This hotel in Kodiak, Alaska offers picturesque views of St. Paul Harbor and a convenient downtown location near museums and shops. The welcoming and spacious accommodations at this Kodiak hotel are perfect for business or leisure travelers. These comfortable rooms feature all the necessary travel amenities and more, including pillowtop beds, desk, cable satellite television with in-room movies, refrigerator, microwave, free wireless Internet access. Guests of this Kodiak, AK hotel can get a great start to each day of their trip with a complimentary full hot breakfast, served hot with meat, eggs and waffles. This Kodiak, Alaska hotel also offers guests a local shuttle, cocktail lounge, on-site restaurant, business center and outdoor hot tub on the gazebo in the garden area. Meeting and banquet rooms, accommodating up to 105 people, are also available at the Kodiak Inn. We also have a newly renovated fitness center. While staying at this Alaska hotel, enjoy the gorgeous natural scenery by whale watching, bear viewing and fishing in the harbor. Many guests of the Best Western Kodiak Inn have enjoyed visiting the Kodiak Crab Festival, Alutiiq Museum, Fort Abercrombie State Park, Kodiak Golf Course, St. Paul Plaza and the Kodiak Mall. This Alaska hotel is also conveniently located near the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Minutes away from the Kodiak Inn is the Alaska Coast Guard Base, the largest in United States. The Kodiak Launch Complex, a launch site for missile defense, is also within driving distance from this Alaska hotel. The hotel's courtesy airport van takes guests to the close by Kodiak State Airport. For an unforgettable trip to Kodiak, make an online reservation at the Best Western Kodiak Inn today and save! Enjoy your stay.
I choose to eat at the Kodiak Inn several times. I was dissapointed in the service all but one of those time. The bar tender also served the tables in the bar, however the place was never busy so I would think that she could cover everything. However, the waitstaff never came to my table and when she did she dropped off my plate without looking at me or asking if everything was ok or if I needed anything. My impression is that if you are not ordering drinks, forget getting service. :-( Very disappointing. Last time I was there, I ordered grilled chicken on ciabta bread, and the cheese was not even melted. I could not send it back, because the wait staff never returned to my table.
BWKodiakInn, General Manager at Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center, responded to this review
I am sorry you were disappointed with the food and service at the Chart Room Restaurant within the hotel. We have hired two new experienced servers, and we look forward to them delivering great service to guests. I apologize this did not happen for you, and we hope your experience improves in the future if you come back to visit.
Typical Best Western hotel; there aren't many choices in Kodiak. Looked like it had been around for awhile. TV selection was pretty bad, very violent. Breakfast was better than most BW. Wasn't sure if they had transport to the airport, none was offered.
Stayed here before flying out to a wilderness lodge for a number of days, and then on our return from the lodge. A big bonus is being able to leave luggage here until needed on the return. This is probably the best hotel in town, but the town doesn't offer much anyway. The hotel is dated, and needs a thorough modernisation. However, it is understandable if the economics do not permit it. Breakfast was included, and the evening restaurant was average, though pricey for its offering. Staff were friendly and helpful. Not a destination hotel, but ok for a night or two.
This is the best hotel currently in town. Staff are friendly and efficient, cleaning staff especially attentive. Rooms comfortable and pretty well appointed. Not particularly handicapped friendly with all the small short stair cases. (I don't need a handicap room so I was on the 3rd floor but neither my traveling companion or I walk or climb well). Restaurant is very pricey (even for Island Alaska) and the food is good but there are better places in town. Breakfast was very disappointing. They have a reasonable number of choices but nothing to write home about. By the end of our stay, we were pretty tired of it.
This the the second time I have stayed here while in transit to/from hunting trips. Very convenient location with friendly staff. Great lounge and restaurant. Excellent free breakfast with a lot of choices. Highly recommend!!
The bed was comfortable but there's no air conditioning and the street noise is difficult to deal with because you have to keep the window open. Bathroom was fine. It was hard to get to our room, however. We had to go to the second floor, go around the corner, and climb a flight of stairs. Kind of a strange set up but the breakfast was hot and good. The woman checking us in couldn't get to us for about 4 minutes and didn't acknowledge us. That was a bit upsetting.
Quality place to stay. Centrally located in town. Clean room, firm mattress, good in house restaurant for dinner. Hot breakfast was good before early flight out. Friendly and helpful attitude amongst staff.
My purpose in visiting Kodiak was as a stop on the way to Spruce Island for a once/ year event in honor of St. Herman. The hotel was conveniently located, the food was good, the staff was friendly and helpful and we had a great time. A bonus was a visit to the library. It was great.
The only drawback with this hotel is that you can't roll the luggage carts all the way to your room due to the presence of 3 steps. The hot breakfast far exceeded my expectations - offering lots of choices.
We stayed for 3 nights and found the room comfortable and clean. Good to have a microwave and fridge, bed was comfortable and pillows better than usual for this part of the world. Friendly staff too. Unfortunately the lift was out of action and we had to haul our luggage up and down the stairs. Breakfast was included but well below average, we made other arrangements for the next two mornings.
We stayed one night at the start and one night at the end of our trip to see brown bears. The room was fine and the breakfast predictable but ok. As expected the hotel has a lot of people coming and going so there is limited space for sitting and relaxing.
Upon check in, front desk clerk wrote down my entire credit card number on back of reg card. That's illegal!! Room was clean but dark. Staff was courteous. TV operation very confusing. Upon check out, I reviewed my bill and was overcharged for 3 of the 5 days by over $100. Clerk fixed it, but was disappointed. Breakfast was below average for a Best Western hotel. BW shuttle also goes to the new Compass Inn. Must be same owner. Will not stay again when in Kodiak. BW should remove from franchise.
Recently, we visited Kodiak Island to fish. We stayed at the Kodiak Best Western. Due to delays, our flight in was 4 hours late and our luggage didn't make it from Anchorage. So, at 1030pm on a Sunday night, the front desk lady called us a cab and we went to WalMart to buy clothes since we had to be on a charter boat at 730 the next morning. They went out and picked up our stuff Monday for us. Great people and a great room. Clean, roomy and a fun time. Thanks!!
We seem to be seeing more of Kodiak than we wanted as have had weather delays (no one tells you what a trap kodiak airport is for weather!) It has meant that we have visited the hotel twice Its old, a bit musty and has rubber scrambled eggs but it is a zone of stability when trying to navigate Alaskan fog and rain bound waters The beds are good and the reception staff very friendly and helpful
Owned by the same company but compass suites is brand new. It's a million times nicer than the best western where everyone stays; not much to see from the road but rooms and lobby are cleaner and more modern and welcoming. Both are too much $$ but you need to pick one. No restaurant here but coffee all day and simple bagels and muffins in morning. Workout room needs mats, rolling balls and additional weights but they are not quite finished. So happy that our reservation at best western got messed up and we got to stay here. Pay an extra $25 /night for a room on 3rd floor w a view!
As usual Best Western sets the bar for reliable rooms and services. The staff is always cheerful and accommodating. The rooms spotlessly clean and refreshing. The complimentary breakfast is great and restaurant in house was tasty, and their staff quick to greet and fulfill your requests. Nothing wrong here. Enjoyed everyday here. It's close for a downtown walk and across the road from the boat/ship yard. If you're going on a fishing charter, this is the perfect place when you need to get up early for your charter.
They just stole my fish! I left it with them so it would be secure and the seal was broken and half of it gone! Don't stay here they are thieves.. terrible end to a great week of fishing. Never going back to Kodiak City.
