So, you’ve booked your ultimate outdoor adventure and headed to Juneau, Alaska. Alaska’s capital is an unforgettable destination home to one of the largest wilderness regions in the country.
You can spend your time fishing, exploring glaciers, spotting wildlife, or just soaking in the Last Frontier’s unique culture. During my time in Juneau, I was able to wander around the shops, dine on fresh seafood, and take a helicopter tour to the top of the glacier!
So based on my own experience and hours of planning and research, here is my personal selection of the 15 best hotels in Juneau:
1. Alaska’s Capital Inn Bed and Breakfast
A restored gold-rush era home turned bed and breakfast, Alaska’s Capital Inn Bed and Breakfast has individually appointed rooms with surprising touches. Be on the lookout for whirlpool tubs, in-floor radiant heat, original fir wood floors, and wallpaper from the 1800s.
The proprietors of this four-story home spend their time preparing breakfast with freshly caught Alaskan crab, organizing hikes through the adjacent rainforest, or simply directing weary travelers to the rocking chairs and garden hammock for some relaxation.
The property, which has a view of both Juneau’s downtown and the surrounding forested mountains, is a great choice of stay for a relaxing getaway. This historic building, built in 1906 by explorer John Old, offers a cozy, unhurried atmosphere where visitors may enjoy a taste of Alaska’s natural bounty. Visitors can expect homey touches like freshly baked cookies and complimentary wine upon arrival.
2. Best Western Country Lane Inn
Less than a mile separates the Best Western Country Lane Inn from the Juneau International Airport. The Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure is less than two miles away, making this property ideally located for exploring Juneau and its surrounds.
Guests can take advantage of a complimentary breakfast buffet, airport shuttles, and free parking spaces at an excellent price point. Each room is decorated in classic tones and comes equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker. The private bathrooms have a hairdryer and high-quality, complimentary toiletries.
Best Western Country Lane Inn is known for being super clean and having a staff that goes the extra mile. Plus, the rooms are a nice size allowing for plenty of space for couples or small families.
3. Alaskan Hotel and Bar
The Alaskan Hotel and Bar in Juneau, which was built in 1913, has enticing Victorian decor in its lobby and bar area. History buffs will love that it is listed under the National Register of Historic Places!
It is close to stores, eateries, and tourist attractions because it is located in Juneau’s Downtown Historic District. The Alaska State Museum and the Centennial Hall Convention Center are both only five to ten minutes’ drive from the hotel.
The guest rooms provide complimentary WiFi. Visitors can request a daily wake-up call at the front desk. There are also laundry facilities provided, and some rooms come with TVs. Please note: the guest rooms are only accessible via stairs.
4. Best Western Grandma’s Feather Bed
At this boutique hotel, which blends antique charm, modern convenience, and a dash of rustic comfort, you’ll find cozy queen feather beds in keeping with its name.
With a complimentary fully cooked breakfast that includes made-to-order omelets or blueberry pancakes, you can get ready for a day of excursions — see Mendenhall Glacier, go fishing at Auke Bay, or spend the day on the slopes at Eaglecrest. Your salmon haul can be stored in the on-site fish freezer, and laundry facilities can help you stay ready for the next day’s adventure.
This lovely, rustic Victorian farmhouse hotel is close to many local attractions and offers warm service and excellent amenities. Expect comfortable accommodations, an on-site restaurant, deep bathtubs, and welcoming staff.
5. Four Points by Sheraton Juneau
Although the guest rooms have plush beds and modern decor, the stunning ocean vistas definitely make the biggest statement at Four Points by Sheraton Juneau. You’ll be close to the Golden Square Mile’s shopping, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Four Points is the only branded hotel in Juneau’s historic district.
After whale viewing or perusing the art exhibitions at the Alaska State Museum, visitors still looking for an aerobic boost can use the 24-hour fitness center, furnished with stationary bikes and treadmills. Four Points is one of Juneau’s top-rated hotels, making it a convenient starting point for exploring the city or an overnight stay before boarding your Alaskan cruise.
6. Silverbow Inn Hotel & Suites
Previously a bakery, the Silverbow Inn Hotel & Suites — housed in the Historic Messerschmidt building — has twelve guest rooms, a lovely Italian restaurant, and a rooftop jacuzzi. The property includes a communal kitchen, free WiFi, and concierge services. Plus, private parking can be obtained for an additional fee.
Silverbow’s daily breakfast is a favorite among guests. Try Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free granola, the Applegate Organic Chicken Sausage, or Dave’s Killer Bread! Environmentally conscious travelers will appreciate that Silverbow is a “Travel Sustainable property.”
Guest rooms come equipped with flat-screen TVs and desks. You’ll find closet space, private bathrooms, and good-quality linens to round out the room offerings. Some accommodations also come with a small kitchenette.
7. Super 8 by Wyndham Juneau
Just off Glacier Highway in Juneau, the Super 8 is a casual, budget-friendly motel with a 24-hour front desk to greet visitors. This hotel is a good choice for trekkers seeking a low-cost lodging option in the region. Visitors to this nonsmoking resort can take advantage of complimentary WiFi and a free grab-and-go breakfast.
You’ll appreciate the ease of taking the free shuttle service to and from the Juneau International airport, which is only five minutes away. It is 8.7 miles to the Mount Roberts Tramway, and the Super 8 is only ten minutes drive from the Alaska State Museum.
Reviewers love the friendliness of the staff, the cleanliness of the property, and the ample-sized rooms.
