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Black Bear Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   5528 North Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK 99901
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Ranked #1 of 18 Ketchikan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013
Rick R Spokane, Washington
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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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Spokane, Washington
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I have stayed at the Black Bear Inn in Ketchikan, Alaska each summer for 7 or 8 years now. I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed my stay each time. It is professionally run by a great husband & wife team, they have taken great care of me and my business partners, they have great accomodations and have been great to work with.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I was heading up to Craig for a fishing trip and came into ketchikan a few days early to knock around. I booked a room here with Nicole and James - boy did that turn out to be a good move. Beautiful room, great location on the water, good eats in the morning and probably most importantly great advice from... More

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Simi Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We highly recommend the Black Bear Inn for anyone visiting Kethcikan, Alaska. Nicole & Jim (the owners & operators) have a lovely home and took amazing care of us. It's quiet, right on the water, has lovely views, beautifully furnished rooms and luxurious bedding. Nicole booked all of our daily excursions/adventures and this really helped. We had the time of... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We were a family of three visiting Alaska from Cyprus for a short holiday of three days. Nicole greeted us very warmly and she was extremely helpful throughout our stay. The rooms were very comfortable and the location of the house (on the water) provided amazing views. In the garden one could also relax in the hot tub on by... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

My husband and I and 3 friends stayed at the Black Bear Inn for 4 nights from August 3-7, 2013. Located at waters edge on the Tongass Narrows this absolutely lovely B & B is just a few miles from town and provides an Alaska experience away from the crowds. Here you can relax on the patio under tall trees... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Cute rooms that you can tell have had a lot of time and love but into them. Totally what you think of for Alaska. Pros Great service Clean Cute Cons Horrible mattress and bedding Nothing to walk to for shopping and food

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

Thank you for staying with us and giving us an outstanding rating. I am sorry that you did not realize that the Inn is 4 miles north of the cruise ship docks where most of the tourist shops are located. We do have 2 restaurants that are less than a mile away from us and one of them will come... More

San Diego, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

To be honest this is my very first review on Trip Advisor! Spent some time in Ketchikan as a teen, decided to bring my daughter up, wanted to keep up a family tradition. It was a last minute trip and I was having a hard time finding a place to stay. I found the Black Bear Inn on-line and was... More

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Weatherford, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

My wife and I along with a group of friends Stayed at the Black Bear Inn from June 26-July 1. This was our first trip to Alaska and it was fantastic. The Inn is very comfortable and relaxing. We felt like it was our house and was at ease. Jim and Nichole are truly wonderful , very knowledgeable and helpful.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I enjoyed several days here at the Black Bear while awaiting my wife's arrival by kayak from Prince Rupert, BC. There are only great things to say about the Black Bear. Luxurious accommodations, awesome hosts, a perfect view of the water, tasty food. Nicole and Jim make you feel like a member of the family, yet they are respectful of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is the best place to stay in Kechikan without a doubt. A very welcoming, spotlessly clean Inn. We have stayed in the lovely apartment and the bunkhouse, beautifully restored with its own little patio area. There is a fantastic undercover BBQ area, best equipped I have ever come across and the hot tub was a real treat after some... More

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Additional Information about Black Bear Inn

Also Known As:
Black Bear Hotel Ketchikan
Black Bear Hotel
Black Bear Inn Ketchikan, Alaska
Address: 5528 North Tongass Highway, Ketchikan, AK 99901
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Location: United States > Alaska > Ketchikan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Ketchikan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Bear Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant waterfront Bed and Breakfast built for guests who want privacy and expect the finest furnishings and amenities. Rent one room, the whole house or the one bedroom luxury apartment. No minimum stay required. Bedrooms have private covered porches and entrances overlooking the ocean, large baths, fireplaces, refrigerators, and free high speed wireless internet. Perfect place for groups. Can accommodate up to 16. Covered outdoor Spa, eating and cooking area on the waters edge. ... more   less 
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