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The Van Gilder Hotel

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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good36%
  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well...you could say it's historical and quaint or that it smells musty and old. I tried to like it...but they never cleaned my room for the 2nd night or gave clean towels or made the bed. Seemed only 1 person was working and doing it...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Van Gilder was definitely older...very small room, no tv ( which really wasn’t the worst thing) and there was no way to shut off the heat in the bathroom. It was quiet, sorta clean and right next to the water, shops and good dining....More

Thank Tana J
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

What a quaint hotel with a friendly staff! My girlfriends & I stayed in the suite. The views were beautiful from the 3rd floor. (Be ready to walk the stairs if you aren’t on the 1st floor as there is no elevator.) Danny helped us...More

1  Thank Ginger R
Response from railwaycantina, General Manager at The Van Gilder HotelResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your positive review! We are happy you enjoyed the gorgeous views of Resurrection Bay from your suite. You are welcomed to email us with any recommendation and suggestions to improve our place.

Reviewed 20 September 2017

Danny, the resident hotel manager, was delightful and so helpful. He sent me a comprehensive list by email of must-see's and must-do's in the Seward area, complete with directions from the hotel, including hikes (Lowell Point and Two Lakes) that were off the beaten path...More

1  Thank ARretired
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This place is long past it's best before date. We stayed at the Van Gilder with another couple for two days in August of 2017. The only thing this place has going for it, other than some interesting history and downtown location is a hardworking...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
Concierge
Babysitting
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US$143 - US$286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$143 - US$286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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genel4w
29 July 2017|
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Response from Liberty W | Reviewed this property |
Well I was only a guest there so I'm not the one to ask. But I can tell you that they do have rooms that would fit. If it's available I would have no idea. You need to ask them. I can also tell you that the Sea Life center... More
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JayNeilCpt
10 September 2015|
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Response from Mollie C | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry you had a bad experience, too, Jay. I reported the behavior to the police, who also recommended I tell social media, the Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau. It's not acceptable treatment and it's... More
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Susan T
24 June 2014|
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Response from Lea M | Property representative |
Susan, Our biggest room at the Van Gilder in Seward is a rooms with 2 queen beds and one twin, it is called at suite. We one one available for tonight. Please call 800-478-0400 or 907-235-0400. Thank you.
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"If you must stay here because every other hotel in town is full, ask for 3rd floor & check sheets &..."
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"Ask Danny!!"
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"Ask for a room with a view and you get a great view of the town and bay"
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"3rd floor facing the mountains"
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