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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The resort is a very nice place to stay. We had a suite and second bedroom for five of us. The bedrooms are wonderful and the living room suite is a nice addition when hanging out. The kitchenette and dining room make it possible to enjoy your stay even more. Two balconies came with our room slowing a nice view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The indoor pool area was fun for kids! (Teens & tweens). And we also enjoyed the beautiful outdoor pool overlooking the lakes! They have a nice swim up bar, too! Bracco has live music, too. There is fun for all at this resort. We would come here again!

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Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pool area is great for kids of all ages! Comfortable for families. Very clean and staff was helpful! Were there in the off season so the restaurant was not open at that time. Rented a place off of VRBO and was excellent for small kids.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort is conveniently located on Lake Okoboji. The units that we rented are a little older, very clean and family friendly. The water park is definitely showing its age and if you have kids over the age of 8, this may not be the place for you. It is definitely geared towards younger children. The real challenge here is... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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27 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was our fifth time at Bridges Bay and from the moment we checked in most everything was a disappointment. First off when booking the three room suite we were told since the lake view rooms weren't available we could have a pool view room , well that didn't happen! The only clerk available for check in tells us only... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us here on Tripadvisor! it is true that we do not guarantee room locations, while everyone requests pool-side, the building does have Two sides to it and we are unfortunately unable to give everyone pool-side. If available, guests can book Lakefront rooms/units at the property. They are at a higher price, however,... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This was our fourth experience (and last) at Bridges Bay. First off, the booking experience is an unfortunate issue to deal with at the start. Your not able to book a specific room location (ground floor poolside), you are subject to a new rotational program. Why not allow people to pay more for a specific room type! Secondly, the young... More 

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

Thank you for your time in posting a review here on Tripadvisor! It is true that we are unable to guarantee room locations. While everyone wants to be ground floor and poolside, I'm sure you can understand that the entire building is not made up of ground floor -poolside rooms. We would love to give everyone what they request, however,... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

The property is beautiful and convenient for water park access. The location is close to everything in Okoboji and Spirit Lake. The outdoor pool is dated and dirty. The staff are unfriendly. The restaurant service was VERY slow. Overall, I would say our experience was good, but overpriced.

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

Hello and thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear of your experience at the outdoor pool and at the restaurant. We do have renovation work scheduled for the surface of the outdoor pool basin after it closes for the season. The restaurants at Bridges Bay are managed by a company that leases them out. We will pass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We had a 12 person dinner at the new Waterfront restaurant and everyone loved the place. Efficient, courteous, friendly staff who were very attentive. Very impressive menu with terrific choices and great food. They have a marvelous view of East Lake Okoboji and spacious corridors and waiting areas. World class restaurant!

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

Thank you for your time reviewing the restaurant! We appreciate your feedback and will pass this along to the staff of the restaurant! We look forward to your return to Bridges Bay! More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Stayed with my family including our 8 month old just this week. We would definitely go back. We stayed in a 3 bedroom suite, which was great for when the baby was napping. The front desk staff was amazing! Our stay was a little complicated because our group arrived on different days, but they were so accommodating and friendly! The... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our property here on Tripadvisor! We appreciate your feedback and will pass your comments on to the team! Thank you for your business! More 

Sac City, Iowa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Our five grandchildren ranging from ages 1 to 7 years old have wonderful memories of Bridges Bay Resort and would be so disappointed if we did not go every summer. It is an ideal vacation resort for our families-they love the pool-the water park and the restaurants. Bridges Bay is a well established tradition for our family-we all look forward... More 

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

Thanks so much for your repeat business! We will pass your comments along to the team. We look forward to your return in the future! Thank you again! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bridges Bay Resort is a full-service, value-added condominium resort featuring beautiful condos that can accommodate up to 12 people per unit, or standard hotel-room style accommodations. On site you will find 'Boji Splash,' the area's only indoor water park as well as outdoor pool & swim up bar. Our resort also features Bracco Waterfront Grill & Island Bar overlooking the lake during the summer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bridges Bay Resort

Address: 630 Linden Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4401
Location: United States > Iowa > Arnolds Park
Price Range: $91 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bridges Bay Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 144
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