all shapes and sizes, were walking freely...nobody cares as most people are strangers to each other. My boys loved the arcade...as big or bigger than those found in a mall. Wiley's Woods was kind of dorky, but my 8 year old would have spent all day there. You get into the waterparks and Wiley's Woods free as much as you want the entire length of your stay. We had to check out by 11:00 AM, but could have stayed to use the facilities until they closed at 10:00 PM as they have a nice shower locker room for just that. If you've never stayed at a waterpark, and you have kids like mine...this is the place to stay.

Helpful?
8 Thank bross
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,690 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    1,108
    828
    424
    225
    105
See reviews for
2,262
50
3
25
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (329)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2004

We were very impressed with the excellent service and cleanliness of the Great Wolf. The staff was always friendly and very helpful. Although we had a basic room, it was way above average in size and cleanliness. Housekeeping made sure to keep us stocked with plenty of towels and whatever else we needed. The waterpark and pool were very nice and plenty of lifeguards were on hand. We will definitely return!!

Helpful?
2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Owatonna, MN
Level Contributor
121 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2004

The Great Wolf Lodge is a great place to stay. My wife and I looked and looked on the internet for a decent place to stay in Wisconsin Dells and we hit paydirt with this one. We have 2 young kids (4&1) and wanted to have a place where there was stuff for both of them. The Great Wolf Lodge has that. Everything from the indoor water slides, kiddie pool and kiddie slides all the way to the outdoor pool with large water slides(as well as small kids slides) to the playground equipment and kids bumper boats. The great thing about all of this is that they do not allow the general public to pay and use their stuff. Only the people that are staying at the lodge are allowed in the waterpark. Which means that there's no lines to wait in and it's not crowed. Big plus! Other ammenities included Wiley's Woods(indoor fun park), arcade, and childrens stories read by the fireplace in the lobby. Not a cheap place to stay, but none of them are. Will definately go back again.

  • Stayed July 2004
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank SassyOwatonna_MN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2004

I have been reading the reviews of others about the Great Wof Lodge and I am truely disappointed in some of the comments. Some of these people sound as though they have now reserved a room and we own the lodge so move over and serve me now attitude.

Now on with my comments about the lodge. My entire family enjoyed the lodge and we are planning our next stay there for a family reunion next year. Check in at the lodge is suppose to be 4 pm and we arrived there to meet up with some friends that traveled from Ohio at 11 am and I checked to see if we could at least get into one of our rooms and change so that the kids could go swimming and we were amazed that we got both of our rooms. We reserved the rooms over the internet and got a package deal on some spa items. Great idea have a message and relax, I made the comment when we were standing in the spa that you would never guess that there is a water park above where the spa is at. So I am not really all that sure about the one comment about the construction of the building sounded really good, or I should say, did not sound at all in the rooms, spa, or hallway, only the water park. The water parks are great and I was totally impressed by the lifeguards every where, and very helpful. Friendliness was never an issue with us, everyone was smiling and thanking you and saying good morning, the last time I went anywhere outside of North Dakota I dont remember somebody telling me good morning and making me feel great because I am there enjoying myself.

We will be back and enjoy all of the lodge again, and appreciate all of the service and friendliness that we recieved outside of our home state.

Helpful?
3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2004

If you want a great place, with it all stay here. The breakfast was awesome.. The rooms were clean. The indoor waterpark was the only thing my kids wanted to do.. It was deffinitly a place everyone should go......

Helpful?
2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2004

My family and I have visited Wisconsin Dells numerous times and have concluded that the two best resorts there are Great Wolf Lodge and the Kalahari. The Great Wolf Lodge has great rooms...beds are a little uncomfortable, however. The resort is very well kept up, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The waterparks are great...several slides for all ages. The lazy river could be better. The best slides are the two outdoor ones. Plenty of lifeguards who seem to know what they are doing. Snack bar at the pool area is good too! Highly recommend for anyone visiting the Dells, especially families. Have fun!

Helpful?
4 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2004

We LOVED it. We originally had reservations at the howard johnson hotel. That place was a joke. We walked out and went to the great wolf on a busy weekend with no reservations and they found room for us. The staff at the wolf is very friendly and we loved the huge indoor and outdoor water parks.

The room with the king size bed and sofa chair is terrific- we felt at home. It came with a large bathroom and get this, it even had a phone in the bathroom- Weird huh?

The room service was excellent! it is a little pricy but the food is outstanding and the staff who delivered it was so nice to us.

The indoor water park and outdoor waterparks are only open to hotel guests, the lines for the water slides are very short and very fun! the only thing is it was hard to find a chair because they were busy.

We ate dinner at the restaurant and the dinner that we had was very pricy and less to be desireable. when we returned our food with only a few bites missing, the waitress didnt charge us and sent her manager over right away to try to remedy the problem. she listened to us, and it made us feel as if what we had to say made a difference to her.





Helpful?
3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Wisconsin Dells hotels
2.0 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells
Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dell...
#3 of 72 in Wisconsin Dells
4.0 of 5 bubbles 972 reviews
3.9 mi away
Polynesian Resort Hotel
Polynesian Resort Hotel
#54 of 72 in Wisconsin Dells
3.0 of 5 bubbles 601 reviews
0.7 mi away
Grand Marquis Waterpark Hotel & Suites
Grand Marquis Waterpark Hotel & ...
#14 of 72 in Wisconsin Dells
4.0 of 5 bubbles 576 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.6 mi away
AmericInn Lodge & Suites Wisconsin Dells
AmericInn Lodge & Suites Wiscons...
#22 of 72 in Wisconsin Dells
4.0 of 5 bubbles 354 reviews
3.6 mi away
BEST WESTERN Ambassador Inn & Suites
BEST WESTERN Ambassador Inn & Su...
#6 of 72 in Wisconsin Dells
4.0 of 5 bubbles 800 reviews
2.6 mi away
Atlantis Waterpark Hotel & Suites
Atlantis Waterpark Hotel & Suite...
#33 of 72 in Wisconsin Dells
3.5 of 5 bubbles 460 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Great Wolf Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Great Wolf Lodge

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia and Hotels.com so you can book your Great Wolf Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Great Wolf Lodge Hotel
Wisconsin Dells Hotel Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge Wisconsin Dells
Great Wolf Hotel Wisconsin Dells
Black Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Wi Dells
Great Wolf Hotel Wi Dells
Great Wolf Resort

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing