Ethan (the gentleman who "checked us in") was very personable and helpful. The lodge is just shy of average. The interior of the rooms is sub-par and the bed is extremely soft. There was mold in the bathroom & it wasn't really clean, poor amenities & no curtains. The curtain thing wasn't such a big deal because the view is phenomenal, but blackout curtains would have been a huge perk due to all the sunlight at this time of the year. The other guests were extremely loud and you can hear everything. The view was gorgeous, but there are other places with views just as beautiful and we will be staying at one of those next time. I do not recommend this place.
Unfortunately, we left our charger to our laptop in the room. We were about a mile away checking in for our tour with the same owner that runs the lodge and he approached us with quite a snarky attitude to let us know we had done so and that someone was going out of their way to bring it to us and that we needed to tip them (it was just over a mile away). By all means, we would have tipped anyways (probably more than the $10 we gave the owner of the company) and did, but we really didn't appreciate the crappy attitude and demand. I would have happily drove to the lodging after our tour to pick up our charger and personally thank and tip Ethan, who found it just to avoid the crappy encounter with the owner (Here is a tip - don't demand a tip.)
The tour was great. The Deck Hand and the Captain were awesome. I do recommend the small boat tour the company provides.
- Also Known As:
- Alaska Saltwater Hotel Seward