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The Van Gilder Hotel

308 Adams St., Seward, AK 99664
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Ranked #12 of 15 Hotels in Seward
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Seward, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This old hotel has been carefully modernized without altering the historic flavor for which it is famous. It was re-painted in 2014. The interior is like walking back into time. It is rumored that Fannie's ghost roams the halls on the second floor.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Have stayed here many times. This last visit the family stayed in the "Haunted" suite. No ghosts, but comfy beds, charming atmosphere and wonderful staff. Quiet and restful. Very clean and well maintained. Perfect Fall family getaway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stayed there 2 nights. No shuttle service to pick us up at the train depot. We took taxi to get there, but the hotel is actually not too far from depot. The room was small but very cozy and clean, even the public bathroom. I personally like their shampoo very much.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is one of the oldest buildings in Seward. The hotel is really charming and has a lot of character. The free parking is an added bonus. The walls are super thin. With super loud neighbors (it was the fourth of July), I really did not sleep well.

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Leawood, KS
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stayed at the Van Gilder three nights. It's historic so we expected quirks, which can sometimes be fun. No screens/fan or elevators, keep that in mind. We had a second floor room (206) with a double bed and murphy bed (we knew this going in). We didn't expect the room to be quite as small as it actually was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Great cute hotel with clean rooms! Enjoyed Seward in this little historic hotel situated in a great place in town. Near the bars and marine life center. Parents loved it. Will definitely take people there again.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

we had one of those Alaskan saver coupon books that offered buy one night, get one night free. That was totally worth it. If we had paid the full price for both nights, I would have been a bit disappointed as I don't think it would have been worth it. The location is amazing, I loved parking our car and... More

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our pre-cruise night at the Van Gilder which was built in 1916 and, we'd guess, remodeled about 80 years ago. Since then it has been well maintained. To be sure, there are some more recent changes such as modern interior doors, newish plumbing fixtures, and TVs. The hotel is perfectly comfortable. No breakfast is provided here but... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had to stay overnight in Seward, AK for the boat tour the next day, so we booked this hotel online. The hotel was expensive, and did not have the amenities one expects at this price point. The rooms were small, with thin walls and outdated décor. The mattresses and bedding were terrible. There was no free breakfast. We didn't... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed for one night since my husband was fishing for a day in Seward. We arrived very late, around 1:00 am, since our flight was delayed and we had to drive from Anchorage. We had called ahead to let them know and they were waiting for us. There is no elevator, so if you are on an upper level... More

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Address: 308 Adams St., Seward, AK 99664
Location: United States > Alaska > Seward
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Number of rooms: 23
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