Hotel Seward Alaska

ALASKAN FAMILY-HOSPITALITY IN DOWNTOWN SEWARD

Come visit Seward's best hotel, overlooking Resurrection Bay!

Hotel Seward is family-owned and operated with famous Alaskan hospitality. Mary and Mark take pride in every aspect of the Hotel, from lodging to casual fine dining and arranging fishing for guests.

Hotel Seward is centrally located in the heart of historic downtown Seward, Alaska within steps of the Alaska Sea Life Center, Seward Museum, harbor, and restaurants.

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The Rooms

Hotel Seward’s Alaskan Wing is your best lodging choice in Seward Alaska, with Simmons Pillow Top Beds, cozy blankets and all the comforts of home. Our Seward Hotel rooms feature;

  • free wireless internet
  • flat Screen TV with HBO
  • view and fireplace rooms
  • complimentary robes during your stay

Hotel Seward features a total of 62 Seward Hotel rooms: 38 rooms in the modern Alaskan Wing, and 24 in the Historic Wing.

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Seward Dining

Looking for a quick drink or a fine-dining experience sure to impress your loved one? Seward’s exclusive Victorian Lounge and Restaurant is conveniently located in our charming Historic Wing.

It features a wholly unique dark wood bar and several themed dining rooms designed specifically for both groups and intimate meals.

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Our Rooms

SPACIOUS AND LUXURIOUS

Alaskan Wing

Our most popular room category is perfect for groups, families, and friends. These comfortable, classy rooms are a perfect respite after a long stay in a cruise ship cabin or at the end of an extraordinary hike along one of the many famous trails in the surrounding areas.

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TRADITIONALLY MODERN

Historic Wing

Our most popular room category is perfect for groups, families, and friends. These comfortable, classy rooms are a perfect respite after a long stay in a cruise ship cabin or at the end of an extraordinary hike along one of the many famous trails in the surrounding areas.

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attravelsodus
Sodus
Reviewed 1 year ago
I had a group at Hotel Seward for 2 nights, June 22 and 23, 2019. We had 11 rooms. The rooms are clean, good size and very quaint. We were in the newer section (Alaskan wing). We eat breakfast in their restaurant, Ms Gene's. The food was very good. The transfer service was also very good. Connor and Wes did a great job. I would definitely stay...
Sharon N
Reviewed 1 year ago
The room was clean and the owners were very friendly. Walking distance to anywhere we wanted to go to. We stayed in a family unit, which had a separate bedroom with 2 beds and there was a bed in the front room along with a couch.
drucopeland
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 year ago
If you like history and a special Alaskan place to hang your hat, Hotel Seward is for you. Great location, rooms were clean and comfortable, staff always very helpful, Loved this Hotel! Would return for sure.
Jen A
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 1 year ago
One of the best things about the hotel is it’s location—it’s further south than the cruise ship terminal (avoids the hordes) but within walking distance of shops, restaurants and the SeaLife Center. Our room was clean and comfortable and the hotel decor definitely makes you feel like you’re in Alaska. The staff is AMAZING! We stopped in...
yuhua007
Reviewed 1 year ago
We received great service from Mark during our stay at the Hotel. The room was clean and amenities were highly appreciated. We were especially interested in the historic collection, as his collection contained various taxidermy animals as well as Alaskan historic artifacts which condensed several years of Alaskan history in one single...
Ann S
Pittsford, United States
Reviewed 1 year ago
We spent a night here after getting off our cruise ship and found it a great place to stay. it's got lots of character but also all modern amenities. Our room was clean and comfortable and the staff was especially helpful. We arrived early and were able to store our luggage until check in time. Breakfast was quite good. This hotel won my vote as I...
Joanna P
Reviewed 1 year ago
I ended up in Seward Hotel randomly and I have to say it was a wonderful coincidence . It is very cosy, super friendly staff and unique interior design . I couldn’t have chosen a more special place for a great stay
Jeff N
Reviewed 1 year ago
We ventured down to Seward for a couple days of fishing and relaxation. Hotel Seward proved to be the ideal place to do both. The hotel was fantastic with zero complaints. Through the hotel we were able to secure an outstanding guide "Wes"who had in depth knowledge of where and how to catch the fish!! Great experience!!

