by Phil Corless
This affordable hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Juneau, a few blocks from the waterfront. Ideal for larger families are the spacious two-bedroom suites in which everyone can spread out and sleep comfortably. Suites contain kitchenettes, with stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, dishes and utensils. There’s even a grocery store next door to grab ingredients for your in-room cooking. If eating out is more your thing, there are two onsite restaurants to choose from, including one of the best breakfasts in town at the Sandpiper Cafe.
Many of Juneau’s top sites are within a short distance of the Driftwood Hotel. The famed Mendenhall Glacier is a mere 12-mile drive to the north, while just outside your hotel are a large number of boat tour companies that offer whale watching, sailing and glacier adventures. Downtown Juneau, with its museums, historic buildings and quirky shops, is a fun place to walk and explore. A central location and large family-friendly suites make this an ideal stay for your Juneau vacation.
Our Editor Loves
- Two-bedroom suites
- Free shuttle
- Sandpiper Cafe
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We spent 2 night here after a cruise. We selected it because of the airport transfers - always handy.
The museum was just next door, a wonderful breakfast cafe on the corner and all of Juneau in easy walking distance.
This is a budget hotel. We were only planning to stay one night so thought it would be okay but were disappointed.
The hotel is old and tired. The carpet in our room was dirty and smelled musty. The bed sagged on one side so that one of us was sliding out all night. The bathroom door was so swollen with damp that it could not be closed.
When booking in we were told that the hotel would not take any responsibility for valuables left in the room.
There was no refrigerator or safe in the room.