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The Alaskan Hotel & Bar
Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Juneau
2 reviews
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“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

If you are a pompous tourist, this may not be for you. But, if you are looking for a real Alaska experience, this location is ideal. Super friendly staff. Will, Scott And Annie treated us so well. Awesome music in the bar. Super clean rooms. Historic decor. Seriously fun!!!!! I will only stay at the Alaska hotel from now on.

  • Stayed May 2013
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

One of the great experiences, providing you have a sense of humour. The staff were great, the bed was good, bath/shower was good but it is what it is - one of the historic hotels in the Northwest. The bar and the entertainment was terrific and we all had a lovely time. Take off the 5 star mantle and just relax and enjoy the charm and character of this wonderful old girl.
Yes walls may be thin, music may permeate from down below and the garbage trucks were in my room I thought, but it was a hoot - I want to go back to Alaska and I would want to stay there ! We did have our own rooms with facilities.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is a very unique place to stay. If you are looking for a place that is full of history (they say it is haunted as well) and not fancy, then you will enjoy staying at this one of a kind hotel. Walking in the door and up the steps (no elevators) to the rooms takes you back in time. You can choose to stay in a room with a private bathroom or in a dorm style room with a community bath (just like in the "good old days". My husband and I took my dad and mom here for a get away and we all enjoyed the adventure of stepping back in time. The rooms were very clean and the staff very friendly. Our rooms were above the main street and we could here the bar crowd in the evening. I imagine it was similar to the wild west and gold rush days. Yes, this place is old (that's the charm) and yes, the walls are thin, but we enjoyed our stay and the location was perfect!

Room Tip: Rooms above the street have bar noise (from the Alaskan Bar) until closing about 2:00 AM. It didn...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

I would most certainly NOT recommend staying here. My husband and I booked it only because it was the only one still remaining in town (we were coming some festival weekend where all the other hotels were already sold out). I will admit it has a good location, and it put a roof over our heads... but the floors are literally slanted, and the showers are public and in the hallway. Very weird to walk by someone singing in the shower.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

The staff are really friendly and helpful. The decor is archaic, but still tolerable. The black exposed pipes on the ceiling... Still ok. Even slept through with the rap music coming up from the bar downstairs. However, the walls are super thin, so I heard EVERYTHING going on with the couple next door, for two nights straight.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Anchorage, Alaska
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Please don't stay here. We had bed bugs and there was a pair of dirty boxers and a dirty sock hanging over the pipe over our bed. We welcome the antiques and old feel. That actually appeals to us. What did not appeal to us was when we told the front desk we had bed bugs and they said, "AGAIN?!" We stayed in room 306 and had our own (moldy and pubic hair filled) bathroom. The people at the front desk were nice though and it was in a very convenient location. Such a shame.

Room Tip: The higher the floor the less likely you'll get noise from the bar.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

This location has been making guests Feel welcome longer than any other tavern in Juneau. It is the oldest operating bar in Juneau (and a former Bordello).. Had a great time with PBR cans for $2.75, and the same Alaskan pints sold all over Alaska for $6 or more for only $5 here. The bartender is from Detroit and he’s very personable. Ironically, I met a bar full of folks from the Northeast, from places I have lived or lived near, or live now currently. Only in Juneau. If you’re here and you’re ready for a drink, look no further than this venue. I could easily call this a home favorite as a resident. Nice job Alaskan Hotel Bar! Check out the photos.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about The Alaskan Hotel & Bar

Property: The Alaskan Hotel & Bar
Address: 167 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801-1321
Location: United States > Alaska > Juneau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Juneau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Alaskan Hotel & Bar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An historic hotel located in the center of downtown Juneau, the Alaskan is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was opened as a hotel in 1913. ... more   less 
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