One of the things I love to do most is check out dry moulins. You'll have great opportunities at the #Mendenhall. This requires crampons and ice climbing gear. #blueice #glacier #blue Love Sandy Beach! Perfect place to free run the dogs and one of the few actually sandy beaches in Juneau. Check out Treadwell ruins while you're there. Above is the salt water pumping plant. I should so add, because of the explosion, there is a ton of porcelain in the sand. You can find plates, tea cups and bowl pieces everywhere. #colorful
Millions of years in the making This massive 'River of Ice' otherwise known as Mendenhall Glacier was raw and rugged and breathtaking beautiful on a warm summer day.
It was humbling standing in awe of the last 3,000 years stretching 13 miles up the valley into the Juneau Iceland that feeds Mendenhall and dozens more like it from atop Alaska's Range, a narrow, 400-mile mountain range that includes Denali.
Mendenhall's ice is 100 feet thick at the terminus where water meets glacier. Go visit asap; like many in the area, the glacier is receding, this particular one at 170 feet per year. According to some estimates, by the end of this century visitors will not be able to see Mendenhall Glacier from the Visitor's Center. So sad!
You can read more about my visit via my blog at http://www.aplacecalledroam.com/home/alaskas-mendenhall-glacier-raw-rugged-receding. Kayaking to Mendenhall Glacier via Mendenhall Lake #lifeatexpedia Take the Mt. Roberts tramway in Juneau, then hike a few miles uphill. You'll be rewarded not just with great views of Juneau and the Gastineau Channel, but also the mountains, waterfalls, and glaciers on the far side of the ridge behind the city. Beautiful sunset!! Glacier view Breathtaking view from Mt Robert Picture of the rescued eagle on top of the mountain! He was posing for me:) I believe this is the old hospital from the Treadwell mine explosion. Pretty good to check out and very accessible. Juneau, Alaska on Douglas Island. ** Update: This is the old office building. The hospital is the next building down the trail.*** #colorful
Breathtaking.
#blue
The bald eagles flying overhead are gorgeous! Beautiful, quiet, secluded place a friend took me to. Cool excursion. Lots of marine life. Favorite Treadwell building so far. Not sure what it used to be. Possibly a church? It's huge! If you look close enough you'll see my friend and I standing at the entrance. This building is a little harder to find. If you take Treadwell trail and go take a right to go up .. Behind the hospital I believe, just continue straight on that trail. You'll come to a pull off that looks over a small bluff and there is a gate. Just keep going and maybe 15ft after the gate turn left into the woods and you will run into this old building. -- if you walk to the end of sand beach and look up you'll see the top of it. #abandoned Pretty capital:) We went on a a boat trip in Juneau to see whales, we did not see any but the fishing boats had a lot of cool interesting looking fish in tubs. Humpback whales. Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska Steep hike on Mt. Juneau. There's EXCELLENT whale watching near Juneau! The streets of Juneau For nature lovers, there is no better cruise than one to Alaska, especially in the month of July. When in Juneau, head to Mendenhall glacier and rent a kayak to get close to the tongue of the glacier. This area is also famous for sightings of humpback whales so make sure you take a whale watching excursion. We were super lucky and saw 13 humpback whales on our outing. Priceless!
#Alaska #Glacier #Whales The Coast Guard greets your cruise ship while coming into port. All other vessels make sure they keep their distance away while the ships come in. Beach walk on a sunny night! Well worth the trip. BEST crab bisque (crabs provided by 'Deadliest Catch' at Tracy's)
More on www.ajauntwithjoy.com First day in Juneau, AK. Cloudy but what a view! Looking down to Gastineau Channel. Early September The hatchery is all about the salmon, but the inside aquarium is fun to look at too! #waterlust #blue Don't miss it This was my first experience eating king crab, and it was wonderful!!! Used my zoom for this one across the channel from Juneau. Early September. Sunset from the cruise ship pulling out of the Juneau Alaska harbor. The Alaska State Library, Archives & Museum is a great place to visit on a rainy day, or any day! The new building opened June 2016, so it's brand new and bigger than before! There are new exhibits on display and a brand new bigger and better eagle tree in the atrium!
#lovemytown Juneau, AK - Whale Watching, Rainforest, and Glacier Tour - Whale Watching - Steller's Sea Lions
Juneau offers many options for whale watching and other nature-oriented tours. This tour, by Gastineau Guiding Company, provided for whale watching (which guaranteed whale sightings and came through with that guarantee – we also saw sea lions, shore birds, and an eagle), a hike through temperate rain forest in Tongass National Forest (which also provided an opportunity to see spawning salmon and a mother black bear and her cubs), and a visit to Mendenhall Glacier. The tour operator was great and I highly recommend this type of excursion for nature-lovers visiting Juneau!
