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Seward Hotels//Near main Seward city attractions like the SeaLife Center and Exit Glacier
From opulent Victorian suites to economical European-style rooms, you can find every level of accommodation at this historic hotel. Set in the heart of downtown, the Hotel Seward is within walking distance of shopping, dining, the Alaska SeaLife Center, and the shores of Resurrection Bay. The Alaskan Victorian aesthetic, historic photos, and stuffed animals have created such an interesting atmosphere that the Hotel Seward is an attraction even for non-guests.
The Holiday Inn Express sits right on the boardwalk in Seward with spectacular views of either the Small Boat Harbor or Mt. Marathon and just one block from the Alaska Railroad Depot. This new, and very comfortable hotel is full of amenities, including a pool. With just 82 rooms - some featuring balconies - it is an intimate hotel loaded with all the conveniences of a much larger property, and luxuries like goose-down comforters on every bed. Before you depart each morning, enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast as you look out over the bay.
Alaska Native owned and operated, the Seward Windsong Lodge is a full-service lodge set in a glacier valley, surrounded by the forest. Just eight miles from Exit Glacier and four miles from Seward, the lodge offers a peaceful retreat from the bustle of downtown; a free shuttle provides access to town, tours, and transportation. Perhaps the best amenity, though, is the sound of the gentle flow of the Resurrection River from your room. No surprise, many guests say their best night of sleep during their entire Alaska trip happened right here. Evidence of Seward's industrial side does appear in the area (i.e. a nearby gravel operation), but it doesn't dominate the scenic beauty.
Great access to Seward and fishing—and a great rate for anyone who is active or retired military, or a DoD Civilian. Set just inside the city limits in Seward, the Seward Resort is exclusively for the military community and their sponsored family or friends. The resort offers fishing charters in the summer, snowmobile tours in the winter and can help you get special prices on a variety of Seward-based tours and activities. You can also make use of fish-cleaning stations, vacuum sealing equipment, freezers and overnight shipping services for your catches. Room comes with private bathrooms, telephone, TV/DVD with cable, microwave and small refrigerator.
The Van Gilder Hotel started out in 1916 as an office building; it became a hotel in 1921. Today it offers a charming look back at Alaska's early days, with some nice modern touches. Its location offers great access to downtown Seward; it’s within easy walking distance of restaurants and shops, and just two blocks from the Alaska SeaLife Center and the Seward Museum.
Located just five minutes outside Seward, the Abode Well Cabins are tucked back amidst four acres of trees, and are part of the Seavey family homestead. The Seaveys are a family of Iditarod dog mushers, the same folks who operate the Ididaride Sled Dog Tours, one of Alaska’s most popular tours. Of the seven cabins, six are "couples cabins" (which include a kitchenette and sleep up to three) and one is a “family cabin,” which has a full kitchen, separate bedrooms, and sleeps up to eight.
Resurrection Bay Wilderness Lodges//Remote boat-in lodges across the bay from Seward
This native Alaskan-owned lodge offers a unique wilderness experience. Set on Fox Island, it is accessible only by boat from Seward, and is a true escape from civilization. Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge has 8 cabins which do not have televisions; the focus here is on nature. Go out on a naturalist-guided walk, or take a kayak excursion and look for whales that swim right up to the shore. At the end of the day, enjoy the company of others around the campfire.
Located within a 1700 acre native-owned wildlife sanctuary in the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park, the central lodge and 16 guest cabins of Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge have full views of Pedersen Glacier and easy access to wildlife-viewing adventures. The elegantly rustic lodge and secluded guest cabins pair modern comfort and environmental stewardship.
May 10 to September 15
Leave from the Seward Boat Harbor and ferry out to a private one-acre island and remote peninsula 9 miles southeast of Seward in Humpy Cove. You'll experience complete immersion in the wonders of wild coastal Alaska, and stay in spacious, bright yurts (circular, reinforced tent-like structures) that are also warm and comfy. Outside you'll find private decks, as well as boardwalks and fire rings. They also provide complimentary sea kayaks, rowboat, and fishing gear.