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Glacier Bay Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   179 Barlett Cove, Gustavus, AK 99826
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Gustavus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015
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Edina, Minnesota
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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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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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38 helpful votes 38 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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214 helpful votes 214 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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31 helpful votes 31 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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are going to Gustavus this is the place to stay in order to readily get access to all that Glacier Bay offers. The lodge is located in the national park above Bartlett Cove. There are plenty of things to do to fill the days. The National Parks Service runs daily programs of activities based around the things that... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The lodge was everything that I expected - great accommodations, good food (best Caesar salad I've had in a very long time), amazing view, informative hikes and talks. I'm not sure what some of the people who are posting expect, but this is typical of National Park lodges. I agree with the person who posted "Why would you stay anywhere... More 

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Minneapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The challenge with this property is that it has no competition. While there are some small inns in Gustavus (and I'd probably recommend them over the lodge for sleeping comfort and food), the lodge is the only location on the water, in the park. Aramark has no NEED to do anything to get business or do much to ensure guest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

You come here once in your life, and you probably stay for two nights. I arrived at noon on the ferry. At 2, I joined a 90 minute ranger hike; at 4, I viewed the movie; at 5 a brief talk @ whales; at 6, a 20 minute talk by a Tlinget native - followed by a 40 minute q... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I stayed for 2 nights at the glacier bay lodge. You have got a very nice view from the lobby/restaurant on the bay. The view from my room however was mainly on trees and other cabins. I liked that the room was spacious. Unfortunately housekeeping does not seem to do a very good job. There was still a lot of... More 

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Address: 179 Barlett Cove, Gustavus, AK 99826
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Location: United States > Alaska > Gustavus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Glacier Bay Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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