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A Smiling Bear B&B

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Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My family and I stayed 3 nights at Darlene's top notch accommodations. We had wonderful home cooked breakfast every morning along with great conversation. Darlene was very informative about where to visit. We really loved Kodiak more than we expected all because of the great recommendations Darlene provided. We hope to go back again soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Darlene runs a first class operation. She has thought of everything in her well appointed rooms. Her breakfast is amazing. Her muffins are legendary. The best part was spending time with her and listening to her wonderful stories. She runs a spectacular bed and breakfast that is truly a jewel.

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Loved having you both here at A Smiling Bear, I really hope you can visit again. Dar More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Darlene is perfect Hostess! The House, the room and the breakfast are all First Class. You will learn more about Kodiak over Breakfast than a week reading travel books. A "Must Do" if you visit The Island.

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A smiling bear was recommended by a fishing charter we went on. Man did we luck out!! What a GREAT place to stay! Darlene was wonderful. The whole experience was great. She was an awsome person. She cooked us a fabulous breakfast every morning and even sent us on our way in the morning with cookies or fresh baked muffins.She... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I chose the Smiling Bear because of my conversation with Darlene, the owner. She is charming, friendly and a true promoter of the Alaskan experience. Room was clean, cozy, and comfortable. Meals were great and Darlene was very accomidating. she is a wealth of information about Kodiak. We went on a hike that she recommended and it was fantastic. Kodiak... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

She feeds you breakfast very well too. The location is private and quiet. It is also close to the ocean. We were able to use the kitchen and bar b que for our dinners. You will like the Smiling Bear. Give Darlene a call.

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We spent 4 wonderful nights at "A Smiling Bear B&B" in June 2014. Everything was perfect. Darlene was a gracious host. The breakfasts were superb. Darlene is very knowledgeable about the island of Kodiak. She helped us see the interesting sites on the island. Also recommended some great fishing charters and bear watching flights. There were four of us. We... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The room was perfect, Darlene was perfect, breakfast was perfect, and Misty was perfect. Everything about this place is awesome. The only think I was disappointed with was the fact that you really cant use that awesome bathtub because the water pressure will not fill it quickly enough. Otherwise, we loved everything. Would definitely recommend.

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Chugiak, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After 28 years in Alaska we finally made it to Kodiak. I booked 4 nights at he Smiling Bear and was really glad I did. We were traveling with friends and the set up perfectly accommodated our 4 person group. The rooms were well set up, modern, and clean. The grounds were beautiful too. With all of this in mind... More 

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Wauchula, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

What a wonderful place to stay. Darlene was a wonderful host. The house is open and inviting. A nice deck to sit and lounge outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. A short walk to a beach where we watched otters play in the water and whales feeding. She helped us with directions to find sea glass and recommended places to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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, a queen bed, double sofa sleeper, Mini 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. Laundry available upon request. Both Suites are on the second floor. There is a bonus room with a queen bed available for larger parties. 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. There are three large decks with deck furniture and a propane BBQ available for your use along with a large yard and a great view of Monashka Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Smiling Bear B&B

Address: 2046 Three Sisters Way, Kodiak Island, AK 99615
Location: United States > Alaska > Kodiak Island
Price Range: $145 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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