BEST WESTERN Hotel Valdez Harbor Inn,  Valdez

3.5/5  - based on 508 guest reviews.
100 Harbor Drive, 99686-0468, Valdez, United States - See map
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    24-hour front desk
  • Cocktail lounge
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  • Free parking
    Free parking
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    Safe deposit box
  • High speed internet access
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Discover this hotel in Valdez, Alaska located on the Alaskan boat harbor with stunning mountain views of the Chugach Mountain Range! The BEST WESTERN Valdez Harbor Inn takes great pride in offering attentive customer care and great amenities. This hotel places guests directly in the heart of the harbor with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Travelers looking for outdoor adventure will find it nearby in fishing, heli-skiing, snowboarding, extreme skiing championships and glacier tours. Hotel guests will also be near the Alaskan Pipeline Terminal. Guests coming to Valdez will find comfortable guest rooms equipped with cable television, high-speed Internet, microwave and refrigerator. Rooms with picturesque views are available upon request. Additional hotel amenities include an on-site restaurant, cocktail lounge and meeting facilities. Guests will enjoy the great location on the harbor to sit and enjoy watching fishing boats and the abundance of sea life. Getting to the airport is a breeze with the hotel's complimentary airport shuttle. In-room dining is available for guests looking for a convenient meal. Don't delay! Make your online reservation today at the BEST WESTERN Valdez Harbor Inn. Pet rooms on availability only, please contact hotel directly. Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Valdez Harbor Inn,Valdez
  • 4
    « Great Location »

    Stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. The location is great right on the harbor. The scenery in the area is amazing. The rooms are large, clean, and comfortable. We were there during record heat and could have used air conditioning which our room did not have. Otherwise it was a very nice stay.

    4
    « best place in Valdez »

    Situated right on the harbour, it was clean and very comfy. Breakfast was ok...didn't cater for coeliacs at all, but made do.Quiet town so not a great deal of accomodation available so we were lucky to get in here. All on one and two levels, we stayed on the bottom so easy to get to rooms and had little rabbits running round the gardens ( the locals think someone let the loose years ago and they just survive there. Easy walk ( 5 min) to the cafes and tours next to the harbour and a 10 min walk into the other parts of town.Not a massive choice of options food wise but the scenery here makes up for it...surrounded by glaciers everywhere you look...

    4
    « Valdez in the off season »

    We did a loop through Alaska and passed through Valdez in mid-October. Many places and activities shut down so didn't have much to do. Best Western was clean and restaurant (separate review) was good.

    4
    « Probably one of the better options in Vadez »

    Hotel is right on the harbor. Valdez is a sleep little town. Restaurant is good and locals do eat there too so it is a good option. Rooms are very clean and relatively modern. Wifi was acceptable. Simple buffet breakfast was included.

    5
    « A great place to Stay »

    The hotel is conveniently located, has a great breakfast included and nice clean rooms and friendly staff. I have stayed here every year for 10 years and keep coming back. I plan on using the Best Western every time i visit Valdez

    4
    « Good Alaska Value »

    Call the hotel directly for pricing especially if you are an Alaska resident. Hotel is right on the harbor next to Stan Stephens cruises. Valdez is not big but there are a few places to choose from and this one seems the most modern and clean. Attached restaurant is good and service is friendly. Rooms are very clean and modern. Wifi is acceptable with 5Mbps down and 2 Mbps up. Valdez is rural and the views are great. Breakfast is included with all rates and served from 6am to 10am. Plenty of food buffet style. Bathroom was very clean and also modern with nice clean and plentifully stocked towels and heat lamp. If you are a visitor in the winter follow parking signs and stay a minimum of 6ft from the building. This is the snow capital of Alaska and falling snow chunks off the roof will crush your car. Seriously. There is a ferry that goes to Whittier that only takes 3 hours and several other destinations. Hotel is quite and the lobby and breakfast area are nicely decorated.

    5
    « best ever »

    this was the best vacation ever. and not far from family members and the fishing areas. People all over where friendly and wonderful to talk with. Everyone knows who you are after a few times of buying in the stores.

    1
    « Pretty bad »

    Spent 2 nights at the Best Western. Maid did not clean the room for the first night. When I stay at a hotel especially for more than 1 night, I expect to come back to a clean room with a clean bathroom. Coming back to an unclean room with no fresh towels and trash not emptied was very annoying. The only good thing I liked about the hotel was the complimentary breakfast was good.

    4
    « All we wanted »

    Stayed two nights. Hotel was as good, as expected from previous reviews. Very convenient for everything in Valdez and for the ferry to Whittier. Room was slightly too warm, so opened window. Breakfast was quite good, all the usual pre-packed yoghurt, cereals, containers of fruit etc., also cooked food. They opened breakfast early on the morning we were catching the ferry. Ate one evening meal in the hotel which was OK but a bit disappointing. The other evening we dined at The Totem Pole restaurant where the food was good and we were grateful the next day that my husband's camera which he'd left on the chair back had been handed in.

    4
    « Bar is a good place for a drink »

    Did not stay in this hotel but had a drink in the hotel bar (i think it ios called the wheelhouse lounge) Place was buzzing with a good mix of locals and tourists. Lovely views of the harbour from the bar. Good selection of beers and wine and staff very friendly. Would recommend this bar for a drink if staying in town

  • 4
    « Location location »

    On the harbor and able to watch all the boats come and go! Walking distance to most everything. No air conditioning but was able to open window and had a fan in the room. Breakfast was included and was very good with many options that changed daily! Washer and dryer on site and front desk sells washing powder for $1.00. The bed was very comfortable and the room was clean! Easy checkin and out!

    5
    « great stay »

    other then a blip in the restaurant for one of our group our stay was fantastic. everyone was friendly and helpful. IMO they went well out of their way to help us in any way and never acted like we were a bother. the breakfast, which is included is really good and well maintained.

    3
    « best Valdez »

    clean hotel, convenient location, moderately friendly staff, we were there on an arranged tour, I doubt I would stay there otherwise, it was just a quick in and out so I do not know all of what it had to offer. It was clean which was a priary concern for uys.

    3
    « Older hotel, but our room was fine. »

    We were with a tour group of about 40 people. Some had not-so-ok rooms (musty, smelly.) Our room was a room with king bed on the second (top) floor and was about 80* when we opened the door. It cooled quickly with sea breeze and table top fan. It was clean, the bed was comfy, no complaints about our stay here.

