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Black Bear Casino Resort Hotel

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1785 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718
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Black Bear Casino Resort Hotel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The casino underwent a major renovation a few years back which included building a new hotel tower. The new rooms are excellent and what you would expect of a new hotel. The older section generally has a little bigger rooms and is cheaper. We stayed in a pool side suite for about $100 per night. The room had two queen... More

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Waseca, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our stay at the Black Bear Casino Resort Hotel this past week. We were tipped off that it was better to get a room in the newer section of the hotel, which we did. Unfortunately the only rooms available in the new section were smoking rooms, and they were pretty smoky. However, we did agree to smoking rooms... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed recently. Only able to get a room in the "old" section of the hotel. It was terrible. The carpet had large soiled stains all over it, furniture broken & pieces missing, toilet barely flushed, etc. The bed & bedding was okay. To top it off - we had barely luke warm water to shower in the morning. Had to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The rooms were clean. The beds were very comfortable. They could replace the carpet full of cigarette burns. The buffet for dinner was not that great. A huge arcade for kids and nice pool. The casino was ok. We will go back to this hotel, close to Duluth.

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Minneapolis
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64 reviews 64 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel rooms were clean, adequate, great value and smoke free. A real gem alternative to staying in Duluth and paying a premium rate if you were fortunate enough to find a vacancy during the tourist season. Breakfast at the casino buffet was terrific. Lots of choice and very tasty and cheap. The casino is another story. Very smokey and... More

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked the room within a block reserved for a local community theater festival. Hotel was within one mile of the theater, close to highway. Other than the carpet in the hotel room, the cleanliness was good - the bathroom was nice, the mattresses were very firm and comfortable. The A/C unit was pretty noisy when it kicked in. Had the... More

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Thunder Bay
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4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not stay in 317 - classed as nonsmoking but the smoke stench was awful. They offered to change the comforter and spray the room but the pillows and towels smelled of stale smoke. To their credit they did offer another nonsmoking room which was acceptable. The carpets in both rooms were terribly stained and in need of replacement. The... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so-so. The buffet was sub par, and cleanliness needs to be worked on as well. The staff was very unfriendly. Smile more! The only way I'll be staying here again is if I bring my own food and for the price.

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Ontario
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a night at Black Bear the long weekend of August. We were in Duluth for a Day out with Thomas and decided to book here as the room rates were more reasonable than right in the city. NEVER again! Booked a suite as we figured that when the kids went to bed we could perhaps watch some tv.... More

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, we were surprised by the size of the room, however, it was very dirty & gross. The carpet had stains all over. We were, however, pleased that it didn't have too much of an odor despite being a smoking room. We were excited to use the hot tub, it was rather busy (lots of kids jumping in and... More

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Additional Information about Black Bear Casino Resort Hotel

Address: 1785 Highway 210, Carlton, MN 55718
Location: United States > Minnesota > Carlton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Black Bear Hotel Carlton
Black Bear Casino Mn
Black Bear Carlton
Black Bear Casino Hotel

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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Black Bear Casino Resort Hotel has your comfort in mind. Our Tower has 250 stylish rooms with all the amenities you would expect from a 1st class hotel; 32" flat screen TVs, high-speed internet access, and more. All hotel guests will enjoy our popular pool complex, tanning,and arcade! Plus FREE wireless internet! ... more   less 
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