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Aurora Denali Lodge

Mile 249.5 Parks Highway, Healy, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743
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#1 of 3 hotels in Healy
Aurora Denali Lodge formerly known as Motel Nord Haven is a 28 room family owned motel in Healy, Alaska. We are conveniently located 12 miles north of the entrance to Denali National Park. We are open every day of the year to serve visitors to Denali, travelers driving between Anchorage and Fairbanks, folks here on corporate or government business, workers on job assignments, and local Alaskans with friends and family in our beautiful town of Healy.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Snack bar
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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FrugalTraveler2019 wrote a review 21 Oct
New York42 contributions51 helpful votes
The hotel was perfectly average. There was an issue with lukewarm water the first night, but by morning the hot water seemed to be working properly. We paid about $140 for the night, which was relatively reasonable since there's few places to stay in this area. For those of you in this area after September - be aware that literally everything within 50 - 100 miles is shut down. There is a grocery store a couple miles up the road that's basically the only option for prepared foods (sandwiches, etc) - so either stock up before arriving, or plan on eating sandwiches.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Johnny L Gayton wrote a review Sep 2021
Bonaire, Georgia1025 contributions169 helpful votes
My three grandsons were pleasantly surprised by the quality of our stay. The staff was a 5 out of 5. The breakfast bowls were nice. The room was warm but a little dated. The upstairs lounge was much appreciated. Be aware that if you have a second floor room that there is no elevator. The location was comfortable. The 10% discount at Black Diamond was helpful. We would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Check out the food trucks in the area for reasonably priced, good food.
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Destination824176 wrote a review Sep 2021
15 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed in 5 hotels during our two weeks in Alaska and this was the worse The staff was nice and I appreciated the liquid hand soap. The room was clean and fortunately we were there just to sleep But that’s where the problem came in - the walls are paper thin (and the ceiling is also)! I’m pretty sure we could have gone upstairs and took pictures of the moose that must have been walking around all night in the room; but hey, put on your headphones and try and get some sleep But then someone’s smoking drifted into the room which hurt my throat and kept me awake We did walk down to the entrance of the road to see the northern lights - pretty faint because of all the lights around the hotel, but was able to capture good photos later in the trip Best part of the trip was going to 49th Brewery restaurant - one of the best meals during the trip So if you stay, definitely try and stay upstairs and keep your window open
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Get an upstairs room
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chadz52 wrote a review Sep 2021
Atlanta, Georgia582 contributions255 helpful votes
This was a one night stand and there were a few hiccups. One of the reading lights on the side of the bed was inoperable. We had to go to the office to obtain another wash cloth since the room only had one. The breakfast of yogurt, apple sauce, granola bars, a tangerine, and two boiled eggs was fine. However, no utensils such as a spoon was provided. Luckily we brought our own. Not sure this was worth the $219 we paid. Needs updating. The room was clean except for some trash left on the floor underneath a table.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure you have every thing you need and everything works.
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New_friends_GR wrote a review Sep 2021
Grand Rapids, Michigan4348 contributions134 helpful votes
My spouse and I were vacationing in Alaska in July 2021 and spent two nights (a Tuesday night and a Wednesday night) at the Aurora Denali Lodge. Altogether, our stay was fine. Our room was clean, we had no problems, and we slept okay. It was just a basic room that, unfortunately, cost more than it should have which is why I'm only giving it an average (3-star) rating. If it were possible for me to give 3.5 stars, I would. I'm not sure what the breakfast situation is normally like, but we had a few breakfast items in the fridge in our room which were okay (a hard-boiled egg, yogurt, granola bars, etc.). I think this was the arrangement because we're still dealing with the COVID pandemic. I should reiterate that we had no problems whatsoever. The accommodations were adequate, but like I say, it was just more expensive than it should have been for what it was. I stay at a lot of hotels and have perhaps because a bit picky, but I also have to consider that this is a very rural area of Alaska and most of the hotels in this area are probably average like this. If you need a clean, comfortable place to stay and you're visiting the Denali area, this lodge will fit the bill.
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Date of stay: July 2021
US$95 - US$224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aurora Denali Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Aurora Denali Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Donna's House of Petals & Gifts (0.7 km), Holy Mary of Guadalupe Catholic Church (1.5 km), and Karibu Gallery & Gifts (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aurora Denali Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Aurora Denali Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Aurora Denali Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Aurora Denali Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aurora Denali Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include 49th State Brewing Company, Rose's Cafe, and Black Diamond Grill.
Is Aurora Denali Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.