Best Western Bidarka Inn,  Homer

3.5/5  - based on 296 guest reviews.
575 Sterling Highway, 99603-7447, Homer, United States - See map
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The Best Western Bidarka Inn, AAA-approved, full-service Homer, AK hotel is conveniently located near exciting downtown attractions, thrilling outdoor adventure, beautiful beaches and plenty of shopping. Plus, as the only brand-name hotel in Homer, AK, you know that the Best Western Bidarka Inn comes with the Best Western promise. Just outside the Best Western Bidarka Inn, guests will find themselves close to grandeur of the Kenai Mountains, the Alaska Range and Kachemak Bay State Park. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the amazing salmon and halibut fishing, water recreation, eco-tours and breathtaking scenery. Take a Bear Photo Safari, cruise the bay or hike the wilderness - the choice is yours at this Homer, AK hotel. Walking distance to downtown Homer, the Best Western Bidarka Inn is close to the area's best shopping, art galleries, restaurants and more. And with just a one-block walk, guests can experience the nearby beach. But while you're here, don't forget to see the four and a half mile Spit, Homer's famous landmark. After a day of exploring, get cozy and comfortable inside the Best Western Bidarka Inn with well-appointed guest accommodations that feature all the comforts of home, including plush pillow top beds, 32" LCD TVs, a microwave, refrigerator and more. Other hotel amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning, free parking - there's plenty of room for buses, trucks and RVs - banquet facilities, high-speed Internet access, a cocktail lounge and full service restaurant. Business guests will also love being near popular businesses, hospitals, city and state government facilities and gas companies. For a great experience in Homer AK, book your stay at the Best Western Bidarka Inn and save today. Welcome to Best Western.

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Best Western Bidarka Inn,Homer
  • 4
    « Bidarka Inn Homer, AK »

    We chose this Hotel because it was pet friendly. Not all Best Westerns are. It was close to everything. The front door was broken. They immediately moved us to a different room. The Otter room had good food. The complimentary breakfast was very good.Staff was friendly.

    « Fine for a short stay »

    Stayed here in early October for just the one night as a last minute thing. I probably wouldn't stay any longer but the beds are comfy & the rooms are large so there's no complaints with the overall stay we had. The rooms are a little out dated but still clean.

    « It did the job »

    I stayed here in July of 2016. This was a great hotel. I stayed in the building adjacent to the main hotel. The room was really comfortable. The bed was clean. The bathroom and sitting area was clean and comfortable too. The bathroom area looked a little older, but it has been maintained well. I had the the breakfast that was included with my room. It was actually pretty good. The views from the breakfast area overlooking the ocean are awesome. They have a workout room. You have to checkout a key in order to use the workout room. They were nice and gave me the key. Overall, I would recommend this hotel and stay there again.

    « Wonderful Stay »

    The staff was incredibly friendly. They served up a nice breakfast. The views from the breakfast room are spectacular. The room was clean and comfortable. The internet service worked well. I have no complaints whatsoever.

    « Valdez Alaska »

    The hotel overall was very good, but the restaurant was the highlight of the stay. Wonderful ambiance, food and service. Some of the best food we had on our trip to Alaska! A surprise for a hotel restaurant.

    « Clean & reasonably priced »

    Was visiting Homer & only stayed one night on 9/19/16. We had a room with two queen beds. Room was very clean & well appointed. If it matters to anyone, this inn does not have interior corridors & I really don't think any of the rooms (or very few) have views of the inlet. We had a room on the lower level & we could hear some footsteps from the floor above but it wasn't really objectionable (or maybe they were as tired as us & just went to sleep quickly). The full breakfast in the morning was fantastic! If anyone complains about the free breakfast then they are too fussy!

    « Good hotel for the price »

    It was towards the end of the season and our large king and queen bed room was only $120. That's quite rare to have that bed size combination and it was greatly appreciated. We had a partial of the mountains too. There was a refrigerator that actually kept everything cold, microwave and a small coffee maker. The beds were comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was good and was available for four hours which was wonderful. The internet was a bit spotty but i think that is true of this area. We were in room 252 which is in the main building and right by the breakfast area.

    « Eyelid surgery »

    My wife and I spent two nights while I recovered enough to drive back to Soldotna, The service, cleanliness and condition of the room was outstanding. During our stay I was unable to ascend the stairs for breakfast. The staff without being asked volunteered to bring breakfast to our room. Unexpected but appreciated kindness at a time of need. Thank you again.

    « It was a place to sleep »

    It was a cruise ship day, so we were lucky to get a room anywhere. We were grateful to get one of their last rooms, even though it was a smoking room. The room reeked but we were provided with an air freshener. We knew what we were getting so we can't really complain. The room was pretty dated, but it was clean and the bed wasn't bad. No air conditioning which does not appear to be unusual in the older motels in Alaska. We could keep the screened window open without fear as we were on the second floor. Additionally, the room contained a fan to help cool things down. Breakfast was included. The view from the breakfast room was great. The food was not. I would look for different lodgings on returning to Homer.

    « Very good »

    Stayed here 08/25/16 while in Homer for a fishing trip. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Enjoyed our dinner at the restaurant and bar (try the halibut - fresh and very well cooked!). Good selection of beers on tap. Good location, and quite reasonably priced. I would stay here again, and would recommend to my friends.

  • 5
    « Great stay! »

    I enjoyed my stay at the Bidarka Inn, it was the perfect place for my fist time in Alaska! The view from the breakfast room is phenomenal and breakfast is very yummy! I would highly recommend staying at this property for your visit to Homer!

    « Homer's Bidarka Inn - an excellent stay »

    The BIdarka Inn, in Homer (Alaska), is an excellent place to lay your head down for an evening of well-deserved rest. It not only features fines rooms and facilities, but a good dining room, and evening amenities. It's location is handy to the main thoroughfare into and out of Homer.

    « Limited disability access »

    There wasn't an elevator to reach the second floor where the breakfast and conference rooms are. The staff suggested that I could go up and get a plate for the person that could not navigate the stairs. The rooms were roomy and the bathroom was accommodating.,

    « Average hotel in a good location »

    Conveniently located on the main road heading towards the Homer Spit. Rooms are clean, good size, comfortable, but my room had no view (just of trees against the window). I wasn't impressed by the website, but the hotel was a fine place to stay.

    « Great Inn! »

    The Birdaka Inn in Homer, Alaska was a very pleasant surprise. The rooms were big, clean, comfortable, up to date with coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator with freezer for your convenience. So close to everything: the Spit, galleries, restaurants, museums, etc. The full breakfast every day was hot and delicious with different options every day. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Would recommend to anyone! Thanks Birdaka! We hope to return some day!

    « Great, clean, comfortable place to Stay with a bonus »

    The cost is expensive, at any place you can stay in or near Homer during tourist season. The Motel was very clean, spacious, comfortable and includes free full on breakfast with fresh hot coffee starting at 6 am. There's also a restaurant and bar attached so you can eat without the need to drive. A drive through this quaint small town and even out to the end of the spit can be round trip in under 30 minutes, but why hurry? Stop and smell the roses as this Inn is conveniently located.

    « Summer Fun In Alaska, my home. »

    Just finished working for the summer. We enjoy staying in the Best Western because its rooms are nice and the bed is 'comfy'. I felt well rested when it was time to move on. Time to enjoy the rest of the summer and plan that trip to New York this fall! I

    « Great little motel »

    Booked online and was a little nervous from pictures. Arrived for check in and found the motel to be better than pictures. Room was big and had all amenities except air conditioning. But its Alaska don't really need it. Fan was in room and opening a window will cool it down fast. Location was good right around corner from Pioneer Ave. main road for galleries and cafes. On road to Homer Spit and other attractions.Breakfast buffet best I had in Alaska. Met locals in Otter Bar on premises. Front desk staff were considerate and professional. Took time to answer all questions.

    « They love dogs »

    great place to stay for you and your dogs. clean and has all you need for a great stay, Near great food and bakery. would recommend this hotel for anyone, Our dogs also recommend this hotel , they had lots of room to roam and find a nice warm place to sleep..

    « Lots of Issues - Front Desk to Facility »

    This is not an inexpensive place to stay - I would have thought it would be a better facility. I am a loyalty member but was not greeted or recognized. There were no amenities as there are in all the other Best Western hotels where I have stayed. The front desk person, Christine, was abrupt and unpleasant. When I asked her to repeat the information about the breakfast room location her voice indicated her displeasure. Another example: my tall husband was trying to get the cable for the Router to work - turns out the desk mounted outlet was dead - he was bent over the desk and then straightened up and the low hanging lamp was in the way. He broke the bulb in the fixture and burned his head. He let the broken bulb cool and then unscrewed it and took it to the office. Christine did not ask about his welfare - just accused him of doing something wrong. She asked, "Why did you touch the light bulb?" On to the facility: There is no elevator and there are lots of steep and some are non-standard height steps due to added tread material. The breakfast room is up two flights of steps. There is a tub dispenser for soap, shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo and conditioner are loaded in the wrong slots. The room was 77 degrees all the time even though the thermostat was set at 55. Thankfully there was an oscillating fan. The internet is not WiFi but requires a router - thankfully there was a cable to connect. The breakfast was not great - it is advertised as a 'full breakfast' but it is just the standard hot and cold offerings. The good things - there were two luggage racks. The room was mostly soundproof and the curtains were black out. There was a refrigerator with a freezer, a microwave, a coffee maker and a TV. The bed had a light blanket and an additional blanket (also decoration at the end of the bed).

  • 2
    « Our first and last time at the Best Western in Homer »

    We spent two nights at the Best Western and found the accommodations acceptable. The problems we had were twofold. First, there was a strong odor of natural gas in certain areas of our hotel (fortunately, not our room) and, while the food quality was what I expected at the breakfast buffet, the coffee was very bad. This hotel has lots of room for improvement.

    « Nice Compromise of Price, Quality and Convenience »

    We stayed at Best Westerns in three cities in Alaska (Anchorage, Steward and Homer) as a compromise between quality and cost. This place was a bargain compared to other offerings. The breakfast was relatively good and the hotel is located on the main road into town. We had a handicapped accessible room which was configured a little differently, but okay. The room was relatively large.

    « family trip »

    Room were very clean, slept 5 comfortably in a 2 bedroom suite. The full breakfast included in price for all guests was very good. Tight parking, but good location in town easy to find. Wifi was fast and easy to use.

    « an excellent convenient lodging »

    Bidarka Inn was an excellent place to stay, conveniently located off the main highway, and very affordable by Alaskan standards. The room was clean, good bathroom facilities, quiet, and good parking. My room was on the first floor...I believe there was no elevator on the second floor...make that request if reserve. The staff was friendly and knowledgable of the local area. What was especially great was the free breakfast, including hot scrambled eggs, breakfast meat and potatoes.

    « Great location for Homer Alaska »

    This is our 4th or 5th time at this location and we are always satisfied.. Staff and hotel are extremely welcoming...The breakfast buffet is wonderful and offers a lot of different choices. Rooms are clean and adequate for an enjoyable stay.

    « Pricey but a great place to stay »

    Due to the price, I would not have considered if I had not had enough reward point to get a free room. However, there were not many option at this location. I am entering this sentence just to meet the requirements for a review of 200 or more characters.

    « Nice Stay in Homer with Great Breakfast »

    We stayed for 4 nights and were very happy with this motel. We had a first floor room in the back building. It was very quiet, beds comfortable, spacious room. They have a sign you can leave out for when you want your room cleaned. I loved this feature, used it and it was honored. The breakfast was excellent. The hot food was actually cooked fresh by a cook and was very tasty. There were lots of toppings for the waffles. There are beautiful views from the breakfast room. There is a restaurant/bar on site but we did not visit. Staff was friendly and helpful. I had a problem with the internet one night and after about 1/2 on the phone with support, they got me back online.

    « Wonderful place to stay »

    This is a very nice place to stay. Has a WONDERFUL breakfast in a room with a FANTASTIC view of Homer. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Staff friendly and helpful.Would definitely recommend this property.

    « Friendly helpful staff and a great breakfast »

    Arriving at Homer airport on a cold evening we were grateful for the free shuttle service to the Best Western. Once there the hotel staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. Laundry facilities plus an excellent breakfast made this a great choice for an overnight stay.

    « Best Western Bidarka Inn »

    Nice breakfast in the morning, clean rooms, equipped with wi fi I think, tv, etc. but if you are going to AK to unplug, you don't need it. Good for business travelers. Little pricey for a Best Western, but I guess it's due to location.

  • 4
    « Good one for a short visit »

    the hotel is located in the center of the city and everything is accessible from it. The rooms are nicely done and clean. They are equipped with the necessary things one need. It also offers free breakfast in the morning which turns to be really good. the only reason I gave 4 star is the view. Someone may come with the expectations that the hotel is closer to the bay/ocean and it will be the scenic view from the hotel but nothing is visible from here as the view is hidden by the trees.

    « Homer »

    Average hotel for a trip to Homer the location is close to the island part where all the tourist stuff is located. Hotel serve breakfast and has a restaurant and bar on its property. This hotel also has laundry machines for doing your own laundry and has on site parking for your car or trailer

    « Average Best Western; Good for Homer »

    We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a land tour. Room was very clean but no air conditioning. You can open the window to get a nice breeze but if you're on the 1st floor you probably don't want to leave it open all night. They leave a card in your room to select the type of "cleaning" you want. We picked the "trash & towels only" and that's is literally all they do. The maid emptied the trash and picked up the towels but neglected to leave new towels or refill the Kleenex. When I called the Front Desk to get what was needed (no one answered the Housekeeping line), I had to walk to the office to get it which was kind of inconvenient. They have a complementary breakfast with your stay; food was good for typical breakfast items. The room was your average room for a Best Western.

    « Standard BW Motel »

    Good location, friendly staff, decent buffet breakfast. Motel is starting to show its age a bit and needs refreshing. On site restaurant is not that good and, IMO, not worth the prices in the limited menu.

    « Tight Squeeze »

    This BW room was too small for the two queen beds. Less than 18" to the wall on one side of the beds, makes for a tight squeeze getting in and out of bed. Could be hazardous at night. The restaurant offered only breakfast. Most of the food was appropriately prepared and presented, however the bacon was barely cooked--dangerous with pork products. We asked for well done bacon and were ignored. The desk clerk was very helpful on check out, answering travel and direction questions and offering tips. Associated bar was busy at night, and the hotel staff were busy trying to clean up the mess left outside (trash, cigarette butts, spilled alcohol) in the morning. Not sure that I think a bar in the middle of hotel property is appropriate location. It's available for everyone coming in off the streets, so that's what you get.

    « It was alright. »

    My husband and I came here for superbowl sunday. When we came into the room it was freezing.. and after calling the office, they told us how to turn up the heat... and it warmed up in an hr or two. Being such a loud weekend, I wouldn't complain about the noise cause we didn't hear anything from any of the other rooms or the bar area which was nice.

    « Nice hotel Homer »

    This is a good location for anyone going to Homer or Homer Spit. There are lot's of restaurants and great viewing places around here to see wildlife. The hotel has a nice restaurant for breakfast with a good view and nice choices. Probably the best place to stay in Homer.

    « Great value, great location, and really nice property! »

    Location, location, location!!! Right in town in the thick of things. About a block or two in any direction to the SeaLife Center, Resurrection Bay, shopping, restaurants. Very nice hotel with huge lobby area, very good breakfast, and clean, comfortable rooms. Staff is extremely friendly. Would definitely recommend this hotel and will stay there again on next visit.

    « Bidarka Inn, Homer »

    The room was very nice and large. It had a large TV and the shower worked well. The breakfast was very good. The only problem was the internet. It was very difficult to get a connection. I had to go to the lobby to get connected, then lost it when returning to my room. It was difficult to stay connected longer than 5 minutes. The hotel was lovely except for this.

    « Good Hotel to Stay in Homer »

    This is probably the fanciest hotel in town but because Homer a way out of the way place with a short tourist season it would be only average if in a more populated area. Beds were great and rooms were clean. The free breakfast could use improvement in the hot food area.

  • 3
    « Fine for one night »

    The lady at the front desk was super nice when we checked in, and equally nice when we checked out the following day. The room itself was adequate, but it was quite honestly the hottest room I have ever stayed in. This was Homer, AK. There was no way to control the temperature in the room, and that was a real problem. We tried opening the window but that did no good as far as creating more air flow. You could hear passing cars, and people talking loudly right outside the window. As others have mentioned, the hotel itself is loud. I can't imagine a quiet room anywhere. Hot and loud. I was only there one night, and I slept fairly well. If all you are doing is sleeping, this is fine. Breakfast the next day was fine, it was a standard buffet breakfast. There was coffee in the lobby but it was atrocious unless you put in tons of creamer and sugar. I'm not sure what that was all about. For future trips to Homer, I will look for a quiet place away from traffic noise, where I won't overheat, and where I can open the window without hearing the person next door screaming at their kids.

    « good place to stay »

    People should be aware that there is no elevator for those with limited mobility. The dining room is on the second floor. I am not sure if this is a facility that allows pets; but felt room was either very stuffy or this had been a room with pet usage with slight odor.

    « Kachemak Bay Shore Bird Festival »

    The Bidarka Inn was the perfect place to use as a "central hub" for all activities available in Homer, Alaska. The panoramic view from the breakfast room is breathtaking; what an inspiring way to start each morning!

    « Hotel Quality »

    If staying at this hotel, recommend staying upstairs. There are only two levels. The walls are paper thin so noises from the parking lot and rooms around you will carry into the room easily. Highly unlikely that you will get a restful night in a room downstairs.

    « Comfortable, clean view of moose »

    Comfortable, clean room with complementary breakfast, and an offer to have a lunch packed and ready for early morning departures for say a fishing or flying excursion. The breakfasts provided abundant filling choices, good amenities and location to all we needed and wanted to do in Homer.

    « alaska sound »

    Clean and nice price range . Plus its the only name brand chain in Homer. Plenty of things to do because its in a great location. Bar and restaurant right on site . Plenty of free parking. New washer and dryers . The beds are very nice ,they must have been just replaced.

    « Spring Stop »

    Our family was hit with Spring Break fever in late March and took a trip from Anchorage to Homer(approx.3-4 easy driving) with our Dog, Lincoln. I'm a skeptical Father and there was no way in my mind that we would ever find lodging with him. Solution,,Best Western Bidarka Inn in Homer, Alaska. Pet friendly, really, nice stay, woke up to eagles bossing to get breakfast and an unforgettable view to converse and eat a nice breakfast. Get your reservation to this family friendly Inn, we stayed an extra night.

    « Great Staff that provides excellent service »

    If you are looking for a great place to stay or hold a meeting in Homer, look no further, the Best Western Bidarka Inn in Homer is a place where you will get a comfortable sleep and a Staff that is friendly and responsive.

    « A Great Hotel »

    From the day we checked in, the entire staff went out of their way to accommodate our company. This hotel is everything you look for in a hotel, and I can't say enough great things about it. Our king room was huge and very comfortable. The ladies in the Otter Room were awesome, and the service staff took care of all of our business needs.

    « Comfort in Homer Alaska »

    The Best Western Bidarka Inn in Homer, Alaska, provides very good accommodations and an excellent buffet breakfast. The location and access to Homer activities is great, walking distance to shops, schools and churches. And easy access to the main road out to the Spit, Homer's premier feature.

  • 5
    « Fantastic stay, amazing breakfast! »

    This was the best stay I've had in months! The beds were comfy, staff was outstanding, the breakfast was awesome! French toast, sausage, FRESHLY MADE WAFFLES! Yeah, next time I'm in Homer I'll be staying here again! The breakfast alone was worth choosing this hotel over the others, let alone the staff.

    « Great place to stay »

    My husband and I stayed at the Bidarka for almost 3 months, the people are awesome the service is great. I love the people here, they are very accommodating and will do anything to please you. The workers don't come any better than this. They deserve the praise as they are the ones that hold this place together. I would recommend them for long or short stays.

    « bang for your buck »

    for around $100 per night you get a decent stay here. If you have a family of 4 or 5 try to get the room with 3 beds in it. Ours had a mini fridge, microwave and a very nice tv. Rooms were a little dated but for the area it's what I expected. The continental breakfast is one of the best I've had. only missing the bisquits and gravy. Coffee could be better though. Overall it was a nice place to stay. This is where I would stay again unless I wanted to spend more for a hotel.

    « Paper thin walls. »

    This hotel has no sound barrier between the rooms and the outside. We stayed here two nights and the first night was loud but tolerable. The second night there was a party upstairs above us. You could hear every dirty word and tromping all night. They even peeled in and out of the parking lot. It was ridiculous. It finally stopped at 4 in the morning when I'm guessing they passed out. I would never stay at this hotel again. Forget this place if you have kids for sure.

