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Talkeetna Motel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Talkeetna
Reviewed 3 July 2012

You check in at the bar next door. Very friendly, helpful owner and staff. Room was very clean and bathroom has been updated. Little fridge, microwave, and coffee maker are provided. Free WI-Fi. Only a couple of other people were there so not sure how quiet the rooms are. Close enough to walk to downtown Talkeetna and the Roadhouse for a great meal. Only problem we had is there is not an air conditioner. It was in the 70's the day were arrived so it was very hot in the room. They provided a small fan but it was late in the night before it finally cooled off. Don't be put off by the outside looks. Nice cheap place to stay for an overnight stay.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

The place has no curb appeal, the area looks very rural. The owner and the bartender Simon are extremely nice. The room and the bath room are very clean. Free wifi and basic coffee is provided in the room. We booked a room with queen bed and two twin beds. The queen bed creaked a lot. There was no AC in the room.
The place was good for an overnight stop from Anchorage to Fairbanks as in our case.

Room Tip: Email the owner directly, she is very nice
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

ok, this motel is by far not the fanciest or most luxurious place I have ever stayed by far, but for $70 a night with free wifi, it is exactly what a budget traveler is looking for in expensive Alaska. From the outside, as others have said, the motel does not have great curb appeal. Who cares! The owners were very gracious and the room was clean! The room was small, but had a TV, a fridge and microwave. AND as I said before FREE WIFI! If you don't want to spend alot of $ and looking for a decent place to sleep and shower, this is your place. Oh yea, no tax either, the price was $70!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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6  Thank gsx1990
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

I stayed the night before heading out to fish. The room and bed were comfortable, clean, and quiet. The folks in the Tee Pee Lounge were friendly and helpful and on my way out, they provided ice for free early in the morning to keep my catch (which ended up being a couple of sockeye salmon) fresh for my trip home. I'd stay there again. The outside may look a little rough, but good value for the money, even at the height of the summer.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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3  Thank DPinAK
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

We stayed in several different hotels on our trip and was pleasantly surprised by our room at the Talkeetna Motel. Don't be deceived by the fact that it's an older building and yes, they're renovating and there were some building material on the closed in porch. Once we saw our nice clean room and remodeled bathroom we realized that it takes a little mess for success. At first we were disappointed when we phoned and the only vacancy was Room #1 with a queen bed and 2 singles since we were two couples traveling together but the room rate was very affordable and within walking distance to all the downtown activities and eating establishments. The owners couldn't have been more accommodating and we'd stay there again if given the opportunity!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank LindaMillersburgOh
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

When we drove into Talkeetna we were taken aback. We hadn't known that, in fact, this is a tourist trap sort of destination. We'd just picked it as it was more or less on the way to Denali. Lots of expensive stuff "in town", but just a few streets away is the Talkeetna. You check in at the Tee-Pee Lounge, an incongruous metal tent like structure housing a bar, which is also owned by the people who own the motel.

You wouldn't know it from the outside, but this is a nice place and more reasonable in price. They are redoing the rooms and there are hallways with all kinds of stuff lying around that probably came out of the rooms which are being renovated. But the room we were in was quite nice, with very nice quilts on the beds.

The owners are very friendly and went way beyond what might be expected to help us with what we needed.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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6  Thank traveler98761
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

Nothing fancy, but nice and homey. Very helpful owners who go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need for a comfortable stay...even the black-out curtains for the late-evening sun. Bar next door, but they own it too, so you won't be bothered by loud noise.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank momatlakejames
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Additional Information about Talkeetna Motel

Address: Box 115, Talkeetna, AK 99676-0115
Region: United States > Alaska > Talkeetna
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Talkeetna
Price Range: £47 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
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