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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 1 week ago
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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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Oklahoma
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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80 hotel reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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86 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Seattle
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Stayed there 2 nights in the end of July. It's in a very rural location. Hotel was nice, close to the bay, hiking trails, and a great boat tour. Food was not bad, however since it's so rural, you have to eat breakfast lunch and dinner here, because there is no other place to get it. Customer service was strange.... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were quite disappointed when we visited Glacier Bay Lodge. I was told when I booked our package that meals were included. When we arrived, we were told they were not. They did give us vouchers for breakfast. There was only one restaurant and the first night we ate there, at both the table next to us and our table... 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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Glacier Bay Lodge Gustavus, Alaska

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