While I was working in the Bering sometimes I'd rotate out from the vessel and head to the Grand until my flight home the next day. Stays ranged a few days to a week, depending on weather or when Mt Redoubt was spewing ash a while back).
Flying into Dutch can take a while at times-you might stop at Cold Bay or King Salmon for fuel or until the pilots are cleared for take off. And nothing compares to the flight into Tom Madsen...it can become hairy at times if you're a newbie and the Williwas are starting to crank up in the Winter.
Rooms were adequate, beds for the most part were comfortable. Clean bathrooms, good heating and I always tried to get a room with a water view, like the water sounds while I sleep.
The lounge can be nuts at times which adds to the coolness factor of this property. Good drinks and pub food.
Lobby featured chairs and couches, and the fireplace takes the chill off when the Winter winds start blowing. Front desk staff are always friendly. Shuttle service from the airport, and the Island's many taxi cab drivers were always prompt.
You're next to a Carrs, and a adjacent liquor store but be ready for sticker shock if you've never been there before. From what I've experienced traveling around that's the norm when you land on an island. You have to pay for the shipping.
Great place to stay.
- Also Known As:
- Grand Aleutian Dutch Harbor
- Grand Aleutian Hotel Dutch Harbor, Alaska