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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful little place. I was solo traveling, got off the Alaska marine ferry and drove the few short blocks to the White House. No car is needed. Skagway was the first stop on a long trip for me, so I took the car on the ferry. The property is well-kept, tastefully decorated, and the continental breakfast was good. Rooms were... More 

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most clean room and facilities we ever met. Beautifully decorated and charming public areas. Very comfortable bed. At the far end of the main streets, but still in easy walking distance (espcially very close to the Skagway Brewing Company). We loved it, so we stayed an extra night.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from the ferry dock with our carry-on luggage no problem. It's close enough to walk anywhere in Skagway, but away from the touristy crowds off the cruise ships. The hosts were very friendly and the staff all helpful. The room was very comfortable and I'd certainly recommend staying here!

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautifully restored two-story period structure. Fine bathroom facilities, good continental breakfast, comfy rooms. Narrow stairs for folks staying on the second floor, but they should be OK for most folks. Washer and dryer available. Easy walking or driving access around town.

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review. We do make a point during reservations to point out that there is no elevator and the confirmation reaffirms that, as well as the 1902 origin of the house. Hopefully, the staircase isn't a surprise to anyone. The washer and dryer are available for a fee, during the early evening hours. It takes us... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The White House is likely one of the best places to stay in Skagway. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and come with a fridge. The 1960s decor in the rooms may not be to everyone's taste. Breakfast has a range of options, so you certainly won't go hungry. The White House is situated close enough for easy walking access to... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your experience. Certainly the 1960s decor may not be to everyone's liking. If that's the case, perhaps the next room would be better suited, as there is no theme to our room decor whatsoever, other than eclectic. Furnishings range from antiques handed down from our grandparents, to the Juneau furniture store,... More 

Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

At the White House is a large, gracious, historic home just close enough to the ferry to be walkable with (carry-on size) luggage and just far enough from the hustle and bustle of "downtown" Skagway to be a quiet haven from the daily hordes of cruise ship passengers. One step inside the door and you succumb to the charm of... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Happy to share our secret for that good nights' sleep - Sealy Posturepedic Mattresses. And we flip and rotate them regularly and sleep on one ourselves. Thank you Sealy. Thank YOU for all your kind words and detailed description. It is a fine line to walk, trying to determine whether folks are wanting privacy or fellowship. Sometimes I miss this... More 

Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

An old but very well maintained charming b&b. Breakfast was good, rooms were well done. Skagway is a small town and we could walk to all the sites in town. Although we didn't use it the city has a very good local transport van.

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Old indeed. The house was originally built as a private residence in 1902. Sometime in the 20s the second story was added and it has been operating in a boarding house capacity in some manner of fashion or another since then. All the rooms are configured differently, primarily due to the contours of the house. It's got character. And yes,... More 

Washington DC
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

We only stayed one night at the White House, but it was a great one. It's a lovely place with clean and really cute rooms. Very comfortable and well appointed. The breakfast was quite good (be sure and try Jan's muffins!). This is a beautifully run little place with professional but friendly owners, in a great location, with excellent rooms.... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We all enjoy what we do, so that makes coming to work each day a pleasure. Wishing you many more joyful journeys. Jan More 

Teague, Texas
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

At The White House Bed & Breakfast was easily our best accommodation throughout 2 weeks of travel in south east Alaska. Jan and John have it figured out, and they do it very well. It's the Big Things Rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished. Location is near the downtown area. It is an easy and pleasant walk. Continental breakfast has... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

I didn't know we had a "fog free mirror" either, but hurray. That's pretty neat. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Not all our rooms are what would be considered spacious, most of the upstairs queen bedded rooms are more of a bedroom size, but more than adequate. THE SMART shuttle and their drivers are really very accommodating and we... More 

Brantford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Jan rushing down to the fast ferry terminal with a forgotten item was the icing on the cake for an excellent 3 night stay. From an efficient check-in by a helpful young man (sorry didn't catch his name), to the spotlessly clean and well-maintained room everything was perfect! The breakfasts were more than adequate with plenty of variety and lovely... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

It is easy for us to be helpful, because our guests are so great. Because we don't offer on line booking, we are able to establish a relationship with our guests long before they ever arrive. Then when they do, it's like meeting a long lost relative. Thank you so much for your praises. I'll be sure to pass them... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A comfy little inn, bringing together modern conveniences and Skagway history, for a restful night's sleep. Rooms vary in size, but they all feature cable TV, handcrafted quilts, wireless Internet, mini refrigerators, screened windows and ceiling fans. The Continental breakfast has lots of choices. Warm, welcoming, and open year round. Afternoon tea and the cookie jar are always a treat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The White House

Address: Eighth & Main Sts, PO Box 41, Skagway, AK 99840-0041
Location: United States > Alaska > Skagway
Price Range: $75 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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