Try catching salmon in the namesake Ship Creek gurgling past this popular family hotel, which is a short walk northeast of the Alaska Railroad Historic Depot and practically on top of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Rooms exceed typical Comfort Inn standards (dreamy beds with plush linens, vaulted ceilings, etc.) and come in a variety of configurations, including some with kitchenettes and two-room suites. A substantial continental breakfast is served each morning. In the lobby you're greeted by an enormous stuffed brown bear and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. The hotel stocks a limited number of fishing rods.