Great Wolf Lodge

Address: 3950 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 7M8, Canada | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located on 3950 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, is near Niagara Falls, Whirlpool Aero Car, Niagara Helicopters Limited, and Whirlpool State Park.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls

      Amazing Water Slides!!!

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      We went to Great Wolf Lodge on May 26 for my sons birthday. I have three kids age 3, 7, and 9 and there was something there for everyone-including my husband and I. They have a great kiddie area, the little ones loved it-they never wanted to leave!! The waterslides are amazing-the woolly mammoth was great for the whole family, we all could go on-even the 3 year old!!! The Roller Coaster and the Vortex were definitely worth going to Great Wolf Lodge for-We've never been on a waterslide like them-very fast and lots of fun!! A nice surprise in the room was a mini fridge and microwave!!

      The only negative things I have to say is that it is way too hot and humid in the waterpark-not good if you have breathing problems. Also, the waterslides are great, but it is pure torture for us adults to climb those stairs over and over again-our legs were very sore when we got home!!-didn't seem to bother the kids though!! We also thought one nights stay was enough-we were definitely waterparked out by the second day!!-Very exciting experience though-would be really great in the winter!!!

      Check for deal, Great for Large family, Non-Smoking Heaven

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      We have visited GWL in the Poconos, PA and Williamsburg, VA and know that this company delivers in the big and small details of a vacation (similar in quality to Disney). I have super high expectations, but am willing to pay for a great trip. This, as all GWLodges deliver. Super clean, lots of activities, very family friendly. IN fact for a family with 4 children, it is one of the few places we can stay and not have to reserve 2 separate rooms since they are larger suites.

      ***Check your room rates. We booked for Memorial Day weekend about 1 month or more in advance for almost 450.00 (with tax). However, the day before we were to go, I checked their website and found better rooms almost 200.00 cheaper! I called the resort and was told I could rebook online the cheaper rate and then cancel the higher priced one (I did while I was talking to her on the phone). I was very glad I checked up on that!

      ***Also, we only stayed one night for Memorial Day weekend. The morning of check-out we received a promotion under the door offering an extra night for only 129.00. It was a shame we couldn't stay because for all that fun at such a low price, I wish we could have stayed all week.

      ***Last praise, I LOVE THE SMOKE FREE PREMISES!!! There were no cigarette butts around the pool or anywhere, it was so clean and nice compared to many pool and resort places we've visited...

      Absolutely the Best!!

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      We stayed for 2 nights on the Victoria Day Weekend and had an awesome time!!

      The check-in was fairly quick, the key/wristband is cool, once you understand how it works!!

      All the staff was extremely friendly, even the maintenance people would greet us!

      The room was clean and modern. We were on the fourth floor, so it was very quiet!!

      The complaint about the room, the birds love the balcony and it was MESSY!! We could not use the balcony because of the bird doo, but it was a very cold weekend....

      The waterpark, WOW!! Clean, lots of seating area, lots of staff, lots of towels....we cannot wait to go back again!!!

      AWESOME for the families

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      We have 3 children, ages 7, 5 and 2...We stayed in the kids cabin suite and the kids loved it..The story time and wolf walk resemble a disney feel...This hotel goes out of its way to make the children enjoy themselves...When we first got here we took the kids to cubs club and they did some crafts and watched little bear..It was great..

      The waterpark is awesome, for every age...

      The only downfall here is that the food is rather costly...At the pizza hut, you can only get personal pizzas or medium pizzas for nearly 19.00 a pizza...

      The only other problem I had (this was my problem only), is that they only serve pepsi products and I am a diet coke addict..LOL...

      Anyways, the kids can't wait to go again, and neither can we..

      Wow!

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      Wow is right. The waterpark has to be seen to be believed! You could defintely spend 2 full days there and not get bored. The rooms are expensive, however the resort is of Disney quality, so think of your stay in those terms.

      The buffet restaurant is expensive for dinner ($24.95 for adults), so I would recommend eating out. Lunch was a little high at $12.95 pp, however the food was of good quality and there was a nice selection.

      Any family who loves water activities will love this place!

      Had a good time

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      This resort just opened. The accomodations were clean, both the rooms and the waterpark. We went with young grandchildren and they enjoyed all the extras- waterpark, cub club, and especially the story time. In the evening the children gather in the lobby to hear two books read by a staff person and the children really enjoyed this. Our room had refrigerator and microwave but no utensils or dinnerware. We brought drinks, snacks, breakfast and lunch items and paper goods with us. We did the buffet and while the adult prices were a little high, the convenience was worth it.

