We spent three nights at the Cape Fox Hotel. We were traveling independently (2 couples). We booked our rooms well in advance, and had rooms with nice views looking out over town and the water (the water view is obscured when there are cruise ships in port, but that's not the hotel's fault!). The rooms were spartan (you'd think a Native-owned property would at least put a few relevant prints on the walls), but spacious, comfortable and clean. The baths were outfitted with the expected amenities; the room also had a small refrigerator which was a bonus.
Interactions with the front desk were efficient and friendly. We requested a late checkout (standard check-out is 11:00am), and were informed that we'd be charged $20/hr for any time after 12:00. We departed about 12:30 and were not charged.
The hotel is located high up on a hill; there is a funicular to access it directly from the Creek Street area if you are on foot (we had a car, but often used the funicular to just go back and forth to town).
There is an exhibit on Native history on the second floor - this is worth a visit even if you are not staying at the hotel.
We ate several breakfasts and one dinner in the restaurant - all meals and service were good. The restaurant is one of the best in town for dinner, and it is quite busy - be sure to make a reservation. The restaurant has a view, but much of the waterfront is obscured by trees. The bar is also a pleasant place to enjoy a cocktail before heading out for your evening's activities.
This is not a luxury hotel by any stretch, but we fully enjoyed our stay and would return.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Cape Fox Hotel Ketchikan