3. Great Wolf Lodge, WI
A well planned trip to a water park hotel can be family and budget friendly. With locations across the United States Great Wolf Lodge is the place to go for families looking to make a splash and still save money. Plus, there is so much to do there that you can spend your whole stay there and never need, or want to leave. Each one night stay at Great Wolf Lodge offers 2 days of access to the water park so arrive early and stay late. To save even more money book your stay during the week and avoid extras like themed rooms which add unnecessary costs. Each room is also equipped with a mini fridge and microwave so you can plan all or most of your meals in in your room and cut the cost down even more.