Brass Lantern B&B gets an A+ rating from our family. The B&B provides outstanding views of the soaring peaks across Resurection bay from Seward. The location is superb, located just a couple of blocks from the best part of downtown. We were in need of doing some laundry, and finding a Laundromat downtown (just 1 block away) was also very convenient. The B&B is set up as a completely separate set of rooms with its own entrance separate from the main house. The rooms are extremely comfortable and well appointed. The towels were plentiful and fluffy. There was plenty of room for the family to spread out comfortably. The kitchen is very well stocked for breakfast (which you have at your leisure and on your own as opposed to being hosted together with other guests, and we preferred this independent set up). All of the reading material and videos about Alaska were an added plus. Maureen is a very gracious host. She suggested that I purchase a $20 coupon book sold by the local teen/youth center to aid with their efforts. I admit I was somewhat reluctant, but Maureen matter-of-factly pointed out the benefits, including the observation that her own Brass Lantern B&B has a $10 coupon in the book and thus the coupon book would only cost me $10. So somewhat reluctantly, I went for it. This turned out to provide us with incredible savings over the next two days. Our already planned activities included the Sea Life Center, Christos Restaurant for local seafood, horseback riding, an all-day cruise to see the glaciers and wildlife, and parking for a day while we were out on the cruise --- through the coupon book our total savings for these two days of already planned activities came to about $175!
We ourselves rent out a second home for vacationers, and through this experience we have a good sense for a proprietor who runs a good shop and one who doesn’t. The Brass Lantern B&B is terrific. But more importantly, your trip to Seward will be enriched by a stay in this B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A home away from home describes our cottage-style bed & breakfast. Featuring a private apartment with a patio entrance & deck. Two cozy bedrooms, kitchen, bath, comfortable sitting area. A hearty continental breakfast is served in-suite. This unit is not shared with others and has views of the Chugach Mountains & Resurrection Bay. Close to shopping, dining, fishing, hiking. ... more less