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“2 star motel - Had a good time- just know what to expect”
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Mt. Olympus Resort
Ranked #63 of 73 Hotels in Wisconsin Dells
Chicago suburbs
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“2 star motel - Had a good time- just know what to expect”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

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.

Room Tip: If you want to stay on the waterpark property, stay in one of the Rome hotels. If you want to be wi...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Reading all the reviews on here about Mt.Olympus definitely made me think twice about booking there but I love trying new things so we gave it a shot...and it was AWESOME!!

We stayed in building 25. Our room was nice, clean and quiet. The waterpark and theme parks were fun! The staff were all very nice and helpful. We didnt eat in the park, we ate outside of the park.

Overall, it was great. We're from MN so it was a 3 hour drive. Very cool place. Fun is what you make of it. We were there for 3 days and 2 nights.. spent a total of 560.00 for hotel, food and fun shopping.

Give it shot..its alot of fun! These negative reviews are just super picky people. Dont forget to go on Poseidons Rage, it was heck of alot of fun.

Heres a thought: If people only have nothing but bad reviews for Mt. Olympus..why are there so many people who go there and why are they still up and running??? Answer: Because Mt.Olympus is awesome!!!!!!

Fyi: cheapest way to go is book hotel with mt.olympus, you get free admission to waterpark and themepark plus bonus a free day.. thats what we got :) and dont forget to tour wisc. Dells, the town is so wonderful :)

  • Stayed May 2014
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We has a 3 night reservation. Upon check in we were severely disappointed. The rooms were disgusting! The bathroom had hair, the floors were dirty, the room smelled and the beds were hard as a rock and you could feel the springs. We miserably suffered through one night, even our 4 and 7 year old wanted to leave. After one night there was no possible way we could stay any longer. The indoor pool has so much chlorine that we couldn't be in it longer than an hour becauW we all had eye and skin irritations. The walkway to the pool from the hotel is disgusting!! Extremely dirty, stuff smeared all over the walls, almost made me throw up. This place is an absolute dump!! I don't care if they pay you to stay there, don't so it! Don't put yourself through the pain! We checked out two days early and wasted so much time and money on this dump! Never, ever again - beware!!!!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

I stayed at Mt. Olympus during the automotion weekend at the Skyline location across from the Mt. Olympus theme park...It was the worst hotel i have ever stayed at and will not be staying there next year...there was food on the floor from the last person to stay in the room....there was no staff except only 1 security guard sitting in the lobby not doing anything..... the most stupid thing of all is you have to go to Hotel Rome to use the pool because they said they are not having a pool or hot tub in any of the other locations besides Hotel Rome...Mt. Olympus is just a big joke...they own way too many hotel in the dells....I will never stay at a Mt. Olympus hotel ever again unless they make some changes such as the staff and have a pool in each hotel location.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

You will not get good sleep here due to the drunks and security will do nothing. They will not kick people out for being loud and drunk until they have 3 separate reports that they themselves confirm, they will not take your word for it. This means they give them way too much leeway while your family can't sleep. Security even refused to respond to a noise request. Please stay at a different hotel, the walls here are paper thin and the service is horrible.

  • Stayed May 2014
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North fond du lac
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Price of the room was "on sale" yet it was still nearly $200 a night.(car show and state darts tourney going on) within the 1st hour in our room, we had to call the front desk for issues with our room. Deadbolt on our door didn't lock, bathroom door didn't lock, shower hand piece slid down and would not stay up, and remote for the tv was dead.
Furniture in the room was built entirely from 2x6, 2x8, and 2x12's.
Room was a double queen, yet seemed as though the beds were only full size.
Flooring in the room was laminate(easy for cleaning and sanitation, but not very comfortable) indoor water park seemed kinda crowded, and the water was not very warm, despite the fact that it is geared more to little children. My son(2yr) was shivering after about 30min.
Navigating the parking lot was a nightmare.
The price of the room far exceeded the quality we received.
Location was the only real plus to the hotel.
We will be staying somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I did read some of the reviews, but thought the people were being mean! They were right! It is a motel with a lot of locations spread out. A lot the locations are old buildings that need updating! The main building is newer, but still motel style rooms.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Mt. Olympus Resort
Address: 1701 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-8798
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Wisconsin Dells
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Top resorts Hotel in Wisconsin Dells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Mt. Olympus Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 1300
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

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