We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Fillenwarth Beach

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Arnolds Park
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Fillenwarth Beach
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 75: English reviews
Big Lake, MN
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our annual family vacation with our friends. We love exploring new destinations within driving distance. We decided on Okoboji , they have something for everyone. We stayed in the treetop apartment' s. I loved the privacy of the apartment. The stairs were a workout but I didn't mind. The only thing we did not care for was the musty smell,... More 

Helpful?
Thank BigLake_MNBrenda
Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has gone to the gutters since the owner passed. So sad, it used to be a place we really enjoyed coming to. Now the majority of the staff is rude & don't take pride in carrying on a lakes tradition. The lady who is in the office area with the short hair & glasses rolls her eyes &... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Lovethelake5
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
34 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked five nights in the studio room, and we found the space to be clean and suitable. We really enjoyed the activities offered by Fillenwarth. We water skied, sailed, swam, sunned on the dock, enjoyed chocolate tasting, and best of all the Sunrunner cruises, which provided cocktails with cheese and crackers. This is a fun place for families to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Desea3
Plano, Texas
Level Contributor
297 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

I loved my experience with Fillenwarth Beach. I would come back in a heartbeat. I struggled with why I really liked my stay so much. The property is a bit run down, they do not accept credit cards, and the AC unit is beyond loud. I decided It's the people. Every single person we met from the first phone call... More 

Helpful?
Thank CraftBeers
Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Our family has been visiting Okoboji since the 1950's, and Fillenwarth Beach is where we'll spend the next 50 years of visits. Lake Okoboji, as destination lakes go, isn't that big. So it's busy. Fillenwarth strikes a nice balance between offering fun times on and off the water. They offer sailing, paddle boating, cruises on speed boats or one of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Aaron F
Rapid City, South Dakota
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

First hand great experience. The check-in process was very smooth and informative. The employees truly know the area and everything that is going on. The location is perfect, right on the lake, shopping, eating, Arnolds Park, you couldn't beat this location. Our cabin was big, spacious, and clean. We had cabin 409 which could fit our entire party and then... More 

Helpful?
Thank 2010yotes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

First off, they do not take credit cards. Small drawback but thats okay. I have stayed here twice now. Once was in the cabin colony and once in one of the rooms. They are always clean, neat and very well kept. They are a bit outdated but when you're in Boji, do you really care about what the room looks... More 

Helpful?
Thank Desiree G
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We love Fillenwarth's! We've been spending a week here every year for decades. Very family friendly with crafts, games, Rec room, books, boat rides and lazy days on the dock. A gem of a place in the heartland. Wouldn't be summer without our annual week at Lake Okoboji and Fillenwarth's

Helpful?
Thank Melanie N
Iowa City, Iowa
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This was our first time as a family to Okoboji. Not knowing anything about the area, I chose the Fillenwarth mostly because I could tell that it was within walking distance to Arnold's Park. Overall, we had a great stay and will stay at the Fillenwarth the next time we come to Boji and this is why... 1. They provide... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank 852laurav
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

On a quick, unplanned visit to the area we found Fillenwarth Beach & were pleasantly surprised. It was off season so rates were very reasonable & no 2 night min. While the room was tiny, it was clean & just what we wanted right on the lakefront. We were very impressed with the amenities - they have EVERYTHING - complimentary... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amy A
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

85 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (74)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (15)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (18)
Viewed
View from Room (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (16)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Arnolds Park
1.5 mi away
Inn at Okoboji
Inn at Okoboji
#5 of 5 in Okoboji
3.0 of 5 stars 108 reviews
1.5 mi away
Boulders Inn & Suites
Boulders Inn & Suites
#2 of 2 in Milford
4.0 of 5 stars 53 reviews
3.7 mi away
Ramada Spirit Lake/Okoboji
Ramada Spirit Lake/Okoboji
#1 of 5 in Spirit Lake
3.5 of 5 stars 190 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Vintage Block Inn & Suites
1.3 mi away
AmericInn Lodge & Suites Okoboji
1.2 mi away
Okoboji Commons Hotel
Okoboji Commons Hotel
#1 of 1 in Okoboji
5.0 of 5 stars 26 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned and operated summer resort on West Lake Okoboji, in Arnolds Park, Okoboji's entertainment center. Our 96 units are lakeside or nearby with lake access and are fully furnished apartments, studios and cottages for one to 18 people. All amenities are free including boat rides, indoor and outdoor pools, large sunning docks and in-season recreation program. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fillenwarth Beach

Address: 87 Lakeshore Dr, PO Box 536, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-7743
Location: United States > Iowa > Arnolds Park
Price Range: $40 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 96
Also Known As:
Fillenwarth Beach Hotel Arnolds Park
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing