Knights Inn Big Bear Lake2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We went to Big Bear for Octoberfest and decided to see if we could spend the night. Everything was pretty booked and sold out. Knights Inn owned by Wyndham Hotels averages $67 a night but I guess their figured they could price gouge since nothing was avail and we paid $197.00 for one night. My opinion this place isn't worth the $67 they normally charge. I will NEVER support another Wyndham again, I have a beautiful SUV I could sleep in with many more amenities and cleaner.
Facilities are really old. Not clean, uneven sidewalks made for difficult entry to the property... Just stay at the Motel 6! We encountered dust/dirt and spiders in our room. The ancient 1950's style wall heater was flithy. We stayed there in March. They gave us a super-noisy space heater that we couldn't have on at night. The TV remote was broken so we couldn't even change the channel. No clerk on duty after 9pm. No ammenities in the room like coffee or hairdryer. No ice machine on the property. We booked here because it was a Wyndham property and were really disappointed.
We decided at the last minute to go to big bear...unfortunately it was a very busy weekend due to a bike race and most of the hotels were booked. We saw the picture of the The Knights Inn and decided to go ahead and book it since it was one of the only places with a vacancy. Once we arrived we were told our room was not in the main building but one across the street. The building was old, stained walls, windows that didn't close, the whole place was run down. The 2 sitting chairs were stained...I didn't know if it was paint drippings or bird poop. I didn't even want to know what the brown stain on the seat was. The dresser was covered with what appeared to be the popcorn ceiling....the sheets looked clean as I inspected for bugs....the blanket was very old and thinned out...the bathroom was clean ( I will give them that) . Word of warning, Do not take the room key until you decide to stay...once you take them the money is non refundable . We literally went to the room to sleep- I kept my suitcase on top of the little table and only slept with the sheets and moved the blanket away. The building is one you would see being rented out per hour not for a couple or a family. I did take a shower in the morning and the water was just fine. When my daughter got out of bed , a spider came out from under the sheets ,but it was a small spider , which at this point nothing surprised me. The man at the front desk was polite and they did have a box of donuts and some coffee in the morning.I will never stay there again.
My stay at the Knights Inn was ok. My room was located across the street (Lynn Rd) from the main building, What I liked: Walking distance to the village/restaurants. Affordability, last minute booking was less than half price of hotels around it. Overall the room was clean. I liked the bathroom/shower area had dressing room which could be shut with a second door. The 2-bed room was a good size. Free Wifi in room. What I didn’t like: Room temperature/ ventilation, the room remained at least 10 degrees above the temperature outside at night, the ceiling fan operated but did not help in ventilation. I understand cooling systems are sometimes not present in hotels which are typically built for winter; however, each room should have at least a portable fan that can be placed by the window to help the flow of cold air from outside to ventilate the room. This impacted my ability to sleep as it was too hot for my comfort. I was unable to make the TV function properly, the remote operated the “cable box” but will not turn off the TV or manage the volume, and the TV was on when we arrived. I had to unplug the TV to turn it off. The TV is an old box TV model. The staff was amicable and pleasant. My check in and check out were prompt and without issue. The hotel grounds appear to have exceeded the life for its usefulness and appeal to remain competitive. I would stay in this hotel again only as a last resort in the area and for solo trips. I would rather pay extra if I had to bring family or significant other as the grounds are clean but very old and maybe too old for comfort.
Hot as heck with no air con. Dingy. Dirty. Broken blinds. No phone in room. TV didn't work, and when we called tbe desk (using cell phone) they sent up a maintenance man who couldn't fix it. This is probably the cheapest place in town and now I know why. But even for $95, I expect a lot more.
So this place exceeded my extremely low expectations based on the reviews here. Split my room with another family. Stains everywhere. The heater gets way too hot and we thought we were going to pass out from heat exhaustion. TV was on when we entered the room, looked everywhere for possible burglar/murder victim. I guess it's actually protocol to leave the tv on at this stink hole. The frozen satellite dish wouldn't produce tv channels. There were 4 layers of linoleum on the floor, all of which were visible due to sections of ripped apart first layer, second layer, and third layer. Many other complaints but really not all that bad. I'll be back again.
