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“Run down ... not what it used to be” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bentley's Porter House Bed and Breakfast

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Bentley's Porter House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 1 Atmautluak B&B and Inns
Anchorage, Alaska
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168 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Run down ... not what it used to be”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

What can I say ... it is a place to stay. It has hot and running water (well actually not when they ran out during my stay; the water comes by water truck). It has an OK breakfast. But years ago it seemed to be in much better condition and I don't remember it being run-down. My room in the main building was OK ... except that it had a big fist whole in the very thin hollow core door. Maybe the best thing is talking to the other guests at breakfast. Oh yes ... the internet is very good and I love the water-front location.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

We stayed here after completing a 40 day Canoe Trip on the Kuskokwim River.

We stayed in a large apartment unit with a complete well equiped kitchen, private bathroom, two bed rooms and a great view of the Kuskokwim River. There were three TV's with cable in the unit.

The unit was very clean (considering this is the Alaska bush) , the furnishings were not great, the beds were saggy, and the couch was in really bad shape. Many of the walls were open for repairs to pipes (typical for Alaska Bush)

The cost per night was around $ 174 per night, probably the least expensive in Bethel, expensive but to be expected in Bush Alaska.

The hotel is non smoking and non drinking. We were there over a Saturday and Sunday night, and it was very quiet.

They did not provide breakfast because the Co-Owner who does the cooking was in the lower 48 for medical reasons. There is a very large supermarked about a three minute walk from the hotel so we saved a lot of money by doing our own cooking rather than dining at the very expensive local restuarants. Most of the restuarants in town are Chinese or combination Chinese, American, Italian, Japanese. As is typical in the Alaska Bush, they are mostly owned by Koreans, unfourtunately none have Korean food.

The Hotel is well located on the River, with a boat/canoe landing a short walk (2 minutes) from the hotel. It is a short walk to several restuarants.

George, the co-owner, met us at the canoe landing with his pickup truck to help us get our expedition gear to the hotel, and the last day we were given a ride to the post office and air port (the airport is about 5 miles out side of town).

If we visit Bethel again we would stay at Bentley's.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Anchorage, Alaska
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107 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2007

Bentley's Porter House is a B&B in Bethel AK. It seems to have a crowd of regulars who come back periodically for some work-related visit, so it was a good place to hang around the breakfast table and chat with people from Alaska and from elsewhere. And breakfast was pretty good.

In the early evening, people also were willing to socialize. And then everything quieted down fast.

The rooms themselves were small and not particularly comfortable, but I would stay there again because of the atmosphere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2004

Bentley's is the largest "Bed and Breakfast" in Bethel although it is more of a mix between hotel and B&B. It consists of one large main building and several outter buildings, most of which are along the river and have spectacular views. Rooms are homey and their are traditional crafts and decorations throughout the main building. Each room has cable television and common areas also have large screen TVs with VCRs. There is a guest kitchen complete with cookware and refrigerator/freezer storeage space. Staff is extemely friendly and cleaning crew is top notch. Guest have shared bathrooms and hot homemade breakfast is provided with cost of the room. Management does not tollerate any drinking or partying, which helps to maintain the safe home-like feel of the establishment. Staff is very helpful with regards to directions, dining, and any other questions travelers may have about Bethel itself. Bentley's is a long time well established business and is a favorite for many local dignitaries and long time itinerant workers.

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Additional Information about Bentley's Porter House Bed and Breakfast

Property: Bentley's Porter House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 624 Front St, Atmautluak, AK 99559-0529
Region: United States > Alaska > Atmautluak
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Atmautluak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 23

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