    3
    « Just okay »

    The check in experience here is less than friendly. The woman at the desk when I checked in acted like she would rather be anywhere else, and the staff was just kind of hanging around talking in crude terms (and yes, swearing) about something. Not really what I expect. After we checked in, the staff changed over, and the people at the desk were much friendlier and more helpful. I stayed there because it is a name that I recognize, but it doesn't live up to the other Best Westerns that I have stayed at- even others in AK.

    5
    « Location, Location, Location »

    This hotel is located in a superb place to explore Valdez. Park the vehicle and walk to the sites. Rooms are clean and comfortable. I notified them in advance that we were celebrating my husband's birthday and got a room with a spa. It was a nice treat after spending the day traveling!

    4
    « Great Location »

    Nice hotel with a great location on the harbor. Lounge looks over the harbor with the mountains in the background. Julie at the lounge was especially helpful and she makes an awesome Bloody Mary. Included free breakfast was good. The guest self serve laundry machines worked very good. We asked for a cot and it was delivered promptly. Only con is it was very warm outside when we were there and the room was hot and stuffy. We opened the windows which helped a little bit. They might have to consider installing air conditioning. Also, a big problem was no exhaust fan in the bathroom, which combined with no air circulation added to the problem.

    5
    « Room good, restaurant not so much... »

    Excellent location, right next to harbor, One could easily walk to the waterfront. Big, clean room...but, view of the back alley. Food service for dinner was okay, however, service in the bar was spotty at best. We had a waiter from the adjoining dining room take our order eventually and the bartender came from behind the bar to take our drink order. There were two separate bills, too! Food was ok, drinks were excellent! I must say the dining room was packed and the overflow filled the bar area. View of the the harbor from the bar was stunning!

    4
    « Excellent Handicap facilities »

    Valdez is one of my favorite places to visit in the world and the Best Western makes the experience even more enjoyable. Best of all for me is that they have a room with a roll in shower which is a requirement for my handicapped wife. Breakfast is very good and the staff will cheerfully help with any request. They do have a sign up in the lobby advising guests of their slow internet speed but suggest that Valdez has other virtues to make up for that issue. I would note that rooms had no A/C which is not usually a big deal. After all, this is Alaska. However we visited during a time of near record high temperatures and we did miss it a little but overall, you can't go wrong staying here

    4
    « Nice and good location »

    We took the ferry over from Whittier and arrived at 9:30 pm. The hotel is close to the ferry. Our hotel room was waiting and while small, it was clean, comfortable and quiet. The front desk staff was efficient. This hotel has a breakfast buffet that is minimal but sufficient. There is a nice coin laundry facility on the first floor - no elevators so keep that in mind if you don't like doing stairs. The location of the hotel is what was nice for us. We wanted to explore a little bit in the morning. The visitor center, museums and some restaurants were in easy walking distance from the hotel. The Alaskan Richardson Highway is only a couple of blocks away. Definitely the place to stay in Valdez.

  • 3
    « Not Bad, Not Exceptional, But Not Bad »

    The hotel is located right on the harbour at Valdez so you enjoy the activity in the port area. The rooms and bathrooms are fine as is the technology (T V and wifi). Breakfast is basic but still gets you off and running. Possibly let down by the dining area being more like a cafeteria. If I was visiting Valdez again, would I stop here, possibly.

    5
    « Best in the town »

    Stayed in this hotel 3 nights during our holidays in Alaska . Exceed my expectations. Breakfast was great, better than competitors, and staff was friendly. Highly recommended if you'd like to stay in Valdez.

    5
    « Excellent Place - Recommend »

    We stayed in this hotel 3 nights during our holidays in Alaska and for me this hotel is absolutely recommend. Rooms are spacious and beds very comfortable. I traveled with my wife and 2 children and they also liked this place. Wifi worked pretty well. Breakfast was very nice with good variety. Only problem here are the number of sites available to sit down. Location of this hotel is perfect, just in the middle of the town in front of the harbor. Staff were also very kind I would repeat

    3
    « Nice Place »

    Comfy beds Good prices Continental Breakfast wasn't too bad The only 2 issues was with housekeeping removing our DND sign off our door after our second day and coffee filter was left in coffee maker from we are guessing previous guest

    2
    « Yucky and Rundown »

    Probably the worst Best Western I have ever stayed in. Room was stuffy and uncomfortable, even with the windows open and the outside temp's in the 50's. The plastic fan's provided gave the accommodations the feel of a badly maintained youth hostel. Rundown interior, mediocre breakfast. On the plus side, the front desk staff were very helpful and kind.

    4
    « Older hotel but in good shape. One of the nicest places in Valdez. »

    Great location if you are catching the ferry. It is an easy walk. The hotel is older but most accommodations in Valdez are very simple so it is very nice relative to the other places in town. The restaurant has a beautiful view and the staff was very friendly. It was August and the rooms were quite warm.

    4
    « Reasonable room; good restaurant; breakfast arrangements poor »

    We stayed here in a standard twin bed room which was comfortable enough in itself but we had a poor outlook. The heating appeared to be switched off, but had it been on it looked as though the thermostat was broken. The restaurant seemed very popular and we enjoyed our evening meal. We recommend booking a table as the restaurant is quite small given the size of the hotel. The hotel offers a complimentary continental breakfast. There was not a lot of choice; the serving area was very cramped and the seating arrangements were totally inadequate. All the staff we encountered were pleasant and very helpful. We were able to leave our car in the hotel car park while we spent a full day on a Glacier Cruise, which departs from next to the hotel. All in all this hotel merits 3.5 rather than 4 stars.

    4
    « Basic Room in a Good Location »

    Two adults stayed for one night. As far as I could tell, this is the only National-brand hotel in town. We reserved several months in advance to guarantee a room and get a good rate. We appreciate that the hotel did not require prepayment (as some do). The room we requested was ready and waiting on arrival; check-in was quick and there were no issues. The hotel location is great; it's right next to the harbor and walking distance to restaurants, stores and Dock Point Park. It's not a resort or luxury property - it's an older hotel and a bit worn-looking, but the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. We appreciated the black-out drapes. There's no A/C and the room was quite warm when we arrived in spite of cool, rainy weather. We opened the window and turned on the portable electric fan that was provided and that helped. We had requested a wheelchair accessible room. The ramp to the exterior door was too steep (assistance necessary) and the room spacing was tight, just exactly enough room to maneuver around the bed. The bathroom had a roll-in shower stall, but the floor tile and drain had not been installed correctly. Instead of sloping toward the drain, the floor sloped away so that water ran out of the shower and flooded the bathroom. We had to make a "dam" with rolled up towels. I suggested to the desk staff that the addition of a flexible rubber shower dam would improve the situation and they seemed concerned and receptive. We used the in-room wifi and it worked fine. The room also contained a refrigerator and small microwave. The free breakfast has a good selection including some healthy choices like fruit, oatmeal and yogurt, but the dining area is small requiring some additional seating in the lobby. This hotel is in a scenic, convenient location and met our needs for one night. The town is populated with feral rabbits and we spotted several on the hotel lawn. We enjoyed walking along the harbor and watching the fishermen bringing in their catch, and we saw a bald eagle at Dock Point. There is a restaurant on site but we didn't dine there so can't comment.

