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Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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There was no way to cool the room, even with the window ajar and the fan going. Need air conditioning!

We arrived tired from the drive from Anchorage. The hotel was a welcome sight. Our room was great place to rest up before we went bear hunting. We found the bear, after a long wait, eating fish in the harbor. Loved seeing the rabbits playing on the hotel grounds. Very pleasant surroundings.

Although the room was a tad small it was clean and met our needs. The breakfast was wonderful. We will definitely stay here again if we get the chance to visit the area and would recommend it others!

Good location at the marina. Good breakfast. No problems with the room. Check-in not allowed until 4 PM. Large hotel, so not too much personal service.

The room was nice, like others in the best western chain... The only problem was the noise in the room above us... I could hear their steps all the time... Bothering!!!!! Ask for a room on the 2nd floor.

Our stay in this BW was the worst on our entire trip through Alaska. The room had a chemical smell like carpet cleaner and was tiny. The lady at check-in was very snippy when I asked a few questions. There is an adjacent restaurant that appears to be part of the hotel. Beware it is very expensive and has average to poor quality food. You would be better off going to the local Safeway. I would not recommend

Extremely friendly staff, everyone smiles and greets you all hours of the day. Room was warm, clean, and comfortable after a day of slogging through wet, sloppy snow.

Nice room. Nice hotel. Scenery and views awesome. Great breakfast. Within walking distance of many eating places.

We couldn't have asked for better accommodations or friendlier staff! We arrived at 4:30 in the morning after an all night drive to get to Valdez, and because I had called to tell them we wouldn't be arriving before then, we weren't charged for our first night's stay! The hotel was clean and quiet, and was in easy walking distance of restaurants and harbor cruises. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

Had to check in late but they had the room available and gave me an even better deal. Good free breakfast.

HEre's the problem. On-line the hotel indicated that it was "pet friendly". When I made the reservation on-line I was not asked if I would be traveling with pets. When I checked in at the hotel I was asked to sign a document saying that pets were only allowed in smoking rooms and there was an additional fee and a deposit required. I can live with the extra fee and deposit, but it should have been identified on line. I can not live with a smoking room as both my husband and I are allergic to smoke. To make matters worse, the hotel had no smoking rooms available, so we were not allowed to bring our 2 dogs into the hotel room. We were forced to leave them in our vehicle for the night. That is not acceptable. In addition, I prepaid $99.00 per night and when I checked it, I was asked to initial that the rate was $79.99 per night. SO I OVER PAID and I would like [...] to refund the $19.01 overcharge. I am not happy with this at all. Give potential customers the entire facts as they relate to pet friendly. Don't claim to be when you aren't!

The microwave was a bit small, wouldn't turn to pop the popcorn. Location was great for boat tours and walking through town. Nice views. No noisier than most motels, and the staff was very pleasant and helpful. There are packets of coffee in each room, but hot chocolate would have been nice, too.

Excellent location, needs improvements, free breakfast, free parking

Nice place and location to marina. Good continental breakfast. Would stay again.

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100 Harbor Drive Valdez AK

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a 5-minute walk of Valdez Museum, Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn is within a mile (2 km) of Alaska Pipeline Media Tour and Exhibit. This 88-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. In central Valdez, the hotel is also close to Maxine and Jesse Whitney Museum.


Dining

Free full breakfast is included with your stay. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite bistro, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn's 88 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle at scheduled times. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, laundry facilities, and a gift shop.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave, Harbor View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave, Harbor View

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Mountain View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Business Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn

Everyone (2) Business (1) Couples (6) Family (2) Friends (4) Other (1)
5

nice

Everyone

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By , from PA on Sep 23, 2016

3

way too hot

Everyone

There was no way to cool the room, even with the window ajar and the fan going. Need air conditioning!

By , from Homer, AK on May 16, 2016

5

great stay

Families

We arrived tired from the drive from Anchorage. The hotel was a welcome sight. Our room was great place to rest up before we went bear hunting. We found the bear, after a long wait, eating fish in the harbor. Loved seeing the rabbits playing on the hotel grounds. Very pleasant surroundings.

By on Jun 30, 2015

5

postcard beauty everywhere you look

GetawayWithFriends

Although the room was a tad small it was clean and met our needs. The breakfast was wonderful. We will definitely stay here again if we get the chance to visit the area and would recommend it others!

By on Jul 28, 2014

4

at marina

Singles

Good location at the marina. Good breakfast. No problems with the room. Check-in not allowed until 4 PM. Large hotel, so not too much personal service.

By on Jun 6, 2014

3

good location!

GetawayWithFriends

The room was nice, like others in the best western chain... The only problem was the noise in the room above us... I could hear their steps all the time... Bothering!!!!! Ask for a room on the 2nd floor.

By on Jun 4, 2013

2

poor stay in valdez

GetawayWithFriends

Our stay in this BW was the worst on our entire trip through Alaska. The room had a chemical smell like carpet cleaner and was tiny. The lady at check-in was very snippy when I asked a few questions. There is an adjacent restaurant that appears to be part of the hotel. Beware it is very expensive and has average to poor quality food. You would be better off going to the local Safeway. I would not recommend

By on May 31, 2013

4

great experience

BusinessTravelers

Extremely friendly staff, everyone smiles and greets you all hours of the day. Room was warm, clean, and comfortable after a day of slogging through wet, sloppy snow.

By on Feb 18, 2013

4

bucket list trip

Couples

Nice room. Nice hotel. Scenery and views awesome. Great breakfast. Within walking distance of many eating places.

By on Aug 29, 2012

5

great staff, great room, great time!

Families

We couldn't have asked for better accommodations or friendlier staff! We arrived at 4:30 in the morning after an all night drive to get to Valdez, and because I had called to tell them we wouldn't be arriving before then, we weren't charged for our first night's stay! The hotel was clean and quiet, and was in easy walking distance of restaurants and harbor cruises. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

By on Jun 1, 2011