I had high expectations after reading reviews and seeing pictures on the website. We stayed in Low Tide room (downstairs). There is a room with microwave and small frig and futon sofa, large-sized shower in the bathroom, and comfortable bedroom. Everything was clean and beautiful - artwork on the walls,books on the shelf, and the bath towels were large and very soft. The front window had a nice view of Resurrection Bay. The High Tide room was upstairs and we did hear the people go up and down the stairs and walk around.
However, I would not classify this as a B&B, but more of a luxury cabin. The owners did not provide breakfast - they provided tea, coffee, instant oatmeal, a toaster (but no bread or muffins), dry cereal and "waffle mix". There was no fruit, and breakfast was in your own room.
The owners had left a note, they were gone for the weekend sea kayaking and left a phone number if we needed anything. I called for an extra towel, which the person came by with later that evening. The first morning, we decided to go out to eat breakfast. The second morning, we were going to make waffles, but the waffle mix said to add oil and there wasn't any oil provided. Since it had taken a few hours to get the extra towel, we didn't think we would be able to wait for the person to bring the oil to add to the waffle mix, so we ended up going out for breakfast again.
One of the reasons we like to stay at B&B is to meet other people staying there at breakfast, talk with the owners and get recommendations for places to go or places to eat and a little about the local area. They provided menus from some local restaurants and there weren't any hosts around for the weekend. This was a disappointment.
At $189/night ($10 discount per night for two nights), this seemed to us a bit on the pricey side. Unless you absolutely want to be by the water and are doing water activities like sea kayaking yourself, I went away wishing we had stayed at a less expensive real B&B closer to Exit Glacier park of town rather than staying in Lowell Point. Driving out the road to Lowell Point wasn't too inconvenient, but once you were there, it wasn't close to anything besides the water.
- Also Known As:
- Alaska Paddle Hotel Seward