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Murphy's Alaskan Inn

911 Fourth Avenue, Seward, AK 99664
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Ranked #11 of 15 hotels in Seward
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4 of 5 stars reviewed today
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Forch near Zürich
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The first impression, being a motel, was not very inviting, but then we ended up staying for three nights. We enjoyed the big room, even though we didn't use the kitchenette. I enjoyed the rather simple breakfast, compared to the American style breakfast, we had before.

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Huntington Beach, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
21 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked here because we were looking for a place that is within walking distance to the harbor so we can go on the Kenai Fjord Cruise the following morning. Primary reason for that is because I didn't want to pay for parking at the harbor. It is about a 10 to 15 minute walk I would say to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
106 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The worst aspect of our 2 night stay in Murphy's Inn, as others have observed, was the noise. Our first floor room in the new block suffered from being able to hear every footstep in the room above us with the added distraction of frequent plumbing sounds. Not conducive to a good night's sleep. Our bedroom was large, light and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I paid for one night to see the room before deciding about staying a second night. The room looked okay so I went back to the office and paid for the next night too. Next morning someone is trying to open the door. I'm in the bathroom so I can't answer the door. Instead, I assume it's housekeeping so I... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never written a bad review, but I thought I needed to warn others about this place. My husband and our 2 year old daughter missed our flight back to Colorado and were scrambling last minute to find something in Seward. Murphy's Inn was one of the only places with a room available--should have been a warning, but we... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you end up here, get the second floor, people walking upstairs and loud all night. First floor windows about two feet from the street with people walking by all night long. Doors with old fashioned key locks. Did not feel secure. Clean room, but outdated. Wifi available, but so slow it doesn't work. Ran out of coffee and meager... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Or at least make sure your room is in the 2 level building. Look at their site carefully to be sure you are not in the motel section which borders the street. It's very noisy. The rooms are tiny, but they are clean. They advertise Wi-Fi, but when you get there, they say it doesn't work in most parts of... More

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made reservations at this motel 2 months before our trip for one room that could accommodate 5 people. That is not always possible so I was really glad to find a place that could accommodate all of us. (I had made the reservations over the phone, directly with the motel and had an email confirmation.) When we arrived, we... More

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was very clean but dated. I thought it was on the water but is not. Can see the water over a ball field and a campground. Nice mountain scenery. Can hear every movement on floor above. Can walk to town but not as close as expected. Overall was adequate.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very nice little hotel in the middle of Seward, close to the downtown and various restaurants. In walking distance from Kenai Fjords visitor center and the harbor. Very good value for your money. Small selection for breakfast, friendly stuff.

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Address: 911 Fourth Avenue, Seward, AK 99664
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Location: United States > Alaska > Seward
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Murphys Hotel Seward

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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 Gas Barbeque Grill for our guests and a freezer for your fish. ... more   less 
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