Stayed one night (Saturday). This is the only place we could find as every other place was booked. Our double room was USD 200 per night - not exactly dirt cheap. There are two buildings on the opposite sides of a very busy street - both appear run down and poorly maintained. We ended up in the building across the street from the lobby, which was reasonably quiet until about 7 am, when guests started getting up. Parking is very limited around both buildings since a lot of space in the lots is taken by large piles of snow. On the morning of departure someone had parked a car across the parking lot next to a pile of snow, blocking several cars. The hotel management did not offer any assistance and declined to call a tow truck. The room was spacious but very dimly lit. The front door was sagging and difficult to open and close. Power jacks located in unusual positions (up the wall). No phone in the room. Decor was very basic, however beds and pillows were reasonably comfortable. Bathroom with good shower; minimal toiletries, no shelf space. Complimentary Wifi (slow).
We booked this place as a last resort because every other place was booked. It was the only time in our schedule we could go snowboarding and because of the recent storms Big Bear had a lot of visitors. The Facility: There are two buildings. The main is a run down building connected to the office, and the second is in even worse condition across the street. There is limited parking. We were lucky to find the last tight spot and didnt leave because we feared loosing our spot. The Rooms: We've stayed at some CHEAP places but this one was definitely the worst. We've been to low end rooms in 3rd world countries with cleaner and more comfortable rooms. Our room looks like it hadn't been cleaned, or updated, since the 90s. Stains everywhere. Terrible bed. Mold in the bathroom. Dead bugs everywhere. Lots of low class people stomping around and making noise. The only good thing about this place is that it's walking distance from the main village stores and food. I would not book this place ever again nor would I recommend this place to anyone.
We arrived at the Motel and when we pulled in all we saw was a dilapidated old Motel with overgrown, unkempt weeds and shrubbery everywhere, peeling paint, broken boards, and a pool and spa filled with dirt and weeds. When we walked in to the lobby to check in we noticed the flooring underneath the carpet bent down in a few places as we stepped. As we headed to our room upstairs i noticed that by the stairs there was a box where a fire extinguisher should be but it was empty. As we headed upstairs to our room the stairs seemed rickety. Once in the room we noticed that it smelled bad and it looked like we stepped into a musty run down motel room from the 70's. The bed was really uncomfortable and the mattresses had to be very old. Like 20 or 30 years old. When we walked into the bathroom the floor bent down when we would step in certain spots. It had wood rot most likely. Scary! when i was laying on the bed i just happened to look up and notice that there was the base for a smoke detector/alarm attached to the ceiling. However, the actual smoke detector was gone! Mind you, this is in a forest and the building is entirely made of wood. In the unfortunate event of a forest fire or any fire period, the building would be fully engulfed in flames in a very short time. With no working smoke detectors in the rooms or fire extinguishers where there should be some, their guests will probably not make it out alive. This place needs to be condemned and demolished. I am not even joking. I can't believe how much we payed to stay in this place, I would not recommend this place to anyone!
Pros: excellent location. Bowling alley across the street. Cons: Noise from highway. Noise from other rooms. Terrible parking. Stayed one Saturday night. It was the lowest price in Big Bear at $80. The next property cost wise was $30-40 more. The room was clean, long and narrow, and not so bad as some of these reviews would suggest. The beds are small. Not really big enough for 2 adults, not even 2 children. My only problem was the neighbors upstairs. They kept walking back and forth and left their TV on all night-Loud. Also, parking is a joke. I pulled into a spot just off the pavement. The clerk came all the way out to tell me I can't park there. I had to park at the far end of the property and carry all my stuff to the other side. When I got up this morning, 2 cars were parked in the same spot I first chose...lol. What can you do. I would recommend bringing extra blankets and a space heater. I brought both and had no issue with the cold outside. It got down to 9 degrees last night. I would also bring all your own toiletries.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Located within a 5-minute walk of Big Bear Visitor Center, Knights Inn Big Bear Lake is within a 15-minute stroll of Big Bear Marina. This 64-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and coffee/tea in a common area. Pine Knot Marina and Pine Knot Park are also a short walk from this Big Bear Lake hotel.
All 64 rooms feature free local calls and ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Free toiletries are also available.
Knights Inn Big Bear Lake features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and coffee in a common area. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Helpful staff is there to provide front-desk service during limited hours, as well as offer insight about the area.
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9% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 72 reviews