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Murphy's Alaskan Inn
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Aug, 18, 2022 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2022 Rating: 1
watch your credit card
The clerk at check-in charged my credit card for double the amount and slipped my copy in an envelope, hoping I would not see the error. When I brought it to her attention she recharged the correct amount, but the "voided" amount is still pending on my credit card thus reducing my available credit.
- Rooms: 3
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 1
Rose15-Rosa from: Washington DC, District of Columbia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 11, 2022 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2022 Rating: 2
Motel from the 50’s
When I saw the picture of the “Inn” on the website I thought that the hotel was trying to be nostalgic but what you see is what you get! It’s an old timer motel that you would find on a 4 lane highway from the 50s/60s. No A/C, no hair dryer, no coffee in the room but they did have hot water. You wouldn’t think you would need A/C in Alaska in August but you do need some circulation in the room. Alas, no ceiling fan either. When I looked at the hotel I actually did try to call another hotel for a room (and I have never done this!). The room was on the first floor by the road so we couldn’t leave the door open while we slept. I know that you get what you pay for but we paid over $300 a night to stay. TRUST ME… pay the $50 more a night and stay some place else.
The room was old but it was clean. This is the only reason why I gave it two stars instead of one.
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 27, 2022 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2022 Rating: 3
Dated and in need of some repair, but clean.
Pros: fast hot water…. Showers were good. Beds were pretty comfortable with memory foam mattress toppers. Semi-stocked kitchenette was convenient for early breakfasts and snacks. New Smart TV. Smelled very clean when we arrived.
Cons: WiFi was very slow. The fridge in our kitchenette- the freezer acted as a fridge and the fridge didn’t keep things cold (yes, we checked the temperature dials in both). There was a thermostat on the wall, but it didn’t appear to be connected to anything. The room got stuffy during the day and because there was no fan or AC we had to open the windows- which was fine- but there wasn’t a screen and it made for noisy (and sunny) evenings which made it hard to sleep while adjusting to the time difference. Pillows were underwhelming.
Pretty sure this room (106) wasn’t originally built to be a hotel room- top half of the door is glass (with a window shade that doesn’t completely cover the glass) It’s a little cramped: no room for a small table and nowhere else to sit but the beds. Little things like a visible missing outlet cover, missing knob off drawers, a previously installed tv mount still on the wall but not in use, and a smashed lamp shade cover made it feel run-down.
I’d stay here again if I HAD to, but I’d look elsewhere first.
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 9, 2022 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2022 Rating: 3
Okay in a pinch
Top notch cleaning crew. Room did not have a screen for the sliding door to the room. Liked that there was a sink outside of the shower since we had 4 people in the room. Great hairdryer. Very mushy mattress, did not bother me but could for someone who prefers a medium-hard mattress.
msflatin from: Kansas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 28, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 2
We stayed here while in Seward. It wasn’t terrible, but I would definitely stay somewhere else next time. Our room had what appeared to be new poorly installed carpet squares, one of which wasn’t connected to the tack strip out of the bathroom so I caught my toe on it and managed to trip. We had 2 nice bed side lamps, and on one side of the bed it couldn’t even plug in, so I guess it was decoration? We had one plug accessible so that makes charging devices challenging. There were no overhead lights, only two lightbulbs literally hanging from the wall which didn’t even put out any light. I wouldn’t recommend staying here.