    4
    « A Pricey Location! »

    The hotel is situated right on the harbour. It is fairly large and busy so car parking was at a premium. There is no elevator but that was not too much of an issue for us. Our room had a great view across the water. It was compact with an unusual layout...the bathroom being in the middle of the side of the room. It was fairly small but seemed to have been refurbished. No air conditioning so we left the windows open...thankful for the screen to keep out the insects!! Everything was clean. The breakfast was the usual motel options and although the room was small there was plenty supplementary seating outside in the large hallway. We had no issue with the wifi but given the remoteness of Valdez, we would have understood had there been a problem. There was not a great deal of choice hotel wise in Valdez. We did feel that the accomodation was not really great value for the amount of money we paid. However, it is the remoteness of the location and the short summer season, that would explain why the hotel prices seem to be inflated.

    3
    « Nice Hotel with a Great Location »

    My family and I recently visited Alaska and we stayed in Valdez. We arrived at the hotel at 10 pm and found there wasn't any parking. Adjoining the hotel, there is a restaurant, which uses the same parking lot as the hotel. Check-in was easy and we were placed on the 2nd floor. There were no elevators, so we had to carry all of our luggage up the stairs. There is no air conditioning in the hotel, so they prop open the outside entrances to cool off the hallways. There is a large window in the room, allowing you to watch the boats come in to harbor. Our room was nice. We had a queen sized bed and it was really comfy. The bathroom was small and smelled kind of funny, but it served its purpose. All in all, the room was very nice and clean. The hotel is right next to the harbor, which allows it to be a walking distance from shops along the water. The tour boat company is right next to the hotel, so we were able to walk outside and immediately get on our boat. We also enjoyed a short walk along the harbor to watch the fishermen bring their catch in. The Best Western has a fabulous location in the town of Valdez, allowing you to walk around the town and shop. We had a wonderful stay, and would stay here again if we went back to Alaska.

  • 2
    « Not a good value for your money »

    I rate this Best Western a 2 because of it's value. For $200.00 a night I expect more than what they offer. I would have rated it a 5 if they were charging $100.00 a night. I stayed in Valdez for 2 nights. One night I stayed here at the Best Western and the second night I stayed at the Mountain sky hotel. For the money the Mountain sky hotel was a better deal. As for the Best Western here is my review: The room was clean enough for a man and his two sons but I would not have brought my wife here. The room had two queen size beds that were comfortable and the bathroom had good water pressure and the hot water was plentiful. The room had a nice flat screen TV, isolating fan, small mini fridge, small coffee maker. Valdez is a very small town so all the hotels here are in easy walking distance to everything. The Best Western is the closest to the Harbor. What makes this Hotel a 2 is that you are spending $200.00 a night for a room that does not have any Wi-Fi, The TV has a limited basic programming no premium channels. The coffee maker was filthy ( not dirty) Filthy. There was no air-conditioning and the breakfast was comparable to cheaper motel fair. Yes the Hotel has a family of rabbits that live in the back yard but again the whole town in overrun with rabbits. It rained both days I was there so walking around in the rain feeding the rabbits and looking at the boats in the Harbor turned out to be our major source of entertainment. If you come to Valdez and want to fish just remember that the boats fill up fast in the summer so book a few months in advance. Valdez was a last minute decision for us and we could not beg, borrow or steal our way onto a charter boat. There are a few good places to eat in town but not that many. Valdez has one expensive gas station in town along with a carwash. The sights and scenery are good for a one day stay, two days if you can get a spot on a charter boat. Also remember that if you do get a spot on a boat and end up catching some fish, The town provides flash freezing, and shipping for your fish if you have someone back home that can receive it. I looked at the service and discovered that to package and ship 50 pounds of fish back to Houston it was going to cost me $300.00.

    3
    « Decent hotel with some drawbacks »

    My daughter and I recently stayed at Best Western in Valdez for 5 nights. The hotel was clean and staff was helpful and friendly. Unfortunately, the Wifi broke after the second night and was out throughout the hotel the rest of our stay. Our room was on the second floor, overlooking the parking lot. The hotel has no air conditioning (apparently, this is the norm in Valdez), and the weather was fairly warm so we left our window open (otherwise the room would have been quite hot). Unfortunately, there's a lot of noise in the parking lot at night (people talking for a while, cars and motorcycles starting up) and it's quite bothersome. Breakfast was good and the hotel location is great. A darling family of bunny rabbits lives behind the hotel and is fun to watch. The hotel doesn't have an elevator, so be prepared to carry your luggage up the stairs if you're on the second floor. There aren't many hotel choices in Valdez, and Best Western is probably one of the better options, despite things that could be improved.

    4
    « Alaska Stay »

    The appearance and overall cleanliness of the hotel was very good. The room was pretty clean except for some hair in the tub when we checked in. The room was very warm and there is no air conditioning. There is a fan in the room on a stand, but that provided little relief. It would have been better if it were a box fan that you could put in the window. The water temperature in the shower kept fluctuating from hotter to cooler so it was hard to control. They definitely need more outlets in the room. They provide a complimentary hot breakfast, which was very good. The breakfast is what pushed my overall rating to very good instead of average. I would consider staying there again unless there was a place available that had air conditioning.

    4
    « It's a Best Western - Basic but Adequate »

    I don't expect a lot from a Best Western and with that in mind this place was fine. Reasonably comfortable bed, basically clean though overall the place felt a bit trampled under foot. Two washers and dryers for guest laundry but only one of each working. The free breakfast was very basic and while you can get your standard high sugar, high fat food not a lot of options for the healthy eater - but did find some oatmeal. There is a good sized refrigerator in the room and a microwave.

    1
    « Not happy »

    Upstairs, hot, shower had hair all over tub. Downstairs wall vent held together with tape. Did I mention hot hot hot. Really only choice in Valdez. Won't come here again. Too bad beautiful scenery. Ceiling fans would be nice.

    4
    « Best place to stay in Valdez »

    Location, location, location is what the Best Western is all about. It is near great sightseeing adventures, fishing boats, restaurants, and the gorgeous harbor. The staff were warm and welcoming. The room wasn't fancy, but we didn't go all the way to Valdez to stay in a hotel room.

