We were only staying here as a stopover for 1 night.
The location is great - a few minutes drive from Denali NP. All the staff we dealt with were very friendly, helpful and hard working. Our room was very clean - no signs of previous guests leftover.
The room was dated (reminded me of National Park accommodation), but perfectly functional. Our room had a big walk in shower - one of those units with plastic walls rather than tiles, and a shower curtain rather than shower screen (fortunately the shower is large enough that the curtain doesn't attack you!). I think the bathrooms may have been updated, even if the furniture in the rooms has not. The bed was comfortable.
There is free wifi in the lobby (but not in the rooms) which runs at a reasonable speed, but for some reason Facebook is blocked. Get with the century Denali Bluffs!!
If a view is important, please note that only some of the rooms have views. Lots just look at the building immediately in front. If you want any sort of view, then you definitely want a room on the top floor (otherwise you will only have a building view). A lot of people who have written previous reviews have expressed disappointment at the lack of a view, so ask for a top floor room with a view before you leave the front desk when checking in.
We only had breakfast in the restaurant and it was fine. It is easy walking distance to the restaurants in the glitter gulch, so I don't think the hotel dining is the most important feature.
In summary, if it were possible to give this a "quite good" rating, I would. For an overnight stay for Denali where you just want something clean and convenient, this is perfect. But with dated decor, no in room wifi and Facebook blocked it's not "very good", so a 3 rating it is.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nothing brings out your adventurous spirit like a mini-vacation in our Sugarloaf Mountain hideaway at the Denali Bluffs Hotel! Alaska native owned and operated, we not only have commanding views but the Bluff's design allows our guests to feel "at-one" with nature while still providing a comfortable stay with 112 cozy guest rooms perfectly equipped with all the conveniences of home, such as private baths, cable TV, and much more!Enjoy hearty, home-style Alaskan fare when you dine at the Mountaineer Grill & Bar. Savor your appetite on our patio with a cold local brew, while taking in a beautiful view of Mt Healy. You’ll also find a variety of specialty coffee and beverages, pastries and other delicious food items in the Perky Moose Espresso. Our main lodge features a log-beamed great room, with authentic Alaskan art, a gift shop, and a tour desk at which our staff will be happy to assist you in choosing from a wide variety of optional tours available in Denali National Park. Adventure is just steps away at the Denali Bluffs Hotel! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Denali Bluffs
- Denali Bluff Hotel