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Seward Gateway Hotel

Welcome to the Gateway Hotel, a new hotel opened in May 2021 in the scenic harbor town of Seward, Alaska. Conveniently located between the Seward Small Boat Harbor and downtown, the Gateway Hotel is the ideal basecamp for visitors looking to explore Kenai Fjords National Park.

2024 DATES: May 13th – September 13th

Convenient Location

The Gateway Hotel is located within close walking distance of the Seward Small Boat Harbor and a variety of restaurants and shops. Less than a mile away is downtown Seward, home to additional restaurants, shops, and the Alaska SeaLife Center.

Enjoy panoramic mountain views from our outdoor deck and scan for salmon from our elevated platform over the nearby stream. Across the street from Gateway Hotel is the start of the beautiful waterfront walking path, featuring views of Resurrection Bay and possible sightings of sea otters, harbor seals, bald eagles, and even whales.


The Gateway Hotel will be open seasonally from mid-May through mid-September. Get a jump start on your day with our complimentary breakfast, featuring a variety of hot and cold items. We also offer free Wi-Fi, passes to a local gym, and shuttle service to top destinations in Seward.

For the convenience of our guests, we can package your hotel stay with a glacier & wildlife tour into Kenai Fjords National Park with Major Marine Tours. Tours depart within walking distance of the hotel and we also offer daily shuttle service to cruise check-in offices.

Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park

Surrounded by steep mountain walls and glacier-carved fjords, Kenai Fjords National Park is home to abundant wildlife and towering tidewater glaciers. This incredible National Park is at your fingertips at the Gateway Hotel, which is within close walking distance of the newly-remodeled Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center and Major Marine Tours cruises into the park. Artwork and photography showcasing the beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park is on display throughout the hotel.