I wanted to share my Great Wolf Lodge – Review with you. Last week, my sister visited and we decided to make a trip up to the Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio! The kids were so excited! We joked when we walked in they were acting like they were at Disney!
Check in went very smooth and the front desk staff were extremely attentive and very friendly. They informed us of all the specials that were going on that week. We were told by the front desk staff about the bedtime story, food deals, and all the information we needed to get around the resort.
Recommendation: Ask about discounts on multiple activities. They had a package that was 40% off and if we would have stayed another night it would have given the kids more to do and would have been cheaper.
Since our stay was so short we were only able to check out a few things. First of all the kids LOVED the kids suite! We had to drag them out of the room just to get them to the pool. They were so excited about the bunk beds in the kid cabin and having their own TV. The room was extremely clean and nicely decorated.
Recommendation: If you are visiting during Kings Island park season ask for a balcony facing their closing fireworks.
The pool area was very clean and well designed. I didn’t feel like I had to run all over the place with the kids and felt safe letting my 9 year old niece and 6.5 year old son climb the stairs and go down the slides without me. (We waited at the bottom of course) The wave pool was a lot of fun and we had a hard time getting them out. The kids were excited they could use inner tubes in the pool. The lifeguards were very attentive, friendly, and helpful.
Recommendation: Goggles for the wave pool are a good idea if you have issues with chlorine. Both of my boys got blisters for walking in the lazy river. They could not seem to keep themselves on the inner tube. I would recommend water shoes since there is so much concrete.
Overall, we were not impressed with the food. We ate five meals at the resort. Four of the meals were quick service and the other was the Breakfast Buffet. We really LOVED the pizza. We ended up having pizza for three meals because it was the only meal we really liked. The quick service meals we were not crazy about were the Hamburger, Hot dog, and Chicken finger baskets. We also enjoyed the ice cream parlor but it was very pricy! I paid over $15 for 2 cookies, a sugar cone with one dip of ice cream, and a fountain drink. We did not like the breakfast buffet at all, even at the check in discount, it was not worth the money. My kids barely ate anything at the buffet and I was not impressed with the food. My kids favorite thing was the ICEE machine at the pool! Yeah for ICEE’s!!!
Recommendation: They have refrigerators and microwaves in most suites. Take your own food. It was not much of a walk to the room at all. Next time I will take Capri Sun Waters, peanut butter and jelly, fruit cups, popcorn, bottled water, and snacks for the kids.
The game room was a hit for the kids but it was also a hit to the pocket. The games took anywhere from 2-4 tokens each.
Recommendation: Set a game limit. My kids had $10.00 each to use in the game room. When it is gone it is gone!
At the end of the evening the kids really did enjoy the bedtime story located in the lobby. They have tons of activities for the kids but we did not have enough time for them all.
I hope this helps when you are making decisions about visiting the resort.
Disclaimer: This review was not in any way funded by Great Wolf Lodge or StockpilingMoms. These views are 100% my own opinion. The trip was paid for by me.
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