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Big Bear Lodge
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

My girlfriend and I recently stayed at Big Bear Lodge and it was very clean and comfortable. Our room had a queen bed and it was $69 for the night. There was a large refrigerator in the room so you can leave your cooler at home. About a 4 minute drive to downtown Alpena. The rooms also had a local restaurant catalog with menus and locations of several area dining choices. We didn't go in the pool but it looked nice. If you're in town I recommend staying here and checking out the glass bottom boat tour.

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Reviewed 10 July 2013

Randy was very friendly and helpful. He was excited to tell us about some of the activities to do around the area. Room was a little small but clean. It was easy to get back on the road. Would recommend to others

Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

I agree that the owners of the hotel are very helpful and very friendly. And our room was clean. But it was a bit small for four of us (2 boys). And I found the grey decor depressing, but others might not care.
The lodge is easy to find right off the main highway, across from a very large city park and next to a fantastic restaurant (the Courtyard). It's a short walk to a family restaurant or a big boy.
The pool looked decidedly murky the day we were there. We went to Lake Huron instead.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Columbia City, Indiana, United States
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

My wife and I booked a 3 night stay at the Big Bear Lodge over the 4th of July weekend. Randy and Sarah are awesome!! Friendly as all get out, good people...definitely made us feel welcome. The rooms were exceptionally clean and the queen size bed was comfy. Mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker in the room was a big plus. The fireworks for the fourth were set off right across the street from the motel and it was spectacular!! Everything we decided on seeing in Alpena was only a hop, skip and jump away!!! Definitely will stay here again the next time we are up this way.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Alpena, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

We stayed here just for the night to beat the 4th of july traffic and so that our children could swim in the pool. Very clean room, Very friendly owners and very warm pool. i recommend staying here anytime.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Akron, Michigan
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Awesome place to stay! Made my anniversary extra special! Was very impressed. Management was very friendly and made you feel welcome with a smile. Rooms smelled nice and was very clean. Comfortable beds. Coffee pots.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Saginaw, Michigan
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

We stayed here because we had a wedding in Alpena and most places were booked, a family member looked into this place and had a nice chat with one of the owners, and on the spot, they booked our room for us. we had the suite room that had a functioning stove and oven (that baked a great coffee cake for breakfast!), microwave, coffee pot, and a full size fridge! we saved a lot of money by not eating out because of this connivence! The room felt like more like a home/apartment than a hotel. we felt so comfortable and relaxed. We had 6 people all together in this room (there's 2 beds and a futon, but we also brought an air mattress along) and we felt comfortable and not squished at all. the new owners have made a LOT of new improvements and it shows! they still have a little ways to go, but give it time and this place will SHINE! The owners were so friendly and nice! they really made the stay so enjoyable! they were willing to accommodate anything we needed. our room have 2 huge closets, which were perfect for all the luggage we brought along. We have family in Alpena, so if we have to stay up there again, this is the ONLY place we're going to stay at! Can't wait to see all the new improvements ahead!

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Big Bear Lodge

Property: Big Bear Lodge
Address: 2052 US Highway 23 S, Alpena, MI 49707-4523
Region: United States > Michigan > Alpena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Alpena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great value for the dollar,continental bkfst,good wi-fi, best views of Thunder Bay-Lake Huron, Clean and comfortable rooms, recent updates include new beds, new linens,blankets, and comforters. New Tapestry outdoor theme valances. All rooms well equipped with coffee makers in room, refridgerators, microwaves. We have 4 kitchenettes, two are lg with full living rooms, wide screen tv, full kitchen and bath. The other two have two seperate bedrooms and kitchenette, one has two full baths, and the other has 1.5. We also have an outdoor 8'deep pool heated to 84, with suntan deck. Come and take sanctuary from the storms of life, kick back and relax with us! ... more   less 
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