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Dublin, California, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 stars for a 2 star motel. I stayed here 2 nights for a solo weekend ski trip. The room did have an old smell to it but it was clean and the bed was comfy. Room had a mini fridge and microwave which comes in handy. The free continental breakfast consisted of all the basics: bagels, toast, yogurts, cold...

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Shirley, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Their website is so condescending. They claim to have a continental breakfast which consists of stale coffee and bagels. It was so hot in our room we slept with the windows open with no option to turn down the heat. The water in the sink came out dripping, no pressure whatsoever. This place is way overpriced. Only good thing is...

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

A perfect place if you are looking for a basic room with a clean bed, bathroom, and television/wifi. The location is great and next door to a great restaurant. The Motel Manager is a husband and wife who were very nice. They even mailed bak my son's sneakers which he left in the room.

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Binghamton, New York
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Simple, clean and within walking distance of some mountain hotspots. Park in front of your room. If all you need is a warm bed and hot shower, staying here meets those requirements and also is budget friendly.

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Canton, United States
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great location, but.... the management is not friendly, the bedding is truely ancient, and the rooms are overall dirty. I booked our room on Priceline. I booked a room with two double beds for 2 nights for myself, my husband, and my sister. No where on the website did it ask me how many people were staying in the room....

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2Thank Meredith B
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Okay Motel. Clean and located close to mountain and restaurants. Beds could use replacing. Breakfast was not as good as some other places near bye. Cold cereal, mini beagles, orange juice, yogurt and coffee. Fair price for a good location.

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Rydal, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The customer service was great. Very clean (although dated furniture). I would stay again -the price was good. Reason for 3 stars. Breakfast could be earlier since the mountain opens at 8. It is noisy ( maybe the room we had) maybe the bad luck in our fellow travelers) but that is the risk with a reasonably priced room in...

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2Thank cheryl p
Catskill, New York
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I stayed at Happy Bear in August for motorcycle rally, so not ski season or heating season. Owners were friendly, helpful, hospitable. Motel is old, but that's both good and bad: Mattress was lumpy and I could feel springs; hot water spigot in bathroom didn't work. But the windows open and close, how wonderful! Especially important because housekeeper sprays LOTS...

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St. Albans Bay, VT
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Stayed in February for a concert at The Pickle Barrel, directly across the street so we did not have to drive (or find a dd after cocktails) and several places within walking distance to have dinner. Not fancy but clean and impressed our room even had a mini fridge!

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Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

We had a great weekend up at Killington. The Happy Bear Motel was a very convenient location to all of our destinations throughout the weekend. It is located right on the access road and we were able to walk to a few restaurants or drive only a short distance. This motel is a bit outdated and you can hear everything...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Happy Bear Motel

Address: 1748 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751-9729
Region: United States > Vermont > Killington
Price Range: $89 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Happy Bear Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ground floor: can hear every step in the room upstairs. Maybe doesn't matter because in any room you can hear through walls.”
Lauren620, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The rooms re all the same. Stay for the price and friendly service.”
Kevvie_G, 26 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Top level rooms will be less noisy.”
936carlab, 17 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Sorry, no restaurant or room service. But there are plenty of close places for food, store, bars.”
tonyg486, 9 Feb 2014 | Read review
“if you want A/C, ask for 1st floor!”
Loliannie, 4 Sep 2012 | Read review
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