Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 118
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NorthwestTraveller Insufficient Value
This place is very expensive for what you get. Apparently, this is normal for Alaska during summer, so maybe you can't do better...I just don't know.
I can say that we did hear a lot of noise from above and also doors slamming, so it is not built solidly. I suggest to get a top floor room and you will probably be fine.
Internet was very slow. Food was good. Front desk was so-so.
July 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tricialy Beautiful View
The Holiday Inn Express is in a beautiful location on Seward Harbor. We enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was great, as usual.
June 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by char111 Great stay
Great location. The only hotel with a pool, albeit small. Nice view. Very good breakfast. Very happy. Dumb: no hotel name on the street, on the front of building, or on the front door.
June 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DLGDSki we liked it
The location is GREAT and staff is NICE and HELPFUL. Used guest laundry and ate free morning breakfast. The balcony room with view of harbor is worth it...beautiful. Beds/carpet a little bit worn/tired but okay for our needs. Only negative is shades/mini blinds don't block out sunlight in summer months so room bright at midnight.
June 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris39553 Excellent house
We loved our stay. Beautiful view. Lovely room! Location is unreal.
June 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Liked it so much I stay another night
Great location, friendly staff, good breakfast. We found the location next to the port and places to eat was excellent.
June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daisy910 Amazing views
This Holiday Inn although pricey (June in Alaska), offered hospitality and a tremendous view. Every person we ran into greeted us and were very accommodating. Our room was Amazing, a balcony overlooking a very scenic harbor Comfortable beds.. We were entertained by the fishing boats weighing and offloading their catch of day. Big halibut. It is well located with shops and resturants withing walking distance.he town offers a shuttle to the "downtown" and Sea Life Center a must. Highly recommend. A bit pricey but I don't begrudge paying an honest rate for a quality product.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excellent Place for Kids!!
This place was beautiful with great service. My Kids loved the pool and we all enjoyed the excellent breakfast. Great Place to stay!!
June 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Henry53 Great view of harbor.
Great $60.00 room with a $500.00 view if you get the harbor side with a balcony.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fisher44 Great Hotel
Hotel is clean, friendly staff and great location.
May 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wolf45 Great customer service, beautiful view.
We enjoyed our visit to your hotel. Was very pleased with the great customer service, beautiful view from our room of the harbor & mountains. The room was very clean & the bed was comfortable. The only down side was the running & jumping of the kids in the room above us until after midnight. Sounded like a they were jumping off the bed & the ceiling would shake. That made sleeping a little tough until they quieted down. Otherwise our experience was pleasant. I would definitely came back to stay again & recommend it to friends.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo14 Great place to stay
You can't beat the location and the fantastic view. Rooms clean and quiet.
May 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VancouverVince Wonderful Place To Stay, Relax and Enjoy The Vew
The rooms either face the Seward Marina or the mountains to the west of the hotel.
If you are going to be busy out of the room most of the time I expect the mountain view rooms will fine (and save you money).
If you will spend a material amount of time in your room, by all means get a marina view room. The views are over the Seward Marina and across to the glacier covered mountains on the east side of Resurrection Bay. Or you can sleep with only the sheers pulled and wake to the predawn light slowly illuminating the marina.
Attached is a picture taken April 10, 2013, from one of the marina view rooms.
Staff is wonderful. Front desk people seem constantly aware of road conditions to Anchorage. Weather conditions in Anchorage. Housekeeping staff friendly, efficient and helpful.
When it comes to accurate authoritative information, one of the ladies at the front desk is known as "Spock's sister."
April 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by snowgirlak36 Great Stay!
My friends and I got a room at the HIE, and had a great time. It is conveniently located, we loved the hot tub, and breakfast was great. There was more than enough room for all four of us, and the price was right.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LLewis Far Exceeding Expectations!!
I've been to Alaska over 40 times for business and pleasure staying at hotels throughout the state and this mid-March stay was, by far, the most pleasing. The hotel is in excellent condition. Our harbor view of both the marine facility and the mountains was absolutely picturesque. Unfortunately, the picture of the hotel doesn't capture the beauty of the surrounding area or the quality of the facility. I could have sat all day just watching the mountains and the daily arrival of the sea otters that visited every late afternoon and evening! The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially the lady who maintained breakfast service. Nice, open lobby area and breakfast service area, again with large bay windows overlooking the harbor. Hot tub and small indoor pool were nice editions.
Very ADA-friendly- only hotel I've ever been that has one lift for placing persons in pool and another lift for placing individuals in the hot tub.
March 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArcticKat March 2103 Stay
Excellent Hot Breakfast was the selling point for a winter stay!
Pool is rather small.
March 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WallyGator Most Friendly Hotel staff EVER!
Thanks to the staff at this hotel, you made my work stay alot more tolerable, with a greeting that was sincere and a breakfast lady that beyond friendly, almost like family!
March 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Naomi123 Great staff
The Seward Holiday Inn Express is a wonderful place to stay. If you have any request at all, be it information on where to eat, a banana because you missed breakfast, or an extra pillow for your bed the staff at this hotel is ready to help. They go out of their way to make your stay excellent!
March 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Viking93 Outstanding service.
As with all of my stays at this Hotel the service is impeccable. This staff is always willing to help with any needs that arise.
February 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Arbitrator I was surprised how good the breakfast was, really enjoyed it
I am a little leery of the "free breakfast" offered at some hotels. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and variety at the Seward's Holiday Inn Express. The bacon was good and the egg and cheese omelets was a nice surprise. Of course the hot cinnamon roles were a winner. I tried the pancake machine, not bad but after the cinnamon roles, too much. The staff was great.
November 14, 2012