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Denali Bluffs Hotel
M F from: Washington
Published Date: Sep, 14, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Hotel with Nice View and Desirable Location
This hotel sits on a bluff overlooking the river and mountains. I strongly recommend getting more expensive rooms in the River View buildings which are newer and have better views. These rooms are spacious and beds are comfortable, also have balconies facing the river. However, there is no desk in the room and if you need to use your laptop, you have to use the ottoman as substitute. I only had one breakfast at the hotel. The buffet was decent. The service was mediocre. When we told the waitress the carton of milk she gave us was spoiled, she seemed impatient and returned with couple dozen half n halves as if to tell us "are these enough for you or not?" Staff in the hotel did their jobs, but none seemed to be warm and friendly and hospitable. The shuttle service was good, and we could reach the main business area within a few minutes. This is also one of the six or seven hotels the Denali Park narrated tour buses and the Alaskan Park Connection Motorcoaches would pick up and drop off their passengers at the door. This proved to be very convenient for senior citizens like us.
sherry1630 from: Pennsylvania
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 14, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Three Very Happy Nights
From the moment we shuttled from the train station to our checkout, this hotel was perfect. The property is so convenient to everything you want to do in Denali. We did not have a car, so we relied on the shuttle, which was perfect. Loved being able to get a prepackaged lunch for our green bus tour to Wonder Lake. It was a short walk to the "downtown" Denali shopping and restaurant area. The room we stayed in had a balcony overlooking the mountains which was amazing. The room was clean and spacious enough for our family of three. We were especially appreciative of the welcome package. That was such a nice, personal touch! We would gladly stay here again.
DebraS54 from: Wasilla, Alaska
Published Date: Sep, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
My girlfriends and I went to Denali National Park. Stayed at the Denali Bluffs Hotel. Scenery was great. Staff was very nice. Room was very small and so was the bathroom. Bed needs new mattress. Very worn out. We had a great time at the park and the surrounding areas. Location is great, but I was not comfortable with the room. For the price of $379 a night I was expecting more. Food was delicious!! Best biscuits and sausage gravy I ever tasted.
- Sleep Quality: 1
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 3
CathyGeorgia from: Alpharetta, Georgia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 8, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Location, location, location!
After a lot of research, we booked this hotel so we could be near Denali National Park. After looking on line, we decided to reserve a River view room as these are the newer rooms. We were not disappointed. They were clean and we loved the rustic feeling we got upon entering the room. We had beautiful views, but I will say, not of the river. These rooms are expensive, but after staying in Alaska for almost 2 weeks, we found everything is expensive! The parking is very limited near the lobby with only about 8 to 10 parking spots, but they do have overflow lots. We did not eat at the restaurant for dinner, but we did eat breakfast there on our last morning. We all chose the buffet which was the typical morning food, which was okay.
esc2bend from: Bend, Oregon
Published Date: Sep, 7, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Room was amazing with lovely views of the river
The rooms were modern, beds were comfortable and everything was perfect about the room. The service left a lot to be desired. I'm saying that it was the very end of the season and I think everyone was over helping all the tourists. No one was actually rude, just not friendly nor helpful. The food in the restaurant below the lobby was ok for their buffet breakfast but our dinner meal of fish and chips was the worse I have ever had and that includes frozen ones you find in bags in your grocery store. Soggy, and little piece of fish and lots of greasy batter. Their idea of a red velvet cake was from another planet. It was shaped as a cylinder and the cake was hard to cut with a fork, the frosting was a mystery. Luckily I might have lost a pound or two while staying there. But remember the rooms and you can eat in town.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 3