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Motel Nord Haven Aurora Denali Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Healy
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Very nice rooms. We were headed for Denal so it was also convenient. Breakfast is always a bonus but I will say that I thought it was skimpy. I never saw melons cut into such small pieces. However I would stay there again but next time, I would go to Rosy's for breakfast. Rosy's is a bit expensive but they had great food and excellent coffee. Well worth it and two minutes away from motel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

This was an outstanding place to stay. Pretty close to Denali. Very clean. Good-sized rooms. Pleasant and responsive people. Got the boxed (actually in a bag) lunch from the motel to take on the Denali bus trip (where there is NO food or drink available for 11+ hours) that you can order the day before. The price was reasonable for a remote area like this. Saw a recent rating saying something about no soap. There is a liquid soap/shampoo dispenser in the shower! I had thought about staying nearer the park, but the places that I saw there seemed sold-out/expensive/not so well-rated on the internet. This was a great find. "Haven" is a good name for it.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

I'm paying $168 a night to stay here and they dont even give you soap and shampoo for the shower. I told my wife not to pack her blow dryer. They dont have that either so she's pissed. The towels are like card board and so tattered it looks like they were cut in half.
The room is clean and having a kitchenette room is handy. The bed cover should be replaced my wife left it on the floor because she didn't want to touch it. The place is quiet for the most part. Except my room was right next to the breakfast kitchen. They start preparing continental breakfast at 05:30 and that sucks. The noise sucks the breakfast is fine. Don't get that room.
If you like to relax and enjoy TV after a long day of hiking, forget it. They dont have any of the big 5 networks just few crappy channels.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Staythurstymyfriends
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

This was our third trip to Denali but our first time staying at Nord Haven. It won't be our last! We've always liked the Healy area to get away from Glitter Gulch. With restaurants nearby (49th State and Black Diamond) you've got everything that you need. The motel is clean and comfortable. Lots of families. We were really impressed with the $12 bag lunch that we picked up at 5:45AM for the 7AM bus into Denali. Not only was there a great lunch inside, but also a muffin, orange, and apple juice for our missed breakfast! Nice touch. We'll be staying there again on our next trip to Denali.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Sgoes
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Originally, my husband and I had wanted to stay in a bed and breakfast in the Denali area but were unable to secure reservations. Motel Nord Haven was perfect for our needs as it turned out. As others have commented, it is spotless, the beds are very comfortable and the towels are great! Our room had a binder with local information including menus from various restaurants in the area. The location is quiet but a quick, beautiful drive to and from Denali NP. The only complaints I would have, which aren't deal breakers, is that as a few other reviewers have mentioned the TV channels offered aren't the greatest and we couldn't find a hair dryer in the room but we survived! Also want to commend the extremely nice lady who works the front desk. She was delightful! This is a great value and I have already told other people I know that are thinking about a trip to Denali that this is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

The motel Nord Haven was built in 1994 but looks like it is is new. Extremely clean with comfortable beds. Even the towels are nice. The motel is about 12 miles from Denali park and set back from highway 3 allowing for a quiet night's rest. The hotel's room are huge and have mountain views. Make sure to visit the Black Diamond Cafe off the highway and down the road for some of Lynn's Biscuits & Gravy.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We booked for one night and we ended up staying for another night we were that happy about the place. The attic living room on the second floor is so comfortable like a little private cabin. The room is very spacious. Beds are nice. Washroom is very clean with full toiletry and towels. Free wifi within the whole premise. Above all the receptionists are VERY friendly and helpful!!! A must stay if you're going to the Denali National Park area. It's only 10 minutes away. Super convenient!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Motel Nord Haven Aurora Denali Lodge

Address: Mile 249.5 Parks Highway, Healy, AK 99743
Region: United States > Alaska > 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: £71 - £160 (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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