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Taroka Inn
Ranked #14 of 14 Hotels in Seward
Reviewed August 30, 2012

This is a single story wood building that was apparently used as officer housing during WWII. It fits right in with the rest of the immediate area. This part of town is old and it looks it. That's not a bad thing. It has character.

The room we were in had a small kitchen and living room area. There was a bed in the living room area. There was a bedroom off the living room and another bedroom on the other side of the the first bedroom. The bathroom was in the first bedroom.

The place is creaky and the foundation was settled a good bit over the years; the front door to the place won't even open all the way anymore. Also, there is a bit of an aroma to the place that just smells like a really old house.

Now, having said all that, we were in Seward to fish. The Taroka was just a place to sleep. For that purpose, it was just fine. If you're hung up on the hotel being an important part of your visit to Seward then this might not be the place for you. However, if you want a very convenient place to stay that's just one block off the downtown Seward "strip", the Taroka will work for you.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

A 1970s style apartment with dark paneling and harvest gold appliances. If you are looking for a clean bed without concern of appearances, this is your place. Very friendly people who are accommodating. The rooms are more like little apartments off the main house. Just like home linens. If you want all the amenities, probably not the place for you.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2010

Sometime in the past this building was owned by the military and used as Officer’s Quarters, though I’m not sure what period that was. Whenever it was, I don’t think it has changed a whole lot since then. We were i unit #2. Very dark and gloomy but fairly roomy with two queen beds, a small kitchen area, and bath but awkwardly arranged with access to the bath through one of the bedrooms. The rooms had a “Glade” air freshener covering the musty smell with that sickeningly sweet smell that most air fresheners have. Unplugged the air freshener soon after arriving. The musty smell was better than the “fresh” smell. Some of the other rooms might possibly have been updated since the officers lived there, but don't think this one had been. The Crab Pot restaurant is right next door and, though we did not eat there, looked like a nice place and may have been connected in some way to the inn. WiFi worked fine as did the TV. Kitchen had gas stove, refrig, microwave, etc. but was somewhat cramped and not well supplied with dishes or utensiles. Price was $133 per night and, for that price or a little more, I'm sure there are better options.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2010

Perfect for family stay, got kitchen--cookware & everything. Right across to the best crab place I ever tried. Good find :)

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 9, 2010

A little run down with a bit of a 1950's vibe (like a lot of things in Seward), but a nice , albeit cramped, place for my family to chill between activities in Seward. Having a kitchen is a huge benefit so you don't get gouged for meals, and there is a gas stove, microwave, and toaster, along with cooking implements and a fridge, so you can really settle in- we didn't go to a restaurant the whole 3 days we were in Seward.

The lady on the phone is kind of gruff, but the guy who runs the place is super friendly and helpful. Good location, too. Just up the street from the Marine center and the boardwalk. Also, fast and free wifi.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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2  Thank gmaass
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Reviewed July 30, 2009

If you are looking for a luxury hotel, this is not it! That being said, we enjoyed our stay at Taroka Inn and would stay there again. We had a room that was like a small apartment. It had a separate bedroom, living area, and kitchen. Having a kitchen was great--there was a Safeway a 5 minute drive from the hotel, so we saved so much money on food. There were 2 queen beds, so it was good for bigger groups. The staff was very friendly. The place looks worn-down, but it is clean and comfortable. A few minute walk from the downtown area.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank colette424
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Reviewed September 23, 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Address: 233 3rd Avenue, PO Box 2448, Seward, AK
Location: United States > Alaska > Seward
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Ranked #14 of 14 Hotels in Seward
Price Range: $148 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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