Hotels in Big Bear City: This motel is conveniently located on Big Bear Boulevard, 5 km from Big Bear's World Class Skiing. The motel is across the street from the Convention Center, home of Octoberfest. Founded in 1962 in Santa Barbara, California, the hotel chain is synonymous with great travel value. The first hotel in Santa Barbara still carries the torch today, but a lot has changed for the motel chain that pioneered the first real economy motel designed for the no-frills traveller. The air-conditioned hotel welcomes guests in a lobby. Basic room amenities include an en suite bathroom with a shower, double bed, direct dial telephone, TV, radio and wireless Internet is available in select rooms for a nominal fee. Free coffee is served in the morning. The air conditioning and heating in all accommodation is individually regulated. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool.