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187 Glenn Hwy Glennallen, AK 99588
187 Glenn HighwayUSAlaskaGlennallen99588
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"In general, the hotel seemed old but well-maintained."
"I chatted with several of the hotel employees and they were pleasant."
"Very high price for this mediocre motel."
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Ralph Johnson
4 months ago
I was with a party of six adults and we got a suite which had two bedrooms. We also used a pull-out bed in the living room. The suite was clean, and the regular beds were comfortable, though the pull-out wasn't. The water was rust-colored until we ran it for a bit. The lobby was decorated with animal heads, like a lot of places in Alaska. The suite had a kitchenette which we used to make breakfast. In general, the hotel seemed old but well-maintained. I chatted with several of the hotel employees and they were pleasant. We had no problems that needed solving, so I can't speak to their problem-solving abilities. Glennallen is a tiny town. There were a couple of restaurants around. We had dinner at the one associated with the hotel, which seemed to have mostly locals in it, and served traditional diner food. I think there was also a Thai restaurant nearby, but not much else. There were a number of abandoned houses in the area, and they seem to have been destroyed by permafrost. The hotel is built on stilts so that the main body of the building doesn't touch the ground. The leader of our group had been to Glennallen a few times before, and he took us to see the high school, which is one of two high schools in a school district the size of Ohio. The high school is also on stilts. It is tough to keep a building going in this part of the country. The main attraction is the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, which is only a few miles away. It is actually the biggest of the national parks, but some of the parks have more visitors in a week than they do in a year. It caters mostly to hikers. There is one gravel road into the park, but you need to have a vehicle good for off-road so you won't break an axel or something. The scenery is magnificent, like much of Alaska. The park has a lot of peaks over 16000 feet. If you want to spend a few days hiking in the park and don't want to camp out, this hotel would make a good base. As we drove away and discussed the hotel, we had one question. Why did the Caribou Hotel have a large plastic moose in front of it? Shouldn't it have been a plastic caribou?
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Roger Holland
a month ago
Very high price for this mediocre motel. They overcharge because they are the only place in town. First room they gave us was unclean. Second one the door sticks badly, and was unkept. Water is strange yellow color.
A Google User
4 years ago
The place was clean. I am sorry to say that is the end of my positive comments. The lobby, the room, the restaurant, everything else was run down to the point of needing to be torn down. Now, in full honesty, I have not one iota, not one wit of trouble with bibles in motel/hotel rooms. However, the only detail the owners of this dive took any interest or paid any attention to was having a bible open to a key passage on the table. Given the utter state of disrepair, this has to be the cheapest "point-shaving" scheme to try and smooth your way into heaven I have ever seen. The window coverings were literally falling apart from age-rot, the TV was made no more recently than the 1970's, the restaurant played the worst country music as loud as possible and had the second amendment prominently displayed. The worst Alaska has to offer. DO NOT STAY HERE!!
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A Google User
5 years ago
Stayed here Sept, 2010...Was not a clean establishment... Bathrooms were not very clean, hair in tub...on floor... Bed Linens were stained..and very old looking... I would not stay here again, unless I had to..
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Kimberly Thacker
2 years ago
The staff was very helpful. They were more than willing to work with us and our 4 small children. The room was wonderful! Very clean! The price was very resonable compared to others on the Alaska Highway, as was the resturant. If we ever head that again, we would most definitely stay there.
A Google User
3 years ago
First, don't let the other comments bother you. I see where they're coming from but lets be honest here. This a small town in the middle of nowhere AK and using the word "town" is a stretch. Is it expensive, yes. Is it run down, well... It's not the Hilton. I've stayed here twice for a total of 3 or 4 days before the summer season at a rate of $100/night on business (Summer rate is $50 more). If you're just passing through and need a place to crash, this is it. It's not a resort, it's a motel. I wish people would lighten up. The staff is VERY friendly and the little restaurant is A+ as well. Fast and friendly. I gave it four stars because of the staff and food which to me, makes it worth paying a little more than some other places you might stay in bigger cities that don't give a crap about your personal well being. It's not a 5 because I do think $100+ is pushing it for what you get, but again, if you're just passing through and are tired, you don't have any other choice so make the best of it.
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A Google User
4 years ago
This hotel is an overpriced dump. It is basic remote Alaska hotel. The only thing it has going for it is the location in Glennallen which makes it a stopover point from Valdez, Tok, Fairbanks or Anchorage. Room was in great need of upgrade. We passed on using the shower/bath which should be replaced (it is beyond being cleaned). I would just drive by if at all possible.
A Google User
4 years ago
Bad food,(Carribou) restaurant)bad hotel, and very greedy people.