BWKodiakInn, General Manager at Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center, responded to this review
Sir, I am sorry there was a problem regarding your fish box. We would have liked the opportunity to address and correct the issue with the one of your six fish boxes directly from the beginning. I stand behind our maintenance/van drivers as trustworthy guys, and I am sorry you have come to this immediate conclusion. I will continue further discussion with you regarding the fish, and we will work this issue out.
On my way to Katmai needed one night stay room was clean but kind of old, my room was on the first floor fortunately because the elevator was out of service. Breakfast was average. Room is overpriced but there isn't much competition and it is convenient to stores and restaurants.
This hotel is located in an excellent location. We didn't rent a vehicle because we didn't need one. Everything was within walking distance. And the hotel has an airport shuddle. The free breakfast was a notch above the other chains.
Located right in town across from the harbor. Includes breakfast, which is good. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Only room issue is that there is no air conditioning, which for most of the year is fine but we got lucky with GREAT weather in July with temps in the 70s. The hotel supplied a fan, but they do not fit in the window. Ceiling fan was little help. There is an elevator (three floors), but once you unload, there are 5 steps down to the rooms, so carts and wheels do not help you much). Elevator died when we were there (and in it) but their engineer quickly got us out (thank you). Will stay there again in August. Did have a VERY nice surprise there. We were supposed to stay there for two days on the front end of our trip and then again at the back end. Front end was a bust, as we could not get out of Anchorage due to weather. We were not charged for either of those two nights. They do not charge for weather issues. How's that for excellent??? Being already stressed about being stuck for two days and then no charge. A nice surprise. Thanks!
Stayed in this hotel six nights while in Kodiak for fishing trip. We ocean fished for three days and this hotel is about a five minute (or less) walk to the boat in St. Paul harbor. There were six of us total and I heard no complaint about anything from any of our group. We could walk to any place in Kodiak and did not need to rent a car this time. Having breakfast in the hotel saved time also. Our last night (Fri) we ate in the restaurant and that was enjoyable with the exception of the noise coming from the entertainment in the bar. Would be nice if the sliding doors were kept closed so people could converse among themselves without having to yell back and forth. Staff is very helpful and friendly. It was inconvenient that the public computer was not functioning for the first three days of our visit. I needed to download and print a form from a fishing guide and he had to drop off the form at the desk so it worked out but how about everything just functioning as it ought to.
We stayed here for one week. Breakfast is good but just like most Motel Breakfasts. The menus is much better than all Motel menues. Reasonably priced. Prime Rib on Fri/Sat out standing. The service is great. Noise level on week end loud.Sit in the far room.
This was great! Great location, great view and friendly staff! Rooms exceptional clean and comfy! Great hot breakfast in the morning in a big room with an awesome view. We will always stay here when we are in Kodiak. Thank You to all the staff of the Best Western!
I've stayed at the Kodiak Inn several times over the years. It's always my 1st preference. This was the 1st time that this trio was for leisure and the 1st time I brought my wife. She liked it also. Looking forward to my next trip this coming August
BWKodiakInn, General Manager at Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us, we are glad that you came to visit more than once and brought companions with! We look forward to seeing you in August, with all of our green hills and great scenery. I think you may have hit the wrong button with our overall score, as we hope you have a great time with us each stay.
If you're in Kodiak, stay here! Hot breakfast every morning and nice rooms. Very updated. The staff was really friendly and strive to make sure you have everything. Great location and close to all the downtown stores and restaurants. Restaurant at hotel has fantastic food. Fish and chips, best on the island.
The Western in Kodiak has the best breakfast buffet of any BW; staff is always helpful. The gym is across the street and small but has top of the line equipment. HBO in the rooms, and a full service bar lounge on the second floor.
This hotel has great staff who are always friendly and helpful, especially the front desk. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The restaurant food is good and the lounge has friendly staff. I would recommend highly!
Good hotel with a great location. Everything was clean and staff are lovely. Easy walk around town from the hotel and great views. Would recommend staying a few days and getting a car to have a look around the island if you are not doing a fly out fishing or hunting trip. Kodiak is just gorgeous,.
Easy check in and out. Good breakfast. Everything feels clean. Staff very friendly. Close to all of down town Kodiak, easy walking distance to just about everything. Our room had a great view of the harbor which is just across the street, down some steps and across one more street. Have stayed here in the past and will stay here again.
I truly enjoyed my stay. The staff is fantastic!!! I would highly recommend this hotel to everyone that visits Kodiak AK. The people are friendly and there are lots of local activities to attend. Choose Best Western.
People were great. View was good. Food was good. Very thing was good. I like the mini mouth washes they give you. No one dose that. And I i have been to 100's of hotels. For work. That is cool. I would recommend
This is the hotel were a lot of the hunters will stay while visiting Kodiak. They have a pretty good happy hour. Taco Tuesday with a good variety to choose and Burgers n Brew on Wednesday. Best deal in town for $11
Your choices can be limited in places to stay in Kodiak Alaska, I do recommend this Hotel, it is clean, decent rooms for a remote location, and a good complimentary breakfast with nice choices. I once stayed at the Choice Hotel at the airport, but will never stay there again. The location is nice, there are several places to eat within
Recent stay to Kodiak was done, staying at the Best Western and had a really good meal too. The driveway is slanted and can be slippery. Staff was great, the room was clean, and quiet night. We had dinner and drinks, good time had by all.
It looks commercial from the outside just as expected but this hotel is run-down. It has two areas: forward (part of the original building) the backside ground floor, may be the newer addition? Rooms on the second floor look over the roof of the main building and the harbor. From the carpet to the aged furniture the rating hovers around a c+. The bonus's are the friendly staff, the free breakfast. And if your traveling on foot there is a communal storage closet where luggage can sit until your flight or ferry departs. Plus courtesy shuttle to car rental depot or ferry terminal.
BestWesternHotels, Corporate at Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center, responded to this review
We are sorry to hear that your recent stay with us did not exceed your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make improvements to offer guests a better experience in the future. We hope you will give us another chance and stay with us again. -Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Rooms clean, quiet and comfotable. Staff super helpful and able to accommodate every request. Offers free shuttle to the harbor and airport. Continental breakfast was very good, offered different optons on the hot foods, something for everyone. Very good experience.
Excellent, would definitely stay here again. Room was clean, front desk was helpful. No complaints or problems during my stay. Highly recommend if staying in Kodiak. Convenient location. I recommend renting a vehicle to for easy access to other amenities.
The folks running this hotel are wonderful and very, very helpful. The rooms are clean and the food, especially dinner is excellent. A bit dated facilities, but very clean and comfortable for a fishing trip!!
Great location, hotel staff always made van available to go to and from Airport to get a rental car. King Bed was so comfortable! New building only has elevator to second floor and stairs to third. Might want to consider that if unable to do stairs. But the third floor also has vaulted ceiling and ceiling fans, which gave it a more open feeling.
The hotel was everything we expected and needed. One odd thing is that it is a split level hotel with some rooms quite a distance from reception and can only be accessed by stairs (i.e. no lift). The breakfast was extensive and ample. While the fitness centre was across the road it was very well setup.
Great place. Nice outside when the water is running in the creeks. Like the decor, able to sit outside. Layout of the Hotel can be confusing, which the kids will Love getting lost. Parking can be a little be challenging when full. Have always been able to find a place to park.
Our Clay is in the USCG stationed in Kodiak, AK. He and his wife decided to get married there in early Aug. 2017. Over 95% of our family has never been to AK. Over 30 family members came to Kodiak and most of us stayed at the Best Western. A few stayed at a Bed & Breakfast, but when their flight was cancelled stayed at the BW. All that had been at a B&B said they wished they had spent the whole time at the BW. We were very pleased with the accommodations and food, but the personal service from all the staff in all departments was the highlight. We will recommend all our friends and family to visit Kodiak and stay at the Best Western!
