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“Birthday Get-Away” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

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Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Dubuque
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
1 review
“Birthday Get-Away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Grandmother and 4 year old birthday girl overnight to see city and enjoy waterpark. We found the staff at hotel very friendly and helpful. The waterpark was fun and clean and staffed with great people

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank morkarma
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sgeisz, General Manager at Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for the kind words regarding you stay with us. I will be sure to pass them along to our team members. Please come back again and all of us here at the Grand Harbor hope you continue to celebrate your birthdays with us. Thank you again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend, very clean and the staff was wonderful. Tony Romas had great ambiance and appetizers. The casino across the street is very fun (over 90 percent payout). Excellent place for a walk and a good meal by the river as well. The waterpark was very nice in comparison to the Dells. Quaint and fun for small kids.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Samiamwbl
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sgeisz, General Manager at Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Dear Grand Harbor Traveler,

Thank you for your comments regarding our location and staff. I will be pleased to pass those kind words along to our team members. I do agree with you that our water park is very suited for younger children. Thank you again and we do hope to see you soon.
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Parker, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

I have stayed here several times for work trips. The rooms are nice, modern and come with a small fridge and microwave. It has never been overly crowded. I highly suggest the Woodfire Grill over at the casino. The hotel is very conveniently located.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank SKA1985
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sgeisz, General Manager at Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Dear Traveler from Colorado,

Thank you for your repeat visits to our property and we also thank you for your kind comments and I will be sure to pass them along to our team members. I will also share your comments regarding the Woodfire Grill to our Port of Dubuque neighbors as well. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon.
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Walden, Colorado
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69 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We had a small family reunion to celebrate 2 birthdays and reserved 3 rooms for all of us. The package deal included the rooms, waterpark tickets and also Mississippi River Museum tickets for a wonderful weekend get-together. The waterpark is showing some signs of age, but has a good variety of depths and activities for the whole batch of us (ages ranging from 1 yr. to 59 yrs.) Rooms and the hotel in general were clean and nicely appointed. Our ADA room with a queen bed and sofa sleeper were nice, with a good view of the river and bridge. Dubuque is a fun little river town with some very nice little shops.

Room Tip: We had 2 rooms with 2 double beds and 1 room with a queen and sofa sleeper. All were very nice.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank MountainMom7
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sgeisz, General Manager at Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Traveler from Montana,

First and foremost we do appreciate your feedback and we hope that you had safe travels back to Montana. Thank you for your kind comments and we will be sure to forward on to our team as they are the ones that truly make it happen. We are back to our winter hours and we will be addressing more painting and rust removal in the water park during our slower times, however thank you again for bringing it to our attention. Please come back and see us soon.
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Franklin, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Our room was recently updated and clean. We had a corner room facing the River- awesome views. There seemed to be furniture missing- a lone floor lamp sat in the corner - no chairs or table near it! The desk did have a comfortable chair but no electric outlet available for plugging in a laptop. The internet was free but so slow. We visited on a weekday so the waterpark was not open - most of the guests seemed to be business people - wonder how they liked the slow WiFi!

Room Tip: Try for the end room facing the river!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank grannymaryp
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sgeisz, General Manager at Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Guest from Franklin, WI,

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with us. I do apologize for our slow internet and if you would like to contact me directly at (563) 690-3233, I would be happy to discuss it with you one on one. Thank you again for your feedback. We hope to see you back soon.
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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82 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

Took a quick overnight trip to Dubuque for a little gambling and a lot of food. :D Two adults = no need for waterpark. For $89.99 + tx and fees, we had comfy room with one queen bed, a pull out couch, raised toilet and lower side/slightly more accessible shower. If you need a roll-in shower, you'll have to get a Junior King room for about $20 more. For gambling, each person (2-person occupancy) get's $10 in Diamond Dollars to use at Diamond Jo AND you each get breakfast in the morning at Tony Roma's. It's a limited menu but MAN do you get a lot of food! I had the two ingredient make your own omelet. That included toast and fruit or breakfast potatoes as well as juice.
Sleeper sofa had a firm mattress on it. Not bad, but like any sleeper sofa you eventually feel the metal bar. Luckily that wasn't until I woke up from a solid night's sleep!
Room was spacious and clean. Microwave and fridge in the room. We had a Riverview room. LOVE IT!
Good grab bars in the bathroom for getting up/down from toilet and the shower had great grab bars to hold on to as well.
Overall, this is a great deal for those not wanting to use the waterpark.

Room Tip: Go for River View. You cannot beat it!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank JLK2012
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sgeisz, General Manager at Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Guest from Sun Prairie,

Thank you for your kind comments about your stay with us. I will be sure to pass them along to our team members. Please come back soon. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Every time we go to Dubuque we stay at the Grand Harbor. With good rates, nice, clean rooms, the waterfront location, and of course, the awesome waterpark, there's really no reason to stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: Ask for a waterfront view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank danheld
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sgeisz, General Manager at Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Guest from New York,

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay and we are very pleased that you continue to enjoy your visits with us. I will be happy to share your kind comments with our team and we do hope you return soon to see us again. Thank you again.
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Property: Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark
Address: 350 Bell St, Dubuque, IA 52001-7028
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Region: United States > Iowa > Dubuque
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Dubuque
#7 Romantic Hotel in Dubuque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark 3.5*
Number of rooms: 193
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