Whether you want to spend the days fishing or be close to shopping, our Soldotna hotel has a great location for guests to enjoy everything the region has to offer. Close to the hospital so guests can visit loved ones, this Soldotna hotel has always put the comfort of guests first. We're centrally located with a great fitness center so guests can keep up their workout regimen. However, our Soldotna hotel really stands out because of our spacious parking facilities. Welcoming big rigs, campers, and RVS, there's plenty of room to park recreational vehicles and trucks of all sizes. Fishing, hunting, and hockey are the big sports in this area. At this Soldotna hotel, we're happy to welcome outdoor enthusiasts from around the country. We also understand that a successful day in the outdoors is contingent upon a good night's sleep and a great breakfast. Our famous, free breakfast includes a waffle station, plenty of fresh fruits, sweet pastries, a variety of cold and hot cereals, favorite yogurts, and 100% Arabica coffee along with chilled juices. Our Soldotna hotel is also a favorite for business travelers. Some of our regular guests are here on business with the FAA, local oil fields, hospitals, and Kroger. However, no matter why you're in the region, depend on us to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We're proud to offer the best customer service in the region. Along with our quiet, well-appointed rooms and spacious parking, it's easy to see why our Soldotna hotel is a guest favorite. We offer the best in service and amenities to make your stay special. Reserve your next relaxing room at Best Western King Salmon Motel and get ready for a great vacation! Enjoy your stay.
I have stayed here several times over the last 5 years. What iIreally like is that the rooms are generous in size, and that they have had the restaurant next door for breakfast. They did not have it open this last visit but provided the general complimentary breakfast stuff. They are hoping to have it open this summer. It was very clean the beds were comfortable and the wi fi worked just fine. I forgot my iPad in the room and they found it and sent it to me free of charge... that's great service!! Its very close to places to eat and shop. This is our go to place to stay in Soldotna so we will be back.
I have stayed here several times and have always been pleases however now, supposedly under new ownership, the quality of service has gone down. Checking in, the clerk did not know how to apply my $75 gift card. Although being a Diamond member, due to bad knees and back, I requested a ground floor room and was advised that there would be a $10 up charge and was given a second floor room, inspite of the hotel not even being 25% full. The shower in the room given did not work. The continental breakfast was ok...dry cereal, instant oatmeal, pastries and heat and serve breakfast sandwiches.
Tim Gray, Owner at Best Western King Salmon Inn, responded to this review
We apologize for any inconveniences! If there is anything we can do to make it right, then please let us know. Hope to see you again soon!
My nephew and I traveled down for a late Thanksgiving with family and stayed 2 nights. The staff was helpful and the room was clean. The internet was speedy enough that I was able to play a first person shooter online for a couple of hours the second night we were there. Due to Covid the breakfast options had changed, but they still offered a variety of options to choose from. Next time I'm down visiting family again, I'll definitely stay here again.
Tim Gray, Owner at Best Western King Salmon Inn, responded to this review
Thanks for the feedback! We are excited to have you back again soon!
A great hotel for your next visit to Soldotna. The check-in was super smooth and the staff was really friendly. Took less than 2 minutes to check-in and head to the room with key. There are a lot of rooms at this hotel, but it was a very quiet location. The room was clean and had everything that was needed (TV, microwave, mini-fridge, cable, etc.) Nice size bathroom and as a nice added touch, there was a table with two chairs. Perfect for carry-out dinner in the room. The hotel was conveniently located next to a gas station with snacks, drinks and desserts. Everything you would want to see or do in Soldotna was just a few miles away at most. To top it off, there was plenty of free parking directly in front of the rooms. Check-out was fast and easy as well.
General Manager, General Manager at Best Western King Salmon Inn, responded to this review
Hello Brian, Thank you so much for your review. My staff and I are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We do take pride in the motel. Thank you again, Kathy GM
Easy, quick check in. 2 story motel with outdoor corridors. Room is spacious, clean, and smells like fresh laundry. Nice Alaskan themed carpeting (moose, salmon, bear) and artwork. Bed and pillows are comfortable for a good night's rest. Free breakfast across the parking lot at the diner. Simple self-serve continental breakfast with muffins, powder eggs, yogurt, etc. I would stay here again.
General Manager, General Manager at Best Western King Salmon Inn, responded to this review
Thank you so much for the review. We do strive to make our customers comfortable. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you again, Kathy GM
The customer service was great. After walking around Soldotna and eating dinner, we returned to the motel at 10 p.m. and realized we had forgotten our keys. I knocked on the "staff" door expecting the employee to appear annoyed at my disturbance; however, the motel employee appeared more than happy to assist. We would definitely stay again. Thank you.
