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Sitka's Eagle Bay Inn
Ranked #3 of 19 Sitka B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Anchorage, Alaska
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Unexpected find”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We are used to staying in the harbor area when visiting Sitka, but on this trip down to enjoy the Summer Music Festival, all those hotels were booked solid. I found this little place via internet search and we were pretty happy with the experience. It's very clean, the in-room amenities better than average (including a little individually packaged luffa scrubbie), and the breakfast choices were way beyond the usual "continental" choices and included many organic options and a hot protein each morning, such as scrambled eggs. Beds were comfy, shower pressure good, with lots of hot water. The view from our room of the bay and beach across the street was OK, even better was being able to walk right to it across the street in less than 2 minutes.

We found most of the staff to be very friendly and helpful. We had a rental car, but we heard staff arranging free shuttle pick ups for guests arriving at the airport, ferry and cruise ship docks even in the middle of the night!

All rooms are on the second floor and we were a little disappointed that there was no elevator for our son with cerebral palsy, but he was able to climb up and down the stairs with assistance. the only problem we had was with a plugged toilet late at night and with no staff available to give us a plunger until the morning we had to sneak down to the first floor and use the normally off limits staff bathroom. Not fun.

I would definitely stay here again, and look forward to checking out the other shops such as the natural foods store and movie theater in the mall area the next time we come down.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Sitka is a very remote location with very little choice in lodging. Avoid this strip mall mess of a motel at all costs. The owner has no idea what she is doing and behaves as if guests owe her something rather than the other way around. The "ocean view" rooms are really not "ocean view". It is actually just a view overlooking the strip mall rooftop with an obstructed view of the water across a busy street. The owners ask nearly $200 per night for a Motel 6 quality room that doesn't even have a closet. NO CLOSET. The bathroom shower curtain rod doubles as a closet, until you have to take a shower, of course. Then you put the clothes on the bed, while you shower. After everyone showers, you hang your clothes back up on the shower curtain rod. The "free" breakfast consists of cheap cereal and over-ripe blackened bananas. Stay in downtown Sitka for a better experience then this dump. Completely disappointed.

Room Tip: Don't stay here. That's my advice for choosing a good room
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

I agree with the reviewers who were surprised to discover this motel was located in a strip mall. It's new and perfectly clean. The rooms and breakfast choices are nothing special -- pretty generic. The mile walk into town along the harbor is pleasant. Except for the Totem Park and Raptor Center, there is nothing of interest in the immediate vicinity. It's a 'busy' [by Sitka's standards] road. All I would add to previous comments is to avoid rooms on the ground floor. Walls are thin, and the chattering of early breakfasters can easily awaken you, as it did us.

Room Tip: Avoid the ground floor: walls are thin and the noise of those in the lobby can awaken you.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2012

The Eagle Bay Inn is located about a mile from the downtown area. It was a pleasant walk to the downtown through the Totem Park forest, the Crescent Harbor and the Sheldon Jackson Museum. Staff will pick you up at the airport or ferry (free) or from downtown ($10). The motel was clean and quiet except for some highway noise, the beds were comfortable and there was a good shower. The breakfast was basic compared to what most motels offer, with few whole grain options. There is no closet, just 3 hooks on the wall, but there was a refrigerator and microwave oven. The office was not open in the evening, but staff were available by phone and in general were very friendly and helpful. Not a typical motel but it served our purposes well. There is a Laundromat within walking distance, a reasonable restaurant and a health food store in the strip mall below the motel, and it is within walking distance of the Raptor Center,the Totem Park, the Sheldon Jackson Museum and the Russian Bishop House.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Columbia, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Not a fancy place, but very comfortable. The gals that run this place do an excellent job. Met us at the airport and were very helpful during our stay. We had an ocean view room, which I liked very much. We liked the location, because downtown is pretty rowdy at night. The walk to the Totem park and the Rapture center & downtown was not bad-and we are all in our 60's! There is also a city bus you can catch close by. The strip mall was not a problem for us. No noise from it at all. The Mexican pizza restaurant there was very convenient and decent food. I don't know where VerySiberian has stayed in the past but no one will bother your room in any hotel if you have the Do Not Disturb sign on the door. The area around the hotel is depressed, as we found in many of the towns we visited in AK. WiFi all over AK is weak. Kim took us to the ferry and stopped at the grocery downtown so we could get sandwiches.

Room Tip: We liked the ocean view, even though it was a bit more money.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Aurora, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Reserved a room here for my two brothers and I, last motel available! But would highly recommend this to anybody as a first choice! The staff will shuttle you o nearby attractions if you can't easily walk to them. Would return here! Great gym facility and breakfast too!!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

I was also disappointed by the location which I had envisioned to be actually on the water. It is located across from the bay with tons of eagles, but with a noisy main road running in front of the hotel and it is indeed in strip mall. But, there are many positives to this hotel as well. We stayed three days and I found all the staff friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious, very clean with a nice bathroom and shower. The beds were very comfortable. Although a king bed would have been nice, the queen was fine. We had a view and it was fun to see the eagles and the fish were jumping to release their egg sacs. Breakfast is carbohydrate heavy, we supplemented with croissants, cheese and avocado from the nearby market. Having a toaster to toast was a plus and the coffee was quite good. We walked into town through the beautiful Sitka National Historic Park in less than 10 minutes and I had a recent knee injury, so was not going very fast! It is also very walkable to the Raptor Center which you should not miss. The strip mall has a mexican/pizza restaurant with excellent pizza and there is Baranof Island brew pub a few blocks away that was also excellent. If walking is an issue, you may want to stay closer to town, but we found this location to be great. We also appreciated the ride to the ferry on our last day, as it is quite a ways from downtown. We had some trouble with the wifi, I couldn't connect with my ipad, but my husband didn't have any problem with his macbook. It did fade out occasionally, and probably they could solve that by rebooting the router once in a while. Clearly "verysiberian" could not adjust her expectations to Alaska. It's expensive, it's hard to get fresh fruits and vegetables, not a lot of restaurants and hotels to choose from, lots of run down areas and trailer parks. But, the scenery is spectacular, the people friendly and one should try to adjust to the culture rather than expecting it to be just like home. Sitka is a wonderful town. Do not miss the Sheldon Jackson museum, get out on the water in some way, Allen Marine has several good trips, there is a wonderful park at the north end near the ferry. Good idea to rent a car if you will be there a few days. Make reservations for Ludvigs if you want a great meal. They are closed monday and have very limited sitting. Enjoy the wild place that you are in.

Room Tip: It's nice to have the view from the end room, but it is probably noiser than some of the others...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sitka's Eagle Bay Inn
Address: 1321 Sawmill Creek Rd Ste C, Sitka, AK 99835-9740
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Location: United States > Alaska > Sitka
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Sitka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sitka's Eagle Bay Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New! Quiet, comfortable, affordable. Two queen beds in every room. Free WIFI, cable and local phone in lobby. Perfect for business travel, family, and for those who love a quiet place to stay. The Beach is right across the street, close to Verstovia Mountain,and its hiking trail. Recently under new Management!!! ... more   less 
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