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Happy Bear Motel
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Killington
Reviewed September 14, 2009

Close to excellent restaurants and nightlife (walking distance). Clean, no frills, courteous staff. Great price.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2008

Booking: Their web site is outdated and old fashioned, but not a big deal as many inns are like that. However, if offering an online reservation form, it should be monitored. I submitted a reservation, but never heard anything. I had to phone a couple of days later to make the actual reservation. Perhaps they actually do utilize their online form, but it didn't work for me. Just FYI. The receptionist didn't sound overly warm, which concerned me a bit, and in other circumstances, would have made me choose elsewhere (management read first impressions count big time!).

Location: Awesome! Right on a main road and close to everything you need in the area. We stayed there solely for a show at the Pickle Barrel night club across the street. That place was a blast also, highly suggest a stop there and at the bar/restaurant called "Jax". We really enjoyed spending time there.

Rooms: Put it this way, I was waiting for Mr. Roper to come up and check on us. I think his tv was more modern ;-) Basically, rooms are dated circa 1970.

They have no smoking policy, and given its a ski resort area, and carpets often get wet, there was NOT a musty or smoky smell in the rooms. So although the room felt a bit dank, it didn't smell like it. There were benches and ash trays out side the rooms.

Rooms were clean, and relatively quiet considering the age of the building. TV worked. Room was quite large. Weird thing though, big closet, but NO hangars in the room. Maybe it was just our room. We only stayed one night, so didn't bother tracking any down.

Building: Its an older 2 storey motel, not atypical. Plenty of parking room, no charge. Not the Fort Knox however. The old fashioned key / doors could easily be broken into (in my opinion). So we left the TV and lights on while gone out.

Value: Price was reasonable (~$100) mid week given its location and demand. If you're a non-pretentious young snow boarder and want somewhere decent to crash with your buddies and have some fun, this place is for you.

Anyone looking for cute place to stay in a cozy Vermont get-away, may want to look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2007

The Happy Bear is a quality lodging facility considering the price, It' isn't fancy or super-modern, but everything in our room was very clean. Would I stay here on a romantic getaway with my wife? No. But it was great for weekend getaway with one of the guys.

The owners, who work the front desk, are very nice also,

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 6, 2006

Pros: Great value, centrally located on Killington Rd, clean rooms, pet friendly, warm and friendly family owned and run. Walking distance to great nightspots and restaurants.

Cons: Don't supply shampoo, not many hangers, walls/ceilings are thin, shower head was hung really really low in the bathroom (had to crouch down to get hair wet).

Overall, if you're looking for a place to crash after a day of skiing, this is the best value in town.

Stayed: January 2006
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Reviewed August 8, 2003

great location with helpful staff. warm and clean environment.
entertainment right across the street, provided you are able to walk in a straight line

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Reviewed November 11, 2015
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  • Stayed: October 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2015, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Happy Bear Motel

Address: 1748 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751-9729
Location: United States > Vermont > Killington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Killington
Price Range: $63 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Happy Bear Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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