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Glacier Bay Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   179 Barlett Cove, Gustavus, AK 99826
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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135 reviews 135 reviews
86 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main lodge is very nice and the lobby is welcoming and cozy. The restaurant is adequate and the service is friendly and accommodating. Rooms are good-sized, clean, quiet, and adequately appointed. And pif course, the location is stunningly beautiful. But it is the mattress from hell. The mattress is so bad, it is hard to even comfortably lay down... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the lodge and would go back at the drop of a hat. I'm from California, where you have to fight crowds in the parks. There are very few places this beautiful that you can get to without backpacking where you can enjoy the degree of isolation I found at Glacier Bay. Most of the time I had the... More

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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice large very clean rooms. NO TV! No cell service. Wifi in lobby . Peace and quiet is all you get but all you want at somewhere this beautiful. Staff is super nice and eager to please. Take the Forest Trail hike (.7 miles) it is breathtaking! Views from Beach are wonderful. Restaurant was very good and prices were... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent 4 days here. I thought it was heaven on earth. I'm a little stunned by some of the negative reviews. Ooooh, I looked out my window and my view was of trees, Oooo my food wasn't cooked by Wolfgang Puck and served by a professional waiter, Oooh.... My Wifi doesn't work. Are you kidding me, Wifi? Why on... More

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Eagan, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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