Seward to Anchorage

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May 17, 2019

The day had sadly arrived, it was disembarkation day 😦   we had a fabulous cruise on board the Millennium and it was a trip of lifelong memories.  We are so thankful to have booked this last minute cruise – it was everything and more!

We had decided to take a direct transfer from Seward to Anchorage airport as we had a rental car waiting for us.   We used the services of “Anchorage Tours and Transferswhich provided many options, of which we chose the “direct transfer” which had one photo/rest stop between Seward and ANC.  The service was well priced (~55 USD pp) and was efficient (Point A to B in good time).  When we arrived at the airport, we proceeded to the car rental agency and picked up our vehicle that we rented for Friday & Saturday.  We then proceeded to find out hotel, La Quinta Inn & Suites (by Wyndham) Anchorage Airport.   We chose this hotel as it had good reviews on different platforms (Trip Advisor,, etc.), it was close to the airport, had a free shuttle if needed, free wi-fi, and breakfast was included.  Unfortunately, this hotel did not live up to our expectations.   We usually are quite generous in our accommodations reviews, but this one – nope!  the room was dirty, the front desk clerk was rude, and in general – would never recommend a stay at this hotel.  If interested, a more detailed review is available on Trip Advisor.  

After we finally received keys and settled into our room, we decided to go to “Potter Marsh” bird sanctuary to see if we can spot some late afternoon, evening birds.  Potter Marsh was approximately a 15 minute drive south of Anchorage along the Seward highway.  It features lovely boardwalks that wind through the marsh and across watery openings and sedges, offering nice vantage points for viewing birds and other wildlife that inhabit the area.