    4
    « Good location with helpful staff »

    Don't be put off by the "old motel" look to the place. The rooms are nicely sized with excellent beds and good amenities. Views are splendid. For the price, we found Best Western Valdez to be one of the top locations on our trip. The town is really delightful, and the staff represent their community proudly. For its superb location alone, we would recommend this property to travelers. The staff and facilities make it the choice!

    3
    « Good location, rooms are average »

    Rated #1 in Valdez, doesn't say much for the others. The room was clean, I think, hard to tell with the aged carpet and fittings. Housekeeping needs to pay more attention to making sure the room has everything that it should have, like toilet paper and tissues. They provide a microwave but no utensils to eat your food with - go figure. The hotel also advertises that they are recycling conscious, yet do not provide enough hangers to put your towels on. I will only stay here again if there are no other options.

    3
    « Best choice in town »

    Not much to choose from in Valdez and the Best Western is the only modern hotel available. Rooms & common areas were clean but the walls are paper thin, so if you have to get up at 5am do your neighbors a favor and talk softly! There's a decent restaurant attached for a good lunch/dinner choice and the hotel offers a complimentary breakfast for guests ( but it's a small room). Wifi in these remote areas is very weak so don't expect to do anything more than check email.

    3
    « good place to explore Valdez »

    We stayed here three nights during our Alaska trip. Great location! right at the harbor. We saw all the boats and the beautiful scenery out of our hotel room. Parking is in front of the hotel. Busy but we always found a spot. Very convenient - you can just walk from your hotel room to for example the glacier cruise boats, they leave right in front of the hotel. Hotel is a bit old but we were OK with our room, although it was maybe at the small side and the whole corridor/rooms all had a bit an old, dusty smell. It was quite warm when we were in Valdez, maybe that's why. Internet wifi in room available, although not super speedy. Staff at reception is friendly, and breakfast is just a bit better than average hotel breakfast (one day they had french toast which was really good). We had dinner twice in the restaurant attached to the hotel - good food (but slow service as it was busy but still worth to go there) Would for sure recommend when staying in Valdez!

  • 2
    « Basic and disappointing »

    We stayed here for 2 nights in June 2016. The location of the hotel is great - right on the harbour, with scenic views and close to local restaurants and other amenities. However, it lacks in style, cleanliness and atmosphere. The room was a good size but had a strange smell, and we had to open the window to ventilate and cool the room. Laundry is self-operated, which is inconvenient but at least cheap! The breakfast is terrible - the food is as plastic as the cutlery, with disposable plates, and served in a really small room, which gets crowded and there are not enough places to sit even in the corridor area. The bar is friendly and overlooks the harbour, but be aware you cannot charge drinks to your room. Security is potentially an issue - the fire door just below our room was permanently open and could be used to enter or exit by anyone, resident or not. Overall we were glad to move on!

    5
    « The best hotel we stayed in Alaska »

    We stayed in 5 cities in Alaska, and found this is the best hotel. It is clean, quite, comfortable. Especially we appreciated their shower head, which is adjustable, and we also appreciated their in room coffee maker and microwave oven, which makes our life more convenient. The staff are very friendly. It was a very pleasant stay in this hotel.

    5
    « A lovely motel right on the harbor in Valdez »

    This is a very nice hotel that is perfectly located on the Harbor right near restaurants, museums, day adventure day trip shops and boat rides. The motel is clean, the rooms and nice size and they offer TV and WIFI and the breakfast is good with fresh fruit and hot items also. The beds and bathrooms were clean and good. We will stay here again when we come back to Valdez.

    3
    « Noisy at all hours but the restaurant is pretty good »

    My fiance and I just got back from a 12 day trip to Alaska and this hotel was sadly our least favourite. Check-in When checking in the receptionist was a bit cold. She was not directly unfriendly but we had much warmer welcomes during our stay in Alaska. I personally felt like we were inconveniencing her a bit. At least check-in was pretty fast (we also managed to just get in front of an entire coach of people thank goodness). The next day we asked reception for help booking an excursion and the young lady at the desk was friendly, helpful and polite so it seems like their staff has a mix of higher and lower performers. The Room The size of the room was fine however it smelled very musty and was hot all the time. The decor was also pretty dark and depressing. In my opinion all the carpets and curtains need to be replaced with fresher and brighter alternatives. We had a 'harbour view room' and it was more a view of the car park with a bit of the harbour in the distance, which left us feeling a bit disappointed. The car park also means a lot of noise. Even gone 1am loud engine noises kept waking us up. The Restaurant Probably the best part of this hotel. Some of the pasta dishes were surprisingly pricey (pasta of all things!) but it was at least delicious. The restaurant staff were all friendly and did a great job looking after all of the guests. The Breakfast Both of us found it ok, especially the morning they served pancakes (which were a little dry but we both found them palatable enough). Overall the offering of this hotel isn't bad but it really could do better. Valdez is pretty remote and I am sure that results in limitations difficult for them to control but there are definitely some improvements that this hotel could make.

    4
    « Nice room at a nice location »

    This is your best choice in Valdez. It locates right next to the harbour with great glacier view just from the window. The hotel looks old from outside but was remodeled inside and looks nice. It is a little compacted but fits four people well. The bathroom is fancy and clean. However, the breakfast is very mediocre and below average among best Westerns.

    3
    « Average Stay in Valdez »

    The drive to Valdez from Anchorage is amazing and beautiful. Unfortunately, Valdez has limited options for lodging, and the Best Western sounded like the best bet because it was close to the harbor. Check-in was slow. I stood at the counter for ten minutes before someone arrived. The receptionist seemed annoyed that she had to do her job. We had two rooms -- both located on the first floor directly by the door with people coming and going. We had to hear a lot of conversations and suitcases rolling by at all hours. The rooms weren't lit well, and there was a musty smell. We had a parking lot view. We had trouble with the television at night and had to call and request help twice. Breakfast was average. We didn't see anyone refilling food or cleaning tables as needed. I needed to wash some clothes on one occasion. Only one washer and one dryer were functioning so customers were competing for the machines. Not a good experience. Our impression of the Valdez Best Western is that is is not ever going to be an outstanding hotel until management cracks down and makes some serious changes. As it stands, unfortunately, it's just an average place to stay.

    2
    « Could do better! »

    The location of the Best Western is great - close to the harbour and to local restaurants. However, the complimentary breakfast was pretty dire: unappealing scrambled eggs and unappetising bread and pastries. Also why on earth do you need cardboard bowls and plates and plastic cutlery? This is not at all environmentally friendly and seems to go against everything Alaska stands for. The rooms were OK, though rather dated. Ice water and free coffee in the reception was a nice touch.

