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Black Bear Inn

3.0 of 5 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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I'm so remiss in writing this review. It's now almost November and we stayed at the Black Bear Inn back in July for four (4) nights with another couple. Let me tell you not just how wonderful this place is, but how great Nicole is as well. We haven't stayed at a lot of B&Bs, so this was new to... More 

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

Thank You So Much for the very kind review. Ketchikan is on a beautiful Island filled with friendly, interesting,and talented people offering outstanding tour activities. It is my pleasure to assist our guests with there adventure planning and to make sure that their trip is everything that they hoped for. Jim and I are indeed gratified when people tell us... More 

Upstate New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

After traveling from the east coast to Alaska and being dropped off at the Black Bear Inn, we were hoping for a warm welcome and shown to our room to relax. We were dropped off at the wrong door (how did we know) and greeted with a "Who are you?". After dragging our luggage around the building to the correct... More 

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

I wish you had not judged our Inn on what seemed like an unfriendly greeting from me. I know I was cleaning rooms when you arrived and I do remember being surprised to see people coming through the back yard from the service road, dragging their bags in the rain. I wondered why anyone would drop our guests off out... More 

Marathon, Florida, USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had an enchanting time at the BBI. Jim and Nicole have overlooked absolutely nothing in this charming B&B. From the outdoor kitchen where we prepared a fresh fish grilled dinner with music and an outstanding view of the water, to the outdoor patio and beautifully appointed rooms with fireplaces; this is a do-not-miss Alaskan experience! Thanks Jim and Nicole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Spent a few nights there this past August. Excellent accommodations with gracious host, Nicole & Jim Church. Grounds & amenities were superb, breakfast was enjoyable. Rates were competitive. Great conversations and excellent recommendations for activities & restaurants. Turned out my brother stayed there back in 2008 and had similar experience.

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Munich, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We cannot thank Nicole and Jim enough! We had booked another fishing experience that ended up with negetive reviews and decided we were going to abort that trip and look for something else. So thru Trip Advisor, I called Black Bear Inn and talked to Nicole who helped us book fishing trips and all you can eat crap dinners.... And... More 

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Lake Wissota, Wisconsin
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

First, Nicole and Jim were fabulous! We loved staying at their B and B and it had beautiful views, great beds, and a wonderful way to do breakfast. We loved that we didn't have to have breakfast at a specific time - they always had fresh fruit, many cereals, bagels, eggs, English muffins, etc. etc. We LOVED being able to... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We truly enjoyed our visit to Ketchikan. We had a busy itenerary which included sea kayaking, float plane touring and catching Alaska Marine Ferry in the middle of the night. Thanks to Nicole and Jim's serve yourself breakfast we were able to put together a light " to go" breakfast to take with us for the ferry. Nicole did make... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Managed to get a cancellation and very glad we did!. Great room with view over the water with float planes and ferries, Very comfortable with very posh bathroom! Breakfast was self service with a very wide choice of cereals, breads, eggs, everything you could want. To get around you need a car which Nicole will organise for you. Otherwise cab... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a great stay. Nicole did a wonderful job of outlining and scheduling a number of fun things for us to do. They were available for anything we needed but let us keep to ourselves and have a great anniversary week

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We flew into Ketchikan two days before we were to depart on a cruise. It is about 4 miles from the ferry so you need to catch a cab (about $15) to get there. Jim met us and showed us to our room which had a beautiful view of the ocean. Breakfast is serve yourself style but there were many... More 

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Address: 5528 North Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK 99901
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Location: United States > Alaska > Ketchikan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Bear Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Black Bear Hotel Ketchikan
Black Bear Inn Ketchikan, Alaska

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