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Bridges Bay Resort

630 Linden Drive, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The lobby area scared me a bit when checking in. The elevators were slow and not enough of them. However, when we got to our suite, we were relieved to see a great suite awaited. Everything you could want from the kitchen, dining room, living room and two bedrooms. Gas fireplace, blender, coffee maker, toaster, etc. Bathrooms are a little... More 

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Dan T, Manager at Bridges Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your business and for reviewing us here on Tripadvisor! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your room and your time with us for your vacation! In fact, only one of the two large slides is down right now. I apologize if it seemed that both the Tube and the Body slide were down. Only the Tube... More 

Fort Collins
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good time by pool. Room was fine but nothing special. Teenagers run the entire hotel and it shows. Swim up bar is kinda a joke. Indoor water was warm in lazy river but too crowded to enjoy it. Water slides were broken. Should not charge hotel guest to use pool. Wifi was really spotty. Pretty location. Prob would prefer to... More 

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Dan T, Manager at Bridges Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for reviewing us here on Tripadvisor! We appreciate your comments and feedback. It is true that we are waiting on a part for the Tube Slide. That will be rectified on Monday, August 3. As you are probably aware, with an area that has such a huge amount of mechanical parts, items can fail unexpectedly. Waterparks... More 

Ankeny, Iowa
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37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The resort is beautiful - the rooms are really gorgeous. The young kids in our family really enjoyed the water park. The water park is small and more geared toward the little ones. However, they could have fun there for hours (but probably 2-3 max. at a time) and wanted to go back. (My 2 y.o. still asks me when... More 

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Dan T, Manager at Bridges Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your time in posting a review here on Tripadvisor! We apologize for any issues with the wireless internet access. The majority of the residential vacation cabins and condos do not provide Any wireless access to the renters, so those renters come over to the lobby and waterpark and use the wireless at the hotel condo... More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We celebrated our family reunion at Bridges Bay and had a wonderful time. We booked 4 condos that opened to the outdoor pool. Each condo had three bedrooms. We loved the fact that everyone had their own bedroom and bath, yet we were all next door to each other. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and the location is... More 

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Dan T, Manager at Bridges Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thanks again for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor! We enjoyed having your group with us and we appreciate your business! Come see us again soon! More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice small waterpark for children under 10, rooms are large and beds were comfortable, mostly clean although toilet and walls could use a good scrub. Front desk personnel was not friendly, helpful, or accommodating. Housekeeping was exceptional. Would recommend because of pure convenience... no breakfast provided, but they have a tiny store with nothing bc everything was out. Complimentary coffee,... More 

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Dan T, Manager at Bridges Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello there and thank you for taking time to review or condo facility! We appreciate your business and your comments. We are pleased that housekeeping did a good job and you found the room to be adequate. It is true that we do not offer or advertise that we offer breakfast, and there are a number of good breakfast establishments... More 

Dubuque, Iowa
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64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time to stay at the Bridges Bay Condos and we were again very pleased with our entire stay with the exception of one little glitch. That glitch was the fact that we were staying from Sat thru Monday, checking out on Monday, and when our son and his family went to the water park with their... More 

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Dan T, Manager at Bridges Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for posting a review here on Tripadvisor! We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your business! We are sorry to hear that a staff member was less than accommodating. It is true that the waterpark is owned by a homeowner association and we are expected to operate it in a fashion that is in line... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family has stayed at this property over 15 times. The staff is awesome. The management will work with your needs for whatever might come up. Our children love the water park. Not too gargantuan and not too diminutive. The restaurant that is affiliated with the resort, is so much fun. I've seen people complaining about the costs being too... More 

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Dan T, Manager at Bridges Bay Resort, responded to this review

Such a stellar review, thanks so much for your repeat business! We appreciate you so much and thank you for being a rockstar guest as well as your rockstar amazing family! More 

Dyersville, Iowa
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47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed here for 3 nights. The rooms are very nice and so handy to be able to have the adjoining rooms. We rented a king suite and 2 adjoining rooms. The full kitchen was easy to work in and we were able to eat most of our meals in our place. We had a main floor room which... More 

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Dan T, Manager at Bridges Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for posting a review on Tripadvisor! We are so happy that you had a good time with us! It is true that most of our waterpark is primarily geared toward kids, however, our giant indoor whirlpool and the deeper end of our outdoor pool are reserved for adults (during pool bar hours of operation). We do... More 

Milton, Georgia
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second time in the same condo at Bridges Bay. This is an upscale place with comfortable accommodations. This was also a perfect place for my family and parents to stay for a family reunion. The rooms were nice and clean. The view...spectacular. A nice restaurant and bar on site with a great place to relax. A wonderful... More 

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Dan T, Manager at Bridges Bay Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to post a review on Tripadvisor! We appreciate your candid feedback and thank you for your business! Our property is quite popular through the summer for family reunions due to the expansive nature of our room accommodations. They work out really well for large groups! Thanks again! More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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124 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We booked Bridges Bay Resort for our companies summer team building. Deb Jungjohan, Sales Manager, was fantastic, easy to work with, professional, fun, and an all-around perfect planner! Bridges Bay offered a lot to us: outdoor pool, pool bar, restaurant on the water, top of the line service from check in to check out...no complaints at all! Definitely a resort... More 

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Dan T, Manager at Bridges Bay Resort, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for your response! We agree, Deb is a great gal to have on our team! We appreciate your business and thank you for coming this summer! Come see us again soon! More 

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