I was looking for a place to stay in Seward for myself and spouse for a night in late July, with only two weeks’ lead time. Never been there. Lodging options were fast approaching zero but I managed to snag what I’m guessing is Sauerdough’s nicest apartment (#1) over the street and looking across to the bay.
For about what we would have paid for a basic hotel room at the Holiday Inn or Best Western that week (but none being available due to cruise ship leaving Friday) — we got this spacious 1 bedroom apartment with high ceilings and chandeliers in the living room and a full kitchen.
After a week of hotel rooms around Alaska — including some of Alaska’s finest — claiming to be in the running for the list of the best places to stay in Seward, Alaska – the extra space to breathe and walk around was most welcome.
The young lady doing the cleaning and the young man in charge (forgot their names) were pleasant and helpful. Yes the building is old but the unit was spotlessly clean – polished wood floors, what looked like fresh paint in the living room and bedroom.
There was a nice cross breeze that could be had from the windows on the side (it was warm that week). They’ve installed some nice tiling on the floors in the kitchen, into the eating area and bathroom. The living room couches are old and 60′s-style ugly but useable for watching TV. Channel 6 has a web cam that watches a bunch of sea lions on the rocks, whose behavior I immediately emulated and fell asleep. They say it sleeps seven — which would be crowded — but it’s really, really nice for just two.
A great out-of-the-way, off-the-beaten-track experience. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting and looking for the best places to stay in Seward, Alaska.