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Big Bear Lodge

2052 US 23 S, Alpena, MI 49707
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must stay place. The family owners/staff are so helpful and friendly. The room was comfortable and clean. I will come back some day. The management went out of their way to recommend places to go and things to see. Even though the motel is on a highway, it was pretty quiet.

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Mason, Michigan, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This Motel is not the Ritz and neither is the price you pay! The motel is old and the new owners are updating more each year. The rooms are adequate for a CLEAN Safe Good Nights Sleep. The owners are very friendly and informative about things to see & do in the area. The motel is directly across the street... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay. The owners were very nice and informative. I would recommend others to stay there. The cost was perfect and they do military discounts there also. There are nice parks near by. So if you have children it works out great. There is an amazing restaurant next door that uses their own grown vegetables for their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I had a really great stay the owners are great people the room looked great and nice and clean. for alpena this is a really great place. Its right off us 23 easy to get to keep up the great work Randy and Sarah

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I was not expecting a palace, but when a motel gets 4 star reviews I expect it to be habitable. I researched this place on Trip Advisor, and was expecting a charming Mom and Pop place based on the fabulous reviews and ratings. The lobby was cluttered, the pool looked dirty, and the outside was very worn, but we decided... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had mechanical problems with our truck. Randy and Sarah were very sweet and accommodating! The rooms ARE small but extremely clean. They also have larger efficiency suites for bigger groups. We would definitely recommend the Big Bear Lodge, in Alpena.

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Hammond, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed at the Big Bear Lodge on July 5th. Randy and Sarah are very friendly. The room was very basic but very clean and fine for our needs. The bed was comfortable and we had a good nights sleep. The continental breakfast was a nice touch. There is also a nice restaurant right next door and the beach right... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in one of the two room suites that had a fridge, stove, coffee pot, microwave & even a few dishes. it was very clean, roomy enough for what we needed and the owners were very friendly. Our only complaint is that the beds were very uncomfortable. :( We liked being walking distance to family, food & of course... More

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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We only stay at Big Bear when we visit Alpena. It's perfect for our needs. We don't care about fancy amenities like big workout rooms or saunas. We're here to enjoy Alpena. The rooms are a bit dated and that scared us at first but we realized almost immediately that they were meticulously clean and comfortable. This is a family... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Ok, so if you are looking for fancy high end lodging, this is not for you. As far as I know, there is no masseuse on staff. But if you are looking for clean, comfortable rooms and people who welcome you like friends, this place is awesome. In fact, my family doesn't stay anywhere else when we go rock hounding... More

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Address: 2052 US 23 S, Alpena, MI 49707
Location: United States > Michigan > Alpena
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Number of rooms: 22
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