      We enjoyed the convenience of the wristband. The wristband is programmed as a key so no need to carry a key with you. It was also used to lock the lockers in the waterpark.

      The staff was friendly. The resort does not keep maps or brchures on hand so have information in advance about Niagara Falls. The conceirge did assist by making a phone call for us but did not tell us how close we were to the actual location we were going. You can walk from the resort to the Aerocar and purchase the Niagara Falls park pass there. With the pass you get to ride the bus and visit certain attractions. The girls loved the butterfly conservatory and the Maid of the Mist. There is construction in the area but it did not impact our stay.

      Our only complaint would be that there is not enough elevators and the wait could be long, especially with young children. This was further impacted during part of our stay because one was out of service. There are elevators at the ends of the wings but they are not convenient to the waterpark area.

      Wow!

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      We stayed at the great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls the first week it opened - which happened to be Spring Break - for two nights. We have a six year old and a 15 month old. We really didn't know what to expect, especially just having opened and on top of that, an extremely busy time of year for people vacationing. Well - we were absolutely blown away! I can't even describe how incredible the water park is - you just have to experience it - and it is definately suitable for all ages - although there are a LOT of stairs to climb for the more thrilling water slides and the lines were a bit long, but I felt worth the wait. There was no wait time for the regular body slides where you didn't need tubes. Just make sure your child is definately 48' for the two most popular slides. (you can measure them at the bottom of the stairs before waiting in line) they will measure them again at the top if they look questionable. Luckily, our six year old just made it - there would have been a big meltdown at the top after a long wait if she were not allowed on the ride. They really should have had a staff member at the bottom giving the kids the go ahead before venturing up - or better yet - a special "All Access" wrist band where the kids are measured upon check in and given the go ahead for all slides. The other tube slides the kids can ride if they are 42" or with an adult I believe - I am not sure how that works honestly, all I know is my daughter could ride everything at just barely 48".

      As for my one year old - he had a BLAST on the little kid slides - you need someone at the top to let go and a catcher at the bottom if they are tiny like my son - you are not allowed to ride with the child - he loved it! He also loved the geysers throughout the park and the wave pool - but when the waves were on (every 15 minutes) it was a bit too rough for him.

      Our room was great - but be forwarned - we origionally booked a park level suite which is actually more expensive - but it overlooked the parking lot and construction and had NO FENCE around the patio!!! Our kids could walk right out into the construction dirt and parking lot IF we had stayed in that room. I immediately called the front desk and changed to the fourth floor - it was spectacular!! We had a very safe private balcony the kids could go out on by themselves - I don't know what this place was thinking with the ground level rooms. The only advantage to having the park level is you don't have to go up and down the elevator to get to the pool or the arcade - not really a big deal. But, the elevator was admittably a pain - we had a stroller - there are stairs - but we needed the elevator which was very slow - there are two - but one was broken most of our stay. I heard there are other elevators at the ends of the hallways, but they were not open yet during our stay.

      There are refrigerators, coffee makers and microwaves in the rooms.

      The food was okay, we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at the buffet restaurant our 1st full day and had Pizza Hut the first night we arrived. The service outshined the food - every server and host was extremely friendly and wanted us to enjoy ourselves. I was worried about the mess our baby was making and the server kept telling me not to worry about picking things up off the floor - they would take care of it - just enjoy ourselves. This was CONSISTANT!!! It was amazing! Everyone we encountered who worked there was genuinely friendly - including houskeeping.

      The arcade was a blast for the six year old, but for the one year old I wish there was more of the little rides. There was only one little fire truck for the kids to ride, and that was really the only thing for them to do, so they were all trying to get on it at once even though it was token operated and then it was hard for the parents to take them off for another child to ride. This I think was an oversite. They should definately look into more little kiddie rides in the arcade. They have the room - it is huge! My six year old on the other hand absolutely loved it, as did her father!!

      The miniature golf looked really fun, but we told our six year old we save it for our next visit because we will be back! She is already talking about having her seventh birthday party there which is ten months away! But I think we will have to come back way before that - We haven't even seen the outdoor pool yet!!! You must see this place to believe it - oh - is there some kind of OTHER water attraction nearby???!!!! We didn't even get there this trip!!

      Very nice experience, with some kinks

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      We stayed @Great Wolf Lodge for one night and overall it was a great experience. I apologize if this gets long, but just want everyone to get a feeling of the place.

