Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn

Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn

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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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Located in Valdez,AK, the Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn is sure to provide a peaceful and comforting home away from home for any traveler. Each Best Western hotel provides free internet access, giving guests the opportunity to check emails and surf the web, all from the comforts of their room or the business center. With cleanliness and value being our top priority, we ensure a restful and productive stay. On top of that, our superior customer service will ensure that we meet all your needs and go beyond your expectations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Salon
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Location

100 Harbor Drive P.O.Box 468, Valdez, AK 99686
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 84 out of 100
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Valdez Municipal Airport
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
195.7 km
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AK907nomad wrote a review Jun 2020
Soldotna, Alaska18 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
While BW was the only real choice for a nice place to stay without breaking the bank, it could use some updating and better parking lot rules. Our second floor room was so hot with no way to regulate it except to open the window or use the fan provided in the room. Leaving the window open meant hearing the construction workers leave at 430-5am while having conversations, loud smelly diesels and backup alarms as they left for work. Hard to sleep through all that. The hallways smelled musty ( it’s a sea town- I get it ) but mixed with old dirty carpet and cigarette smell, we feared our room would be also. It wasn’t. The room smelled fine, was clean but the bathroom was ridiculously small. The door couldn’t open all the way because if the curved shower curtain, nor would it stay closed without actually latching it closed because it was uneven and swung open, so no shower ventilation without having the door full open. It was open full or closed tight- no in between. Beds were surprisingly comfortable. The shower was inoperable but maintenance came and fixed that but we Had to wait a half hour for him to come and he reeked of cigarette smoke. No elevator which was a real downer when you have a bag full of camera gear to lug in and out each day.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from scott Malone, General Manager at Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
Responded 9 Aug 2020
We aplogize for not meeting your expactations.
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Mark M wrote a review May 2022
Kirkland, Washington1,097 contribution110 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is in a good central location right on the harbor next to the boat tours. The staff was friendly. Overall the room was about what you would expect in a small town with decent furnishings that are not upscale and slightly worn. We got a decent and comfortable night sleep. Breakfast was included with eggs, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, etc. There was one nicer/newer hotel in town, but had several tour buses parked in front of and was fully booked (likely with tours). Outside that hotel and the Best Western the other hotels were a major step down. We also stayed in one of the other hotels and it was a far cry from this hotel. If we went back to Valdez, we would gladly pick the Best Western.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from scott Malone, General Manager at Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
Responded 2 Jun 2022
Thank you staying with us.
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veryuniquetraveler wrote a review Sept 2022
NEBRASKA582 contributions656 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the only suite in the hotel nearly a year in advance. There wasn't much point as there was no view to speak of, definitely not of the harbor, and the balcony and chairs were covered in bird droppings.
The hotel does not have an elevator and suite was located 2 1/2 flights up. Desk clerk at least helped us with our bags on check-in or we never would have made it. Their website should state no elevator. When we checked out a small lady was on duty so we had no one to help with the bags and it was a massive ordeal to get them down that long flight of steps.
Suite was spacious and TV was large. Oddly, there was a whole wall of closet space, why I have no idea. At least they had several luggage racks so I could actually sit on the couch for a change. Room had a microwave and ref., and a DVD player, but no safe. Also had no A/C and temp was impossible to regulate. Mattress was the hardest one we had on a two week trip. Curtains weren't big enough to cover the sliding glass doors. A two foot section stuck out of the other end from where you pulled the curtain. On the other hand, there wasn't enough lighting in the room to see what you were doing with all the lights turned on, especially in the closet area, there were no lights.
Water in shower was either scalding or cold, no in between, had to keep adjusting the knob. Toilet paper holder was broken and end kept falling off. Bathroom door would not stay open and it was very stuffy in there.
Breakfast was decent. They had real eggs and a choice of plain or mixed with spinach, onion, and cheese. They had bacon and sausage and potatoes, biscuits and gravy, and pancakes in addition to breads, yogurt, and fruit cup, plus some apples and oranges. Only place we stayed on a 2 week road trip that had real plates and silverware. They also had gloves and hand sanitizer to use, but no one was.
We came back from our glacier cruise on the 2nd day of our stay and asked the front desk for clean towels. When we got to the room we discovered that we didn't need them as the maid had come and serviced the room. When guy came with towels we told him we didn't need them after all because the maid had been there. He seemed VERY surprised, and said," What, the maid came?" as everything stated that there would be no stay over service. It was nice to have a clean room for a change.
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Date of stay: September 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from scott Malone, General Manager at Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
Responded 6 Sept 2022
We apologize for not meeting or exceeding your expectations.
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Leslie M wrote a review Aug 2023
Derby, United States14 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The wife had never been to Alaska and I wanted to go again. So for our 50th Anniversary and my 75th birthday. Here we are. We had a very short walk to several restaurants and the glacier cruise we took.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Scott Malone, General Manager at Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
Responded 7 Aug 2023
We hope you enjoyed your anniversary and birthday.
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G7365OL wrote a review Apr 2021
