Alaskan Hotel and Bar. The Alaskan Hotel is the best-preserved and oldest operating hotel in Southeast Alaska. The Alaskan Hotel was built in 1913 by four men in six months time. The hotel was built in the late Victorian "Queen Anne" style, as can be seen by the transom windows and stringcourse out front. The Alaskan is by far the most economical and centrally-located hotel in Juneau. There are many places to experience in Juneau most are free. Local events add spice to life here and many including Folk Fest and Celebration are heavily attended by people from all over the country. Our historic turn of the century bar is a local center of activity all year round. The alaskan hotel is the winner of the local paper's reader's choice award for "Best Live Music".