Although the food and staff are amazing, the rooms are old and run down. The halls are tight. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone that does not like tight spaces or wants air conditioning. For the price, I would highly recommend looking into a B&B verses staying at this hotel.
BWKodiakInn, General Manager at Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center, responded to this review
Thank you for your compliment to the staff and for our Chart Room Restaurant, I will pass along your praises! We do have an older building, and we are continually working on upgrades to the rooms. After an initial start with replacing our room carpet with new carpet tiles this spring, we will resume this project after our busy season, adding to our upgrades. I hope you had a nice time in Kodiak, and come back for business or pleasure.
Captive audience....very other little choice of accommodations. It was a nice stay. Old building. I found it difficult to carry my heavy luggage upstairs to my room. I was there for a wedding. For those there on vacation, it was very nice. Within walking distance of most everything. Staff was very helpful and professional. Cancelled flights into/out of Kodiak presented challenges for them, but they handled everything!
BWKodiakInn, General Manager at Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at the Kodiak Inn, and I am glad your overall stay was nice. We try to make guests aware that we will assist in carrying luggage to the one floor in the hotel that does not have the elevator access, I'm sorry this did not happen in your case. Kodiak weather has been very challenging this summer and the front desk staff has been trying very hard to keep up with the cancellations and re-bookings for all the guests due to the fog, we appreciate your patience with this!
Hotel overall was in excellent shape and very nice. Lighting in room could be updated and maybe move the ceiling fan from over the tv to over the beds where you can actually feel it. Free breakfast was very nice. Dinner in the restaurant was nice but very pricy and not any options for kids meals. Hotel was quiet. Parking was horrible, they only have about 15 parking spots, rest is street parking and sometimes have to park 1/4 mile from hotel.
BWKodiakInn, General Manager at Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at the Best Western Kodiak Inn and the notes for lighting. We have worked on lighting in half of the rooms this past winter, and we will keep upgrading the lighting this next winter. I am glad you enjoyed the hot continental breakfast we serve daily for guests. I hope you had a great time while in Kodiak.
First time in Kodiak. Loved the restaurant and staff. I do not know how to express the friendliness of the staff. the room was spacious and clean. the food was fantastic! I would stay there again if I get the chance, next time I will bring a swim suit to enjoy the hot tub.
Perfectly located by the marina and close to everything in town. Complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. The manager Pua is amazing and provides amazing customer service and hospitality that was appreciated. This is the third time we have stayed at this property and will be back. Thanks!
Great location in the downtown area with wonderful views of the harbor & surrounding area. Clean & comfortable facility. Terrific & friendly service from the staff, especially the folks at the front reception desk. Super helpful with storing our luggage for a party of twelve & the convenient shuttle service. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!!
The building is old and could use some remodeling. The rooms and beds are OK. The shower is OK. The restaurant is outstanding. Very good breakfast and dinner. The desk staff are very efficient and friendly. We would stay there again.
There aren't a lot of hotel choices in Kodiak, and it appears that the owner of the Best Western Kodiak Inn and Convention Center knows that. The hotel is expensive, and not very nice. It was clean enough; I'll give them that. But it was very outdated, was sorely in need of remodeling, and had maintenance issues. Neither the bathroom sink nor tub drains worked properly. It took about 30 minutes of fiddling with the remote control for the noisy ceiling fan to get it turned off. (You apparently have to first remove the remote control from the wall socket.) The décor, furnishings, and overall appearance of the hotel are dark, dreary, and outdated. If this is the best you can find, you can still get a decent night's sleep, and the free breakfast was good. But the hotel owner clearly isn't putting much of their revenue into improvements and maintenance.
Trip with family & friends. We usually stay at Kodiak Best Western prior to going to remote fishing lodge. Good location with excellent shuttle service. Excellent Service from all staff. Restaurant is very good. Front desk Staff is excellent! Some difficulty in accessing rooms, as elevator does not go to all rooms on 3rd floor. If you have handicap or difficulty walking upstairs, be sure to ask for easy access rooms.
Pros: -Location: The hotel is maybe 100 yds from the St Paul Harbor marina where the charter boats work. The downtown area is small so you're only a couple blocks from just about anything you might need if you're there for fishing. -Free Breakfast: Free breakfast is good, not great and never varied. The staff gladly filled my thermos each morning on my way out. Nice view of the harbor from breakfast. Breakfast from 6am to 8am so plenty of time to eat before heading out fishing. -Free shuttle: Arrived very quickly when we called from the airport. Also took us to pick up our fish before heading to the airport. -Free wifi: worked well throughout the hotel. -Big flatscreen and mini fridge in the room. Cons: -Towels: There were 4 of us and every single day we had to request a 4th towel. It was so consistent it makes me think 3 towels must be on some checklist. -Heat: We turned the heat off on the first day but still had to sleep with the window open because the room was so hot. It was about 50-55 degrees outside so the room (#313) must be something to do with the location. We never complained so I don't know how the hotel would have responded. Laundry: Laundry only had one guest washer. It closed at 9pm so not easy to get laundry done when you are competing with other guests. Summary: the hotel might be one of the best ones in the downtown area but this is Kodiak so come with appropriate expectations. I would stay again.
The lobby staff were very helpful when we arrived. They allowed us to store our fish catch in the freezer. Our room was on the third floor and there was no elevator to the third floor. NOT COOL. Because we were in AK for 14 days, we each had a large piece of luggage. We had to get it up the sixteen steps from the second floor to the third and my husband had a baddddd knee. Not COOL at all. The room itself was nice and well lit. The bed comfortable and in good order as far as linens, etc.. The TV didn't work, so we had to ask for help and the toilet barely flushed. That said, we were on an island so we were guessing the water pressure might not be that great. The restaurant is pointless. Terrible food and one staff member who was actually attentive. The shuttle driver, taking us to the airport, was wonderful. VERY personable and full of stories. We enjoyed his company very much.
This was a multiple week stay for work. The parking availability for this location is horrible, people going to the bar take up the majority of the spaces. Had to walk two blocks in heavy weather with a two year old nearly every day. Brought this up to the front desk multiple times to different staff and the answer every time was deal with with.
We stayed two nights and were perfectly happy with our room. The bed was very comfortable! The motel addition is designed a bit oddly, but that just added to the eclectic Alaska ambience. Note that the on-site restaurant, The Chartroom, is POOR. Try Henry's or the Powerhouse (seems to be where the locals go).
Staff was excellent and very friendly. The rooms were comfortable and clean. They were very helpful and knowledgeable of the island. I would highly recommend this hotel over any of the others in town!
Recently stayed for a work trip. For remote Alaska it is a great hotel. With that said the hotel is older but has lots of character. Rooms feel recently updated; however, they are not that large should you be staying longterm or with kids. They offer free breakfast; however, it is nothing noteworthy.
Friendly and helpful staff, great food in the Chart Room and located in walking distance to the marina. Got to enjoy watching Eagles playing and Boats going in and out of the Harbor. Spectacular views.
Always a pleasure to stay at the Kodiak Inn, the staff are always courteous and friendly. The rooms are clean and well laid out. The hotel is within walking distance to a few great restaurants and the Kodiak Island brewery.
Older hotel with a bit of a maze to negotiate to my room but the room was clean and comfy, location was perfect. The staff was helpful and friendly, the breakfast provided was much appreciated. Shuttle to and from the airport was prompt.
I would recommend this place for both liesure or business travlers as the location is very convienent and place was very clean; people very friendly at the front desk. The price is normal for the state of Alaska with that bedtax, but reasonable.
Nice central location in downtown Kodiak. Walking distance to restaurants. Came in during 2017 Crabfest. Also dental convention going on. Totally annoying family with at least 4 kids AND grandparents but that is not hotels issue. Loud hallways. I didn't ask hotel about hotel info.
