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"Very nice clean room layed out well but could not turn off the heat!!! " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 19 Jun 2017

Hotel Description

3.5-star resort near Denali National Park Visitors Center

Close to airport

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Denali National Park resort, you'll find Wilderness Access Center and Denali. Denali National Park Visitors Center is within 6 miles (10 km) and Black Diamond Golf Course is within 9 miles (15 km).

Multiple dining options

This resort features 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. You'll appreciate the area shuttle, free parking, and coffee shop/café.

Flat-screen TVs

Featuring conveniences like sitting areas and coffee/tea makers, the 483 guestrooms also offer flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, hair dryers, and safes are also available.


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

McKinley Chalet Resort ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for McKinley Chalet Resort

Everyone (11) Couples (2) Family (5)
2 out of 5
i did not like booking a king room and getting a room with a double size bed. the front desk could care less. Karstens was great.

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019

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5 out of 5
Completely satisfied! Nice amenities. Very comfortable in room. Excellent breakfast at the village.

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019

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2 out of 5
I reserved this hotel 3 months ago for a room with a King bed. Upon arrival, I was informed they had no rooms with King or Queen beds left, and was forced to take a double bed. This was not mentioned as even a possibility on the website. It is totally unacceptable.

Posted by , from Tucson on Sep 15, 2019

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4 out of 5
Lovely property. It would have been great if they would have done proper lighting in the parking areas and the resort front.

Posted by , from Cleveland on Sep 3, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 1, 2019

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5 out of 5
The denali square entertainment and the karstens weekend breakfast buffet that was reasonably priced.

Posted by , from San Antonio on Aug 28, 2019

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2 out of 5
Thin ceilings, i.e., heard foot traffic ; ( Thus, make sure you're on 2nd floor. Looking for a "water" in the Main Lobby, FORGET IT ! ! ! No free water ewer, nor coffee, nor tea, like La Quinta. Travelocity price too high ; ( Power went out for over 12 hours, NO explanation from Staff about "what" occurred, also, NO warning about NOT drinking the water, possible contamination ; ( Found out later in the day, Princess Resort, nearby, furnished "free" bottled water to "everyone", Chalet- NOT : (

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019

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4 out of 5
The resort was very pleasant. The square had nice entertainment and atmosphere by the fun the guests were having hanging out near the fire pits, restaurant and bar. It was very inconvenient not having WiFi in our room. It is available in lobby but when you have to handle a lot of business, communication and travel plans via internet, it just brings us to the current demand for technology even though we’re there to also enjoy the beautiful nature and wildlife.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a business center on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour/ticket assistance, gift shops/newsstands, and a picnic area are also featured at the business-friendly McKinley Chalet Resort. An area shuttle within 2 mi is available for a fee. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Denali National Park resort is smoke free.

  • 483 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 28 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free long-term parking , Free self parking


  • Airport: Fairbanks, AK (FAI-Fairbanks Intl.) (189.5 km / 117.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle within 2 mi available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

McKinley Chalet Resort offers 483 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Sitting area
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

Canyon Steakhouse - This steakhouse specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Karstens Public House - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Music of Denali - This theme restaurant specializes in barbecue. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 25 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • McKinley Chalets Denali National Park
  • McKinley Chalets Hotel
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  • Hotel Mckinley Chalet
  • McKinley Chalet Resort Denali National Park
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  • Mckinley Chalet Hotel Denali National Park And Preserve
  • McKinley Chalet Resort Resort
  • McKinley Chalet Resort Denali National Park
  • McKinley Chalet Resort Resort Denali National Park
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.