Big Bear Lodge

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Overview of Big Bear Lodge

Big Bear Lodge

2.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
2052 US Highway 23 S., Alpena, MI, 49707

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMich-E-Ke-Wis Park2 min walk
  • Popular LocationStarlite Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationThomson Park16 min walk
  • AirportAlpena, MI (APN-Alpena County Regional)14 min drive

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About this area


Located in Alpena, Big Bear Lodge is near the airport and near the beach. Alpena Golf Club and River's Edge Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Rockport State Park and Negwegon State Park. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center are also worth visiting. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing and skiing, and don't miss out on the snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

What's nearby

  • Mich-E-Ke-Wis Park - 2 min walk
  • Starlite Beach - 5 min walk
  • Blair Street Park - 9 min walk
  • Thomson Park - 16 min walk
  • Bay View Park - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Alpena, MI (APN-Alpena County Regional) - 14 min drive

About this property

Big Bear Lodge

Motel in Alpena with free parking
Multilingual staff, a garden and barbecues are available at this motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a picnic area.
Big Bear Lodge offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Cable televisions are provided.

Bathrooms include a shower. This Alpena motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken

Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Fridge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Multilingual staff


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lift (single-level property)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge

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Check-in from 3 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to March 1 2023 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • A kitchen/kitchenette is available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Property is also known as

Big Bear Lodge Alpena
Big Bear Alpena
Big Bear Lodge Motel
Big Bear Lodge Alpena
Big Bear Lodge Motel Alpena

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 175 out of 312 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 96 out of 312 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 32 out of 312 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 312 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 312 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful little spot to stay at if you're in town! The staff is great and the rooms are quiet and comfy!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I good old fashion motel good service
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
cost effective with good location for an overnight stay in Alpena
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I loved how it was more of a mom & pop type place. It had a real good homey atmosphere. The owners were really nice and very polite and helpful. It's location is awesome, close to where I need to be for my job. I enjoyed it so much I'm planning a trip back and bringing my grandson along. He'd love it. Thank you to the owners for their hospitality. See you again!!!
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Would stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022