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From the most central hotel in Seward

Activities

Breathtaking Beauty

Seward, Alaska

Seward, set against the incomparable beauty of Resurrection Bay, is Alaska’s most impressive natural playground. Historic Hotel Seward is ideally situated in its charming downtown area, chock full of lively bars, sought-after restaurants, and well-stocked boutiques specializing in local Alaskan arts, crafts, and clothing. In addition to world-class fishing and a plethora of exciting, informative sightseeing tours, we are a short distance from the best hiking in all of Alaska

Seward, Alaska
Breathtaking Beauty

Seward, Alaska

Seward, set against the incomparable beauty of Resurrection Bay, is Alaska’s most impressive natural playground. Historic Hotel Seward is ideally situated in its charming downtown area, chock full of lively bars, sought-after restaurants, and well-stocked boutiques specializing in local Alaskan arts, crafts, and clothing. In addition to world-class fishing and a plethora of exciting, informative sightseeing tours, we are a short distance from the best hiking in all of Alaska

SEE ALASKA'S FAMOUS FACES

Seward Whale Watching Cruises

Enjoy our most popular package, staying at Hotel Seward and cruising the vast beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park on our new catamarans! Tours are fully narrated by an accredited wildlife interpreter and include a visit to the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, home to teaming seabird rookeries. The Prince William Sound offers some of the best Wildlife Viewing in the State of Alaska. As a result of the very rich waters of Prince William Sound, we are lucky to have an abundant population of humpback whales, some of which migrate here in the summer months to feed, and others which stay in the sound year round. We regularly see Orcas and Minke whales in this pristine environment, as well as black bears, sea otters, land otters, seals and sea lions, local and migratory birds.

SEE ALASKA'S FAMOUS FACES

Seward Whale Watching Cruises

Enjoy our most popular package, staying at Hotel Seward and cruising the vast beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park on our new catamarans! Tours are fully narrated by an accredited wildlife interpreter and include a visit to the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, home to teaming seabird rookeries. The Prince William Sound offers some of the best Wildlife Viewing in the State of Alaska. As a result of the very rich waters of Prince William Sound, we are lucky to have an abundant population of humpback whales, some of which migrate here in the summer months to feed, and others which stay in the sound year round. We regularly see Orcas and Minke whales in this pristine environment, as well as black bears, sea otters, land otters, seals and sea lions, local and migratory birds.

Seward Whale Watching Cruises
SEWARD FISHING AT ITS BEST

Salmon Fishing in Alaska

Guided by Wes the Fish Slayer. Historic Hotel Seward’s shore fishing guide Wes Oetinger is an accomplished local fishing legend. The Fish Slayer offers a lifetime of fishing expertise, providing true Alaskan shore experiences to both beginners and experts. Fish for the famous Alaskan Salmon just 45 minutes from the Hotel Seward, with charters leaving daily.

Salmon Fishing in Alaska
SEWARD FISHING AT ITS BEST

Salmon Fishing in Alaska

Guided by Wes the Fish Slayer. Historic Hotel Seward’s shore fishing guide Wes Oetinger is an accomplished local fishing legend. The Fish Slayer offers a lifetime of fishing expertise, providing true Alaskan shore experiences to both beginners and experts. Fish for the famous Alaskan Salmon just 45 minutes from the Hotel Seward, with charters leaving daily.

HOOK UP ALASKA'S FAMOUS FISH

Halibut Fishing Charters

No visit to Seward is complete without fishing for an Alaskan Halibut. A member of the Flounder family, the fish can live up to 55 years and grow to a mammoth size, well over 300lbs. They put up an unforgettable battle from over a hundred feet below. Crackerjack Charters and Hotel Seward will get you out on the water with a package deal to fish for Halibut from May-September. With the best catch rates and sizes in Alaska, Crackerjack are your best chance of hooking up an Alaskan giant!

