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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Seward

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Hotel Seward
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Seward
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15 reviews
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“Friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

Stayed 2 nights. Both nights we ate in their on site restraurant. Jamie was very helpful and friendly. We had the spinach salad with shrimp and scallops, delicious! Front desk staff was also accommodating. Would stay there again!

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boerne, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Located in the downtown part of Seward, this hotel is within walking distance of many shops and restaurants, although not near the marina. We stayed in the Alaska wing, not the historic one. Rooms are small and unremarkable but comfortable and although it was warm when we were here, the breeze off the bay and a really nice room fan kept us comfortable enough to sleep. I did notice a great room (peeked in while it was being cleaned) and it had a big King bed, sitting area with fireplace and great views of the bay--Room 333. The downstairs lobby was an interesting sort of mini-museum, with photos of early Seward and all kinds of stuffed animals/animal heads representing most of the species of Alaskan wildlife. This is a nice hotel, but I would try to stay at the Best Western first, as they have killer views of the bay from every room.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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333 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a must in the area. Our room was extremely comfortable. We booked an executive king. They even had robes in the room. The staff was very welcoming and we would like to go back for the comfort and hospitality.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Free parking space is limited and narrow. Location is good as it's close to the main street which has lots of restaurants, and it's also close to the shore/beach. The hotel provides a free shuttle bus which can take you to the ports/ferry terminals and train depot for the cruise ships and trains respectively. We stayed in the historic wing with shared bathrooms. There're 2 bathrooms on the 2nd floor which are shared by all the rooms on that level. Bathrooms and corridor seems to be heated, so it's not so cold. Towels and toiletries are provided. Hot water showers are available. A heater and wash basin are available in our room. Room space is tight but the beds are comfy.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

We spent 24 hours in Seward before our cruise and couldn't have picked a better hotel. The hotel has a free shuttle from the train station and went out of their way to let us check in early. Our room was spacious and clean with lots of historical charm. When I travel for pleasure I refuse to stay in chain hotels opting to experience the local flavor. The entire staff was friendly, especially Donovan, Jamie, and Tim. They treated us like family suggesting the best restaurants, and activities. If I'm ever lucky enough to get back to Seward, I would definitely want to stay at Hotel Seward!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

We paid $180 for a room in the so-called historic wing, with a promisef view of historic Seward. What we got was a room on the alley with a view of trash cans and gas bottles. Very noisy, restaurant staff took out the trash every a.m. and p.m., complete with slamming doors next to our historic window. Trash truck came at 7 a.m., 18" away from our historic window. Noisy and stinky. Bed was awful. Way over-priced for what you get.

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Mary K, Owner at Hotel Seward, responded to this review, 17 June 2013
Dear Guest, I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay. I do apologize that you thought there was a view from the 1st floor Historic Wing, our View rooms are on The Alaska Wing 2nd and 3rd floor only. The Historic Wing has it shortcoming , the rooms are smaller and the room rate is 159 during the summer. Room 12 is a newly remodeled room, decor, bathroom etc. with a new Simmons Pillow Top Bed. Thank you for the notice on the bed. I did will follow up to see what the problem could be. Hopefully it was just softer then you liked. I do realize though that, this does not address your stay. I can only say I am sincerely sorry that your stay was not what we both would have liked for you and especially that my staff was not more considerate at 11pm, I will notice my staff to be aware of the our guest. As for the city trash pick up I have tried to get them to change their schedule but I have not prevailed, I will try again. I thank you for your time and your input, it helps us to improve. Fortunately many guest have stayed and not had these errors and we will continue to strive that all guest enjoy their stay. It is helpful to share any issue with a hotel while while you are there, so we can work on a solution to help make your stay better. I can only apologize again and I wish you better travels , Mary Kulstad- owner
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jccatlady
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

We decided last minute to go to Seward for the weekend and booked our room at Hotel Seward. The staff was very nice, the room was clean and comfortable. The hotel is within walking distance to all of downtown and the Sea Life Center. The decor is wonderfully eclectic with the best historical photos down the Historic side hallway. Mrs. Genes Restaurant made a great breakfast including a really yummy eggs benedict. I will definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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