We stayed at Hillside Haven for 4 days in August 2013. The apartment is in Auke Bay which is 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from downtown and which is a great location for anyone who wants to limit their time amongst the cruise ships downtown. It is also very close and convenient to the ferry terminal for anyone leaving or arriving on the Alaska Marine Highway.
The apartment has every modern convenience you may need - cooking facilities, crockery, utensils, herbs, spices etc, a great shower/spa, wi-fi, laundry facilities etc.
For independent travellers looking for a base at Auke Bay rather than downtown we would highly recommend.