Hotel Seward brings Alaskan history to life while serving up stunning views and comfortable rooms. It’s set in a great location, within a 5-minute walk of the awe-inspiring SeaLife Center, great shops and restaurants, and Seward Waterfront Trail, where you can take in dazzling views of Resurrection Bay.
Under new management in 2023, the Hotel Seward was founded all the way back in 1905. You can peruse its unique history through displays in the lobby, where you’ll also find Alaskan art and taxidermy wildlife like musk ox and moose.
When it comes to the rooms, you have two very different but equally appealing options: the Alaskan wing and the historic wing. For a more modern experience, choose the Alaskan wing, which features an elevator, spacious rooms, and en suite bathrooms, along with microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Within this wing, the Executive View rooms feature bay windows that look out on Resurrection Bay, along with fireplaces, wingback chairs, and king or queen beds. Deluxe rooms have 2 queen beds, while Mountain View Deluxe rooms add in a view of Mount Marathon.
Rooms in the historic wing trade some of the mod-cons, like an elevator, for more of the historical flavor. Standard rooms offer a queen bed, along with a full or half-bath; European rooms share bathroom facilities and come with 2 single beds and a wash basin.
And don’t miss the hotel’s restaurant, Ms. Gene’s Place. It’s open seasonally for dinner with a full menu featuring seafood, beef and poultry items plus lite fare menu items as well. Then grab a nightcap in the lounge and marvel some more at the rich history of this Alaskan gem.