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“Comfy and Very Friendly” 4 of 5 stars
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Fireside Lodge
40660 Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #10 of 17 Big Bear Region B&B and Inns
Riverside, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Comfy and Very Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Had a great one nite stay. Room was clean , did not feel run down or old. Modern looking upgrades such as pine beds and newer linens. Bathroom area was nice and shower was NOT a trickle. Enjoyed the complimentary breakfast in the morning. Freshly made waffles, oj, muffins, coffee, and dry cereal all available in their dining hall/community room/kitchen area. Staff was superb !! Manager was very sweet and kind, offered all kinds of tidbits about the area and places we should check out. Excellent customer service!! (she manages all 3 of their properties) . This place was very accomodating and I can not wait to bring friends back and enjoy a wknd in the snow here !! Thanks Fireside.!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Malibu, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed here one night with our dog. We paid extra for a dog friendly room, even though I think we were the only ones on the property. We found the room extremely expensive for what we got. There was a ring around the toilet and we found alot of dried blood on one of the sleeping pillows (disgusting). There was a futon in one of the rooms, however the cushion did not fit properly and kept falling off. The vertical blinds were missing two slats, so much for privacy. It took quite a while for them to get the Internet working, however it was extremely slow. The TV was tiny and located high up in a corner near the ceiling. There was no breakfast as advertised. We were told breakfast was offered only on the weekends (this was not mentioned on their website). The swimming pool was empty with a tipped over 55 gallon drum laying in the middle. When we checked out, the woman behind the desk was extremely rude. She was on the telephone and just dismissed us. I had wanted to ask a question, but she went right on talking on the phone We would never ever stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lake Elsinore, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Fireside is a great place to stay. It is close to the village, quiet with great views of the lake. The staff is so friendly and accommodating. The rooms are clean and fresh, in fact the pool and all areas are always clean. It is very relaxing to sit outside and enjoy the fresh mountain air and look at the beautiful lake. Fireside is the best place to stay in Big Bear

Room Tip: I have stayed in the suites and regular rooms and all are very spacious and comfortable
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Hueneme, CA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had a family reunion here over Labor Day Weekend and the location was perfect! One block from the Village so we could walk right past the gridlocked traffic. We had four rooms all together, we could gather around the pool to visit and the water was perfect!

We had our 91 year old father with us and the staff treated him like he was their own. He loved the attention!

Jaqueline is a treasure - she made the whole weekend feel like we were her only guests. She was precious with our Dad and jumped to help us with reservations. She was the best, most attentive and friendly hotel manager we have ever met. This small chain is lucky to have her and we hope they realize it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The hotel workers are their to please! From the time I called until we left to go home, the hotel staff was very friendly and accomadating. Our room was very clean and relaxing, the pool was very well kept and their continental breakfast was great! They have breakfast foods from yogurt to fresh made waffles. Very convenient to all the local ammenities and offer great advice on where to go for your pleasure. The prices are very reasonable as well and we even stayed on a holiday weekend.
Everything went great without a hitch and I will be planning my next trip big bear at the Fireside Lodge!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Heard about Fireside Lodge through friends, and it didn't disappoint. We stayed in room 11 where there was a jacuzzi/fire place in the living room. The room was adorable, with great views of the lake. Its within walking distance to the village area where all the restaurants and shops are. And the staff is very friendly and helpful. All in all a wonderful time.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

My Husband and I had a small room (the one without the spa) paid a good rate and it did the trick except .... there is no air conditioning!! Please keep in mind it didnt state we would have AC so it was fine. The staff were kind enough to supply us with a small fan but please be aware in the middle of summer t was super hot and very uncomfortable. I couldnt have done another night or two.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fireside Lodge

Address: 40660 Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
Location: United States > California > Big Bear Region
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Big Bear Region
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fireside Lodge is centrally located in the heart of Big Bear. We are in walking distance to the Village and also to a number of family activity centers. We offer a variety of accommodations from motels, private cabins and suites with indoor or outdoor jacuzzi tubs. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Fireside Hotel Big Bear Lake

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