Nice motel with fantastic staff
Posted Sep 30, 2016
We chose EBI for its location near our daughters residence, free breakfast and its free transportation to the airport/ferry terminals. The room was nice, the continental breakfast good, the location OK and the staff over the top fantastic!
We started our trip with a call the the desk for a ride from the airport and got no answer, not a good start. But they called back within a few minutes and we were on our way. The motel is located in a strip mall (shared with stores and a decent pizza place) across from a small beach. It is about a half hour (or less) walk (or a $7 taxi) from the heart of town, but only about five minutes from the Baranof Brewery, the Raptor Center and Totem Pole Park. It is on the bus line (doesn't run on weekends). The front desk is not always manned, but someone is available by phone. This is a long-time Sitka family-owned and operated motel. We enjoyed the breakfast chatting with other guests and Vicki.
Our ferry out was not until early evening, so we spent the day in town. We needed a ride to get to the ferry and we were offered to be picked up in town for our trip to the ferry dock. When she heard that our clothes were still wet from some rainy day hiking (this is southern Alaska), she offered to put the wet clothes in the motel drier to get them dry. She then loaded the clothes and our luggage into the van and came and got us to our ferry. Way "above and beyond the call of duty".
A great experience and I would stay there again.