Kalahari Resort Pocono Mountains

250 Kalahari Blvd., Pocono Manor, 18349, PA

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1 Room / 2 Adults

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Overview

Opened in 2015, Kalahari Resort in the Poconos features an indoor water park with several waterslides, a lazy river, spray grounds and a surfing simulator. When little hands and toes shrivel up, kids can enjoy themed activities, such as scavenger hunts and cookie decorating, or head to the entertainment center, complete with blacklight mini-golf and arcade games. Accommodations include one- to five-bedroom suites, making it convenient for families of five or more to stay. Some have fireplaces and balconies, and all have microwaves and mini-fridges. When you get hungry, there’s no need to leave the resort — there are seven dining options onsite, from quick-service stops to sit-down restaurants.

Our Editor Loves

  • Indoor water park
  • Organized activities
  • Family Entertainment Center

Family Interests

  • Museum/Cultural
  • Water Parks

Family Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kitchenettes
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool
  • Refrigerator

Reviews

It’s so bad it’s funny

by ScarsdaleMom2018

We arrived at Kalahari tonight to the sound of Toto playing Africa at the valet drop off. My kids and I knew we were in for a fun 24hrs. To be fair we did not have high expectations before arriving so we’ve taken all the over the top decorations and theme gimmicks for fun. The problem is that the hotel double booked to capacity. It’s a zoo and the staff is completely overwhelmed.

We had made a 9:15pm dinner reservation at the Italian restaurant. Upon arrival there people waiting with much earlier reservations were screaming that they hadn’t yet been seated. They all had little kids, who at that time of night were understandably cranky and starving. So seeing a fight might break out, we headed to the buffet. We checked in. All the staff was lovely but beyond slow. We sit down with a large party of friends and got up for the food. That’s when we realized why the buffet was empty - there was no food. They had been wiped clean. We tried to scrounge a few pieces of lettuce and ends of the fatty roast beef at the carving station. Literally we were scraping the ends of what serving dishes we could find. In the end we gave up and had kids eat dessert. It took 25 min to get a glass of water. We found out from staff that the hotel algorithm predicted occupancy for 280 rooms and they had 600 rooms filled.

We haven’t tried the water park yet. I’m scared of the line for breakfast tomorrow. I have to say that staff has been lovely. I feel bad for them they seem stressed. The hotel seems clean. The beds are very uncomfortable and sink in. Hoping we get a better experience tomorrow.

Kalahari was perfect for 12 year olds

by Eleanor R

Loved our time at Kalahari. water park had bigger rides than Great Wolf Lodge. Water and air and hot tub was warmer. Laser tag was excellent. rooms were clean and roomy. Stayed in Standard Desert Room. Plenty of space for a family of 4. Will definitely go back.

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