The people at this hotel are friendly and very helpful, but the room itself was so bad that I don't think it makes up for it. The location of the hotel is excellent, but the town is small enough that nearly any hotel would be close to most things.
ROOM: We stayed in room #2 and were told at check-in that they were putting us in one of their nice big rooms. Ummm, it was tough for the both of us to move around and we only had one small bag each, but if we had larger luggage we would have to climb over the bed to get anywhere. I'm afraid of the size of their "regular" rooms. This room is also on the street side so it is very very noisy all day long and into the evening and night. If any size car goes by, you know. It is also next to the stairs so anyone coming up to their room is easily heard through the thin walls. The furniture was "antique," but the bed sagged and the pillows were very firm. They did provide free coffee and a coffee maker plus fridge. There was a basic tube style TV and cable, but the road noise was so bad it was tough to hear the TV unless you turned it way up.
BATH: The bath was smallish, but serviceable. The door did not close unless you slammed it, so if you get up in the middle of the night you will wake up your spouse. The water pressure in the shower was good, but during our showers the water went from scalding to freezing depending on who was also using shower in the hotel or coffee shop. Be careful!
HOTEL AMENITIES: There was free wifi that worked great and a computer in the hallway for guests to use for free. There was also a microwave at the top of the stairs. We did not use the transfer / pick-up service so I'm not sure how that works. They were kind enough to store our luggage on the last day for a few hours.
There are very few choices for hotels in Ketchikan so the $150 / night is not that unusual, but you could certainly pick a hotel that isn't so noisy and has bigger rooms. Or better yet, check out the vacation rentals on Craigslist. I made the mistake of doing so after this booking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Creek Street is a collection of tastefully restored historic properties. Located in the heart of downtown, each unit is located along where Ketchikan's notable Creek Street and Thomas-Stedman Street national historic districts join. The Inn features standard, hotel-style rooms in addition to suites and vacation rentals-several rooms include small kitchens and kitchenettes and all have modern amenities. Many rooms overlook Ketchikan Creek with frequent wildlife sightings by guests (including seals, salmon, and birds). For an authentic Alaskan experience with a touch of history, great customer service, and the most conveniently located property, look no further than the Inn at Creek Street! ... more less
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