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“Homey place to use as a base in Seward”

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Soo's Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 46 Seward B&B and Inns
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Homey place to use as a base in Seward”
Reviewed 9 October 2011

We stayed only one night at Soo's. We were actually in the quarters across the street from the main house, as we had a larger party. Soo was very accommodating of all that we needed with two small children in our party. We had a small kitchen, living room, two small bedrooms and one bathroom. Everything was very clean. Decor was a bit dated, but that was part of the charm and fun. If you are looking for luxury or lots of square footage, this is not it. And while it did not bother us, there are a number of rules (no shoes on inside, for example, but that is probably also why it was so clean). Soo did everything she could do meet what needs we had. Her English is accented but she is easy to understand. Breakfast was great. Wireless worked fine. The location was good - at the opposite end of town from the "action" of the Sealife Center, but still within easy walking distance, as Seward is very small. We were taking a cruise the next day, and it was only about a 5 minute $5 (we tipped and gave $10) taxi ride to the pier.

Our big highlight was the bald eagles in the tree right across from our place! If we went back, we would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Zachary, LA
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2011

Just returned from Seward,AK and a stay at Soo's. Soo is a great host and prepares a very nice breakfast and if she thinks you look hungry she offers a snack. She knows the area and can help you get where you want to go. Soo keeps a very clean B and B. Stay at Soo's!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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south carolina
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2011

We had a wonderful stay with Soo in her B & B. The rooms made have been very sparse but that is quite typical of Alaska accomadations. The breakfasts we had were plentiful and quite delicious. She is a very nice woman who cares about her guests. Soo was able to get us discounts on a variety of attractions in the area. She gave us good advice on things to do and places to eat. I would definitely stay here again. Yes, there is a for sale sign up, but she hopes the new owner will allow her to continue to operate the B& B if she does sell the house.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nelson, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2011

The reviews left us uncertain about Soo's. Soo is originally from South Korea and initially presents a brusque front typical of Asia. Her accent is difficult at first but she is a kind and helpful person who would be welcome in our home.

The accommodation is modern, sparkling clean and comfortable. The breakfast is plentiful, perfectly prepared and would be difficult to improve.

Seward itself is a place that has been improved over recent years but must have been dreary in the past. Soo's is ideally located for an easy walk to town, cafes, excursions, boats etc.

Soo's was the best place that we stayed during a two week trip around Alaska.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Santa Fe
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206 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

I can't believe we stayed in the same place as some of these reviews. From my first phone call to make the reservation until the time we left, we had nothing but bad experiences. The room was ugly and poorly appointed. Soo was rude beyond belief. Our "hot" breakfast consisted of COLD eggs, gelatinous cold sausage and left over pre-buttered toast. This was a truly horrible experience, mad even worse by the impolite treatment of the owner. AND we were charged far to much for the value (1/2 again as much as TripAdvisor quotes.) There is a "For Sale" sign on the property - obviously Soo is only interested in quick profits - not in forging relationships.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2011

We stayed only one night at Soo's before we headed out for four days of kayaking, and I wish we could have stayed longer. She literally opens her house up to you and it is sparkling clean and very beautiful. We had a bedroom upstairs with a bathroom that allowed us plenty of room to spread out and repack our gear. We had an early pickup, so Soo made us a plate of breakfast breads to take with us (there was more than enough for us and everyone else on the boat!). She was a delightful hostess and I loved just standing around talking to her. If you are tired of hotel rooms and want something comfortable and homey, go to Soo's!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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CA
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

We stayed at Soo's (in the yellow house) for 3 nights during our recent trip.

Pros: The rooms were nice and the place was tidy. Having the living room space was useful. The breakfast spread each morning was good and definitely kept us going for the rest of the day. She was accommodating of some of our requests.

Cons: She can be a little "strict"- she did not want us to use the kitchen area because she did not want to clean it. Compared to other B&Bs we've stayed at, Soo did not provide much information about places to see or things to do or history/culture of the place.

Overall, it felt more like staying at a hotel than staying at a B&B.

Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Soo's Bed & Breakfast
Address: 810 Second Avenue, P.O. Box 2415, Seward, AK 99664
Region: United States > Alaska > Seward
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Ranked #9 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Seward
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
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Soo's Bed & Breakfast Seward, Alaska

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