Best room to offer for off season / Expensive during summer season A review of Holiday Inn Express Seward Harbor
I stayed one night, Monday, May 15, 2006 at the Holiday Inn Express. A friend and I were traveling and planning on a fjords trip the next day. She originally had reservation at a very small inn, but we didn't care for those accommodations.
The Holiday Inn Express Seward seemed very nice inside (blah blue/wood exterior), and we asked to see a room to make sure the rooms were acceptable. We saw a room with two queen beds, which featured a harbor view (right above the water) and fluffy comforters on the beds. The room was similar to typical newer Holiday Inn Express rooms.
When we finished viewing the room, we went down and told the front desk we would like to have the room for two nights. The female employees behind the desk were in casual address (tee shirt and polos), and there was a lot of talking and giggling between employees there. They "gleefully" informed me that the first night would cost $99 and that Tuesday, May 16th was the start of the summer season. With a broad smile one female employee said the price would be $250 a night. This happy attitude about the price going up is not the way to endear customers to your point of view.
I took the one night only at $99. The room was acceptable at this price. I believe they inflate the price for the summer season, but don't be expecting a room to match this pricey rate. It will still be the same $99 room. Next time I'll be looking at other hotels in the area.