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“Awesome Alaskan Vacation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alaska Saltwater Lodge

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Alaska Saltwater Lodge
Ranked #19 of 44 Seward B&B and Inns
Edgartown, Massachusetts
1 review
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“Awesome Alaskan Vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

We totally and completely LOVED our stay at Saltwater Lodge. I wish we could have stayed for another week. The accommodations were perfect, plenty of room in our suites for the entire family to feel comfortable and relaxed. The staff was fantastic, always friendly and helpful. Breakfast in the mornings got our day off to a great start and sunny smile from Lexi. My oldest wants to go back and work there next summer. We just want to go back!!! Kathleen, I can't thank you enough for making our family vacation a truly memorable one!

Room Tip: If you've got a large family, choose the up and down suites (A/B/C and D/E).
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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1 Thank Mom1runner
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

This was our second time staying at the Lodge and I hope not the last! I would definitely return to this jewel of a spot on Resurrection Bay. It's convenient to Seward but far enough away that you have plenty of privacy with quick access to an amazing beach and spectacular view. The Lowell Point unpaved road slows your driving pace (a good thing) and is super for walking or jogging. The staff is very accommodating and on our last morning we chatted over a deliciously healthy breakfast with one of the owner's and a guest for nearly an hour about many things Alaska and Seward.

Sure, there's no television, or turn down service, but that can be for other trips! The fridge and microwave came in quite handy and plenty of clean towels and linens were provided up front.

Room Tip: Try to get a water view if you can! It's fantastic!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gregory L
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Flower Mound, Texas
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410 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Our room didn't face the water and that is the only bad thing we can say about our stay. The staff was quite helpful. The room was nice. The view at Breakfast was amazing. It was quite nice to walk off dinner on the shoreline behind the lodge.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tdhat
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cumberland, rhode island
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

As we arrived in Seward, I was nervous about the Saltwater Lodge. I had made my reservations many months in advance and had never received a written confirmation despite several requests via phone and email. So, after driving on the long dirt road to arrive at the Lodge, I was relieved to see our name on the white board. We had a large room upstairs - the room was very basic but it had a great view of the water. The kids enjoyed sitting and watching the sea otters practically right outside our window. It was also a perfect spot to see boats as they come and go into Seward. However, the surrounding neighborhood is run down and there is a trailer park just down the street. The breakfast was very basic (do it yourself toast/english muffins, coffee, oatmeal, juice & fruit). It was an ok place to stay for one night but more than that and even the otters would get old.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hockeymom927
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Butte, Montana
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

The lodge is beautiful, but it's simple. Everything you need is available, but the spectacular part about this lodge is the view. It sits on a spit that overlooks the harbor, and I swear the owners seed the oysters on the bank off the deck, because we had sea otters all three days we were there and rarely saw them anywhere else on the harbor coast. In addition, a humpback whale and calf were breaching maybe 200 yards off our deck, and the HUGE picture windows made it possible to enjoy the view even when it was cold and wet outside. Seward was a true highlight of my Alaska trip, and this lodge and the tour run by the owners were a large part of the reason.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mary S
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Durham, North Carolina
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88 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

The room is just a double (?) bed and tiny bathroom. There is no A/C and no TV, but you probably won't need either. The bed was small but comfortable. This is not like a normal hotel. They do not provide shampoo/ conditioner/ lotion nor do they do any room cleaning until you checkout. If you need towels, tissues, blankets, etc. just ask- the staff is very friendly. The suites are much larger (as is the price) and might have TVs- not sure. The suites also have a great view of the harbor. There is a continental breakfast, but it is pretty small (or I got there late?): just toast and bowl of fruit. There is coffee and hot chocolate available for much of the day. The common deck overlooks the harbor for outstanding views. Whales, bald eagles, sea otters, harbor seals all around. When you are in town, get a few snacks and toiletries for back at the hotel. Important note: the room walls are THIN. You hear a lot through these walls (ie- Mr. Barfy pants next door). Keep your own bathroom door shut for some extra noise protection coming from the adjacent room

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kv52
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Level Contributor
146 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights and loved it. The owner Kathleen knocked on our door our last day to tell us there were humpback whales right out our deck breaching and feeding. She did not have to do that and was in my opinion going above and beyond. The food was average but the cabin was excellent. 1 1/2 baths, 2 bedrooms and a full kitchen. Yes the road to the cabin is dirt but with our mid-sized car we had no issues and see the wildlife you have to go off the beaten path at times. The deck was large and the view excellent. Lexi manned the dining room and gave us excellent conversation and advice as to what to see on a rainy day.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Thank PTTraveler101
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Property: Alaska Saltwater Lodge
Address: Box 695, Seward, AK 99664-0695
Location: United States > Alaska > Seward
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Ranked #19 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Seward
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Alaska Saltwater Hotel Seward

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