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Review of Dredge No.7 Inn

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Dredge No.7 Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Nome B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

I have experienced all of the lodging options in Nome and none can compare to the Dredge #7. It would be a great place to stay in any other location as well.

Judy, the owner, is one of the most genuinely thoughtful people I have ever met, in or out of the hotel business. She goes out her way to make your stay more comfortable. I can't say enough about her or the Inn that she has built...even if it makes it more difficult to get a reservation :)

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank cliffton_west
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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

I travel to Nome occasionally for work and have found this to be the best place to stay if you want peace and quiet. It is far from the loud bars and town for that matter. It is within a long walk of town if the weather is decent, and if not the taxis will pick up at this location for a larger fee than those right in town. The accommodations were clean and nice and you have access to a full kitchen and living room (shared with other guests).

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jennifer C
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Winchester, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

I recently spent nine days at the Dredge 7 Inn. It was a wonderful experience, with a great room and local flair! The jeeps are an added bonus! I wouldn't stay anywhere else, as Doug and Judy are the most gracious hosts ever!!! Kim

Room Tip: The Pioneer room is the best!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Kim S
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Dutch Harbor, Alaska
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

We have stayed at Dredge 7 several times and have always been happy with the experience. The setting is unique, clean and friendly. The rooms are well cared for and accommodations are very comfortable with good internet service and a even a small fridge in every room. Fellow guests have always been nice and courteous. Thank you Dredge 7! Bill G

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Alaska339
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New York, New York
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Dredge No. 7 Inn in Nome describes itself as a "new state-of-the-art lodging . . . with historical turn of the century ambiance." Physically, this is a fair description. We stayed in the Pioneer Suite for three nights; this is one of the suites that share a commons area. Our room was small (the private bathroom was across the hall), but the shared commons was large, comfortable, and had a complete, well-appointed kitchen. (The guests in the other room that shares the commons area were able to cook a large, celebratory dinner for ten or twelve without problems.) The wifi is temperamental, but we found that a neighbor's wifi worked just fine. We preferred to buy food (the AC Value Center nearby is well-stocked) and cook breakfast and lunch for ourselves (each room has its own refrigerator) , and the inn was well set up for that. The inn is 5/8 mile from the Nome city limits, but it is about another 3/4 mile to the one and only commercial street in town. It's about a 30 minute walk; ok in good weather for the fit, but not a welcome thought in the dark or for the not-so-fit. We did not reserve a car when we made our room reservation. Once we arrived and realized that we would like a car for one day of our stay, the web site for the inn had no facility for reserving a car apart from making a room reservation. We ultimately reached Judy by cell phone, and confirmed that a car was available for the day we wanted. When that day arrived, however, no one was available to deliver the car, handle paperwork, etc. We had left both phone messages and email messages on the previous day, and the morning of the day in question, but received no response. We finally saw a man outside getting into a car, ran after him, and explained the situation. This turned out to be Mr. Martinson, the co-owner, who was apologetic and helpful, and who gave us the car and keys on the understanding that we would straighten out the paperwork later in the day. He explained that Judy was out of town running the weigh scales at an urgent road repair site (no cellphone service there). Given the state of the Nome economy (very depressed), and the cost of living there (very high), it would be surprising to find a full-time innkeeper in an establishment this small. However, since it is eminently foreseeable that inn guests will have questions, last-minute needs, etc., the inn needs to have a better backup system for communications. Had we not tracked down Mr. Martinson by chance, we would have had no car although we had been promised one. Aside from our one sighting of Mr. Martinson, we had no personal contact with the management. Information about our room was left on a bulletin board at the entrance, our car rental papers were left on the bed for us to sign and return to a drop box, and our invoice was also left in the room, with an explanation that all billing was handled online; if we had wanted to change credit cards, we could have done so, but only via an email exchange. Nevertheless, if I return to Nome I will call Dredge No. 7 Inn first. The alternatives -- Nugget Inn, Aurora Inn, and Polaris Hotel -- all have serious drawbacks. If you are a self-sufficient guest, Dredge No. 7 is clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. With respect to restaurant meals, the Bering Sea restaurant was our clear first choice. Its menu is Japanese-American, it was quite clean, and it served good simply-cooked food without pretensions. Its dining room has a great view of the Bering Sea. There is a new bakery/seafood restaurant that is open weekends only; our meal there was very good, but its hours and menu are very restricted. Bering Tea Co., a promising new tea and coffeehouse, has plans to serve meals, but had not yet begun to do so.

