by Amanda Norcross
Located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska, Glacier Bay Lodge provides cozy accommodations for national park visitors. Open in the summer months only, the lodge offers traditional guestrooms (with or without a view) with one king or two double beds, a private bathroom, hairdryer, and coffeemaker. ADA rooms with one double bed are also available.
The hotel has an onsite restaurant, the Fairweather Dining Room, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Families can embark on a Glacier Bay Day Tour right from the hotel, too.
Our Editor Loves
- Cozy guestrooms
- Fairweather Dining Room
- Glacier Bay Day Tours
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Kirsten M
I stayed at the Lodge the night before taking the day boat trip through Glacier Bay National Park. The Lodge provides convenient transport to and from the airport. The accommodation was nothing special and I do think the Lodge is overpriced for the quality and amenities on offer. Dinner and breakfast are eaten at the Dining Room, which has a nice selection but again is probably overpriced. The National Park Visitor Centre was located in the main building and was nice to look at after arriving on the first night. It is good for a one night stay to enjoy the National Park but there are some other (limited) accommodation options in Gustavus worth investigating.
by Kit K
After the short flight from Juneau, the Lodge bus met us at the airport. We were delighted with the lodge and the charming rooms! There are about 50 rooms, and some of the other guests were with small tours; we were independent.
Food in the dining room was okay, but we did not have high expectations.
We had to be down at the dock at 7 am for the day-long tour, and it was worth every minute! We saw Johns Hopkins glacier from 1/4 mile away, calving off pieces of ice. We saw 8 bears in the day, including 2 different families, and a male catching and eating salmon. Mountain goats, seals floating downstream on ice floes, the sound of the ice calving.
Also there was a Tlingit clan house, and a Tlingit man teaching as docent. That closes at 8 pm, and we only got to talk to him for a short while. I wish we'd had longer.