    3
    « Good, but some issues »

    This motel is in a great location with a view of the bay from the room. We tried to check in three different times in the afternoon, and even at 4pm they weren't ready for us. Finally we got to our good-sized room with two comfortable chairs. However, the room was poorly lit. Also, we had to call for a maintenance man twice--once to fix our TV and once to fix our sink. The bed was comfortable, and we had a quiet night except for some squeaky floors. The bathroom was small with some counter space. The shower head was good, and we had plenty of hot water. The breakfast room was small and crowded, and they were slow to restock items. They offered pretty good eggs, sausage, French toast, oatmeal, etc. We ate dinner one night at the attached restaurant (Roma Italian Kitchen). We were not impressed with the food, and the service was extremely slow. We had a good lunch at a reasonable price at Mike's Palace down the street.

    2
    « Diesel Fumes In Room »

    Got lucky to get a room by the Coast Guard boats. Had diesel fumes coming in the open window from the boats. They don't have A/C, it was so humid and warm in the room we needed air. We had to get a room on the other side of the building. WI-FI was useless, read the sign. Yet going to dinner a couple of blocks away we had great WI-FI. Having the front desk call tech support and them having me change things on my laptop made icons disappear. I spent a lot of time trying to undo what they messed up. Saw a child spill a liquid in the doorway into the breakfast area and reported it to the front desk and two other employees walked past it and just looked at it. No one ever cleaned it up. When trying to go to dinner, in the rain, we saw an employee sitting in the BW van in the parking lot. We asked if they did close by shuttles. We got a big "NO". So off in the rain we went. What is the shuttle for?

    2
    « No Elevator »

    So there is handicap parking, handicap ramps but there is NO elevator!! Really?? So my family carries my luggage up and I took my time climbing the stairs. Hated that!! No A/C in the room on the hottest day of our trip...78 degrees I believe. We did have 1 fan in our room and obtained another. So with fans and an opened window we survived. The complimentary breakfast was satisfactory.

  • 5
    « Modest, but best hotel in Valdez »

    I've stayed at the Harbor Inn six times over the past ten years and each time is better than the last. There have been many upgrades through the years and constant improvement. This time Courtny at the front desk was extremely helpful and very friendly. Anywhere else this would be a very modest hotel, but it's the best that Valdez has to offer, with a great location right on the marina and a good restaurant and bar attached. I was in Valdez for a theatre conference and all agreed that the Harbor Inn had the best breakfast (included) of all the hotels in town, with eggs, sausage, fruit, yogurt and cereal. The wi-fi can be slow, as the sign at the front desk proclaims, but it was complimentary. There is no elevator to this two-story building and no bellman service, so ask for a ground floor room if stairs are a problem.

    2
    « Slipping Down Hill »

    Have stayed at this hotel numerous times over the past twenty years. Usually was a good stay with a nice eatery attached. Things have changed in 2016! Here's some tips: 1) Dinner, please allow 2 hours for mediocre Italian food to arrive at your table andyou may want to bring your own water for the wait. Also in the dining room get ready for the floor show: waitresses and bus staff bickering on whose job it is to do what. 2) Amenities: You also may want to bring your own coffee and shampoo for the morning as there must be a shortage of these items here for the past two days. 3) Parking: Valdez is a small town so the walk to the hotel isn't bad. Good luck finding parking in there lot due to numerous boats, trailers, and other obstacles that take up guest spots. 4) "Free Breakfast" Yes, if you beat the other guests there...and you better be quick. 5) The rooms are HOT...not the good kind of hot....Just the stuffy and uncomfortable variety. 6) Wi fi is kinda like when your garden hose gets a kink in it, at best!

    5
    « A very good Inn and a good price »

    We were happy with the accommodation and service of this hotel. We appreciate the bathroom shower head, which can be adjusted, the coffee maker and microwave oven in our room, so we can make tea or hot water conveniently for drinking.Old people are accustomed to drink hot or warm water, rather than cold or icy water. The room temperature is easy to adjust, and the bed cover is not too heavy as most other hotels provide to their guests. It made our stay very comfortable. The room is quiet and very clean.

    5
    « Good quality Best Western »

    Good quality Best Westerrn Hotel, extremely comfortable bed, clean room, one of the best breakfast buffets i had on my 10 day Alaska vacation. Wide variety of food items and excellent selection of fresh fruits. Hotel was also a great value for the cost. Would stay there again. Only complaint was it was 82 degrees outside and they do not have airconditioning. To be fair this warm weatherr is unusual for Valdez.

    3
    « Lovely area »

    The room was clean, the check-in was fast and the lady at the front desk was nice and helpful. The breakfast was decent. The only issue was our room was about 80*. The thermostat was down all the way and it was uncomfortably warm. The key card stopped working after breakfast on our last day, we couldn't get back in our room to pack up. Check out was at 11, we were back to our room by 9:30. The office fixed it right away, but kind of irritating.

    5
    « Right on the Harbor ! »

    We booked our stay at best western during our 2 day stay at Valdez ! It's very close to the main Harbor and everything from supermarket and Anadyr adventures ( with whom we booked our kayak trip ) was within walking distance ! Room was comfy , nice and huge for 4 of us . Staff was courteous and helpful . There is a restaurant downstairs which serves awesome food with a nice view ! Breakfast was usual next morning . All in all , a nice choice of hotel around Valdez ... Very very close to main Harbor ..

    4
    « Average hotel in a beautiful location »

    There are not a lot of choices of places to stay in Valdez, so I went with the chain hotel, and it was a good choice. It is right on the harbor and walking distance to anywhere in the small town of Valdez. The breakfast was typical of hotel breakfasts and the room was standard. We had warm showers in the morning because the water did not get hot. Since there is a check-in rush when the ferry arrives, it took a while to check in, but the woman working the desk was very nice. I asked specifically for a room that was not near the elevator or ice machine, and she said she had never had any noise complaints for this room. When we got to our room it was right next to both! When we asked to change rooms, she was kind about it, and though we may have had a nicer view with the first room, I slept better with the quiet. We stayed two nights so we could do a river raft tour and hike before we headed north. I really like the little town of Valdez. Remote and beautiful with character.

    3
    « Average »

    Not many places to choose from as far as accommodations. Valdez is small, and lodging options are limited. The location is great, service was excellent, free breakfast was good. Lodging was average, but what I expected.

