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Bear Valley Lodge

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3 Bear Valley Rd, Bear Valley, CA 95223
Bear Valley Lodge
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Palo Alto, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We have visited each of the last two summers for a sports camp. It was built in the mid 1960's and was all the rage then. A cosmetic update last year has helped a lot, but it is still a ski chalet circa 1969. If you are expecting Hyatt or Four Seasons, you will be sorely disappointed. If you just... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Wow. I hadn't been in the Lodge since last year and they have done a complete remodel of the lobby, lounge, bar and restaurant areas. And they got a new chef who is French but not stuffy. Prices are reasonable, you always meet someone interesting and they actually like talking with you. Last time I was in the bar, the... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We decided to go skiing in Bear Valley. We looked at lodges in Arnild but decided that the location to the ski hill was so good with the Bear Valley lodge we picked that. We checked in not expecting a J.W. Marriott but just a comfortable lodge. When we walked I'm we saw a cheap vending machine. Then the front... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is an old hotel in a remote area. The rooms are reasonably priced. Yes, the place could use some new carpets etc, but the rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The lobby area is classic and beautiful and the pool is great. They send their bed sheets out to be cleaned and even so we found a... More 

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East Palo Alto, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I stayed at the Bear Valley Lodge in the wintertime and enjoyed skiing at Bear Valley. I was a little taken back by the cost for the room but it's a resort area what you expect. The rooms are very dated but cozy. The staff at the Lodge were very friendly and very helpful throughout my stay. I would recommend... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Stayed at the Lodge one night with wife and kids (ages 5 & 2) for kids' first snow trip. I read the reviews beforehand so knew what to expect. Good news: Great location. Bad news: lodge is old. When we got into our room, my wife (who weighs 120lbs) sat on the bed and it collapsed. Maintenance was skeptical it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Took my family up for the evening to go sking the next day. The place is pretty old and looks like it hasn't been updated in a while. That being said, the rooms were OK and the location can't be beaten if you are going skiing. Also, the service from the front desk crew was outstanding. They really go out... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Came in late, called and it worked out, but no staff anywhere. This isn't a B&B, needs someone here at all times, especially during major storms. No food, no phone service and broken pay phone, no food, and so on. Walls beyond thin, shower handle broke off. Shampoo is dispensed from wall. Since we have arrived we haven't been able... More 

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Angels Camp, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

What a pleasure it was to work with the Staff at Bear Valley Lodge. With 28 people to please, Bear Valley was very attentive to our every need. They made my event planning a positive and delightful experience. All attendees had positive feedback about the Lodge, the staff and the surrounding. Thank you Bear Valley!

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Dorrington, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This was the best retreat center we have ever used for our yearly Leadership retreat for Community Bible Study. The staff was very helpful and accommodating, the food was good, the rooms were nice, the ambience couldn't have been more comfortable, cozy and relaxing, and the beautiful snowfall added much to our time. The staff was so nice to help... More 

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