Wisconsin Dells, WI

Chula Vista Resort

Karl Klockars
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Why We Love It

  • Huge 80,000-square-foot indoor water park
  • Water park features a lazy river and a water roller coaster
  • Golf course and full-service spa on site
  • Dine at Kaminski's Chop House, one of the Dells' best restaurants 

"Best Family Resorts in the Wisconsin Dells" -- Fodor's

88% (200 Member Ratings)

"We enjoyed the water park and our suite by the golf course and all the employees we encountered were very friendly and helpful."
Oct 11, 2016
Gurnee, IL, United States


Map & Directions

Located just north of downtown Wisconsin Dells, the resort is a one-hour drive from Madison, two hours from Milwaukee, and a little over three hours from Minneapolis and Chicago. 

Rooms & Rates

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Praised by Fodor's as one of the Best Family Resorts in the Wisconsin Dells, the Chula Vista Resort is also one of the largest, but still offers "a more laidback resort experience." This full-service destination has everything a family needs for a one-stop vacation, including golf, a spa and multiple dining options.

The variety of rooms at the Chula Vista include standard guest rooms in the Tower building, condos with multiple bedrooms, villa-style family-friendly suites and even a standalone private chalet that sleeps up to 12. Request a room facing the Wisconsin River for the best views of the natural beauty of the Dells, though the Villas along the golf course are plenty scenic as well. 

The massive water park is naturally the biggest draw to Chula Vista. The all-season indoor Lost Rios park features a wading pool for the kids with tons of water activities, waterslides, a lazy river and even an indoor water roller coaster. The outdoor park (open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day) features a wave pool, more waterslides and a sandy beach area. 

Eight different dining options are on site, including a pizzeria, a bar and grill at the outdoor water park, an upscale tavern and Kaminski's Chop House, a classic steakhouse serving all manner of meats from the petite filet to a 70-ounce double prime rib on Saturdays. The Travel Channel says they serve "some of the best cuts in the state"; reserve a window seat for river-view dining. 

The Spa Del Sol is one of Wisconsin's top boutique spas (Milwaukee Magazine) and offers multiple massage options, facials, body treatments and nail services; they also feature a private outdoor hot tub, and guests receive complimentary sparkling wine with treatments. 

Golfers have 18 holes on hand at the Cold Water Canyon course, whose first nine holes date back to 1923. Reviewers at GolfAdvisor award the course 4 stars and OnMilwaukee calls it "a gem" of a course. 

From the press:
  • "We opted to play and stay at the Chula Vista Resort, which feels slightly more upscale than other Dells options" -- Wall Street Journal



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Internet access


  • Hair-dryer
  • 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
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Children welcome. Extra bed or pack and play available on request on a first come, first served basis.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A resort fee of $16.99 (plus tax) per night applies and includes:

  • Transportation on resort grounds using our shuttle service
  • Adult access to the fitness facility
  • All local, calling card and toll-free telephone calls 
  • Incoming fax messages
  • High-speed wireless Internet access

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.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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200 Member Reviews
(88% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: We enjoyed the water park and our suite by the golf course and all the employees we encountered were very friendly and helpful.
cindy Oct 11, 2016 Gurnee, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The price for the room was affordable.
Other Comments: I found popcorn on the floor of our room. There was no sheet or blanket on the pullout couch. I had to call twice to ask for a blanket and sheet. We tried calling the restaurant 3 times to make a reservation and there was no answer. I was told when I called that our villa was across the street from the water park and it wasn't.
JilyGrace Oct 10, 2016 Chicago, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: The variety of dining options and access to the water park. Plus the full kitchen in our room.
Other Comments: Our room was alright - we were in a golf villa studio room. The beds weren't the most comfortable and had the standard white scratchy hotel sheets. The tv and DVD player were nice, as was the full kitchen and patio. Bathroom was good and shower was nice. The walls were pretty thin - we could hear our neighbors A LOT (they were singing and talking loudly). Overall the resort was nice and a newer part of the hotel may have been nicer overall and maybe more soundproof. An OK value for the money, especially in the Dells. Not sure we'd go back though.
Jess Oct 08, 2016 Madison, WI, United States
Other Comments: Room was old and tired. Bathroom. smelled like mold. Resort charges an $19.00 per day resort fee, plus anything you buy in the resort is subject to a 1.25% resort tax. So not worth it. There are much nicer places closer to all the action for a lot less.
Rita Oct 04, 2016 Kronenwetter, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: can't think of anything right now. looks very nice from the outside though. I would go back if I had a nicer room and price was right!
Other Comments: room wasn't ready. supposed to text me when it was. after 2/1/2 hrs. I returned to desk to see what was up. told it had been ready and person who was supposed to text me had gone home. Supposed to be a golf course view. couldn't see it though, too much shrubbery! A room on a higher floor may have had a nicer view. Also, screen door was ragged and very hard to open. One of the beds squeaked whenever someone rolled over. room needs updating too!
margaret Sep 20, 2016 cudahy, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: Loved the adult only hours at the hot tub. Staff friendly and helpful.
Other Comments: Indoor waterpark closed. This information was not available at the time of booking. Resort is a bit tired looking.
Katherine Sep 14, 2016 Saint Paul, MN, United States
Enjoyed Most: Shuttle buses
Daniel Sep 07, 2016 stoughton, WI, United States
Enjoyed Most: We went during the week it was quiet no waiting in lines for rides.
Other Comments: The staff was very accommodating and pleasant.
Debra Sep 02, 2016 Detroit, MI, United States
Enjoyed Most: The staff was nice and the variety of pool options
Berenice Aug 21, 2016 Elk Grove Village, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Waterparks
Other Comments: Better walking options to get around the resort would be helpful
Jessica Aug 20, 2016 Oak Park, IL, United States

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