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    The Van Gilder Hotel

    308 Adams St., Seward, AK 99664
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    • Excellent16%
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    Reviewed 24 June 2015

    I enjoyed my two night stay here. The room was clean and tidy. The new owners helped with getting our baggage to the third floor (there is not elevator). The scenery was great from all sides of our room. It is said to be haunted,...More

    1  Thank stephroeder
    Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

    I read a post from exactly one year ago... same thing... the steps outside are in disrepair and there was a jail-type bar door across the reception room. There was no breakfast but an urn with coffee in it (not sure how you'd make a...More

    1  Thank Amazonwarrior77... .
    Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

    We came with the Alaska tour saver, the owner said that It does not apply In June and July... Not true!!! Then when he sew that it is incorrect he said that there were no rooms, that it applies to pension rooms with shared showers,...More

    2  Thank Shlomit M
    Response from EOSHomer, Former Owner at The Van Gilder HotelResponded 17 June 2015

    The new owners, who purchased the property in May likely were not fully aware of the terms of the Tour Savers as there were a lot of details to transfer in a short period of time. The new owners will be taking possession of the...More

    Reviewed 28 May 2015

    There's not a lot of history in our 49th state, but the history buff will appreciate stepping back into the aftermath of the gold rush days. The hotel lobby is authentic. The rooms are quaint and comfortable with modern conveniences, yet definitely have that old...More

    4  Thank Miranda D
    Reviewed 31 October 2014

    This old hotel has been carefully modernized without altering the historic flavor for which it is famous. It was re-painted in 2014. The interior is like walking back into time. It is rumored that Fannie's ghost roams the halls on the second floor.

    2  Thank DotBardarson
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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Concierge
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    • USD 142 - USD 222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 23
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    genel4w
    30 July 2017|
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    Response from Liberty W | 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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    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
    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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    "If you must stay here because every other hotel in town is full, ask for 3rd floor & check sheets &..."
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    "Ask for a room with a view and you get a great view of the town and bay"
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    "3rd floor facing the mountains"
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