Best Hotels near Seward Alaska Cruise Port Anchorage

Hotels in Seward and Anchorage AK near Cruise Port

Seward marina and yacht harbor

Hotel Deals Seward Alaska

Seward is a lovely small town located on the Kenai Peninsula at the base of
Mount Marathon in Southern Alaska. Located just 126 miles south of Anchorage,
this fishing town is the terminus of the famous Alaska railroad and the gateway
to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Discount rates for Seward hotels and cheap motels near the cruise ship passenger
terminal. Stay nearby or in Anchorage. Extend your cruise with
a visit to Denali NP, Fairbanks or Homer.


Where to Stay ?

Be sure to spend some time in Seward before or after a cruise. Stay in luxury or affordable hotels, cheap motels or in a unique wilderness lodge close to the cruise pier. Nearest properties are located less than a mile away on the waterfront in the Small Boat Harbor. Chartered fishing, hiking, and wildlife cruises are all offered from the Small Boat Harbor. More lodging can be found within 2 miles of the cruise terminal.

Another option is to stay in Anchorage before or after a cruise for one or more nights. There are a lot more lodging options. Popular is also a visit to Denali National Park or Homer. Most cruise passengers fly into or out from Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC). The Alaska Railroad Depot is a few blocks away from most properties. Some hotels have beautiful views of the Chugach Mountains or Cook Inlet. On the day of embarkation you can transfer to Seward.

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Hotel Seward

Central Seward AK discount hotel not far from the port. Free Shuttle to cruise dock terminal and train station.

Kenai Fjords NP near to Seward Alaska
Seward Front Row B&B

Highly recommended b&b lodge style accommodation set on the shores of Resurrection Bay in Seward Alaska.

Caught fish harbor Seward
Breeze Inn Motel
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Budget friendly hotel (motel) offering cheap rates located close to the harbour.

Seward Cruise Port in Alaska
  • Harbor Passenger Terminal – Pier on Port Avenue

    Located approximately 1 mile from the historic downtown area, the harbor cruise terminal on Port Avenue is mainly used by Royal Caribbean RCL, Holland America Line HAL and Celebrity Cruises. Many voyages end in Vancouver. There are plenty of hotels near Canada Place cruise terminal in Vancouver as well.

    Seward Cruise Ship Terminal — ocean liners anchor at the Dale R. Lindsey Alaska Railroad Seward Intermodal Terminal, 913 Port Ave., located adjacent to the Small Boat Harbor to the north of town. The Alaska Railroad uses this facility for freight. Local attractions, shops, galleries, fine restaurants, and lodging are within easy reach.

  • Cruise Terminal Address


    Seward Passenger Ship Terminal : Alaska Railroad Dock – Seward, AK 99664


  • Breathtaking Scenery

    Seward’s local economy consists mainly out of cruise tourism and commercial fishing. Thousands of cruise passengers begin or end their cruise voyage in Seward AK.

    The historic downtown district is filled with quaint shops and art galleries. Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line NCL sails from the Port of Whittier, located 65 miles southeast of Anchorage Alaska.

    Staying in a pre or post cruise Seward hotel for a couple of nights gives you the changes to explore all natural beauty and attractions of this region. Not to be missed is a boat trip to Kenai Fjords National Park. Be sure to do a day cruise to view as much wildlife as possible. The scenery is breathtaking and marine life is incredibly abundant. A highlight of your day cruise is Holgate Glacier. This towering wall of ice calves regularly and noisily into the ocean.

    There are several kayak rental and guiding services in Seward. An amazing adventure is a glacier hike/ice climbing trip to Exit Glacier. Getting on the glacier is unbelievable. Another fun thing to do is a Sea Kayak trip into Kenai Fjords National Park, Resurrection Bay and amazing Bear Glacier. The waters are glassy and serene and sprinkled with ice berglets big and small. See humpbacks breaching, pods of Orca’s, sea lions, otter’s, puffins and glacier calving and much more.

    Seward is also the gateway to Alaska’s interior. Anchorage, Alaska’s biggest city, is located 126 miles north of Seward. North of Anchorage is Talkeene, boasting spectacular views of Mt. McKinley. Longer trips will take you to Denali, the most famous National Park in Alaska.

    Ted Stevens international airport is located 4 miles from Anchorage downtown area. A lot of accommodations offer a free 24-hour airport shuttle service transport. Downtown Anchorage is minutes away and features a number of notable landmarks, entertainment venues, specialty stores and more.

    If you want to experience Denali National Park or Homer for a couple of days. Denali is a famous national park centered on Mount McKinley. Naturalist guided hikes, mountain biking, gold panning, fishing, natural history presentations, and excursions to Wonder Lake are some of the activities available. Several lodging options are available nearby.

  • Nearest airports – Anchorage Ted Stevens Airport

    Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport — ANC airport is approximataly 120 miles from Seward.

    Depending on the mode of travel, the trip from Anchorage to the port of Seward can take anywhere from 2.5 to 4 hours. From Anchorage airport you can can travel to Seward via train (Alaska railroad), motor coach, vehicles for hire, and rental car. We can strongly recommend to reserve a rental car in advance.

    Rental Car — there is a rental car kiosk located in the cruise passenger terminal.


    From Anchorage Airport (130 miles):

    Take the International Airport Road east until you reach Minnesota Drive. Turn right on Minnesota Drive and follow the signs to Seward Highway South. Once you are on Seward Highway, travel distance to Seward is approximately 130 miles.

    Once you are in Seward, follow the signs to the Alaska Railroad Dock. You will also be able to see the ship terminal from the highway on your left as you enter Seward.

    Fairbanks International Airport — Fairbanks is 8 to 10 hours driving from Seward. Anchorage is about 360 miles away.

    The Alaska Railroad offers daily summer service from Fairbanks each morning to Denali National Park, Talkeetna and Anchorage.

  • Car Parking

    Parking — long term car parking is available close to the harbor and pier.

  • Currency

    The official currency in Alaska is the U.S. dollar. Canadian dollars are also accepted in Alaska as well.

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