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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Sarah43022 Eagan, Minnesota
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Eagan, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location, but the shuttle runs when it feels like it. Don't think of your typical hotel shuttle from a major airport, this is a large school bus with a schedule all its own. Think "island time," just a bit northward. For the next trip we will bring a rental car over on the car ferry, so that we can... More

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Meshoppen, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this picture of the rooms aren't even close! this is a 1967 holdover from a national park that has cabins marked as "view rooms" that haven't had a view of the bay since 1975! all trees , firs, spruce AND alders, have grown in to a height which forbids a view to anywhere but the trees! I respect the greening... More

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littleton, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A two star room with a four star price. The more expensive view rooms only have view of near by trees. All that said it is an awesome location with trail and glacier bay boat tour access. Good restaurant,comfy bed, and very friendly and helpful staff. A truly unique experience of one of the last wild places. The glacier bay... More

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Southern AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our 3 day stay. The room was spartan, but adequate. The untrimmed trees and plants mostly hid the view of the lake. (Come on Forest Service--clean it up some so the lake is not concealed!). No need to pay for a view, if you can't see the lake.The beds were comfortable, but the chair needed repair. The area... More

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140 reviews 140 reviews
41 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This lodge is not the type that was built by the railroad like Paradise Lodge or Old Faithful Inn. It is smaller, and has gas logs in the lobby fireplace. Also it is newer and smaller than those other lodges. There is a very small gift shop and the park visitor center is upstairs. The visitor center is adequate, if... More

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Dakota, Illinois, Usa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view from the veranda and main deck of Glacier Bay Lodge looked out over Bartlett Cove where on both nights that we stayed there were Humpback whales swimming lazily about three hundred yards from shore. The second night we were there, the bright sun of the summer sky was shining on the still water, and we could hear them... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's too bad National Park Service has Aramark running all the great park lodges. You can always plan on mediocrity served up at high prices. Glacier Bay Lodge fits the model. We stayed here because it is a grand park lodge with grand views. You get picked up at the airport in a ratty bus with dirty windows that you... More

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 86 was stranded by fog at Glacier Bay Lodge 2 extra unplanned days. The staff at Glacier Bay Lodge turned around on a dime and accommodated our group as though they were expecting us, but in reality most of their people worked extra time {some all night 2 nights in a row} to provide wonderful meals and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are basic, but acceptable in a national park lodge, although my so-called "lake-view" room offered only glimpses of the lake through thick forest. However the food is terrible. The breakfast buffet is filled at 6.00 am for those taking the (fantastic) Glacier Bay tour and not refreshed, so by 8 am it is virtually inedible. Poor food and... More

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Fremont, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Conveniently located in Barlett Cove, clean, cozy rooms, gorgeous surroundings, excellent ranger programs, great restaurant, get to whale watch from the restaurant or the beach right on the property! Only downside - breakfast is buffet only at 13$ a pop with no ala carte choices.

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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*
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