The Van Gilder is a cool little hotel. You need to know what you are getting into. Our family took rooms 301-303 (double room) on the top floor with a great corner view of the Mountains and Ocean. Older travelers, keep in mind their is no elevator. We had our own bathroom (not all rooms do). Being a 100 year old hotel, the rooms are drafty (probably could use some window work soon).
Their is a community kitchen as well as a community "living room" with flat screen TV (rooms have old small tube TVs), DVDs to watch, an eating area, and small fridge. Its pretty cool.
Danny the GM is a great guy and makes the hotel what it is. He baked cookies for our kids, had a pot of coffee out every morning, and was just a good dude to talk to.
I would stay here again in Seward.
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- Van Gilder Hotel
- Van Gilder Seward
- The Van Gilder Hotel Seward, Alaska