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“Solid Hotel with Great Fishing Space!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kenai River Lodge

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Kenai River Lodge
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Soldotna
Certificate of Excellence
Eagle River, Alaska
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Solid Hotel with Great Fishing Space!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Kenai River Lodge for one night with 4 adults and 1 baby. Our room had 2 queen beds, and was a little cramped but otherwise fine. The room had clearly been recently updated and included a mini fridge and microwave, which was very nice. We chose the hotel because of it's proximity to the Kenai River. We were able to do some salmon fishing on their private fish walks and store our frozen fish (from a charter the previous day) in their chest freezers. They also had grills and a fire pit for guests to use. There was even a crab pot floater hung on a tree like a tire swing (looked like fun for when the baby is bigger). We didn't have any issues with noise, but I think that depends on the other guests. We'll definitely be back :)

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Denver, Colorado
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168 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

I normally don't like staying at places with doors that open directly to the outside due to security concerns, but I didn't see that info on Booking. Besides, it's Soldotna, not NYC. The location is great, right next to the river, but you're also right next to the main road and bridge, so you hear the traffic. You also hear your neighbors slamming their doors if they're not considerate. All rooms have a view of the Kenai River, and there are even community grills, a log swing, fire pit and seating area on the river for guest's enjoyment. I ate dinner down there and got some great pictures of a golden eagle, bald eagle and seagulls fighting over fish. Guess who didn't win?? The bed was comfortable but the sheets were rough from age and pilling. The mini fridge & freezer was nice, and the log furniture added to the country-esque feel. The lack of elevator wasn't a big deal since I was only there one night, but for some people, it might be an issue. Adding breakfast service and a hot tub overlooking the river would be fabulous!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

I stayed here one night and the room was okay. VERY spacious and a great view, but the rooms are older, and the shower/tub was not that great. No breakfast, no room service, they did have a fridge in the room. Staff was friendly, no elevator that I could find, so carrying my bags upstairs during rain was a blast. Close to food and convenient location.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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69 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

I've stayed here a few times on the drive between Anchorage and Homer. The rooms are comfortable, large enough for all of our gear, and it has been quiet every time we've stayed. The view is beautiful and there are a variety of dining options nearby.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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kenairiverlodge, Owner at Kenai River Lodge, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Thank you for choosing the Kenai River Lodge! We really appreciate your business! I hope that any of your future visits are as good as the ones that you have had so far! Happy New Year.
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Newport News, VA
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204 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

We stayed here for one night. We are not fishermen but we enjoyed being on the water & watching others fish. We had a nice view of the river from our room. This is an older hotel but it was clean & well maintained. There is no AC but they do provide a fan. With the window open & the fan going, it wasn't too bad. They also have cable TV which is a must for my husband. We enjoyed our stay at the Kenai River Lodge.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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rice, mn
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

We actually really enjoyed our stay here. It was close to where we were fishing, and the staff was really friendly and accomodating. There isn't much to do in town...other than the river walk, and museum. The river is very pretty, we sat on the swing at the lodge with a couple of brews and watched the sunset. We were only there for one night. I would stay here again if we are ever in Soldotna in the future. We stopped at the Moose is Loose bakery on our way out of town, they had awesome donuts. Don't miss it.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Victor
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Very clean and the view is special. What fun to watch fishermen catch salmon right outside your window. There is no air conditioning which would not be a problem most years. The mattress on our bed was lumpy and extremely uncomfortable. Don't plan on turning around in the bathroom and count on soap and shampoo but nothing else. No breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Kenai River Lodge
Address: 393 West Riverside Dr., Soldotna, AK 99669
Region: United States > Alaska > Soldotna
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Soldotna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kenai River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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