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Totem Square Hotel & Marina
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Sitka
Port Townsend
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76 reviews
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“Hotels in Alaska are expensive!”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We agree with other reviewers that the workers here are very friendly. We stayed here because we needed the guest laundry after being on an Inside Passage cruise for a week. Nice location by waterfront, small sunny park, old folks home with pretty garden. No breakfast in restaurant--went to nearby Victoria's. Our room was noisy, as others report--a few slamming doors, and the airport is nearby (although not many flights taking off from this small town), as are floatplanes (every day at 5:30 AM and throughout the day during our 2-night stay). White noise machine available at front desk, if you want it. Decor is dated, spartan, yet clean (needed to air the bleach smell out of the room upon arrival). We stayed here during a heat wave and it was hot in our 4th-floor room. Strange that they wouldn't use the hotel van to take us to the ferry landing!! Why not? Very expensive for what you get, but this is Alaska and all of our hotels were expensive!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is a hotel without breakfast, sorry. You have to go somewhere else to have a breakfast there. When you choose a room don't take the one overlooking the street, it gets very very noisy during weekends. Staff is nice though. There is nothing more to write about this hotel.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

We knew that Alaska was expensive, but even by this measure the Shee Atika comes up short in terms of value for money. Everything about the hotel is ordinary; decor, rooms and service - nothing wrong with them but not worth $200+.

When one adds air conditioning that doesn't work; wi-fi that worked sporadically, and then an advertised complimentary breakfast that didn't exist then it is really hard to see the merit of staying here.

Judging by the quality of B&Bs we have experienced elsewhere on our trip and other comments on Sitka accommodations generally B&Bs look to be a preferable option.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Aspen, Colorado, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Arrived to find they had no record of our reservation and confirmation number made on-line over 6 months ago on the hotels website. Then I produced a copy of the confirmation receipt and the front desk staff was perplexed to say the least first said they were full, but then said they would find us a room which they did.

Then upon check out our receipt listed our name and someone else's address.

Hotel was marginal at best, but the dockside fish and chips were great!

Think we'll try Westmark next summer.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Camille Ferguson and her staff at the Totem Square Inn in Sitka will go out of their way to meet and surpass a guest's expectations. It is a comfortable great place to stay and central to everything. A short walk will get you to all the historical sites in town.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here because of a convention in town and the Westmark was booked. The staff was friendly but aside from a nice restaurant on location that's about the only nice comment I can make. The rooms were cramped, the beds uncomfortable and worst of all were the devices that closed the doors in the hallway. Bang, bang, bang they went late at night and early morning. To make matters worse my room was just across the street from a bar.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for one night before moving to a rented house for a week. I thought the price was high, but everything in Sitka is expensive. The staff was very accommodating. They were happy to hold our luggage for most of the day after we checked out and went fishing. The rooms were ok, rather small. The curtains could have been heavier to block out that 18 hours of sunlight they have in June.

Stayed June 2012
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Property: Totem Square Hotel & Marina
Address: 201 Katlian St, Sitka, AK 99835-7511 (Formerly Shee Atika Totem Square Inn)
Location: United States > Alaska > Sitka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Sitka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Totem Square Hotel & Marina 2.5*
Number of rooms: 67
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Shee Atika Totem Square Hotel Sitka
Totem Square Hotel & Marina Sitka, Alaska

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