HOOK UP ALASKA'S FAMOUS FISH

Halibut Fishing Charters

No visit to Seward is complete without fishing for an Alaskan Halibut. A member of the Flounder family, the fish can live up to 55 years and grow to a mammoth size, well over 300lbs. They put up an unforgettable battle from over a hundred feet below. Crackerjack Charters and Hotel Seward will get you out on the water with a package deal to fish for Halibut from May-September. With the best catch rates and sizes in Alaska, Crackerjack are your best chance of hooking up an Alaskan giant!

Halibut Fishing Charters
HIKE ALASKA'S BEST TRAILS

Seward Hiking

Seward also has many trails you can explore for the day or night. Caines Head is 13 mile hike to an old World War 2 army fort (but watch for tides or you be trapped for a while!). Climb the Lost Lake trail (15 miles) and spend the night by the lake in a free cabin on top of the mountain. Or claw your way up to the Harding Ice Field (8 miles) to see vast gleaming glaciers frozen in time. If you prefer to explore on two wheels, there are 250 miles worth of bike trails weaving in and out of mountains and valleys of Seward.

Seward Hiking
HIKE ALASKA'S BEST TRAILS

Seward Hiking

Seward also has many trails you can explore for the day or night. Caines Head is 13 mile hike to an old World War 2 army fort (but watch for tides or you be trapped for a while!). Climb the Lost Lake trail (15 miles) and spend the night by the lake in a free cabin on top of the mountain. Or claw your way up to the Harding Ice Field (8 miles) to see vast gleaming glaciers frozen in time. If you prefer to explore on two wheels, there are 250 miles worth of bike trails weaving in and out of mountains and valleys of Seward.

MARINE WONDERLAND

Alaska SeaLife Center

Steps from Historic Hotel Seward. Seward is home to Alaska’s only aquarium, The Alaska Sealife Center, which opened its doors in 1998 within walking distance of historic Hotel Seward. Alongside wildlife response and education programs, it operates as a non-profit research institution and public aquarium. Ask us about purchasing tickets to the Center with your booking!

MARINE WONDERLAND

Alaska SeaLife Center

Steps from Historic Hotel Seward. Seward is home to Alaska’s only aquarium, The Alaska Sealife Center, which opened its doors in 1998 within walking distance of historic Hotel Seward. Alongside wildlife response and education programs, it operates as a non-profit research institution and public aquarium. Ask us about purchasing tickets to the Center with your booking!

Alaska SeaLife Center
VISIT SEWARD'S GIANT

Mount Marathon

The Forth of July race up Mount Marathon is one of the oldest foot races in North America, and always draws a huge crowd. Legend has it that in 1908 a bartender bet a geologist that he couldn't run up and down the mountain in under an hour. He took the bet and did it in 62 minutes, losing the bet. It became an official event in Seward in 1915 and now it draws people from all over the world to watch and compete in the annual race.

Mount Marathon
VISIT SEWARD'S GIANT

Mount Marathon

The Forth of July race up Mount Marathon is one of the oldest foot races in North America, and always draws a huge crowd. Legend has it that in 1908 a bartender bet a geologist that he couldn't run up and down the mountain in under an hour. He took the bet and did it in 62 minutes, losing the bet. It became an official event in Seward in 1915 and now it draws people from all over the world to watch and compete in the annual race.

THEY'RE ALWAYS CATCHING IN SEWARD

Seward Fishing Reports

You can fish for Halibut from Seward all year-round besides January, when fishing is closed for spawning. Spring and summer bring the best fishing. Salmon run in from May right into the early fall, with the famous Seward Salmon Derby hosted in August. The season starts with Kings in May and the Silvers run from mid-June. Lingcod are fishable all year and are great catch, growing to over fifty pounds in weight and four feet in length.

THEY'RE ALWAYS CATCHING IN SEWARD

Seward Fishing Reports

You can fish for Halibut from Seward all year-round besides January, when fishing is closed for spawning. Spring and summer bring the best fishing. Salmon run in from May right into the early fall, with the famous Seward Salmon Derby hosted in August. The season starts with Kings in May and the Silvers run from mid-June. Lingcod are fishable all year and are great catch, growing to over fifty pounds in weight and four feet in length.

Seward Fishing Reports