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Denali Places to stay--where?

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Denali Places to stay--where?

My family (3 of us) are travelling to Denali at the end of July. We plan to stay for about 3/4 nights and need a recommendation on a place to stay. We have read (with horror) both prices and experiences that other folks have had--which seems to plague every hotel near the park--and want to find a nice place that doesn't rip you off and doesn't make you regret the stay. Any recommendations? It would be much appreciated.

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1. Re: Denali Places to stay--where?

If you want a hotel, one of the very nicest in the state (ranks #1 for Alaska here on TA) is the Hotel Nordhaven, which is located here in Healy. Much cheaper than the canyon hotels, very clean w/large rooms. However, they are still over $100 a night for summer. If you want cheaper, then you will need to look at B&B's or cabins, which there is lots to choose from in the area. Here is our local chamber page - go to accommodations, and you will see the variety and most have links to their own web pages. If you would like some recommendations, I would be happy to share those.http://www.denalichamber.com/ Also, another plus to the B&B's, is that many have kitchens, so you can prepare some of your meals, which will help considerable w/your food expenses. Hope this helps! :)

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2. Re: Denali Places to stay--where?

We loved the Motel NordHaven. In mid July, it was about $150 a night but what a nice place. Clean, really nice big rooms and away from the madness by the Princess and Denali entrance. You would have no regrets staying here!

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This is great feedback...Thank you! We've narrowed it down to the the Motel Nord Haven, the Denali Lakeside Lodging or the Denali Lakeview Inn. How do we choose? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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4. Re: Denali Places to stay--where?

Each place you have picked is really great - they just vary in size, and a bit different areas. All offer breakfast food, so that is good. Now, Denali Lakeside is smaller (less rooms/great owners) and is located a bit further up the lake from the Inn, but they are the only ones that offer you small kitchen facilities w/your accommodatons. The Inn offers more rooms, and Nord Haven is located just off the Parks Hwy, right in Healy, not near the Lake. However, they are tucked in the trees, so you don't even realize you are near the hwy. You really can't go wrong w/any of these, so I don't know what other factors might help you choose. Hope this helps you some. :)

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