Hotel Occupancy Terms

Q: I am looking at several of the all suites hotels and they offer single, double, triple and quad rates? What is the difference between the triple and quad when a suite has 2 queen beds and a pull out?

A: The terms, single, double, triple, and quad denotes the number of adults in the room, not the bed types. A triple room will have 3 adults and a quad will have 4 adults. Most hotels in Alaska set the room rate based on the number of adults in the room.

Seward Suite Rooms

Q: In Seward, is there a hotel that offers a 2 bedroom apartment to comfortably accommodate 4 people?

A: Although there are not two bedrooms, the Seward Windsong lodge offers a suite room that would sleep 4 people very comfortably. It offers two queen beds with a twin trundle bed in a separate living area.

Denali Bluffs Location

Q: Where is the Denali Bluffs Hotel located?

A: The Denali Bluffs Hotel is located at mile 236.4 of the Parks Highway, about a mile north of the entrance to Denali National Park. Most of the Denali hotels are concentrated in this area. The Denali Bluffs has a hotel shuttle service from the railroad depot to the hotel property. There are a few backcountry lodges inside the park itself. We recommend the Kantishna Roadhouse.

Denali Accommodations in May

Q: I have noticed that most Denali accomadation is fully booked for May 2011 but available for the following three months. Is there a reason for this?

A: It is not that the Denali hotels are sold out in May. It is that most of them are not open until the middle, to end of May, with some not opening until June because of the travel season. Tours into Denali National Park do not start until May 15th.

Alaska Hotel Pricing

Q: How does the pricing work for hotel reservations?

A: Hotel rates listed on our website are the base rates so applicable bed taxes will be added. Each city has a different bed tax rate. The single occupancy rate is the cost of one hotel room for one person. The double occupancy rate is the cost of one hotel room for two people. A triple rate is for one room with three adults and a quad occupancy rate is for one room with four adults. For most properties, there is no charge for children under the age of 12. Children 12 years of age and older are considered adults for hotel and tour pricing.

Kenai Princess Lodge Transportation

Q: Is there transportation to Seward from the Kenai Princess Lodge?
A: Kenai Princess Lodge does not offer a transfer or shuttle to Seward except if you have purchased a day cruise to Kenai Fjords National Park through their tour desk.

Hotel Room Definitions

Q: Can you explain what a single, double, triple and quad means for the hotel rooms?
A: Single, double, triple, quad refers to the number of adult occupants in each hotel room. This does not refer to bed types. Most hotels do not charge additional for children age 11 and under.

Denali National Park Tours from McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

Q: We booked our trip through a travel agent. I noticed we are staying at McKinley Princess Lodge, but have a McKinley Glacier Landing by Airplane tour with a pickupĀ from the McKinley Chalets. Transportation to McKinley Chalets is at our own expense. We were wondering how far we have to go and if McKinley Princess Lodge has a shuttle to go their or if we have to rent a vehicle. ?
A: McKinley Princess Lodge is located at Mile 133 of the Parks Highway in an area known as Denali State Park. The McKinley Chalets is located at Mile 238 of the Parks Highway just outside the entrance to Denali National Park. There are no transportation options from McKinley Princess to the McKinley Chalets that you can take for a day trip. If you wanted to do flightseeing from McKinley Princess Lodge, you would be much better off booking a flightseeing tour out of Talkeetna which is located about an hour south of McKinley Princess Lodge. Princess does operate a shuttle from McKinley Princess down to Talkeetna which they charge a $10 fee to utilize..

McKinley Princess has beautiful views of Mt. McKinley but there is no access to the Park. But, there are some great day excursions that can be taken from McKinley Princess such as kayaking or hiking at Byer’s Lake. We book McKinley Princess but only in combination with a stay near Denali National Park as well. That way they can take a tour into the Park such as the Tundra Wilderness Tour or Kantishna Wilderness Tour

Fairbanks Transportation To Rail Depot

Q: How to I get to the Alaska Railroad Depot in Fairbanks from my hotel?
A: Fairbanks is fairly spread out and therefore almost all of the Fairbanks hotels provide transportation for their guests to the Alaska Railroad Depot as well as from the airport.