Located on the Ocean in Seward, Alaska
Seward’s newly renovated BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Edgewater is the ideal place
to stay while visiting Seward, Alaska. Situated directly on the water, it provides
a quiet retreat with spectacular views. Whether you are out kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, or exploring Kenai Fjords National Park, your days will be filled with unforgettable memories. It is the perfect location to enjoy all
that the surrounding area has to offer. Whether you are relaxing in the hotel hot
tub, out kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, or exploring Kenai Fjords National
Park, your days will be filled with unforgettable memories.
Seward is situated on Resurrection Bay on the southeast coast of the Kenai Peninsula,
125 highway miles south of Anchorage. The town of Seward is located at the foot
of Mount Marathon, and is the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park. If you
want to look us up on your chart, Seward is approximately located at 60° 07' N Latitude,
149° 26' W Longitude (Sec. 10, T001S, R001W, Seward Meridian). The community is
located in the Seward Recording District. The area encompasses 15 sq. miles of land
and 7 sq. miles of water. Beyond the road, crossing Resurrection Bay, you'll find
a splendor of glaciers and waterfalls that will take your breath away on your first
trip; on your hundredth trip.welcome to Seward, Alaska.
National Geographic Adventure Magazine declares Seward Alaska one of the Hot Zones,
and further states Given the truly phenomenal scenery and wildlife along with such
wide-open fishing, we should have been in one of Alaska's best-known fishing meccas.
Instead, we'd come to one of its more undiscovered spots for tourists and anglers
View the remarkable Resurrection Bay from your Seward hotel Edgewater balcony. Book
a boat tour and experience the impressive glaciers, set amid the Kenai mountain
ranges. Be sure to look for Humpback whales, bald eagles, sea lions, Orca (killer
whales), seals, puffins and a variety of marine birds.
A popular and exciting annual event is the Mount Marathon Race. It is one of the
oldest footraces in America and is held every summer in Seward on the Fourth of
Alaska SeaLife Center
Located only one block from the BEST WESTERN PLUS Seward Hotel. Experience marine life
in their natural habitats or watch the scientists at work. It is an educational
and exciting place for the whole family to enjoy.
Kenai Fjords National Park Tours
Be one of the 250,000 visitors to explore this incredible National Park. Discover
the habits of the Park's diverse wildlife such as mountain goats, black bears, and
bald eagles. Uncover the mysteries of the ever-changing landscape and recover your
sense of wonder within the 580,000 acres of the Park.
The exceptional Exit Glacier, the only glacier accessible by car, is one stop you
must make on your tour of this National Park. Nowhere else in Alaska can you get
so close to the active glacier and experience such pure beauty.
At the BEST WESTERN PLUS Edgewater Hotel in Seward, we specialize in working with Charter
Options, Seward's #1 Activity Center. They offer a wide range of activities including
Kenai Fjords National Park tours, kayaking, horseback riding, and our world class
Alaska Outdoors article by Jim Durkin lists Seward, as One of Alaska's the top sport
fishing destinations. Multiple species are quite common on a guided trip. Additionally,
the scenery is almost better than the fishing. It is very possible to see bald eagles,
whales, porpoises, puffins, and mountain goats on a guided fishing trip. Seward
has it all. So when considering your next halibut fishing trip, fish Seward, Alaska
and you will not be disappointed. There is no other place like Seward, Alaska.
Seward Alaska's Spectacular Secret by Doug Olander, Sr. Editor for Sportfishing
Magazine, Even for one lucky enough to fish some great places near and far, this
had been a pinch-me-I-must-be-dreaming morning -- and it wasn't over. Given the
truly phenomenal scenery and wildlife along with such wide-open fishing, we should
have been in one of Alaska's best-known fishing meccas. Instead, we'd come to one
of its more undiscovered spots for tourists and anglers Seward.
GORP and Paddle Magazine rates Resurrection Bay and Seward "Among
Alaska's most popular wildlands, 580,000-acre Kenai Fjords National Park is known
for its abundant marine wildlife, tidewater glaciers and, of course, the coastal
fjords long and steep-sided glacially carved valleys now filled with seawater.
Those attractions, combined with a bounty of remote and seldom-visited wilderness
coastline, have made Kenai Fjords one of the state's premier sea kayaking destinations.
Sea Alaska rated kayaking in Resurrection Bay For an ideal weekend trip, paddle
out to Caines Head State Recreation Area. An ever-changing gallery of rock pillars,
caves and streaming waterfalls decorates this 6-mile paddle.
Seward was named one of the 10 greatest places to sail by Sail Magazine in its
June 2005 issue, sharing ink with the likes of San Diego, California Port Townsend,
Washington, and Camden, Maine.
