Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark - Dubuque, IA

Stay at Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark in Dubuque, IA; Dates into December

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Hotel at a Glance: Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

Nestled in the Port of Dubuque, Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark is surrounded by Dubuque’s historical downtown, scenic bluffs, and the Mississippi River. Enjoy the view from your comfortable room, or head downstairs for family-friendly fun. In the water park, you can glide down water slides, play in waterspouts, or float down the lazy river (one of this Getaway’s options includes admission). Test your luck in the onsite arcade with such games as Wheel of Fortune, Whack-a-Mole, and skee-ball while collecting tickets to redeem for prizes.

  • Grab a bite at Tony Roma’s Restaurant, which serves up tender barbecue ribs and juicy steaks; it’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Fit in a workout while looking out to the bluffs from the hotel’s renovated fitness center.
  • Raise the stakes: Just steps from the resort, Diamond Jo Casino offers a bowling alley, dueling pianos, and a comedy club; Mystique Casino is home to 1,000 slot machines, Vegas-style games, and live greyhound racing.
  • Mighty Mississippi: The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, a Smithsonian affiliate, offers a hands-on boatyard, wetland nature trails, freshwater aquariums, and a 4D immersion theater. It’s located just a short walk from the hotel.
  • Find a new favorite wine at Stone Cliff Winery’s tasting room and wine bar, where you can sample cabernet sauvignon and riesling, as well as strawberry-rhubarb and apple-berry wines.

Dubuque, Iowa: Pastoral Charm along Mississippi River

Located along the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa, just across the Wisconsin border, Dubuque’s natural setting makes it ideal for picturesque hikes such as Heritage Trail, a 26-mile mountain trek. The trail links Dubuque with Dyersville, the site where Field of Dreams was filmed and the first baseball was harvested. A stroll along the Port of Dubuque’s riverwalk goes past Victorian architecture, eclectic sculptures by local artists, and the city’s iconic clock tower.

For a history-centered day trip, take a scenic 20-mile drive east of the river to the charming town of Galena, Illinois, where you’ll find wineries, antiques stores, and blacksmith shops. The Ulysses S. Grant Home sits on a hill overlooking the town. The 18th president and Union general was given this Italianate house upon his triumphant return to his hometown after the Civil War ended in 1865.

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What You Get

  • Stay for four in a standard double room
  • Daily water-park passes for four included in select options
  • Dates into December

Policies and Fees * Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
* Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable.
* Additional fees: 3% resort fee added at purchase
* Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor water park
  • WiFi
  • Fitness center
  • Airport shuttle
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The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 19 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 3% resort fee added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Standard Double Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Resort fee includes: parking, wireless Internet, business center, fitness center, shuttle service, in-room coffee, daily newspaper in the lobby, pool towels (when the waterpark is available)
  • Parking: included in resort fee
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ; 10 miles)
  • Shuttle service: included with resort fee


  • “Staff was great! They also offered a great package for holidays that I added another night with my group on. Had Santa deliver cookies and milk to the room and he gave them arcade tokens plus a credit in restaurant.”

  • “The kids loved it! And the water was warm even though it was freezing outside.”

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