Reading all the reviews below, I could see where someone would be angry if they didn't know that their hotel room wasn't physically located at the waterpark like it is at just about every other waterpark in the Dells. I could also see being upset if you were expecting "Disney World" quality hotels, which these rooms certainly are not.
Our off-waterpark building (19) was just off one of the main drags in the Dells (Broadway). It was about a 10 minute drive from the waterpark. Did I like it that it was off-waterpark? Nope. But it was within a 3 minute walk of Broadway, and that's a really nice area with restaurants, shops, a river walk, and such. And I knew it was off-park when I bought it.
If this hotel was a privately owned hotel, it would be a two star hotel. There's nothing wrong with a 2 star hotel, but I think most guests are expecting more, especially if you're a previous waterpark hotel guest (like me) at other water parks around here like Great Wolf, Kalahari, Wilderness, and such. And I think that is what the problem is- people are expecting a similar experience, but you're not going to get it at these Mt. Olympus hotels.
Our group of 6 checked in at the beginning of a very busy Memorial Day weekend. The check-in line was very long. It moved quickly and I was registered in less than 10 minutes. We drove over to the hotel, and frankly it was a little farther than I expected, but it was close to Broadway which we liked.
Obviously Mt. Olympus bought up a bunch of motel properties around the Dells, put a fresh coat of white and blue paint on them, and started selling rooms. We had a 2 room, 3 queen suite in Building 19 on River Road, room 24210. Again, 2 star quality. The room was freshly painted, had decent laminate floors, older but quiet wall unit air conditioners, a medium sized refrigerator, and a microwave. The beds were fine. The headboards were painted (wallpaper?) on the wall along with a Mt. Olympus mural. Other than the murals, the walls were pretty much bare which made the room feel kind of dreary. The bathroom had a new tub with a new plastic wall liner, but small bits of mold dribbled out where the 2 piece wall liner met. If we had complained, I'm sure they would have cleaned it, but it wasn't until our last night that we noticed it. If management is reading this, they can put some caulk on the liner to keep water from getting behind the liners and creating mold.
Is the room quiet? Like any motel it's dependent upon your neighbors. Yes, you could hear kids laughing in the hallway and thumping on the floors above. You're in a motel with a bunch of kids. Kids make noise. It wasn't crazy loud, but the walls and floors are a bit thin.
The wifi was weak. It was unusable from our bedroom, but the kids got a weak signal in their area which was sort of useable. I suspect since our unit was at the "end" of a long hall, we were far away from the router and got a lousy signal. Again, easily fixable if management would just add a router closer to the end units.
Parking was fine at both the motel and the park. Motel guests get free access to the waterpark, along with free parking. Check-out at the motel was at 10:30AM, with an 11AM checkout if you ask. We were told that if we stayed past 11AM, we'd be charged another day.
The kids enjoyed the waterpark/theme park. Just be advised that the outdoor waterpark water is not heated at all, so if you come during a non-summer month the water is quite cold. There is an indoor water park, though, with heated water, along with a small indoor theme park for the little ones (along with an outdoor one). The water park was pretty clean, although they need to have some workers just walking around the park picking up loose pieces of trash. We sat by the large wave pool and loose plastic cups, plates, napkins, and alike were blowing around. Not a lot, but enough that it was noticeable, however we never saw anyone going around our area to pick them up.
Food was a bit overpriced like it is at all theme parks. $7.50 beers, $4 slushees, $7 funnel cakes....you get the idea.
The water park is very large, and the go karts are fun. The roller coasters are fun too. They're not Six Flags quality, but they're decent wooden coasters. The nice thing about the park is that you have "dry" rides and "wet" rides. When you get tired of the waterpark, you can ride go karts or rollercoasters or vice versa. They also had numerous "thrill" rides like those bungee-slingshots and giant 2 person swings that were $10/person per ride. We didn't do any of them, but they looked interesting.
During the long weekend, the park closes early (6pm) for non-Mt. Olympus hotel guests. That was nice on the waterpark end and thinned the crowd out, but on the dry park side, they closed some of the rides, which led to longer lines at the remaining open rides. Kind of lame that they didn't leave all the rides open for their hotel guests.
My suggestion is that if you want to stay at a nicer motel/hotel than a 2 star joint but want to visit Mt. Olympus, shop around the Dells and find a nicer hotel (by whatever criteria you use) that has some sort of package deal with Mt. Olympus or Noah's Ark. Just driving around, it seems to me that many of the Dells hotels are offering package deals that include an overnight stay and either free tickets or steeply discounted tickets to Mt. Olympus or Noah's Ark. You should be able to find something that works.
So, overall, I'm giving the resort an "average" rating. The motels were an "average" 2 star hotel, and the theme park was above average. It cost us just under 600 bucks for 2 nights at the motel and 3 days at the Mt. Olympus park for 6 people over a holiday weekend......not a bad deal in my opinion. The kids had a great time, which was the most important thing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mt. Olympus Resort provides our guests with both Indoor and Outdoor Water & Theme Park fun! All 1300 Mt. Olympus Resort rooms are spread over the famous Wisconsin Dells Strip, surrounding Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park. Free skiing, tubing, snowboarding and Golf passes (depending on season) are included with stay, Free wi-fi access available, 44 Indoor and Outdoor Water Slides, 4 Interactive Children's water play areas, 7 Outdoor Go-Kart Tracks, 5 Outdoor Roller Coasters, 1 Surf pool, creating 9ft waves! 1 Wave pool and a giant water fortress. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Rome - At Mt. Olympus Water And Theme Park
- Wisconsin Dells Treasure Island
- Treasure Island Wisconsin Dells
- Treasure Island Water Park Resort