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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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6 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here when we were in Okobogi for a wedding and it was one that my family had saved a block of rooms. We paid a high price for the room because it is prime summer season in the area. But if I am paying that price I expect nicer amenities...bedding and furnishings were standard hotel issue...polyester and uncomfortable.... More 

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

Hello and thank you SO MUCH for posting your review here! I would love to chat with you whenever you are free to see what we could have done to make your stay better! We do complete a courtesy call within an hour after all arrivals in order to verify that our guests are satisfied with their accommodations. All of... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place for families. This was our first stay and we were happy with our time spent at this resort. It is very close to Arnold's Park, the Emporium and other fun places in the Okoboji area. We had a great time in the inside waterpark and at the outside pool. Our suite was fantastic! The view... More 

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

Thanks much for your review on Tripadvisor! We are so pleased that Kyle and Lara made a memorable mark on your stay with us! We hope to accommodate you again soon and thank you for your business! More 

Calgary, Canada
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79 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 July 24, 2015

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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67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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 July 18, 2015

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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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 

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