"Nice hotel and staff was very nice. We will come back and stay there again. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 15 Oct 2017

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Hotel Description

At Big Bear Lakefront Lodge you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Big Bear Marina and Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain. Highlights at this ski motel include in-room free WiFi, fireplaces, and balconies.

You can enjoy TVs with cable channels, and all 25 rooms feature coffee/tea makers, ceiling fans, and hair dryers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Additionally, irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are available.

This pet-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this Big Bear Lake motel, you'll be 3.9 km (2.4 mi) from Snow Summit.

Big Bear Lakefront Lodge ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.6 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0
2 out of 5


When we arrive the room wasn’t ready, after one day we requested for service at room and nobody come I have to go another time to get clean towels and bath tissue, the bed cloths annd curtains has holes in it like a old more for trash tham for sleep. My wife had a allergic reaction to it so we have a very bad experience

Posted by on Feb 24, 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel close to the lake

Nice hotel and staff was very nice. We will come back and stay there again.

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 22, 2017 by Cortnie

Thank you for your response. Please come see us again! We would love to have you.

2 out of 5

Pictures make this place look better than it is.

Pros: Lake view.
Cons: More coffee..we stayed two nights but only had 1 reg and 1 decaf sachet of coffee, nothing was brought after 1st night nor was the room cleaned when w
From the look of the pictures, this looks like a really nice place to stay. Unfortunately, it is nothing more than an aging run-down motel that happens to be very close to the lake front. The rooms are dark and in need of upgrading, as are the dimly lit corridors...In fact if you are staying upstairs like we were, be very careful when descending the outside stairs because there is no lighting to help you. Balcony was full of cobwebs and bird droppings from the birds that had made their nests in the balcony ceiling.

Posted by , from Chatsworth, CA on Jun 19, 2017

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1 out of 5

Horrible hotel by the lake

Pros: nothing, the staff was fine but just a dump
Cons: they need to add air conditioning
Location: its right by big bear lake
No air condition and over priced for a low end hotel, It was so hot I couldnt even sleep and I would never go back I feel completely ripped off by this hotel not worth the price maybe $25 but not no $85

Posted by , from apple valley, CA on Jul 24, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

by Cortnie

I am so sorry you did not enjoy your stay. the temperatures in Big Bear Lake are usually milder than what we have been experiencing. The need for air conditioning has not always been a problem.

3 out of 5

Easy getaway spot

The hotel made for an easy last minute getaway. The room was spacious and clean. Just old with age. We had a garden view room and relaxed on the balcony with a glass of wine. The only drawbacks are that the people next door were out on the balcony until 2 am so I kept waking up to their sound. They also allow smoking on the patio so smoke would walked into my room. I would stay there again, especially because they allowed dogs so I could be there with mine.

Posted by , from Orange County, CA on Jul 24, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

by Cortnie

I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your feedback.

3 out of 5
Dont get me wrong the staff at the hotel were very nice but the hotel was nothing like we expected nothing like the pictures we seen online at all plus our tv did not work it was very old and made weird noises no cable even tho it was said cable tv deffenitly not a lake view we did not get a view at all. The restroom tub looked really dirty sheets were old table and chairs were so out dated as well and smelled like smoke all around.. so not a very good experience..

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 9, 2016 by Cortnie

We are so sorry you had an unsettling experience here at the lodge. We are currently upgrading rooms. Please come see us again and I can put you in one of our upgraded rooms.

3 out of 5

Pre Ski room

Pros: proximity to ski slopes
Cons: lots of superficial things in and around the rooms
old and worn with some new appliances, the beds are simple, mattress on wheels but sure comfy, dont expect much and you wont get much but its comfy and does the job for night of sleep

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016

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1 out of 5

Do not book

The bedsheets were full of hair, when we asked for new bedsheets the girl told us that she didn't change the sheets because "she didn't know anyone was using the room"! The beds were terrible, the room was dirty and the plumbing was slow. No headboard on the beds and the mattresses were old and dirty

Posted by , from los angeles on Dec 7, 2015

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5 out of 5
Staff is great, rooms are clean, great area close to the village walking distance, table in the room was a bit small

Posted by , from Palm springs ca on Nov 15, 2015

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3 out of 5

Just Okay

Pros: It was relatively inexpensive. Especially, since we went up to Big Bear on short notice.
Cons: This is an older property. Just about everything could be improved upon. New mattresses, linen, pillows, bathtub/shower, etc.
Location: It's a great location and close to The Village and restaurants, etc.
If you are picky, or you are expecting a 4-5 star hotel, do not stay here. We went up to Big Bear for the weekend and went to Oktoberfest. Our first choice, and just about everything else, was sold out unless you wanted to spend $300 per night. I found this hotel online and decided to take a chance. This is an older property and could use an upgrade. However, the room was large and had a fireplace. The mattresses were old, but they were comfortable enough since we were only staying 2 nights. But, just about everything needs to be replaced. My wife and I are not super picky, so this worked fine in a pinch.

Posted by , from CA on Oct 16, 2015

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Property Features

Big Bear Lakefront Lodge offers its guests barbecue grills and a picnic area. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. This Big Bear Lake motel is smoke free.

  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Ontario, CA (ONT-Los Angeles - Ontario Intl.) (93.6 km / 58.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Big Bear Lakefront Lodge offers 25 accommodations with fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Big Bear Lake motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Cable television is provided. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Fireplace
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

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

  • Playground on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Downhill skiing 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-in time ends at 10:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Please note: Guests bringing boats will be charged a $30 daily dock fee upon arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 15 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 30 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Weight limit: 40 lb


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
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: USD 30 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in fee: USD 20.00
  • Late check-out fee: USD 20.00

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

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You should know

  • Up to 3 children 15 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.