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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I lead a group of seven classic cars and 15 souls from Fairbanks, Alaska. We have stayed here before and were once again treated very well! The facility has some age but is clean and convenient to restaurants, museums, etc. - all within walking distance. The staff were very helpful and friendly. And there was plenty of off-street parking.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

So i didn't have extremely high expectations for lodging knowing that I was going to an extremely remote part of Alaska. Though quite outdated inside, I thought this motel was just fine. Everything was clean, the staff was very friendly and the views right outside the door was droolworthy. It's very close to the water and situated well for walks.... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The room was adequately furnished and equipped, and the bed was fine. The views from our room were outstanding, the kind where you feel like just sitting by the window and looking out over the mountains and the sea. The complimentary breakfast was ok, just a shame that they no longer offer a restaurant service for other meals. Not a... More 

Thank MartinWJohnson
Cheryl K, Manager at Captain's Choice Motel, responded to this review

Hello Martin I am glad that you were happy with the location and the view. Just to clarify on a few comments: We never did have restaurant service. We had a lounge that we voluntarily closed for we are still under probate since the death of the owner. As soon as we are thru that process the Lounge will reopen.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The property is years past its prime. The glue down carpet was filthy and coming up, the sheets were the tuck in type, not contour, the TV was one of the first ones with a remote. My wife and daughter--in-law both woke up with bites on their legs, and they were in different rooms. The ceilings were not much, if... More 

Thank Kardell
Cheryl K, Manager at Captain's Choice Motel, responded to this review

Hello I'd like to respond to your comments at this time. We have a staff on for 24 hours so if there was a problem I would have appreciated that you let us know. As to bites perhaps it was because we tell our guests about the bear viewing at the Chilkoot and you do get bitten by the insects... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

My parents stayed during my mom's 70th birthday trip on the Alaskan Coast Marine Highway. My mom's card was hacked, after they had already left. Many hotels would not let them stay, because they had no working card. This motel went above and beyond to make their trip wonderful and a memorable experience. Thank you for your warm hospitality.

Thank handy2268
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We loved this place. The view from our room was to die for. The rooms were just fine and they were clean. Amenities included a refrigerator, microwave and a coffee pot. Staff was nice and friendly and the morning breakfast was great. The hotel also offers ferry shuttle service. We would definitely stay here if we returned to Haines.

Thank Willy W
Whitehorse, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We stayed in this hotel June 2015 and thank goodness it was only for 1 night. The only reason we chose this hotel was because it's the cheapest and we literally just had to sleep and shower in this hotel, nothing else. They don't offer free wifi, so we had to go to a restaurant that offers it so we... More 

Thank VivP_Yukon
New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Although our trip was short, and if we ever had a choice we would choose somewhere else to stay. The walls were insanely thin and we could hear our neighbour. TV was small and old. The bathroom was neat but the bathtub had a couple of hairs in it which was really gross. The soap didn't smell good at all.... More 

Thank Lynne R
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55 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights in late september. On arrival we were pointed in the general direction of our room which luckily was on the same level as Reception and had views across the harbour. The room was dated and basic but fortunately was clean. Haines is a small town and the motel is within easy walking distance of... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The hotel is very dated but the staff is very nice. We arrived late from the ferry. There were no parking spots left when we arrived but we could park in a lot across the street. The view from our room was beautiful. The room itself was very dated the decor was straight out of the 1970s. The lounge looked... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Captain's Choice Motel is one of Alaska's finest motels. Located in magnificent Haines, Alaska, our motel enjoys fantastic panoramic views of the ocean water of the Lynn Fjord, North America's longest fjord. Our beautiful rooms are luxurious, quiet and very comfortable. The panoramic views of the Lynn Fjord, Portage Cove with its small boat harbor, Fort Seward and the dramatic backdrop of the Cathedral Peaks will make a lasting impression. Our motel is AAA recommended. It is centrally located in Haines, within walking distance from all shopping and dining facilities. The Captain's Choice is pet friendly! Complimentary Continental Breakfast. CAPTAIN'S LOUNGE open daily at 5pm. Standard rooms: single, double, twin, triple, quad. Ocean view rooms with balcony: double and triple. Suites: ocean view or two rooms. Wi-Fi Access for a small fee Message center, photocopy and fax available. Up to 25 Person Facility for Meetings. Tour Arrangments Rental car fleet-UNLIMITED MILES Restaurants within walking distance ... more   less 

Additional Information about Captain's Choice Motel

Address: 108 Second Ave N, Haines, AK 99827-0392
Location: United States > Alaska > Haines
Price Range: $125 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Captain's Choice Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 43
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Captain`s Choice Hotel Haines
Choice Hotel Captains
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