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
We stayed 2 nights at the Glacier Bay Lodge, which was just the right amount. We flew into Gustavus from Juneau in time for dinner the first night. Dinner was very tasty and the view from the dining room was lovely. The next day we did the Glacier Bay Boat tour, with the boat conveniently docking right outside the lodge. We got back in time to enjoy some of the nature trails around the lodge before another nice dinner. Our second day we did a longer hike and then had a little time to kill after lunch before the flight back to Juneau. This brings me to one thing I want to alert readers to: the lobby gets really crowded in the afternoon when people are arriving and departing on the big school buses that come from the airport. If you're picturing a quiet, relaxing time in front of a beautiful fireplace, realize that is only possible in the morning and the late evening. The rest of the day is kind of a zoo.
The rooms were comfortable and clean. Definitely look on a property map if you are at all mobility-impaired - some of the rooms are quite a hike from the main entrance.
I was there long time ago when I was traveling in Alaska. Excellent conditions, polite staff, thanks for the service, although you probably do not remember me. Despite this, I remembered one guy, his name was Paul. If you still work there, let me know.