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Swiss-Alaska Inn Talkeetna
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Talkeetna
Somerset West, South Africa
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“Comfortable digs at a reasonable price. Watch for moose here.”
Reviewed 21 June 2011

I recently spent a week at the Alaska-Swiss on an extended business trip. The setting is quite pleasant, located in forested suburban Talkeetna. Moose often pass through the motel grounds so be careful when walking around. Also, lots of mosquitoes! It is only about a 5min walk into town along a nice forested trail where you’ll find all the shops, cafes, restaurants, and a general store. There are tons of great trails within the town as well is out into the hinterlands, great for walking, running, and skiing.

The rooms at the motel are on the small side. There is very little free space and you have to set up your computer on the bathroom counter. The free Wifi connection was a real bonus. The bed was super comfortable and I had great sleeps every night. There is no cable TV but they do supply a small TV/DVD player and you can rent DVDs just across the street. Oddly, all the rooms have these creepy little religious plaques above the doors.

The food in the restaurant was really good and they can arrange for packed lunches if you wish. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this motel and I would happily recommend it to other travelers. I found it to be very reasonably priced and I would definitely like to stay at this place again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2010

We stayed one night with our teenage daughters and found the hotel very comfortable and very clean. We stayed in the main lodge, room was small, but adequate. Beds were good. Staff was pleasant and helpful, dining area was warm and nicely decorated with wireless internet. 2 minutes drive to main street downtown.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Glasgow
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Reviewed 19 July 2010

We stayed on the 4th July weekend, when Talkeetna is busy-ish, and found it a very reasonable option. It's a short walk to downtown, slightly longer if you want to go by road and avoid walking over the railway line.
The staff were all friendly and helpful, especially the lovely young man who served our breakfasts (sorry we never caught your name). The rooms were simply decorated and furnished, clean and very comfortable. Our bathroom was basic but functional and clean. The food was simple but hearty and well prepared. No tv reception in the rooms but there's a big screen in the restaurant and we were able to watch the world cup on that. Apart from that what tv show could compare with the simple delights that Talkeetna has to offer? We'd stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 26 June 2010

A very dirty place. Old carpet and smell of chemicals immediately upon entrance. We lasted 5 minutes and were charged a "cleaning fee" of $50.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2010

I went back packing in Alaska with my friends and our first stop was Talkeetna. What a great place to really feel what Alaska is about. When night was settling in we were looking for a place to crash but there were to many expensive places which that was way overrated. One of these locations referred us to the Swiss Alaska Inn which was good prices compared to everywhere else. The owner and staff were very helpful in setting us up with things to do and places to see, the food was off the hook especially the European dishes, and they all were really easy to relate to. I am going to come back to visit Talkeetna and the Swiss Alaska Inn with out a doubt! I recommend this place to all travelers!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
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Spokane, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2010

My wife and I were lucky enough to stay at the Swiss this past July. What a wonderful place. The staff was very friendly and you can walk anywhere! My wife and I took a scenic tour of Denali on Talkeetna Aero Service that is a quick five minute walk from the lodge. We also spent a portion of a day on one of Mahay's Jet Boar tours. What a rush!!
This is a great place to slow down and enjoy a slower pace...nap during the day and have fun at the Fairview at night! There's no need to drive anywhere unless you want to take the drive to the mountain.
Food? Outstanding!
If you're looking for Ritz-Carlton, stay in Cali...Go to Alaska to experience something different!!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed 8 September 2009

I would never recommend this place. The only thing you can say about it is that it's cheap for Alaska- but you get what you pay for. The mattresses were the cheapest; they also left our room unlocked when they came in and made the beds one day. I was able to make one phone call - phone service was down the rest of the time and no TV service - you have to go to their restaurant to watch the news. "Granny's" video service is right across the street so that you can go rent videos there. Nice setup for "Granny"!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Swiss-Alaska Inn Talkeetna
Address: P.O. Box 565, 22056 S. F Street, Talkeetna, AK 99676-0565
Region: United States > Alaska > Talkeetna
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Talkeetna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Swiss-Alaska Inn Talkeetna 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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