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Van Gilder Hotel, Seward

2.5-star2.5 stars
308 Adams StreetSewardAK99664United States of AmericaGreat location! See map

Historic hotel in Seward
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great location
Awesome vibe
Could use a good cleaning
More comfort would be nice
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From 155 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Van Gilder Hotel, Seward

from $200
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Queen - Shared Bath

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 24 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

  • 24-hour front desk

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around Van Gilder Hotel, Seward


  • Seward Museum - 3 min walk
  • Alaska SeaLife Center - 4 min walk
  • Waterfront Park - 13 min walk
  • Kenai Fjords National Park - 21 min walk
  • Mount Marathon - 33 min walk
  • Ptarmigan Lake Trail - 22.7 mi / 36.5 km
  • Grant Lake Trail - 28.7 mi / 46.2 km

Getting around

  • Kenai, AK (ENA-Kenai Municipal) - 126 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free area shuttle

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 97 reviews

Van Gilder Hotel, Seward
Great Location, Moderate Value
Hotel location is great. Friendly Staff. Price seems a bit high for cleanliness of facility. Most noticeably, the comforter in the room appeared to have some stains on it.
Conner, us1 night romance trip
Van Gilder Hotel, Seward
I love the Van Gilder Hotel . Great location in Seward
Myrna, us1 night romance trip
Van Gilder Hotel, Seward
Beautiful slice of history with comforts of today
This hotel is the antidote to the generic hotel setting found so much in Alaska. It actually had authentic history that was palpable, which is so rare here. But the hotel balances out its age with good beds, nice sheets and towels, and clean, fresh decor. We only wished the shower stall was a bit bigger (or a claw foot bathtub would fit so well!) and that there was better tea and coffee offerings downstairs (styrofoam cups just don't fit with this gracefully aging space.)
Carey, us1 night romance trip
Van Gilder Hotel, Seward
Very Good8.0
The manager was very helpful and quick to respond
- Great location and Efficient check in / check out - Good staff, understanding and quick to respond - Having to carry luggage to the 3rd floor was challenging, but Hotel offered to bring luggage to our room
Cliff, us2 night romance trip
Van Gilder Hotel, Seward
Need to get their act together
I love historic hotels and I love Seward, so I was really looking forward to our stay. They really need to get their act together. On two days out of four, we came back to the room at dinnertime and they had "forgotten" to make up the room. Just asking for towels got a smarmy response. Next time I'll stay at one of the many cabins or home stay B&B's.
A Traveler, us1 night family trip

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Van Gilder Hotel, Seward

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