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The PZAZZ! Resort Hotel and Catfish Bend Inn & Spa

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here for a quick weekend for St. Patrick's Day. Cass at check in was very welcoming. The room was decorated nicely. However, the TV mounts need attention to detail as they make the room look terrible (see picture attached). The bed was great with alot of pillows. The room was extremely quiet. The temperature wouldn't go down past 68 degrees which did affect our sleep. We had the breakfast buffet the next morning and it was good. Nancy was friendly very attentive with our drinks and plates. Note: if you want to go to Coldstone, you currently have to walk outside. We did enjoy the casino, but it is small. The bartenders are great with a good selection of drinks.

The food was terrible. I had the veal parmesan. It was smothered in sauce and I don't think the meat was real veal. The room was noisy from some mechanical machine running down the hall. The room was dark and dingy. I was on the first floor and the window was unlocked when I checked it.

Catfish Bend and Spa is a great place to stay. The rooms are large and clean and very comfortable. I did not go to the Casino, but have been there in the past and it provides ample opportunities for a Midwest Casino. The exercise room has a good set of free wrights which is hard to find at most hotels. Breakfast is always excellent with a nice buffet and fresh eggs made to order.

We stayed in the "Spa" side of the hotel, which is adults only. The king bed was incredibly comfortable. The decor was modern, clean, and very nice. All the staff were very friendly and the breakfast buffet (not included in room rate) was good. There was an omelette and waffle chef, as well as the standard serve yourself items. Would recommend this for a stay in the Burlington area

In the middle of eastern Iowa, is a gem with a strange name. Catfish Bend does not make you think of a luxurious resort. Although the name is ambiguous, you will not be disappointed with the quality and diversity that you experience at this incredible resort. We stayed here for our wedding night. The room was as good or better than any room that we have stayed at in five star resorts in Las Vegas. There is really something for everyone. The property has a waterpark, a Panera Bread, a go cart track, laser tag, a large arcade, a candy shop, a casino, an indoor tight rope area for kids, a top-notch spa with hot tub and pool, a night club, a coffee bar, etc etc. Our only complaint was that we couldn't stay here longer as we had a flight to catch in Chicago for our honeymoon. Trust me...... you will want to visit this resort in the middle of nowhere Iowa.

Edge water grill so depressing. No color or atmosphere. Food terrible and cold. Location in lobby is ok. But very dark. Different color on walls and hanging lights or something. Casino inside had some fun slot machines.

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Catfish Bend Inn & Spa. It is one of the two hotels that are part of the Pzazz resort complex. The Catfish Bend Inn caters to adults; as such is was peacefully quiet. The rooms are ample in size and nicely appointed. The bed provided a comfortable night’s sleep. What we particularly liked was the bathroom which is a large wet room; it’s size was almost spa-like. The staff was very helpful and did a wonderful job catering to the guests. Because the hotel pool was closed, we were provided passes to Huck’s Harbor Water Park If you’re looking for a nice relaxing stay at a quiet, cozy hotel, give the Catfish Bend Inn at try. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

We stayed at the Catfish Bend recently and were impressed with the comfy bed, the amenities, and the Pzazz arcade for kids. Not being gamblers, the casino didn't attract us. Though the casino is rather small (compared to Cripple Creek casinos in Colorado as well as elsewhere around the country), the complex is quite large with meeting rooms, restaurants, pools, arcades, and other features. Since we were with a large group, we ate elsewhere except for breakfast which we had at the casino. The breakfast fare was varied and quite nice; you can even get omelettes 'made to order'. Though a small coffee maker was in our room, a coffee bar was on the first floor by the registration desk with large dispensers along with cups, lids, sugar, and a variety of creamers. A very pleasant stay.

Overall best place to dine. Lots of choices so there is something for everyone. Staff is friendly . And of course the catfish is awesome . Be sure to save room for dessert. They are only open Thursday thru Sunday.

When arriving the place is so easy to get to. Right off of route 24 about 1 block. Our check in was a breeze and the attendant nice. The room was fairly big and everything was ok. They have a lot to do here a casino, large conference room, snack bar, small café for buffet breakfast and a large play area for kids too. Also a indoor waterpark though we did not see this so cant really comment on it. There is some construction going on it was no bother and looks like it will be nice when done. Overall a very nice stay.

3001 Winegard Drive Burlington IA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

The PZAZZ! Resort Hotel and Catfish Bend Inn & Spa places you next to Catfish Bend Casino and within a 10-minute walk of Community Field. This 185-room, 3.5-star hotel has a full-service spa, a casino, and a water park. In central Burlington, the hotel is also close to FunCity and Snake Alley.


This hotel is home to 4 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 185 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and video-game consoles, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

The PZAZZ! Resort Hotel and Catfish Bend Inn & Spa features a full-service spa, a casino, and a free water park. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the free airport shuttle (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a nightclub, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Catfish Bend 21 and Up Only)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (PZAZZ)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 139 reviews