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Review of Swiss-Alaska Inn Talkeetna

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Swiss-Alaska Inn Talkeetna
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Talkeetna
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3 reviews
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“3.5 would be our rating”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

We found Talkeetna to be a very nice little town. The inn was just off main street, but downtown is about 4 blocks by 2 blocks.

Pros: friendly staff, clean accommodations, nice white sheets, 4 bed pillows, decent size room, Internet access.

Cons: no tv (but a video store across the street and a player in room), no air conditioner, (but an in room fan and air might not be needed often in Alaska). We were in the 2 story 8 plex. Rooms opened up into the hallway, and if someone else we're in the hall, you would have no privacy looking into your room. Also, no peep holes on doors, and low quality doorknob lock on the room. No deadbolt. No double sheeting of blankets.

That said, though I would not classify as private, it was quiet and restful.

Restaurant was reasonably priced for the area, generous in portion size, abd tasty, but we think food was frozen rather than fresh, which is something to consider if you want fresh Alaskan seafood.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Riverside
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

clean, affordable, safe and comfortable. wonderful food and loved the whole atmostphere. had a wonderful time.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Midwest-USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Stayed here for two nights while in Talkeetna. The check-in was easy and effortless. My husband and I noticed when entering the main building that about 5 windows were broken and covered with plastic. Also, the surrounding grounds looked like they could use a little TLC, but hey, we were in Talkeetna, not a big city, so it was really no big deal. We were given a room in the larger, two-story building, and our room was in the lower level. The rooms were basic and adequate, and smelled clean. The carpeting was terribly stained and neither of us would walk on it without having shoes on. There was a tv in the room, but no reception. However, there is a video store across the street and movies can be rented and played on the tv, which is what we did. There is also wifi available. The toilet leaked in our bathroom, but was usable. Other than that problem, the bathroom area was fine, with an adequate shower/tub and hairdryer available for use. We did not eat here, so can't speak to the restaurant's quality.

Overall, the stay at the Swiss Alaska was bearable, but I truly was a little disappointed in the experience. Again, however, it is a small town, so I think expectations should be tempered a bit. If I had to do it over again, I think I would look for another place to stay. However, if another place could not be found, I would stay here again just for the Talkeetna experience because it was a neat little town.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

Even for those of us from Alaska, getting accommodations in little bergs can be challenging and you learn to not expect much. When the Northern Lights were out in full force this winter, some friends and I decided to head to Talkeetna (not much there, no city lights to dim the view) and photograph the lights. A last minute trip, we were fortunate to find a place left and the Swiss-Alaska hotel was it. When we pulled in for a late check-in, I was pleasantly surprised at the rooms...comfortable and warm. The rooms (and bathrooms) were immaculately clean and quite pleasant. When you're in the great outdoors, you're not so concerned with in-room amenities, but there was a tv, dresser, nightstands, chairs, extra bedding and towels. Loved the proprietors - friendly and gracious. Oh...and the lights? BEAUTIFUL!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

The rooms were basic, clean, warm and comfortable. There was free wifi which was nice. The Schnitzel at their restaurant is very good. Even if you don't stay here, I would recommend stopping in for the Schnitzel. Also, it is family-owned and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2011

If you're staying in Talkeetna for a night or two between Denali & Anchorage, Swiss-Alaska is a good place to stay. Nothing fancy but clean and comfortable. A little expensive for what you get but compaired to other places in Talkeetna it's your best bet. Don't forget to look for Mckinley as you drive into town, there is a pull-off with a good view (depending on cloud cover) on the left just before you head down into the town area.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Floral Park, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

Unfortunately only had one night for Talkeetna, but made the right decision to stay here. Easy to find, nice room and family run, and what a great family, helpful, friendly, informative, just flat out nice. Would definitely go back here if I ever get the chance.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Swiss-Alaska Inn Talkeetna
Address: P.O. Box 565, 22056 S. F Street, Talkeetna, AK 99676-0565
Location: United States > Alaska > Talkeetna
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Talkeetna
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Swiss-Alaska Inn Talkeetna 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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