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Marina Resort
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Big Bear Region
Reviewed 8 June 2014

This hotel focuses on the "woodsy" country look and feel, with large exposed beams and wooden furniture and fittings. The rooms are not large, nor particularly well appointed. We paid $10 extra for a lake view, only to discover that all of the rooms face the lake! So we felt a bit "ripped off". However, the beds are comfortable, which is the main thing you want. The bathroom was small, but serviceable. We were there in summer, and the weather was good. Big Bear Lake is a nice area, and the restaurants were within easy walking distance of the hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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MarinaBBL, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

All of our rooms do have a lake view, you are right. Perhaps you were charged for a different floor or room size. Nonetheless, we do apologize if you were negatively impacted by the miscommunication. Thank you for taking the time to review our property.

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

The pro on this hotel is the view and location.
There is easy walking distance to the "village center".
You are right on the lake.
The con is basically the room itself.
Comes across great in photos but really not that impressive.
Lots of needed repairs and just plain unfinished work.
I wouldn't stay here again for the money.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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MarinaBBL, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

We thank you for your feedback and apologize if you were dissatisfied with your stay. We are continuing to make improvements to the property, including remodeling rooms, in order to better accommodate our guests.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

We loved this place. After a long trip, it was like a breath of fresh air. Friendly, clean, and comfortable. It is within walking distance of stores and restaurants. I would definitely recommend it to anyone and will stay here again the next time we are in the area.

Stayed: May 2014
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MarinaBBL, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Stephanie, thank you so much for the great review! We appreciate you staying with us!

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Wow, just stayed here on 5-21-14, and the rooms were AMAZING. Everything was brand new and so comfortable. I was worried when I saw the review about the dirty carpet, but was relieved when I showed up and saw brand new carpet, granite in the bathroom, wood flooring in the entry and new mirror closet doors. This was well worth the money! And to top everything off... the view is killer! You are literally right on the lake and have a gorgeous view of big bear!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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MarinaBBL, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

We are so glad you gave us a try Vicky! Thanks for staying with us!

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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Four of us went away for a relaxing mini break (two couples) and we all felt very homely and cosy in this wooden retreat with gorgeous lake views. The people at reception were friendly and helpful, and the rooms had nice gas fires and luxurious big beds. The place has plenty of parking, and was really close (a five-minute walk) to the village which made it really easy to all do our own thing. A thoroughly lovely spot for a weekend away.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Fiona H
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MarinaBBL, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Fiona, we are so glad your group had a great time! Thank you for visiting our property!

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We just returned from a mini vacation to Big Bear. We have never stayed in a hotel in our many visits to Big Bear. We chose the Marina Resort due to its location right on the lake and proximity to the Village. Our room was beautiful. All the furniture was made of logs and was very cozy. There was even a fireplace. The view from the balcony was just amazing, and the staff was friendly. We loved how we were able to leave our car and walk to restaurants in the Village. Would definately stay here again. Only negative thing I would say is that they do not accept pets and while looking at the beautiful view and seeing many people walking their dogs on the beach, made us really miss our dogs:)

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kathy S
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MarinaBBL, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Thanks so much for staying with us Kathy! We are thrilled you had a great time!

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Let me start off by stating that this place is about the same as a Motel 8 / Days Inn right on Big Bear Lake. We visited the Marina Resort in April 2014. The resort is easy to find right off the 18 and right on Big Bear Lake. There is ample parking and the check-in was quick. The staff at the reception was friendly. Now lets move on to the rooms. The Resort has 2 floors. The carpets were filthy. Since this was Spring I would have guessed they would have cleaned the carpets after the winter rush. Bathroom has a tub and was well kept. The room opens up to a patio which overlooks the lake. The rooms are packed together like sardines with paper thin walls. You can hear each flush from the neighbors room and can hear them talking too. We were on the first floor and there was another couple in the room above us. Every step they took upstairs made the ceiling wood creek and to top it off this was a "Just Married" couple who got "intimate" and entertained themselves pretty loudly smack in the middle of the night around 1:00 a.m and kept us awake all night.
Personally, I dont think we will be staying at this resort again.

Room Tip: All rooms face open to face the Lake.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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MarinaBBL, Guest Relations Manager at Marina Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Aero E, thank you for your review. We are currently experimenting with a new sound proofing system and would like to get it as effective as possible before implementing it througout the entire property. We apologize for any inconveinence this may have caused you. Our manager is concerned with making sure you have an excellent stay. Should you choose to return to our property please do not hesitate to speak with him.

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Address: 40770 Big Bear Blvd., CA 92315
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Region: United States > California > Big Bear Region
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Big Bear Region
Price Range: £54 - £325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marina Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the Lake and in the center of the Village. Think you've had it with daily life? Think about this... a beautiful, sandy beach, Lakeside Jacuzzi, seasonal pool, and sweeping lake views from every room. 32" Flat Screen TV's, high-speed internet, coffee makers, refrigerators... all the conveniences you would expect to find at a beautiful lake front hotel. Our top floor offers king rooms for adults, our middle floor offers two double beds with a balcony and our lake level floor offers two queen beds with beach access. That's what you'll find at the Marina Resort, a three diamond lake front resort where every room has a breathtaking lake views. The Marina Resort... call us now, a reservation specialist is standing by. ... more   less 
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