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The Van Gilder Hotel

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308 Adams St., Seward, AK 99664 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Housekeeping
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off this place has charm. Secondly it is over 100 years old and could use some TLC. If you're expecting something like your find in the lower 48, remember you're in Alaska. This hotel does what it needs to to provide a comfortable night's...More

Thank LivinLarge72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an original hotel from the early days of Alaska and has some unique features like Murphy beds, a bathroom down the hall and many antiques. A blast from the past in one of Alaska original cities at the beginning of the Seward Highway...More

Thank Akfotoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so dissatisfied with the VanGilder hotel in Seward Alaska. We understand it's historic, but they should use the money collected for expensive rooms to fix the holes in the walls, peeling wallpaper, wires coming out of the ceiling & stains in bathroom. It...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 1 night and our stay was quite disappointing. The place is 100 years old and shows every year of them. Our room was small and plain, nothing compared to the photos shown in the web. We found the whole floor of the...More

Thank Zafiropoulos
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived two days ago and had to call a phone number posted at the front desk to get someone to come over to check us in. Okay. But then we had an issue with a cancelled reservation that we made several weeks ago. Then...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Price range
US$49 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$49 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveler (78)
Room & Suite (24)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Business Center & Event Rooms (1)
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genel4w
30 July 2017|
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Response from Liberty W | Reviewed this property |
Well I was only a guest there so I'm not the one to ask. But I can tell you that they do have rooms that would fit. If it's available I would have no idea. You need to ask them. I can also tell you that the Sea Life center... More
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JayNeilCpt
10 September 2015|
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Response from Mollie C | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry you had a bad experience, too, Jay. I reported the behavior to the police, who also recommended I tell social media, the Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau. It's not acceptable treatment and it's... More
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Susan T
24 June 2014|
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Response from Lea M | Property representative |
Susan, Our biggest room at the Van Gilder in Seward is a rooms with 2 queen beds and one twin, it is called at suite. We one one available for tonight. Please call 800-478-0400 or 907-235-0400. Thank you.
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"Don't stay here until new mgnt does a LOT of work. Will be disappointed if you do. We were."
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"Don't stay here."
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"pick a different hotel"
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"1st floor would be best so you don't have to hoof your luggage up to the 2nd or 3rd floor"
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