We recently stayed two nights at the Skyline Lodge and it was perfect for us. Read their web site and other reviews and get a feel for the type of place it is. If this appeals to you then you will enjoy your stay.The information on their web site is accurate. There were no surprises during our stay.
The staff was extremely friendly and provided minimal service - which was what we expected and also what we wanted. There is no bell hop to carry your bags. You serve your own food and clean up when you are done. Just like home. We had no complaints on service. If you want or need a higher level of service then don't stay here.
Food was very good and plentiful. Dinner was served family style. Most guests and some staff ate together but you were not obligated to sit down to dinner when the dinner bell rang. The food was available for the rest of the evening if you chose to eat later. Nice selection of fresh fruits and vegetables along with the main course. We enjoyed the community dining as it gave us a chance to meet other guests. Breakfast and lunch were informal self serve. You could make a picnic lunch in the morning to bring with you if you were not planning to be at the lodge at lunch time. Snacks were available all day. You won't be hungry.
The rooms all appeared to be equivalent. Ours was small as expected, had a great mattress and was extremely quiet. Never heard a peep from the guests on the other side of the one common wall.
We never had an issue with the shared bathrooms. Never waited for a shower. Middle of the night bathroom visit to the main lodge was not ideal but it was June so no need for a flashlight.
We took the camper bus in and out of the park and took a flightseeing tour after dinner one night. We chose to bus in and out so that we could schedule the flightseeing based upon the weather. Didn't want to combine flightseeing with the flight in or out of the park just in case it was overcast. Our flightseeing was perfect, well worth it. I would recommend it. The bus ride in was more enjoyable than the ride out. We saw wildlife on both bus rides but most people on the ride in were excited and actively looking for wildlife. Not so much on the way out.
We have no regrets about our decision to stay at the Skyline Lodge and would definitely stay there on our next visit. Book early as they only have a few rooms.
- Also Known As:
- Skyline Hotel Denali National Park And Preserve
- Skyline Lodge Alaska/Denali National Park And Preserve