The Best Hotels to Book in Big Bear Lake, California

Soak up the serenity of the great outdoors in your private cabin near Big Bear Lake
Soak up the serenity of the great outdoors in your private cabin near Big Bear Lake | Courtesy of Noon Lodge /
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27 October 2021

Once you check into hotels in Big Bear Lake, you’ll have a hard time checking out. This small California city, surrounded by the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest, is way too easy to fall in love with. From fishing on the lake itself to skiing down Bear Mountain and strolling with coffee through the Village, Big Bear Lake is as perfect as it is picturesque. Looking for hotels in Big Bear Lake with more than the bare necessities? We’ve got you covered – these are all bookable on Culture Trip.

Bluegreen Vacations Big Bear Village, Ascend Resort Collection

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Trust us, the Club at Big Bear Village is one that you’ll desperately want to join. Drop your bags on the floor of your suite and enjoy resort membership perks like a game room, dedicated children’s pool, billiards and fast access to the lake. In the winter, you’ll want to hibernate in your suite, snoozing in the oversized tubs, catching z’s by the fireplace and sipping fresh cocoa with your cubs on the balcony.

Noon Lodge at Mallard Bay

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The hotels in Big Bear Lake are mighty fine, but Noon Lodge at Mallard Bay was built for those who need nothing more than peace and quiet. These rustic cabins are tucked away on a residential street, granting you the privacy and self-catered silence that you desire. When you do want a little company, the lodge has shared cornhole boards, shuffleboard and fire pits where you can whittle the day away.

Robinhood Resort

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Robinhood Resort might not have been stolen from the rich, but you’ll definitely feel wealthier than the Merry Men when you stay here. Each suite has a fireplace, in-room spa, mini-kitchen and lake views that you’ll never want to leave. Located in the heart of the village and only an archer’s pull away from the lake, you’re never far from Big Bear’s year-round fun. Make sure you stop at Nottinghams Tavern for an ale – we promise there’s no tyrannical sheriff behind the bar.

Marina Riviera

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At Marina Riviera, you want to be the third wheel – or, at least, you want to be in the Third Wheel suite. Right outside your door, you’ll step onto the property’s private beach, leaving footprints in the sand as you make tracks to the hot tub and pool. The inside is just as alluring with a gas log fireplace and vintage art along the walls. And if you need any more convincing, they’ve got a pizza joint on site.

Lagonita Lodge

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Lagonita Lodge thinks that you’re long overdue for a weekend with your buddies that won’t break the bank. This is one of the hotels in Big Bear Lake that blend convenience with affordability, keeping you within a short walk of the village and treating you to a handful of pleasant on-site perks. Wine and cheese welcome parties every evening followed by a game of billiards or story-swapping in the hot tub make for an easy, enjoyable and inexpensive night in.

Holiday Inn Resort the Lodge at Big Bear Lake, an IHG Hotel

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In-room rock spas and crackling fireplaces dare to keep you in your suite at the Lodge for the duration of your stay. You may not argue with this Holiday Inn Resort’s warm hospitality, but if you must protest such sublime relaxation, they’ll gladly shuttle you to the ski lifts for a little time on the slopes. You’ll be positioning your poles back to the hotel in no time for a shredded sirloin quesadilla at Stillwells Restaurant.

Wolf Creek Resort

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Want to treat your partner with a romantic vacation at Big Bear Lake? Book one of their rustic chalets with a fireplace and mountain view. Trust us, one look at this cozy space will leave them fawning over you. You’ll find few reasons to leave the fireside, though you’re only a short drive from the village if you’re in need of chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of California’s delicious wine.

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