Van Gilder Hotel

308 Adams St., Seward, Alaska, 99664, United States
#8 of 17 hotels in Seward
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 2 reviews
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Wild times at the Van Gilder

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 13, 2007

I was fresh out of high school in 1983 and back packed my way around Alaska. I ended up in Seward in early July and the old guy that had the hotel at the time "Frank" was quite a character. He let me stay in the hotel for 3 nights free of charge in exchange for helping install some in room sinks and the awning at the entrance to the hotel. I met the lieutenant Governor there during the 4th of July celebration. It seems as though a whole train load of partiers comes to Seward for the 4th and then goes back to Anchorage on the train. Anyway, it was a blast in Seward and Frank was hell on his employees!

Unique Quality: Bell at the end of the bar. Be careful if you ring it. You're buting a round for the house!

Directions: If you hit cold water you went too far.

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a pretty good deal

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 10, 2005

neat old building and a pretty good deal. rooms were ok, not fantastic. tv, not that we watched it much, was in the upper corner of the room on the same side as the headboard. almost impossible to watch. all in all, the service was acceptable, the room was clean, and the building had charector. the bathroom could have been better.

Unique Quality: had some neat historical pictures and neat antique furniture.

Directions: downtown seward

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Address: 308 Adams St., Seward, Alaska, 99664, United States

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  • Free High Speed Internet

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