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Big Bear Bed & Breakfast

3401 Richmond Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508
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Big Bear Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #30 of 120 Anchorage B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
47 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The minute you walk in the door there is bear skins, bones, antlers and everything Alaska!! We stayed in the Denali room I loved the bed, the screen and the shower but the toilet in the cupboard was interesting (although have stayed in a hotel where it was in the shower!!) our room was very noisy, and at 2:30am some... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Denali room. There is a lot of stuff...everywhere but that didn't bother us because we came to Alaska for the scenery and wildlife, not the B&B. Frankly, if you use B&B's for more than sleeping and having breakfast, you'd probably be happier at an all-inclusive resort or hotel- regardless of the B&B in question. Breakfast was... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Older B&B stuffed with all things Alaska to the point of being junky. Hostess was very helpful and breakfast was very good though don't know how she had room to cook in the kitchen. The bathroom in a closet did not work well for us.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not impressed whatsoever with this B & B. It's located in a very run down and bad neighborhood. It was filled with clutter throughout the residence... I agree 100% with Danielle055 I felt claustrophobic... The breakfast was just ok.. We stayed in the Denalli Room which is right next to the dining room/kitchen. We could hear every noise..... More

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Marion, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a quiet, older B&B close to downtown. If you are looking for modern rooms and amenities, you may want to give this one a miss, but it was a fabulous experience for us. Carol was very helpful in several ways, including coming up with a couple of ways to entertain the children. The garden in the back was... More

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Garmisch
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Big Bear is so full of "stuff" that you become claustrophobic--stuffed bears, plastic bears, resin bears, bear pictures, bear skins--everything but a bare table top on which to put your own things. Bad neighborhood--plus a broken window hinge in the Denali room that I had to wire shut myself because the owner just shrugged when I told her about it.... More

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Greensboro
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

As others have mentioned in a iffy neighborhood. We heard gunshots one night (it was very warm and the windows were open.) but still very convenient to downtown and airbase. Very good breakfast but be prepared - if you are in a hurry you may want to take a pass. Lots of mementos - bear rugs etc. Good value just... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Although, the neighborhood is spooky, in addition to being a master gardener, Carol is a great cook. We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast, sour dough waffles made from her 200 year starter, fresh berries and berry sauces. Rick enjoyed the deep jetted bathtub in the Denali room. Excellent value for the price.

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Clearwater, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Don't let the neighborhood scare you. It's an older Anchorage neighborhood, if you drive around, many look like this but we were never worried and we were 2 single females. The grounds are beautiful with lots of flowering plants and a garden in back. The house is nice but a little cluttered but with all things Alaskan which is very... More

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Rockville Centre, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

When we first got here my friends wanted to kill me for making the reservations. They soon were won over by Carol. She runs a lovely bed and breakfast. The breakfast was wonderful. The grounds and gardens were nice. The home is not located in a very nice neighborhood and my room had a bathroom and shower in a converted... More

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Address: 3401 Richmond Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508
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Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage

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