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Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Valdez
Howard, Colorado
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280 reviews
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“Very nice room with a view of the harbor”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

The hotel is very conveniently located in the relatively small business area along the harbor. They have a very nice morning breakfast that opens at 6 am for the hot portion and around 5:30 am for the cold portion if you need to catch the 7 am ferry to Whittier. The room was large and very comfortable.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Right on the water with superlative views. Get the King Room, Harbor View - it's the best in the hotel. The restaurant, "Off the Hook", is the very best Valdez has to offer. The hotel does need a renovation, but this is overcome by great service and management. This is the best place to stay in Valdez, no doubt about it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed at this Best Western, and found it to be just like any other Best Western. No better nor worse. I do think however it is the best in the town of Valdez,, after talking to some other folks that stayed elsewhere. The room was clean and the staff nice. A little pricy for what you get, but when you are the only game in town I guess you can get away with it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorset, Vermont
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71 reviews
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

I had a good two-day stay at BW Valdez. The inn appears to be a renovated and modernized 70s era motel. Like a lot of things in Alaska, the inn was a bit overpriced, but a good breakfast was included. The buffet style breakfast included scrambled egg and omelette options, pancakes, French toast, waffles, sausage, juice, cereal, fruit, and baked goods. Laundry rates were reasonable.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

This motel is very conveniently located next to the small boat harbor of Valdez. If you are taking a Prince William Sound boat tour or a fishing expedition you can't ask for a more conveniently located motel. The motel itself is attractive and serviceable though it does have more of a major chain feel than do some other motels. This is not meant as a negative only to say it is efficient and well down, but lacks rustic charm. Nothing wrong with it.

The rooms were adequately sized for three adults plus our luggage. The queen size beds were comfortable, and the room and bathroom were very clean. There is no air conditioning so you need to open the window for ventilation. We were on the first floor but they provide a security lock to keep the window from being opened too far. There is a television and Internet. There is a restaurant attached to the motel but we did not eat there so I can't give any thoughts.

A typical hot breakfast was included in the room rate. They had the usual waffle maker, cereal, pastries, bagel/bread, juice, hot drinks, and so on. It was adequate though the seating space was a bit tight one of the mornings.

Overall a very decent motel to stay in while in Valdez. We were there for two nights in the middle of July. The motel seemed full both nights. Don't miss the brown bear in the lobby.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Iowa City, IA
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is the only hotel in town. Room was adequate size, but pretty stuffy. There is no air-conditioning. Breakfast was standard fare for a hotel of this type. But they had out some orange slices and once they were gone in the AM, they were never replenished. Othere fruit selections were canned and sweetened. Hot eggs were slightly better than the usuall processed scrambled eggs. There is no elevator, so many patorns had to lug their suitcases up the stairs. Hallway noise very loud in the rooms. Location is good to the harbor and other activities. Flowers in flower boxes were gorgeous!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We chose this hotel because it is the only decent choices in Valdez. Accommodation are very limited. The room was small. The choice of a large rolling chair at hte desk made it very difficult to access my size of the bed because of room size. There was alot of water damage to the ceiling. Room was noisy. You could easily hear guest outside the room and through the wall. Beds were very comfortable and the room was clean. We were stopped by a hotel maid in the hallway who asked us if she could help carry our bags. Never had that happen at a chain hotel before. Very courteous. Parking is limited. We had to walk in from another parking lot, but we were there during the Gold Rush Days when there was extra demand.

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Property: Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
Address: 100 Harbor Drive, P.O.Box 468, Valdez, AK 99686 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Valdez Harbor Inn)
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Location: United States > Alaska > Valdez
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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:3 star — Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 88
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