This hotel is adequate but not over the top. Upon arrival there was no front desk agent available to check guests in. There was just a note instructing people to walk to the lobby house phone if you want help. That was a thumbs down to start my stay but not a deal breaker just tacky in my opinion. Same instructions were left when I checked out. They should hire enough people to man the front desk at all times it's a Quality Inn and that's a motel characteristic I'd expect from a no name motel. Again. It a deal breaker but not welcoming or favorable.
Location - This hotel does not offer an airport shuttle however it's only a $6 taxi from the airport to this hotel and that's including the tip. Some reviews stated that the hotels within walking distance from the airport. I would not walk it with my luggage.
Across the street is a Safeway grocery store, a Subways sandwich shop, Kenai River Pizza (who delivers to this hotel) and a Home Depot. A tire shop and an espresso drive through stand share the hotels parking lot.
Hotel - There's really only 5 hotels in this really small town. This isn't the worst hotel but it's just adequate and probably second in rating to The Aspen Extended Stay with it's kitchenette options that Quality Inn does not have. This hotel has a small room with a computer and a printer for guest use. There's an indoor pool and a huge dining area to eat the free breakfast while watching tv. The breakfast is one of the best breakfasts I've seen offered at a chain hotel. The selection is amazing! Note there is NO elevator at this hotel. There are two floors so that's important to know if lifting is a challenge.
Rooms - The rooms are very and I stress VERY small. The bathroom is equally small. There were no king beds available so I stayed in a room with two beds, a desk, a dresser and a night stand which is the usual set up in a hotel but the only difference is these rooms were so very small that it felt very cramped. Usually that's not a big deal for a quick over night but I was a guest for a week and it became tiresome being cramped and it was difficult to walk to open the window because the room was small and cramped and the bed was in the way. On the positive the room was very clean with no odors and no visible stains on the carpet or on the linen. The room has a small fridge, microwave, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.
Wifi - The wifi worked most of the time but I was occasionally bumped off requiring me to log back in with username and passwords because this information would not save for easy log in access. My room was located half way down a long hall so I image if you were in a room even further then mine ( which also meant further from the front desk) your internet connection would probably get increasingly worse so try to get a room closest to the front desk to ensure the best internet connection.
In conclusion - This hotel was just ok it offered adequate options and an amazing free breakfast with a huge variety see my attached photos to get an idea of breakfast options. Out of the five hotels in this town I would say this hotel rates second on the list of Top Kenai Hotels after "The Aspen Extended Stay" that offers kitchenettes with a full fridge and stove burners, Quality Inn doesn't offer that and both hotels are basically located across the street from each other.
I hope this information has been helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kenai Quality Inn, a business with the best hospitality and accommodations, has many features to offer. One of our best features is our hot continental breakfast buffet, inside our spacious breakfast room. You are welcome to make your own waffle, have juice, sausage, bacon, and much more comes with this complimentary, mouthwatering breakfast. We also offer free wireless internet, pool and spa, AND a large, free walk-in freezer space between May 1st and September 30th*. Our hotel is central with many restaurants, several grocery stores and department store, and great sidewalks for scenic strolls. *If you need the walk-in freezer before or after these dates just give us a notification in advance and we will gladly prepare it for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn Kenai Alaska