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    The Van Gilder Hotel

    308 Adams St., Seward, AK 99664
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    May 14
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent15%
    • Very good33%
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    Free Wifi
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    2.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 29 October 2016

    I have given this an 'Average' rating because I think this hotel could do a lot better. As a Brit visiting Alaska for the first time, I want to stay in places that have character and feel part of the landscape. The Van Gilder certainly...More

    1  Thank bettybamalam
    Reviewed 18 September 2016

    Our family stayed in a two-bedroom suite after taking a glacier cruise in the national park. The beds were comfortable, she water was hot, the towels were plentiful. There was no outside noise. The hotel is blocks away from great shops--including a great coffee shop--and...More

    3  Thank Sharon_in_Seattle
    Reviewed 15 September 2016

    The Van Gilder is located in downtown Seward's historic district. It is a quaint 1916 hotel that is in the National Registry of historic places. The hotel is easy walking distance to restaurants, bars and shopping. Further, it is only two blocks away from the...More

    Thank ChiefGuru
    Reviewed 25 August 2016

    An historic hotel that has seen better days. No water glasses in room, no tissues, no hair dryer, seldom anyone at lobby desk with a sign "if you need assistance call..." With front door left unlocked thus no security. Felt like a worn hostel.

    Thank wryoung5
    Reviewed 18 August 2016

    Came in late into Seward and there was a booking mix up at the other hotel we were going to stay in and the night staff on shift was awesome with helping get us a room and even gave us a few breakfast vouchers to...More

    Thank Steffanie E
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    • USD 108 - USD 308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    JayNeilCpt
    Two questions actually. 1~Why did you lie to my wife and I about your amenities? 2~Why does the owner just ignore that your manager harassed my wife and threatened me?
    10 September 2015|
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    Response from Mollie C | Reviewed this property |
    I'm sorry you had a bad experience, too, Jay. I reported the behavior to the police, who also recommended I tell social media, the Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau. It's not acceptable treatment and it's... More
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    Susan T
    do you have a room that will accommodate 2 adults and 5 kids tomorrow night 6/24
    24 June 2014|
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    Response from EOSHomer | Property representative |
    Susan, Our biggest room at the Van Gilder in Seward is a rooms with 2 queen beds and one twin, it is called at suite. We one one available for tonight. Please call 800-478-0400 or 907-235-0400. Thank you.
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    "A room at the top for views alone but I didn't notice any lifts. Danny however is very strong and..."
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    "Request a downstairs room if you wish to minimize stairs."
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    "Word in town is that 209 is haunted."
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    "no views except for upper floors, rooms can be stuffy. be friendly and he will repay you in kind."
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