This privately-owned downtown establishment dates back to 1939, but was completely renovated recently for an historic feel with modern amenities. You can’t beat the location, in the heart of Sitka’s historic district, where several landmarks from the National Registry are just minutes from your door. Adding to the convenience is an on-site restaurant, with a varied menu offering breakfast, lunch and dinner choices ranging from seafood (naturally!) to steak.
Many rooms offer an ocean or mountain view, and the penthouse on the top floor gives you a 360-degree perspective of the city, lush green mountains, Sitka Harbor, and beautiful Crescent Bay. Rooms are spacious, with double beds, quality linens, Alaska artwork and HD TV for when you want to just kick back and relax.
Sitka boasts many intriguing destinations, and the hotel concierge can help you fit them all in. It’s a quick walk to nearby Totem Park, and just two minutes to St. Michael’s Cathedral, the first orthodox cathedral established in North America in 1848. Looking for wildlife? Sitka’s Alaska Raptor Center invites you to learn about bald eagles, golden eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. Fortress of the Bear is home to several orphaned browns and black bears. Along with these, you can enjoy active pursuits against the backdrop of the Tongass National Forest, including hiking, kayaking, golfing, sportfishing and whale watching.
Restaurant & Bar
You’ll need to stay in Sitka awhile to try all the delicious items on the menu at the Sitka Hotel Restaurant, which features satisfying steaks and stuffed burgers along with Alaskan-inspired dishes like reindeer/caribou stew and game medallions. Seafood lovers will appreciate the salmon, halibut, shrimp, King crab legs, calamari, cod, and razor clam selections. Enjoy a relaxing meal or an evening drink at the full bar, perusing Alaska memorabilia in an atmosphere or rustic elegance.
Tip: The Sitka Hotel Restaurant & Bar is a favorite with locals, so make a reservation or come early, especially for dinner. Hours vary depending on the season. During winter, it’s open Wednesday-Saturday only. Lunch and dinner available 11 am – 9 pm.