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Big Bear Motel
Ranked #13 of 29 Hotels in Cody
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Big Bear Motel? LOVED IT!
It may only rate as a 2 star, but, it was a great find in Cody, Wyoming. The room was very clean and comfortable and had nice touches like hand-hewn wood trim and wood towel bars, hooks, etc. It also had a great outdoor pool and was very refreshing when the mercury reached 96F.

The location was great as it was on the way out of town if you we're heading West to Yellowstone Park, Wy. Easy to fuel up for the day's drive and very close to the Cody Rodeo Arena. Check out the Rodeo for a truly Western experience. Another "must do" while travelling Western U.S.A. Across the road was Our Place restaurant . Perfectly located for a morning breakfast that doesn't break the bank. Cash only please!

If you're doing a road trip through Cody, consider the Big Bear Motel. It checks a lot of travellers boxes and is a fun, inexpensive , well maintained property that delivers big time just like the landscape that surrounds it.

Room Tip: Room #1. Great views of the landscape and of the memorable Motel sign.
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Bigbearmotel2, Owner at Big Bear Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2014

YEE HAW right back at ya WITH A BIG HOWDY Bill and Jody Holly this guy must have got a ride with the horse

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This place was our most memorable hotel on our trip to Yellowstone. It is clean, quiet, and a great place for kids. We did indeed get a free pony ride for my younger daughter and a couple of riding lessons for my two older daughters. The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable and went out of their way to make our stay really enjoyable. Please, take a chance on this place!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Bigbearmotel2, Owner at Big Bear Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2014

Thanks and we think so to Bill thanks why we bought it Jody

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

My wife and I stayed in a king room on the ground floor for one night. The room was quiet. We did not hear the occupants next door or above us. The room had a microwave and mini-refrigerator. There is a standard motel through the wall HVAC unit that operated well and fairly quiet. It appeared that the room had been remodeled recently. There is a full bathroom. Hair dryers are available upon request. The comfort of the bed was acceptable. There was a pad under the sheet that was somewhat rough, but it did not interfere with sleep. As mentioned in prior reviews, the towels and face cloths are thin. The motel is close to the rodeo and Wal-Mart. There are nearby restaurants. We paid a total of $125 with tax. This was inexpensive compared to other Cody lodging. I was looking for a motel that provided a quiet, clean room with a comfortable bed at reasonable price for a one night stay. Big Bear met that need.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bigbearmotel2, Owner at Big Bear Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2014

We are always to to better ours all new kings for this summer 2014 enjoy Bill and Jody

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Clean, good place to sleep. Very friendly, helpful staff. Good recommendations from them on what to see and where to go in Yellowstone. If you're looking for a good sleep and don't need a lot of "frills", this is a good choice. I think you'll find this place very family friendly as well. Very close to Yellowstone, so it was easy to travel in and back out. I will stay here again, I think.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Thank TiceLK
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Bigbearmotel2, Owner at Big Bear Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2014

We sure try to keep in mind a most peaceful motel that I have ever seen don't ya think Bill and Jody

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Clean motel with fun atmosphere. Has nice outdoor pool and playground that was a hit with the kids and throw in pony ride as well. My family enjoyed the rodeo and free BBQ dinner the motel hosted for the Fourth of July. Daughter even rode pony in local parade thanks to the generosity of the clerk and the boots and bottle club. Aloha!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Bigbearmotel2, Owner at Big Bear Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2014

We have always believed in trying to keep with the western theme I mean we are in Cody Wy enjoy our western hospitality Bill and Jody

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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

This place surprised me. We rolled into Cody around dinner time after driving most of the day. The "downtown" motels were more than we wanted to pay, and the. And the campground had RVs parked two feet apart. We drove a bit out of town and happened on the Big Bear motel. Front desk staff was very friendly and the rate was about the best we found (we checked a few motels). Our room was on the second floor and had a nice mountain view. It looked to be recently renovated and was huge, with two queen beds, nice furnishings, good bathroom, etc. Only one small suggestion: they should add a clothes rack with hangers somewhere in the room. There was a coat rack with three hooks, but that was it.

The motel has a nice pool that our son enjoyed, laundry facilities ($4 for a wash/dry load, but they only have one washer/dryer), a nice playground and grassy area, etc. It's also right next to the rodeo grounds if you are attending that.

All in all, a surprisingly good find. I like supporting privately owned businesses like this, especially when they do a good job. True, it's not in the center of town, but it's only a five minute or so drive into the center.

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Bigbearmotel2, Owner at Big Bear Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2014

Thanks for the kind words as we are always trying to be alittle better thanks again Bill and Jody Holly

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This hotel is in the heart of cowboy country. The reception staff very helpful and friendly, they gave us good advise on our journey the day we departed. Complimentary coffee served in the morning and there is a cafe cross the road that severs a good, cheap breakfast. The room was okay and clean. We went to Cody Rodeo, its the real thing and not touristy at all. Would stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bigbearmotel2, Owner at Big Bear Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2014

This are a no frills motel that is clean and welcoming we do have the basics AC, full baths tub showers, cable with HBO wifi , biggest pool in Cody thanks Bill

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Additional Information about Big Bear Motel

Address: 139 W Yellowstone Ave, Cody, WY 82414-8723
Location: United States > Wyoming > Cody
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 29 Hotels in Cody
Price Range: $95 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Big Bear Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Big Bear Motel is located just 52 miles from the East Gate of Yellowstone. We are a mom and pop American ran motel with 66 rooms on property along with 2 Vacation rentals located in Cody. We are walking distance to many great attractions here in Cody including the world famous Cody Night Rodeo (just a 5 minute walk away). The Old Trail Town is just a 2 minute walk away, and the BBHC or Buffalo Bill Center of The West is located just 2 miles away. We have 32 rooms that were completely renovated in recent years with multiple bed setups including 2 Handicap rooms and 2 Queen rooms with vaulted ceilings . Each of our rooms have cable television, full bath (tub and a shower), A/C and heat, WiFi, and some nice hot coffee in the morning in our main office complimentary to all guests staying with us. Come experience the west at the best place to stay in Cody, Big Bear Motel! ... more   less 
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