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Cape Fox Lodge
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 June 2013

This was my third stay at the Cape Fox. As always, my room was very clean and quiet, the bed is comfy, the room was large and had a lovely view. I love that the windows open for fresh air, and I love that they provide a fridge and microwave. The hotel is in kind of a weird place way up on a hill, but they have a reliable team that you can take to downtown.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

For a small property in a very small town, the Cape Fox Lodge was a big surprise. The rooms were roomy, pretty, clean and comfortable. My side of the building had a view of the water and what a view it was! It made me smile every morning. My room had a microwave and refrigerator in it. The staff was friendly. The lobby area was open with lots of glass and views. The staff is very friendly and even lent me one of their umbrellas when it rained.The hotel is directly across from the town's convention center and very convenient to everything.

Room Tip: Every room has a view: water or mountains. I recommend water.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

We loved the Cape Fox Lodge! While not luxurious, it is exceedingly comfortable and evocative of the place and peoples of SE Alaska. Our room was large, with lovely views of the harbor. The king size bed was very comfortable, the room and bathroom very clean, and the linens were spotless. Another "plus" at the Cape Fox is the on-site restaurant. We enjoyed delicious breakfasts and dinners in the lodge dining room, and the wonderful views from our table overlooking Ketchikan and the harbor. One unexpected pleasure at the hotel was the presence of beautiful native art and totems. In closing, we would like to commend the wonderful staff at the Lodge, to the person they were warm, welcoming and helpful.

Room Tip: We stayed in the main building on the third floor
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

I have stayed at this hotel before. I have never been disappointed. The rooms are clean, beds are good, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. It has a tram to the docks along the creek. The lobby is beautiful and includes museum displays. A nice coffee shop is connected to the lobby. This hotel has ambience. I was very much impressed by the shuttle which is a plus in Ketchikan since the airport is not exactly walking distance to anywhere. Our flight was cancelled causing us to arrive a day late and the hotel shuttle was there for travelers even though we did not call the hotel asking for a shuttle.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

While probably the nicer hotel in Ketchikan, keep in mind that it is in Ketchikan, a very small town.

First, it is difficult to locate if you are driving yourself. Make sure you are prepared to stop and ask for directions. The rooms all have views ,either mountain or ocean but make sure to get the ocean view. The rooms in general are large, sparsely furnished, have one or 2 available plugs for electronics and very little decor. Rooms do have a microwave and small refrigerator. They are definitely in need of an update as it feels like a place fishermen and hunters come after a long day out. They have a least one room that I'm aware of it that is wonderful. 4 poster bed, hardwood floors,glass tiled bathroom with marble counter top, heated toilet seat, panoramic ocean view, and all of the little in room amenities to spoil yourself with.

The hotel itself has vast sitting areas with a fireplace on the main floor, native artifacts with descriptions on both levels and a small coffee shop (open time is very limited). The hotel also has a tram which brings you to the downtown area, eating establishments, shopping and bars. The staff was very accommodating and friendly.

The biggest down side to this hotel is the restaurant inside. They still allow smoking and although it's allowed "only in the bar", the restaurant is in the same room and the smoke spills out into the main lobby.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

If planning a trip to Ketchikan I highly recommend staying at the Cape Fox Lodge. Great location, great rooms, great view & great restaurant. The tram at the hotel goes right to Creek Street for all your shopping and dining needs. Free shuttle bus rides to and from if you want to venture further away...Love this place!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

They need to spruce it up. It is getting a bit aged AND they NEED TO CLEAN THE WINDOWS REGULARLY. The whole point there is the view so Duh! Great food and service and the tram to Creek Street is a treat!

I grew up within sight of CFL and now live on the East Coast but come home to KTN now and then.

Room Tip: Ask for water view. Ask for clean windows :)
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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capefoxlodge, General Manager at Cape Fox Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2013

Thank you for you comments. We're happy you enjoyed your stary at Cape Fox Lodge. We strive to give our guests a great view and we are sorry your windows were not clean, the winter months make a mess. We'll start our spring clean and make sure they are sparkling for your next visit.

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Additional Information about Cape Fox Lodge

Address: 800 Venetia Way, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6561
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Region: United States > Alaska > Ketchikan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Ketchikan
Price Range: £109 - £225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cape Fox Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located downtown Ketchikan, within the heart of the Tongass National Forest, Cape Fox is set amidst this country's last frontier and offers the warmth of a north woods mountain cabin, reminiscent of a ski lodge. We have spacious guest rooms and suites with spectacular views of the forest, Deer Mountain or the waterfront community of Ketchikan. ... more   less 
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