What the travel writers think about Seward, AK
Palm Beach Post, by John J. Lopinot, Sunday, January 08, 2006. Kenai Fjords
is a major tourist attraction, but, unfortunately, a pricey one. The vast majority
of visitors to the park either take a quick land trip to Exit Glacier, near Seward,
or splurge on a tour-boat cruise to the coastal glaciers.
If you go on a tour boat, you feel like you're in the middle of a National Geographic
TV special, with Dall's porpoises, humpback whales, steller sea lions, sea otters
and harbor seals so close you can practically touch them.
The Associated Press, by CHRIS CAROLA “During the excursion, we spied a variety
of coastal sealife, including clusters of seals and sea lions, otters and a variety
of waterfowl. But the highlight of the outing, and possibly the entire trip, was
spotting a humpback whale and watching as it broke the surface to blow water through
its spout, as if offering us an Alaskan farewell. “
The Associated Press, by CHRIS CAROLA Exit Glacier is one of the few glaciers people
can walk up to and touch.
Frommer's, The best trips starts here describes Seward.The main reason to go to
Seward has always been Resurrection Bay. This agreeable little town started life
as a place to fish and to get off boats arriving in Alaska, then continued as a
place for Alaskans and visitors to get on boats and see the bay and Kenai Fjords
National Geographic Traveler, rated Kenai Fjords National Park in the top 10 national
parks (out of 55) as an incredible place to see marine wildlife and seabirds.
- Across the street from Apollo Restaurant, Full Service, Mediterranean, Open for
- Across the street from Christo's Palace, Full Service, Steak House, Open for lunch,
- Across the street from Thorn's Showcase Lounge, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for breakfast,
- Across the street from Ranting Raven, Coffee Shop, American, Open for breakfast,
- 1 mile(s) from Peking Restaurant, Full Service, Chinese, Open for lunch, dinner,
- 2 mile(s) from Harbor Creamery, Cafe, American, Open for lunch,
- 2 mile(s) from Ray's Waterfront, Full Service, Seafood, Open for breakfast, lunch,
- 2 mile(s) from Chinook's Restaurant, Full Service, Seafood, Open for lunch, dinner,
- 2 mile(s) from Terry's Fish Chips, Cafe, American, Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner,
- 2 mile(s) from Subway, Fast Food, American, Open for lunch, dinner,
- 2 mile(s) from Bakery at the Harbor, Coffee Shop, American, Open for breakfast,
- 7 mile(s) from Exit Glacier Salmon Bake, Full Service, Seafood, Open for dinner,
- 1 mile(s) from Wells Fargo
- 3 mile(s) from Safeway
- 0.5 mile(s) from The Alaska Shop, Alaskan gift shop
- 0.5 mile(s) from Ranting Raven, coffee house and Alaskan arts shopping
- 0.5 mile(s) from Brown & Hawkins, outdoor Gear
- 0.5 mile(s) from Urbach's, Retail Clothing Store
- 0.5 mile(s) from Once in a Blue Moose, Alaskan gift shop
- 1 mile(s) from Resurrect Art Coffee, coffee house and Alaskan arts shopping
- 1 mile(s) from Seward Museum
- 0.5 mile(s) from Liberty Theater, movies
- .5 mile(s) from Alaska SeaLife Center, research facility built with funds from the
Exxon Valdez oil spill
- 2 mile(s) from Renown Tours, boat tours of Kenai Fjords National Park
- 2 mile(s) from Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking, beginning to intermediate sea kayaking trips
- 2 mile(s) from Major Marine Tours, boat tours of Kenai Fjords National Park
- 2 mile(s) from Kenai Fjord Tours, boat tours of Kenai Fjords National Park
- 3 mile(s) from Scenic Mountain Air, flight seeing tours
- 8 mile(s) from Godwin Glacier Dog Sleds, fly in sled dog tour
- 8 mile(s) from Ididaride Sled Dog Tours, sled dog tour
- 27 mile(s) from Moose Pass
- 51 mile(s) from Cooper Landing
- 84 mile(s) from Soldotna
- 125 mile(s) from Anchorage
- Free local shuttle from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM May 15 – Sept 15
- 3 mile(s) from Alaska Railroad arrives once a day in Seward at 11:00 a.m. and departs
once daily at 6:00 p.m. Shuttles for these times are daily.
- 5 mile(s) from Seward Airport
- 125 mile(s) from Anchorage International Airport
Directions from Anchorage Airport
Start out going east on Postmark Drive toward West International Airport Road,
Turn left onto West International Airport Road, (1.6 miles).
Take the Minnesota Drive South ramp toward Seward Highway south, (0.2 miles).
Merge onto Minnesota Drive (3.7 miles).
Minnesota Drive becomes O'Malley Road, (0.9 miles).
Take the Seward Highway South ramp, (0.2 miles).
Merge onto Seward Highway, (117.6 miles).
Turn left onto 4th Avenue, (0.7 miles).
Turn left onto B Street, (0.1 miles).
Turn right onto 5th Avenue.
Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Edgewater!