If you’ve ever traveled blindly, especially with your family, online reviews of destinations, restaurants, and hotels are a must. You might start with your friends and family on Facebook but admit it – they may not have the same standards you do when it comes to traveling.
That’s part of the reason I often consult TripAdvisor to check out what real travelers really have to say about destinations. Even more importantly, if there’s a negative review, I look at how the particular destination has responded (if they responded at all!)
Luckily, TripAdvisor reads and approves reach review before posting to their site which lends better information and a lot more credence to what fellow travelers have to say. On that note, TripAdvisor recently released their 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards and we’re taking a moment to say congratulations to Great Wolf Lodge resorts!
Five Great Wolf Lodge resorts secured spots on TripAdvisor’s list of “Top 25 Hotels for Families – U.S.” The highest-ranked Great Wolf Lodge location is
Garden Grove, CA, at #8 overall. Other locations named to the list include Traverse City, MI (#13), Poconos, PA (#21), Mason, OH (#23), and Williamsburg, VA (#24).
TripAdvisor calculated the winners using millions of traveler reviews and opinions posted last year. Travelers vote for individual locations in categories including value, service, amenities, and overall experience. Over 53,000 visitors have rated Great Wolf Lodge resorts on TripAdvisor since the
site was founded in 2000.
“We’re honored and humbled to have so many Great Wolf Lodge resorts recognized by TripAdvisor readers as offering a top tier family getaway,” said Jason Lasecki, Director of Corporate Communications. “To know visitors are recommending Great Wolf Lodge to family and friends means we’re providing excellent service, and bringing joy to families, all together.”
Great Wolf Lodge is North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts with 15 locations currently. The resort has three more resorts in development, including Atlanta/LaGrange, Ga. in Spring 2018, Chicago/Gurnee, Ill in Summer 2018, and Scottsdale/Salt River Fields, AZ in late 2019. In addition to the waterparks, kept at a balmy 84 degrees year-round, resorts feature the interactive adventure game MagiQuest, Ten Paw family bowling, Yoga Tails, miniature golf, and character appearances Wiley the Wolf, and his cast of friends.
Several writers on the She’s On The Go team have visited Great Wolf Lodge with their families and have plenty of pictures to prove how much they enjoyed it. Since I live in the DC/Baltimore area, I think it’s time I checked it out as well. Both Poconos and Williamsburg are just a few hours away!
If you’ve visited the Great Wolf Lodge, we’d love to hear what you liked best about it.
Photo credit: Tania Lamb