- Reviews: 12
cascade inn: waterfront and out of the way
The cascade Inn works hand in hand with Big Blue Charters but lots of people stay there that are not fishing. It is about 2 miles from town and right on the water. All 10 rooms have ocean views and it sits on top of a liquor store.
The views are awsome and they have a great happy hour in the summer 3-4 x a week with smoked salmon, crackers, cheese, beer, wine, and soft drinks.
- Reviews: 7
Shee Atika Totem Square Inn: Perfect Downtown Spot
I've never stayed here, but I've visited the building many times and have had family stay there. Although there are no amenities included such as room service, the building and location make up for it.
It's located on the waterfront in Downtown Sitka. There is a local bar located across the street. There are a number of restaurants located within a block from the hotel. Some of them include, Ludvig's Bistro, Lane 7, Kenny's Wok and Teriyaki, and Victoria's. Twin Dragon Chinese restaurant, a travel agency office, a local surplus store, CellularOne, an Alaska Legislative Office, and other offices are located within the same building as the Inn. The Inn includes services such as high speed internet, wireless internet, cable tv, a small business center, an exercise facility, laundry facility, and complementary breakfasts. The hotel is involved with the Alaska Airlines milage program. Historical landmarks literally surround the hotel. To the North, across the parking-lot is the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, home to the oldest Native American organization in the state of Alaska (who helped give Alaska Native their civil liberties in the early 1900s). To the West is the Pioneer's Home, a retirement home for elderly Alaskans. And to the South is Totem Square where a totem pole and Russian-American era cannons are placed in a small field of grass.
- Reviews: 7
Cascade Inn: Unlisted
Although I've never stayed here, I hear it's a nice Inn. You can check out their website. All the rooms are waterfront views and all have decks. The location, about 2 miles north of downtown, is perfect and quiet.
The sauana overlooks the ocean. It's located within a building that includes a local gas station and convenience center. A few hundred feet to the North is Cascade Creek and Sandy Beach. To the South is the largest grocery store in town. To the West is some of the up-scale residential neighborhoods and a great area to walk around on the local streets.
- Reviews: 381
Camp Coogan Bay Hideaway: A Great Alternative to in town hotels
For a truely unique Alaskan experience, you can rent a secluded floathouse anchored a 20 minute boat ride out of town in a beautiful cove. I've visited friends for a few hours but haven't spent the night. All that have and still rave about the experience and they're all Alaskans with lots of time in remote spots. My oldest daughter and her family and in-laws came over from Juneau and spent a long weekend out there.
The owners will run you over to the floathouse in their skiff or you can rent a skiff from them. They have a 17' kayak there for your use and you can rent more if you like.
The floathouse sleeps 6 comfortably and is well equipped with bedding and a fully equiped kitchen. All you need to bring is food and clothing. The living room has a nice woodstove which is where I spent my time after getting soaked from an unexpected down pour. Outhouse is out back with a holding tank.The fishing right off the float is great. Lots of wildlife in the forest surrounding you. Whales and seals can be seen sometimes right from the living room!
A friend, Barb Delong, and her husband have run the business for years and are very experienced and safe. They just redid their website with lots of photos. They also have another float house that they will tow anywhere within a 20 mile radius.
The outstanding setting with wildlife and scenic beauty.
- Reviews: 61
Seal Cove RV Park: Closest RV park to town
Well, at first this looks like a parking lot for the marina. However, most of the sites have electrical and water hookups - so even tho it looks like a parking lot - if you back into the sites, you have an awesome view out the back of your rig of the marina.
You can walk to town over the McConnell bridge easy enough. If you have a boat and put it in at the marina you're right there. Several charter fishing boats have their fleets here, too. It's fun to watch the locals and the fishing boats leave and return in the evenings with their catches.
Internet Access - Wireless access can be had if you park to the far left end of the lot, by the camp host's rig. It's not great, but free. However, we just drove to town and parked by the Super 8 and their wireless was free, too.
Noise - A little traffic noise, usually in the mornings from the college and navy station across the road. If you want silence, you can escape to the other campgrounds in Sitka, but no hookups. Sorry!
- Reviews: 5
Having worked at the Westmark Shee Atika for a few summers, I can easily say it is the best hotel in town. However, the hotel becomes increasingly expensive, and harder than ever to make reservations at. They have a tendency to "stick" overbookings at odd locations, so be prepared. The Sitka Hotel, located in the center of town, is backed by years of history. One feature rarely advertised is their lack of private bathrooms in each room. Not ALL rooms share the hallway bathrooms, but an uncomfortable number do. Both hotels are in prime locations and very close to visitor hot spots, so this is just a heads-up. Check around for B&B's, as new ones are always opening!
- Reviews: 620
Camping, consider the option
I haven't stayed in a hotel here, but a heads up--it's expensive to stay in Sitka. There are campgrounds, but prepare for rain as it is a constant threat. There is a place people stay in out on Halibut Pt. Road that is somewhat of a hostel, but I think it's more of a B&B...very popular in Sitka. A lot of people bring RVs and stay in those parks. I'm more of a tent camper myself and don't mind the rain.
The Blue Lake Campground and Starrigavin are run by the Forest Service. Blue Lake is beautiful as is Starrigavin.
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