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Hotel Seward
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Seward
Reviewed 10 July 2010

I really enjoyed our stay at The Hotel Seward. Great location. You can walk down to the water and watch the otters play in the bay. I would recommend staying in the newer portion of the the hotel & when you make reservations you probably want to ask NOT to be put on the first floor but the 2nd or 3rd. This was a pretty active trip for us with hiking thru Denali & summitting 2 mountains so nice and comfortable beds were welcome.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

We found this hotel to be perfect for our needs. The location is wonderful for walking around town, especially if you are interested in the Sea Life Center (which is definitely worth a look!). The staff was very accomodating. We made great use of the computer in the hotel lobby, which is much more convenient than schlepping a laptop around!
The parking lot was convenient and free. The coin-op laundry equipment was simply at the end of hallway in limited space, but it worked and was a great value compared to other places in AK.

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Reviewed 7 July 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights, but spent most of our time out and about, so did not put too many demands on the hotel. Based on this, the hotel had what we wanted: a good downtown location and comfortable rooms. Nothing stuck out as spectacular or above average, but nothing seemed below average either.

The hotel restaurant (Gene's Place) is really just a bar area so is very small, but the breakfast there was good and waiter very pleasant.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2010

Being unwilling to pay $200+ for a room in the modern wing, we got a discounted rate in the "historic" section. No bath in the room, but we did get a sink. Two single beds, reasonably comfortable, and a nice harbor view. Pretty much a throwback to 1940s accomodations.

Our room was above the bar and small restaurant. so a bit noisy before midnight. My wife had earplugs and I would recommend you bring a pair just in case a loud party is downstairs.

If the hotel is busy, sharing the bathrooms is a bit annoying, especially because they are not serviced that often (once a day, perhaps?). If you're staying upstairs, a trick is to head to the first floor where there are 2 more bathrooms and not many guest rooms.

Unlike other reports, the front desk staff we encountered were not particularly friendly, but reasonably helpful when prodded for information. On our first night, we did get a couple bottles of water, some granola bars and a piece of fudge -- all more than I would have expected. The owner seems to take some pride in the property. The lobby is pleasant and interesting, with lots of mounted animals.

Bottomline is that I would stay here again if it were significantly cheaper than other options.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2010

the staff at Hotel Seward were helpful and friendly. Rooms were clean and adequate except there was no A/C or fan and the room was uncomfortably hot at night. We did not get good sleeps. For >$200 per night it is reasonable to expect A/C.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank Dale S
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Reviewed 20 June 2010

Our king room was comfortable, with two easy chairs and a frig, making it a nice place to hang out. We had a great few across the bay and multiple windows to open for fresh air. I would rate this room's comfort a 5.

Our teenagers were in a room with two beds. There was only one window that opened which did not have a window screen and their room was uncomfortably warm. Luckily, our room had a small fan which we brought into their room and it helped cool the room down. Although the room heating was turned off, we couldn't figure out how the rooms were so warm especially when the weather was qutie cool. I would rate this room's comfort a 2.

The staff is very nice and helpful.

The hotel is located close to the Sea Life center and some restaurants. However, it is not near the train station nor the small boat harbor where most activities depart from. There is a free city-run shuttle which is a converted yellow school bus. It runs every half hour until 6PM. The boys and I would walk the 20 minutes to/from the harbor area but my husband needed to take a taxi back one evening (~$5).

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Reviewed 17 June 2010

We stayed in Seward for three nights, staying in the Hotel Seward all three nights. We had a coupon from the Northern Lights coupon book allowing us to stay in an executive suite for $199 for 2 nights. We found out by trying to get a room for a 3rd night that it would be about $250! That little coupon sure was worth it! We decided to stay on the old unrenovated side of the hotel for the first night to save a little money. I would give that side of the hotel a 3. It was small and definitely no thrills. Of course it needed major updating, but what do you expect from the 'old' side of the hotel? No real complaints. The next two nights, we stayed in the new room and we couldn't be happier. We had a spacious room with the BEST beds. Wouldn't change a thing about the room! We ate breakfast in the hotel in the am and, while it seemed a little pricey (what isn't in AK?!) the omlette was great! The staff is friendly and the hotel is right next to the Sea Life Center. Also a short drive from the harbor and day cruises. Recommend Rays Restaurant on the water, the Smoke Shack, and the Exit Glacier Salmon Bake (top 3 on TA). Wouldn't suggest the Crab Pot restaurant by the hotel...

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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 13 Hotels in Seward
Price Range: £38 - £127 (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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