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“My absolute favorite Alaska hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cape Fox Lodge

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Cape Fox Lodge
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“My absolute favorite Alaska hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

This is a destination in itself. A dynamite view perched atop a high cliff overlooking the harbor with cruise ships and floatplanes coming and going. Crispy clean room with comfortable beds and quiet, quiet, quiet. A wonderful restaurant for dinner and breakast along with a cozy lounge area.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

The staff is vert helpful. After having a bad experience the first night, due to bigfoot upstairs and a room that was too hot in the main building. we moved to an outside room on the third floor.The views are wonderful from both floors. We preferred the harbor view. The beds were new and cofortable as were the pillows. Beautiful hotel with all the museum like artifacts.
My husband and travel a lot and we find if you don't like something ask .They even gave us a late check out due to our flight leaving after 5 pm. We did have to talk to the manager for this.
I know what the guest mean about the smoke in the bar, but we asked to be moved into the dining room and that solved the problem.
Overall it was agreat experience for 8 nights.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

The smoking in the lounge and restaurant is terrible! It is difficult to believe that it is still allowed in this day and age. Especially in an otherwise nice establishment. That said, the hotel is in a great location with great views and access to the town.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Arrived a day early for an Alaskan Dream Cruise (fantastic cruise, by the way). Room was large and clean. Had a fridge and microwave we didn't use as well as all the other expected amenities. Great basketry and Tlinget history exhibits in the lobby/stairwells. They were redoing flooring in their computer nook, so that was out; they had wifi. Complementary tram up and down to Creek Street for guests. Great views and pretty location for walking as well. Had a good breakfast in their restaurant (was closed when we got in the night before). We paid $180 for a couple in the room; prices in Alaska aren't cheap.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Arrived at 8.30pm on Sunday after a very long flight from UK to be told the restaurant was closed as last orders are taken at 8pm. Staff were not prepared to serve us a drink either, even though the bar area was still quite full.
The funicular railway was out of order, so we had to walk down the very steep hill to town for food and drink - then back up the hill again afterward,
We stayed 5 nights, and the funicular was very rarely working. In fact we were able to use it just twice during the entire stay
Rooms were clean, with great views and the hotel was otherwise good, so such a shame we were let down by the service. Food improved after day 3, but was average to poor until then.
There was a large group staying for the first couple of days, and we got the impression they were stressing the staff out, which may be the reason.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

If you wish to enjoy some of the best that Southeast Alaska has to offer by way of restful accomodations, friendly professional service and stunning views, the Cape Fox Lodge should fill all of these requirements. I have been a guest there on a number of occasions but this is my first review of the lodge. For the business traveler it offers quiet rooms and fast wireless internet. For the pleasure traveler, it offers a stunning setting among large trees with a beautiful collection of totem poles in the front. The view of the harbor with the cruise ships docked is very intersesting. The restaurant offers excellent preparation of locally-caught halibut, cod and other seafoods. The staff is very professional and friendly.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Toronto
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62 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Friendly front desk staff and they picked us up from the visitor centre by shuttle. Good location away from the cruise boats, in the centre of everything. Very clean.

Restaurant is very overpriced and service was poor. After suddenly realizing after 20 minutes the forgot us (after a reminder) many apologies but they could have at least comped a dessert on a $200 cheque for two.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cape Fox Lodge
Address: 800 Venetia Way, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6561
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Location: United States > Alaska > Ketchikan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Ketchikan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cape Fox Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located downtown Ketchikan, within the heart of the Tongass National Forest, Cape Fox is set amidst this country's last frontier and offers the warmth of a north woods mountain cabin, reminiscent of a ski lodge. We have spacious guest rooms and suites with spectacular views of the forest, Deer Mountain or the waterfront community of Ketchikan. ... more   less 
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