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Dating from 1916, this landmark traditional hotel is a 4-minute walk from the Alaska SeaLife Center, and a mile from Seward Boat Harbor and the border of Kenai Fjords National Park. Featuring Victorian-style furnishings, the cozy rooms offer flat-screen TVs, in-room sinks and shared bathrooms. Upgraded rooms add private or en suite facilities, and suites have 2 bedrooms. There's a library, a communal kitchen, and a lobby with a piano.
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right downtown old hotel. Rooms are charming and very small. Treated as a real guest. Coffee in lobby. Walk to everything downtown. Even though room was small we managed as location to everything made walking a breeze
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
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
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
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
Response from libertyw_13 | 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
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 is in walking distance. This location is great and you can walk all over the town from here.
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
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 important to speak up. Have you written a review, as well?
Response from DOSChristina | Property representative |
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.
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"Don't stay here until new mgnt does a LOT of work. Will be disappointed if you do. We were."