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Bridges Bay Resort

3.5 of 5 630 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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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was one my family stayed at while traveling to Okaboji for my son's hockey tourney. The room was of good size, but no refrigerator, no room safe. The beds were awful. Super bouncy. Any movement produced bouncing. The waterpark was not bad. Kind of small. The lazy river was more lazy creek. Required to pay just to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed at the Bridges Bay Resort for a much needed family fun get away. We recently had a baby so we need some fun for our older kids & this was perfect. The room category was a standard hotel room but it was very adequate. We had a table to hold all our snack foods & baby supplies... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Small group of us met up for a college reunion since a couple of us have kids. We called ahead to ask to be in the same vicinity so we can bounce around from room to room. They made that happen which was perfect. When my room checked in we were having issues getting the Iowa Hawkeyes game on so... More 

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Colleyville, TX
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We come to Bridges Bay every summer for a famiy reunion. This works well with the kids having the pool and indoor water park. I am rating the hotel better this year as they have improved the service and the hotel maintenence. We always stay in a suite with the kitchen and that works perfect to come and go as... More 

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Grimes, Iowa
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Resorts was great. Room was spacious and comfortable. Staff was great and very helpful. Pool was great for any age. Planning a longer return trip to better enjoy all the outdoor activities and surrounding area.

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Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stayed at the Bridges Bay from August 14-17. My daughter, came in very late (around midnight) on a Thursday night the 14th, with a 2-year old and a 1-year old. She figured she could get into one of their $99 rooms, since she would be there just a short time, until our suite opened. Instead they put her into... More 

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

Hello and thank you for taking time to post a review on Tripadvisor! I have not received any email correspondence for a very very long time regarding any unsatisfactory stays with us, so I apologize if an email was provided to you incorrectly. I would certainly like to hear from you about this, if you would please contact me directly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So glad we stayed here! With 3 days of rain on our trip, the indoor waterpark was a God send. The staff members were so awesome and made our stay so enjoyable. Would definitely stay here again and again!

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

Hi Kim! Thanks much for your feedback! We are happy to see that you had a great time! Come see us again! More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We stay for a week in this area every year and have stayed here the last 3 years. Each year has gotten worse. Staff not very friendly or helpful. Our room was dirty and only had a few towels. Beds were uncomfortable and the pillows were horrible. We were charged a different price each time we got the same drinks.... More 

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

Well Hello Meshell! I see that you had posted a similar review here on Tripadvisor of Bridges Bay back in 2012. In that review you seemed very unhappy and indicated that you would never return. I am sorry that your visit again left you with a similar taste, as we have made massive improvements since 2012 to the facility with... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Bridges Bay could be lovely. But it certainly wasn't this time around. Sitting with a cup of coffee enjoying the quiet, peaceful morning and the beautiful lake...until the guy started weed-whacking before most people were up and around. The serenity was ruined by a very noisy weed whacker (why don't they spring for an electric one that makes less noise?).... 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 apologize on behalf of the Bridges Bay Homeowner Association who hires the lawncare service that you have mentioned. Unfortunately, This lawncare service is out of control of the management of the hotel-condo building. Bridges Bay is made up of a homeowner association which is responsible for the grounds.... More 

Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Was promised a suite, however, they over booked and ended up with a shack on the bottom level with no lake view. Room was dirty, phone didn't work and because my son has animal allergies I inquired about when the last time the room was cleaned. Front desk informed me that they DO NOT strip the room clean unless they... More 

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

Thanks so much for your time in posting a review on Tripadvisor. I am sorry that the front desk misinformed you about our housekeeping procedures. The comment listed is untrue. Any guest is welcome to visit our laundry department whenever they would like to see the mountain of laundry including sheets and blankets and towels that are moved through the... More 

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Address: 630 Linden Drive, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
Location: United States > Iowa > Arnolds Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bridges Bay Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 144
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