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    Ma Johnson's Hotel

    101 Kennicott Avenue, P.O. Box MXY, McCarthy, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AK 99588
    (907) 554-4402
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    Traveller (134)
    Room & Suite (15)
    Dining (7)
    • Excellent67%
    • Very good24%
    • Average5%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible2%
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    “mccarthy lodge” (30 reviews)
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 218 reviews

    Reviewed 18 September 2017

    Stayed here for one night before and after a 6 day backcountry trip. This place is absolutely wonderful. The hotel itself is really charming and cozy. Showers are hot and high pressure, just what we needed after a long hike. The staff were super helpful...More

    Thank Ali Benjamin A
    Response from AK400400, Owner at Ma Johnson's HotelResponded 2 October 2017

    Ali, Thank you for sharing your experience through Tripadvisor! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us!

    Reviewed 6 September 2017

    Stayed here as part of a group. Charming hotel in rustic town. Rooms quite small with shared facilities, but very comfortable and clean. Good restaurants in the street nearby. Friendly staff. Lots of stunning walks nearby and a visit to the Copper Mill in Kennicott...More

    Thank MittensMaidenhead
    Response from AK400400, Owner at Ma Johnson's HotelResponded 2 October 2017

    Thank you for sharing your experience in our "One horse town" on Tripadvisor! The ghost town of McCarthy is the real deal. Ma Johnson's Hotel was the Boarding House in town and the rooms are indeed about as small as rooms could be. We have...More

    Reviewed 28 August 2017

    We enjoyed our stay at Ma Johnson's. Very clean, authentic and beautiful rooms, decorated as it used to be 100 years ago. Excellent breakfast, with high quality products. Very friendly personnel. We would definitely recommend it.

    Thank H M
    Response from AK400400, Owner at Ma Johnson's HotelResponded 2 October 2017

    H M: Thanks for your kind words!

    Reviewed 27 August 2017

    We stayed here just one Thursday night in June, and it was one of the highlights of our two-week trip to Alaska. We arrived in the evening and were greeted in the charming and pleasant drawing room by Sven, the young clerk. The room we...More

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    Reviewed 18 August 2017

    Ma Johnson's has a great feel. It is full of history and charm. Just the right touch of laissez-faire makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in the door. The location is perfect. You can comfortably retire to your room or walk out...More

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    GreenLeadersSilver level
    Certificate of Excellence
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    • Restaurant
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    • Price range
    • US$110 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 20
    • Location
    • United States >
    • Alaska >
    • Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve >
    • McCarthy
    • Also Known As
    • Ma Johnson's Hotel McCarthy, Alaska
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    Traveller (134)
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    Dining (7)
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    Questions & Answers
    11 June 2017|
    Response from AK400400 | Property representative |
    Please contact the hotel reception for Dog friendly room availability. Thee is a 20 Lb weight limit.
    Greg M
    14 November 2016|
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    Response from Helen B | Reviewed this property |
    No. The hotel is only open seasonally. Check their website for dates.
    5 July 2016|
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    Response from AK400400 | Property representative |
    It seems to be in the 70's during the day for most of July. Averages are kind of difficult in our area because the mountain ranges (3 converge around the towns of McCarthy & Kennicott) - these mountains create micro... More
    Room Tips
    "I was lucky with pricing cos I was so early in the season; the location of the hotel made everything so easy"
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    "1st floor is quieter"
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    "Not all rooms have a sink"
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    "Rooms with two beds may be larger"
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