    « Affordable, Friendly and Clean »

    This hotel was very affordable in the off-season. The room was clean, no frills (bathroom a little dated but clean) and most of all, the staff was friendly and welcoming. The rooms open to the outside, we had a ground level room so gettign to and from our car with kids was very convient Good breakfast!

    « Trip »

    Love staying here I would recommend people to stay here because it's clean friendly close resturaunt and bar. I don't know what else to say but I just love staying here. The price is not to bad either

    « Nice Hotel »

    Room was very clean and everything worked, provide lots of towels (which I always love) and lots of coffee. Front desk staff are very helpful. Breakfast was in a nice big room with a good view of the bay.

    « Best Western Homer, AK »

    We chose Best Western In Homer, AK because of it's pet friendliness and reputation for value. The breakfasts are . awesome here, with a great variety of quality breakfast foods. The biscuit gravy was made from scratch. We ran accross a few maintinence issues, but our stay was still very comfortable. All the staff were down to earth, helpful, and knowledgeable about the area and especially the fishing info.

    « A great place to stay for business and pleasure »

    Francis and the other ladies in the office, the maintenance crew and the gang in the Otter room are all awesome. The king room is very spacious and comfortable. The food in the Otter Room is delicious and the helpings huge.

    « Very Nice Lodging »

    I was very pleased with the well equipped and maintained Building and Room. Great morning breakfast and very professional and friendly Staff! Enjoyed my stay and will go back to stay on my next stay. Thanks all!!!

  • 5
    « Clean and Family Friendly »

    We were pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness of the hotel room, especially as a pet-friendly establishment. The hotel location was also great as stores and restaurants were extremely close. We had a nice stay and would definately come back in the future.

    « Overall Great Experience »

    My husband and I stayed at the Best Western and were totally pleased with our choice. The staff was always helpful and friendly when we needed something. We were upgraded to the kind of room I'd put in the notes during reservation (winter is not the busy season though). The breakfast choices were more extensive than a standard continental breakfast (including eggs, sausage, potatoes, etc.). The room with the electric fireplace and king-sized bed and a view was wonderful. They even provided a portable fan in the room, perfect for those of us who like background noise while sleeping! The motel is located in a convenient place for getting around Homer. Great place to stay!

    « Upgraded rooms are very nice »

    I stayed here for a business trip. We were fortunate enough to stay in the upgraded/remodeled rooms in the hotel. My room was very clean with good wi-fi. They have a small but decent workout room in he main building too. If I had to stay at the Bidarka Best Western again, I would ask for the remodeled rooms. I haven't heard positive reviews about the older rooms. It was quiet and had plenty of parking. The hot breakfast was nice to have on site but the food at the Otter Room (bar/restaurant) was pretty underwhelming and somewhat overpriced. That's okay though, there are plenty of great restaurants in Homer to check out.

    « restfull night sleep »

    Good ,clean, overnight stay. lots of parking. your standard Best Western property. The restaurant on-site is not part of the Best Western, although the same building. Avoid the restaurant. If you really need food go off site. there are a bunch of good restaurants IN THE TOWN.

    « Hot breakfast included, good sleep »

    We were with Norwegian cruise tour, and stayed here as part of our land portion. No view, dated room and bath, just off the main road into town. But located near access to the beach, where one can witness spectacular sunrises and sunsets, take nice strolls along the beach, and can walk quite some distance seaward in low tide. Eagles sighted in the beach. Breakfast was good. Wi-Fi worked well too.

    « Worst hotel of our trip »

    My wife and I have been traveling from the lower 48 to Alaska, and have been on the road for nine days. When getting to Homer to wait for our ferry we stayed at the Best Western in town hoping to have a relaxing night after a long trip. For what we paid for the room, that shouldn't be to much to ask for. The room was big with two queen beds, but we could hear EVERYTHING going on around us outside. From what sounded like people riding four wheelers through the parking lot half the night, and a group in the room below us slamming door, yelling, and either throwing things at the walls or just hitting them over and over again. This went on till after 1 am and then started again at 6 am, and then to top it off around 6:30 someone from the group started banging on our door yelling for a friend of theirs until realizing it was the wrong room. This entire trip I have had to be up at 5:30 am and get back on the road, the one time I have the opportunity to really sleep and I am surrounded by so many inconsiderate people makes me irate!

