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Hotel Description

At Big Bear Frontier you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Big Bear Marina and Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain. Highlights at this ski hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, free self parking, and a spa tub.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 57 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans. Refrigerators, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

Enjoy access to rowing/canoeing and basketball. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and coffee/tea in a common area.

With a stay at this 3-star Big Bear Lake hotel, you'll be 3.8 km (2.4 mi) from Snow Summit.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$129 per night

Chalet (One Bedroom)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Chalet (Two Bedroom)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, with Fireplace

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

One Bedroom Suite, with Jetted Tub (Fireplace)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Big Bear Frontier ratings based on 52 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Lakeside deck

Pros: The quiet and comfortable facilities, how close it was to the lake.
Cons: The drawers in the cabinet were not very stable, they did not slide in and out easily and would drop.
Location: Very close to Big Bear village with lots of shops and restaurants. Right on the main boulevard with easy access to the town (some road construction).
This was a place that looked as good in real-time as it did on line. It was charming, comfortable, and right on Big Bear Lake with a wonderful deck with picnic tables and adorandack chairs. It was quiet and very relaxing. Upon checkin, the staff was very friendly and helpful. We were very pleased with our stay and would definitely return. One of the few hotels that had 2 beds available in the rooms. There were individual cabins and a regular 2 story section of rooms.

Posted by , from Yuma AZ on May 26, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel!

It was great and the location is perfect by the lake we are planning to stay there next time.

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017

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1 out of 5

very disappointed

I booked this cabin for me and family with 2 kids, very excited to get there, as I checked this place, close to the lake and have access to the lake to swim, we arrived and checked in, went to the place, first it was a room not cabin, then the lake was way far and very low because of the drought, can not swim in it all dirt, grass and mud, went to the office told the young lady to refund my money after I explain why I booked here and what I found out is totally different, she said sorry no refund, I said we come here to swim and enjoy the lake, she said yah you can swim if you want, I said where, she said go to the left pass the muddy area, so we went can find any place to swim, so we drove around the lake could not see a single person swimming, so we stop by few guys fishing and ask them any good spot for swimming, and one of them said, no not any more, for almost 8 years the water going down and all grass. so I was very disappointed my kids as well with this lodge for falls advertising, the photos they have are more than 10 years old and does not reflect todays condition at all, so i'm asking the management again to refund my money so I can take my family to a real vacation.

Posted by , from aliso viejo on Jul 16, 2016

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4 out of 5
Very cozy cute rooms and very clean! It's like a campground setting but with hotel rooms and cabins!

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015

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3 out of 5

Good price and good location on lake

Pros- walk to restaurants, lake, fishing, marina next door to rent boats & kayaks, heated pool & jacuzzi, free family movies for player in room, clean comfy beds. Cons-No A/C, floor creaks really loud, I felt bad for people below us, ceiling fan didn't do anything for heat end of June.

Posted by , from San Diego, CA on Jul 2, 2015

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4 out of 5

Right by the lake and walking distance to downtown

We really enjoyed the stay here. The only issue was thin wall so we heard our neighbors.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015

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3 out of 5

Only stay in the single cabins!!!!!!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
For one night we were in the hotel section by the lake. These hotel style rooms were horrible. 1. You could hear the people above you and on the sides of you( even when they were whispering) 2. The heater and the bathroom fan sounded like freight trains in our room. 3. Pillows and beds could definitely be better. The second night the moved us to one of the single cabins. Much better, I'll stay here again as long as its in the single cabins only!!!!!

Posted by , from Orange, CA, USA on Jan 26, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great quiet place to stay. Rooms were clean

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: no breakfast
Great place to stay. Clean n quiet, close to the lake

Posted by , from Las Vegas, NV, USA on Oct 5, 2012

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5 out of 5

Relaxing place to stay

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Our room had a king bed and a Jacuzzi for two. It was clean, comfortable and quiet. We especially liked: 1. the deck that overlooked the lake; 2. walking distance to the village. It would have been better if they offered breakfast and had a newspaper like most places have now days. We would certainly stay here again.

Posted by , from Las Vegas, NV on Sep 16, 2012

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3 out of 5

This hotel made me feel like I was at summer camp.

Cons: No free Internet, Noisy, no breakfast, right off a busy street
The cabins themselves are fantastic! We had a 2 bedroom and it was very spacious, great for 2-3 couples. However, there is only one tiny bathroom and it is downstairs away from the bedrooms. The main issue I had with Big Bear Frontier was I always felt surrounded by people. Our cabin was located right off the main road with cars whizzing by all day. Yes, you can walkt to Big Bear Village, but there are limited sidewalks and no real easy way to cross this busy street. The cabins are very close together and there were quite a few shirtless senior citizen gentlement with pick up trucks sitting out on their balconies, and they always seemed to be looking in our window. Lastly, the grounds seem to be a hangout for the local cabin residents, as when we arrived there was a huge group of guys hanging out at the basketball court, I totally felt like I was at summer camp. This seems like it would be a great place to stay during skiing season, but if you are looking for peace and quiet or privacy in the off season I would not recommend it...look for a nice B&B on the north shore.

Posted by , from Pasadena, CA on Jun 27, 2012

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Property Features

Big Bear Frontier offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. WiFi is free in public spaces. Barbecue grills, multilingual staff, and a picnic area are also featured at Big Bear Frontier. Self parking is free.

  • 57 guestrooms or units
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Big Bear Frontier offers 57 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Fishing on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15.0 per night.


  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per night


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Big Bear Frontier
  • Big Bear Frontier Hotel
  • Frontier Big Bear
  • Big Bear Frontier Cabins And Hotel
  • Big Bear Frontier Cabins Hotel Big Bear Lake
  • Big Bear Frontier Lake
  • Big Bear Frontier Lodge

You should know

  • Children 11 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.