Read about this motel on Trip Advisor & decided to go on a whim for my birthday. Reserved a lakeview suite thru the motel's website, which had cheaper pricing than Expedia, etc.. I paid approx. $156 for a lakeview "suite", which I normally wouldn't spend for 1 nite, but the website said the suite had 2 TV's & 2 bathrooms, which I thought would be perfect for myself & my 11 yr old. Apparently they took 2 small motel rooms & combined into 1. One entrance has a bathroom, a kitchenette with micro & fridge & the L/R which has a futon bed, fireplace, computer desk & TV above it. The SMALL bedroom also had a computer desk w/TV over it & bathroom by 2nd entrance. Both areas had sliding glass doors & extended balcony w/chairs & table. The only problem with the chairs was that when you sit down your lake view is obstructed by balcony railing which ends up being at exact eye level. The view was good enough, however you are situated behind a few houses that are directly on the lakefront. The only real problem I encountered was the loud drunken party people right next door, also celebrating a birthday. I like fresh air but had to close my slider at night cuz of the partying they were doing on their balcony, which sucked. I didn't complain to the office because my friends & I used to be like that when we were younger & they eventually passed out anyway around 9 pm. Next time I go I will make mention of this in hopes of not being placed next door to younger party people.
- 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