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Denali Bluffs Hotel
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Good place to stay. Shuttle makes it convenient to get around
User: roxanne m from:
Published Date: Jun, 13, 2024
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2024
Rating: 4
Loved how the luggage was taken care of upon arrival. I didn’t ask for a room cleaning or additional towels so that was not done…disappointing at that. I suppose those days are long gone Staff friendly and clean hotel. Food at the grill was good but pricey for entree
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Three nights in June
User: Donna C from:
Published Date: Jun, 12, 2024
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2024
Rating: 3
Great room and lovely view. Excellent beds and pillows. Good temperature control in the room. Odd waterflow in sink, unable to get cold water at times, Sometimes only hot from the cold tap. Hotel needs more and better food options at convenient times. We chose to travel down to the Black Bear Café by shuttle rather than pay the exorbitant breakfast buffet price. The black bear cafe gets five stars from me. Quality of food in the hotel mountaineer bar and grill was terrible. Wait staff was inexperienced and incompetent. Meat dishes on 2 evenings were charred. Bartender Alex is competent friendly and entertaining.

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User: RichGTraveling from: Cincinnati
Published Date: Jun, 10, 2024
Travel Date: May, 1, 2024
Rating: 4
We came by train from Anchorage, no car, and stayed for three days during the very short shoulder season which is the last 2 weeks of May. A hotel rep was at the train station to meet us. There is a paid service that transports bags directly to your room, which was very convenient. I think it was $44 for both coming and going. The room was clean and quiet. Again, this was the very beginning of the season. Yes, the internet was slow, around 5 MB, which I assume was satellite. Food, like everything else in Alaska, was expensive. It was pretty good at the Mountaineer, but limited. At that time, there weren't a lot of options, besides other hotel dining rooms. Many of the restaurants on the 'strip' were still closed for the season. You can absolutely walk to the 2-3 blocks of shops and restaurants. It is downhill about 1/3 mile (uphill on the way back). There are hairpin turns on the road, so be alert. There was little traffic except the shuttles, and they were careful. We bought stuff for breakfast at a bodega. Bringing peanut butter, snacks and breakfast would be a good hack. The shuttles were comfortable, we didn't see anyone walking into Denali which was probably 3-4 miles to the visitor center. The shuttles in town didn't seem to be cooperating, so there were different shuttles for different hotels. Not hard to figure out, and the staff were used to answering these questions. A word about the staff, and the staff in all the customer service areas of the Denali area hotels and shops. As noted, we came very early in the season, and the summer staff from all over the world were still arriving, mostly 18-25, and they seemed to be primed for a summer of work and partying. They were eager to hustle and very energetic. Maybe enthusiasm wanes as the short season progresses, but it was fun to see. Keep an eye out for the (marginally) older staff that know how things work. I enjoyed that aspect, but YMMV.
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Pleasant stay in the wild.
User: Beverly R from:
Published Date: Jun, 10, 2024
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2024
Rating: 4
Extremely helpful and courteous staff. The food we had was great. Views were amazing.The room was rustic, but very clean. Our daughter booked our room, but at the time had to book one room for one night and a different room for the second night. The evening staff and the day manager arranged to let us stay in the same room for two nights. Hoorah. And the skinny Margaritas the evening bartender made were incredible. 😂😂
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10-10 recommend
User: Courtney H from:
Published Date: Jun, 6, 2024
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2024
Rating: 5
Jayden Helped me out with an issue I had with lack of cutlery in the room. They were amazing here. Excellent service and willingness to help you out! The Hotel itself sits up on the Denali bluffs. There is a porter service for baggage and rides to the rioms for anyone who needs them.10/10 recommend!
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