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“Modest, but convenient” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Murphy's Alaskan Inn
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Seward
Gainesville, Florida
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41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Modest, but convenient”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

We selected Murphy's because of it's proximity to the Kenai Fjords tour offices and it was indeed convenient. We arrived around 11 pm after traveling from Florida, so we pretty much hit the sack immediately since our trip into the fjords was first thing in the morning. It's in kind of an industrial-looking part of town and if I were staying more than a night, I would probably have preferred something with a more attractive atmosphere. The room was extremely modest, but clean and had whatever a person would need for an overnight stay. Nice flat screen, greatly appreciated by my husband, but not used except for the weather report the next morning. The little breakfast served in the office was nice and staff kept it stocked. They had no problem with me taking an extra fruit for the boat trip! I do have to say that I thought it was a little overpriced for what it is, but not overly so. You kind of get used to this in Alaska. The staff I interacted with, Zack and Kaylene, were great - very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Poppy M
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

We were a family of four, and we stayed in the room with two large beds for two nights. Although we were on the first floor, the room was clean, it was moderately spacious, the beds were big enough for two adults to share, but the best had to be the tv; lots of channels!

The breakfast was simple yet adequate. There was coffee and a selection of tea sachets, some packaged fruit juices, plain and raisin bagels which could be toasted or eaten with cheese/butter spreads. There were also packaged fruit danishes which were really handy to take on the National Park cruise.

Location was near to the train depot and National Park cruises harbour, just a ten minute walk. Walking to the other end of Seward (the Sealife Centre) took about twenty minutes, which we aren't complaining about. In overall we were satisfied with this hotel and would return here.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank liverpoolmt
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Boynton Beach
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2010

They sell this motel as newly renovated with amenities- what a joke. Mould around the bath tub and a shower faucet that is not pressure balanced - when the neighbor flushes you certainly know it if you are in the shower. The shower faucet also looks like it is put together from spare parts, as where it says cold it is hot, and vice versa. Just asking the owner for decent hangars - there were no hangars in the room - resulted in an unexpected rude response.

Not a terrible place but certainly very poor value for money. Took a lot of effort just to get the coffee pot to work - the owner should spend a night in each room in order to get them a better feel for the problems in each room.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rod6000
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2010

My husband and I just had to write to say we had a very happy 3 days at Murphys Motel last year when we were visiting Seward. The room was spacious and had everything
you'd need, it was only a short walk to downtown Seward and we were v ery happy with the price. The rooms were clean, the motel quiet, and the staff extra obliging.

We cant understand what the other reviews are talking about, we will be going back to
Murphys every time we visit Seward.

Our taxi driver recommended them to us, and we're really glad we listened to him .

they run a real nice Motel.

K.C.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank akhost
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New York NY
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2009

We stayed at Murphy's for 3 nights after our cruise. We stayed in the older section and had no problems with the rooms, noise or bed. The older section of the hotel has new mattresses and plasma TVs. It was centrally located - half way between the small boat harbor and town. The staff was helpful and the rooms were neat and clean. I would have no problem staying there again if I make it back again to Seward

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Alaska2009NewYorkNY
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Dublin, Ireland
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131 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2009

I stayed in this motel as part of an organised trip so I cant comment on price or the booking process as it was all done for me.

I had no problem with this motel. The location in Seward was great. The room was basic but perfectly fine. 2 large double beds in the room which were comfortable. Bathroom was clean and water was always hot. One thing I will say is that I could hear movement/tv from the room next door so if you had noisy neighbours Id say you would know about it. Id have no problem staying there again.

  • Liked — Location
  • Stayed August 2007
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank meenamara
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Carson City, Nevada
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2008

We booked one night stay for the ten of our family in three rooms. This was the final day of our 18 day land trip in Alaska. We had come to Seward to take the Kenai Fjords National Park tour and needed a night's stay before returning to Anchorage.
The hotel has old and new sections. We were in the new section We should have known what to expect from the almost hole in the wall check-in desk. The room appeared to be moderately clean, had a small fridge and coffee maker and two crowded double beds for each of our three family groups of 3 or 4. A small bay window was immediately adjacent to the sidewalk and main street. The small parking area outside the door was like that for the back door of a small business.
From the numbers on the small receipt that I got for the room, the rate for each room should have been $119. With that and the nature of the accommodations, we could have given it a 2 star rating, but we were charged 50 % more than that, at a price given to us by the travel agent. I assume that the agent got the big kickback.
The thing that made it completely unacceptable was the plastic covers on the beds under the sheets. We felt dirty.

  • Liked — Near Kenai Fjords tour
  • Disliked — Plastic under the sheets
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank TabZee
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Property: Murphy's Alaskan Inn
Address: 911 Fourth Avenue, Seward, AK 99664
Region: United States > Alaska > Seward
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Seward
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Murphy's Alaskan Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Murphy's Motel is located within a short walk to the Seward boat harbor. Offering great value for our customers. Our rooms all have queen beds, coffee makers, microwaves & refrigerators. Half of our rooms offer a spectacular view of Resurrection Bay, some with balconies. We also offer a Gas Barbeque Grill for our guests and a freezer for your fish. ... more   less 
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