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“Our first B&B experienc”

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Soo's Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #10 of 46 Seward B&B and Inns
Bay Area, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Our first B&B experienc”
Reviewed June 24, 2009

This was our first try at a B&B. My wife and I never really were that into trying one. Who wants a room in someone elses house? But we saw the reviews and prices of the hotels in Seward, and we'd be paying considerably more for kind of skanky places.

The first thing we noticed was the sign to take your shoes off. Apparently that's a custom in Alaska and that is their choice after all it was their place. But it still kind of sucks. I don't like having to put shoes on and off a million times to come and go.

Soo greeted us and immediately asked a series of rapid fire questions. "Where did you come from", "When are you leaving", "Why aren't you staying longer", "What are you doing tomorrow". My wife was VERY put off by this "interrogation". We were tired and just wanted to go to our room. I tried to convince her that's just her way of being friendly.

Our room upstairs was very clean. In fact the whole place was very new and modern and clean. The bed was comfortable too. The TV was minuscule with a built in VCR player, but a good selection of channels. Although I got Wi-Fi connected with that ridiculously long security code (24 alpha-numeric characters... entered twice), I was unable to "see" the internet.

Breakfast was definitely the highlight of the stay, and I'd say she takes pride in this aspect.

All in all, I don't think B&B life is for us, but this one was a good one. If we went again, we'd probably take our chances with one of the hotels. Maybe if we had the privacy of her unit across the street we'd have a better take on it.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Maryland
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2008

We stayed at Soo's for 2 nights. The interior is an open architecture that was designed by Soo's son. Our room and private bath were very clean and the bed was comfy.

The breakfast was delicious and the location is very close to the small boat harbor.

Soo is a trip - a very nice and interesting woman.

  • Liked — Soo
  • Disliked — The rain outside
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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Reviewed August 20, 2008

Immaculate accomodations. Delicious breakfast of omelets and homemade breads & jellies. When we booked a day cruise through Soo, she even had the cruise company pass her commission onto us!

  • Liked — the cleanliness
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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SLC, UT
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Reviewed August 18, 2008

The one thing I have to say about Soo is that she makes a great breakfast with a variety of food. Omelets, berry covered pancakes, reindeer sausage (not my favorite), pastries... YUM!!!

Soo is great as well. She helped us arrange a glacier cruise (with 20%discount) and was most helpful to all the guests.

The room was clean and acceptable but not as cozy as some of the other rooms I stayed at on the AK trip. I would say comfort was on par with the average motel in the room. The living area was nice with ample couches.

I would recommend this B&B to anyone. It is not as cozy as some B&Bs but the food and hospitality are first rate and the price was very good as well.

  • Liked — BREAKFAST!!!! YUMMM!!!!
  • Disliked — Room not as comfortable as some.
  • Stayed August 2008
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Springfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2008

What a lovely place to stay. Soo is an amazing host and the rooms were spotless, quiet, great beds, squeeky clean! We had such a good time. We stayed five nights---every morning her breakfast was something new and so very delicious! Soo makes her own jams with berries she collects herself. She makes her own breads and tea. She was a delight. Also, the location of her B&B is conveniently between the harbor and the little town of Seward---both areas within walking distance. Do not hesitate to stay here.

  • Liked — Cleanliness and great breakfasts
  • Disliked — Nothing---it was all great!
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with friends
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2008

Just came back from 2 weeks vacation in Alaska, where we spent 3 nights in Seward. Me and my wife travel a lot and often stay at B&B. Before I book any place I do a lot of research, so by selecting Soo’s B&B we kind of expected to be a nice place. We weren’t disappointed. Soo is a great host. She keeps her place spotless and very nicely furnished. She provides excellent and very generous breakfast. She bakes her own bread and cakes, make her own jams. Our room was on the second floor. This level has a beautiful loft (seating area) where we were relaxing in the evening and my wife did her yoga practice early in the morning before breakfast. The first floor also has a seating area for guests. Soo was very helpful with area attractions and offered discounts to many of them. The B&B location is great also – it’s on the quiet street but only within 5-7 minutes walking to the main drag with restaurants and cruise boats departure into Kenai Fjords NP. Soo is passively trying to sell her business, (she tells the guests about it), but until this happens it’s a great place for staying in Seward.

  • Disliked — None
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank yk387
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Arden, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2008

We stayed at Soo's apartments across the street from her house. It was a nice two bed-room apartment with a kitchen and living room. It was clean and had cable. We could only get wi-fi in the living room if the laptop was turned a certain way.

Soo is a very nice person. She went out of her way to make us breakfast one morning when we had an early boat to catch. We were also able to purchase discount tickets to the Sealife Center through her.

I would recommend this B&B because the host is so nice.

  • Liked — Soo, the owner and the occasional wi-fi in the apartment
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Soo's Bed & Breakfast
Address: 810 Second Avenue, P.O. Box 2415, Seward, AK 99664
Location: United States > Alaska > Seward
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Ranked #10 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Seward
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Number of rooms: 5

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