Great Wolf Lodge Is Cheaper Than Disney Vacation

I booked a hotel suite that was not only cheaper than any room I’ve stayed in at Disney, but much larger, too.

A collage of images of a hotel room with woodsy, rustic elements.

Our suite was huge and had a woodland theme.

Daryl Austin

We booked a premium room called a Deluxe Wolf Den Suite. It was huge and included 765 square feet to comfortably fit my family of six in one room.

It came with two full bathrooms with a tub in each, a kitchenette, two private balconies, two flat screen TVs, two bedrooms, and a large living area. There were three queen beds, two full-size sleeper sofas, and a cave-themed sleeping area with bunk beds and an adjacent smaller bed within the same aptly-named wolf den.

The woodland theme continued throughout the room, including paw prints on the shower curtains, a campfire mural, rustic furniture, and log pillars and beams.

The website said the room could sleep up to 12, so it’s no wonder our family had no problem finding a place for each kid to call their own.

By contrast, most standard rooms at Disney World only sleep up to five, so my family always has to upgrade to a family suite at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort when we stay there. That suite is always fun, but only offers 565 square feet, one bedroom with a queen bed, one murphy bed that pulls down from the wall in the living room area, and a pull-out sofa bed in the same room.