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Hotel Seward
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Seward
Reviewed 20 August 2013

There are apparently two sides to this hotel, one older than the other. One with elevator, the other without. Didn't matter, we were just there for the fishing. The hotel seems to be the oldest one around and the decoration inside is like a hunting lodge with various animal pelts and heads, birds, etc all around. Must have had a friend that was a taxidermist. The room was small but comfortable. We ate in the restaurant attached to the hotel and the food was good, fresh halibut mostly and other seafood. Location is convenient to picking up local Alaska gifts just a block away. During the fishing season I booked late and this was almost the only place left that had vacancy but I don't regret it. It was a very nice experience.

Room Tip: During the fishing season, book early if you want a better room.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

I booked a room with 2 queen beds for 4 adults for one night in August, 2013. The staff were exceedingly pleasant and the room was plenty large for my travel party. It was a very rainy time when I stayed so there were a lot of unhappy faces in the lobby and the staff was definitely going out of their way to be jovial with everyone to lighten the mood.

The hotel is on the south end of town nearest the Sea Life Center, which is just a 2 or 3 block walk away. A very quiet location with ample parking and a few cute cafes and bakeries on its doorstep.

The beds were comfortable but on the soft side and the room was very clean and well appointed. There is no a/c that I saw in most rooms but the windows all open and getting fresh air in was very pleasant. The lobby is comfortable, quirky and full of taxidermy! I would say the accommodations are average but, like most of Alaska, the people are well above! The great staff of Hotel Seward made an ordinary stay excellent.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

This hotel in downtown Seward has a great location. It is an interesting spot with lots of character. The rooms are clean and comfortable but a bit dated. The "view" from our room was of a brick wall about 15 feet away. Ask about the view. Also, with no AC in the summer, our windows were open which allowed us to hear the garbage truck pretty early in the morning. The staff was helpful and friendly. Overall we were happy with our stay.

Room Tip: Ask about the view!
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Nice place to stay in Seward. It's location is great, the rooms are a little aged but very comfortable and with all you need. The shared bathroom were clean and allways ready. Service was allways nice and helpful.

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Reviewed 16 August 2013

We booked rooms in this Alaskan hotel for our family.The location is perfect, a block from the Seward Sea Center and Aquarium as well as the water it was a great way to experience this community. The rooms were lovely, clean and upscale. Much is within walking distance (tourist shops a block away and only a mile walk north to the boat harbor and sea side restaurants). Staff was helpful and friendly. The lobby interior is decorated with stuffed Alaskan animals (which could be intimidating to some) and pictorial histories giving you a sense of old Seward and Alaska. Restaurant staff was also very friendly but do not recommend ordering anything out of the ordinary, (my Eggs Benedict on the special were soaked in a runny yellow soup-beware). The shuttle service from the train station is a big plus!

Room Tip: Explore other restaurants in area. Many in easy walking distance.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

The staff was very nice and very helpful. Our room in the new section was very comfortable but the two rooms in the historic wing were really bare bones and the shared bathroom was a very "in demand" spot. There are several nice seating areas in the lobby. Fun to be downtown rather than by the dock area.

Room Tip: The Historic section of the hotel is pretty basic although they do have great beds. Some of the roo...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

This awesome stop was included in the Passport to Kenai Adventure that I won on our trip to Alaska last year (2012). This hotel is AWESOME! I love the rich history of Seward that they share through their decor! Very convenient location, wonderful rooms, and the staff treat you very well! Make sure you contact Wes to arrange a fishing trip! I had a BLAST fishing and we limited out! Thank you for everything! We'll be back!

Room Tip: This had me mark swimming pool.. it's Alaska and it was a bit on the cool side, no pool. haha
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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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: £35 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Seward 2.5*
Number of rooms: 58
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