The Travelodge at Big Bear Lake is located between three ski resorts and just a short distance from all that Big Bear has to offer. Walk to the lake, and we are just minutes from the village, lake, zip lines, restaurants, bars, shops,sleding, tubing, and skiing. - We offer clean, comfortable accomodations at a reasonable rate. - Free wireless internet and complimentary continental breakfast. - Extended stay discounts - Group and corporate rates - Discounted ski tickets - We give discounts to guests for the Bowling Barn and Big Bear Funplex - Walk to the lake - outdoor seasonal pool and spa
Loved the size of the room and bed
Didn't care for how far it was from the town's main shopping area but it's a short drive away so it's not a deal breaker
For last minute planning it was cheer than the rest
Ants and spiders in the room. A/C did not work!! Staff wasn't the friendliest. No sort of window in the front of the room and no view... last time I stay there.
Pros... Great location for snowboarding big bear, if u have a car. About 7 minutes away from the mountains (bear and summit). No traffic during the weekdays. Away from the town or shopping where it's crowded. We liked that aspect. room was good for what we paid. ($50 per night). Clean enough but not extraordinary. But we didn't expect anything five stars. Came with what was in fine print. Heater in room was very old looking and working but did the job. Parking is good and plenty. No assigned stalls so u can park where u want and closer to ur unit. The free complementary breakfast I thought was great. ( bagels with cream cheese. Cereal and milk. Hot coffee or tea. Wrapped pastries. Select fruit like apples and oranges.) breakfast started at 7 to 10 am. We watched the news to start our day. Overall good experience for the total amount paid. Staff the first day was nice and friendly. Didn't have any problems with our next door neighbors.
As for the cons... Killed a decent size spider in my room. But that's no prob for me. Just a heads up. As for the heater, it didn't have a remote or timer so when it got too hot at night I had to get out of the bed and adjust or turn off. Did this twice during the night. So the first night i didn't sleep the greatest. This might've also been from the red eye flight we caught. The first night after boarding we came home to Luke warm shower water. Ran it in the tub for a while but stayed luke warm. We were so tired it didn't matter. Went through with it and went to bed. The next night we were weary about the shower and when we turned it on for a while again same problem but this time it was just cold water and no hot. Called the front desk 3 times and let the phone ring for a minute straight each time. No one picks up. I walk over to the front desk and the guy at the front is watching tv right next to the phone. I called him on it and say "wassup bra, you never heard my last 3 calls?" Looked like I caught him off guard and he smirks "sorry, no." Anyway he gets the water hot and it s all good. HOWARD is the slacking front desk guy. Hope he's not there when u stay. Kinda creeper looking but seems harmless. Not too knowledgeable either. Haha!
Modern design, clean, and friendly staff.
Breakfast was a joke.
I go to big bear often and Travelodge is the best place with great service for guests. The rooms are clean, upgraded, and they do what they say. They do not cheat customers like many of hotels in big bear we visited.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and fresh. There was hot water, a working heater, cable, free wifi, and conventional breakfast. Also the location is easy to find and close to everything.
The wifi was very slow.
Rooms were decent size.
We did not have any hot water during our stay in February. Hot showers are a must for when you come back from snowboarding all day. Instead, we had cold showers both in the PM and AM. So it wasn't just at one time of the day during peak usage. Also the hot tub is seasonal, which means; only in in the summer. No hot tub after boarding either.