    4
    « Clean, comfortable, great location! »

    Our hotel room was very clean and the bed was SO comfy!! There was a variety of choices offered for breakfast and the ice cold water offered throughout the day was a nice bonus. Be sure to notice that the high top tables in the lobby. These are great breakfast seating options since the breakfast room itself is quite cozy. The hotel is located right beside the small boat harbor as well as on the canal where the boats come and go out into the sound. We sat and watched the boats as well as a few sea otters. It was great! Tip: Ask for a room facing the parking lot so that the afternoon sun doesn't heat up your room. Keep in mind that most places in Alaska do not have air conditioning.

    4
    « On the harbor »

    Best Western is in the harbor and convenient to most places in town. There is a restaurant and breakfast buffet. The hotel is basic and tired looking. This is not a luxury hotel so do not expect that. Our room was clean and we had everything we needed. It was a little noisy but we had the window open due to unseasonably warm weather. Hotel staff were pleasant and provided what we needed when asked.

  • 4
    « Great Location »

    Best Location in Valdez on the Harbour front, easy check in (helpful staff), large room on the ground floor so at least being solo I did not have to drag my luggage upstairs. Breakfast was hot/cold good choice and plenty of room to sit and eat. Restaurant & Bar on site but others around, not much else in the town but good time had.

    4
    « Probably the best place to stay in Valdez »

    Friendly staff, OK breakfast, good water pressure in the shower, comfortable beds. We had room 301 which was a very large room. No elevator to get to the 2nd floor. Does have a fitness room, on site restaurant and laundry machines available to guests. The pet rabbits running around loose in the back courtyard are a hoot.

    5
    « First trip to Alaska »

    The hotel was very easy to find and was in a convenient location. Staff was very friendly at the front desk at both check in and check out. The room was very clean and comfortable. The only problem I had was with the shower and hot water in general. The water had to run for a very long time before it got hot. Then while I was in the shower the water would alternately get ice cold and then very hot so I had to several times get out of the shower spray and wait to adjust the water again. The breakfast was the best we have ever had at a hotel. The presentation was excellent and included two kinds of eggs, sausage, hot oatmeal with several topping and mix ins, yogurt with fruit to add, and two kinds of fruit--many more choices and healthier than most.

    4
    « The Easy Choice »

    This is about as good as it gets. You're right on the water. There is a restaurant and bar on sight. Breakfast in the morning. You're just a few steps from the piers. The view is amazing looking out over the harbor.

    4
    « Hotel staff needs to learn more about their enviroment »

    Have worked in retail most of my life, and always know answers to specific questions, staff should take the incentive to learn about all offerings of your establishment. Wish i could have purchased your amazing pillows.

    2
    « bedding not washed »

    Our room was just ok, but the bedding smelled like someones body and hair -there was also dried blood on my pillow. It was definetly not washed prior. There was also a couple hairs in the bathtub upon arrival. Things like that change your overal experience and creep you out.

    3
    « Ok place to stay »

    Hotel needs to be updated and go no smoking and no pets.Old building odor (stale smoke) is present. People who work at the hotel were very nice and helpful.There is late night noise due to the lounge open to the parking lot. Due to lounge and restaurant, parking for hotel guests is limited.

    4
    « Beautiful views »

    The rooms were clean but small and hot. The plug in fan provided in the room needed cleaning. No elevators. Friendly staff and great restraunt and bar. Could use more information about things to do around the area.

    3
    « Fairly good place to spend a night or two »

    We were traveling out of season (first week of May), so the B&B's were still closed. So we booked a night here and it turned out to be a good stay. To hedge our bet, we paid an extra $10 to get a slightly nicer, water view room. Also, we asked for and got the top (2nd) floor to ensure any noisy neighbors wouldn't keep us up. Due to the orientation of the hotel, water views are limited, but it's still worth going for whatever upgrades you can get. When you stay at a hotel like this your experience can be strongly impacted by your neighbors. Room was fairly typical for a BW, but had everything you need. King bed, a cabinet with a mini-fridge, microwave, and 42" TV with cable channels. There was a work table and task chair, a separate wing chair with ottoman, and a table with a drip coffee maker. The bathroom was not super large, but the shower had lots of pressure and hot water. Room was a nice size and super clean. I liked that the window opened, for fresh air. There's no A/C, but it wasn't needed on this visit. Noted a small fitness center, but didn't use it. The large foyer has exposed log beams and a couple of cabinets with local crafts. One unusual feature is an on-site barber shop. Don't bother with the onsite restaurant, Roma Italian Kitchen. We tried it, and discovered it is very expensive for what it is, and it's not that great. There's a few other options for eating within walking distance. Check the restaurant reviews. We wish we'd gone to Nick's. Location is on the harbor, but our room was quiet and picturesque (though not romantic if that's what you're looking for). But it is a working harbor so you may hear noise pretty early in the morning, like 7AM. There are plenty of places to walk to, especially if you're there in the summer. There are rabbits everywhere outside. Room numbers appear to start from the waterfront end (101/201) and go up from there up toward the other end of the hotel. Service was not that great. The check in process took 15 minutes because the one person was overwhelmed by a group of construction workers checking in trying to use a company account and having to call back to an office somewhere. Then that night a fire alarm went off and everyone had to evacuate to the lobby, and it took them about 30 minutes to figure that out. The fire alarm wasn't their fault, though, and it makes for a good story. Overall we were happy with our stay here, and considering the area, it was a good value.

    3
    « Decent »

    We found ourselves looking for last minute lodgings in Valdez since the b & b where we had advance reservations were not available for our 4pm checkin. We dashed over to the BW and got the last two rooms. Prices were reasonable and breakfast was included and tasty. The place is a tad tired but our rooms were clean and the view was lovely. The place was ordinary but there was really nothing terrible at all so we were, in the end, very happy to have stayed there.........as opposed to driving another 400 miles to Anchorage!

  • 4
    « Lovely hotel »

    This is a very nice hotel near the harbor, but the view was blocked by fishery buildings. The room was quite comfortable. They offered an excellent hot breakfast with many choices. I would stay again if in town.

    3
    « Basketball tournament in Valdez, alaska »

    The Best Western hotel in Valdez is the best hotel there. It was quite loud with noisy basketball players staying in most of the rooms and running up and down the hall. The view from the hotel was beautiful and the breakfast was a nice bonus!!