The people in Kodiak at the best western are SO helpful! The hotel is right in the middle of town across from the harbor. Staff was attentive and very friendly. Food was great. We will come back to stay at this hotel again!
This hotel does allow dogs, so that's a good thing when traveling to and from Kodiak. I will tell you to not sit in the hot tub. I got hot tub rash from a 15 minute dip. I asked about how often it was cleaned and inquired about the water level and the hotel maintenance man was supposed to fix everything. Room service messed up our food order from chart room and we waited 45 minutes for two appetizers. If you stay here, lower your expectations.
BWKodiakInn, General Manager at Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us. Yes, we are a pet friendly hotel, with a section of the hotel designated for guests with pets that has an easy side exit for walking dogs. We did have maintenance check the chemical balance of the hot tub and make sure it was at appropriate levels, and I apologize if there was an issue. I apologize for the long wait from the restaurant for your appetizers and I hope if you visit us again in the future that you give the Chart Room Restaurant another try.
The location and helpfulness of the staff, to go with the food in the restaurant were excellent. The only thing that I down grade from a 10 across the board is the lack of power outlets. If you are going and have business to do in the room, bring a surge protector.
Great staff! Very nice rooms. Had a really nice time the week my dad and I were there. The staff was great with information about places to see. Nice hot tub to relax sore muscles after walking all day. Overall a great place to stay!
If you like the 82 degree indoor temps, ask for room 202. It's better if you ask for it that way some unsuspecting coolness-loving dupe like me won't get saddled with it. Of course I tried the usual steps, the window, the fan, the lights, all to no avail. Thermostat reads 82. I wished I had been given informed consent to this customer bakeoff experiment of theirs, and yes I would have willingly accepted being the he subject of their experiment for a large fee of course. The do have to do their laundry which generates tremendous thermal load right below room 202, but they would rather not disclose this fact upfront, they prefer instead to silently see if you'll really complain, leave, demand a refund, or write about them on TripAdvisor. Should I demand to see their data?
BWKodiakInn, General Manager at Best Western Kodiak Inn And Convention Center, responded to this review
AlaskanEyes, We are very sorry you are clearly upset from the room temperature of Room 202. We do have an air conditioner mounted under the window in that room also, to counter the additional heat. We realize it is a room that is typically hotter than other rooms--we would have tried to move you to another room during your stay to correct and make your stay better. You can contact me directly at [email protected] Again, our apologies to you.
The location is a great spot, It overlooks the harbor with all the fishing boats. I think the best part would have been the food. The hotel has a restraunt upstairs. The worst part would be the Fish smell. When you overlook the harbor there is a cannery!
This was a last minute stay when I decided to "abandon ship" off a Holland America cruise that was not going well. The front desk staff was great in finding me a room and storing my bags until check-in time while I went off on tour. This hotel is very well located in the center of Kodiak with several eateries, shops and local museums all within walking distance. The hotel includes a restaurant and bar but I only had the included continental buffet breakfast there which included a good variety of food. The hotel is a bit old but it does have an elevator. Actually the hotel consists of two buildings connected by hallways that do involve going up and down a few steps to navigate between the main building and the one behind (just a note in case you are lugging a heavy rolling back as I was). The lobby has high ceilings, comfortable seating, a nice fire place and several stuffed animal heads (I think hunters make up a good portion of their regular clientele). There is wifi throughout the building and it worked well. My room was located on the second floor in the back building, so no view, but it was quiet which is what I requested. As I mentioned in the title this was one of the most comfortable hotel beds I've ever had; I slept eleven hours straight. There was also a large screen television with an amazing number of channels. The room also included a small refrigerator and microwave oven. However, there are no convenience or grocery store within walking distance so I was not able to use these. My primary complaint was about the room temperature. I made sure the heating was set to off but the gauge read 75 degrees. I opened the window, which only opened a few inches, and turned on the ceiling fan. However, that proved a bit noisy so I turned if off when I went to bed. The room never really got any cooler even though it was probably about 40 degrees outside that night. I expect this hotel would be extremely uncomfortable in the summers. It would be great if they could install air conditioning. Two restaurants with walking distance were Henry's Great Alaska and the Aquamarine Café, both located in the "mall". I had a great meal at each during my stay so I highly recommend them. I would also recommend Dake of Memory Makers Tours for guiding services. He is very flexible to work with in putting together a tour of whatever wildlife and sights you wish to see. Kodiak is a gorgeous place to visit and I don't regret leaving the ship at all. The hotel provided a nice, if a bit stuffy, stay in a good location for exploring the town. I would stay here again but I would avoid doing so in warm weather.
Great hotel, clean comfortable and love the daily hot breakfast! The restraunt has top chef dinners and the views are breath taking. The rooms offer a great tv selection and high speed internet is great for late night work!!
I have stayed in all the hotels on Kodiak Island and the Best Western is by far the best hotel on the island. Friendly helpful staff, comfortable rooms and a great restaurant/bar. Breakfast is ample and fast.
The stay here will be good. It's right next to the harbor which is nice and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are satisfactory and you won't feel grossed out by finding dirty sheets etc. and the bathroom is clean with plenty of hot water for the shower.
This is one of my favorite Best Western hotels, the view from the restaurant and bar is amazing. I have seen a pod of orcas swimming down the channel while eating lunch. Clean, friendly and conveniently located, a five minute walk takes you to all the restaurants and downtown shopping.
This hotel is in a perfect downtown location to walk to small shops, and local restaurants. The front desk staff where friendly and gave great restaurant advice. It has a good complementary breakfast with a selection of hot and cold items. The hotel structure itself is aging- and there are a few flights of small winding stairs to reach the room levels. There one elevator but if there is a line for it, be prepared for stairs!
Good stay, close to everything. Biggest issue was the loud heaters in the room, but was able to sleep okay. I'd stay here again. Staff was very helpful and considerate. View from the bar was terrific.
We were in Kodiak to babysit our older grandchildren during the birth of our fourth grandchild. The hotel management was understanding concerning the intermittent and undetermined length of our stay. We stayed 10 nights at $105.99+$12.72 tax. There are no 5 star hotels or restaurants on Kodiak; you will need to adjust expectations. However this facility is your best choice. They provide an excellent complimentary breakfast and a full service bar & restaurant (The Chart House, a local favorite). The rooms are well maintained by the pleasant cleaning staff & equipped with a microwave & refrigerator. I found ample parking at their Convention Center across the street. The hotel sits above the harbor and provided great views of the snow covered mountains and the marina where bald eagles soared over huge fishing vessels looking for an easy meal. This is an aging facility and noise may be an issue if you are a light sleeper (we travel with a "sound machine"). The area is safe and secure. We walked to the brewery, pizza shop, restaurants, marina, Kodiak Visitor Information Center, and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center. We will absolutely stay at the Best Western on our next trip to Kodiak.
The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the airport, along with a complimentary breakfast. Great view from the lounge and restaurant, They have fresh cookies toward the end of the day and a great hamburger and beer special on Wednesday. They are in walking distance to numerous places to eat and the local brewery is right around the corner for a cold adult beverage.
Had a back side room that was fine! Service and staff support was very warm and cordial. Very close to the airport and some distance from Down town. For me close also to work on the Coast Guard Base. Had rain every day!
Great hotel right in town, Clean even with being older hotel. Every thing was well maintained. Only draw back was you had to do some steps for the room I was in. Not fun with a heavy suitcase. Restaurant was good food and fir price,
We stayed here to make sure we had good weather to take a float plane to other side of island. Clean place, friendly & helpful staff, & breakfast was okay. There is a bar and restaurant for lunch and dinner as well but we did not eat there, just had drinks at the bar.
