Seward has lots of places to stay. From B&Bs to hotels to cabins to lodges, there's something for all classes and most budgets. Because it was the off season, we went with the Holiday Inn Express. Well, that's not the only reason--we are part of the priority club and really like their cinnamon buns for breakfast. In books, this hotel is only rated 2 stars but I don't think it's that low at all. It sits right on the harbor and you have a choice of the water view or the mountain view. You also have a choice of a balcony which is very nice to go out and sit on in the evening. The rooms are large, the beds comfortable and all Holiday Inn Express hotels have the awesome showerhead.
Unique Quality: Additionally, there is an indoor pool and a jacuzzi downstairs, unlimited coffee, great view and access to the harbor from the main floor. And cookies. They had warm large cookies in the evening when we were there. Like every other place in Seward, the staff is very kind and helpful. Again, being off season, we didn't have all the options that are available in the summer but the prices are much better this time of year (April). We paid $65 for a room with a balcony but I saw on the door it can go for something like $364 a night. I assume that's on holidays and festivals over the summer.
Directions: Easy to miss the one little sign that says "holiday inn express"...but the building is blue right at the harbor.
My family and I stayed there in July 2009. We had not reserved an harbor view room but asked if one was available when we checked in. We were immediately given a harbor view room at no extra charge. The room and the entire hotel was clean and well maintained. It is within walking distance of everything in town we wanted to see. The continental breakfast was adequate and well attended. I would recommend this hotel.
Unique Quality: The view of the harbor is priceless.
1412 4th Avenue, Seward
221 5th Avenue, Seward
Mile 0.5, Exit Glacier Road, PO Box 2301, Seward
200 5th Avenue, Seward
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Address: 1412 4th Avenue, Seward, Alaska, 99664, United States