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“Disappointing”
Review of The Inn at Haines

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The Inn at Haines
Ranked #4 of 9 Haines B&B and Inns
Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Stayed here recently. Hannah seems like a lovely person, but engaged in very little conversation - she definitely did not initiate the conversation. Did not even care to ask how we were doing, or how well we slept each night. The rooms are clean, functional but extremely small. The beds have no springs (we checked all the beds upstairs) - none of us (3 friends) had a decent sleep here. Breakfasts were carbohydrate rich, and minimal. Pancakes, a couple of slices of bacon and a sliver (literally) of cantelope. The second day we asked for eggs - I think we each had one scrambled egg with a sliver of cantelope. When we asked for more was told that there was nothing left. There was not even an offer of any toast with the meal. For the cost, I have to say that it was not worth it. We shared one small room with a double bed and twin bed - the cost for the 3 of us - each night was almost $150. Definitely not worth it. I had stayed here a couple of years ago, and it seemed much nicer and friendlier. I won't be back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2011

I have had the chance to stay at the Summer Inn a number of times over the past few years and each stay has been memorable. The inn is located right in the heart of Haines within easy walking distance of everything you would need. The decor is cozy and the living room offers great views of the water and is a snug place to ride out bad weather with a blanket and a book. The rooms are tidy and the inn offers various room configurations to fit different group needs. I have always found the innkeepers to be knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions for activities around town and are often accommodating to special requests if within reason. The Summer Inn is a great place to stay!

  • Stayed November 2011
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5 Thank Overtujw
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Missouri
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2011

Sight unseen, we booked the last room at this B&B and arrived from the ferry the following night around 9:00. Hannah, the inn keeper (not owner), was pleasant, showed us two shared bathrooms/showers downstairs and full bath with claw-footed tub upstairs. Our upstairs room was small and clean with two twin beds. The room's windows offered good view of harbor and mountains, but faced a noisy street. Unfortunately, the beds were like sleeping on the floor and very squeaky. Between the hard, squeaky beds and noise from the street, we got very little sleep. Our bones and ears hurt. The positives -- it was clean and breakfast was good. This B & B would have been expensive at $50, but it was more than double that price.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Whitehorse, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2011

This is a great B&B with excellent location and staff. The view from the porch is just unbelievable. Very clean and good selection of books in the library, cute rooms, clean washrooms, large sitting room.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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7 Thank poirierstephan
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2011

I had heard about The Summer Inn from a friend who has stayed there many times. It was just what I expected – clean, cute, quiet and quaint. The Innkeeper was very friendly and helpful. My room was comfortable and cozy. The breakfasts were yummy, the price was right and I think I’ll be back next year! You can mingle as much or as little with other guests as you like in the comfortable and inviting common areas, or hole-up in your room for cozy, quiet time. An exceptional value.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
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7 Thank DianeMiller57
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Burien, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
520 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2010

This B&B was immaculately clean.

Breakfast is quite good. Not gourmet, but neither is one paying gourmet prices.

Shower and toilet are shared which is not an issue for us.

I gave it a three rating for two reasons. Our bedroom was the smallest bedroom we have ever stayed in. There was less than three feet in width around the three exposed sides of the double bed. By the time we put us stuff down, there was not even room to walk around the bed. There was no closet or place to dry a piece of clothing. Indeed, there was virtually nothing else in the room other than the bed and four walls. But the room and the B&B was nicely painted. None of the fru fru you see in some B&B's which is just fine by us. I did notice that the two bedrooms across from us with twin beds had more room than our bedroom. But the other reviewer is certainly correct about the one bedroom being really small.

Second, there is no wifi. This was not much of a problem since wifi is available from the local telephone company for a fee.

Considering the reasonable rate, there is no reason to complain about a perfectly adequate B&B.

I heard many nice comments from others in town about Captain's Choice which is across the street and might considering it another time. Another reason to consider Captain's Choice if you are coming in by plane or ferry is that it has a free shuttle.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Angeles
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Castro Valley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 7, 2010

I chose this B&B on the basis of the other reviews on Trip Advisor. Its other ratings were stellar, and I was sure we had a winner, and from the street it was not unattractive. We were expecting a lovely room with a view of the canal, but what we got was smaller than some closets. We were led to our room by our taciturn hostess down a dark hallway to the back of the house on the first floor. Not only was there no view, there was no room. My husband claims it was probably the most expensive room per square foot that we have ever slept in. The room contained a double bed with a saggy mattress, a tiny bedside table, and a lamp. We could only open one suitcase and had barely enough room to walk around the bed. The bathroom was as spare, and the shower, which was in a separate tiny space, was so small you could not bend over to wash your feet. We wandered the streets of Haines until late at night because this room was so uninviting and uncomfortable. Breakfast was two slices of French toast made with uninteresting bread. Surely there are more pleasant and comfortable accommodations elsewhere in Haines.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Inn at Haines
Address: 117 Second Avenue, Haines, AK 99827 (Formerly Summer Inn Bed and Breakfast)
Location: United States > Alaska > Haines
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Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Haines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming historic house in the heart of downtown Haines. Under new ownership as of March 2017. Views of Lynn Canal, the Chilkat Mountains and the Historic Fort Seward; the Inn is within walking distance to Haines’ sites. Built by Tim Vogel, member of Skagway's notorious Soapy Smith gang. Start your day with a fresh breakfast, spend your evening with a glass of wine on the porch and end your day tucked in our plush linens. A welcome home on your adventures! ... more   less 

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