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“Comfortable B&B”

Ann's Gavan Hill Bed & Breakfast
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Ann's Gavan Hill Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 19 Sitka B&B and Inns
Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable B&B”
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Sitka is a great place to visit and Ann's Gavin Hill B&B is an excellent place to stay. The rooms are comfortable however do not include en suite bathrooms. Folksy is a good description with a bear skin shot by Ann hanging on the wall. There is a large hot tub on the side deck which was comfortable. It is a ten minute walk to downtown Sitka however we found it easy to do and had no problems. Breakfast is excellent. Customer service was excellent - when we told Ann that we would have to miss the Bear Fortress because the shuttle was not running she volunteered to drive us there herself and then gave us a tour of the mountains and lakes south of town - a two plus hour event!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sunshine Coast Australia
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

Ann's was a great place to stay . Ann was a terrific host , providing lots of local information and tourist tips. Breakfast was a tasty and stimulating affair with the other house guests. Rooms were comfortable and quiet with everything you need plus more . Located a nice walk from the centre of town .

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Alamosa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2011

This was one of our favorite stays on a ferry trip through SE Alaska. Ann and her family offer a good location in town, great bedroons with twin, queen or king beds, nice decorations in each room, lots of movies to view in the room, tv in the common area, free use of their computer or wifi. And the full cooked breakfasts were fabulous!!! Such a treat after the continental or "fix it yourself' style that is becoming more common. And served so beautifully! Each of three mornings there was a different decor for the dining table--a lovely touch!
All the comments below about Ann's friendliness, helpfulness and amenities reflect our experience. Rules? It is her house and we were guests, so why not honor simple requests which make the surroundings more pleasant for those who follow and for the family? Removing shoes when entering someone's home is a typical Alaskan custom. It makes a lot of sense when living in the rain forest! Did you notice how clean the carpets are? It makes a difference!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

Ann's Gavin Hill B&B is really quite nice, with pleasant rooms and a nice proprietor. There is a shared bathroom for the 3 upstairs rooms, but I did not find that to be a problem.

I understand that the B&B is her house, but she is running a commercial establishment, and my husband and I felt like we were treated like children a few times. First, you must remove your shoes before entering the house. Then when my husband brought a cup of coffee upstairs to our room before breakfast was served, Ann called after him to come back and get a saucer; that cups are not allowed without saucers.

That being said, Ann provided a wonderful breakfast and did give some suggestions as to how to enjoy Sitka, which we certainly did.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Villennes sur Seine, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2009

OK, the place is a bit crowded with knickknacks, curios, objects, mops and what have you. But we were in someone else's home, and that's so Alaska. Shared bathroom? True, but not a big problem though one we prefer to avoid. Bedroom quite comfortable. Butt he key is Ann. She's someone special. A true Alaskan, though her origins are Texan. Hunter, fisherperson (?) photographer, cook, guide, and hostess, she combines all these qualities. The breakfasts (three nights) were copious and hot, the facilities (laundry) were appreciated, and Ann's spontaneous willingness to drive us out to the dam and the Bear Fortress helped make our stay in Sitka one of the most pleasant stops in our five week trip through BC and Alaska..

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank DMCss
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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 26 June 2009

I made an email reservation which Ann Bills confirmed and then I sent in my check. She returned the check, saying someone else mailed their check in faster.

This is a very odd reservation system. Could be an indicator of other problems.

Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Burien, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2009

There are more elaborate B&B's, but there are few with as kind and outgoing a hostess as Ann's Gavan. This was our second time after staying here five years ago. Ann is so helpful in locating reasonable places to eat and good places to visit.

Shared bath was never a problem for us. Easy walking distance to most everything in Sitka. Breakfast is very good considering the reasonable price.

Ironically, Ann did not realize she has wi-fi, but she did as her husband tried to explain to her..

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Angeles
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Property: Ann's Gavan Hill Bed & Breakfast
Address: 415 Arrowhead St, Sitka, AK 99835-7214
Region: United States > Alaska > Sitka
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Ranked #4 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Sitka
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Number of rooms: 3
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