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Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
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3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular Location'Boji Splash Indoor Waterpark Okoboji11 min walk
    Popular LocationIowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum18 min walk
    Popular LocationArnolds Park3 min drive
    AirportSpencer, IA (SPW-Spencer Municipal)25 min drive

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About this area

Arnolds Park

Located in Arnolds Park, Bridges Bay Resort is in the entertainment district and on a lake. West Okoboji Lake and Lower Gar State Recreation Area reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include 'Boji Splash Indoor Waterpark Okoboji and Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.
Visit our Arnolds Park travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • 'Boji Splash Indoor Waterpark Okoboji - 11 min walk
  • Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum - 18 min walk
  • Arnolds Park - 3 min drive
  • Lower Gar State Recreation Area - 3 min drive
  • Higgins Museum - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportSioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD) - 110 min drive


  • Bracco Waterfront Grill — 1 min walk
  • Blue Water Flatbread Pizza — 6 min walk
  • Bracco Okoboji — 11 min walk
  • Duke's — 18 min walk
  • Table 316 Steakhouse — 19 min walk

About this property

Bridges Bay Resort

3.5-star family-friendly resort near West Okoboji Lake
Along with a water park (surcharge), this smoke-free resort has an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a swim-up bar, a lazy river, and a 24-hour business center are onsite. All 144 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are among the other amenities that guests will find. Limited housekeeping is available.
Bridges Bay Resort offers 144 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and hair dryers can be requested.

An indoor pool, a children's pool, and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a water park (surcharge), a lazy river, and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • 1 swim-up bar and 1 poolside bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Playground
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Water park access (surcharge)
  • Ziplining

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lazy river
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Waterslide


  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 24-hour business center


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone



Check-in from 5 PM - 11:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Please note that during the off season guests can access the water park Friday at 4 PM through Sunday at 5 PM. The park is closed Monday through Thursday in the off season.
Each room includes 2 waterpark/pool passes valid for the entire stay (during waterpark hours). Additional passes are available for a fee.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per accommodation, per night
Dogs only
1 per room (up to 50 lbs)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: 5 percent of room rate

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Facilities fee: USD 10 per person, per day and includes use of: water park

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from May to September
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Bay Bridges Resort
Bridges Bay
Bridges Bay Arnolds Park
Bridges Bay Resort
Bridges Bay Resort Arnolds Park
Bridges Bay Resort Resort
Bridges Bay Resort Arnolds Park
Bridges Bay Resort Resort Arnolds Park

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Bridges Bay Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, Bridges Bay Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Bridges Bay Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Bridges Bay Resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a children's pool.
Is Bridges Bay Resort pet-friendly?
Yes, this resort allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 20 per accommodation, per night.
How much is parking at Bridges Bay Resort?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Bridges Bay Resort?
Check-in is from 5 PM - 11:30 PM.
What time is check-out at Bridges Bay Resort?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Bridges Bay Resort located?
This family-friendly Arnolds Park resort is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of East Okoboji Lake and West Okoboji Lake. 'Boji Splash Indoor Waterpark Okoboji and Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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3 - Okay
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, water park and on the water. Rooms aren’t anything fancy but were fine.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Newer resort on East Okoboji lake, very clean, great restaurants on site, and water park as well.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Worst hotel services of ALL Time !!!
Hotel is self if great . Lots of stuff for kids and adults .. the service was absolutely brutal though . I get it was the end of the summer year but the hotel was so understaffed . They put blame on everything but themselves. Lots of 3rd party stuff like pool bar and arcade . It was always someone else’s problem .. they had 1 life guard trying to run everything. 99.9% of the time half the water slides were closed . the front desk could of cared less too . Payed a lot of money for our rooms and to have half the water slides open and the pool bar closed . You shouldn’t be paying full price...
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A lot of positives!
There is a lot to like here! I accidentally made my reservation for the wrong day. They were nice enough to find a room for us that night. That room was in the main building. It smelled of smoke however, and we had to leave the door open. The next day we got our room in the new building. The room was awesome!!! Absolutely loved it. New! Great patio! I loved everything about it. It was a bit odd that after spending well over a $1,000 there that there is no shampoo, and a tiny bar of soap for guests. You can get more/some, but you have to ask the front desk. The pool area is very nice. A lot to like there, and good stuff for all ages. The biggest positive easily is the two restaurants. Yes, the food is a little expensive, but 100% worth it!!! The food was amazing!!! We ate every lunch and dinner there! The food is so good that we ordered food to go when we checked out Friday morning. The shrimp tacos were amazing. The burgers, pizza, walleye sandwich, fish and chips, cornbread, coconut rice, wedge salad, desserts, and whatever else I am forgetting were unbelievable! I am normally someone who could care less about presentation, but I even noticed how cool it was! The biggest negative is a lot of the workers were tired, and complained outwardly about working double shifts. We purposely came after peak season. Some were champs and were still great. Others made us feel a bit like we were a nuisance. Between the amazing food and the awesome 2nd room we would stay here again.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
We were going to a wedding at 3:30 we drove quite a distance and wanted to change into our wedding clothes. Check in wasn’t until 5:00. I asked for a earlier check-in but was turned down twice. I called and again asked when we arrived. They handed me 2 water park tickets and said no early check in. We then went to a public restroom in town and changed our clothes. For $250.00 a night not including tax I would think we would be treated better. Besides the fact that check-in is a 5:00pm and check out is at 11:00 am the next morning When are we to use the water park if we wanted to! The bathroom in the room was not as clean as it should have been. I would not recommend this hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020