    2
    « Ruined my trip »

    I was called for noise for the tv and talking to my daughter while the neighbors were banging on the walls. I went for a late walk and the staff was rude as hell. waited for ever to check in and OUT. The bar staff was talking crap on patrons were bar sitters could hear!1 this place is efed up!! I just stayed at BW pioneer in Fairbanks and it was Great!!! I will never stay At BW valdez for sure

    4
    « Lovely marina view May 31, 2015 »

    This was day 26 on our Cross-Canada/Alaska tour, we stayed here for two nights and relaxed from a long day of driving from Seward. We especially enjoyed the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls as we were entering the town, which is also very charming. The hotel lobby is very nice with beautiful logs in some areas, the staff extremely friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast is good and plentiful, hot and cold. The room itself was a bit small and did have a musty smell. There is no a/c but the window opens. There is a fridge, micro and coffee maker. The room was clean and bed comfy. We had a room facing the marina. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant, ordered Chilean sea bass and it was excellent. The service was personal and friendly. We toured the museum which was really interesting. We walked to the Alaska Marine to pick up ferry tickets and again were greeted by helpful and friendly staff. Staying in Valdez was a highlight of our trip.

    3
    « Ok but cannot expect more »

    There are not many hotels in Valdez. This one could be the best in town however several points are disappointing. Noise from the upper floor and the couloir, poor breakfast, small bathroom, some smell in the room, are the main issues. But let's remember we are in Valdez, the door of the last frontier...

    1
    « Not as clean as people say... »

    I have to say that I frequently review properties that I visit since I was in the lodging and hospitality business for 10 years and managed everything from 2 star properties to platinum five star properties. This is a guest's opportunity to make management aware of problems and to let others know that there could be potential problems for their stay, or it could help sway them in their decision to book elsewhere. In the case of the Best Western Valdez, I would say book elsewhere unless you have no where else to go... The rooms we requested were "non-smoking" however, they had been smoked in. There was film on the windows from the smoke and the towels in the bathroom also smelled of smoke. The rooms also smelled of funk, mildew, and must. If you stay here, your clothes will smell the same as well. The windows are operable, so management should consider opening them and airing out these rooms before a guest checks in. At first glance, the room was "clean enough", but the closer you started looking, the more frequently you would see things such as toe nail clippings, or body hairs in the shower and along the shower edges. Additionally, the toilet in our room had been plugged up by a housekeeper or previous guest with too much toilet paper so the toilet would not flush. That is something that should have been mitigated or caught by housekeeping or the inspector prior to any guest checking in. The next morning, we asked the young man at the front desk to please have it resolved by plunging, or snaking it while we were out skiing. We came back and found that he had not taken care of the work order. The maintenance guy came by with a plunger and took care of it. The next day, the same thing with the toilet. This time we had to hunt down a plunger from the girl at the front desk and do it ourselves. There is something wrong with the toilet and I would hope that you track your work orders to see a trend emerging...the toilet in the room we stayed in needs to be snaked - there is a problem, please fix it for future guests. Other than the guy at the front desk who dropped the ball on the toilet work order, the staff was really charming and helpful. Wifi is slow... One other recommendation -- put in a designated smoking area outside of the entrance to your property. Now that AK has joined the majority with a smoking ban, help those who do not want to breathe in someone else's carcinogen smoke into their body and give the smokers a sheltered place to go.

    5
    « Very nice and clean room »

    First of all , frond desk was really very nice and polite. Room was clean but pillow could be bigger. Other than that hotel is really clean and beds are very comfortable . We will go back in summertime .price is reasonable , since we are from Alaska , we got discount .

    4
    « Enjoyable stay! »

    We stayed two nights during an unexpectedly heavy snow (24 inches fell in 24 hours) and the staff was very helpful both in clearing the parking lot and helping us clear all that snow off our car. The breakfast was very good and the premises were clean. Our room had an odd odor. Not bad or offensive, just odd. But the room was spacious, everything worked great (nice to have fridge and microwave in room), bathroom was clean and nicely updated. Can't complain at all, Valdez is a charming town and worth the visit for sure!

    5
    « Amazing Hotel & Staff »

    I highly recommend the Best Western hotel in Valdez, Alaska. The best part of my stay was the friendly staff that went out of their way to assist me in everything from dinner recommendations, directions, along with other advice, (to even chatting about the area). The rooms are extremely clean, the Internet works great, and the hotel really fits in well to the area, (it looks rustic). There is a great lounge inside the hotel, along with a barbershop. The hotel also has a great free breakfast buffet. They could not improve in any way.

    5
    « Always a good place to stay »

    Friendly staff, well kept rooms, great location, breakfast included. One of the great Best Western locations. Restaurant on location for lunch and dinner meals. Rabbits running loose around the outside of the facility. Have stayed here several times and never been disappointed in the service received. There are several places to stay in Valdez but this is the best.

  • 5
    « Great room, great service, fantastic free breakfast »

    Very pleased with our stay. Front desk was quick to help get us checked in and provide a city map with directions to the museum and old town Valdez. Our room was very big with a nice ocean view and a whirlpool hot tub, microwave and 55" tv with a dvd player and cable. The restaurant in the hotel had great food and decor plus a wonderful harbor view and the free breakfast in the morning was a full buffet. Eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, muffins, fruit, donuts, cereal, juice. Tasted good too not like it was cheap freezer bucket eggs or anything. Very happy with our stay will definitely come back here.

    4
    « All good except the early morning snow-clearing chaos »

    Love this hotel in Valdez. The accommodations are clean and comfortable. The scenery is breathtaking. The bar on-site is great. The breakfast buffet (complimentary) is excellent. But I do have to say, the stay this weekend was tarnished by the fact that -- on a Sunday morning, at 7:30 a.m. -- a very loud busy noisy crew started clearing the parking lot. With no new snowfall, the urgency was puzzling. My room was on the ground floor facing the parking lot, and the noise was unbearable -- a constant loud scraping sound of the trucks scooping up ice and snow followed immediately and repeatedly by the shrill BEEP BEEP BEEP of the vehicles in reverse. It went on for an hour and was horrible. I mean - 7:30 a.m., on a Sunday!?!? Ugh. I have always loved this hotel, but this was really a poor experience. I would hope the hotel in the future works with its clearing crews to manage operations outside reasonable sleep hours -- especially when there is no new snowfall.

    4
    « Nice and clean. Not too bad at all. »

    Stayed here for 2 days. Hotel itself is not too bad at all. Rooms are clean and as long as you have normal quiet neighbors its pretty quiet. They have free WiFi and your typical free breakfast which is not too bad at all as long as your not a picky high end person (not trying to offend anyone but I have met some ppl who are just ridiculous and think think they are entitled to royalty 24/7). Breakfast is eggs, sausage links, french toast, cereals, yogurt, coffee, bagels, and a few pastries. They also have everything you need walking distance and the Roma Italian restaurant next door is delicious but a little pricey. We came during winter season, I am definitely coming back in the summer. Recommend coming in the summer instead of winter.

