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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We had a group of twelve of us stay for a few days at bridges bay. The staff, rooms and location were perfect. This was the first time any of us have been to Okoboji and we all agreed this is certainly a place we would come back to

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Mitchell, South Dakota
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We asked the desk clerk for a grocery store close by and she told us about a Sunshine foods 1 mile away which we never did find. It took us driving around to find the local Walmart only 5 miles away. I am not sure if it was a language barrier or what, however I truly believe front desk staff...

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Stranda, More og Romsdal, Norway
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

My family was very excited to come to Okoboji for Labor Day weekend, and we wanted to stay in a nice hotel for the weekend. I shopped around and found some nice places, but decided to pay more for Bridges Bay to make it extra nice. We were all very disappointed. The pool was the only nice part, plus we...

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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

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....

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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...

Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

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...

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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!

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 August 2015

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...

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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...

Fort Collins
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

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...

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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...

Ankeny, Iowa
Reviewed 31 July 2015

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...

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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...

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 30 July 2015

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...

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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!

Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

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,...

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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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > Iowa > Arnolds Park
Price Range: RM354 - RM1,103 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Watch for online special prices. There were weekend specials that were much cheaper than the group rate.”
 of 5 bubbles cjr367, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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“We did not stay in the rooms, just ate at the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles brianfZ4741JW, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ideal to have small children on the first floor.”
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“Ask for lake front!”
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