Adventure Awaits in Kodiak, Alaska

The BEST WESTERN Kodiak Inn is located by the downtown district of the City of Kodiak, Alaska close to sport shops, gift shops, the Native Alutiiq Museum, the Russian Baranov Museum, and St Paul's Harbor.

The rivers in Kodiak are great for fishing sockeye salmon late May into June, pink salmon late June through August, and Coho salmon late August into October.

And, we must not forget the Grizzly Bear that Kodiak is famous for - there are many charter flights to take bear viewers close enough for great pictures of the magnificent creatures. Many guests stay at the Kodiak Inn and continue on further to a remote lodge or camp site for fishing, hunting or bear viewing.


Things to do in Kodiak, Alaska

Any lover of the great outdoors will find countless unique and exciting things to do in Kodiak, Alaska, including:

  • Tidepooling
  • Hiking and military history at Fort Abercrombie
  • Sighting whales, sea lions and birds on sightseeing charters
  • Fishing the Pacific Ocean for halibut and salmon
  • Fishing the rivers for the seasonal salmon runs and Dolly Varden trout
  • While in Kodiak be sure to experience a charter and tour. There is simply no better way to get a true Alaskan adventure.

Local Attractions

With a rich history and an abundance of natural beauty, Kodiak, Alaska offers travelers of all ages and interests a wealth of sightseeing opportunities. Here’s a list of some of Kodiak’s more popular local attractions:

  • 0.1 miles from St. Paul Harbor, Harbor with charter, commercial and dinner cruise boats
  • 0.3 miles from Kodiak City Center, Local shops, restaurants and banks
  • 0.3 miles from Alutiiq Museum, Native Alutiiq artwork and artifacts displayed
  • 0.3 miles from Baranov Museum, Russian history and artwork displayed
  • 0.5 miles from Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visitors Center with information and pamphlets
  • 1 mile from Kodiak Fisheries Research, Research center w/ tide pool touch tank
  • 1 mile from Russian Orthodox Church, Russian Church and Seminary
  • 1.25 miles from Russian Cemetery, Small cemetery on Upper Mill Bay Road
  • 1.75 miles from North End Park
  • 2.25 miles from Rotary Park
  • 2.5 miles from Safeway; local food market
  • 3.5 miles from Fort Abercrombie park - State park with military history and whale watching
  • 6 miles from Buskin River - Popular sport fishing river
  • 6.5 miles from Barometer Mountain A great mountain for hiking with magnificent ocean and surrounding views
  • 6.5 miles from Alaska Coast Guard Base - Largest C.G. base in the United States
  • 7.5 miles from Kodiak Golf Course - 9 hole golf course
  • 15 miles from White Sands Beach
  • 18 miles from American River - Popular sport fishing river
  • 27 miles from Olds River - Popular sport fishing river
  • 40 miles from Kodiak Launch Complex - Launch site for Missile Defense

Shopping In Kodiak

Whether you’re looking for a swim suit or a shiny souvenir, you’ll find dozens of unique shops and boutiques around Kodiak.

  • 0.15 miles from St Paul Plaza
  • 0.2 miles from Kodiak Mall

Corporate Locations

  • 0.5 miles from Key Bank
  • 0.5 miles from Wells Fargo Bank
  • 0.5 miles from Credit Union One
  • 0.75 miles from First National Bank of Alaska
  • 1.5 miles from KFRC, Kodiak Fisheries Research Center
  • 2.5 miles from Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, local hospital
  • 2.5 miles from Cost Savers, a store with Costco Products
  • 3 miles from WalMart
  • 3 miles from Safeway, supermarket

Kodiak Recreation

From hiking to fishing to hunting, the outdoor recreation opportunities in Kodiak, Alaska are endless. Few places on earth are as blessed with natural wonders as Alaska, and here in Kodiak, you’re ideally situated to enjoy the best of what Alaska has to offer for outdoor recreation enthusiasts.

    3.5 miles from:
  • Fort Abercrombie St Park
  • Ocean views
  • Lake
  • Walking trails
  • WWII bunkers & cannons
  • 6 miles from:
  • Buskin River
  • Salmon fishing
  • Walking trails
  • Possible bear sighting
  • Barometer Mountain offering great ocean and mountain views from top
  • 7.5 miles from:
  • BearValley Golf Course - 9 hole golf course
  • 13 miles from:
  • White Sands Beach
  • Salmon fishing
  • BBQ
  • Hiking trails
  • 23 miles from:
  • American River - salmon and trout fishing

Nearby Cities

  • 150 miles from Homer
  • 250 miles from Anchorage


Transportation is a breeze when you stay at the BEST WESTERN Kodiak Inn. We offer our guests a courtesy car to and from the ferry terminal and airport.

  • The BEST WESTERN Kodiak offers a courtesy car to and from the Ferry Terminal
  • 6 miles from Kodiak State Airport: Courtesy van 6am - 9pm winter hours, 6am - 10:30pm summer hours
  • 250 miles from Anchorage International Airport