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Kenai River Lodge
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Soldotna
Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stayed here for one night. We are not fishermen but we enjoyed being on the water & watching others fish. We had a nice view of the river from our room. This is an older hotel but it was clean & well maintained. There is no AC but they do provide a fan. With the window open & the fan going, it wasn't too bad. They also have cable TV which is a must for my husband. We enjoyed our stay at the Kenai River Lodge.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We actually really enjoyed our stay here. It was close to where we were fishing, and the staff was really friendly and accomodating. There isn't much to do in town...other than the river walk, and museum. The river is very pretty, we sat on the swing at the lodge with a couple of brews and watched the sunset. We were only there for one night. I would stay here again if we are ever in Soldotna in the future. We stopped at the Moose is Loose bakery on our way out of town, they had awesome donuts. Don't miss it.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the river.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very clean and the view is special. What fun to watch fishermen catch salmon right outside your window. There is no air conditioning which would not be a problem most years. The mattress on our bed was lumpy and extremely uncomfortable. Don't plan on turning around in the bathroom and count on soap and shampoo but nothing else. No breakfast.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

My son, who lives in Alaska, and I were on a fun trip around Alaska, with Kenai River Lodge as our salmon fishing headquarters. Our day of arrival in Soldotna began in Denali National Park, ran through Anchorage where we dropped off our RV and picked up fishing gear. By the time we had stopped to fish the Russian / Kenai Rivers for a few hours, we did not arrive at the Lodge until about 1:30am (still light outside). Being out of cell phone range, the hotel manager had left 2 voicemails confirming whether we were still coming.

Unsure whether to call the number she had left at that time of morning, I did anyway faced with the other option of sleeping in the car. The on-site manager answered cheerfully and came right down to check me in. She was delightful, sweet and helpful, answering questions about the area, offering suggestions, and made us feel like family at an hour when most people were sound asleep!

The lodge itself was simple but perfectly located over the beautiful waters of the Kenai River. Sleeping with the window open we could hear the water rushing past and gulls calling. The room was clean, quiet, and very comfortable beds. We ended up checking out of the lodge a day early because the salmon had run early, and we encountered no resistance or guaranteed room charges at all - just a cheerful goodbye.

I would highly recommend staying there, and want to thank the staff again for their hospitality!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I have stayed here in the winter before and it was always great. It is even better in the summer. Fishing is right out the front door on the Kenai River and it is very conveniently located close to stores and places to eat. The rooms have apparently recently been remodeled and are clean and nicely decorated and equipped. The price was fair and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Thanks and keep up the good job. I will keep coming back if you have rooms available.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Stayed for 2 weeks. Nice room. Very noisy- right by the bridge. All night traffic. After 5 days we had a "talk" with the stuff- in 5 days they didn't ran the room 2x. They didn't even change the towels.. So we came back from fishing at 10 pm- mess. No clean towel, lobby closes at 9pm..lobby opened 9am-9pm- not after. Beautiful BBG and sitting area by the river - we loved it- had few nice meals there. BBQ fresh salmon. ;) I would recommend the place .

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We fell in love with Soldotna while we were there.

A couple of great nights sleep while we stayed at the River Lodge. We had a great view of the river.

There was a bunch of high school kids running around causing a lot of noise late into the night. Even though we were told they were advised of quite hours.

The room was great, bed nice and comfy. Would stay here again anytime.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 393 Riverside Dr, Soldotna, AK 99669-7899
Location: United States > Alaska > Soldotna
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Soldotna
Price Range: $93 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kenai River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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