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“Friendly, helpful hosts.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Guardhouse Boarding House

Guardhouse Boarding House
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Guardhouse Boarding House
Ranked #7 of 9 Haines B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Friendly, helpful hosts.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

We arrived on a ferry from Skagway at 6pm and were met by Phyllis from the B&B and given a tour around the town. We walked into town and to the supermarket then back to the B&B and were invited to join our hosts for a drink and a chat.
Our room had 2 large beds and was well appointed and comfortable. It is in an historic area of Haines overlooking the water and passing vessels.
In the morning one of our hosts took us to Haines Lake for a photo opportunity and we also saw the salmon counting weir and gates then she drove us to the ferry for our return to Juneau. The ferry terminal is 5 miles out of town.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank bobandpat39
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

What a disappointment this place was.
The room we were allocated (room 4) did not live up to the description on the web site. It turned out to be basically like a basement and was quite cold and depressing.
On speaking to the owner she agreed to change us to room 3 which was very light and airy.
Security does not appear to be an issue as none of the rooms we could see have locks on the doors nor was the entry door locked. When this was raised with the owner she said that they had never had a problem (in other words if something happens then they may do something about it, how odd!)
Surely security of the guests and their belongings should be taken as a given.
Breakfast was a do it yourself effort in an extremely untidy and messy kitchen and consisted of basic cereal and if you could be bothered looking for it tea and coffee.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank NormanND
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tucson, az
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2011

I was very pleased with the Guardhouse B&B in Haines...good location, clean quiet room...what more could you ask for?

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank TucsonBob1
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Stowe, VT
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2010

Hosts couldn't be friendlier or more helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. Location is great right on the grounds of histoic Fort Seward. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank nvd_stowe_vt
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Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
77 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2009

We stated here and where impressed with how well the place was kept, plus the hosts were both lovely and helpful. Good places to stay in Alaska which are well kept, clean and good value are few and far between, but this is certainly one.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Highbank-Condo
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holland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2009

this is a nice place to stay. Friendly hosts, a cute dog, great hospitality and a beutiful town.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank HollandDuthie
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New South Wales
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2008

Staying at the Guardhouse was a unique experience. The proprietors were fantastic and it was like a home away from home. Just loved it there.

  • Liked — The friendly service
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank crystalcreek
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Additional Information about Guardhouse Boarding House

Property: Guardhouse Boarding House
Address: PO Box 853, Haines, AK 99827-0853
Region: United States > Alaska > Haines
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Haines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Guardhouse Boarding House Haines, Alaska

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