Hotels and Motels
Keystone Hotel (Hazelet Ave. and Egan Ave., 907/835-3851 or 888/835-0665, www.keystonehotel.com, late May–early Sept.) has cramped little guest rooms ($85 s, $95 d) with thin walls and older furnishings. Larger guest rooms with two double beds are $105 d, and units with space for four and two baths are $115. The hotel is clean and a continental breakfast is included, as well as limited Wi-Fi. Hurriedly built from ATCO trailers in 1989, the building was originally constructed as headquarters for the oil spill cleanup, so it may not appeal to everyone.
The Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn (100 Fidalgo Dr., 907/835-3434 or 888/222-3440, www.valdezharborinn.com, $170 d) faces the small boat harbor, and is generally considered the best lodging option in town. Amenities include a hot buffet breakfast, free airport shuttle, a workout room, and Wi-Fi, plus a decent restaurant (Alaskan Bistro) on the premises.
Totem Inn (144 E. Egan Dr., 907/835-4443 or 888/808-4431, www.toteminn.com) has a variety of lodging options, including standard guest rooms with fridges and microwaves ($179 d), cabins ($199 d) with kitchenettes, and apartment suites ($219 d) with full kitchens, washers, and dryers. There is also free Wi-Fi.
Mountain Sky Hotel (100 Meals Ave., 907/835-4445 or 800/478-4445, www.mountainskyhotelsuite.com) features an indoor pool, a hot tub, an exercise room, microwaves, small fridges, Wi-Fi, and continental breakfast. Standard rooms are $179 d, and a variety of two-room suites ($199 d) with full kitchens are also available, including ones with king beds and jetted tubs, as well as others for families.
Brookside Inn B&B (907/835-9130 or 866/316-9130, www.brooksideinnbb.com) is a quaint home with a long history. Constructed in 1898, it survived the earthquake and was moved to new Valdez. The five guest rooms are $135 d, and the private suite costs $160 d; all have private baths. A full breakfast is served, kids are welcome, and Wi-Fi is available. The front porch and the hot tub on the back deck are good places to relax.
Located 1.5 miles from town, Wild Roses by the Sea B&B (907/835-2930, www.alaskabytheseabnb.com) sits atop a bluff with an incredible view across Port Valdez. The home features a mix of Chinese and Alaskan decor, plus a delicious full breakfast. Two guest rooms ($134–155 d) and a separate apartment ($173 d) are available, all with private baths.
L&L’s B&B (533 W. Hanagita St., 907/835-4447, www.lnlalaska.com, $75–85 d) is a large and modern home with five immaculate guest rooms sharing three baths, continental breakfasts, and Wi-Fi.
© Don Pitcher from Moon Alaska, 10th Edition