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Driftwood Hotel
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Juneau
Yarra Junction, Australia
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4 reviews
“not 2 happy”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

well when we arrived after spending 15 days in Haines we where tired,we a good walk around town and they have wifi that doesn't even work,1 of the most uncomfortable beds i have stayed in but the staff where ok,they have a free shuttle to/from the ferry terminal/airport. probably best to stay elsewhere

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

I stayed at the Driftwood Lodge in late August. I was there for three days. I had a very nice stay there. The room was big and roomy, I was on the second floor. The view was only of the parking lot. I had a kitchenette, which consisted of a stove, full size refrigerator and sink. The bed was comfortable. Overall, I had a very good stay at the Driftwood. This was my second stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Free shuttle to and from the airport which was nice. Shuttle drivers very friendly. Check in was easy & they honored our request for ground level rooms that we had made when we made reservation. Easy walk to downtown attractions. Room was clean & beds comfortable. It was cool & raining so did not have to use heat or AC. Very reasonably priced.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

If you're looking for a hotel in the heart of Juneau that won't cost a small fortune, this is your place. Because the Driftwood provides shuttle service provided to and from the airport, this hotel will also save you the cost of a taxi. Hotel rooms are clean and equipped with the basics. We requested a room above the ground level, but there is no elevator, so we had to carry bags up the stairs. Like other reviewers, we heard some voices in the parking lot at night, but the noise didn't keep us awake. The view of Mt. Juneau outside the hotel is gorgeous, and the hotel is only a short walk from downtown. Breakfast at the Sandpiper next door is very good. We were meeting a cruise ship the next day, and because it was raining, the hotel agreed to shuttle us to our meeting location. Very customer friendly!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Northborough, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Free shuttles from Airport and Ferry Dock which are 20 to 40 minutes from downtown. The shuttle was convenient in both directions. This alone makes the motel a good deal, the motel is a very good value by Alaska standards .

The motel is a basic motel with no frills, they gave us bar soap, but no shampoo. We had a room on the second floor in a corner which was not noisy. We found the bed to be very soft, the room was clean and in decent condition. There were lots of cable channels on the TV.
The staff of the motel were helpful and friendly.

The motel is located in a very good location, next to the new Alaska museum, a few minutes walk to down town with its restaurants , and two minute walk to a large well stocked supermarket.

There was a major problem with the room, no air conditioning. Alaska was having a major heat wave (in the 90's F.) The one openable window, only opened a few inches so it was unbearably hot in the room. We had to leave the front door open most of the time.

Because of the good location, reasonable cost and free shuttles, we would probable stay here again, if Alaska is not having a heat wave.

Room Tip: Get a room that has a window that opens more than a few inches if it is hot outside.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

You need to call the shuttle as soon as ferry arrives and then wait for them to arrive - about 25 minutes. No one announced it but went out to a full shuttle and had to squeeze in. Quite uncomfortable as luggage area overflowing. Then got as far as gas station and returned to pick up more people. They got in and 3 got out. Felt sorry for people until I found out were friends of owner, not paying guests. Taxis are at least $35 so not really an option.

Check in fine. No wifi in room 316. Could pick up another property's but not driftwood. Wifi in lobby was SLOW as was their PC.

Room basic- not cleaned thoroughly- found apple under bed. Shower was good&powerful. Got in at 11pm so did not use facilities.

Staff friendly and location good. But would not rush back as not that great for $105 +tax but hey this is Alaska where value is somewhat different!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

The Driftwood airport shuttle was easy & free. Our room had a kitchen which we made good use of. The stores near by made it easy to eat in when we wanted to and it should be noted that pretty much everything closes down early each day as the cruise ship people go back to their boats, sometimes dinner is limited if you don't go early. Everything is within walking distance from the lodge. The room did get warm as we had some really nice days but we just opened the door, grabbed a cold beverage during the short time we were in the room. The staff was great but the construction going on next door for a new museum started at 6am everyday. There is complementary bar soap and coffee, that's it. If you have high expectations & want luxury, this is not for you. If you want value and a clean place to crash, do it.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Driftwood Hotel
Address: 435 W Willoughby Ave, Juneau, AK 99801-1786
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Region: United States > Alaska > Juneau
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Juneau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Driftwood Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 62
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