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Great Wolf Lodge Bloomington

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Recently renovated, updated and reopened in early 2018 
  • This family-friendly waterpark is only accessible to hotel guests 
  • Features multiple restaurants and bars on site 
  • Located less than a mile from the Mall of America 

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This water park resort and hotel was renovated in early 2018 with updates to guest suites, additions to the entertainment features, new restaurants (and bars for the adults). The hotel's Northwoods-style suites all feature separate living areas, flat-panel TVs, microwaves, minifridges and coffee makers. Wi-Fi, parking and towel services are included with the nightly resort fee. 

All lodge guests receive water park wristbands (the park is restricted to guests only), and even though check-in is at 4 p.m., you can arrive as early as 1 p.m. to hit the pool. The indoor water park includes multiple pools, waterslides, a high-speed bodyboard simulator and a special "splash cinema" experience. 

There are also organized kids activities before the park opens, at lunchtime, a daily storytime and a nightly Northwoods Friends show. If the kids get tired of swimming, there's tons of entertainment on dry land -- the resort houses a climbing wall, a mini-bowling alley, a ropes course and an arcade (additional fees apply).

Dining is mostly casual, from pizza and pasta to daily buffet selections to burgers, fries and chicken fingers (and sundaes for dessert). The hotel's Barnwood restaurant gives parents more upscale small-plate options along with craft beers and cocktails. Don't forget to schedule a nightly Wine Down service -- parents can request a bottle of wine and a small treat to be delivered to the suite after the kids are in bed. 



  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary airport transfer
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Note: Guaranteed late checkout for some extra time at the pool when booking the Travelzoo Deal or Travelzoo Deal - Stay 2 + Nights and Save.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Children 2 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$50 plus tax per night for older children and adults.
Crib/Pack 'n Play not available.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$29.99 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

This fee includes: Wi-Fi, self-parking, towel service, in-room coffee, life jackets and towels in the water park, access to fax, local phone calls, concierge service and wolf ears for children 12 and under.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(10 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Great Wolf Lodge - Bloomington, MN over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
3.7 Quality of Service
3.4 Value for the Money
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Not given our included late check out on 2 rooms. My husband went to desk to see what time late checkout was only to be told we didn't have be out by 11 even though he showed the desk clerk in black and white it said included late check out $50 value . He was told their computer didn't show it so our family time was cut short. After getting home I called and was given $10. credit on both rooms . If late checkout only had a value of $10.00 the desk clerk shouldn't have argued the late check out when we had documentation proving it was included, Or she could have offered it for the $10.00 per room . Trip was cut short and grandkids were disappointed,
chris Mar 06, 2019 Dougherty, IA, USA
Other Comments
They were completely understaffed which they admitted too. The lines at check in were super long and then the following day we had late check out but our wrist bands stopped working at 11:00 so then we waiting in our swimsuits at the front desk by the cold doors for over 40 minutes to get our band reactivated so we can get in our room while other guests were checking in at 1200 and are not suppose to be there until 100! And then we get to our room and the band does not work. We grabbed the cleaning service worker who let us in. Super disappointing to deal with that stuff because they are understaffed. Also our room was not ready until 430 which is past their normal check in time.
Michelle Mar 05, 2019 Victoria, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is fine, 3 of the 5 slides were closed due to cold temps so my kids were disappointed. We are unlikely to return.
Other Comments
The travelzoo deal was to include late check out but the hotel did not have record of this. They said it was booked thru Expedia and did not include late check-out unless I wanted to pay an additional $50. So it altered our whole experience since we were basically hurried out of our room and unprepared.
Jason Jan 23, 2019 Maplewood, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Water park
Other Comments
Most things were great! There was some confusion about the closing time and opening time for the pools both days. I still have not received my receipt via email... I checked out yesterday afternoon.
Tammy Jan 23, 2019 Vadnais Hts, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Great communication. Staff was very caring
Jan 19, 2019 Crystal, MN, USA

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