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The Van Gilder Hotel

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Overview
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Housekeeping
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

right downtown old hotel. Rooms are charming and very small. Treated as a real guest. Coffee in lobby. Walk to everything downtown. Even though room was small we managed as location to everything made walking a breeze

Thank mmem7
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

First off this place has charm. Secondly it is over 100 years old and could use some TLC. If you're expecting something like your find in the lower 48, remember you're in Alaska. This hotel does what it needs to to provide a comfortable night's...More

Thank LivinLarge72
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is an original hotel from the early days of Alaska and has some unique features like Murphy beds, a bathroom down the hall and many antiques. A blast from the past in one of Alaska original cities at the beginning of the Seward Highway...More

Thank Akfotoman
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We were so dissatisfied with the VanGilder hotel in Seward Alaska. We understand it's historic, but they should use the money collected for expensive rooms to fix the holes in the walls, peeling wallpaper, wires coming out of the ceiling & stains in bathroom. It...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 1 night and our stay was quite disappointing. The place is 100 years old and shows every year of them. Our room was small and plain, nothing compared to the photos shown in the web. We found the whole floor of the...More

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About
Description
Dating from 1916, this landmark traditional hotel is a 4-minute walk from the Alaska SeaLife Center, and a mile from Seward Boat Harbor and the border of Kenai Fjords National Park. Featuring Victorian-style More furnishings, the cozy rooms offer flat-screen TVs, in-room sinks and shared bathrooms. Upgraded rooms add private or en suite facilities, and suites have 2 bedrooms. There's a library, a communal kitchen, and a lobby with a piano. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
23
Price range
USD 142 - USD 298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Van Gilder Hotel
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Van Gilder Seward
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The Van Gilder Hotel Seward, Alaska
Location
United States > Alaska > Seward
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
23
Price range
USD 142 - USD 298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Van Gilder Hotel
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Van Gilder Seward
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The Van Gilder Hotel Seward, Alaska
Location
United States > Alaska > Seward
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Traveller (78)
Room & Suite (24)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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genel4w
30 July 2017|
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Response from libertyw_13 | Reviewed this property |
Well I was only a guest there so I'm not the one to ask. But I can tell you that they do have rooms that would fit. If it's available I would have no idea. You need to ask them. I can also tell you that the Sea Life center... More
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JayNeilCpt
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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suthrnthang2000
24 June 2014|
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Response from DOSChristina | 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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"Don't stay here until new mgnt does a LOT of work. Will be disappointed if you do. We were."
misspainesville
12 Aug. 2018
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"Don't stay here."
teresag607
6 Aug. 2018
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"pick a different hotel"
K6047JGdavids
4 Aug. 2018
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"1st floor would be best so you don't have to hoof your luggage up to the 2nd or 3rd floor"
stuartq2016
27 Jul. 2018
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