      Checkin: The lobby is good size with a huge fireplace & siiting area, lots of animated animals that did keep the children entertained while I waited to check in (which was a longer than usual wait). Seems they don't have enough ckerks or computers for the volume of people checking in. Check in time was listed as 4:00, we arrived at about 3:00, so our room was not ready. But we were able to pre-register, given our wristbands, and instructed to enjoy the waterpark and return @ 4 to receive room assignment at a certain section of the check in counter. We headed to the waterpark to check it out, found a table with some chairs and parked some stuff to "save" it, changed the kids into swim suits. Didn't even try to use lockers upon arrival, as our wristbands weren't "programmed yet. We arrivd back to the check in counter promptly @ 4:00 only to have to wait...again. (Kids were not to happy that they had to leave park) As we were waiting, hotel manager speaking to family in front of us, that their suite was overbooked (they had a Kids Kabin Suite w/bunk beds) mgr apolgized and offered a complimentary upgrade to a choice of 2 different suites, plus arcade tokens...not sure what the woman decided) In the meantime, I noticed a clerk at the far end of counter, doing nothing, so I proceeded to go over to ask her help us with room assignment. Not very much organization here...small groups milling around no specific line...finally got wristbands programmed and room assignment. Hubby took kids (2 8yo, 3 1/2 yo) back to park, I proceeded to get luggage and bring to room. We had a family suite 4078. Clerk had told me I could enter from "door 5" take elevator to our floor. Well drive to door 5, there's no parking...literally no spots designated for parking! So go back towards door 4, find parking spot and unload. After struggling with some luggage on the stairs, get to corridor to find no elevator, when asking a worker about elevator by door 5, they said it wasn't working. Headed down corridor towrds main lobby to use elevator. Seems this gigantic resort only has 4 elevators (2 in main lobby (only one was working-slowly) and one on each end of hotel (door5, door1). Fianlly find room, wristband had to be scanned twice for door to open, (location of scanner is awkward). Room was very nice! 2 Queen beds, sleeper sofa, tables, coffeemaker, mini fridge. After making a 2nd trip to car for more luggage (luggage carts were all taken) I was settled into room. Headed back to waterpark.

      The waterpark is huge and is broken into sections. Much bigger than Splash Lagoon in Erie, PA. Wave pool, kiddie section, tree house section, waterslides, activity pools, and hottubs mixed in. Lifejackets are available at no charge. Unfortunately they are very strict when it comes to the height restrictions ans our 3 1/2 yo couldn't go on, although many he was able to accompanied by adult. The rollercoaster slide, there were no exceptions. (this was the best slide!!!!) After a few hours @ waterpark, we were ready for dinner. Went to the inhouse rest. and decided on th buffet. Food was all of good quality, and a pretty good selection. There is also a snack bar inside the waterpark, & a Pizza Hut express. Hubby took older kids back to waterpark, while little guy and myself headed to room to relax and go to bed.

      Next day, 2 older kids decided to skip breakfast and head straight to waterpark @ 8:30, rest of us headed to brkfst and were welcomed to the buffet. Good selection again and most food was of good quality.

      All in all, we had a great time. The hotel just opened Easter weekend, and with time the glitches will hopefully be worked out. Any questions, feel free to email me.

      Great Place

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      We stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge in Niagra on April 14th. The indoor water park was awesome. The rooms were very clean and the staff was more than helpful. The only negative thing that we could say is that the meals were pricey. For a family of 4 (two adults, 2 kids) the buffet came to $105.00. This didn't include taxes and tip. The food was okay but not worth the price. The breakfeast the next morning ran us $55.00. Overall we had a great experience. I would recommend this place to friends I would just suggest they go out to eat.

      Amazing!

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      We stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge on opening weekend this Easter and were very impressed with the whole place. The look of the building is wonderful, like going to a theme park ! Inside the lobby is filled with animated animals which are Disney quality. An amazing fireplace and lots of comfortable seating is great while waiting to check in. Our kids are older {12 & 15} so we didn't get a theme room, but our room was very nice and spacious. The wrist bands unlock the door, acts as a credit card and locks the lockers in the waterpark, it's great! We went straight to the waterpark which was amazing. There is lots of spaces for little kids to play, as well as plenty to keep my 2 teenagers entertained. It would be nice if there was a deep pool inside the building though.... 5' is the deepest. There was a large outdoor pool but it was too cold to go out there. I'm not sure how deep it is? There is an arcade for the kids and a Spa for the adults. The gift shop had some really nice stuff and the prices were typical of fancy hotel gift shops. All in all we had a wonderful time... and all right here in our home town!

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