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McKinley Chalet Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

No mini fridge or microwave in the room you think for paying 300 a night they would have basic necessities.

Check in was efficient. Room was clean. Campus offers lot of options.

The McKinley Chalet Resort is near Denali National Park. Located on the property were restaurants and shops. They also have busses that will take you to Denali National Park.

I really enjoyed this room! My daughter, her boyfriend, and myself stayed there and it was very comfortable. We had a queen bed, single bed, and a hide-a-bed sofa. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Beautiful location, great access to shops and fun places to dine.

Our king-size bed ended up being a full-size and twin; took 2 hours for our luggage to arrive from the train depot. Staff seemed very confused about normal practices. I would try to get into the Princess if possible.

Most rooms seem to come with a double bed, a twin bed and then a pull-out couch (Q). In other words- that King or two doubles, doesn't really seem to exist. The privacy is nice, the beds are too small & too many. But, the place has a great location & spectacular views of the canyon!

Great location free shuttle service to visitors center and access point, nice restaurant and coffee shop in both lobbies

Nice room and location, very close to Denali. It has shuttle runs in the resort and free shuttles to Denali. The lobby can be crowded sometimes because a lot of people wait there for taking tours.

The room was very nice but because we were in a room that was not in the main area it took us 30 min to find the room. There are no signs telling you where you are... and we ended up in the employee area. We finally had to ask another employee where our building was. After talking to other guests, I realized that we were not the only ones with this issue. If there were street signs in the complex it would be easier.

I stayed in 4 different hotels during my 9 days trip to Alaska. Given what I paid. this probably was the best hotel. The rooms were very clean and room service was done everyday. Beds were not the most comfi ones and were more like a 3 start hotel in the rest of the US, however, they were very clean. Bathrooms were spotless. The overall experience is very good, and the resort looks pretty. The restaurant onsite is pretty good and reasonably priced. There are shuttle services ti everywhere and you do not need to drive your own car during stay. One catch, the shuttles do not operate after 7 PM. They told me to talk to front desk to make arrangement, however, I drove myself. My room was right next to the rivers, and I had pretty good views. On a different note, the rooms were not insulated and were a bit noisy. Overall, I would stay again, if I visit Alaska.

great location to stay for any Denali trip, the hotel is spread out over a very large area though, so maybe not great for those who cannot walk a lot. But, nice and private. The room was big, clean and had a nice balcony overlooking the river.

The gentleman who offers help with tours was very amazing. Did his best to help everyone he could. The front desk manager handled a complaint with grace and confidence.

We enjoyed the stay. The room was nice but the walls didnt keep the people outside and next door quiet. Thewater pressure was very low almost a trickle. The front desk staff very friendly and helpful. The resturant staff was 50/50 good and poor. Food was ok not great. The breakfast buffet at $18 was good but a bit steep for bacon and eggs. Couldnt get very good cell reception down in the bott rooms where we were. Looked like the shuttle sevice worked well simce there are so many tour buses staying there. Ill probable shop around next time before commiting but stay there again if needed.

The hotel was very nice and felt new. Definitely one of the better places to stay in rural Alaska. Can be a total tourist trap for the cruise crowd if you're not careful. If possible, avoid the overpriced "tours" and get a bus ticket into Denali. You'll go much further both literally and financially.

Nice location and very good hotel. It is one mile to denali national park. Nice restarant near by.

Milepost 238.5 George Parks Hwy Denali National Park AK

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in McKinley Park, McKinley Chalet Resort is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Wilderness Access Center and within a 10-minute drive of Denali National Park Visitors Center. This 483-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes guests with conveniences like 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and free self parking. Near the airport, the resort is also within a 15-minute drive of Black Diamond Golf Course and Denali Outdoor Center.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Canyon Steakhouse, which specializes in seafood. Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Rooms

The 483 accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Coffee makers, free local calls, and desks are also standard.


Property features

McKinley Chalet Resort features free WiFi in public areas and a picnic area. There's free parking and an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a fireplace in the lobby, a gift shop, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Guest reviews for McKinley Chalet Resort

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Family (3) Friends (1) Other (1)
3

way to expensive for what it is

Everyone

No mini fridge or microwave in the room you think for paying 300 a night they would have basic necessities.

By on Jul 3, 2017

4
Everyone

Check in was efficient. Room was clean. Campus offers lot of options.

By on Jun 5, 2017

5

nice hotel with a mountain view.

Everyone

The McKinley Chalet Resort is near Denali National Park. Located on the property were restaurants and shops. They also have busses that will take you to Denali National Park.

By on Sep 25, 2016

5
Everyone

I really enjoyed this room! My daughter, her boyfriend, and myself stayed there and it was very comfortable. We had a queen bed, single bed, and a hide-a-bed sofa. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Beautiful location, great access to shops and fun places to dine.

By on Sep 20, 2016

2

denali disappointment

Everyone

Our king-size bed ended up being a full-size and twin; took 2 hours for our luggage to arrive from the train depot. Staff seemed very confused about normal practices. I would try to get into the Princess if possible.

By , from Arizona on Sep 13, 2016

4
Everyone

Most rooms seem to come with a double bed, a twin bed and then a pull-out couch (Q). In other words- that King or two doubles, doesn't really seem to exist. The privacy is nice, the beds are too small & too many. But, the place has a great location & spectacular views of the canyon!

By , from AK on Sep 13, 2016

4

mckinley park denali tour

Everyone

Great location free shuttle service to visitors center and access point, nice restaurant and coffee shop in both lobbies

By , from sacramento,ca on Aug 26, 2016

4
Everyone

Nice room and location, very close to Denali. It has shuttle runs in the resort and free shuttles to Denali. The lobby can be crowded sometimes because a lot of people wait there for taking tours.

By on Aug 24, 2016

3

nice but confusing

Families

The room was very nice but because we were in a room that was not in the main area it took us 30 min to find the room. There are no signs telling you where you are... and we ended up in the employee area. We finally had to ask another employee where our building was. After talking to other guests, I realized that we were not the only ones with this issue. If there were street signs in the complex it would be easier.

By , from North Carolina on Jul 20, 2016

4

excellent stay

Everyone

I stayed in 4 different hotels during my 9 days trip to Alaska. Given what I paid. this probably was the best hotel. The rooms were very clean and room service was done everyday. Beds were not the most comfi ones and were more like a 3 start hotel in the rest of the US, however, they were very clean. Bathrooms were spotless. The overall experience is very good, and the resort looks pretty. The restaurant onsite is pretty good and reasonably priced. There are shuttle services ti everywhere and you do not need to drive your own car during stay. One catch, the shuttles do not operate after 7 PM. They told me to talk to front desk to make arrangement, however, I drove myself. My room was right next to the rivers, and I had pretty good views. On a different note, the rooms were not insulated and were a bit noisy. Overall, I would stay again, if I visit Alaska.

By , from Los Angeles,CA on Jul 5, 2016