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“Decent Sleeping Quarters in Churchill”
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Bear Country Inn
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Churchill
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Stayed here three nights during bear season in 2016. Picked up at the airport (had to look around to find the person, who wasn't actively looking for me) and returned to the airport (transfers were free), the room is smallish, the beds were comfortable, it was warm (most important!) with a controllable thermostat in the room (electric baseboard heating). Slept well. Toilet and shower facilities in the room were all functional and basic. Hot water came and went fairly quickly (from slightly warm to quite warm) but I never had a piping hot or a cold shower. Manager John is friendly and helpful. He can give tours and helps with information around town. Nice to chat with! Free breakfast very ample, with coffee, tea, cereals, and many other things, including choice of toasts and spreads together with boiled eggs. This is not luxury--you will pay very handsomely for that in Churchill, if it is available, but from my experience I have no complaints. The only common areas are the hallway, the small entrance and the dining room with television as it is not a real large place, but it is in a good location with easy access to everything in town. Would have no problem staying again and I recommend it to those for whom this description sounds acceptable.

Room Tip: Perhaps a room facing away from Kelsey Blvd; though traffic is minimal.
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Bear Country Inn is a very basic accommodation, probably more like a B & B. They picked us up at the airport and were friendly upon arrival. John Sr is an interesting person and I had a really good chat with him about the area. The rooms are very plain and each seems to have two single beds. One day, I did not have hot water for the shower while the other day was super. There is a small breakfast room that has a continental breakfast with a variety of nuns and pastries, eggs, cereal, juices and toast. John also runs tours in the area. The hotel is across the street from the souvenir store and nothing is more than a 10 minute walk. I would stay there again for sure

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

When you're in Churchill you should be out exploring and not hold up in your hotel. This is a basic motel but should fill your needs. The rooms are warm, clean, and comfortable. Everyone is friendly and breakfast is more than adequate. If you have the time have John Sr. take you on a tour, very informative.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

I was supposed to stay at the Churchill Motel,but as a result of a mess-up by my tour (Rail Travel Tours, don't go there...) I ended up at the Bear country Inn, next door and owned by the same person.
I realise this is Churchill and one must make allowances - lots of them - but this place is basically a shack with a bunch of rooms, not even a reception area and coffee making facilities in the corridor. On the plus side: John the owner was helpful, the room was warm and the bed comfortable! No bedside table let alone a reading light. The furniture a mishmash of stuff the Salvation Army would reject. The whole place is really really basic. I spoke to people who had gone to B&Bs found online, and their hosts had taken them sightseeing; they were very happy with this way of staying in Churchill and this may be a way to avoid primitive 'hotels' .

Room Tip: there are no 'good' rooms
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very basic hotel/ motel type place but you are in Churchill so should not be spending much time in the room. They are still doing repairs from a flood last year and the amenities, hallways, etc are WIP and is stages of repair. Room was good, comfortable beds, heat and a small fridge. TV picture was terrible, Internet worked well most of the time, water seemed to get cold after the first person showered in the morning. Issues were around being able to find someone if you needed anything as there was only someone there sometimes in the early morning and evening but if you were not around at that time there was no front desk or customer service. We basically helps ourselves to whatever we needed in the storage room. Owners were friendly and helpful when they were around though. I would return but probably stay at their other property, the Churchill hotel, until all the rents and repairs are complete at this hotel.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

The whole place is very basic and has suffered from a major leak/flood.

The airport pick up was a bit shambolic.

Room was clean, water hot, the bed was old though and the mattress sagged badly in the middle.

Breakfast was basic continental.

What you might expect from a place run by a couple of builders.

Remember you are there to see the Bears and accept the limitations of the accommodation.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

I booked this hotel the day before we arrived in Churchill and during bear season, we were very lucky to even get a room. The owner is friendly and will pickup and drop you off at the airport at no charge. There is free wifi which worked pretty good. A little disorganized but for one night it was good enough. We stayed in a room with two twin beds. The room was small but big enough for what we needed. I was surprised to see a small fridge in the room which was nice. There was also a tv as well but the quality of the picture wasn't the greatest. The bathroom was small but clean. The water was hot and the water pressure was quite good actually. The bed was alright. My only complaint was that there was only one pillow per bed, but I'm guessing if I had asked, I would have been able to get one or two more. I never bothered because I just used an extra blanket for support. In the morning there was a continental breakfast set up in a small room across the hall from the entrance. We didn't have anything to eat but they had a decent selection of food. Expensive considering what you get for the night, but it is cheaper than a few other places in town during bear season, and you have to remember you're in the north, not in a metropolis city.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Bear Country Inn

Address: 126 Kelsey Boulevard, Churchill, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
Region: Canada > Manitoba > Churchill
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Churchill
Price Range: C$178 - C$265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bear Country Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bear Country Inn is conveniently located on the main street in Churchill Manitoba Canada, the Polar Bear Capital of the world! Within walking distance to all shopping and restaurants, entertainment is always close at hand. Guests can rest at ease in our cozy, but modest 26 room Inn. Each of our rooms are simply furnished and feature a private commode, standing showers, a flat-screen TV, small refrigerator and free wifi within the hotel. Shuttle to/from the airport and train station can also be arranged, free of charge. *Please be advised that half of our Inn is currently undergoing renovations for 2017, due to a leak we experienced in the previous year. We are on a brighten path to becoming the best that we can offer in accommodations as we go through this transformation. We appreciate your understanding at this time and hope to see you during the busy 2017 season!* ... more   less 
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Country Inn Churchill
Churchill Country Inn
Bear Country Inn Churchill, Manitoba

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