The hotel was Good - housekeeping did a great job cleaning! the location is good for walking to nearby docs and restaurants. bit pricey considering no air conditioning (mind you the week we went it was 79F and we needed air badly!! - rooms were like a hot box). Other than that the hate was great - ** Actually give the place 4 because the staff was nice - especially the housekeeping staff and restaurant staff. P.s. TRY THE CRAB LEGS - best in town and worth every dollar!
This is Alaska and the Best Western is apparently the best hotel on the island - certainly in the town. I stayed there for four nights and was really impressed, especially by the friendly staff who bend over backwards to help. What it lacks in luxury it more than makes up for in hospitality. That said, the rooms are clean and very comfortable. Would definitely come again if I happened to be travelling this way again.
Was in Kodiak for a wedding and held the rehearsal dinner at the Inn. The staff and the owner were very helpful in planning the event and making it a success. Many of the wedding guests from out of town stayed at the Inn and were pleased with the facility. The included breakfasts were tasty and comprehensive with something for every taste. Wonderful sausages. Yes, the elevator was broken when we arrived, and the laundry was being repaired. But the elevator was repaired and they were still working on the laundry when we left. (We could not find a commercial laundromat in the city.) It was just a short walk to the waterfront. A nice touch was sets of binoculars in the breakfast lounge so you could watch the boats come and go.
This was a nice hotel in the center of town. The service was friendly and courteous. The elevator was broken when we arrived and the room was small and dark. The breakfast had many options including eggs, potatoes, yogurt, etc. We had a pleasant surprise of a free shuttle from the airport.
I have stayed in many Alaskan hotels for a single night on either end of adventure trip! This BW is one if the best I have encountered (I'm BW platinum ) the staff seems genuine and happy to see you! Friendly and available for tips and information! It is typical cold weather location BW rooms! Clean but used often! Location is great! Across from St Paul harbor where a few of the deadliest catch. Oats are today waiting for crab season to open on 10/15/16. I Love all the wildlife taxidermy on display in the lobby!
This Best Western Kodiak Inn experience was delightful. Friendly staff, helpful at all times, great food and a fun bar atmosphere!!! Would stay again on next trip! Also had a walk-in freezer for our catches of salmon which was a great advantage.
Genuinely kind and helpful service. Booking again next time we bring our groups of fishermen to town. Thank you for making this trip extra special for myself and the guests we bring to Alaska. Looking forward to the next visit.
The value for the money, even with being a member of the points system. This hotel was recommended by the airline staff after a cancelled flight. Room was next door to the elevator which didn't help the noise level. The best part of the stay was the view over the harbor.
What a convenient place to stay. Smack in the middle of downtown so convenient to many things. Friendly, super helpful staff. Room has all the amenities you could possibly want. The restaurant is one of the best in town. They have a free breakfast with options for everyone. Warm atmosphere. Free Wi-Fi. They didn't replace the coffee after the first day but there's free coffee in the hotel and cookies in the evening. Nice conference/training meeting space. Hoping to go to Kodiak again and will stay there again unhesitatingly. Oh and bring ear plugs if the person above you walks around at all hours in heavy shoes - and yes they are more than enough.
We stayed here one night before heading to Alpenview Wilderness Lodge and then again for 3 nights after the lodge. The first night was noisy by the ice machine on 3rd floor. I requested a room away from the ice machines on the 2nd stay and they were very accommodating. The staff was friendly and helpful. The washing machines were GREAT!!! The breakfast was very good. Plenty of hot and cold food choices. I would stay here again. The rooms were clean. No a/c just a fan and window. They have live music on Fridays 2nd floor in the restaurant.
The hotel was great. The continental breakfast was superb over 50 choices of hot, cold, and plenty of snacks and drinks. The internet was fast and the area super close to town. Walking distance to food and brewery. Really appreciate the addition of a visitor freezer to stash processed fish at no extra charge. Thank you
I have stayed here many times over the past 25 years and it is virtually unchanged during that time. The price for a two bed room has continued to go up from around $150 to well over $230. The breakfast is always the same, but a good addition. The cleanliness is average to slightly above. The hot cookies around five o'clock in the lobby are scrumpcious. Most downtown attractions and restaurants are in easy walking distance. The bar/ breakfast room overlooks the harbor with only the hardware store roof as an obstruction. For a small Alaska town, it is "all good", except for the roll away beds which are $75 extra and predate WWII, no way to get any rest on them, rent an additional room, if needed. The restaurant is not the best in town, but very good for weary travelers in from the bush, when too tired to go out ($$$+). Van service is excellent. General condition is dated, but I always book here well in advance when transiting Kodiak for the out back areas of the island. Desk staff always helpful and friendly. Elevator to third floor for the overburdened outdoorsman. Free use of freezer for in transit fish or game. Free luggage storage on main floor. Resonably quiet. New York City it isn't.
Highly recommend the Best Western in Kodiak--at least in the "newer" area where we stayed. Don't know about other rooms. It was clean and comfortable. Complimentary breakfast was good and had lots of options. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent. Location good--view on street side, quiet on back side. Staff helpful. Complimentary shuttle to airport. We were pleasantly surprised.
Although I share similar complaints with other reviewers for best western, I will say that it has the cleaner and more professional appearance. The staff weren't terse or rude but maintained a very professional attitude while discussing the amenities and features of the hotel. They do have working Wi-Fi and breakfast is covered in your stay. So if you aren't too picky about the cleanliness/functionality of the rooms and showers, quality of the included breakfast food, or the speed of the free Wi-Fi (heck, even if you are) it is one of the best options you will have on Kodiak island.
I have stayed at this hotel on every occasion I have gone to Kodiak. This hotel has a free shuttle to the airport. The staff are very accommodating. The rooms are comfortable and the free breakfast is very good. Highly recommended while in Kodiak.
This was a nice clean hotel with decent sized rooms. There was a very nice free breakfast of hot, cold, cereal and pastries; and free Wi-Fi which generally worked OK. The beds were comfy and the water was hot. This hotel is very centrally located in Kodiak, both to the wharf and to the shopping centre and is a 2 minute walk to Harbourside Coffee for an excellent cup of coffee. The staff were incredibly obliging and friendly.
Not bad place to stay. Short term is better. Breakfast was good rooms could be cleaner but I am not picky. Very convenient to downtown and good restaurants no rental car needed. Price is in line with everything else but seemed high to me. I will stay again
The check in was quick, the room was quiet, the bed was comfortable, the included breakfast was much better than average and the staff was nice. In a nice downtown location. I would definitely stay again.
Very friendly staff. There is a restaurant with a good menu. There is a bar. Free breakfast. Our room was very nice, very good bed, quiet location in the back. We will definitely stay here again on a return visit to Kodiak.
