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Glacier Bay Lodge

2.0 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 February 27, 2014
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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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Ontario Can
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I spent 2 days last July at the lodge. Very friendly staff, clean and good food. If your coming for a Hyatt or a Hilton, this isn't it. What you get is a Beautiful National park with rooms. Rustic could be a word, but it isn't rundown. I was comfortable and enjoyed myself. Who would stay in their room here... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Great wildlife, excitement and peace. Lodge needs updates. Proximity to water and trails a great asset. Friendly staff. Kayaking and whales in abundance. Knowlwdgeable park service. All safety precautions discussed. Care and concern for not only the natural neauty of the parks ecosystem but for the guests visiting.

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Coldwater, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed at the lodge in August 2013. There was not enough seating on the old bus to take us to the lodge. People were told to crouch down or sit on the floor for the 15-20 minute drive. The rooms were adequate. Keep in mind no TV or radio. The dining room was sadly understaffed and some food and... More

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Lodge: We did the all-inclusive package with the lodge and boat tour - two nights at the lodge, breakfast and dinner included, and a day cruise around Glacier Bay. The rooms were simple, and probably fairly described as "campy" (as we saw in another review), but clean and spacious with a large view window (we had a "forest view" room,... More

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Lexington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

6 of us stayed here for two nights, three days. We signed up for the all-inclusive package, including rooms, meals, all day boat tour of Glacier Bay, and transportation from and back to the airport. Our driver going to the lodge was great - told us about the area, about the lodge, the all day boat tour, and was very... More

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Henderson, NV
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Glacier Bay Lodge - Glacier Bay National Park We spent two nights at Glacier Bay Lodge inside Glacier Bay National Park on the all-inclusive two-night package through Aramark. The package includes room, meals, transfer to and from the airport, and an all-day boat tour of Glacier Bay. When we arrived at the Alaska Airlines terminal in Gustavus a driver greeted... More

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Auburn, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Presently run by Aramark, the food service at this lodge left much to be desired. At $30 a plate, both the salmon and halibut entrees were pretty tasteless and were not as described on the menu. The crabcakes, while being very good, came with a different amount of aioli each day. No one bothered to ask us if we enjoyed... More

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Anaheim, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Yes the lodge is dated, but it more than makes up for it with its location and cleanliness. Very few staff members weren't friendly while most of the employees went out of their way to accommodate our needs in a courteous and professional manner. It was a bit of a nuisance not to have cell service and a good wi-fi... More

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nsw
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Agree with Atrebates review, the pickup service was good, but from then on it was delays and poor service. After checking in eventually, the only time we could get a dinner reservation was 8:30, after waiting over half an hour and standing at the entrance so we wouldn't be forgotten we finally got a table. The wait continued for the... More

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Hamphire UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Glacier Bay Lodge has the benefit of being next to the dock for early start Glacier Bay tours - its about 20 minutes from the airport at Gustavus and other lodges - and it appears to be complacently relying on this fact for it's survival. We only had two nights here as part of a special birthday 3-week tour of... More

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Also Known As:
Glacier Bay Hotel Gustavus
Glacier Bay Lodge Gustavus, Alaska
Address: 179 Barlett Cove, Gustavus, AK 99826
Location: United States > Alaska > Gustavus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Gustavus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Glacier Bay Lodge 2*
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