Seward  has dozens of bed-and-breakfasts. The Visitors Information Center  has rack cards from most of these, and its website (www.seward.com ) provides links; or give Alaska’s Point of View Reservation Service (907/224-2323, www.alaskasview.com ) a call to book a good one.
Blending Asian and Scandinavian sensibilities, Soo’s B&B (810 2nd Ave., 907/224-3207 or 888/967-7667, www.bbonline.com/ak/soos , $135 d) was designed by owner Soo Kang’s architect son. Four bright guest rooms are available and include a full breakfast, private baths, and Wi-Fi.
Centrally located in a quaint 1905 home, Ballaine House B&B (437 3rd Ave., 907/224-2362, www.superpage.com/ballaine , mid-May–mid-Sept., $77 s, $104 d) gets raves from guests who appreciate the cozy Grandma’s-house setting, reasonable rates, and Wi-Fi. Friendly owner Marilee Koszewski crafts a made-to-order breakfast each morning. Five guest rooms share two baths.
One of the finest local places, Bear Paw Lodge (907/224-3960, www.sewardbearpawlodge.com , Apr.–mid-Sept.) is a beautiful hand-built log home just north of town. The energetic owners are local kayak guides—they also run Kayak Adventures—who will happily provide an introduction to the area. Two downstairs guest rooms ($125 d) share a bath, and the master suite ($185 d) fills the loft. There’s also a bunk room for families ($125 d, $140 for 3 people) and such amenities as a large hot tub on the deck, Wi-Fi, and filling continental breakfasts. The kitchen is stocked if you want to cook dinners on your own.
Located at Lowell Point two miles south of town,
Alaska Saltwater Lodge (907/224-5271, www.alaskasaltwaterlodge.com , May–Sept.) is right on Resurrection Bay. There are stunning vistas from the common room, and just out the door is a quiet sandy beach. All units have private baths, and guests are served a filling breakfast. Rates run $109 d for small rooms, $189 d for larger units with windows on the bay, $249–399 d for spacious 2–3-bedroom suites with private kitchens, and $189 d for a cottage that sleeps six comfortably. Add $15 for each additional guest. The owners also operate a water taxi and a whale-watching business.
Six miles north of Seward  along Bear Lake, with impressive glacier vistas, Kim’s Forest B&B (907/224-7632 or 888/512-7632, www.sewardalaskabnb.com , $100 d shared bath, $138–175 d private bath) is a luxurious home with six guest rooms, a very friendly owner, Wi-Fi, and full breakfasts.
Three miles north of Seward, Bell-in-the-Woods B&B (907/224-7271 or 888/729-5655, www.bellinthewoods.net ) has four guest rooms ($130–140 d), all with private baths, Wi-Fi, a guest computer, and gourmet breakfasts. A kitchenette suite (sleeps four, $160) is stocked for a continental breakfast.
Bear Lake Lodgings B&B (907/224-2288, www.bearlakelodgings.com ) is six miles north of town along this quiet and pristine lake. Two guest rooms ($115 d) share a bath, and two pleasant suites ($160 d) have private baths. A “hearty continental” breakfast is included, and guests can borrow a canoe or kayak to explore the lake.
Other recommended Seward B&Bs include:
907/224-3080 or 866/224-7461