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Glacier Bay Lodge

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179 Barlett Cove, Gustavus, AK 99826
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Set your expectations. Most of you will fly in a single engine plane over a small mountain to get here, to an bare bones airfield, take a bus (think, school bus) a few miles down the road past about 6 buildings that represent the town, then a few more miles to the lodge. This is part of the National Park... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you come to Glacier Bay , you are a captive audience as far as the lodge is concerned . We flew into Gustavus and then took the shuttle to the lodge - approx. 9 miles away. There is no other way around unless you use one of the 2 expensive taxi's and then there isn't anything else to visit... More 

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California
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did you know only 5% of visitors to Glacier Bay actually put their feet on the ground? I felt privileged to stay in such a special place. We stayed 3 nights at the lodge. The free shuttle bus (like an old school bus, we pre-arranged for pick up in advance) was waiting at the airport and the driver gave us... More 

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Skane County, Sweden
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50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stayed two nights at the lodge, it had all we needed for it to be a successful stay. Was picked up at the airport by their coach, it became a nice informative trip to the lodge. While there, we took the boat day trip to see the glaciers, it was cool to see all the wildlife and the color... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had a really nice staying here. The room was down to earth, cabin style. There was some vase though, some art on the walls, so it looked quite nice.The size was quite OK, high ceiling with beams. Clean and fresh. Would've settled with less, let's face it, you're not coming here for the room. The area is very nice,... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had a terrible stay here. When I got back home I called management with my concerns, but they fell on deaf ears. The problems are the following; 1. The shuttle to pick us up from the airport was an hour late. This despite us arranging transportation ahead of time. 2. We paid for a lake view room, but saw... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This national park lodge by far is my favorite to date. Rooms were clean with a view of Bartlett Cove. Two beds & a roll away with lights & a shower. I have stayed in many national park lodges & this is a jewel! Felt like I was ten years old again at church camp. Loved it!!!! We could hear... More 

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Oklahoma
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96 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a nice, but dated, place to stay. The furnishings were a little old and there was no TV. Our room had 2 beds - a small full and a twin bed. We had dinner and breakfast in the lodge's restaurant. The food and service were good. The gift shop didn't have a huge selection of t-shirts like a... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The best thing is the location and service. The National Park Visitor Center is upstairs, the boat dock is very close, the Nature Trails leave from the lodge, and the shuttle service to the airport is prompt. The rooms are nice but very expensive, and do not have a good view. The food in the lodge is OK, but expensive.... More 

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JedC
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I agree with heavenly628's conclusion that it is the place to stay, but you should be aware of the pluses and minuses. The location is beautiful, the Visitor Center is in the Lodge, and the dock is a very short walk (this is especially important if you otherwise might have trouble making it to the dayboat by 7:30 a.m.). But... More 

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