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Black Bear Casino Resort Hotel

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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gresham, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not as good as we remember it...we used to stay at Black Bear about once a year, although that was many years ago when we lived in MN . In a recent trip to Duluth, MN - we thought we'd stay there for old times' sake. But it was not as we remembered it...and somewhat disappointing... Casino: The casino is... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed July 10th for 2 nights. Visiting family in MN, decided to stay at Black Bear for the kids to play & it was cheaper than staying in Duluth. Next time we'll pay more for Duluth. Stayed in older part non-smoking room. You wouldn't know that cause the room reeked of smoke & the bedspread had a cig burn &... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great room, security like crazy walking halls and keeping watch while you slept. Very reasonably priced! Nice pool, temperature was a little chilly. Hot tub was spacious, too much chemical so it wasn't very pleasant. Great food in the Seven Fire steakhouse. Large portions price was reasonable. It was a Thursday night and it was quite busy. If you wanted... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a room in the older part of the hotel. The room was just plain gross. Peeling paint on the ceiling, serious stains in carpet, damaged mirror in bathroom, hook above bed with no picture. It's like they stopped trying and completely gave up on the hotel.

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Proctor, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I rented two rooms in the old section of the hotel for two nights to have a pool party for my nephew's birthday. One room was old, but clean and okay. The second room (#244) was downright dangerous. There was paint coming off the ceiling, wallpaper peeling from the wall, cigarette burns all over the place (including... More

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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318 reviews 318 reviews
56 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First the problem..there had been a mixup on the reservation ( which I had to make over the phone..they need to get online reservations) and they had 4 of us in one room instead of two rooms and they were basically full as there was a very large group of Viet Nam vets staying there. after quite a while on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Black bear in 2013 and had such a great time we're coming back in September 2014. The casino is really good fun and I found the staff are very polite and friendly. The rooms are very good value for money, and the variety at the buffet was excellent. Ideally placed for shopping as it's only a short... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at black bear in the new tower & we loved it! Rooms were nice. Slot machines were great & so was the buffet! Staff wasn't overly friendly but they were polite so that's all that really matters! Were going back in September!

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Windsor, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a lovely room in the new tower; comfy beds and nicely appointed. The casino itself had lots of machines and they were lose enough that it was fun. We felt that the room was reasonably priced and we both enjoyed our stay. The food at the dinner buffet was some of the best that we've... More

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Thunder Bay
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

always have a good time at Black Bear. Very reasonable rooms,good buffets. Breakfast buffet $5.99- how can you go wrong.Something for everyone..Good location ---only 20 minutes from Duluth.Always enjoy the evening buffet too.Have stayed in the old and new part of the hotel--Both are good..

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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
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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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