Complete Denali Park Lodges
When most folks visit Denali Park they spend at least one night near the Denali National Park entrance... we usually recommend two or three nights. The Park entrance is located at mile 237 of the Parks Highway, and the major lodging choices are primarily found one mile north of the entrance in the Denali Canyon area or seven miles to the south in the McKinley Village area. There are no lodging options inside the Park near the entrance, but there are remote wilderness lodges near the end of the 92 mile Denali Park road.
This page gives you an overview of the Denali lodge or hotel type properties that we offer, while you can follow this link for the Denali cabin properties. Note we often offer special rates on Denali hotels so check our web specials page or look for additional links on the product pages below.
Denali Bluffs Hotel
The Denali Bluffs Hotel is located just north of the Park entrance. As the name implies, it is located on a hillside with nice views of the Denali Canyon area from the main lodge and many of the guest rooms. The hotel features 112 comfortable guestrooms situated in 12 guest room buildings dispersed among the trees on a sloping hillside. Guaranteed view rooms are available for a nominal additional fee. Room amenities include cable television, telephone, coffee/tea service, iron and ironing board, private bath with hair dryer, air conditioning and WiFi is available in the lobby. The main lodge at the Denali Bluffs features a log-beamed great room, stone fireplace, Alaskan art, gift shop, tour desk, guest laundry, courtesy shuttle service, Perky Moose Espresso and the Mountaineer Bar & Grill. Our Park Connection bus service offers service directly to and from the Denali Bluffs Hotel.
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
The Denali Princess Lodge has 656 rooms and is located overlooking the Nenana River about a mile north of the Park entrance. The Lodge is owned by the Princess Cruise Line and is heavily utilized by their land tour program. Rooms are well-appointed with standard rooms featuring two double beds, TV, phone, hair dryer and Alaskan furniture and accents. The property features an extensive selection of dining options including their signature King Salmon Restaurant, Base Camp Bistro and Lounge, Lynx Creek Pizza Pub and even a dinner theater. On the property you will find viewing terraces overlooking the Nenana River & Denali National Park, free wireless internet access in the main lodge building, tour desk, promenade shopping & gift shop, guest laundry, shuttle bus to visitors center and outdoor hot tubs. Our Park Connection bus service offers service directly to and from Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Grande Denali Lodge
The Grande Denali Lodge is located on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain roughly a mile north of the Denali Park entrance. The lodge offers impressive views of the surrounding Denali wilderness and the Nenana River Canyon. We are currently offering a free guaranteed view upgrade. The main lobby features log construction, river rock fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and is perched at the edge of a bluff with spectacular views of the valley below. Here you will find the front desk, Alpenglow restaurant, Peak Spirits Lounge, Peak Espresso and gift shop. The 170 rooms are situated in two multi-level buildings with elevator services. All rooms are non-smoking, guest laundry available as is WiFi in the main lobby. Rooms feature either 1 king bed or 2 queen beds, cable television, telephone, coffee/tea service, desk/chair, private bath with hair dryer, iron and ironing board and air conditioning.
The Lodge at Denali Park Village
The McKinley Village Lodge is located about seven miles south of the Park entrance on a 20 acre site nestled along the banks of the Nenana River. Light hiking and interpretive trails run throughout the facility and there are more rugged trails located near the property entrance. Rooms are spread out between seven two-story buildings, one of which has an elevator. The lobby was newly constructed in 2009 and features a high-timber lodge look with a fireplace, comfortable seating and is home to the Gold Rush dining room, Lucky Miss saloon and Summit gift shop. Rooms have two double beds or two queen beds with a television, alarm clock, phone and hair dryer. Shuttles are available to the Wilderness Access Center, Denali Visitors Center, McKinley Chalet Resort and train depot (on request). Park Connection bus service offers service directly to and from Denali Park Village.
Denali Grizzly Bear Cedar Lodge
The Denali Grizzly Bear Resort is located about 7 miles south of the Denali Park entrance on the Nenana River, just across the Parks Highway from the Denali Park Village. The property offers cedar lodge rooms as well as standard and premium cabins, and has a nice general store on site with gifts, liquor, groceries, ice and guest laundry. They have shuttle service for an additional fee to the train depot but in general the property is a better fit for those travelers with their own transportation. There are restaurants on site, but there are a couple of options available across the street.
Grizzly Bear Cedar Lodge rooms all have a full bath along with in-room coffee, cable TV, hair dryers, two double beds and alarm clocks. Each lodge room has a private deck facing the Nenana River. These rooms do not have a phone but payphone and internet access are available near the general store.
We invite you to browse our Complete Denali section by following the links below. But, of course, you can always give us a call at 800.208.0200, contact us by email, online, or try out our trip finder or trip builder. We are here to help you plan your Denali Park vacation!
Did you know? Alaska Tour & Travel offers reservations each major lodging option located between the Denali Canyon are one mile north of the Park entrance to the Denali Park Village located seven miles to the south.