When I stay someplace, I like to consider it in context with the location. I do not have the same expectations for a hotel in DC that I would have in Yerevan, or in this case, Kodiak. Location, location, location. Kodiak is a hard-scrapple place, with government contractors passing through, one of the largest US Coast Guard facilities, a mysterious and growing "launch" site on the far side of the island, and some truly amazing eco-tourism opportunities. It is not a regular on the cruise ship stops - which may or may not be to its advantage. More kayaking and friendly whales for me. I was heading to the Katmai Wilderness Lodge and saw no reason to make Kodiak a mere airport stop. If I was going, I was going. So I researched and set up a couple of kayaking trips, arranged for a rental car, and studied a few maps. I had a glitch, however - Budget and Avis, which are run by the same folks at the airport, really, truly stink in Kodiak. Budget refused to honor its contract with me for a vehicle - they had but one left that was unacceptable in every way imaginable - and the Avis representative was downright rude and nasty. So I was gosh darned lucky to be at the Best Western and not at a B&B on the outskirts of town. It is a short walk to most of what I needed to see on the main thoroughfare and generally accessible. Also, the kayak operator actually took me around in her personal vehicle when she found out about my car-less state. I didn't mind trudging up and across the Near Bridge to wander the trails across the water or to get to my kayak outfitter at the marina. And, the hotel shuttles you from the airport. Phew. I had been traveling 20 hours when I discovered the rental car issue and appreciated all the other folks who showed some kindness. It was hot when I got there. Strangely hot - so my room was stuffy despite an open window and fan. I initially asked to be switched but thought the better and decided to stick it out. You see, hot weather simply is not supposed to happen there. The room worked fine for me overall. My room was clean. Really, truly clean despite being slightly thread-worn. OLD property. But a property that is loved and cared for by its solid and remarkably helpful staff. And I imagine Best Western doesn't see the point of investing a lot of money to redecorate. A few new chairs might take it up a notch but I imagine that most of the people staying are fine with it - they trudge in wearing their sweaty kayak clothes after parking their Subaru, or muddy hunting outfits or dragging their fishing poles and are just looking for a warm bed and fresh towels and a coin operated laundry. And that is what you get. But you do get more. They have refrigerators and microwaves and flat screened TVs, irons and hair dryers, plenty of plug space for your electronic devices and of course something that needs to be mandatory at all hotels worldwide - FREE WIFI. And it worked well too being as we were pretty remote. Let's talk about breakfast. I have stayed at hotels that consider themselves chic and Inns that advertise breakfast - only to find the morning food options lacking. The Best Western did it up RIGHT. Seriously. Downright European of them. Not perfect, not chic, no pretense - just tons of choices, a recognition of people on every imaginable diet, and a dedicated staff person clearing the tables and refilling the pots and and hustling hard. One day it was a man and the next a woman and they were equally serious about their work. A big and hearty hand to those folks - I was happy to leave them an oversized tip. Now, someone at the wildlife lodge allowed as the oatmeal at the Best Western did not look appetizing to them - yadda, yadda, yadda. Oatmeal is not uniform or always steel cut - this reminded me of the oatmeal at my YMCA summer camp as a kid. If you like it thicker, dig deeper. But they had all the bells and whistles for the oatmeal imaginable - like brown sugar and fruit. Speaking of fruit - they did NOT skimp on that. Plenty of fresh fruit, made to order waffles and even hard boiled eggs for people on a protein diet. OK, the scrambled eggs were not light and airy but they tasted fine to me. I would be remiss if I did not mention that they have a great bar, with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. No dance floor but fun. Friendly, local-born bartenders, locals at the bar especially on Wednesday burger night, and very generous pours. Unlike that nasty restaurant down the street with the gambling cards, not dirty drunks falling over themselves. Just pleasantly happy people enjoying the view and one another. I ate at the bar a few times and the food was OK - not perfect - they could use some work - but given the limited options in town, it was fine. One very important point to remember - check out time. NOON. Really. A true luxury and wonderful amenity. And you know what else? When I called the front desk to ask about check out time, the clerk actually offered - without prompting - to let me stay until 1:00 pm. NOW THAT IS SERVICE. Good job. Get the owners to invest a bit and keep up the hard work. BTW - I stayed 4 nights before my Katmai trip and 1 night after - so I really did get a good feel for the place.
This was a clean, efficient hotel near the center of town with a good shuttle service and very nice staff. No A/C but good air circulation (ceiling fan, large open windows). Great restaurant and bar and a very good breakfast. Much like the Best Western in Seward, this one has spacious rooms with all amenities and very clean. The price was reasonable and the staff very accommodating. Good value.
This hotel offers a good night's sleep. It is very comfortable and clean. The staff are helpful and polite. The buffet breakfast is good. We went Bear Watching and didn't fly back to Anchorage until the evening however the hotel kept our bags and provided a shuttle when we needed it. THANK YOU.
We stayed here for several days with a large group of extended family. There is a shuttle to/from the airport. The location of the hotel is great, and is within walking distance to the waterfront/fishing boats/etc. You can also walk downtown to restaurants/shops. The hotel was clean and comfortable. Some room views were nice, some were poor. Our room was on the backside of the hotel, and actually had a lot of trees/bushes/greenery. It was quite nice being able to leave the window open at night and have cool Kodiak air flow into the room. Breakfast was included and was fairly avarage. There is a restaurant/bar at the hotel, but we didn't eat there. Overall we enjoyed our stay. This is not a trendy, shopping and nightlife town. This is a beautifully rugged, amazing island. You are here to be outdoors. The fishing is amazing. Hiking is great. Wildlife was amazing. We saw whales (up close), bald eagles, sea otters, sea lions, birds, fish, starfish, etc. This hotel is a good base for exploring the island. We would stay there again.
You can walk to everything you need from this property. The fishing boats are close. Several good restaurants are close. The room are nothing fancy but they are clean and have a fridge. Food at the onsite restaurant is good.
Rooms were clean no complaints about that staff is friendly and lovely I have two complaints one is minor and one is a major First I'll go with the minor , the restaurant desperately lacks vegetarian options look I get it it's Kodiak Alaska but being a military family I didn't choose to be there so one veggie option isn't fair now the work around to that is the servers were lovely enough for me to ask for salads without the meat etc a minor complaint about that was I paid full price for meals that were half a meal since it was missing the expensive ingredients never the less I was happy servers were attentive to my needs and the cooks never messed up my orders so big thanks there ! My major complaint is I requested non smoking room located in the non smoking hallway Half way into our stay for 2 nights the room next to us was occupied by locals who used it to party and smoke and smoke marijuana Look I've got nothing against marijuana but don't do it in a non smoking area I had a new born in my room our bathroom smelled so bad of pot We also were flying out of Kodiak and marijuana smell tends to linger on clothing That right there really ticked me off when we complained to the staff all we got was a meager "sorry" seriously ? We're paying about 2000$ to stay there plus meals every night at your restaurant and we get a "sorry" ? I'm not a picky person but it ticks me off when I have a newborn child being exposed to rank smelling pot for two nights in a NON smoking hallway!!! I realize this is a reflection of our personal experience and it probably won't happen to you but how the hotel handled , resolved the situation was inadequate
Very nice Best Western. More than met our expectations. Comfortable bed, comfortable chair in room. No AC but we haven't missed it with window open and ceiling fan. Bathroom is equipped and plenty of hot water. Very comfortable for a modest hotel chain. Breakfast is more than adequate.
Kodiak is not a pretty or charming town (unlike the rest of the awesome Kodiak Island!) and the Best Western is a characterless hotel in this characterless town. Rooms are adequate, breakfast is adequate. Nothing remarkable or memorable about any of it, which makes it a bit disappointing compared to so much on offer in Alaska.
This is an older hotel, well located in the town. Folks, this is an island in Alaska, so downscale your glitz expectations. Most rooms have no great views (ours overlooked an outside stairway, 3 walls and a roof. Be specific if you want better). It's an easy walk to places to eat (Henry's was the best). There is an elevator, but when we got off on the second floor, we saw that there are 3 steps up or down to access the rooms. Beware if you have trouble with mobility. We heard every footstep in the room above us. I would request the third floor next time. Breakfast is very good. This is a small, working town kind of place with animal hides and heads on the wall. It is very Alaskan. There is a reliable shuttle service with a friendly driver. The room was clean and comfortable.
It is the second and third time staying here and we love it. Very good customer service, from the front desk to the food service to the shuttle service. I will always stay here while in Kodiak!!! The breakfast that is included is wonderful, eggs, meats, cereals and to go choices. Love!!!
