View of the water from a balcony at The Sitka Hotel.

The Sitka Hotel is located in the heart of Sitka’s historic district, and rooms have a mountain or ocean view.

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, independently run restaurant.

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, sport fishing and whale watching.