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The Van Gilder Hotel

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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good36%
  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

The Van Gilder shows its age, but provided for a comfortable nights lodging in Seward. I'd call this a "quirky" place, not a chain-type hotel and not a hostel either. Manager does not stay on site, so you need to phone him/her if you have...More

1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

We loved this quaint historic Inn. It was one of two buildings that survived a tsunami years ago, and we are so glad it did. It is filled with antiques and old time charm. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. It is clean and...More

1  Thank John49550
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Our room was on the 2nd floor. No elevator. On the 3rd floor you get a view, but it was still nice & clean. It is an old lodge of some sort that was converted to a hotel many years ago. Not much in the...More

2  Thank John M
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

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
Concierge
Babysitting
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US$152 - US$286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$152 - US$286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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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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Susan T
24 June 2014|
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Response from Lea M | 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 Danny!!"
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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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