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Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
VictoriaRev from: Greater Sydney, Australia
Published Date: Jan, 8, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
This is a rip off
This is another Princess cruise rip off. Having been there I think the Denali back country lodge is nicer. No views from most rooms. It has all those premade 'shops' to rip off tourists. Our room was comfortable. I would book independently and not get caught up in the Princess vacuum. No pool and not much to do there except (you guessed it go over the road for more junkie souvenir shops) You can't call it a wilderness lodge when it is on the main street surrounded by the tacky shopping strip. Having said that, we did get the free National park bus and went on some lovely walks and saw lots of wildlife.
I would fly direct into Fairbanks (avoid the bus from Anchorage that makes you stay overnight at the Mt McKinley lodge (another rip off) and then get the train to Anchorage.
- Value: 2
- Location: 2
- Service: 4
newfymomma from: Manchester, MD
Published Date: Nov, 1, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Off to the Park
The Lodge is very pretty and laid out well. It is in sections around the main building and shops and food. Our room was very small and cramped and not very clean. There was no closet just a pole on the wall 3 feet off the floor, a small dresser and a bench. Just enough room to walk around the bed. The bathroom was large and very roomy. I think this was a handicapped bathroom but makes no sense because you could NOT get a wheelchair into this room. There was a laundry room next to our room with 2 washers and 2 dryers and a small table. But they didn't work and no one posted a sign. So I had a load of wet clothes and no dryer. The customer service folks did not care at all and said there was no one to fix anything so we could walk around and look for a dryer that worked. This place is huge so it was a terrible inconvienience to carry wet clothes all around to find a working empty dryer. We had to leave at 6am so we needed dry clothes. Then we found out the people in the next room had told them the machines did not work and they never put out a sign to keep people from using them and they got no help either. The pizziria there was very good. The breakfast buffet was $$$ but really very good and plentiful. Across the street there are many shops, art gallery and food too. They have shuttle buses to take you to all the area's of the lodge so you needn't hump all those suitcases. The area was very pretty and wonderful views.
- Value: 3
- Location: 4
- Service: 2
OMGtrips from: Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Oct, 18, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
On this trip (May 2018) we flew into Anchorage for our 10 day road trip Anchorage - Seward - Girdwood / Whittier - Talkeetna - Denali - Anchorage. For the Denali leg, we stayed at the Princess Lodge for 3 nights. It was a very cosy stay, in the logged rooms in the extension blocks. The main reception area is awesome and may times we would just hand out their playing cards and sipping coffee. We made 2 rounds to the Denali National Park, once in the bus tour and once drove on our own, sighted a few snowshoe hare, herd of carribou, moose etc but not so lucky with the bear. We had a clear view of the Mt. McKinley and the snow clad landscape was just awesome. Great fun soaking in the atmosphere and kind of enjoying the midnight sun near the Artic Circle.
SandyMac1 from: Gray, Maine
Published Date: Oct, 13, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Beautiful resort with everything you need
Stayed 2 nights as pat of the land and cruise package from Princess cruises. The resort was very nice. Several restaurants on property ranging from casual pizza place to pricey sit down place that takes reservations. Numerous shops, all owned by the cruise line, also on property. The best part was the walking paths that led down to the entrance of Denali National Park. Great views on the path. Also, there is a shopping center across the street from the lodge that has a coffee shop voted the Best Coffee in Alaska by the food network!
jmacch from: Turnersville, New Jersey
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Oct, 10, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Stay at Denali Princess Lodge
My wife and I recently stayed at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge with friends while on a cruise tour in Alaska. We stayed there for 2 nights. The lodge was really nice. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The hotel is right on the river. There were fantastic views of the river and surrounding mountains. There are some great shops on the premises and very good restaurants as well.