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Gilmore Hotel

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326 Front Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beware of room location and read other reviews. Rooms above restaurant smell terrible and walls are thin so noisy. Rooms above restaurant have moldy window sills with chipping paint facing a rotting fence. No elevator so heavy bags must be carried up the stairs. Rooms on 3rd floor facing the ships have to be better even if there is street... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staying at the Gilmore felt like a throwback to an earlier era - which for me fit the mood of Ketchikan. If you're looking for bells and whistles (or an elevator) - this isn't the place for you. BUT - if you want a centrally located historical spot, with a friendly staff, and a no-frills room that feels a little... More 

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East Marion, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed four nights at the Gilmore before and after a fishing holiday. The location is the main attraction of this hotel as it is centrally located in the historic section of Ketchican on the waterfront. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are clean and the staff is helpful and friendly.

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ketchikandeb2013, General Manager at Gilmore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, we enjoyed the time you spent with us and look forward to your next trip to Ketchikan. Thank you for giving your honest opinion of our hotel, our entire staff is working hard to make certain guests like yourself enjoy the hospitality, convenience and clean rooms. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is by no means modern but it has was you need to make it work. They have cable tv, internet and phones. The Secret weapon is the General Manager - Debra. She will be there bright and early in the morning with a smile and hello and will help you with anything you need. She even helped up... More 

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ketchikandeb2013, General Manager at Gilmore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice compliment and for taking time out of your very busy schedule to post a review of our hotel, it was our pleasure to make you feel at home, 10 days is a long time in a hotel and we are happy we could help make your stay comfortable. Thank you for working with me... More 

Hermiston, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a quaint hotel rich in history and character with a fantastic view, then this is the hotel you need to book while staying in Ketchikan, Alaska. The staff is friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. The view is wonderful and there are many stores nearby within easy walking distance. I had a personal... More 

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ketchikandeb2013, General Manager at Gilmore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, we are so sorry for your loss and hope that you will get another opportunity to come to Alaska. We take pride in going the extra mile for our guests, we are happy we were able to help get you back home early. All of our front desk staff are knowledgeable about the area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location across the street from the water front. Small rooms but very comfortable and clean. Would definitely stay here again. I liked the rustic feel of the decor. All the shops and restaurants within walking distance.

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ketchikandeb2013, General Manager at Gilmore Hotel, responded to this review

We are honored that you choose to stay with us and thrilled you enjoyed our comfortable clean rooms, thank you for taking the time to post your review and tell the world that you would definitely stay here again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dockside location of this historic hotel is one of its many pluses, being located right in the heart of Ketchikan. Almost everything is within walking distance and for adventures further afield there is the free bus that does a circuit around town. Our stay of three nights was greatly enhanced by the fantastic service provided by the charming Debbie... More 

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ketchikandeb2013, General Manager at Gilmore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time out of your vacation to post such a positive review. Our entire staff enjoyed your visit with us, its people like you that make us enjoy what we do! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and enjoy the advantage of being in the heart of Ketchikan within walking distance of some... More 

San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I had a great experience here last year when I stayed in town for a week. Comfortable rooms, right downtown with great staff especially the GM Deborah who goes above and beyond to make you happy. There is a restaurant attached to the building called Annabelle's with the best seafood chowder.

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ketchikandeb2013, General Manager at Gilmore Hotel, responded to this review

We are excited to know you enjoyed your stay with us at the Gilmore. It is our pleasure to go above and beyond for our guest, we remember you well and look forward to your next visit. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to post such a heart felt review. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Characterful Hotel with great service! The Gilmore Hotel is situated in a historic building @ the cruise docks in the hart of Ketchikan. It has got that typical classic hotel ambiance with old fashioned details!

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ketchikandeb2013, General Manager at Gilmore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for posting your review of the Gilmore Hotel, we enjoyed having you as our guest and look forward to your next visit in the middle of June. We are excited you choose to stay with us and appreciate our historic hotel. More 

Carrollton, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Long story short, we missed our cruise ship and had a rough day getting to Ketchikan. The front desk lady was supper friendly and helpful! I wish I could remember her name. Once we landed at the airport, I called the hotel and they sent a taxi to pick us up at the Ferry dock. Once we arrived it was... More 

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ketchikandeb2013, General Manager at Gilmore Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking time to post such an awesome review, we are so happy that we were able to put a smile on your face and know that we do care very much about our customers. You both were so polite and friendly to our entire staff, folks like you make a big difference to us... More 

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