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A Smiling Bear B&B

2046 Three Sisters Way, Kodiak Island, AK 99615
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pamiruru
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35 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A multitude of thanks to Darlene who made our trip to Kodiak a pleasant and lasting memory. Last minute plans got us to Kodiak and we found Darlene's A Smiling Bear B&B on the internet with rave reviews, only one night was available. We landed on the island after several attempts due to dense fog. We could not have been... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My son Emanuel and I had a wonderful experience at this bed and breakfast. Darlene was a wonderful host and very open sharing wonderful stories of Kodiak Island, her life and was very helpful in getting us to get a rental car. Breakfast was fabulous. She is a great cook. The rooms were wonderful, clean and safe. Thank you Darlene.... More

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ASmilingBear, Owner at A Smiling Bear B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Donna. I loved having you and your son, Emanuel, as guests at A Smiling Bear. I learned so much about NY City and how very hard the public employees had to work after Sandy. You are one of the un-sung hero's. All the best in your future adventures. More

Denver, Colorado
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Darlene is amazing! Her cooking is fabulous! Her home is CLEAN! Darlene goes above and beyond. We stayed in town at a B&B on the return from Shuyack Island in order to catch a flight back. Our flight was going to possibly be delayed until the next day and would need to stay another night. Even though we would be... More

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ASmilingBear, Owner at A Smiling Bear B&B, responded to this review

You are always welcome back here at A Smiling Bear, I loved your stories about Shugak and your back country adventures. Wishing you the best in the new year. Dar More

Snettisham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Amazing hospitality; nothing too much trouble. Darlene was ready with a fantastic breakfast at whatever hour; cooked an excellent dinner (with equally excellent wine) on her own initiative one night, and the other happily ran us into town to a restaurant in her own car (she also took us to collect our rental car on another occasion). We felt like... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at A Smiling Bear B & B. First there was the amazing breakfasts - fruit, muffins, eggs, bacon - everything a breakfast lover dreams of. Then there was Darlene - helpful, fun to visit with and very thorough in taking care of us. The suite was lovely - with the best bathroom I have seen... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Smiling Bear! Wish we had spent more of our time in Alaska there and in Kodiak! Darlene was the best!! Taught us how to be successful salmon fishers!!! Hope to return again!

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Stayed at Smiling Bear as I have for the past 10 years...Darlene was an awesome host and we hit the silver run as planned. Our only problem is that we want to fish early but Darlene was always up and still made the best breakfasts one could hope for!!!! We will be back again next year! Smiling Bear B&B is... More

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Salina, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Darlene went out of her way to make sure we were well taken care of. We really enjoyed our stay on Kodiak Island and the location of Smiling Bear was very convienent to all areas of the island. We plan to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Darlene couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating. Her suggestions of places of interest were spot on and when our rental car had a flat - she had an air compressor, snd when it wouldn't start after - she gave us a jump. The Inn was roomy, clean and welcoming. Definitely a place that says, "Come back again, dear friend."

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Darlene was an awesome host, an excellent cook and a lot of fun. We stayed five days and she even did our laundry. Home away from home. Totally enjoyable! She has an excellent knowledge of the fishing holes, gave us great advice on how to fish the rivers and on what to use to catch fish. Darlene is a wealth... More

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ASmilingBear, Owner at A Smiling Bear B&B, responded to this review

Rich, I enjoyed meeting you and your sons. What a great family. Your fishing adventure to float the Uganik sounds like the trip of a lifetime. I'm glad that A Smiling Bear B&B could be a part of your vacation. Please come back again. More

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Additional Information about A Smiling Bear B&B

Address: 2046 Three Sisters Way, Kodiak Island, AK 99615
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Location: United States > Alaska > Kodiak Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Kodiak Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Smiling Bear Bed and Breakfast is located 6 miles from downtown Kodiak on Monashka Bay. We offer two deluxe suites. Both have private entry, queen bed, dbl sofa sleeper, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dining table with chairs, master bath with Jacuzzi tub and stand-up shower. Both suites also offer TV with digital cable premium channels, Wireless Internet connection, and phone. Fax, and laundry available upon request. The main floor suite is handicapped accessible. The second floor Suite has a bonus room with a queen bed and is available for larger parties. We also provide freezer space for your catch. A full or continental breakfast is included (special diets on request). We are situated on a acre lot in a relaxed, secluded, quiet setting surrounded by spruce trees. Pets are welcome on prior approval. Bird feeders in the yard offer a variety of birds that come to visit every day. There are also three large decks with deck furniture and a BBQ available for your use along with a large yard and a great view of Monashka Bay. ... more   less 

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