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Ma Johnson's Hotel

Mountain hotel with 3 restaurants, near Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve

  • Free local cuisine breakfast and free WiFi in lobby

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  • Classic Double or Twin Room - Valley view
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1 / 54Ma Johnson's Hotel
101 Kennicott Avenue, Chitina, 99566, AK, United States of America
10.0.Exceptional.
  • Historic hotel, charming touches and fascinating memorabilia. Lovely staff who go out of…

    Jul 29, 2021

  • Old feeling, liked. Liked the view. Did not like the mosquitoes.

    Jul 23, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 20 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Communal living room

For families

  • Playground on site
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Bathrobes

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve - 1 min walk
  • McCarthy Footbridge - 19 min walk
  • McCarthy Road Information Station - 26 min walk
  • McCarthy Creek - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Kennecott Visitor Center - 4.1 mi / 6.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Classic Double Room
  • Comfort Double Room, 1 Double Bed, City View, Mountainside
  • Comfort Twin Room
  • Family Triple Room
  • Classic Double or Twin Room

Location

101 Kennicott Avenue, Chitina, 99566, AK, United States of America
  • In a national park
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve - 1 min walk
  • McCarthy Footbridge - 19 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In a national park
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve - 1 min walk
  • McCarthy Footbridge - 19 min walk
  • McCarthy Road Information Station - 26 min walk
  • McCarthy Creek - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Kennecott Visitor Center - 4.1 mi / 6.7 km

Getting around

  • McCarthy, AK (MXY) - 6 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 7:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • 1 per room (up to 30 lbs)
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Food and water bowls and off-leash area available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Motorcycle parking only on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 coffee shops/cafés
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Ecotours on site
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

Salmon & Bear Restaurant - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Golden Saloon - This gastropub specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Mountain Arts - Onsite coffee shop. Open select days.

McCarthy Lodge Bistro - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast only. Open daily.

McCarthy Center - This café serves lunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Ma Johnson's Hotel Hotel
  • Ma Johnson's Hotel Chitina
  • Ma Johnson's Hotel Hotel Chitina

Optional extras

Late check-in between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 35 per pet, per stay

Policies

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 250 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • The property is closed between September 16 and May 15.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 30 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 35 per pet, per stay, and there's also a deposit of USD 250 per stay. Dog exercise areas and food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining and American cuisine.
  • Have fun with onsite activities like mountain biking and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours and helicopter/airplane tours. Ma Johnson's Hotel also has a picnic area.
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    All the employees, from seasonal to locals, were excellent - friendly, fun, helpful, informative, resourceful. I loved McCarthy and would recommend Ma Johnson’s to anyone looking to get away.

    2 night romance trip, Jul 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Historic museum hotel in the heart of downtown McCarthy. Each room is unique and decorated straight out of the 1920’s when Kennecot-McCarthy was a booming mining town. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, and excellent dining opportunities a stones throw away. This was our second time staying at this historic hotel and it won’t be our last. 10/10 would recommend.

    2 night romance trip, Jun 7, 2021

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