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Grande Denali Lodge

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238 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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GreatLakes
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34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Great location minutes from park entrance. Our room was clean, yet basic. It meet our needs. The nightly rate reflected the close location to the park entrance and not the decor or amenities. Enjoyed view of the mountains from our room. The main lodge is beautiful and all tables in the restaurant (within the lodge) have an awesome view. Staff... More 

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

Thank you so much for choosing us. Many guests are booking closer and closer to their arrival date. I am happy that we had space available. You are correct, our rooms are fairly basic (except for the Kuerig Coffee Maker and Refrigerator) but the views are unsurpassed. Thanks also for complimenting our staff. They are by far the best asset... More 

San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I stayed at Grande Denali Lodge while travelling with my friends in August 2015. Upon arrival I was amazed by the views from and around the hotel. It is at an elevation and offers good views of the Denali national park and surrounding hills. Besides this, I found the hotel good and service average. The check in was a little... More 

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

Thanks so very much for staying with us. I am happy you enjoyed the view - and that your room had all the cozy necessities you needed. I hope that you were able to take our complimentary shuttle service to the "village" of Denali or to our Denali Bluffs Hotel if you didn't find the dining options you were looking... More 

Atlantic Beach, New York
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112 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We stayed two nights at the hotel. The food was pretty good and the bar was a great place to meet people and discuss the magnificent views of the park. Our room was adequate. It was on the first floor with a view of the parking lot all the way at the end of the hall away from the restaurant... More 

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1 Thank Sapphire-Ed
ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sapphire-Ed, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry that your room was far from the lobby but I am so pleased that enjoyed our views. The lobby building has spectacular views and our bar area is a wonderful place to meet with others. Once again, thanks so much for staying with us!... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Very well located for the national park. Great views. However the rooms are basic. It's not so easy to walk to the other restaurants in the area and the restaurant onsite if overpriced for average food. Good experience but other hotels in Denali can probably offer you as much for less money.

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2 Thank EmsyR1990
ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear EmsyR1990, thanks for staying with us. We do have a complimentary shuttle that runs to "downtown Denali" every 30 minutes and the schedule is on your key packet! Most guests find it very helpful. We are actually very competitively priced with the other hotels in the area. I certainly hope you enjoyed the rest of our Alaska vacation! Dee... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We really enjoyed our two night stay here in August travelling "independently" eg not cruisers! The Lodge is set in a perfect spot , a steep windy road with amusing road signs all the way up intrigues us even before we arrived. The Lodge itself is a beautiful building with good facilities and a lovely dining room.Breakfast was great, we... More 

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1 Thank Fujismum55
ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Fujismum55, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team is wonderful and very "guest first". I am pleased you were able to experience that! Dee Dee More 

Niskayuna, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We stayed at the Grande DeNali Lodge on Sept 8th & 9th. I was skeptical after reading some of the negative reviews, but upon arrival was pleasantly surprised. It is a windy road up to the Lodge, but it is up the side of a mountain so there are the equivalent of "switch backs" with some entertaining road side signs.... More 

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1 Thank John M
ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear John M, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. It is always wonderful to hear that our team went above and beyond for our guests. As you experienced, we hire the BEST in Denali and we are very proud of the job they do, from clean rooms, to service in the dining room and bar,... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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163 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The property is perched above the "city" which is accessed via a windy road. The views from the hotel are sensational on a clear day. The service and rooms were disappointing. The service is the bar was horrible and it took 15 minutes or more to get a drink and the check. The rooms are dated with bathrooms that need... More 

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

Dear TwoNCTravelingFools, I am so sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us. As for the bedspreads - they were brand new this year - perhaps it was the newness of them that felt uncomfortable. As you can imagine, hiring and training staff at a seasonal property is different from a year round hotel. Staff arrive about 10 days before... More 

Hayden, Idaho
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The Grand Denali Lodge is a STEEP curvy drive and sets high on a hillside over looking Denali Park entrance with great views of mountains - Mt Denali is about 90 miles away and NOT visible from the hotel. The rooms are down a long long corridor. The rooms are not cleaned well and the beds are not comfortable. Do... More 

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1 Thank jimfd1
ddkalaska, Director of Sales at Grande Denali Lodge, responded to this review

Dear jimfd1, I am so sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us. Our rooms are down a long corridor but as in most hotels you do have a wonderful view from the window in your sleeping room and our rooms are spacious. I can't really speak to the cleanliness of the rooms as I am unsure what your particular... More 

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Hagerstown
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35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We stayed in the Grande Denali Lodge in August, 2015 as part of our land tour package prior to our Alaskan cruise. This lodge is on the top of a mountain looking toward Denali National Park. There is a wonderful view from the lobby! Half of the rooms have a view and the other half do not (ours didn't), so... More 

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

Dear Junusebopp, I love your title - "Up in the Clouds" - what a great way to describe the view from our lodge. Thanks so much for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. I am sorry you found our food VERY expensive - did you try dining in our Peak Spirits? Our menu is a... More 

Westlake Village
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Arranged our own Alaska land tour and ended up staying in this hotel for 3 nights. The hotel room was spacious, and larger than the average room (we saw the rooms of other guests we met) so request a king bed room. We stayed in the second building on the top floor and had a great view of the mountains... More 

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

Dear Barbara K, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Our lodge is a wonderful place to stay - with a great view and wonderful food and more importantly a staff that strives to meet your every need. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time in "downtown Denali" as well! Dee Dee More 

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