Glacier Bay Lodge

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Overview of Glacier Bay Lodge

Glacier Bay Lodge

3.0 star property
Bayfront lodge with restaurant, near Glacier Bay National Park

7,5/10 Good

13 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Lounge area
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
179 Barlett Cove Road, Gustavus, AK, 99826
Main amenities
  • 48 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathtub or shower

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Glacier Bay National Park - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Gustavus, AK (GST) - 30 min drive
  • Excursion Inlet, AK (EXI) - 16.2 miles/26.1 km
  • Elfin Cove, AK (ELV-Elfin Cove Seaplane Base) - 24.6 miles/39.6 km
  • Hoonah, AK (HNH) - 29.9 miles/48.1 km
  • Juneau, AK (JNU-Juneau Intl.) - 47.5 miles/76.4 km
  • Free airport shuttle

About this property

Glacier Bay Lodge

Glacier Bay Lodge puts you within a 15-minute drive of Glacier Bay National Park and features a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Fairweather Dining Room, which serves seafood. A bar/lounge and a terrace are other highlights.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 48 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer to the property via airplane or boat and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Working away

  • Business center


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Fairweather Dining Room - This restaurant specializes in seafood.

Fees & policies


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Glacier Bay Lodge
Glacier Bay Lodge Gustavus
Glacier Bay Gustavus
Glacier Bay Lodge Gustavus, Alaska
Glacier Bay Hotel Gustavus
Glacier Bay Lodge Lodge
Glacier Bay Lodge Gustavus
Glacier Bay Lodge Lodge Gustavus

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Backcountry access to kayak trips w camping, leave from nearby (1/4-mile) dock for day cruise boat. Guiding services for Glacier Bay available (AMG has interesting multi-days trips). Hotel service and food are a solid 5/10.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The setting is beautiful - and that's the best thing about this property. They do provide a shuttle from the Gustavus airport (how we arrived), but you need to make a reservation (we weren't told this during any of our communications with the property). We were told that "the bus won't leave until all names on the reservation list are checked". The driver left when the bus was full - no names were checked (though I'm sure no one was left behind). Check-in was a bit chaotic. A reception staff member came out to meet the shuttle, gave a brief orientation then handed out room keys. We had to then wait in another line to make a dinner reservation for that evening - the lodge is the only dining option (tried to make one over the phone a couple days earlier but the staff member couldn't get to the reservation book during our call). Nice enough room - comfortable beds, hot water in the shower, toiletries, etc. Room a little cramped - but you're not there to spend time in the room. However, bathroom ceiling had mold and dirt and hair on it! Otherwise room was clean. No wifi in rooms, only lodge - again, you're not here to be connected. Enjoyed a walk along the beach trail before dinner. Dinner - short-staffed dining room (as was everywhere in Alaska this summer), limited menu, pricey for the quality, out of many items on the drink menu (only one beer type available and they would not serve drinks to people before dinner). Staff did the best they could. Breakfast buffet was decent.
Heather, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good lodge within the national park.
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Christopher Lewis, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The only lodge in glacier Bay Marianas park, free transfer from Alaska flight included
1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Bring food with you!
We heard that the lodge had just opened a few days earlier and that they didn't have enough staff, which could be the reason it was not so great, but we did enjoy the area and location, which made up for it. The room was fine, but the food options were grim. The breakfast was very expensive and less than enjoyable. Then the restaurant was closed until dinner time with no options to buy any food or even get coffee in the lodge. They did have a few snacks at the gift store. If you are checked out of the lodge just waiting for the late-afternoon transfer to the airport, it's advisable to bring some food/drinks from Juneau or wherever.
Karin, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

AND THEY WOULD NOT SO MUCH AS CREDIT US FOR ONE NIGHT'S STAY. The Aramark (who manage the lodge) bus service drug their feet getting (slow to leave, many stops) to the airport and we were denied boarding on the last (only?) flight of the day by Alaska Airlines who repeatedly said they told the lodge to get the bus their on time. As a result we spent $420 for a puddle jumper to Junuea. The hotel gen manager "Jeff" would not so much as offer us a credit for our hotel stay. Every time I called (6 times) he kept saying he was seeking credit from Alaska Airlines before he could credit us, where it was clearly the hotel's fault for not getting us to the airport on time. VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THEIR MANAGEMENT!
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

comfortable hotel
Very close to the beach. Beautiful surroundings. comfortable interiors. Did not have any soap in our room. When called the front desk " I think we ran out" was the response.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Lodge in the National Park
Good for a two days stay if joining the Boat tour and taking the Alaskan Marine Highway between Juneau and Gustavus.
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to do Glacier Bay
I researched a number of Inns and Lodges in Gustavus, Alaska. All had pluses and minuses. Glacier Bay Lodge overlooks Bartlett Cove so the scenery has a quiet beauty. You can put your feet up on the deck and snack or have an afternoon beverage and take in the quiet and beauty of the place. The food selections are relatively limited but well presented and very tasty. The access to the trails in the forests around the lodge made it a great opportunity for a spur of the moment walk or adventure hike. There are hourly shuttles (free) into Gustavus. There are shuttles (free) to and from the airport and Gustavus pier. The rooms are clean and comfortable and are scattered on boardwalks adjacent to the Lodge building. The rooms are comfortable and clean. There is no TV or cell service (a blessing) and the wifi is slow and takes on the relaxed atmosphere of the life at Glacier Bay. Our 4 nioght 5 day stay was a treasure to be remembered
Verified Travelocity guest review