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Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant

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14865 Sterling Highway, Milepost 52 Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing, AK 99572
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Last August we stay at Gwin's and the manager was very helpful. Our plans to Cordova where cancelled due to the Ferry being cancelled. The manager put us up in a unit that they were working on. If it wasn't for that we would been sleeping in our car. Lots to do especially if you like salmon fishing or eating.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Rustic cabins, cold (cheap) beer and home style meals, in the heart of world class fishing territory. The restaurant serves some of the biggest, cheapest and best meals on the peninsula. If you've worked up an appetite after a long day of fishing, you won't be hungry when you leave. The staff is very friendly. The chef loves his job.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Their breakfast was amazing. The burrito and Spanish 3 egg scramble were delicious! We live local. We will definitely be back again. We're looking into staying at the cabins in the future. Very beautiful area.

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

We appreciate your visit and taking the time out to write us a great review. We hope to see you soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The salmon chowder is delicious! As is the salmon, mashed potatoes, and grilled ham and cheese. The chef went out if his way to make sure we were completely satisfied. The service was wonderful. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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

Thank you so much for your positive review! Chef Johnny lives and breathes our motto: the customer is always right! We strive to provide excellent food with excellent service. We are tickled that you appreciated it! Thanks again! More 

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5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Restaurant. A little restaurant with great taste. Recommended for all ages and appetites. Homemade food, local ingredients and Alaskan beers on tap. Ambience is rustic and dress is hiker casual. Tie up your dog outside and rest a bit.

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

We appreciate your visit and taking the time out to write us a great review. We hope to see you very soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We can't find a better way to end a day of fishing the Russian then to stop in at Gwin's. Good eats (the food is served hot and the beer is served icy cold), friendly staff all in a relaxing atmosphere. The Gwin Burger is delicious but make it a double patty - Sinful! We will unequivocally be back year... More 

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

We appreciate your visit and taking the time to write us a great review. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The cabin we had (#1) was clean, quaint and cozy, even for 3 people...It could sleep 6, but that would be really tight. Minimal room amenities, but this property is primarily focused on people there for the fishing and it provides what is needed.

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

We pride ourselves in providing much needed services here in Cooper Landing, where the Kenai River and the Russian River meet. So come stay, eat, drink, and shop at Gwin's Lodge! We appreciate your visit and taking the time to write us a great review. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Coming to alaska to snag fish, well don't stay at Qwins! The Chef never washes his hands! (I've seen it it first hand) can't get housekeeping to bring any toiletries! After asking over and over again! I guess they don't understand English! For the same price, you can stay in downtown manhattan at the Waldorf Astoria! Or maybe in one... More 

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

We are sorry your stay here wasn't satisfactory. Our housekeepers this season are medical and dental college students from Mongolia, so their English is not entirely proficient. We abide by all local, state, and federal food safety handling guidelines and regulations, and our kitchen staff are licensed and certified. More 

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19 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Stopped hear for dinner after a day of floating on the Kenai River. The food and service weary very good. Try the chili cheese fries. They are super and quite reasonable ( about $10.00). Also had the "Fruit of the Forest" pie which was very flavorful. Others in our party enjoyed the salmon chowder which they said was very good.... More 

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

We appreciate your visit and taking the time to write us a great review. Our smoked salmon chowder is award-winning and loved by generations of travelers on the Kenai Peninsula. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stopped in for a quick dinner while staying in the Cooper Landing area. Gwin's is easy to find with plenty of parking off the main road. The atmosphere is rustic and well worn... but after all this place is a legend...and we were in Alaska. When we were at the restaurant the drinks were flowing and the place was... More 

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

We appreciate your visit and taking the time to write us a great review. Alaska is remote and it takes more to get all the supplies to us. Our prices are actually quite competitive compared to other Alaskan establishments. Especially in view of the quality and quantity of the meals we serve. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

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