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Glacier Bay Lodge

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179 Barlett Cove, Gustavus, AK 99826
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We arrived at the lodge at 6.45am in the morning instead of the previous evening due to a ferry delay.Just in time for a quick breakfast as we had to catch the boat for the Glacier Bay Tour. Could have missed breakfast as was a limited buffet, scrambled eggs were average and not a very extensive cereal selection. Also had... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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204 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The rooms were quite spacious and clean. The rooms are located in midst the national park surrounded by trees and nice vegetation. It was very quiet. Very convenient location. Would definitely stay there again.

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Los Angeles, California
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90 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Alaska attracts very different types, many of them drawn by the abundant animal life, which some hope to catch or kill and others want just to observe and photograph. If you are one of the former, there are plenty of fishing inns and hunting lodges where you will fit right in. If you're one of the latter, there is no... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This property is located in a national park and is touted as 'eco-tourism'. Rooms are basic and located around a central reception/dining/lounge building, accessed via boardwalks. As a general comment, staff were efficient but service was average. If you are looking for remoteness and solitude, then this place is ideal.

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We stayed at Glacier Bay Lodge in July of 2015 with our two ten-year-old children. It was a spectacular place to feel immersed in the beauty of Glacier Bay. We took the boat tour, which is amazing, and it was wonderful for the kids to have access to the nature center/ranger station right in the building. The restaurant is a... More 

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Jeff B, General Manager at Glacier Bay Lodge, responded to this review

It is great to hear that your 10-year-old children enjoyed the lodge and park. It is a surprisingly great place for kids, especially the tide pools and whales. As you say, it is magical! Thank you for staying with us and writing a review. Jeff Bell Glacier Bay Lodge General Manager More 

Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Despite 2 solid days of cold rain and limited visibility this was a great 3 days spent at Glacier Bay Lodge. The rooms are clean and comfortable - will be nice when they replace the saggy mattresses as promised. The common lounge area is comfortable and the dining room offers great views of the bay. We were at the lodge... More 

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Jeff B, General Manager at Glacier Bay Lodge, responded to this review

We agree - the lack of cell service is a great thing about this location! It is a perfect chance to unwind and get away from it all. We are glad to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed the service. Although it being the end of the year, we do our best to provide a full menu... More 

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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This was a lovely place to stay. The rooms are cozy - not too big, but with all the modern amenities. They had a rustic feel to them, including a nice, woody (not musty) smell. Rooms were clean and comfortable. If you're doing activities in Glacier Bay National Park, especially the boat day tour, this is a great location. The... More 

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Jeff B, General Manager at Glacier Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the informative review and for the compliments about our staff. We have a great team of employees here and it is nice to see them in comments. You are right that this is the best location in the area. We have hiking trails right off the doorstep, and watching a sunset from the back deck is unforgettable.... More 

Waco, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

You are here for the scenery. No cell phone service and never could retrieve my email. But there is land line service. Food was good at dinner. We bought the pre-paid Buffett breakfast vouchers. Useful as waiters/waitresses can be slow bringing a bill. Wonderful wait staff but they are all young, personable but still learning. Take the Glacier Bay tour... More 

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Thank Carter H
Jeff B, General Manager at Glacier Bay Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you had an excellent time at the Glacier Bay Lodge. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and had great service. Hopefully we will see you again someday! Jeff Bell General Manager More 

Jackson, New Jersey
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Glacier Bay Lodge reminded me of a miniature Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone. Lots of wood in the lobby along with a huge fireplace ( gas powered, however). Our cabin was roomy enough, but the mattress was a bit hilly. The food was good, but costly, as you might expect. We were there on August 21, and left the following... More 

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Jeff B, Manager at Glacier Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We agree that being in the middle of the park, with the visitor center in the lobby, is a cool experience. For next year, we are getting new mattresses and upgrading the rooms. I hope you are able to make it back in... More 

Louisville
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68 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

You will be met at the airport by the Lodge's bus, for the slow 25 minute drive. Here’s what else you need to know about staying at the Glacier Bay Lodge run by national park concessionaire Aramark: --There is absolutely no cell phone service. --Data service is weak and only in the lobby and only when not too many other... More 

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Jeff B, Manager at Glacier Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the informative review. Glacier Bay is very isolated and that is one of the great joys of being here and your information will help people coming here in the future. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Jeff Bell General Manager More 

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