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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Don't even look anywhere else, seriously. The Black Bear Inn sits directly on the water and has the most beautiful sunsets imaginable. The rooms are spectacular, with large windows and porches overlooking the water. The deck is filled with flowers and is perfect for early morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. There is also a huge... More 

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East Ely, Nevada
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9 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stayed three nights in August 2016. It was a memorable visit and we would have stayed more, but there was no availability. Jim and Nicole are fantastic hosts. The inn is beautiful, clean, well kept and accommodations are amazing. Our room had water views. Two separate nights one guest provided salmon and cooked for everyone. It was so much... More 

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Polmont, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This inn is fantastic! Very comfortable and well maintained. Jim and Nicole, the inn keepers, take excellent care and pride of their inn. Nicole helped me book a hire car for a couple of days and the float plane excursion over the Misty Fjords with island wings, which was absolutely amazing! Excellent advice was given for what to see and... More 

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My family stayed at the Black Bear Inn. The inn is outstanding! We fell in love with Ketchikan at this inn. Very cozy, well maintained. Jim and Nicole take excellent care of their inn. Nicole helped us book different excursions and gave us excellent advice on what to see and do! Every morning we would watch the float planes and... More 

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Just finished an excellent 5 days! The level of detailed care Nicole and Jim give each guest is fabulous. The Inn is perfect, beautiful rooms with gorgeous views, close to the town and restaurants yet far enough to easily get to hiking trails. Their knowledge of the fishing captains, float plane pilots & restaurants gave my husband and I great... More 

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Claremont, California, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Nichol and Jim were the perfect hosts. I only wish our schedule allowed us an additional day or two. Super comfortable and relaxing environment. Full kitchen and living room and several uniquely appointed bedrooms with their own personalities.

Thank Jim C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Warm, friendly ambience and Alaska décor. Jim and Nicole know everyone in town and are a wealth of information about hidden island gems and activities. Rooms are comfy and facilities are in perfect order. You really should stay here! It's wonderful.

Thank IamTooch
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

After finally planning my return trip to Alaska after 37 years I spent some time researching a place to stay and the Black Bear Inn is PERFECT. The hosts are locals who know their island, where to go and what to see when you are there. We visited during off season and the accommodations were warm, inviting, clean and well... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 561 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We stayed at the BEAR in August and had a delightful experience. Nicole and Jim welcomed us into their home / Inn and took care of everything, including doing some shopping for us pre visit. Just found photos. ...

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Glendale, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Stayed at the Black Bear Inn September of 2015 for deep sea fishing and sightseeing. This Inn is in a great location, right on the water where you can watch the ships come in and the whales play right from your room or from the patio. The owners, Nichole and Jim, were excellent hosts and went well above and beyond... More 

2 Thank Steve E

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elegant waterfront Bed and Breakfast and 2 vacation Rentals built for guests who want privacy and expect the finest furnishings and amenities. Rent one of the 3 B&B rooms, the whole house as a Vacation Rental, the one bedroom luxury Vacation Rental Apartment or the 2 bedroom Vacation Rental Cabin. No minimum stay required in the B&B. A 2 night minimum stay is required in the Vacation Rentals. All of the Bedrooms in the Inn have private covered porches and entrances overlooking the ocean, large baths, fireplaces, refrigerators, and free high speed wireless internet. The Inn Can accommodate up to 16. There a beautiful grounds and a Covered outdoor Spa and BBQ eating and cooking area on the waters edge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Bear Inn

Address: 5528 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9008
Region: United States > Alaska > Ketchikan
Price Range: $217 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Bear Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Black Bear Inn Ketchikan, Alaska
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“I love the rooms with a porch overlooking the water.”
 of 5 bubbles ColoradoVagabond, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are gorgeous.”
  • Outside Deck for guests
 of 5 bubbles pcarsonely, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask Nicole”
 of 5 bubbles dblmed, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All rooms were high quality”
 of 5 bubbles 193stevee, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Only looked at the Ravens Haven, it was nice.”
 of 5 bubbles NatParkFan, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
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