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Best Western Bidarka Inn

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Clean rooms, good breakfast, good location, hot coffee.....and you can make your own waffles 😜 Centraly located in the cozy little fishing town of Homer, Alaska. On the shore of Ketchamak bay. Very affordable

I spent five nights at the Bidarka Inn in mid-September. The staff was friendly, from the maintenance guys to the housekeepers to the front desk staff. Everyone was willing to answer my many questions about Homer, and they did it with a smile on their faces. The room was comfortable and quiet, even though I was facing the highway and near the bar. The soundproofing on my room was excellent and I never woke up due to outside noise. Very clean room and the staff keeps the grounds clean as well. I'll definitely stay here again the next time I'm in Homer!

We frequently stay at Best Western properties and usually find them to be quite nice. This visit was no exception. We had a nice large room with a better than average breakfast included. The property appears to be a little older (1970’s?) but has been updated. Our room had a completely new bathroom and bed among other furnishings. We had a room in the building with the lobby and my guess is that they’ve probably added on over time. Even being close to the lobby, the room was quiet and we did not hear people in the hall. The huge breakfast room used to be a restaurant with bar, so it holds a lot of people, not the usually cramped quarters for most hotels. There is also a separate restaurant and lounge as part of the hotel. I think the BW and the hotel at the end of the spit are probably the biggest and nicest in town, but the BW is well located, near restaurants, the beach and the visitor center.

Large, clean room with delicious Free Breakfast in the Glacier Viewing Room. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The Hop On, Hop Off Trolley stops at the hotel, which makes it convenient to sightsee and travel to the Homer Spit.

The staff was friendly, and the room was clean, the parking was great, there was room for my truck and trailer. The food at the bar and grill was good, so was the breakfast. Rented a room with a hot tub and it was nice to have but was not worth the extra money on top of a spendy room.

Yes this is a chain but the room was large, clean and functional with breakfast and coffee included. Due to the rainy weather we spent more time in the room than originally planned and glad we chose to stay at the Bidarka Inn.

Enjoyed our room and the breakfast available each morning although there are wonderful breakfast places serving a better fare close by like Mikes and Wild Honey. You could walk to other restaurants for dinner like Fat Olives, AJ, and Cupcakes. We went to Alice's Champagne Palace a great local place that has music in evening very walkable in town.

We stayed two nights at this Best western. A cute 2 story place. We enjoyed it very much. Our tour bus dropped us off and had plenty of room to park and unload. The breakfast was awesome, huge room and plenty to eat. They had 3 washers and dryers so we snuck in a load of wash. Rooms were nice, we went in August but no A/c so we just opened the window. This BW was in a nice location where you could walk down the road to a couple great restaurants. Also the hotel had a nice restaurant and we ate there one nite very nice, as well as a bar.

Great place to stay in Homer, AK. Staff is extremely friendly, caring and they take care of you. We've stayed here everytime we're in Homer and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else. Location is good and breakfast is prepared fresh daily.

Easy to find, clean and quite, front desk helpful, breakfast was okay. We didn't use any of the other facilities. Bed comfortable and shower had plenty of hot water. In Homer make sure to go go to the Pratt Museum and Ocean and Ilses museum

575 Sterling Hwy Homer AK

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Best Western Bidarka Inn places you within a 10-minute stroll of Pratt Museum and Bunnell Street Arts Center. This 51-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free self parking. Near the airport, the hotel is also close to Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center and Homer Public Library.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast offered each morning. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Fireside Lounge, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


All 51 rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free wired Internet and LCD TVs. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Bidarka Inn enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, an arcade/game room, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 343 reviews