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“Enjoyed our stay at McKinley Resort!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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McKinley Chalet Resort
Pensacola, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our stay at McKinley Resort!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We were on a Holland America Cruise/Tour and were there for two nights. Our room, a King suite on the 3rd floor, was beautiful, clean, and had an excellent view of the mountains. I was impressed with the whole resort. The food was good in both restaurants although expensive. We would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Higher floors have less noise and better views.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank PianoLady44
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  • Sleep Quality
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Talent, Oregon
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132 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed here as part of a Holland America Cruise-tour. Our room was in the building marked CL on the property map on their web site. Since it was part of the cruise pricing, I have no idea if we got a good deal or not, since I have no idea what we actually paid for the room.

The room was large, and had a nice view of the mountains.The furnishings were in good condition. The blinds and window needed a little maintenance, as they were difficult to impossible to operate. One oddity, possibly due to location - all of the cups in the bathroom were paper coffee cups. I don't know if this is normal or was a result of the almost all day power failure they had on the day we arrived.

In this building, there is no 24/7 staffed front desk. There seemed to only be someone there when tours were arriving and departing. When we wanted some hot chocolate mix, we just had to go behind the counter and find it.

This building is at the bottom of a long hill, which we didn't mind walking, but if you can't handle that there are shuttle busses than run fairly continuously.

We only ate at the Courtyard Cafe for breakfast. It was really pricey!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank kolohe280
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Iowa
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47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

I would like to say this is the best place to stay in the world since we won a trip there, but that would be a lie. It is just average. Rooms were clean. There is a nice river behind our building that you can walk to. I am not sure if it is worth the money, but the are not too many choices up there. I was exspecting more rugged. If the price is right I would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Joshua B
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91 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Room was great, very nice decor, size, and location! We enjoyed the hiking trails surrounding the chalet. Staff was friendly and helpful. Shuttle availability was great! We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Butler, Tennessee
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288 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Checked in for 2 nights on Holland tour,captured audience. Given a room in F building-nice river view-turns out the only good part.
Wife attempted to take a shower-ice water then scaling-back and forth,no warning.Slight burns.Told front desk next am,said they would fix along w/no working fan or heater in bath.After breakfast checked and nothing done,said they didn't know,saw the woman I talked to and she admitted wrote wrong rm no. down.They sent maintenance man-fixed heater ,said it would take elect guy for fan and couldn't do anything about shower because it had been that way for 2-3 MONTHS. Parts on order.Went to frt desk,acted dumb,told them had to move -now-had tour at 1:30pm.Said I could move to T blding, only one available,about 3/4 mile away.I told them no,wanted to stay in area w/group.Found open one,somehow in bld A. Moved on run so we could make tour. Found out a couple of other couples on tour had same problem w/shower water,up/down temp.Returned from tour that night-9pm-and saw we had a great view of back of bld w/smoke stacks--but we had a working shower.
Rooms are very dated--(tv-old box style and tiny and you had to sit on bed to watch-we watched some news),2 small doubles,old couch and dirt in areas----no ref or micro ---real old time considering the cost.
Service-slow and clueless.
Why rent out rooms that they know could cause injury-what if small child was trying to take a shower and a blast of scaling water hit their body-they knew this for months. No warning, no nothing and even acted like,front desk,they had never heard of this problem.
You can put up w/some things but not something they know about that can cause injury and do nothing.

I wrote both Denali Properties and Aramark and heard absolutely NOTHING and this happened in late August 2012. I would like to hear from them--will I ever-not yet and probably never.

I could give more negative insite --food,gifts,service-but hopefully persons will not stay at MCR.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Niagara Falls
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31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

The resort has different sections and we were right among the trees. The room has a sitting area in the front and the bedroom at the back with a double bed and a single bed. It did seem like you were at a lodge in the middle of the forest giving you that rustic feeling which was great. There was a gift shop and restaurants on site and a great museum. There were stores and reataurants across the street. There are buses to take you to other parts of the park and to see the kennels for the dogs used with the dog sleds. Great place

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

The McKinley Chalet Resort has a scenic bar, windows from floor to ceiling. An excellent stop to cap off a hard day of touring. Beautiful view and great service. McKinley Chalet Resort was a pleasant surprise all away around. A must stop.

Room Tip: We had a room in the back....on a clear night the stars were breath taking.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Onthego914
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Additional Information about McKinley Chalet Resort

Property: McKinley Chalet Resort
Address: Milepost 238. 5, George Parks Hwy, Alaska, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
Location: United States > Alaska > Denali National Park and Preserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Denali National Park and Preserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — McKinley Chalet Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 345
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