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The Van Gilder Hotel
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Seward
Reviewed July 2, 2012

We were able to reserve the "Ghost" suite at the last minute at a very good rate (for the summer). As Alaskans, it can be difficult to get reservations at good rates. The rooms were clean and everything worked. The staff were friendly, well informed and all our needs were met with alacrity. We had use of the kitchen to store food and cook. The Continental breakfast was well stocked. I cooked a steak I purchased and eggs were provided by the hotel. Fresh cookies were provided throughout the day, as well as hot coffee. Wonderful experience. 4 stars.

Room Tip: The Ghost suite has a very good view of the mountains and Resurrection. Bay.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

We were not sure of what to expect in the Van Gilder, but were pleasantly surprised. We had no view at all out of our room, but didn't seem to mind. There is a kitchen they let you have access to and one day we actually got yummy homemade cookies made by the staff. There is a very tiny parlor with a few breakfast items in the morning and a nice place to play some cards. Next door is the movie theater if you are in the mood for a flick. We got a room with our own bathroom. All hotels are crazy-expensive in Alaska during summer. We found the best deal here at the Van Gilder. We spent one night at the Windsong in Seward and felt a little ripped off by the crazy price there.

Room Tip: We were on the first floor. We could hear people above us and every flush of toilet/shower, but did...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

We used a 2-for-1 coupon and spent two nights at the Van Gilder. Room was on the small side, but comfortable and cozy. It was showing its age quite a bit, but that didn't prevent us from having a very positive experience there. We stayed on the second floor, just above the front desk.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

The place is stealing from the customers, when you leave to eat they go in and steal anything they can get. I made a police report but the police say they can't do any thing. So. Don't be like me and say at the Van Glider, this is from an Alaskan that lives in Anchorage.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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3  Thank Akhandyman
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Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

Excellent service. Great location. Friendly staff with guidance needed.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

When we first stepped out of the car, we were warmly greeted by a young man who promptly carried our luggage from the vehicle to our rooms. This was the beginning of a great two night stay. The manager and staff were accommodating and went out of their way to make our stay a comfortable one. Where else can you enjoy your breakfast in the hotel lobby in your PJ's! Fresh homemade cookies were served each evening and a continental breakfast awaited us each morning. Loved the hospitality the staff showed...and so enjoyed all the historical memorabilia on the walls and throughout the hotel. So enjoyed our visit!!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

My family and I stayed at the Van Gilder in July of 2011 we had a great time, the decor is charming Victorian, the room we had was comfortable with a great view of the Mountains, Resurrection bay and town. Breakfast was good for a light continental. And the community kitchen was a huge plus for our family. We will be back and recommend the van Gilder and the gracious staff to all of our friends.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Van Gilder Hotel

Address: 308 Adams St., Seward, AK 99664
Location: United States > Alaska > Seward
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Seward
Price Range: $142 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Van Gilder Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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