Anchorage, Alaska1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in 3 different rooms for a total of 5 nights and they were either baking hot like a sauna or freezing cold, and the thermostats had no effect on the room temperatures. None of the exterior windows properly sealed. The showers pulsed between scalding hot water and luke warm throughout each shower. Front desk staff were aloof and didn't seem to care. My co-worker (female) was given a room with a door that was visibly broken and did not shut completely or latch. Front desk acted like it was a huge inconvenience to change her to a room with a door that was secure. Same treatment when I asked to be switched to a room that wasn't boiling hot. She informed me that the heat in the entire building was turned off and none of the "experts" could figure out where the heat was coming from and I should just sleep with the window open. Outside temp was 10-20 degrees all week. She switched me to a room that was like an ice box... It's been about 10 yrs. since I stayed here and it's gone downhill and needs of some serious maintenance/repairs/upgrades.
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Date of stay: April 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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ewinter86 wrote a review Nov 2021
Nixa, Missouri1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean rooms with great staff. Easy walking distance to anything in Valdez. My trip was three weeks, with nine nights in Valdez. Maintenance was working on the laundry room during my stay and after explaining my situation they opened it up and let me use it, even though workers had been doing sheetrock work during the day. That kind of customer care can be hard to find these days. Can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from scott Malone, General Manager at Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
Responded 23 Nov 2021
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
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ks29652020 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was fine.
One night the wind was blowing and with the thermostat max the room was cold! Advised the front desk and was told it is Alaska!
The house keeping was great.
The restaurant was very good.
The breakfast was simple but good. (Scrambled eggs with cheese, cheese omelet, with bacon or sausage, oatmeal, plus a few other items
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from BWValdezHarborInn, General Manager at Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
Responded 10 Feb 2020
I apologize for the answer you received from one of my employees. I have talked to them about this kinda of thing hopefully this cures it.
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kleighannw wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The front desk refused our request for an extra blanket until we made a call to complain about the girl’s horrible attitude. She rolled her eyes at us and told us “no” when we asked very nicely if we could have an extra blanket. We live in Alaska, it was very cold. They also refused to honor the room price they had given us over the phone, which was after a 7 hour drive. I even had email proof and notes of the conversation with the associate who had given us the price, and they still refused to honor that (we are military.) They need to train their people on customer service and honor the rates they give people over the phone.
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Date of stay: March 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from scott Malone, General Manager at Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
Responded 20 Mar 2021
This has been taken care of we apologize for your inconvenience.
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CAGirard wrote a review Apr 2021
Anchorage, Alaska43 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are quite nice although the hotel is definitely dated. I always sleep well, it's set up well for office use, the internet is reliable, and the shower (temperature and pressure) are wonderful. Although there is a more luxurious and newer hotel in town, I really prefer the Best Western for the price and overall value. It's also great to relax at the end of the day at The Wheelhouse Restaurant. Complimentary breakfast is quite good with a changing assortment of hot offerings as well as cereals and other cold foods.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Amy R wrote a review Aug 2020
Chugiak, Alaska37 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Easy check in, courteous staff. Hotel is harborside and allows easy access to the marina and is a short walk to dining options and coffee. Plenty of parking. No air conditioning in the rooms and at night with the windows open the area was really noisy. Rooms were small and cramped. Mattresses need replaced, they are uncomfortable, no support and notable divets where many sleep nights have destroyed the support. TV did not work. Hotel room was pricey for what you get. Could definitely use a makeover. But not many lodging options in Valdez.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from scott Malone, General Manager at Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
Responded 11 Sept 2020
Thank you.
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Zubbydog asked a question Apr 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico23 contributions7 helpful votes
Are hairdryers available?
Answer from Jane M
Anchorage, Alaska8 contributions
Yes, I am sorry that I didn't see this sooner.
Answer from BWValdezHarborInn
Valdez, Alaska17 contributions1 helpful vote
Hello: Thank you for your question. We do have a few rooms with two double beds that are large enough to put a rollaway bed into. Please give us a call and we can make sure that we have those rooms available for the dates you are looking for. We are here 24 hours a day and we look forward to hearing from you soon! 907-835-3434
patellaOwensboro wrote a tip Aug 2023
Owensboro, Ky130 contributions55 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t stay here but not sure there is much choice."
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traveltime99999 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Denver, Colorado291 contributions74 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room on the second floor with harbor views."
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TFredieu wrote a tip Feb 2023
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Noisy at the very end of the hotel when folks come in and out. The door slams. We were in a pet room at the end of the hall."
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Mary Helen S wrote a tip Jul 2021
Eagle River, Alaska173 contributions17 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to stay somewhere else unless you plan to stay up all night."
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R+L Travels MVP wrote a tip Jun 2021
Big Canoe, Georgia48 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great for Stan Stevens cruises, hotel sits on the Harbor!"
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PRICE RANGE
₹11,913 - ₹23,409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western valdez harbor hotel valdez, valdez best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BEST WESTERN Valdez Harbor Inn
LOCATION
United StatesAlaskaValdez
NUMBER OF ROOMS
88
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Valdez Museum & Historical Archive (0.4 km), Dock Point Park & Trail (0.4 km), and The Fat Mermaid (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nat Shack, The Roadside Potatohead, and The Fat Mermaid.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Valdez.
Are pets allowed at Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Best Western Valdez Harbor Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
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