Posted Aug 9, 2016
This was a busy weekend and my room options were few. We were in the older part of the hotel that is on either side of the restaurant. So, the entry door opens to a covered walkway and your only windows are on that wall that everyone walks by on the way to their rooms.
I made reservations for two consecutive nights (Sat & Sun), but at different times because the first time I tried I could only get Saturday night. A few days later I tried again and was able to get Sunday night also. The office had a terrible time with this and the confusion was made worse when I went to check out. They had someone else listed as staying in our room. To top it all off at about 11 pm on Sunday night, after I was asleep, I got a call from the front desk asking me if I was going to check in that night. I was already in the room.
Supposedly, this is a non smoking hotel. However, the first room we were given smelled of smoke. So they gave us another room which was ok. Really, all it takes for a room to smell like smoke is for a heavy smoker with his/her smoke filled clothes to stay in the room. (ozone machines help with this problem though) These rooms are not anything to get excited about. Our room had two queen beds, both of them were good to sleep on. The bathroom is adequate, the tub/shower looked fairly new. There was good water pressure and lots of hot water.
One must realize that it rains in Valdez a lot. If you don't like rain this can make or break your time in Valdez.