The Lodge at Big Bear Lake Hotel Review

Big Bear Lodge is a Holiday Inn property in Big Bear City that has become the premier hotel in Big Bear. The property is designed to look like one of those lodges that you would see in a National Park, complete with wood hewn bed frames and antler chandeliers in the lobby. I got a chance to stay there recently, and it was a great home base to exploring the area. Read all the information below.

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Details

  • Book here
  • Amenities: Patios with chairs, Wifi, flat screen TV

Getting There

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The lodge is located right off Highway 18 on Big Bear Lake Dr. There is a large parking lot to accommodate the hotel’s guests. They are located about 5 minutes walk from downtown Big Bear, which is a perfect spot for exploring the city on foot.

The Lodge

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As soon as you pull up, you will see the lodge is designed to look like a big rustic cabin. It is a lot of fun and does make you feel like you are staying in a mountain town. The lobby itself has the aforementioned antler chandeliers as well as a half dozen couches to relax at.

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They have a restaurant on the property which I went to for breakfast, and the meal was above average for a hotel restaurant. You can also go to Grizzly Manor in downtown Big Bear as well though which is a personal favorite of mine.

The Rooms

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My room at the lodge was large and inviting. It had a king-sized bed and a separate chair and foot stool for relaxing. There was a flat screen TV and a Keurig for coffee.

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The room also had a sliding door and a patio with two chairs on it and a walkway to the pool.

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The bathroom was a common bathroom that you would expect at a hotel.

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I stayed here for only one night, but I really enjoyed it as it was quiet and close to the town. I walked to the town on multiple occasions just to look at a shop or grab an ice cream. If you are looking for a good place to stay in the area, then be sure to check it out. Let me know if you have visited and what you thought in the comments.

Disclosure: This hotel was provided for me free of charge, all opinions are my own.

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  • Gaelle

    Hi Josh,
    I’m planning on going to Big Bear and stay at the Holiday Inn, but I’m still hesitating between going in December or February. I’d love to see the snow and I’m thinking December is maybe too early. Any advices ?! 🙂 (I’ll go from LA)

    • Thanks for the comment! It is really hard to tell when the snow will be there each year. December generally has some snow but you never know with the California drought. The same can be said for February. I wish I could be more help but it does depend on the weather each year. Big Bear is fun even without the snow though 🙂