    3
    « Pretty great for the price »

    Overall very clean and nice. The beds were hard and sheets itchy. Front desk staff were nice but were not overly helpful. Very nice breakfast but not if you're looking for healthy options. The restaurant and bar had excellent food and service.

    4
    « Great staff, and a nice stay »

    The welcome was fine, as was check-in. There isn't much to write about that unless there's some extra-special attention. The room was well appointed, made up right and cozy. I was disappointed the refrigerator wasn't already cool to receive the juice and salsa I bought and brought but it cooled quickly after I turned it on. There was a puddle of water right in front of the sink in the bathroom. I couldn't find a source and the bath mat made short order of it. It didn't get bigger/wetter with my use so might have been a cleaning spill. I went out to the desk to ask about the attached restaurant. I had stayed here before, and eaten at the restaurant but it was under a different cuisine, name and management then. The desk clear absolutely gushed about the food so I figured I'd try it again/anew. It was AWESOME - see my separate posting on it. The hotel was fairly quiet and the night went well. Checkout was simple, east - walked by the desk and dropped my keycard. I'll gladly stay here again when I make it back down to Valdez.

    3
    « Not terrible »

    The first room wreaked of cigarette smoke despite being a non-smoking room. Thankfully the kind young man at the front desk found me another. However, then I was at the far end of the hotel where the semi-trucks park for the night and had to listen to their generators/engines all night. Even with earplugs it was not a restful sleep. Also, the bathroom toilet leaked and the bathroom floor had a huge puddle. One funny thing though was that the mirror on the wall was a lot like a funhouse mirror so I had a good laugh with that. Otherwise clean though so can't complain there. I

    4
    « Just the best comfortable stay »

    Clean and neat hotel. Helpful staff with good attitudes. The breakfast room is casual with a good variety of eats, plus sharing conversations with other visitors in the morning.The on site restaurant (Roma Italian Kitchen) has a beautiful view of the harbor. Great location.

    5
    « Family vacation »

    The hotel was great. The staff was extremely helpful and nice. Jessica one if the ladies at the front desk. Gave me a map with all thw points on interest. Their continental breakfast was on point and served plenty of food

    4
    « Definitely the best hotel in Valdez »

    I work in Valdez and have stayed at this place every month for three years. It's almost the only game in town. The Microtel is pretty bad, and this one isn't perfect but it's better. If you want a rustic experience, book a room at the "Man Camp". The food has been good in the past, but I haven't tried it with the new manager.

    4
    « Comfortable Night »

    My wife and I enjoyed our stay! We had no issues with the facility the water temperature and pressure was AWESOME! The room was neat and clean. The staff was polite and helpful. The breakfast had biscuits and gravy that didn't taste fishy, instant points in my book.

  • 4
    « Nice motel along the harbor. »

    Nice motel along the harbor where you can watch the boats go by. Plenty of room in our room, though parking lot fills up and you might have to park in the street. Look for the bunnies in the courtyard. They serve warm breakfast in the morning with eggs, meat, toast, cereal, and pastries. Nice for setting up shop for visiting the area.

    5
    « nice break. »

    Hotel staff excellent, clean comfortable rooms, walking distance from entire town. Love the resident bunnies. Will stay there again. Hotel right on the water, it is nice watching the ships come in and go out.

    3
    « Best place to stay in Valdez »

    This is the best place to stay in Valdez. Mind you, that is a low bar but this Best Western hotel matched my experiences at other Best Western hotels so this is not a bad choice - clean, quiet and decently laid out. The climate controls worked. The attached restaurant was closed for renovation which was a real bummer because my experience (100+ times over 30 years) is that this is clearly the best restaurant in town.

    4
    « Lovely location »

    The Best Western Valdez is not markedly different to others in the chain but it is in a terrific location right next to Valdez harbour. In fact, there is a courtyard with chairs where you can sit and watch the fishing boats travel in and out - there is a family of rabbits here too. The breakfast is included and it is excellent, it is however, often shared with bus groups so get in early for the best spread. Our room, which faced the carpark, was clean and comfy but the carpark can be an issue - tours arrive at different times up until quite late and people tend to stand about talking as they wait for their bags to be offloaded...it's noisy and they are oblivious to the fact they are outside someone's window. Apart from that, shops are nearby as is the harbour for kayak hire, there are several restaurants within walking distance, many with views of both the harbour and the mountains. Laundry facilities are available. The wifi is pretty good and also complimentary. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Recommended.

    3
    « Any Harbor is Welcome in a Storm »

    Valdez. End of the road. End of the pipeline. Not really the kind of place you expect 5-star, European elegance in a hotel. Thankfully. Because, you won't find it here. But you will find a hotel that matches your expectations. Comfortably adequate. But nothing more. Clean rooms, but paper thin walls where you'll hear your neighbor's poodle snoring. Fitness center, but only one treadmill, stick back I. A closet where there's no circulation. Million dollar view out the window, but the window won't open for circulation. You get the idea. Not disappointing, but not impressive either.

    4
    « A Great Place at the End of the Road »

    We had been touring Alaska for two weeks and this was our last stop. The drive to Valdez is spectacular. We had no trouble finding the hotel. Check in went smooth and our room was excellent. Very big and clean with a nice King Sized bed. The only draw back was no elevator which normally is no problem for us but my husband is having some heart issues and carrying heavy suitcases up the steps was a little "iffy". The room was quiet. We were upstairs on the back side so the view was not good but we didn't really care. There was a comfortable chair to relax in and a nice desk chair for computer use. We would definitely stay again. This was our cheapest room during our two weeks of traveling.

    3
    « Just okay »

    I ended up getting a smoking room as that was all they had left. The room was decent, but never got used to the stale smoke smell :( The breakfast was as expected. The location was the best part about this hotel.

    3
    « Great desk staff, not -so-great bartender »

    We stopped in for a bit of advice & found Steve to be incredibly helpful. He was so helpful, that we sought his advice twice. On Monday night (football) we stopped in at the packed bar.The view from the bar is so beautiful. Unfortunately, the world's grumpiest bartender was on duty. Could not wait to leave.

    2
    « Valdez Harbor Inn »

    When we came to check-in, we had to wait for her to finish her vocal personal call with her son before we could be served. Then the room keys were fouled up. Once in our room it was 97 degrees with the heat turned OFF. There was only one small window and no fan to control the temp. VERY awful experience here.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
From: Richardson Highway. Enter Valdez by going west on Richardson Highway from Glennallen or the airport. Turn left on Fidalgo/Egan to the BEST WESTERN Valdez Harbor Inn.