Seward is a historic fishing town. It is the beginning and the end. It is surounded by 4000 foot tall mountains and it sits right on the ocean. It has a cruise ship terminal and a passenger train depot. Mainly people come to Seward to fish, but kayaking, dogsledding, wildlfe/whale watching glacier cruises, hiking, biking, skiing, snow machining (Sleds), Alaska Sealife Center, Exit Glacier, are also very popular. The hotel is located down town a half mile from the boat harbor and is centrally located among all the local businesses, restaurants and pubs.