#Red NorthStar Trekking. Not a bad ride to work everyday ;). NS is one of the best tour companies to use to check out the Mendenhall. I don't just say that because I guided there. We really love to show you everything we can! #Helicopter Day trip from Cruise Another great sight in the fjord is this glacier carved valley. This little food truck has delicious salmon cakes and burgers. Highly recommended. Very affordable!! Take a minute and talk to the owners, they are amazing! View of tramway Mt Roberts Tram and a bit of Juneau.
#Alaska #cruise #Juneau
(Sept 2017) Found on the main street heading North next to Glacier Smoothie Soaps The Tracy Arm Fjord is 45 miles south of Juneau and offers the beautiful glaciers and mountains that Alaska is known for. Glacier view from taku lodge. Airplane view to taku lodge. Amazing!! Wonderful trip. The best, ever!! Quaint little bookstore around the corner from the Juneau Drug store. Welcome to Juneau.
#Alaska #signs
(Sept 2017) Juneau, AK - Whale Watching, Rainforest, and Glacier Tour - Whale Watching - Steller's Sea Lions
Juneau offers many options for whale watching and other nature-oriented tours. This tour, by Gastineau Guiding Company, provided for whale watching (which guaranteed whale sightings and came through with that guarantee – we also saw sea lions, shore birds, and an eagle), a hike through temperate rain forest in Tongass National Forest (which also provided an opportunity to see spawning salmon and a mother black bear and her cubs), and a visit to Mendenhall Glacier. The tour operator was great and I highly recommend this type of excursion for nature-lovers visiting Juneau!
#Red Juneau, AK - Whale Watching, Rainforest, and Glacier Tour - Whale Watching - Steller's Sea Lions
Juneau offers many options for whale watching and other nature-oriented tours. This tour, by Gastineau Guiding Company, provided for whale watching (which guaranteed whale sightings and came through with that guarantee – we also saw sea lions, shore birds, and an eagle), a hike through temperate rain forest in Tongass National Forest (which also provided an opportunity to see spawning salmon and a mother black bear and her cubs), and a visit to Mendenhall Glacier. The tour operator was great and I highly recommend this type of excursion for nature-lovers visiting Juneau!
#Red This is THE place to get your crab on! Huge delicious crab legs provided by the Deadliest Catch fishermen and warm crab bisque that I crave while I'm away. This place is the reason I take so many cruise contracts to Alaska!
More on www.ajauntwithjoy.com Juneau, AK
Alaska’s capital is a small city nestled at the base of Mt Juneau on the Gastineau Channel in Alaska’s panhandle. It is only accessible by plane or boat and is a regular stop on the Inside Passage cruises. Central Juneau boasts many shops, galleries, and restaurants catering to tourists, as well as Alaska’s central government buildings. There is also a small historic Orthodox church. The area is rich in wildlife and many whale watching and other excursions depart from Juneau’s marinas.
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Get an overview of this hotel3-star Juneau hotel in Downtown Juneau with Ski-in/ski-out access

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Business center
Laundry facilities

Location

Located in Downtown Juneau, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Juneau-Douglas City Museum, and Alaska Governor's Mansion. Wickersham House State Historic Site and Alaska State Capitol are also within 15 minutes.

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features ski-in/ski-out access, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room Amenities

All 62 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and cable TV. Room service, coffee makers, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Prospector Hotel features ski-in/ski-out access and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a business center and a meeting room. This business-friendly hotel also offers gift shops/newsstands, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Prospector Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Express check-out 
  • Restaurant 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Ski-in/ski-out access 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 62 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Microwave 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 11 AM.

T.K. Maguires - This restaurant specializes in seafood and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include ski-in/ski-out access and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Snowmobiling nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 3 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Prospector Hotel
  • Prospector Hotel Juneau
  • Prospector Juneau
  • Prospector Hotel Juneau, Alaska

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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