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“Best place in Valdez” 3 of 5 stars
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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Harbor Drive, P.O.Box 468, Valdez, AK 99686   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Valdez
Bradenton, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Best place in Valdez”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

We have stayed here a few years ago and were pleasantly surprised to see the rooms have all been upgraded, new carpeting, linens and bathrooms. The rooms are large and functional. We were lucky to have a room facing the harbor so we could watch boats come and go and also the sea otters playing about. The hotel is located right in Valdez so everything is within walking distance. It is also located next to the Stan Stephens Glacier Cruise excursion, a great day trip. The breakfast was just average but the restaurant was very good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I gave this hotel a three star only because it is an older hotel . We would stay here again!.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

We stayed at the Best Western hotel i Valdez based on reccommendations from our friends, We were less than impressed at the accommodations. The restuant at the hotel was over priced based on our and other reviews. No Name Pizza was a great place to get a decent evening meal.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Long Island, NY
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81 reviews 81 reviews
63 hotel reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Typical good quality chain hotel. Clean rooms. Good breakfast in lobby. Great location by small boat harbor. Although they cater to tour bus groups, we, as independent travelers did not feel overwhelmed. We had a problem with a chamber maid who serviced the room while our son was still sleeping. We brought it to the manager's attention. They took it seriously and compensated us appropriately. Hotel is walking distance to Dock Pt. hiking trail where eagles abound, and there are stunning views across the water.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

My Dad and I stayed one night at the Best Western in Valdez. We found our room clean and modern, with comfortable beds and nice furnishings. The lady at reception reccomended driving out to the fishery to watch bears fishing for salmon and the salmon spawning which was fascinating to watch (although I won't be eating salmon for a long time!). From the road, we watched black bears across the stream fishing which was one of our highlights of our Alaska trip.

Breakfast was okay, the breakfast room was too small and was a little crowded. We had dinner at the pub which was yummy fresh halibut and fries. Valdez was one of my favourite places to visit.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aptos, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Nice modern motel in the heart of Valdez. Our tour of Prince William sound left from the dock just steps from the hotel.We could watch the otters in the water. The grounds were alive with black rabbits. Clean and friendly place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Trust me when i tell you this is the place you want to stay in Valdez. We wanted to do the bed and breakfast thing - what a mistake in Valdez. Best western was much cleaner and really the only nice place to stay there. The restaurant there in the hotel was also VERY good.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sittard, The Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

For Alaska this hotel is quite alright. Somewhat large and therefore rather impersonal.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100 Harbor Drive, P.O.Box 468, Valdez, AK 99686
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Location: United States > Alaska > Valdez
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Valdez
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Valdez Harbor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 88
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