    « Previewing homes for sale in the area. »

    Hotel was centrally located and clean. The staff was very helpful and kind. I would recommend this Hotel to anyone planning to stay in Homer Alaska. This is a very beautiful location with a stunning view from the breakfast area of the ocean. There are quite a few of hotels to choose from but I would recommend this one for sure. We saw Moose when we went in June 2015.

    « Pet-friendly hotel in Homer, Ak. »

    The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. There were non-slip mats in the showers with grab bars. The internet access was good. The room was very quiet. We had a cat with us and it was our first time in a hotel with an animal.

    « Clean rooms, comfortable beds, pet friendly (but call first), and great staff! »

    If you are looking for a pet friendly hotel, this is it, but make sure that you call to make sure there is a pet-friendly room available. There are only so many of those rooms as not all the rooms are designated as pet-friendly. The staff is great, the rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, and the property is well maintained.

    « Super nice stay »

    This was nicely situated, clean and quiet, and a perfect place to launch to whatever activities you decide to undertake in Homer. Although we went into town for meals, there were options onsite including a restaurant. Staff was friendly. Nothing was fancy but it was still more than simply "bed and board" and I would stay again. I felt it was a little pricey but then again, that's Alaska!

  • 3
    « Pleasantly Surprised. »

    When we pulled up, I thought UH-OH. It's not exactly charming outside and right on the main road. I was pleasantly surprised inside. Nothing special really but very clean and fresh and a good bed. The bathroom was adequate and the rooms were quite large. I had a view of mountains, water and several parking lots including an RV just under my window with a guy staying in it. They have a restaurant and bar of sorts that I was taken aback by initially but by day two (of two) we warmed to the Otter Room considerably. I ate a hamburger there and it was about what one expects from a hamburger. Relatively limited selections on food and beverage but what they had was OK. You will smell heavily of fried food after being in there though. Really oily smell. So - if you happen to be in Homer AK this is an OK place to stay. If I was to find this elsewhere, I might be less charitable. Alaska has a fairly rustic esthetic.

    « Good room »

    My husband & stayed here one night has part of a five day land tour prior to our cruise. The room we got was large and beds were comfortable. Our room window opened and provided a fresh breeze and we liked the privacy the trees provided. It was great to have a sink area separate from the toilet and shower and makes it more efficient for two people to get ready in the morning. The breakfast was good and came with the room. With food so expensive in Alaska having breakfast included was welcomed. Homer is a laid back place and off the beaten path and this hotel fit in with the overall vibe of a fishing village.

    « Expedia - you work with Best Western to make it easier to stay here? Gross! The place is a dump! »

    Spare yourself. This place is a dump. If you want an expensive, smoky smelly room - choose this place. If you want zero customer service - choose this place. If you want to pay a lot for a horrible experience - choose this place. Believe me there are nice places to stay in Homer and this is NOT one of them. Run for your life!

    « Disappointed Alaska Resident »

    This would have been a one star, but they moved us out of our original room five minutes after arriving. We walked into the room and a smell of cooking oil and cheap food penetrated the room from the bar below. If that wasn't enough, apparently the oven vent runs through the second floor and shook the room, the base was pretty heavy so it was hard to hear anything over the vent. They did move us to the floor below (hence the two stars). The first night was okay, maybe 2.5 star worthy, but the second night consisted of us waking up every 20 minutes to the sound of drunkards yelling outside, upstairs, next door, and stomping throughout the building. I am grateful that we only paid $90 a night. A week prior, we would have been paying double, as Alaska's summer rates are ridiculous.

    « Comfortable and Clean »

    If you've stayed in other Best Western chain hotels before and liked it, there should be no surprises here. Rooms were clean, beds comfortable, and there was no outside noise coming in. If you need a place to sleep in Homer, this is a good place. If you want a view, this isn't it. Rooms facing behind the hotel (95% of them do) face into wooded backyards - so all you see are leaves in the summer. This also causes an issue with natural light coming into the room - it was fairly dark even during the middle of the day. Its a good place to rest your head at night and have decent breakfast in the morning.


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Sterling Highway. The Best Western Bidarka Inn is located on Sterling Highway, three blocks from the city center.