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Van Gilder Hotel

At a Glance


  • oldest hotel in Seward
  • decor is entertaining


  • shared kitchen
  • a little on the rustic side

Van Gilder Hotel Review

Built in 1916 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Van Gilder is an elegant building steeped in local history. Photos of Seward from the early 20th century adorn the walls, beds are brass or carved wood, and the common rooms foster a cozy B&B feel. This is definitely not a mass-market chain hotel, and the staff gives tours of the property, pointing out interesting historical information. Spend time in the common kitchen area, in the sitting room with books of local interest, or by the player piano in the lobby.

    Hotel Details

  • 20 rooms, 4 suites
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 06-12-2013

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