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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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Moraga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful haven for rest and relaxation. Nicole and Jim are angels! We loved the time we spent there and would stay again in a heart beat. The setting is right on the water. We sat in the hot tub and quietly watched the sunset. We slept with windows open and listened to the birds and wildlife. What... More 

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South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an amazing six day honeymoon in Ketchikan staying in the bunkhouse cabin at the Black Bear Inn! The cabin was cozy, clean, close to the ocean, and the perfect place for a couple to stay in Ketchikan! We also enjoyed the delicious breakfast every morning in the main house, the hot tub and grilling area by the ocean,... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I live in Ketchikan and the only place we’d want our visiting families to stay is the Black Bear Inn! Nicole and Jim are great hosts with countless recommendations. The rooms feel like home and are very clean. The real gem of the inn is the outside seating areas that overlooks the Tongass Narrows. Perfect summer sunset... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Black Bear Inn for 2 nights while visiting our son in Ketchikan. The home was beautiful and we were welcomed graciously by Jim and Nicole. We stayed in The Raven. It was wonderful. The room was exceptionally clean and the whole room was beautiful. The bed was very comfortable. The room had a porch with a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been traveling to Ketchican since 2000 and what a great find the Black Bear Inn has been for the past 4 years! The room always very clean and very comfortable and they have attended to every detail. From drinks and food in your private refrigerators, the rooms have everything you will need and if something's missing just let... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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 July 16, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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 

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