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“Good motel”
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Marina Motel
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Seward
Prague, Czech Republic
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good motel”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Motel is located close to the harbor but quite far from downtown. There are large rooms and comfortable beds, continental breakfast is good. The price is quite good compared to other rentals in Seward. Wifi was provided in all rooms but the connection was slow.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Larkspur, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
459 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I was quoted one price on the phone for a room with 2 queen beds. I was given a better rate upon arrival, but could not have a room in a desired, newer section of the motel that I stayed in last year for a similar rate.

Valerie's family sold this place in March and there was not the same customer service oriented feel, as it did last summer.

My room was cramped and dingy, and no one could fit on the toilet, but we survived and had a blast in Seward. We could easily walk from the Marina Motel to the Seward Boat Harbor for several Kenai Fjords boat tours which is a bonus.

The rooms on the south face end have traffic noise.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2014

Convenient. Close to Train and Cruise Terminal and Shopping. the furnishings were old and the bed spread had an oder. The shower ran out of hot water. Leaving an icewater shower. To their credit they did let us in a little early since we came in by train at 11:30 am

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed at this hotel during our recent trip to Alaska. The room itself is very dated and could certainly use some updating. That being said, it was clean and safe and very conveniently located to all that Seward has to offer! The staff was friendly.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Box Elder, South Dakota
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We have a small dog and our fifth phone call to Seward located the Marina willing to allow a pet. It must be a new policy because the doors on each unit say no pets allowed.

The beds are comfortable. The refrig is cool. The TV is new. The bathroom is clean. There are a few dust bunnies under the beds, however.

We paid $149.00 plus $20.00 for pet, plus tax. I guess prices go up in the summer.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Midland, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed here in early June and the room was ok but we couldn't turn down the heat and the management couldn't either. We would have opened the window but there was no screen. The manager/owner went to put it on as it was outside the window. As I looked out, I saw why the screen was off. People were smoking in there by the window and throwing the butts out. There was a big pile of them under the window. I couldn't get the internet to work in my room either. I believe we were in room 105. They are working to improve the place and the price was good. I would stay again as the beds were comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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St. Paul, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Perfectly fine, average motel room at a reasonable price. Easy walk to the harbor and shopping in that area. If the traffic makes crossing the highway difficult, there is a lighted tunnel under the highway about a block up the hill. There's a grocery store not much farther up the hill to buy things to put in the refrigerator. The motel design means that parking and a sidewalk are just outside your window and the highway is just across the parking lot - I found it disturbingly noisy. Stay again? Maybe, probably not, unless the price got me again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Marina Motel
Address: 1603 Seward Hwy, PO Box 1134, Seward, AK 99664
Location: United States > Alaska > Seward
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Seward
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Marina Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Convenient location, comfortable rooms all with small refrigerators and some with microwaves and beautiful views. ... more   less 
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