We recently spent the weekend at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio.
This was our first time at GWL as we went to gather with several family members to celebrate a birthday.
The lodge is very easy to find. Pulling into the parking lot, you are first drawn towards the warm and welcoming entrance. We arrived around 12:30 pm. We had planned to get there around 1 so we could go ahead and check in and head to the water park until we could check in.
As soon as we walked in and up to the front desk, we were promptly greeted. They had plenty of staff waiting on the guests. We had received an email a few days before our arrival and it allowed us to check in online, which we did on Friday evening. So by the time we got there on Saturday, our room was already ready and we were allowed to check in!
After you get off of the elevators, you walk right into the areas where the MagiQuest play areas are so you may seeing kids running around with their wands. As you continue down the hallway, you will see the rooms.
We reserved a King luxury suite. One of the great things about GWL is that your room key is on your wristband that you are given at check in, so all you do is scan your wristband on the scanner on your door.
Our room was very spaciously and clean! They provide you with the typically toiletries (toothpaste, body wash, shampoo, soap).
While thoroughly examined our room, as we always do, to ensure it’s clean and there are no problems we noticed that not only does GWL have a mattress cover over the mattress, they also have a zipped mattress cover over the mattress.
The rooms have a very rustic feel to them, which is very appropriate considering you are staying at a lodge.
Our room also had a balcony/patio. Fortunately it was nice enough while we were there to sit outside and enjoy the weather.
The amenities in our room consisted of a microwave and mini fridge as well as a coffee maker, hair dryer, large swivel tv, desk, couch (sofa bed) and chair, coffee table and end table.
When you go down to the waterpark, there are towels and floatation devices available. We were able to find chairs to put all of our stuff on.
GWL had plenty of staff on hand as well as lifeguards.
There are plenty of other activities that GWL offer if you need a break from the water park! There is an arcade, gift shop, Starbucks, restaurants, and scheduled activities! Plus a spa for adults and a separate one for kids!
At first you may be a little taken aback by the amount your visit will cost, however, once you are there, you will see why! GWL offers something for each family member!
As far as eating there, there are restaurants on site. I believe the breakfast buffet was $13.99 per adult and $5.99 for children.
For both lunch and dinner, we decided to leave the resort. Within a mile of the resort, there is a Popeyes, Taco Bell, Kroger, and McDonalds.
We had brought our own snacks and beverages but there are vending machines where you can purchase drinks.
Overall we had a terrific time and definitely plan to go back!
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” We did not receive any type of incentive to write this review. We paid for our room at Great Wolf Lodge ourselves.**