Alaskan to the core

Refreshingly Alaskan: The Captain's Choice Motel is an experience like no other. We welcome you to enjoy the Captain's View on display daily. Unless a rare fog bank rolls in you will experience some, or even all, of the following without leaving your room or the motel grounds: almost too many breathtaking mountain peaks to count, one of the longest and deepest fjords in the world, aurora borealis (northern lights), eagles, ravens, ocean ducks, countless other bird species, moose, humpback whales, orca whales, dolphins, working commercial salmon and crab boats, cruise ships, the Haines Small Boat Harbor, world class downhill ski champions (during ski season), and authentic totem poles.

Great reasons to stay at the CAPTAIN'S CHOICE MOTEL

  • The Captain's View
  • Free transfers to and from the Airport, Cruise Ship Dock, or Ferry Terminal
  • A short walk to most City Attractions
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Pet Friendly
  • Rental vehicles
  • Onsite laundromat
  • Facilities for meetings up to 30 people

Some of the sightings described above occur whenever Mother Nature decides to put them on display, but Captain's Choice guests have witnessed all of the above and more. It is probable you will witness several, but not all, during your stay. For whale watching, a spotting scope is recommended.

And all of this while still in the heart of Haines with Main Street, numerous museums, restaurants, shopping and the fjord's edge only a short block or two away.

We welcome you to stay with us where over 75% of our rooms have views of towering mountain peaks plunging into Lynn Canal. British Columbia Canada lies beyond these peaks. And as a consolation for the other quarter of our rooms, weather permitting, we offer vistas of a different mountain range showing off its towering peaks (with Glacier Bay National Park just beyond).

The Captain's Choice Motel is an Alaskan Experience you will remember for years attested to by repeat guests staying with us again and again during the past thirty years.