Motel 6 Big Bear

42899 Big Bear Boulevard92315Big Bear LakeUSA
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About Motel 6 Big Bear

Escape to California’s breathtaking San Bernadino Mountains on a budget at Motel 6 Big Bear. Set just across the street from Big Bear Lake Convention Center, this no frills accommodation beside California State Route 18 boasts free parking and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool.

Simply furnished rooms feature an en suite bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, free local calls and cable television. Some remodeled rooms with wood-effect flooring and more modern decor are available as are accessible rooms. In-room Wi-Fi is offered for a small fee.

Facilities include a 24-hour reception, vending machines and a launderette. Kids can stay free and pets are allowed.

Free morning coffee is provided and eateries in the vicinity include a pizzeria and a Mexican restaurant.

Motel 6 Big Bear is just three miles from nearby ski resorts and within one mile of the lakeshore. Big Bear Alpine Zoo is about two miles away.


42899 Big Bear Boulevard, 92315, Big Bear Lake, CA, USA
Telephone: +1(909)5856666 | Fax: +1(909)5856685 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Handy location was relatively peaceful

Many reviewers felt this motel was a convenient base for easy access to surrounding leisure destinations like ski resorts, hiking trails and golf courses. There was praise for the location in Big Bear Lake for easy access to amenities in the center of town and the range of shops and eateries within walking distance. The lakeshore and convention center were also just a short walk away. Reviewers said it was quiet most of the time but a few light sleepers were bothered by occasional noise traveling thru thin walls from adjacent rooms.

Flexible and affordable with praise for rooms

Most of the rooms reportedly weren't fancy, but as many visitors were in town to explore the great outdoors they thought the accommodation was more than adequately clean and comfortable considering the affordable rates. The remodeled rooms with updated decor and furniture attracted the most positive reviews. The pet-friendly policy was a bonus for dog lovers bringing their pet pooches along to enjoy the surrounding countryside.

Pleasant staff

Reviewers often had praise for the customer service, describing staff at reception as friendly and helpful.

Negative Reviews

Rooms had drawbacks

There were mixed views over the comfort of the beds, which some guests found too hard for their liking. Moreover, the air-conditioning was sometimes said to be ineffective in the warmest weather.

Charges for Wi-Fi were a bind

Charges for Wi-Fi access were unpopular with guests and some reviewers thought the speeds on offer were sluggish as well.

Limited supplies

Critics sometimes thought that the provided supplies of bathroom consumables like shampoo were too limited and many disliked having to go down to reception in search of more.

Rating Overview

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6.8 /10
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    7.2 /10
6.8 out of 10 based on 1459 reviews