8. Frontier Suites Hotel in Juneau
The Frontier Suites Airport Hotel is located in the Mendenhall Valley — close to the magnificent Mendenhall Glacier. Amenities include internet access, a fitness room, and laundry facilities.
Cozy Frontier Suites provide a convenient and enjoyable stay. Whether guests are there on business, for fun, or for an extended stay, the friendly staff will be happy to meet everyone’s needs.
If you’re on longer stays you’ll love the kitchens as it will help save money on eating three meals per day! Plus, there is an onsite restaurant, Northern Cuisine Restaurant, which offers American and Filipino options.
Frontier Suites provides a free shuttle service to and from the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal and the airport.
9. Aspen Suites Hotel Juneau
The all-suite Juneau Aspen Suites Hotel is an excellent choice for both short-term visitors and those who intend to stay longer. The suites come outfitted with flat-screen TVs, dining tables, full kitchens, and free Wi-Fi.
The Aspen Suites Hotel is renowned for its affordable rates, ideal location, and welcoming staff. Its laid-back coffee shop, round-the-clock fitness center, and convenient coin-operated laundry are all praised by reviewers.
The Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge is less than 15 miles away from this hotel, and downtown Juneau may be reached by car in 15 minutes. The distance to the airport is under one mile, but the property does not provide a shuttle.
10. The Driftwood Hotel
The Driftwood Hotel is a walk-up property with 62 rooms located along W Willoughby Ave near the Alaska State Museum. This homey property has free WiFi, cozy bedrooms, and a free 24-hour airport or ferry shuttle.
Every room at The Driftwood Hotel has a cable TV, free WiFi, and an iron. Plus, guests will find a coffee maker in their rooms, and the majority of them have a full kitchen. But those on fishing excursions will love the complimentary freezer space where they can stow their daily catches!
The Driftwood Hotel is within two blocks of the Alaska State Capitol and the Centennial Hall Convention Center. The property is less than 1 mile from the Mount Roberts Tramway, and you can get to several eateries by taking a short stroll from the hotel.
11. Travelodge by Wyndham Juneau
The Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure and Juneau International Airport are both at a short distance from the Travelodge by Wyndham Juneau on Glacier Highway. The hotel makes a great base for outdoor activities like hiking and fishing due to its convenient location.
The Travelodge provides an indoor pool for those who want to take a dip. The free WiFi and airport shuttle are additional benefits guests love about staying at this hotel.
Each room at the Travelodge has cable TV. There is also a coffee maker, a microwave, and a small fridge. An on-site restaurant called Mi Casa serves Mexican-American cuisine for lunch and dinner, and it offers hotel guests a discount of 15% off.
12. Ramada by Wyndham Juneau
The Centennial Hall Convention Center and Alaska State Museum are both minutes from the Ramada by Wyndham Juneau. Alaskan seafood is offered at the on-site T.K. Maguire’s Restaurant in addition to traditional dishes like prime rib. There is a room service option as well.
Due to its central location, guests can easily travel to and from their many activities, like ziplining, whale viewing, kayaking, nightlife spots, and more. Coffee machines, refrigerators, and microwaves are available in every guest room. Desks and seating areas are also included for those that need to get a little work done during their stay.
Ramada provides basic amenities, complimentary ski storage, and views of Juneau’s coastline and the Gastineau Channel. It is well-known among guests for its comfy beds and helpful staff.
13. Juneau Hotel
This downtown Juneau Hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to the ferry terminal and Juneau International Airport. All suites have a full kitchen, a washer, and a dryer.
The roomy lodgings offer complimentary WiFi, and both the bedroom and the separate living room—which has a couch bed—have flat-screen TVs. For the convenience of its guests, Juneau Hotel provides business and fitness facilities.
Only a 3-minute drive separates you from the Alaska State Capitol and Centennial Hall Convention Center. A nice and safe 7-minute walk will take you to the grocery store.
Guests agree the value for the money is excellent, and the setting close to the canal is a big draw. Reviewers say the accommodations aren’t extravagant but are cozy and spotless.
14. Baranof Downtown
The Baranof Downtown, BW Signature Collection has a restaurant and lounge on-site and is close to upscale shopping and activities like the Alaska Bound Adventures’ glacier tours. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch.
Each room at the Baranof is decorated in an art-deco style and has a cable TV and coffee maker. Although there is plenty of space for couples, some guests have commented that the rooms are on the small side.
The Eagle Crest Ski Area is about 13 miles from the property, and guests can walk to all of the downtown Juneau activities. The Airport is a short drive away, but the property does not offer a shuttle.
15. Extended Stay America Suites
The relaxed Extended Stay America Suites features rooms with kitchenettes and sitting areas. There is an indoor pool, a gym, a business center, and coin-operated laundry facilities on-site for guest use.
It is one of the top family-friendly hotels in Juneau and is conveniently located near both the Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure botanical gardens and Juneau International Airport.
A complimentary grab-and-go breakfast is provided every morning, including breakfast bars, muffins, hot cereal, coffee, and tea. Due to its fantastic features, including a shuttle service, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi, it is rated highly by guests.
Juneau: a Home Away from Home!
With plenty of options for choice of accommodations, you are sure to find your little home away from home for your stay in the state’s capital.
Whether you plan on being in town for an extended amount of time – in that case definitively stay at The Juneau Hotel! – or you just need a bed for the night before hopping on a cruise ship (maybe The Driftwood Hotel is better), you can easily find something to suit all of your needs.