Westmark Inn Skagway
A short walk from the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and the cruise ship piers, the Westmark Inn Skagway captures the spirit of Gold Rush days with its Victorian décor, rustic charm and warm Alaska hospitality. Guests will find tranquil and comfortable accommodations in one of 151 guest rooms, as well as conference and meeting facilities ideal for business functions and social events.
Packages & Specials
Summer Rates from $119.95!
Stroll the boardwalk, grab a drink at the Bonanza Bar & Grill or simply relax in your room at the Westmark Inn Skagway this summer and take advantage of rates from $119.95.
Catch the spirit of the Klondike Trail in Skagway
One of the most popular destinations in Alaska’s Inside Passage, Skagway has a rich and colorful history that is readily apparent in its historic false-front shops, restored buildings and turn-of-the-century style. In 1896, gold was found in the Klondike region of Canada’s Yukon Territory and thousands of miners flocked to Skagway in hopes of making the 500-mile trek into Canada, primarily along the Chilkoot Trail, and striking it rich. The population of Skagway boomed and by 1898, it was the largest city in Alaska with a population between 8,000 and 10,000. Remnants of the Gold Rush era still abound, and today, the town primarily survives on tourism with more than 400 cruise ships a year docking in Skagway.
While winters are relatively quiet, influx of summer tourists turn Skagway into a modern-day boomtown. Stroll along Broadway Avenue where historic buildings and locals in period costumes transport visitors back in time. National Park Service rangers lead a free, 45-minute walking tour of Skagway’s historic district five times a day, stopping at buildings like the first cabin built in town, the Mascot Saloon Museum and the Red Onion Saloon, one of Skagway’s most popular watering holes with a provocative and colorful past.
The Skagway Museum & Archives is another popular attraction, featuring the city’s most treasured artifacts, memorabilia, photographs and historical records. Along with Gold Rush artifacts, the museum also has an excellent Alaska Native collection where you can learn more about the Tlingit people who inhabited the area around present-day Skagway starting in prehistoric times.
The more adventurous traveler won’t want to miss out on exploring some of Skagway’s excellent trails. Local trailheads within walking distance from downtown take hikers to waterfalls, lakes and even the graves of some of Skagway’s most notorious Gold Rush-era residents. The nearby Tongass National Forest offers hikes to glaciers and stunning glacial lakes, and backpackers can depart from Skagway on one of Alaska’s most popular backpacking adventures along the Chilkoot Trail.
Whether you are catching a ride on the historic White Pass & Yukon Route railroad to view waterfalls, gorges and majestic views, or learning more about the colorful Gold Rush days, Skagway is a destination sure to have something for every traveler.
The Westmark Inn Skagway is adjacent to the town’s historic district and within walking distance of the cruise ship piers and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
Dining & Entertainment
Bonanza Bar & Grill
An authentic Alaskan Bar & Grill. It is a unique experience combining delicious food and drink, great service, and a friendly and fun atmosphere. Weekly entertainment and daily food and drink specials. Come and experience Skagway’s most popular eatery. (907) 983-6214
Chilkoot Dining Room
Come and sample a piece of Alaskan Gold Rush history viewing E.A. Hegg’s historic Gold Rush photo’s while enjoying Skagway’s finest steak and seafood. Our great service and friendly staff would love for you to come and share in our historic atmosphere. Daily specials and reservations are encouraged. (907) 983-6201
- Open mid-May through mid-September
- 151 guest rooms
- Chilkoot Dining Room
- Bonanza Bar & Grill
- Conference and meeting facilities
- Wireless Internet available in lobby
- Guest computer access
- Complimentary parking
- Complimentary airport/ferry shuttle
With turn-of-the-century style that transports visitors back to the Gold Rush days, the Westmark Inn Skagway is unique among Skagway hotels. Visit our reservations page today to start planning your Skagway vacation or business function and don’t forget to check out our packages and specials for exciting offers.