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Denali Bluffs Hotel
sjshazam64 from: Rochester, Minnesota
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 2, 2022 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2022 Rating: 3
Recommended but with caveats
Great views if you specify river view rooms, upper floors. We were in building 25 which is a newer building and had wonderful views. Beds were comfortable, room has AC and a small fridge, Keurig coffee maker. Hotel has a restaurant (smallish menu) and a cafe (closes at 2) which were average and a bit expensive ($20 for 2 small breakfast sandwiches and 2 small coffees). Hotel is on a bluff with nothing else on site. You can walk down the hill (or take a shuttle) to find a couple small restaurants and shops but no grocery store nearby. No vending machines on site either. The hotel itself does a poor job of providing general information (no written info in the rooms) so we didn’t realize the shuttle goes to the Denali visitor center (which is about 2 miles away). No info about nearby hikes or any other local information and as a first time visitor, I expected more. Yes, I realize the internet can provide all of this but this place didn’t seem at all interested in providing what we should expect from the hospitality industry. My suggestion? Add a small informational binder to each room, especially including shuttle times and destinations- and a couple vending machines.
K S from: Nicholasville, Kentucky
Published Date: Jul, 1, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 3
This hotel is over-priced. It has no A/C, and it was about 80 degrees with sunshine when we were there and the room was uncomfortable. There is a restaurant there with a VERY limited menu. They were out of ice. Staff were friendly and helpful, but overall, I would not stay here again.
- Location: 3
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 3
kathleen S from: Joplin, Missouri
Published Date: Jun, 29, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
Nice Place to Stay
We found this to be a nice place to stay while visiting Denali National Park. We were here for two nights, and found the location very convenient. The rooms are spacious and quiet. They were clean with the exception that on one had swept behind the door or under the sink area in ages. It was pretty dusty and dirty, but then I would give them some slack because the area is dry and dusty. The food at the grab & go pantry was a good place to grab a breakfast sandwich, some yogurt and a drink. The staff were all friendly and helpful. We took advantage of the laundry facilities too, and found them satisfactory. We would definitely stay here again.
- Value: 4
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5
Heather K from: Bolton, Massachusetts
Published Date: Jun, 29, 2022 Travel Date: May, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
Great location near Denali
The hotel location and staff are great! It's close to Denali and our tour bus picked us up right from the hotel. There are restaurants close by which are better than the hotel food. Also, we booked the more expensive river view room, which was pretty much a non-existent view...stick with the standard booking.
- Value: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
Robert D from: Edgewater, Florida
Published Date: Jun, 27, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 3
Nice But A Little Disappointing
Stayed here two nights. Room was clean and well appointed..Quiet area. Unfortunately both days brought us back to the lodge late i the evening so the on site restaurant was limited to offers and length of time there.
Also the second day we experienced a clogged toilet and requested help early in the day about 9am and again at about 12pm then we had to leave for a tour figuring when we returned it would be resolved, it wasn't. The desk was no help at that time either. So no toilet use in our room.
- Location: 4
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 2