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Black Bear Inn

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5528 North Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK 99901
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Greater Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderful place to rest and relax. Unfortunately we only stayed one night. We were welcomed so warmly after picking us up. Shown our room and how breakfast went. Delivered to a restaurant for tea and then delivered to the airport the next day. The host and hostess could not have been more friendly and helpful. Would love to... More 

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Lake George, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great stay with Nicole & Jim. We were warmly welcomed long before check in and Nicole gave us lots of ideas of fun things to do in Ketchikan. Our room was beautiful with a nice deck overlooking the water, complete with dining table, chairs, fridg & microwave. Comfy bed and spacious bath with double sink & deep... More 

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kc,mo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is like being in your home in the perfect spot! Fabulous grounds, you can tell Nicole & Jim love what they are doing and they have thought of everything! Our friends stayed in the bunkhouse which is a lovely cabin next door, N & J make you feel welcome from the first phone call! Our rooms were updated,... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice B and B. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. I do not think there is a bad room. Self serve breakfast items in the room but I could not eat what others had used. There was a cute little kitchenette area but the only sink to use was the bathroom sink. Opening a container of cream... More 

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Msdetail, Owner at Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the Black Bear Inn gardens, Ocean view and your stay in the Bunkhouse Cabin. I did not know you were concerned about the breakfast items. I wish you had mentioned this to me while you were here. Perhaps you did not realize that you had rented one of our 2 vacation rentals rather that a... More 

Pescadero, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicole was very helpful, cottage was very cozy, Jim,a 4th generation native Alaskan , is a great guy who will regale you with tales of the past and has wonderful dry sense of humor. Only reason for 4 instead of a five is the fact that there is not much of a breakfast other than dry cereal and coffee in... More 

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Msdetail, Owner at Black Bear Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely complements. Jim and I really enjoyed visiting with you and having you stay with us. I am glad than you enjoyed our flower gardens, grounds, ocean view, and the Bunkhouse Cabin. I am disappointed to see that you lowered our rating because you were not served breakfast. I can only assume that you did not... More 

Bend, Oregon
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I recently spent 3 days at The Black Bear Inn. Our upstairs room was large and left nothing to chance. The King bed was very,very comfortable and the refrig and microwave a welcome addition. We experienced the privacy we wanted but also felt we could ask for anything at anytime. The self serve breakfast provided many choices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Black Bear Inn was absolutely amazing! Nicole & Jim really makes you feel like family. We stayed in the Eagles Nest and every single detail was in order w/ all of the comforts from home. We enjoyed getting into the whirlpool spa right away in the morning to have coffee and watch the eagles sore. We will definitely be back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for three nights and I feel so lucky NOT to have gone for Best Western or any other hotel in the downtown area, which is what the organizers of my conference had recommended. Black Bear Inn is right at the water front about three miles (five minutes) away from town. A short walk to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had a delightful stay at Black Bear Inn! I've had two previous rather unpleasant stays at other places in Ketchikan - paying just a bit more was oh so worth it at the Black Bear Inn. Lovely hosts (both human and two super cute dogs), gorgeous house, wonderful outdoor area (huge patio right by the channel with hot tub).... More 

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My sister and I stayed at the Black Bear Inn for 2 weeks at the end of April. This was our warm nest during a rainy and cold period of time. Everything you could possibly need has been thoughtfully provided. The rooms are beautifully and comfortably decorated, the beds are so comfortable, and the fireplace kept us warm. My husband... More 

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