Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, Dubuque

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Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark Reviews
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  • It was ok and by that I mean average. It could be better kept as it looks kind of run down. The rooms are average; nothing special.  more »
  • Hotel is hugely overpriced for value. 126.00 per night and doesn't even include the pool or a simple breakfast. Have to pay extra for the water park. Not impressed at all. Front desk staff was fantast...  more »
  • I was attending a conference at the Grand River Center which is attached to Grand Harbor Resort via skywalk. I heard that the riverview rooms were nice. The rooms are pretty economical and traditional...  more »
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  • Overall we had a great time. Our kids our 3, 5, and 7. I think the water park was a perfect size for them and us. After getting comfortable with the layout they were able to be much more independent and we were able to sit back and relax more. It is small enough that a couple hours at a time feels like plenty, even to the kids, which lends time to outside activities. The hotel room was definitely not a $200+ a night (Saturday rate) quality, but our Friday rate was very reasonable. There were a handful of great staff who were super helpful and really enjoy what they do. We also appreciated all the extra activities (boat making, cookie decorating, boat races, and face painting) that all really adds to your experience. Our kids are already asking when we will be coming back. With all the things to do in Dubuque I think we will!
  • What a wonderful place! We went during Spring Break and even though there were a lot of people there it never felt crowded! The slides were so much fun and easy for small riders to do! The little kid splash area/slide are perfect for the youngest of the family.
  • I really like the overall value being able to bundle the hotel, Waterpark, and Tony Roma’s restaurant. The rooms are decent and clean. Lots a great views of Dubuque as well. Park was tons of fun and well maintained with great lifeguard staff. My ONLY issue: the pizza dinner you get with Tony Roma’s (Pizza, 4 drinks, and 4 cookies) is not allowed to be eaten in the restaurant. You literally are asked to have it as take out to your room. There’s a huge missed opportunity here as most family’s will want other food besides just pizza! Sucks trying to order additional food and then be forced to take it all out. BIG loss of potential revenue and tips for your staff. Please rethink that policy.
  • Completely disappointed with Grand harbor. My son was making his first trip to the small slides, when he got water in his eyes from the small buckets above the walkway walking into a metal pipe sticking out of the safety net. The metal sticking out is an obvious hazard! His laceration required a trip to the ER. The life guards took my info down and gave us gauze, ice pack and directions to the nearest Emergency room. After sitting in the ER for over 3 hrs, I was able to get my 5 year old back to hotel by 11 pm. Not once has anyone from the Grand Harbor staff checked in on him or us, but they did place duct tape over the pipes. Duct tape is not a sufficient solution. And we feel this hazard could have been avoided completely if the facility was better maintained. Sharp metal sticking out from any location is unacceptable. Thanks for nothing!
  • * Would give a zero if I could. I'm sure this place had seen better days but must have been about 20 years ago. They have not been keeping this hotel up! The Water Park area is shockingly gross! We checked in, went to the water park for about 20 minutes and then left the hotel and our $160 room. I will say, the place was crowded so other people must like it??
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