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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Ottawa, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Austin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Washington DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Teague, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Loxton, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A very good place to stay...we stayed 1 night and enjoyed the experience. The stay was above and beyond. The rooms were very clean and well appointed. The owners sure take pride in their establishment and it shows with the whole building. The breakfast was very good too. A top notch place to stay if you are ever in need... More 

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

"Quality in a service product is not what you put in to it. It is what the customer gets out of it." Peter Drucker. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Enjoy all your travels, John and Jan More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

So glad we stayed here in Skagway. The hospitable owners were ever so helpful. The rooms are clean and oh so very charming. Much appreciate the effort that goes into the breakfast, freshly brewed coffee and homemade treats. What an absolute pleasure!! Thank you :)

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Thank Melissa O
JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Melissa, we do enjoy our time in the kitchen. I am delighted that you enjoyed some of the treats. Whether it's homemade muffins for the breakfast buffet, cookies for the cookie jar or rhubarb jam ... seems like there is always something that makes the house smell good. That might explain my excessive snacking. All the best to you, John... More 

Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This summer was our 9th trip to Skagway...fun, comfortable town, but when the cruise ships come in, it gets a bit hectic and, just, well....too much! We always know, that our peaceful, quiet, "Mecca" is only a couple of blocks away. Fresh, clean, warm and comfortable (even fresh homemade cookies), and QUIET! (shhh) the White House beckons us home. Jan... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. Perfect is a higher bar than we can really attain, but we do strive to meet folks where they are at - whether it's leaving them alone for some much needed quiet time or comparing notes about grand kids with visitors that like to share. Work sometimes pulls us away from the... 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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