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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Referring to our recent stat (see review "The Black Bear Inn is very dark") I would to give readers the benefit of my personal experience during that visit. Upon arrival I felt like a child being admonished by a schoolteacher: "how did I dare to park in an unauthorized spot"? This happenedbecause there wasno sign or designated parking spot. We... More 

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

When I see reviews like the one your husband posted, I try to be polite in responding, believing that most people who write on TripAdvisor are trying to be helpful to both the Inn owner and future guests. There were so many untruths directed at me and the quality of what the Inn provides to our guests, in his statements,... More 

Plattsmouth, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our great experience with the Black Bear Inn started when we called for reservations eight months ago. Nicole was extra helpful in suggesting the best things to see and do in Ketchikan. Things just kept getting better after we arrived. We could come and go as we pleased with breakfast being put out by 6 each morning. The fixings were... More 

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Romeoville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are traveling to Ketchikan Alaska you must plan on staying at the Black Bear Inn. We had the pleasure of staying in two of the rooms there and both were truly a wonderful experience. Raven Haven and the Homestead Bedrooms. Both were impecably decorated and felt so peaceful and relaxing. Nicole and James were the most accommodating hosts.... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned home from a wonderful 9 day get away in Ketchikan at the Black Bear Inn, July 3-11. We love the place so much we’ve been there 5 years in a row. When we first started our trips to Alaska our intent was to start with Ketchikan then try a new town each year. We... More 

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

Thank You so much for taking the time to share your experiences at the Black Bear Inn and to tell others how you feel about our beautiful island community. Many potential Alaska Travelers are not aware of how easy it is to get to Ketchikan, what a great Vacation Destination it can be for couples and families, and that you... More 

Lake Wissota, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, I admit that I am somewhat cheating and writing another review when I haven't stayed their lately. But I looked up their address tonight to send them a thank you gift/map for last year (I know, a bit late) and I saw this most recent review. Not only were Nicole and Jim very helpful, kind, warm, and accommodating, their... More 

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

Jim and I were very touched that you would take the time to come to our defense. Thank you so much for doing so and for the encouragement. Negative reviews are truly disappointing but there is always something to be learned from them as well. Twelve years ago we sat down and ask ourselves how we could help develop the... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I booked the room for 3 nights as the first stop on our Alaska Marine Highway adventure, the owner was positively effusive on the phone...wanted to do all she could to contribute to our little Alaska adventure. When the ferry system abruptly cancelled our Ketchikan - Wrangell 7 hour ferry ride a month before the trip, it was like... More 

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

Although it is disheartening and difficult to respond to a review filled with so many distortions and untruths, I will reply to some of your statements, for the sake of other guest who might read your comments. On July 15, 2015 the Black Bear Inn will have been open 10 years. Because we take a lot of one night stays,... More 

Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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 

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