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Murphy's Alaskan Inn

911 Fourth Avenue, Seward, AK 99664
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Ranked #8 of 15 hotels in Seward
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013
shelly861 Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

we loved coming here cuz we could bring our pet but not anymore. but its a great motel, with a great view of the bay easy walking trails down to the bay.easy waking distant to the small boat harbor and resturants

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ownerandgeneralmgr, Reservations/Front desk at Murphy's Alaskan Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We appreciate that you took the time to let us know how we are doing. Sorry about the new policy on pets. Warm regards, Sue More

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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

By writing this review, I know that I'll never be able to stay there again because it will be too popular. But they deserve the excellent review that I am about to give. I had wanted to stay at a different hotel. It was on the water. But, even though I was booking well in advance of the trip, just... More

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

I was not impressed when we drove up to the motel but once in the room it couldn't have been cleaner and our view of the mts. and water was awesome! It was a true Alaskan experience! One I would repeat!

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Reno nv
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night downstairs in the two story unit and it was horrible because we could hear every step, toilet flush, etc. the construction was cheaply and poorly done...no insulation between the floors. We were awake till the upstairs finally retired after midnite. We were moved to the upstairs for the next nite snd it was quieter. I suggest... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Stayed four nights here. Made reservations six months in advance so had fingers crossed. Was given room right next to office. Queen room with microwave, frig, etc. Room is quite small and cramped but clean and everything worked. Lots of foot traffic by room because of closeness to office. Bed was comforable also upgraded sheets and linens. We could see... More

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Stony Brook
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My wife and I spent two nights here during a recent visit to Seward, and we had no complaints. The beds were fine and the motel is located within walking distance of both Seward's "old town" and the area around the harbor. As others have noted, the motel is a basic, family-run place. The continental breakfast consists of juice, coffee,... More

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Shorewood, MN.
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19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Basic motel room, nothing special. Overpriced, like all lodging in Alaska. The staff, which I assumed were the motel owners who live onsite, were friendly and helpful. Don't worry about the bunnies in the parking lot. They are the owner's pets and seem not to get flattened by the cars in the parking lot.

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is a nice motel, at least for motel standards. The room was what one should expect: clean, fairly modern (looked built in 1999-ish), and included a fridge, decent Wi-Fi, and all standard amenities. Our room was a first-floor deluxe room, where the main selling point is the large window overlooking the harbor. The downsides of the room were that... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I have to give a big thumbs-up to the staff here--they are marvelous. However, I do want to warn potential customers to be wary of the Hotel's website. We were booked into a deluxe kitchenette, which shows a view of Resurrection Bay from the "private balcony with sliding door." Sadly, the pictures on the website and the description are misleading.... More

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88 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Because of the very friendly staff and clean rooms I am giving this 4 stars. If it was anywhere other than Seward I would classify it as "average". It is a very well maintained motel being it was built in the last 70's/80's. All of the staff were very friendly. The breakfast consisted of petite donuts, cinnamon roles, yogurt and... More

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Also Known As:
Murphy`s Alaskan Hotel
Murphy`s Alaskan Hotel Seward
Murphys Hotel Seward
Address: 911 Fourth Avenue, Seward, AK 99664
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Location: United States > Alaska > Seward
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 15 hotels in Seward
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Murphy’s Motel is located within a short walk to the Seward boat harbor. Offering great value for our customers. Our rooms all have queen beds, coffee makers, microwaves & refrigerators. Half of our rooms offer a spectacular view of Resurrection Bay, some with balconies. We also offer a Rooftop Bar B Q deck for our guests and a freezer for your fish. ... more   less 
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