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Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant

14865 Sterling Highway, Milepost 52 Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing, AK 99572
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at Gwin's several times on my 18 trips to Alaska. After a general downslide for a few years, it's pulled itself up and has really turned itself around. I've spent a lot more money at other more "upscale" establishments on the Kenai, but never got as good a value for my dollar as I have gotten at Gwin's.... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Warm cozy cabin was much appreciated after an autumn hike on the Resurrection Trail. Nice furnishings. Quiet and clean. Most of Cooper Landing lodging is closed down this time of year so we appreciated finding such a nice option for a family reunion.

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WWJ_TX, Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so glad you stayed with us and enjoyed the beautiful outdoors that Kenai Peninsula offers. Thank you for taking the time to give us the 50-star review! We really appreciate it! More

Pasadena, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

While we didn't stay at the lodge we did stop in to eat lunch. And what a wonderful meal it was and we really enjoyed sitting at the counter and watching and talking with the cooks. We both had hamburgers and Wow! The cook was so funny, and everyone in the kitchen cooked and danced around to rock n roll.... More

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WWJ_TX, Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us the 5-star review! We really appreciate it! We love our Cook, Nick, too! He is a hoot! He will be holding down the fort during our winter operations. We will be open everyday for breakfast and lunch except for Tuesday and Wednesday. Come see us! More

Eagle River, Alaska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This was a girls wknd with 4 of us staying in a cabin for 4. Can't recall number. We found the cabin clean with a bunk bed, dbl bed and a pullout couch. The heater worked like a champ too. The kitchenette had basic supplies and a coffee maker. It was big enough for all of us without feeling too... More

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WWJ_TX, Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to add a review for Gwin's Lodge! We are very glad you had a good stay with us. We will go find that "wonky" shower head and give it a good scrubbing. Thank you for alerting us! Come back soon! More

Bozeman, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We spent one night in the Fir cabin at Gwin's Lodge, reminding us of a good old time cabin. It was "cozy" (smallish) but comfortable. The cabin was clean and had lovely appointments, had a good reading lamp and a great hot shower. We were a late arrival, they left the light on and the room open with our settling... More

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WWJ_TX, Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to add a review for Gwin's Lodge! We are very glad you had a good stay with us. We love our breakfast offerings too. Come back real soon now! More

San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed two nights in a Poplar Chalet during late August. A clean and quiet modular unit with cabin like exterior. No tv but that was ok. Would like shades/curtains on kitchen window. Small bedroom, however, it good for the two of us.( Please note :Did not use loft,.looked low for an adult) Bed was comfortable (new mattress.) Shampoo/conditioner in... More

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WWJ_TX, Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review for Gwin's Lodge! I have bought a curtain for the kitchen window, but they have not hung it yet as it required some alteration. We are very glad you had a good stay with us. We love our hearty breakfast offerings too. Come back and see us soon! More

Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed in #7 and it was clean and quiet and we got a nice discount for staying off-season in September. Since we were traveling with my 76-year old mother my husband and I slept in the loft. There are stairs but it's very tight quarters in the loft and there is not enough room to stand up. No big... More

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WWJ_TX, Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Gwin's Lodge! Yes, the loft is more like a sleeping loft but not much else. Most of our guests spend so much time fishing, hiking, and sightseeing that they pretty much collapse into bed when it's finally bedtime. We are glad you enjoyed our hearty breakfast. Come back and... More

windsor, co
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

cabin was clean except for some clothes left by previous guest.very tight quarters and there were just the two of us. can't imagine four trying to squeeze in there.Foot of the bed seemed higher than the headboard. No tv but it served the purpose for one night. Restaurant was closed.

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WWJ_TX, Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Gwin's Lodge. I apologize that our housekeeping inadvertently left some items behind. We will also check into the bed situation. Thank you for your feedback! More

Dilley, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed in Cooper Landing area in late August. Prospector John recommended Gwin's Restaurant. We had the hamburger special. It was great with generous portions! We went back a few days later for another delicious meal. Great service by the friendly wait staff. Keith, the owner, came by with a friendly greet and chat. The kitchen is open, we could... More

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WWJ_TX, Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping in and to take the time to write a review. We are proud of our made-to-order hamburgers, and some consider them to be the best in Alaska! We hope to see you back very soon! More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Some people along the road told us to stop at Gwin's Roadhouse and get the salmon chowder. We did and it was great. The service couldn't have been better. Everything we ordered was wonderful. We talked to the owner - what a nice man!

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WWJ_TX, Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Our smoked salmon chowder is award winning and many consider it to be the best chowder around! We hope to see you back very soon! More

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Additional Information about Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant

Also Known As:
Gwins Hotel Cooper Landing
Gwin's Lodge And Restaurant Cooper Landing, Alaska
Address: 14865 Sterling Highway, Milepost 52 Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing, AK 99572
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Location: United States > Alaska > Cooper Landing
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Cooper Landing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gwin's Lodge is the closest restaurant and lodging to the confluence of the Kenai and Russian Rivers, the world's best salmon fishery. We are nestled at the base of the majestic Kenai Mountains in the Chugach National Forest, and across from the turquoise waters of the Kenai River. Our central location (about 100 miles from Anchorage, 50 miles from Seward, and 50 miles from Kenai) makes all indoor and outdoor recreational activities throughout the Kenai Peninsula easily accessible to our guests. Whether it's fishing, viewing wildlife, sightseeing, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, or panning for gold, make Gwin's Lodge your recreational headquarters! Our full-service restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features delicious homecooking including the renowned smoked salmon chowder, halibut sandwich, hamburgers, nachos, quesadillas, and desserts. Our tackle store is stocked with fishing tackle and equipment, convenience items, and Alaska souvenirs. We can book your guides and excursions free of cost. ... more   less 
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