The hotel is conveniently located and has a shuttle service to take people to and from the airport. It also has an exceptional morning breakfast provided from 6-10 am with real food including 3 kinds of meat, eggs, breads and pastries, yogurt, cereal, juice, and fairly decent coffee (better than Starbucks though that is not saying much). We stayed there for a night on arriving at the island and on our last night before flying out. The first night we were on the street side in a room with a king bed and it was a good size room and the mattress was firm but there was a good deal of road noise. The second stay was in a room on the opposite side and it was quieter but had a queen mattress that was very soft and greatly affected our sleep. On the back side we also had a fellow starting up with a weed wacker right outside the window at 8 am that lasted for an hour. The hotel is a little odd in that it has an elevator to take you to the second level but upon exiting the elevator you need to make a couple of turns and then go down 4 stairs and across an area where there are vending machines and then back up 4 stairs and then continue down the hall. So it is hand carry from the lobby to your room. The people that work at the hotel are all very friendly and quite helpful if you need anything at all.
Our organization uses Kodiak Best Western exclusively when staying in Kodiak for business. The consistency of clean, comfortable rooms, attentive and professional staff always makes our stay pleasant. The value for the area is unmatched. Whether it is for a single night or an extended stay, Kodiak Best Western is our choice. Every time.
Traveled with 2 adults, 2 kids, I expected a modest accommodation, as we were going to a Best Western and it was in a remote location. The hotel itself met that expectation. However, the staff were exceptional, they were courteous, helpful, knowledgeable and all around lovely. Breakfast was great. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Located right across from the harbor this hotel has great views. The staff is super friendly and very helpful (even offered to have a packaged picked up for me by UPS). It is not a new hotel but it is clean and well maintained. The restaurant is very good.
We stayed for a night either side of a bear hunting trip to Katmai. The airport shuttle on all 4 occasions was timely, comfortable and appreciated. The room was large and the internet workable. The TV didn't work even after staff worked on it anf the plug in the bathroom insisted on not staying open. Breakfast was included and, whilst not luxurious, it was adequate and we have no complaints. Al in all, a a very good transit hotel in town
Lovely staff, very friendly, stayed here one night. Ate at the restaurant - it was OK - always a bit of a letdown when you are in a place that has the real deal (seafood) right next to it, and they don't deliver - Oh well. Everything else was stellar though, and they were very accomodating - Bar does close early though ??
hotel is centrally located to town, with good food, nice lounge,bar closes to early, but good live music. Airport shuttle is nice. Nicely appointed, great wifi. Prices are high, but probably typical for this type of location.
We stayed for 4 nights 4/22/16 - 4/26/16. We were two couples in town for a family gathering. We are from the CT and NY areas. After doing some research on-line, we decided to book the Best Western in downtown Kodiak. This was our first time to Alaska, and Kodiak was amazing. The hotel added to our enjoyment by providing clean rooms, wonderful service, and some nice amenities. The hotel's décor is like a 70's or 80's style hunting lodge, but it isn't worn-out looking. It really is quaint and charming. They have a stuffed Kodiak bear and other animals mounted in the lobby. The front desk staff is very friendly and professional and they make you feel like family. We also interacted with housekeeping and maintenance and they seemed like they really appreciated us staying there. They took care of all of our requests (such as needing a bolt cutter to cut a suitcase lock) very quickly and made sure that they offered to help in any way possible. Our room was on the second floor and there is an elevator to help you get to all the floors. One note is that if you have a room in the back of the hotel like we did, there are 2 or 3 stairs that you need to climb once you have taken the elevator to your floor. This might not be easy for someone with a disability, so they should request a room in the front if stairs are a problem. Kodiak is a very small, quiet town so noise shouldn't be an issue in the front or back. The rooms are modern but still feel homey. We had a refrigerator and microwave in the room so we stocked up on waters and snacks. The bed was very comfortable and we had a desk and sitting area in the room, as well. The bathroom was clean and bright and always stocked with shampoos, soaps, etc. Some of the great extras at the Best Western: Warm cookies in the lobby in the afternoons. Always a nice touch and we looked forward to them each day. The free morning breakfast is excellent. Each day they have hot foods such as scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, home fries, and made-to-order waffles. They also have plenty of bagels, muffins, cereals, fresh fruit, oatmeal, juices, coffee, etc. Breakfast is served in the lounge each morning and the staff is very attentive making sure the area is always clean and well-stocked. The woman who runs the breakfast area does an outstanding job. The hotel restaurant is very good and they get a good crowd of locals every night. The lounge has live music on the weekends and is a fun place to hang out for drinks and to get a bite from the pub menu. I recall that the kitchen closes at 10:00. This is a fun bar for both visitors and locals. I believe that they usually keep the lounge open until midnight, but there are other late night places within walking distance that you can go to after. Kodiak bars are allowed to stay open until 4 am. The Best Western is convenient to everything in town and you can walk to many places. Kodiak is a very small town with one traffic light (but the island itself is very large.) The airport and golf course are about a 5-10 minute drive from the hotel (the hotel has a shuttle), Walmart and the grocery store are about 3-5 minutes away by car. You can walk to several restaurants, the movie theater, the brewery, the marina, gift shops, and of course, the convention center (which is across the street.) We rented a car at the airport while we were there to go sight-seeing and to visit friends. Parking at the hotel is convenient and never a problem. They have three parking lots and street parking is also available. There is no charge for parking. Overall, we would definitely recommend the Best Western to our friends and family. Kodiak is a great place to visit and the people are warm and friendly. We loved our stay there and look forward to visiting again.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Kodiak. The staff provides friendly and awesome service. The hotel is walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants. Parking is a little challenging, but its worth it! Food was good too.
Hotel was being renovated and they finished around 8 pm grinding saws-all through the day...Parking is limited and street fills up, Same issues as I complained about before, I dont know if they just dont care and they are making their monies to not care. Staff is way into each others life as I stood for 10 minutes until they finished with what happen in their life.
This hotel has always been a great place to stay because of its location and management. Every year I stay there, I notice improvements, from amenities to physical upgrades, including improved wi-fi, more attractive bathrooms and more comfortable beds. Management and all the employees seem bent on being sure each guest feels welcome and at home. They are just very nice to be around, and every visit is like homecoming.
This place is nothing special, but it is the best place in Kodiak. The hotel is a labyrinth of hallways and the wifi is not fast at all. If you need to go to Kodiak, I would recommend this hotel, but don't expect much.
This is the best that Kodiak has to offer. It is consistent and very good. The views from the hotel are gorgeous. The food at the Chart Room is very good. The Chart Room is one of the nicer restaurants in town. The bar is small but has friendly and attentive bartenders. The only complaint I have ever had is that the hot tub is not always operational.
Hotel is good. The rooms are clean and have all needed amenities. The bar/restaurant area has an amazing burger! the fries are unique and I have not seen them done this way anywhere else. Very tasty Downsides: very small parking lot as well as small parking stalls. However, there is parking on the street as well, never didn't find a spot. Opening bathroom door is limited due to shower curtain rod blocking it. That said, bathroom has enough room for one person to do all that they need.
Excellent hotel. Rooms were good; clean and comfortable. Restaurant/bar was super! I can say easily that there is no better place in Kodiak to dine and have a drink to unwind than the BW. Internet met my needs easily. The only con I can point out is the parking. I had to park down the street which forced me to carry my luggage a good distance in the rain. And that is a whine more than a con.
The Best Western is nothing special but it is the best in Kodiak. My room was clean, comfortable, and quiet. Front desk staff were friendly. Again, this is nothing fancy but for Kodiak it is a good place to stay. Another plus is that you can walk to town and there are a few restaurants within walking distance. The burger and brew special here is a really good deal. Get there early as it fills up quickly.
