Fodor's Expert Review Aikow Inn

St. George Island, Alaska, 99591, USA

Bird and wildlife watchers can get a singular experience at St. George's only hotel, a small, rustic building with a dark-wood interior and a mix of modern and vintage furniture. The government built the place in 1930 to house visiting officials and transient workers, and it's now a National Historic Landmark. It can accommodate up to 20 guests in 10 sparsely furnished rooms with shared bathrooms. There is also a communal kitchen and living space. Guests should bring food to cook in the hotel kitchen because there are no restaurants on the island and only one small store with limited hours. The hotel is run by the St. George Tanaq Corporation.

PROS

  • bird-watcher's paradise
  • close to seals and other wildlife
  • European inn flavor in remote Alaska setting

CONS

  • come ready for every weather condition possible, all at once
  • seals might keep light sleepers awake
  • must bring your own food

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
HistoricalViews
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 907-272–9886-Anchorage office | 907-859–2255 -St. George office
Website: www.tanaq.com

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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