The Marina Motel is just ok - nothing to get overly excited about. We had a room in the new section of the building so I can't speak to the rooms in the older section. Given its newness, everything was fresh and clean in our room. To be on the safe side, you might want to suggest a new room if booking.
Compared to the lower 48 states, this hotel is a bit lacking; however, compared to the rest of Alaska, I learned this hotel was probably ok for the money. Our biggest compaint it that is doesn't have air conditioning. I realize this is Alaska! However, you need AC - and here's why. In the summer it doesn't get dark. You have to close your blinds in order to sleep - when you close your blinds you lose all natural AC you might have otherwise gotten from the outside. In addition, this particular motel is a problem because all rooms are on the first floor and right on the highway. It is unsafe and loud to leave your windows open in the motel. So, in order to actually be able to sleep, you have to close the windows and curtains - which makes the room get quite hot. To top it all off, the curtains at the Marina Motel are not black-out curtains, so it was still quite light in the room.
Other issues were minor: no blow drier, no ice bucket liners, unusable TV remote.
We paid $99 / night. I'd pay up to $25-50 more to get better curtains and a cooler room. When I booked, the other Seward Hotels seemed more expensive, so you'll have to make the call for yourself.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Marina Motel Seward
- Marina Hotel Seward