We were in Big Bear for a family emergency. Based on the circumstances were in, I searched for a hotel that was near where we needed to be. The Best Western Plus was a great find for me and my family. I have stayed at other Best Western's that are pretty basic in amenities and appearance. This hotel stands out from other Best Western's because this hotel has charm and style. The decor was beautiful with many touches you would find at other boutique hotels. The main lobby has lots of unique decor with a small display of antique cameras, chinese vases and glass chandiler's. The rooms were very clean and they even put a light scent in the rooms so when you walk in it's like you are home.
Our room had a small balcony with two chairs and a fireplace. We ran the fireplace all night and it was strong enough to keep the room warm. For those of you with children, the cable television featured all the major children's channels like Nick, Disney, Sprout and Cartoon Network. I have traveled to hotels where the only children's channel is Cartoon Network and my son is 5 so he still prefers the younger programming instead of cartoons geared for older channels. For adults, there was a variety of channels including CNN, PBS, NatGeo, Animal Planet, ESPN, Univision and all the local LA stations (chanels 2,4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13).
The free morning breakfast is unlike other "continental" breakfasts where it's just a carb fest. This breakfast included real scrambled eggs, cut potatoes, bacon (Saturday) and sausage (Sunday). There was yogurt, bagels, bread, mini muffins, fresh fruit, 3 types of cold cereals, oatmeal wth the trimmings and coffee, juice (cranberry and orange) and hot tea. As I sat in the breakfast area, I heard other hotel guests comment how wonderful it was to have a variety of food. The days I was there I didn't go out and have breakfast, I was full till lunch.
The location of the hotel is very close a Walgreens. And within walking distance to LaMontana Mexican Restaurant and a little further away was Captain's Anchorage. The hotel is also a very short drive to the base of Bear Mountain and Moonridge Zoo. I like this location because it is away from the hustle and bustle of the Village area which can get full by lunch and dinner time.
Overall, I was very pleased with our stay beyond the circumstances that brought us up to Big Bear. The next time I am in Big Bear or know of someone looking for a place to stay I will recommend this hotel.
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