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“Surprisingly lovely hotel - terrific to visit Denali”

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Motel Nord Haven Aurora Denali Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Healy
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Stayed for two nights and it was very spacious and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was simple but wholesome and there was plenty to eat. Only word against is that we booked a kitchenette room and were disappointed to find that that all it had was a microwave and kitchen sink. Healy is a quiet town but it is still really close to the restaurants and shops near the park entrance. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again if in the area.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights while visiting Denali National Park. We had four adults in our group to one room. Motel Nord Haven was the perfect place to stay! It is a quick drive to the park, and although slightly farther than the hotels immediately outside the entrance, it was nice to be away from the more touristy spots. Plus the price was half of that of those hotels. The staff are very friendly and the rooms are large and clean.

There was not a refrigerator in our room but we had a cooler. There is a shared area with puzzles, games, and magazines - perfect for a quiet evening after spending the day in the park.

49th State Brewery is right down the road from this hotel and it is a great place to eat dinner and get a few drinks. We went there twice!

Definitely recommend this hotel for a park visit!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

My neighbors had stayed here a few years ago and recommended it. We booked because of their glowing reports about the property. So glad we did!!! It was very nice - updated, friendly staff, immaculate rooms, comfy beds, great shower, good breakfast. So peaceful and quiet!! The photos of Motel Nord Haven on Trip Advisor don't do it justice! This is an immaculately kept quiet place just a little ways off the highway, and worth the drive to stay here if you are looking for a comfortable, home-y place that is not like the large tourist hotels in the Denali area. We stayed 2 nights and loved it! From the moment we stepped inside we felt welcome. The people we spoke to on the phone when we had made the reservations were there to greet us. It was very nice and the largest room we had anywhere we stayed on our 9 night land trip around Alaska. This hotel is definitely worth the drive from the tourist area of the National Park. We will be recommending the Nord Haven to clients who are planning a driving trip in Alaska. Hi, Miss V and Terri!! It was so nice to meet you in person! You are wonderful hosts!! Thank you for your gracious hospitality!!

Room Tip: liked the building where the reception desk was located - really nice open seating in the loft area...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We stayed at the Nord Haven for two nights and found it an excellent location with regards to Denali National Park if you have your own vehicle. It is only about 15 slow drive to the park center. There are two parts to the hotel and we stayed in the older single storey section which is still very good. We had a good size, spotless room with a view out the back into the wet lands. This section has an excellent dining room for breakfast and a large balcony outside this room. The breakfast is continental but it is sufficient with a good variety. Because we were going early to Denali National Park we decided to ask for the breakfast in a bag to take with us and we also ordered the lunch. Between the two we had more than sufficient food for the 11 hour trip in the park. The food was of a good quality and I would recommend doing this if you are going into the park early. The receptionist were very cheerful and extremely helpful and gave you the type of service that you get in a small family motel. The service was a credit to the hotel. We found the hotel extremely good value and would recommend it to any one wishing accommodation in the area.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

We stayed here ten years ago when we visited with out two sons. We loved this place then and we love it still now. The rooms are large, clean, quiet and comfortable. The summer season had just ended, so they were no longer serving breakfast, but there was plenty of coffee available in the lobby. (also they dropped the price!) We were in room 113 in the newer building, and it was perfect. Plenty of room to spread out all of our stuff after driving across country from Virginia. There is the fancy "Princess" hotel down closer to Denali, with a few hundred rooms and tons of people. We prefer this homey place, and if you are looking for a good deal, the Motel Nord Haven is it!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

We weren't too sure what we would find in Healy, Alaska, but the Motel Nord Haven was really a nice place to spend the evening. The buildings were spotless, we'll maintained, and looked as new as the day they were built. The room was very spacious and equally well maintained and clean. The bed was very comfortable after a day at Denalli and the quiet evening made for a very satisfying stay. The morning breakfast had numerous selections served in a very spacious dining room. Healy has very little to offer, however, the Motel Nord Haven is really a great place to stop for the night - give it a try.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We stayed two days at the Motel Nord Haven during our visit to Denali National Park. Our room was not located in the main building but in the other smaller building. Room was spacious enough for two adults, quiet and super clean. We were not expecting much, but were pleasantly surprised. Housekeeping did a good job both days. Continental breakfast was adequate with the usual toast, pastries, dried fruits, cereal, coffee, juice, yogurt etc.

If one has a car, this is a good place to stay at a decent price per night. Healy is a small town with grocery store, couple of places to eat.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Motel Nord Haven Aurora Denali Lodge

Address: Mile 249.5 Parks Highway, Healy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743
Region: United States > Alaska > Denali National Park and Preserve > Healy
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Healy
Price Range: £59 - £158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Motel Nord Haven Aurora Denali Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aurora Denali Lodge formerly known as Motel Nord Haven is a 28 room family owned motel in Healy, Alaska. We are conveniently located 12 miles north of the entrance to Denali National Park. We are open every day of the year to serve visitors to Denali, travelers driving between Anchorage and Fairbanks, folks here on corporate or government business, workers on job assignments, and local Alaskans with friends and family in our beautiful town of Healy. ... more   less 
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