Comfy, Clean, Cons are Manageable
26/07/2019 Allons-y2016, Oceanside, California
We stayed one night at the Chateau in a King size bed/fireplace room and slept comfortably. The room and bathroom were very clean. They provided complimentary bottled water, tea and coffee. The bathro... more
We stayed one night at the Chateau in a King size bed/fireplace room and slept comfortably. The room and bathroom were very clean. They provided complimentary bottled water, tea and coffee. The bathroom sports a spa jet tub/shower combo. There is also a mini fridge and microwave both of which we had to plug in ourselves to use. I assume this is to save energy but also perhaps because the mini fridge is kinda noisy. I heard it kicking on and off throughout the night. It was a warm day so we ran the A/C all night which worked great but again it was noisy. It at least drowned out the noise of our neighbors and anyone walking down the hallway.
Our room also boasted of a balcony which was tiny. In this particular room (130) it is facing the parking lot (see pics). We didn't bother using it especially since it was in the direct sun. We went out to the use the pool but it was already full with about 4-5 families. It wasn't very big at all and the hot tub only fit a few people. That was full also. We settled for the tub in our room.
The hotel has a workout room which is small but has several pieces of equipment. There's also a rec room with a pool table, table tennis, and air hockey. These rooms and the entrance to the outdoor pool are all located on the lower level. As we walked to the pool we heard someone's dog barking excessively. You could still hear it up on the 2nd floor where we were staying as well. Noise can be a problem here.
The service at the hotel was great. We received a fast and efficient check in and check out. This hotel also serves a full breakfast which was a factor for us choosing it. Meals can be pricey in Big Bear so we figured this was a good deal considering we were paying about $148 for one night. Breakfast included custom ordered eggs and your choice of sausage or bacon. They also have a coffee/tea bar, a juice fountain, cereal, oatmeal, various baked goods, a waffle bar, and fresh fruit. Breakfast is from 6:30-10AM. I recommend going early as possible because it fills up and gets noisy in there the later it gets. less