Wisconsin Dells

Chula Vista Resort

Karl Klockars
Deal Expert

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
Enjoyed This
(32 Member Ratings)
"Location to my event."
Mar 06, 2017
Batavia, IL, USA

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 Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(32 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Chula Vista Resort over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.1 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.0 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Great food, great place to spend time with family
Kami Mar 18, 2017 Leola, SD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location to my event.
Wendy Mar 06, 2017 Batavia, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Liked the convenience of the shuttle and the indoor waterpark is great for young kids.
Other Comments
The villa studio rooms need some maintenance and updating. For a studio with two beds and a couch, one would think you'd get a TV bigger than 20-30 inches. Also, the thermostat and the actual heater/AC were off about 6 degrees from one another. The shower drain also backed up. I'm very surprised that they did not ask me how my stay was upon check-out.
Michael Feb 07, 2017 Menomonee Falls, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Very disappointed when checking in because our reservation had been cancled by the mistake of travelzoo or Chula Vista. Chula Vista reservation showed we were scheduled for Jan 18 and that the reservation for Feb 18 was canceled. But I received a confirmation email on Feb 15 confirming our stay on Feb 18 from travelzoo. This made for a very long check in process and our anxiety levels were high as the desk didn't know if they could accommodate a room for us. With all of this confusion and miscommunication by those two parties I would hesitate to book through travelzoo again. Despite our disappointment with someone's mistake we had great customer service at check in. We stay in Wisconsin dells and Milwaukee frequently for sports and plan on continuing to book through hotels directly as Chula Vista said they would match what we find through sites such as travelzoo.
Trisha Feb 20, 2017 Mosinee, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
good food, fun waterpark, shuttle service, friendly staff
Other Comments
Room was nice and seemed very clean. (we had a golf villa) HOWEVER, I was really surprised with the tiny tv. There was a big beautiful fireplace with a huge spot for a tv above it...and like literally a 28 or 32 inch tv (seriously like at least a 55 inch tv could have fit there) It just looked so awkward and out of place to have such a small tv there. Bathroom was nice and clean but again, quite a small bathtub, and one of the light kept flickering on and off.
Jennifer Mar 03, 2017 New Auburn, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was perfect for our group
Other Comments
The waitress at lunch on Friday feb 17th at the grill was outstanding. Thanks
Matt Feb 18, 2017 Dekalb, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Was a great value with the Travelzoo deal. Waterpark was nuts but the kids loved it.
Other Comments
The only thing we did not love was that we were in a golf villa, which was a nice room, but not connected to the hotel/waterpark/restaurants. They offer a shuttle but it is difficult with little (impatient) kids to navigate the area in winter. Wish the deal offered a hotel room or that there was a tunnel to connect the villa rooms to the rest of the resort.
Michele Jan 30, 2017 Wauwatosa, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Good rides
Donnie Dec 24, 2016 menomonee falls, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The waterpark is always fun. Kaminski's Chop House food is excellent, albeit expensive. The room was very nice.
Christopher Jan 18, 2017 Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The deal was fantastic. The room was more than I expected.
Other Comments
The waterpark was a lot of fun, especially for the little ones.
Phil Jan 24, 2017 Sturtevant, WI, USA

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