Fodor's Expert Review Glacier Bay Lodge

179 Bartlett Cove Rd., Gustavus, Alaska, 99826, USA

Built of massive timbers and blending well with the surrounding rain forest, the only accommodation in the national park has rustic rooms (accessible by a boardwalk); a large porch overlooking Glacier Bay; and a roster of activities that includes whale-watching excursions, kayaking trips, guided hikes, and boat tours of the bay. If it swims or crawls in the sea hereabouts, you'll find it on the menu in the dining room, which is open to nonguests as well. The lodge pushes packages, which include all meals, transfers, and a boat tour on your first day.

PROS

  • ample hiking trails nearby
  • good local seafood at restaurant
  • packages include meals, transfers, and boat tour of Glacier Bay

CONS

  • dining options within the park are all on the property
  • location is somewhat remote
  • dated decor

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 888-229–8687-reservations | 907-697–4000

HOTEL DETAILS

49 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed post–Labor Day weekend until Memorial Day weekend, No Meals

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