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“Conveniently located, but so-so”

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Sgt. Preston's Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Skagway
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 26, 2013

While it was conveniently located, the room was not what we had expected to see compared to the motel's website. Disappointed but we were only there one night. Our room faced the common patio and, with the windows open for air, we ended up getting all the cigarette smoke coming into our room.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed two nights. Our room was decent size and the beds were comfortable. The hotel was very conveniently located just a few steps from Skagway's main street. We felt it was an average hotel and the price was reasonable. Our complaint is that the room did not have air conditioning and our first day there was probably the hottest day of the year. There was a fan in the room but it really couldn't handle the extreme temperature. A small window unit would have been wonderful. There is no wifi in the room and that was a big disappointment.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
Thank Ann K
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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed overnight in a standard delux room.Very clean and comfortable,excellent value ,easy walking distance to Main St in Skagway.Staff great,free shuttle to and from ferry or train.It was no problem to store our luggage for a short time.No wifi, but again still great value.

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Thank vicki551
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

If we were not so tired from all of our adventures, I would have more to complain about, but in a pinch this place is fine. Skagway is small, so everything is centrally located.

The rooms are not particularly attractive, the staff was not friendly, and the 'free coffee' is horrible, but the rooms are clean, and the bed was comfortable (I like mine soft).

On the positive side, the room had a fridge and microwave, and about a dozen TV channels. No WIFI.

Room Tip: Don't bother paying for the delux room; the difference between the rooms is just a few feet.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The room was clean, tiny(I booked a small room for sleeping only, and that is what I got). The bathroom was as small as a 24ft travel trailer bathroom, but like I said it was clean. The staff were indifferent but not rude. The problem was the noise...you could actually hear the man in the room next to ours using the bathroom not just flushing either. We could understand the entire conversation he was having with someone in his room! YIKES! On another note a tour for the brothels started right outside our bathroom window so at least we had a history lesson while getting ready for our day! I guess the other upside was it was within walking distance to everything in town.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Our room was spacious, clean, and nicely updated. They have coffee and hot water in the office. There is no breakfast. The office area is well worn and unimpressive. We had nice benches outside our room to enjoy the sun that we had there one day. There is one computer in the office area that we appreciated, and there is a library nearby where you can use their computer for 30 minutes, and you can also use the wifi at the library--though it is somewhat slow. If the office staff was friendlier and more helpful this rating would be higher. Free shuttle driver was very friendly and helpful and cleaning staff also very good and friendlier than office staff.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

There is nothing pretentious about Sgt. Preston's Lodge, but it is a good value, old-fashioned motel right in the middle of town, within walking distance of everything. They offer free internet, coffee and tea in the reception area. We recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Richard D
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Address: 370 6th Avenue, Skagway, AK 99840
Location: United States > Alaska > Skagway
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Skagway
Number of rooms: 40
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