Lodging choices along the Inside Passage include high-end hotels and bed-and-breakfasts both fancy and simple. Ketchikan and Juneau contain fine hotels, and luxurious fishing lodges attract anglers on Prince of Wales Island and in other locales. These accommodations can be pricey, but rates drop from mid-September to mid-May. Excellent alternatives to local hotels, the many regional B&Bs provide the opportunity to meet fellow travelers, enjoy a homemade breakfast such as smoked-salmon omelets or authentic sourdough pancakes, and learn about the area from local business owners. Budget travelers will find hostels and even the occasional no-frills motel in many of the larger towns.
Alaska Travelers Accommodations. Ketchikan, Alaska. 907/247–7117; www.alaskatravelers.com.