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“A lovely step back in time”
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Hotel Seward
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Seward
Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A lovely step back in time”
Reviewed 9 November 2011

The Hotel Seward is a beautiful and charming little place; in many ways, it improves on the generally more honky-tonk character of the town it's in. First of all, the staff went out of their way to be helpful to us, setting up several reservations in the area, and offering good advice on local attractions. I'd have given the hotel 5 stars on service, except that one staffer seemed to be slacking, and forgot to arrange to have our bags returned to the train. One of the owners drove them to us, apologizing greatly for what was only a minor inconvenience. The rooms are comfortable, the beds were rather nice, and the restaurant, though small, was stylish and provided very good food (except that the salmon was WAY oversalted). The lobby and hallways are fun, with all sorts of stuffed animals on the walls, plus dozens and dozens of historical pictures and maps, particularly with info on the devastating 1964 quake. The location is ideal, just a short walk to the Sealife Center, and only a block to all sorts of local eateries (almost none of which compare to the hotel's own restaurant). The last morning we were there, we wound up eating breakfast in one of the little themed rooms down the hall -- kind of a Victorian room -- which was a sweet way to enjoy a turkey-sausage and vegetable omelette for me, and for my wife and daughter to savor the place's homemade oatmeal, with blueberries and honey.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Mettet, Belgium
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

Charming hotel. Friendly staff. Very good atmosphere. Typical alaskan decoration with an hunting environment. There are a lot of stuffed animals in the hall. Nice bedroom (in Alaskan wing) which is a little dated but it's the theme of that historic hotel ! Room and bathroom clean. The bed was comfortable. There is a charming bar (small but with a very good ambiance) where you can have dinner, breakfast and if you want just a drink. A lot of alaskan specialties. If it will be possible, we'll give a special award to Seward Hotel just for it's breakfast : we had a great crab omelette ! It was delicious :). Hotel well located near the ocean but no private parking. We think it's a little expensive (for example breakfast is not included in the important price of the room) but we have loved this very special and historic place !

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

I've taken my family to Seward for 4 years now. This is our first stay at the Hotel Seward, and what a great hotel! Nice change from our previous place. Hotel Seward is very conveniently located, with nice clean rooms. The hotel staff was very nice, and willing to accomodate our requests. The history of the hotel only added to the charm of the place, and lent a great opportunity to learn a bit more about Seward. We will definitely stay at Hotel Seward on our next trip to Seward!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 September 2011

I have been to Seward many times, first stay at this hotel. I love it!!! Beautiful rooms, old world charm. The restaurant is excellent, reasonably priced. Ask to eat in one of the "themed" rooms, quaint and FUN. The staff was attentive and very welcoming. Chase at the front desk went out of his way to help us.. True Alaskan hospitality. Without a doubt, nicest hotel in Seward. Also near SeaLife center, shops, restaurants, but eat there.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2011

We stayed at the Seward Hotel on August 18, 2011. Looking for a more "real" experience of Alaska and Seward we opted to stay in the "Old Wing" of the Seward.
If you want an adventure in a clean, sweet, history thick hotel, the Seward Hotel is the place for you.

The charm and ambiance of yesteryear, the beyond friendly staff and the proximity to everything in Seward is awesome.
The old wing consists of rooms with twin beds - the entire two weeks we were gone, this bed was the MOST comfortable we had slept in, a sink and fresh clean towels with windows that open to let the fresh crisp Alaskan air in.

The restaurant is quaint, quiet and feels like you're dining in your home kitchen. Service is quick and the food was very good!

The Manager and Owner spent time with us telling us about the history of Seward and her hotel and then she personally drove us to the Cruise Terminal. I WILL BE BACK to the Seward Hotel!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

Hotel Seward is a historical hotel. Much of the history is preserved in the stories and photos that are displayed throughout the hotel. It is an older hotel. If you're looking for technology central, you're in Seward, AK. Leave it behind. Hotel Seward is one of the larger hotels in Seward, it is convenient to "downtown" and the sealife center, and the night life! it is within walking distance of the best restaurant Christo's, and best watering hole, The Yukon! Aside from events like Mt. Marathon and the Polar Dive it's a quiet getaway. It is not by the docks, so if you're fishing, you'll want to plan transportation.
The staff is friendly and accomodating. The facilities are clean and well kept... and they do have a nice lobby full of alaskan wildlife.
Additionally, the hotel is locally owned, so you know that the money you spend there is not only employing the people who work there, the money made there is staying within the community, (unlike say, the best western....)
Enjoy!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

Stayed in the new wing.
Spotlessly clean.
Wonderful beds.
Beautifully furnished. Comparable to a luxury hotel in Chicago.
Awesome view.
Friendly, helpful staff.
Would love to stay there again.

Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Charles S
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Property: Hotel Seward
Address: 221 5th Avenue, Seward, AK 99664
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Region: United States > Alaska > Seward
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Seward
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Seward 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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