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Lodging rates are high and room reservations tight in Juneau. The Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau's Juneau Guide & Travel Planner and website contain listings of the hotels and B&Bs with links (www.traveljuneau.com; tel. 888/581-2201).

Near downtown, but a long walk from the sights, try the Breakwater Hotel (www.breakwaterinn.com; tel. 800/544-2250 or 907/586-6303) to save money on a clean standard room. The rectangular building overlooks the boat harbor. Rates are $89 to $119 double in the high season.

Camping

Juneau has two exceptional Forest Service campgrounds open from mid-May to mid-September. For information, call the Juneau Ranger District (www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass; tel. 907/586-8800). The Mendenhall Glacier Campground, overlooking the lake and glacier and next to the Mendenhall River, is the best-built public campground in the state, with granite-block construction. The bathrooms have showers and flush toilets, and there is a half-mile disabled-accessible nature trail. The 69 sites are huge and broadly separated; nine have full RV hookups, and another nine have electricity and water. Tents and RVs are segregated. To get there, turn north on Montana Creek Road from Mendenhall Loop Road. Tent sites are $10, RV sites $26 and $28. The 11-site Auke Village Campground, 1 3/4 miles north of the ferry dock, is in an extraordinary place, with sites among large trees along an ocean beach, looking out on the islands of Auke Bay. The campground, reconstructed in 2006, has vault toilets and running water. Sites are $10 per night.

Spruce Meadow RV Park, 10200 Mendenhall Loop Rd. (www.juneaurv.com; tel. 907/789-1990), has the good qualities of a public campground, with wooded and open sites in a forested area near the glacier. It's on the city bus line, making transit easy after parking your rig. The park offers extras such as cable and free Wi-Fi. Full hookups are $32 for up to two adults and children 12 and under, $2 per extra adult, tenting $20. Reserve ahead.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.