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Big Bear Motel
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Thin Walls
User: 7258lacy from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Mar, 26, 2019
Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2019
Rating: 3
Office was unmanned when we checked in. Had to call to have someone come over. Room was fine and they take dogs. Walls are very thin. There was a family staying above us with two teenage boys with skateboards. All evening past 9pm you could hear them running on the balcony and jumping on their skateboards. We didn’t call the office but the skateboarding started up again the next morning before 7am. I can’t imagine getting any sleep in the summer when the place is full.

Love this place!
User: P7504VLamandaw from: Cloquet, Minnesota
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Feb, 13, 2019
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2018
Rating: 5
This is by far my favorite place! It’s nothing fancy and not up to date- so if that’s what you’re looking for go elsewhere. If you’re looking for an amazing experience- is the place to go. Close to the rodeo (walking distance) and family friendly. They had a band play and brought horses and donkeys for everyone to ride. We swam while listening to the country band with the mountains in the background then headed over to the rodeo. Very friendly, family owned and ran business. I will definitely be back.

Clean, Friendly, Wonderful!
User: GleefulGlobetrotter from: Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Feb, 12, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2018
Rating: 5
The Big Bear Motel was such a pleasant surprise! The staff was more than friendly, the place was spotless, and checking in and out was a breeze! We stayed while on a trip for Yellowstone, and it's a decently long drive to the park (it's more of a challenge coming back from the park after a long day of hiking), but the price cannot be beat. We loved the views of the mountains, too!
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Great value and a ‘community feel’
User: reddiguy from: Redditch, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Dec, 25, 2018
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2018
Rating: 5
On first impression it’s a bit of a strange place, not quite what we’ve been used to before, with cabins and motel rooms surrounding a huge gravelled yard, with the office, nice sized swimming pool and playground in the centre. It all does look a little basic at first, but it’s the room we are most interested in, not necessarily the grounds. We booked a standard double room, which was on the second floor (UK: first floor) of the motel block. There is no elevator, so you have to take your cases up the metal stairs if you have a room on this floor, although this is well publicised and ground floor rooms are available. Each room had wooden seats and a table outside on the long balcony. This faced the mountains in the distance, and it was nice to sit out here for a short while in the evening to watch the comings and goings in the yard below, as did other guests. We received room 215, which was huge, and contained two extremely comfortable double beds – just the right firmness for a two good nights’ sleep, bedded with sheets rather than a duvet. There was a bedside table between the beds with a lamp, clock and two small drawers. The room also contained a side unit with further drawers, and further space to put things. A wooden side table and two chairs, lamp and two suitcase stands. There was no closet/wardrobe, but about seven coat hanger spaces (no actual hangers). There was also a mini fridge and small microwave. The TV was high on the wall, and had plenty of channels. The bathroom area had a wooden floor. The bathroom itself just contained a bath/shower and WC. The sink unit was in the main room itself and had plenty of space for our own toiletries, a typical selection of towels, hairdryer and large mirrors. The hotel was very busy, and the owners clearly work hard to create a communal atmosphere with horse rides and even some live music playing outside near the office. Well done them for doing something above and beyond what others do. We booked the room early, so secured a good price (although no breakfast included) for an area that can be quite expensive. We would certainly stay here again if we were ever in the area.
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Do not overlook the Big Bear
User: Grant P from: South Australia, Australia
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Dec, 17, 2018
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018
Rating: 5
Cody is a great town imho, but like all of US tourism it has become expensive so it is a pleasure to find a reasonably priced place that offers a decent sized room with comfortable beds in a good location. It is well run and will reply to emails, which is a bonus when you are booking from a distance. Highly recommend the Big Bear.
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