Overlooking Crescent Harbor in the heart of downtown, the Westmark Sitka Hotel combines a central location with full-service lodging, including room service, a free airport shuttle, and one of the best restaurants in town. Watch fishing boats come and go as you feast on fresh king salmon, walk to the nearby National Historical Park to see Alaskan totem poles, or just wander the streets of downtown. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another hotel offering so much in such a central location.
Recently renovated rooms are comfortable and spacious, with new mattresses, bedding, and duvets. Windows look out to spectacular views of the water or coastal mountains. You’ll also find flat-screen televisions and free Wi-Fi, along with standard amenities like coffee makers, alarm clocks, and iron/ironing boards.
Most of the friendly staffers are locals who have been with the hotel for years. They’re happy to suggest walking routes, tours, or their favorite restaurants. But your first interaction with them will likely be in the spacious lobby, designed to mimic the style of Northwest Coast natives. With comfortable leather couches and a fireplace, you may find yourself lingering here, especially on a wet afternoon. Trophies from the nearby waters adorn the walls, including mounted salmon and lingcod, and there’s whale baleen artfully surrounding a grand clock. Elsewhere in the hotel you’ll find a fitness room (with new treadmills and spinning bikes) and a coin-operated laundry.
If you’re hungry, visit the Raven Dining Room, just off the lobby. Overlooking the harbor, it’s a casual place, with a deck that’s open in the summer. It’s also one of the better restaurants in town, even drawing locals. The restaurant gets its seafood straight from the dock, so it’s hard to find fresher fillets. King salmon, halibut, and Dungeness crab are all popular, and they also serve fine cuts of beef. It’s open for lunch and breakfast as well; the reindeer sausage with eggs is a great way to start the day.
- Convenient downtown location within walking distance of historical and cultural sites and shopping
- 105 rooms and suites
- Oversized flat screens with cable TV
- Room service
- Fitness center
- Harbor and mountain views
- Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access throughout hotel
- Guest computer available
- Coin-operated guest laundry
- Free parking
- Free airport shuttle (for scheduled flight times only)
- Westmark guest rewards
- Alaska Airlines mileage plan
- Smoke-free environment