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“Clean spacious rooms- outstanding location” 5 of 5 stars
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Denali Hwy, Paxson, AK 99737   |  
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Alaska
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18 hotel reviews
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“Clean spacious rooms- outstanding location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Real Alaska run lodge with an amazing view out the dining room windows over Tangle Lake and the Alaska Range. They had a buffet going that was an amazing value for the price- featuring Halibut and roast beef that night. The rooms with private bath are really nice- very clean. The half bath rooms were a little too close to the generator (they have to make their own power) so we went for the private bath and were happy we did so.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

I was one of 8 people on a tour that stayed at Tangle River Inn on the 28th August 2011 .When we arrived we all went canoeing and saw a bit of bird life on the clear still lake.The afternoon brought a mirror effect on the lake and great photos. The cabin that I had was very comfortable and clean and I quite liked the idea of curtains made from towels.I also liked the option of turning the heat off. The cabin was opposite the tents used by the mining people but was not a bother I knew the helicopter was in and out but I did not seem to notice it .
The source of power is the generator but I did not notice it. I had hot water and the lights worked although there was no central light just table lamps.
The evening meal although a bit expensive was a smorgasboard of a home cooked baked dinner complete with home made gravy and vegatables or as an alternative there was fish and a pasta dish.And of course salad.
Breakfast was just as good
If you want 5 star accomodation this is not for you but if you want rustic and charm you found it and look at the views this particular night I actually saw the Northern Lights an added bonus!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

We booked based on their web site, got to this place and were disappointed. The place is noisy with a loud generator, the room is very basic and old, smelled bad, and was very unpleasant. We made the mistake of complaining. The owner's solution wad to ask us to leave the place... We did so willingly and was happy we'll never have to see this crappy place again.

Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a better place. We ended up in Denali highway cabins, just 20 miles away, and highly recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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paxson ak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

I moved from Maine to alaska 20 years ago and the first lodge I came to was Tangle River Inn the view, people and experience alone is what made up mind to work and live here. It is a sad day when employees that cant handle it here, leave and have friends say bad things about the place and have never been here to begin with is sad. Yes we have a generator running 24 hours aday if we didnt our people would not have lights, running bath rooms, and heat when needed 24 hours aday, and good healthy food. all I can say if you dont experience it on your own dont say anything about us. Violet

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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109 reviews 109 reviews
56 hotel reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

Ok, This is Alaska people, and it's in a fairly remote setting. So don't complain about a generator. Be happy you have power. If you want 5 star accommodations, stay in Anchorage. It's a great little place. Their prices are all reasonable. Food at the restaurant is pretty good. Yes, there is a helipad there. Fortunately I slept through it, but my friend did not. It didn't start until 8 am. This is a great place to go to fish. We rented the canoe for the day and caught a lot of Grayling. Violet is great and accommodating. Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

Over priced food that tasted like McDonald's. Seemed like everyone on the staff smoked all day long and it drifted in to the dining area. Heard the old couple that own the place arguing loudly. I would drive down to mile marker 42 to the Maclaren River Lodge. Their place is quiet, friendly and sits next to the river. Well worth the the "extra" drive.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

This place is terrible. Starting with the fact that everything was overpriced (even for Alaska), the place is not even relaxing. It had a helicopter flying in an out at all hours of the day, super loud generator, and the food in the restaurant is terrible. I would rather have eaten 5 day old leftover taco bell. Don't waste your time or vacation, it is not worth it in the least.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Denali Hwy, Paxson, AK 99737
Location: United States > Alaska > Paxson
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Paxson
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Tangle River Hotel Paxson

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