Big Splash Adventure Resort

8505 W State Road 56 | French Lick, IN  [SEE MAP]French Lick, IN  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Guest Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3

First timers

Nov 23rd, 2019

We chose this hotel as it was on close proximity to the Polar Express ride we were taking and it was our first time traveling as a family and thought the water park would be fun for our son. Let me start by saying if you are seeking a quiet time or decent evening volume, this is it the place for you. Although quiet time rules are posted, they are not followed nor enforced. Well into the evening children could be heard running, slamming doors, hitting walls and yelling. The room was subpar. The towel rod in the bathroom wasn’t usable as it kept falling off the wall. When checking in we were met with 2 half rolls of toilet paper and no additional rolls resulting in requesting more before the weekend was over. Very outdated. Not enough outlets and no USB ports for charging. Room in equipped with small tv, small microwave, small fridge, small coffee pot. The desk chair had a huge tear in the seat. We were only staying for 2 nights and didn’t require room service but they did call us to see if we needed anything. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 2

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Oct 14th, 2019

Let me start by saying we've said everything to management already and it takes a lot to get us to that point... This place is outdated and the actual hotel is disgusting. Crumbs and hair in the pull out sofa. Wrong room booked with no offer to accommodate other than put us in a downgraded room. 5 adults and 4 kids in 2 beds and a nasty pull out... The walls are PAPER thin. It literally sounded like a herd of elephants were above us at 11:30 p.m.. Again, super helpful with 4 kids trying to sleep. The actual water park is in need of a little updating but in general was decent. Fast slides and attentive staff. I'd suggest a life guard in the buccaneer cove area as the kids got a little wild. Overall, I'd consider a day pass in the future for the park but would NEVER stay at the hotel again. In comparison to other water parks- your money is better spent elsewhere. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Great Experience, Even Without Kids!

Sep 2nd, 2019

Booked a last minute getaway to this resort and was pleasantly surprised by every aspect of my stay. I found the prices for their rooms and packages to be very reasonable even on the holiday weekend that I went. It was, as expected, packed with families and children but the hotel guest only hours at the beggining and end of each day at the waterpark were an excellend way to combat the crowds. Two adults with no children had a great time visiting the waterpark, playing in the arcade, and we took advantage of the package that included tickets to Shotz mini golf and laser tag. We had one minor issue where the TV in our room was broken and the friendly and helpful staff immediately got a new one to our room without issue. Prices were very reasonable and we found a great value in everything we did. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone bringing kids or even a couple of "big kids" looking for a fun getaway at a family-style resort. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4

Great Family Fun!

Aug 5th, 2019

I purchased the Groupon and we stayed 1 night at the hotel.. With any Groupon getaway I temper my expectations. Big splash did not disappoint us. My kids are 4 and 7 and they both had a blast and could not get enough. We got there on Sunday around 11 knowing check-in was not till 5 but the staff told me when I booked that we could arrive before check-in and enjoy the water park. We got our bracelets for our stay and used their changing rooms to get in our suits and we were off to the waterpark that is connected via the 2nd floor of the hotel. There is a kids play area with lots of water features and 2 nice slides that are similar to the tube slides you'd find at a nice public or pay pool. There is also a large pool that has bball hoops and whirlpool and also has a mini ropes and floating pads course that the kids used over and over. There are a bunch of nice big body slides and tube slides as well as a nice long lazy river that you can go round and round on if you so desire. There is also a great little kids area that has a little water slide and swings. All of what I mentioned is inside along with plenty of chairs on the main area and chairs and tables in the upper area over looking the park. The whole area has a lot to offer and is big but doesn't feel huge as it takes no time to walk from one end to the other. There is also an outdoor pool area with 2 big pools 1 with a 0 entry and kids stuff. No pool is deeper than 3.5 to 4ft so there is NO jumping in or diving. Lifeguards patrol the areas but are a little thin in presence but not so bad, if you have young kids and they need supervision then you should be watching them an parenting anyway. Unfortunately there are ppl that just let their kids old and young do whatever so you have to watch for those kids that are inconsiderate and have no respect for rules. The park is a little older but not run down just wear here and there to be expected and the floors of the pools are concrete so they can be a bit abrasive to the skin. There are plenty of towels and lockers, we never used the lockers but they are there. The hotel room was adequate and clean nothing too special. Beds were comfy and AC was good. The breakfast buffet was very good as well not just a few things but a whole buffet with plenty of options. There are places to eat in the hotel we did not go to em but they are there (we went to Chicagos pizza across the street which was great and well priced.) We found the staff friendly and helpful we requested a late check out which they gave us with out any issue. The lobby does have a wet smell but that in my opinion is to be expected when it is connected to a water park and ppl walk around damp. There is also an arcade which my kids enjoyed as well. The surrounding town is nice and has all you need within a few min. There is also a putt putt place at the bottom of the hill with indoor putt putt or outdoor as well as lazer tag which we enjoyed thanks to our Groupon. Both my kids thanked us profusely and said it was the best trip ever and we as parents enjoyed it as well. We will definitely be back and I definitely reccomended Big Splash for a family weekend or even a day.. FYI if you are staying at the hotel you get access 2 hours before and after the day pass ppl arrive which they are allowed 11-7 even during peak times lines were not long and it did not feel packed. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4

Weekend Family Getaway

Jul 29th, 2019

Came here for the weekend with my family. We didn't arrive until a little later in the day so check-in was a breeze, and check-out was quick and easy. They need more than 2 elevators though, it gets pretty busy during check in and out times and getting to amd from your room especially with a luggage cart gets really hectic. My suggestion to avoid the rush is don't check in until after 5pm, and check out early before 10 if possible. The wristbands worked just fine, even after 3 days of water, sweat, wear and tear. The room was clean, the ac was dated and rather loud but did the job. We were on the second floor so it was kind of loud, if you want quiet the top floor opposite the water park or another hotel is your best bet. The best time to be in the water park is before and after the people with daypasses arrive or leave. Everyday in the park, the rules were different and different lifeguards enforced different things, they weren't consistent. The park was ok, good clean water, short lines, and plenty of clean towels were available for the water park. Its not holiday world, if you want holiday world go there, but for a weekend, especially doing it through Groupon was pretty good. The park does need some work, but our kid had a blast and thats what we came here for so we were satisfied. The arcade had several games that were broke down the entire time we were there but the working ones were fun. The breakfast buffet was ok, it just doesn't change much at all though, at least it didn't while we there. It was included with the room so it was fine for a few days, there is a Denny's and McDonald's down the road too if you need an alternative. Overall, 4 of 5 stars. We'll be back again. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

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