The Hotel Halsingland is a good choice for its history and its swell location among the stately buildings of Officers' Row, across from the parade grounds. The hotel comprises three sprawling buildings—the commanding officer's quarters, the captain’s quarters, and the bachelor officers quarters—which have been spliced together and subdivided so no two rooms are quite the same. Some have decorative fireplaces and sweeping views of Lynn Canal and the Chilkat Mountains. Some are a bit dark and forlorn. Ask to take a look at what's available before you check in.The Halsingland has been a hotel since just after World War II, and it’s changed little since then. It's a little ragged around the edges, but  I actually enjoy its the musty, 1940s-in-amber quality.  It’s by far the most interesting place to stay in town.