This hotel is owned and operated by an aboriginal development corporation. The primary qualification for employment at this hotel is to be a member of the aboriginal race, in particular, to be a member of the local band (tribe). No prior hospitality training or experience is required, and based on my experience staying here, none is provided to the staff once they are hired.
Notwithstanding the very poorly trained staff (front desk employees who are annoyed when you interrupt their web browsing and personal phone calls, housekeeping staff who holler at each other from one end of the hallway to the other end), this hotel is probably the best there is in this town. It appears to qualify as "the Nome hotel least likely to burn down overnight while you are sleeping in it", which isn't saying much for the hotel choices available in Nome, but is probably the primary advantage of staying in this property.
There is no foodservice of any kind (no breakfast, no restaurant) at the hotel. Rooms are extraordinarily expensive, approximately $200 a night. Internet is free and relatively fast.
In conclusion: This place is the best of a bad lot in this town.
- Also Known As:
- Aurora Inn And Executive Hotel Nome
- Aurora Hotel And Executive
- Aurora Inn And Executive Suites Nome, Alaska