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Glacier Bay Lodge

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179 Barlett Cove, Gustavus, AK 99826
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Beautiful location, the room was clean, but extremely simple room (motel 6 style) - no dresser at all. No wifi in the room, just the lobby of the lodge, but then it was extremely slow or didn't work at all. The staff said "it doesn't work very well if there's more than a few people on it. Also, no cell... More 

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western North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good, clean rooms with access to the lodge. Great place to stay when going on the glacier boat or a whale watching boat. Quiet, peaceful area in great location for hiking or kayaking.They provide transportation to airport or city docks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for two nights at Glacier Bay Lodge. This place could use a mini face lift. The rooms are very basic and dated. No TV, cell service and minimum wifi only in lobby. That being said, this place is in a beautiful location right on Bartlett Cove and a quick walk to the boat dock for the Glacier Bay... More 

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Jeff B, General Manager at Glacier Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank for the thorough review of the lodge. Reviews like this are very helpful for people planning a trip to Glacier Bay. You mention that the lodge could us a mini-facelift and that is in the works. We just signed a 10-year contract and have plans in the near future to do some renovations, but it will still retain the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not expecting 4 star accommodations and I didn't get that. However, the room was spacious and comfortable even if sparse. The food was very good for a national park hotel. The location was great. The staff was very good. Good that the NPS center was in the hotel. Some negatives were the fact that for every meal, one had... More 

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Jeff B, General Manager at Glacier Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank for your staying with us at the Glacier Bay Lodge this summer and for writing a review. We appreciate the positive comments and feedback. Regarding the boardwalks, over the next few years they will be torn out and replaced so that will improve the overall walking experience. Hopefully we will see you again someday! Thanks again, Jeff Bell -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights and had a good visit. Staff were really good and friendly. Rooms were okay but need a little TLC......Good clean to remove mold around the shower and replace a exhaust fan which didn't work real well would be a great start. Transport to and from airport was good. The location is great. The lounge area in the... More 

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Jeff B, General Manager at Glacier Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and the feedback on the lodge. In the near future we will be making renovations to the rooms and lobby. You are right that the location on the cove is unbeatable, and having the visitor upstairs is unique for a national park lodge. You are immersed in nature while at the Glacier Bay Lodge. Thank... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Room was great. Transportation always Available and on time. View wonerful. Workers outstanding. Only problem was a miscommunication about our guided kayak day trip. They did not have a record of it at the lodge but the agency that does their bookings had it and had not communicated with the lodge or kayak guide. We were able to go on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We stayed in Glacier Bay Lodge for 6 nights in June. First the good stuff: The location is beautiful, the rain forest, and wildlife is amazing. Everyone at the hotel is very nice. But the hotel itself has seen better days. It's shabby, run-down and not very clean. The lobby furniture (lovely view) looks like it's been there for way... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We enjoyed our stay in the Glacier Bay Lodge. The rooms are cozy with a rustic feel, woody smell. Rooms were clean and comfortable. No televisions in the rooms, this was positive for us since we were there to enjoy nature! We enjoyed walking the beach, skipping rocks and the hiking trails that you can access from the lodge. Great... More 

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Jeff B, General Manager at Glacier Bay Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you had a great time at Glacier Bay, and thank you for the review. Reviews like yours help people plan their trips and get a feel for what they will experience. As you say, Glacier Bay is a great way to escape from TV, phones and internet for a bit and get back to nature, which is... More 

Bloomfield, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

So glad we chose the Lodge for our hotel. Certainly wouldn't want to be back in town. Feels like you are already in the wilds. Ranger walks are informative. Day long boat trip into Glacier Bay was worth every penny. Thought we would have down time but sightings of whales seal, otter, brown bear, mtn goat and multiple glaciers kept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I stayed at the lodge so that I could take the Glacier Bay boat tour. The lodge is EXTREMELY rustic which I wasn't quite expecting but it was still fine. The tour of Glacier Bay is not to missed no matter the cost!

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Glacier Bay Lodge

Address: 179 Barlett Cove, Gustavus, AK 99826
Location: United States > Alaska > Gustavus
Price Range: $225 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Glacier Bay Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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Glacier Bay Hotel Gustavus
Glacier Bay Lodge Gustavus, Alaska
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