I was flying into Kodiak from Ohio to visit my boyfriend. I was exhausted from all the traveling I had just done so as soon as we got to the room, I wanted to sleep. Starting at around 7 pm, they were having karaoke in the lounge or something, but it was so loud that it sounded like it was happening right outside the room. It finally finished around 11 pm or something. Next thing that was wrong was the toilet. Every time we'd flush it, it would leak water. We called maintenance but by the time they finally came, my boyfriend had fixed it himself. The room had a hot tub that also leaked water from the handles. The DVD remote control didn't have batteries which was just more little issues piled up. We tried calling the manager several times but she was out of town. When she finally got back in town and called us, all she did was give us a $50 refund, we ended up paying almost $300 for our entire stay so $50 was not very satisfying. The hotel may be nice, but our stay wasn't very pleasant.
We came and visited the island for the first time. It is so beautiful here. I will be coming back. The hotel was nice. There is a restaurant in the hotel. They have very good food. The night we was there they had live music playing. It was great. They were remodeling a little. The view from our window was outstanding.
I broke my ankle in Kodiak. I was forced to stay for a couple days due to weather. The staff was VERY accommodating. I didn't have to ask anyone for assistance, they all volunteered assistance every time they saw me. They were always smiling and very polite. The food was absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend staying here if you're looking for accommodations. It's a great location, not to far away from anything you need.
Excellent stay in Kodiak and good hot breakfast too! We have always enjoyed staying at the best Western Kodiak the owners are very friendly, staff very helpful especially the front desk. The room was very clean and had everything we needed and the view is good. thanks
I didn't expect it but this is a really nice hotel. It is the Kodiak Hilton. It is located in a great area and gives you the Alaska feel. The breakfast is well done and the restaurant is a local fav. Parking is difficult and hard come by, but it is the best option in town.
Came for the first time for a business travel stay for a few days and as soon as I checked in friendly staff went to my room kinda of a maze to get to second floor from stairs, entered room and smelled and was really cold, checked thermostat and showed 56 degrees so I put to 70 degrees left room to go eat, came back 1 hour later and room was only 62 ....took it up to 75 wouldn't go any higher and went to go see a movie came back few hours later and never got warm it was still in 63 degrees. Showered and tub full of small hair in the corners it was disgusting, toilet inside has brown spots and hand towels had small hairs as well. Would not stay here again! Bed looks dirty with hairs as well and little crumbs. Paid about 120 a night and well not worth it. They need to at least fix heat and cleanliness.... Hotel location has a lot to offer!
We stayed over at this Best Western again on our way home from ten days of hunting and fishing in a small village on the island. The staff is always very accommodating and allowed us to store our boxes of meat and fish in their walk-in freezer. The rooms were all updated and very clean. The location is great for us to walk to nearby restaurants and the provided free shuttle service to and from the airport. We've stayed here twice and will again on our next visit to Kodiak.
Excellent service and comfortable bed. The location was ideal for downtown Kodiak business. The breakfast was good. Evening meals in the dining room were also good. I would come back again although I am not planning another Kodiak trip any time soon.
This hotel was mostly on par with the other Best Western Properties I've stayed at. Rooms were clean and staff was friendly. The restaurant on premises had a nice bar, with good lunch and dinner. The continental breakfast was free for guests, but it was a little disappointing. Eggs were underwhelming, and breakfast meats not very appetizing. Cups of yogurt, cereal and fruit were also provided. The room itself, although clean, had obviously suffered from water damage. Bathroom walls were bloated and stained in the corners, and the bathtub seemed to be tilted down into one corner. My part of the hotel, the back building, was very hot. I had the heat turned down and slept with windows open in October. I also overheard other guests talking about overly warm temperatures in rooms over breakfast. There didn't seem to be a lot of noise, aside from my upstairs neighbors apparently training of a marathon on creaky floorboards. The hotel has a small hot tub in a little hut in the courtyard, but I never saw anyone use it.
We spent one night here in the first week of September. When we were checking in, the front desk person was unable to find our reservation. We had called the hotel prior to arriving to confirm our reservation so we knew we had a reservation. We showed a copy of the reservation before she was able to locate it. We were given a ground level room. The room itself was OK, it was clean but the bathroom was disgusting. Flip flops are a must! The bathroom is ADA compliant however poorly designed. When you use the shower, the entire bathroom gets flooded! There was a long-handle squeegee which was kept in the bathroom so YOU the guest can clean the water out to prevent it from further flooding. Perhaps the rooms on the upper level are different but the bathroom in this room was not acceptable. The location was great where you can walk to a couple of restaurants. The hotel does have a shuttle which we used to get to the airport. Breakfast was great.
My wife and I stayed here on 2 occasions during our recent visit to Katmai (KWL). Both stays were very good with rooms quiet, beds great for sleeping and rooms cleaned efficiently. Staff at the hotel were all very helpful and accommodating. Complimentary breakfasts were adequate with excellent service. Would certainly stay here again when we are in Kodiak.
Was suggested we stay at Best Western Kodiak when coming to fish in Old Harbor, was not happy with the out dated unkempt facility I would not choose to stay at this motel again. The rooms are small and out dated the hot tub is not convenient to guest, and the restaurant is over priced for what it offers.
Again booked by my travel agent on route to Katmai I really do not why anyone comes to Kodiak. It is a fishing port and if you come on a weekend nothing is open as they, the towns people need family time So why send the tourist there, anyway about the hotel There is a hotel shuttle to the airport The hotel is centrally located that you can walk to Subway and Maccas . The room was well appointed with toiletries and a coffee dripolator. The only source of cooling is a ceiling fan which I had trouble turning off. If you open the window the outside noise can be a bother cannot remember if flyscreens where in place. I did not eat dinner but had breakfast very basic It is called a hot continental breakfast it consisted of microwave your own porridge pass, little tubs of yogurt I think there was eggs but I passed on them to and ended up with toast and a cuppa so much for hot continental breakfast and I paid ??? for that fruit consisted of bananas. Would have been better going to Maccas down the road. The bed was comfortable the shower hot but the hotel itself is dated. For dinner I went to subway.
Great front desk staff and the Resturant and lounge were great. It was nice to have some live tunes in the lounge. The breakfast is above par for similar restaurants. Unfortunately the hotel is wood frame construction and you can hear everything from people on either side of the room and above. I highly recommend a room on the top floor. Rooms are clean and nice beds and clean linen were a nice surprise. With Limited options on Kodiak for hotels the KI is the best choice.
Stayed here. Clean room that smelled nice, great bar, and nice facilities. Best continental breakfast I've ever seen. Restaurant was very good and staff very friendly as well as helpful. I suspect this is the nicest place to stay on the island. Biggest complaint was not having AC as it was needed at times.
We arrived at the airport today and I called for the hotel shuttle. The woman said it was on its way. We waited and called again. She said it was on its way. Finally, everyone had been picked up but our group of people. I called again and she said she was sending it. Later talked with another man in our photo group we met at dinner. He said he did not call and got picked up but they did not bother to check for the rest of us even though the manager was in the van. It gets worse. We arrive. First the guy tries to put a guy who is sharing a room with another guy in a separate room. That goes on forever Then she finally gets to us. She gives me a room number. We have a hard time finding the numer--this is one confused place with no elevators to many of the rooms. Our key does not work. A staff member uses his key and someone else is in the room. He goes to the desk. Does not return. I go to the desk. She says she was not able to fix the problem because she does not know my name and has the wrong number. Finally, 90 minutes after our plane arrives and we have our luggage we are checked into our room that is five minutes from the airport.
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