We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 4 Gustavus hotels

Glacier Bay Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   179 Barlett Cove, Gustavus, AK 99826
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel amenities
Glacier Bay Lodge
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Save
You added Glacier Bay Lodge to your Saves list
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Gustavus
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014
Lynn W Oklahoma
Write a Review

141 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    44
    61
    19
    12
    5
See reviews for
27
71
11
1
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (31)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (141)
  • Mar-May only
    (1)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (103)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (33)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (4)
All months
Oklahoma
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Top Contributor
241 reviews 241 reviews
80 hotel reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
JedC
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sacramento, California
Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
86 hotel reviews
166 helpful votes 166 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Lincoln, Nebraska
2 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Glacier Bay Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Glacier Bay Lodge

Address: 179 Barlett Cove, Gustavus, AK 99826
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Alaska > Gustavus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Glacier Bay Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, Despegar.com and Odigeo so you can book your Glacier Bay Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Glacier Bay Hotel Gustavus
Glacier Bay Lodge Gustavus, Alaska

74 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (72)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (30)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay