Seward's commanding officers once lived in the big white Victorian building that today houses this gracious hotel. On the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel has original claw-foot bathtubs and nonworking fireplaces decorated with Belgian tiles. Rooms are charming and nicely maintained, but not large, and some visitors find them a bit musty. A few inexpensive ones share a hall bath. The Commander's Room Restaurant is one of the finest in the area, with a menu that includes locally caught halibut and salmon, steaks, and delicious desserts. You can rent cars on-site, and a courtesy van to the ferry is available.