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Bridges Bay Resort

630 Linden Drive, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Brian F
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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank SarahEJW
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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank kbrenny2016
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 

Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for three nights mid June. It is a pricey stay and I decided to splurge for the extra room of a two-bedroom suite. For the price, I would not go back and wish I had this info so I thought I would share. 1. Lake view room does have stunning views of East Okoboji 2. There are many large... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback! Your comments will be passed on to the appropriate areas in order to facilitate improvements. Thanks again for giving us a shot! Have a great day! More 

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the get go everything was simply awesome, the amenities, the location, too much to mention as to how much of a great time we had! We hired a suite for the family which had a partial view of the lake , two balconies with relaxing chairs, ideal living space with room to move around and large bathrooms that are... More 

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

Thanks for taking time to review our property here on Tripadvisor! We appreciate your feedback and will pass your comments on to the appropriate members of the team! Thanks again! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just left a couple night stay at Bay Bridges. My two sons (ages 7 and 9) loved the waterpark. It was just the right scale for them, not too big..not too small. Rooms were clean and nicely appointed. The one negative is the staff. Sullen, disinterested, unfriendly young pool and lifeguard employees....half of which of which were on their smartphones... More 

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

Thanks for your comments and feedback! Since your review, we now require waterpark staff members to randomly jump into the water with no notice up to their necks so that if their phones are, in fact, on their person, the phones will be destroyed. Thanks again and have a great day! More 

Saint Paul
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50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Lara is amazing! Expedia had let me know that I had successfully made reservations for a lake front room but they had not communicated that to the resort. Lara made sure we got the lake front room, I thought we were going to get. She was simple wonderful. The room was wonderful, the room was wonderful. It was a great... More 

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

Thanks for your business and for your feedback! We think Lara is great too! We will pass your comments on to her. We hope to see you again soon and thanks for your business! More 

Peterson, MN
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59 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

My family and I stayed at Bridges Bay a few years ago and had a magical time. This year, some of the magic was missing; for a number of reasons: We reserved a suite, as we had done on the prior visit. First impression: WOW! Large master bedroom, spacious living / dining area with fireplace, a fully furnished kitchen with... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback! Our website does specify the charges for the waterpark and additional passes in several different locations throughout the website. The waterpark is owned by a master homeowner association and, hence, we have no control over the quantity of 'free' waterpark passes included in your room. The lifeguards do get frequent breaks through their shifts. We would... 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
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • 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 Drive, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
Location: United States > Iowa > Arnolds Park
Price Range: $106 - $287 (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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