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Glacier Bay Lodge

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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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Skane County, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at the lodge, it had all we needed for it to be a successful stay. Was picked up at the airport by their coach, it became a nice informative trip to the lodge. While there, we took the boat day trip to see the glaciers, it was cool to see all the wildlife and the color... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really nice staying here. The room was down to earth, cabin style. There was some vase though, some art on the walls, so it looked quite nice.The size was quite OK, high ceiling with beams. Clean and fresh. Would've settled with less, let's face it, you're not coming here for the room. The area is very nice,... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had a terrible stay here. When I got back home I called management with my concerns, but they fell on deaf ears. The problems are the following; 1. The shuttle to pick us up from the airport was an hour late. This despite us arranging transportation ahead of time. 2. We paid for a lake view room, but saw... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This national park lodge by far is my favorite to date. Rooms were clean with a view of Bartlett Cove. Two beds & a roll away with lights & a shower. I have stayed in many national park lodges & this is a jewel! Felt like I was ten years old again at church camp. Loved it!!!! We could hear... More 

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Oklahoma
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96 reviews 96 reviews
19 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

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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244 reviews 244 reviews
79 hotel reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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87 hotel reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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