Room Tip: Pioneer and Frontier Suites share the commons. If you want to cook your own meals, try to get one o...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Ann L
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Vermont, U.S.A.
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

It's a bit of a quandry to write a review on this inn....
First the "view" of the inn posted on their website leads you to believe it sits in a pristine location on the edge of the tundra....... Well, maybe it did when first built but now the "yard" contains a cluster- ____ of not so pretty metal debris, outbuildings, etc. If you can overlook look the mess, you'll be just fine.....
Inside, everything is very quaint, clean, and quiet...... We spent 3 nights in the Dredge Master Suite and it more then met our needs. Judy was most gracious in fulfilling our request to have our room available prior to 3 PM for personal reasons, and that is greatly appreciated.....
Where I have a bit of a beef is in dealing with Judy, who does not make herself readily available to her guests (and there is noone else to talk to....) and whose first priority is not the comfort and welfare of her guests...
My reservation was made the prior fall, and at that time I wrote that we would want to rent a car the entire time of our visit, as the inn is located outside of the town proper (and further then the 5/8 mile that their website states.....) and our plans included driving the full lengths of each of the three highways - one each day....... Judy's confirmation e-mail acknowledged our arrival on June 22 and departure on June 25 and, "We will reserve a car for you on those dates..." (I am holding the hardcopy e-mail in my hand as I write this, so no refuting of this matter on the part of the inn owner please.) Several days before leaving home for Alaska, I sent Judy an e-mail to reconfirm the room and car rentals..... Her return e-mail stated that there must have been some miscommunication (on my part.........) and a car was only available for us on our arrival date and the following day..... What to do for transportation for our 3rd day and the following departure day????? SHE DID NOT CARE........ It was what it was. Needless to say I was not happy, given what our plans where for visiting the area. (You could see the "town" in less then 1/2 a day.)
What I did not realize at the time was that Judy was directly renting us a vehicle, and that the rental was not with the two businesses in town that rent vehicles.....
When we arrived at the airport, I was at a loss as to how I was to get to the inn - where was my rental vechicle? When I called the inn, Judy informed me I had to take a taxi to the inn, to get to my rental.... O.K..... $20.
At the inn, when I called Judy to discuss the matter, she was less then gracious about meeting with my husband and I, proclaiming she was too busy to be bothered... Face to face, she informed me that if I did not like the way things were, I was free to leave and "good luck finding any place else to stay..." (Rooms in other places were completely booked for various reasons.)
It had been suggested that we could book a tour day with Nome Discovery Tours (Richard Beneville) on that Sunday and we could go to the visitor center to get the information to do this.... FORTUNATELY we were able to contact Richard, and he made himself available to tour the Nome-Teller road, to the tune of $400+ (with the tip), alot more $$$$ then the $100 for the jeep rental for the day.... {One might wonder if this is all pre-planned as a means of providing clients for the Nome businesses.} IF he had not been available, we would have been screwed into sitting in our room all day and evening as an acute medical condition prevented us from being able to "hike" any distances...
The vehicle keys were unceremoniously removed from our possession at 9 PM Saturday night.... Sunday morning, while in the front lobby, I started talking with another couple who had been staying at the inn several days already. Our conversation revealed the fact that this family had also been told a vehicle was reserved for them, but wasn't. They were at the mercy of having to hike into town several times a day for their meals (fortunately they were healthy enough to do so.....) or pay for taxi each time - $$$$$$$$$ for a Nome business.... BUT - they were going to get a car THAT day, and guess what? It was the 2-door JEEP that was our vehicle, now being given to them.......
In talking to a town person, it became clear Judy does not have enough vehicles to accommodate her clients if she has multiple rooms rented at the same time, and so juggles what she has amongst her clients..
In talking to yet another guest, it became clear that there are other issues concerning the way Judy runs her inn, but I think you can get the "picture" with the car rental situation....

On a postive note, Richard Beneville is an absolute delight, most knowledgeable about everything and anything to do with Nome, gives a most thorough tour and truly cares about his clients - their comfort and their satisfaction. Well worth spending a day with.

AIRPORT PIZZA is THE place to go to for meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner! Excellent varied menu and ALL the wait staff are super friendly, consciencious and accommodating.

Make sure you see the Carrie McLain Museum.

Summary - Dredge # 7 Inn a nice place to stay, but DON'T RENT YOUR VECHICLE DIRECTLY FROM JUDY!

Room Tip: Avoid the room located right next to the common area. Another guest told me she was woken early eve...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank LSRapp
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Property: Dredge No.7 Inn
Address: 1700 Teller Highway, Nome, AK 99762
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Location: United States > Alaska > Nome
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Nome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn is located approximately 1.5 miles from the Nome airport in a quiet, private, secure location with guest parking. This area is serviced by several local cab companies. The Inn also has vehicle rentals for its guests. There is also a bike path for the short walk to Nome. Twenty six suites with different setups for all guests. All Suites have access to cooking facilities, either inroom or in commons areas. ... more   less 
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