My husband and I took our 17-month old daughter on our first family vacation to the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City. My father, step-mother and 8-year-old sister also joined us.
We stayed 3 nights, 4 days and had a wonderful time. The room that we stayed in was called the Loft Fireplace suite and I believe it is one of the nicer rooms in this hotel. These rooms are located on the fourth floor and I am not sure I would want to stay on any other floor than that one! We had one of the rooms that I think everyone else complains about. The room has a large staircase that leads up to a small bedroom and second bathroom. I can't imagine what it must be like to stay in a room directly below a staircase room. I thought the staircase was loud, and I was in the room! The main floor of the room has two beds, a bathroom and livingroom area with a fireplace. There are 3 televisons in this particular room, and a large balcony that overlooks the outdoor pool area. Maid service came everyday around 10:30 and the room was very clean and well stocked. This room had a mini-fridge, microwave, bar area with a sink, coffee maker, coffee mugs, etc. The room number was 417.
The price of your room includes your all-day passes to the waterpark. The park is great for people of all ages! My little sister spent the entire time on the waterslides and my 17-month-old played in the baby pool area. They also have a lazy river, water fort, whirlpools and lots of other things to do.
The hotel holds activities all day long to keep the kids bsuy. They have T-shirt painting, coloring paper sack pupets, painting magnets, bingo, and lots of other crafts.
We dumped a lot of money into the Northern Lights Arcade. It is a good-sized arcade with lots of games that give out tickets for prizes, as well as air hockey, rides for the smaller kids and video games.
We ate the breakfast buffet every morning at Camp Critter, which is on the second floor. They serve sausage, bacon, tater tots, pancakes, french toast, doughnuts, muffins, an array of fruit, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, cereal and they have a made-to-order omelett station.
The Bear Claw Cafe is also on the second floor and offers sweet items. Lots of fudge, candy, pastries, cakes, icecream and coffee drinks. Your kids will be drawn to this area like a magnet!
I was surprised at how clean this hotel was. I assumed there would be no way they could keep a hotel with a waterpark inside of it, clean. They must really go to work once the park closes for the night, because it was very well maintained. The waterpark closes at 10pm and then it is pretty much lights out for this hotel. They cater to kids and that is why we went. If my daughter is having a good day, I am having a good day.
For those of you with little ones, like me, this is a good place for you. Typically, smaller children need atleast one nap during the day or they can get a little cranky. You will never feel stranded in some huge amusement park with a 10-minute walk to the gates followed by the search for your car and then a long drive to your hotel. When my daughter got cranky and needed a nap, I just got in the elevator and we were in our room in two minutes! That is awesome! When she was up and refreshed, we just got back in the elevator and rejoined the group!
I will definitely go back to The Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City. And take the advice of the reviewer before me, try and get the fourth floor!
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