The Best Hotels to Book Near Great Wolf Lodge, Kansas City

From an indoor water park to a fun-for-all arcade, a visit to Great Wolf Lodge is ideal for all the family
From an indoor water park to a fun-for-all arcade, a visit to Great Wolf Lodge is ideal for all the family | Courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City / Expedia
Nick Dauk

In case you haven’t heard, Great Wolf Lodge delivers a howling good time – every time. This Kansas City resort has a huge indoor water park surrounded by a number of fun activities like an arcade, mini-golf course and other super fun activities for kids of all ages. If you’re buying a Day Pass to Great Wolf Lodge, stay close by and comfortable at one of these hotels – now bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City


Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City
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Elevate your day pass with an overnight stay at Great Wolf Lodge. The kids will love sleeping in their very own cave, tent, or log cabin in a themed suite. Hot dogs, chicken strips and other plates for picky eaters are within reach at Buckets, next to the waterpark. Full bellies and pruney fingers won’t stop them from putting their way through the Howl In One mini-golf course or dragging a giant stuffed animal away from the Northern Lights Arcade.

2. The Raphael Hotel

Boutique Hotel

The Raphael Hotel
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Parents won’t mind the luxury at the Raphael Hotel, but we can assure you that your kids will have a blast, as well. Go ahead and drag Dad out of bed, letting him know that you’ll split a box of Cracker Jack with him at a Royals or Chiefs game. Mum will be happy to know that there’s a chocolate shop and coffee shop on the way to the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.

3. Crossroads Hotel


Crossroads Hotel
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There’s so much for kids to do around Crossroads Hotel that they might as well rename the town Kidsas City. The oh-so-stylish queen bunkroom’s exposed brick walls will please the parents while the bigger kids enjoy their top-bunk hangout. Right on the other side of Union Station, places like Science City and Legoland Discovery Center can fill a rainy day with fun. When the sun’s out, the skate shop next door can point your kids in the direction of the nearest bowl to carve.

4. Hotel Indigo Kansas City Downtown

Chain Hotel

Hotel Indigo Kansas City Downtown
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Your little one’s favorite color will be blue after one night at Hotel Indigo. Each pet-friendly room lets Rover come along for the ride and your mini-me can use the in-room mini-fridge to store their snacks. Only a few blocks away, your little explorers can take a photo with a statue of Lewis and Clark before peddling their bikes on the paved trails or running around the playground.

5. Chateau Avalon

Boutique Hotel

Chateau Avalon
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A global experience without venturing more than a few meters from Great Wolf Lodge, the rooms at Chateau Avalon please kids and young at heart. Walk like an Egyptian in the pharaoh-themed room, search for booty in the Pirates Cove, or act like an outlaw – until bedtime, of course – in the Jesse James room. Where better to have outdoor fun than a feucht und wild adventure than at Schlitterbahn Waterpark? It’s wunderbar.

6. Hampton Inn Kansas City

Chain Hotel

Hampton Inn Kansas City The Legends
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The kids won’t mind the one-block walk to Great Wolf Lodge from Hampton Inn – and you won’t be mad that amazing Kansas City barbeque and decadent Russell Stover Chocolates are right in between. On a day not spent at GWL, it’s effortless to have cost-free fun at the hotel with their free breakfast and indoor pool. Wyandotte County Lake Park is only a few minutes away – where lakeside trails and hikes through the forest are perfect for family picnic planning.

7. Circle S Ranch


Circle S Ranch
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Trust us when we say that the 36-minute drive to Great Wolf Lodge from Circle S Ranch is so worth it. Double-sided fireplaces and two-person whirlpool tubs will keep mom and dad cozy while the kids cuddle up in bed. You’ll want to spend family time outside, though – as fishing, horseback riding, hayrides and bonfires are just a few of the ways you can make memories during your stay. And yes, s’mores are definitely on the menu.

8. Best Western Premier KC Speedway Inn and Suites

Chain Hotel

Best Western Premier KC Speedway Inn and Suites
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Soccer, racing, and water slides all in one vacation? Best Western at the KC Speedway gives your tots a totally rad holiday. They’ll have the sofa bed in the king-suite all to themselves so you can get some shuteye – if you hide the remote control to the 42″ flatscreen, that is. Mornings will fly by with free breakfast followed by endless games of Marco-Polo in the pool. Splashing and swimming should tire them out enough for you all to snag a nap before heading out for the evening.

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