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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   238 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Not impressed. We stayed with our kids for 2 nights. The rooms are outdated (old TV's, no fridge,etc). Rooms are a bit over priced for what they offer. The best thing they offer, is a view (if you get a canyon view). We were Blessed with a canyon view! However, when housekeeping "cleaned" our room they didn't refill our coffee.... More

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Norwalk, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a general contractor and have an eye for quality. Front desk staff was very pleasant and helpful. Our room was extremely large by hotel standards and the views were very good. But overall the property was not well maintained nor had quality materials used. For 3 bills a nite I expect more. But then again, in Denali, your... More

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ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sunroomguy, thanks for your review. I wanted to assure you that we are working hard to upgrade the property and have actually invested a substantial amount of money into the property over the past two years and will continue to do so. I hope that you come back to visit us again as I think you will be impressed... More

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The trip to the top may seem a liitle inconvenient but is definitely worth it. The rates seem a little high but you will feel like a King or Queen of the mountain at this spot. You will be able to survey both the mountains all around, the river below, and the sunsets either from your table in the bar... More

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ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Steve I, thank you for your very detailed and informative review. We do have THE BEST view looking at the Nenana River and Denali National Park. I was very pleased to read your comments about our dining. It is nice to know that our menu offered variety and satisfied your dining needs for more than one evening. I am... More

Auburn Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is pretty from a distance but the rooms are not above average. The dining area wait staff were not very helpful. There were six of us and they would not let us put tables together so we call all be seated in the lounge. Food was great!

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ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 04scooter285, thanks for your review and for staying with us. You are correct, our sleeping rooms are not attached to our main lobby building and there is a bit of a walk required but we are also happy to have our bell staff give you a ride in one of our golf cart style vehicles. As for not letting... More

Paso Robles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best bar had the most amazing view and the staff there were helpful and friendly as were the front desk staff. I don't recommend the coffee bar, the staff is rude as if you were interrupting them doing nothing and basically ignored you. The grab and go food was not so good and expensive for what you got. Be... More

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ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ncountygirl, thank you for staying with us - our bar is spectacular - I am happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. I am going to write you a private email to find out what day you were here as the comment about our Barista staff is concerning to me. I would like to also know your room... More

Wirral, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 3 nights in what is classed as a 'view room'. Disappointed in this hotel from every aspect apart from the view. There is a long steep winding road up to the hotel part paved part not which leads to a small badly designed & badly laid out car park. Depending on which building your room is in there can... More

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ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rav4England, thanks for your review. The Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is a beautiful hotel - I know - I used to work for them. Here is the way I explain the two hotels to guests- in Talkeetna you look at the mountains, at the Grande, you are in the mountains. As such, we are built on the side of a... More

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was in a beautiful setting - on top of a hill and the views were beautiful. However, it was not worth the price we paid! The room was very average. No microwave, no refrigerator, and you had to go to the next building to get ice. You had to park your car in the parking lot and take... More

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ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear karenc, thanks for staying with us. We do have accessible rooms in our Denali building and if guests are able to let us know in advance, we do everything we can to make sure you have a room that fits your needs. You were in the building with the spectacular views and your are correct, there is no elevator.... More

Latham, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was big and comfortable. Book early and request the "view" side, not the parking lot side. Staff were very friendly, shuttle bus was prompt. The food was excellent all 3 days we were there. We ended up having all 3 dinners at the hotel and breakfast all 3 days. A little bit pricey, but definitely worth it. And most... More

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ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jeffrey L, thanks for staying with us. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, our restaurant, your room and THE VIEW!!!!! Please come back! Dee Dee More

Nokesville, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel sits halfway up a mountain on a cliff! The road to it is quite curvy and steep but the buses do fine on it. They offer a complimentary shuttle to and from town. Rooms are large and clean but sparsely furnished. There is free wifi and the staff is friendly. We are here with a land tour after... More

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ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Scoochtravels, thanks for your review and for staying with us. The drive to the lodge is definitely fun and we get a lot of comments on our road signs! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Our shuttle does make all the fun and activity of Denali only 5 minutes from our door, yet allow our guests to... More

Anchorage, Alaska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just spent a wonderful long weekend in the coziest cabin in Denali National Park. Grande Denali Lodge is located on a mountainside, minutes away from the park entrance. The main lodge and surrounding rooms and cabins have sweeping views of the river, mountains and canyon. We stayed in the Moose cabin next to the main lodge... More

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ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear coffeegirl247, thanks so much for spending the weekend with us. Our cabins are WONDERFUL and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the coziness. I love leaving the drapes open as well and waking up to that beautiful view. Thanks for your comments on our Alpenglow Restaurant and our staff. We try very hard to hire the very best... More

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Address: 238 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
Location: United States > Alaska > Denali National Park and Preserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grande Denali Lodge 3.5*
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Stay above it all! Relaxation and adventure await you at the Grande Denali Lodge. Offering more than comfortable accommodations, you'll have a truly Alaskan experience! Proudly Alaska native owned and operated by Old Harbor Native Corporation, our lodge features an authentic design with log construction, vaulted ceilings and a warm stone fire place, spacious sleeping rooms with private baths, and the most breathtaking views in Denali.We offer a savory dining experience at Alpenglow Restaurant. Serving traditional Alaskan fare in a setting with up-paralleled views of the Denali Canyon. For an early morning pick-me-up visit Peak Espresso, known for it's specialty coffees and convenient gourmet grab-and-go food items as well as box lunches. Wind down your day of exploration by enjoying a signature cocktail perched on top of Sugar Loaf Mountain in Peak Spirits Lounge. A wide variety of optional tours are available in Denali National Park, and our Front Desk staff is available to answer question or make tour reservations on your behalf. Adventure is just steps away at the Grande Denali Lodge! ... more   less 
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