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Hotel Seward
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Seward
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Second time staying”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Check was super easy, it was quiet and clean. We stayed for what night with three kids. The kids loved it, the beds were super comfy. And the price was much better than some of the big box neighbors. And of course the kids love the lobby with the taxidermy animals they can pet. We loved not having to drive to the restaurant and Sea Life center after a long car ride there, we just walked around downtown. I always put a critique in my review, so I found something. The side door we went in and out of had a puddle in front of it, so we had to do a little stretch to get over it. I understands its Alaska and we can't control the freezing ground, but I had to find something for them to improve!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Norfolk, Virginia
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10 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at the a Hotel Seward and would definitely stay there again. We stayed in the Executive King View room and it was wonderful - esp. the comfortable bed. Staff was very friendly and helpful too.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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ks
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340 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Seward. The room was very comfortable. The staff were very helpful. There are lots of interesting buildings and walk routes to explore, and the Sea Life Center is just around the corner.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Alaska is expensive... and I knew when we booked this place that it was "old school" and we would have to share a bathroom. We were encouraged by the good reviews on trip advisor. Unfortunately I still didn't feel that it was worth $100 a night in the off season.

Problems: The walls are paper thin; one of the two bathrooms on our floor had a very difficult lock which is hard to navigate when half asleep; there is no "do not disturb sign to place on the door; the bed is way too soft; the cleaning staff use very smelly products which gave me a head ache.

Plusses: The staff really are wonderful; The lobby is like a museum for taxidermy

Room Tip: Room 201 is right over the bar and very loud on weekend nights but the internet works in room
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Okinawa, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Fishing with the hotel's resident guide Wes was fantastic. He is an exceptional guide because he understands customer service and adapts the day to best fit his clients. Despite horrible weather, Wes had us catching fish and having a blast. Wes made sure it wasn't *only* about catching fish - it was about enjoying the overall experience of being out on the river. This was our first time fishing with fly rods, but with Wes's patient instructions, even my 9-year old daughter had it down pat in no time. The day with Wes was the highlight of our trip. I can't WAIT to get back and fish with Wes again next summer! We didn't stay at the Hotel Steward but judging from our first impressions of the location, building, very cool lobby, and very friendly front desk staff, we definitely would stay there if not for the special deals for military we get at the nearby Seward Military Resort.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Anchorage, Alaska
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We live in Alaska and have spent many nights in Seward, but until last weekend we had never stayed at the Hotel Seward. We have missed “the boat.” This locally owned hotel is clean, friendly, and wonderfully convenient. The cost was not that much more than the local chains, and the customer service definitely made up for it. We had two delightful breakfasts at the hotel. The Hotel Seward will be our first choice from this point forward when we are in Seward.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We stayed 2 nights Sept 5&6 in a queen executive room. While the decor in the hotel is very busy we enjoyed our stay very much. Our room was spacious and quiet, bed was fine. Hotel staff was kind and helpful. We ate breakfast here both mornings and it was wonderful, we were waited on by Shelly and Mike who were great. We didn't eat dinner here...we ate at Apollos and Christos, both were very good. Close to Alaska sealife center and small boat Harbour for excursions.

  • Stayed September 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
Hotel Style:
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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