General Manager, General Manager at Best Western King Salmon Inn, responded to this review
I am so happy to know that your stay was a pleasant one. My staff strives to please. We look forward to seeing you again. Kathy Thornton GM
This was our 4th or 5th visit to this hotel and it left us very disappointed. We know times are difficult with Covid, but wouldn't that make small businesses strive to make your experience that much better? Not this stay. There was never anyone in the office. You had to call a number posted on the door to get any help. Breakfast was only offered for 2 of the 4 days we were there and the hotel didn't offer a substitution either. In the past, the hotel always had water and snacks available. Nothing this time. Went to the vending machine, it took my money but I didn't get a drink. The room didn't get taken care of 1/2 of the time we were there either. We had a friend staying in another room and had to get coffee from his room. The billing got messed up as well, even though we booked through Best Western ahead of time. In the past, we would have always recommended this hotel. Now, we would recommend staying somewhere else.
General Manager, General Manager at Best Western King Salmon Inn, responded to this review
I am so sorry for the inconveniences you experienced during your last stay. Due to COVID-19, we did experience a lot of issues with finding employees. We also had to stop suppling the room with water and snack. Sorry. I am so sorry for all the issues during the stay. Kathy GM
Ended up here for a night because of another property that needed to cancel. Well kept and comfortable. An older motor lodge style property, but well maintained. If you have mobility issues or lots of luggage... make certain to get a ground floor, no elevator. Coupon provided for breakfast at the restaurant across the parking lot.
Nice rooms. Bathroom was a little small but overall great room. When we needed more towels, water and coffee pods they were delivered almost immediately. The beds were the most comfortable that we have ever slept in.
It a good hotel. Not the best. But it's a best western. And in a small town. Beds were comfortable. It's clean. And has air conditioner. While normally probably not needed. Air flow is nice. And when sun burned and they are having a heat wave. Hits the spot. Staff was friendly. Only reason I'm giving a 4 is it's a lil old. And well it's a best western. But it does it's job well. But if expectation is a new high end hotel. Not going to be impressed. But I'd stay agian.
The RV park was advertised as grassy sites with laundry facilities. I realize there was record heat; it was dusty and brown grass. The laundry facilities were owned by Best Western however were public. Several machines were out of order so unless we went early in the day we had to wait for machines.
Give a military discount . Your free meal should include oatmeal, its not that much. Make sure you offer enough free meal tickets to each guest, I had a party of two and only had one free meal ticket. The waitress had to call the office to verify there were two in my party.
Exceedingly clean rooms as was the entire hotel. Breakfast was out standing for a free meal. The only complaint was how uncomfortable the beds were for all of us. Unless you want to drag your bag upstairs request a ground floor room.
Very clean rooms and excellent customer service. At night it is very quiet you fall asleep even though in the summer the sun shines 24 hours. They do have black out curtains. The room I stayed in was very spacious as well.
Nice staff, Comfy, clean room. Quiet place. Great food at next door diner for breakfast. Miss the old gym but new one is OK. Easy to find with good parking. Close to everything. Best place to stay in Soldotna.
This was my fifth trip to Kenai for business and previously I had stayed only at the Quality Inn down the road in Kenai. I wanted to try something different, not that there was much negative at the other place but this place looked better kept up and it was. It has no pool which is unfortunate but an excellent cooked-to-order breakfast was served at the restaurant next door, which was greatly appreciated.
I stayed on the recommendation of a friend who said it was worth staying here for the breakfast options at the restaurant. Well, unfortunately the restaurant wasn't really fully open, and the limited menu was quite disappointing and unappetizing. The eggs looked like they had been cooked hours before and were hard and dark yellow. My daughter's toast came out mostly burnt. The biscuit was okay and the fruit cups did include some kiwi and strawberry with the melon. My room was a disappointment too. I do believe it had been cleaned, but little things had not been finished. There was still blue water from the cleaner in the toilet bowl, a towel was hanging on the back of the door, a half-full travel shampoo sample was still in the tub. Also, two frozen pizzas were in the mini fridge and when I went to throw them away, a cigarette butt was in the trash can. Not quite the high level of clean I am used to in motels/hotels. Phillip was great at check in, and made it so my friend and I could be next to each other. He also came out to help us get in to where the ice machine was, which is in a building in the very back of the property and not easy to find. The manager did refund some money on the room as we checked out, given how disappointing the stay and meal was, and that was appreciated. Overall, it was an okay stay, but I don't imagine I'll stay there again, when there are other good hotels to choose from in the area.
Service was horrible, food was never refilled. We never once received housekeeping in our 3 day visit. Asked for a manager to contact me and she never did. Very unlikely to ever return to this motel....
BestWesternHotels, Corporate at Best Western King Salmon Motel, 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
Renovated rooms with very comfortable beds. Love having breakfast at the restaurant next door ( included) very quick to respond to requests, front desk personnel make you feel most welcome! Have stayed here three times when visiting.
Hotel was clean bed was comfy and the breakfast was amazing. It won't find a better breakfast at any other Hotel. Close to everything in Soldotna and not far from all the attractions in Kenai had a great time.
This Best Western was a good place to stay in the area of the Kenai River. Quiet, clean, spacious motel rooms. Front desk very helpful. And as important the room came with a free breakfast at the King Salmon Cafe, about 50 yards away.
We were very happy with the clean, moderate priced but older hotel here. Beds very firm but not uncomfortable for our 2 night stay. Quiet place. We are rewards members and were upgraded without asking. The breakfast vouchers for the in parking lot restaurant were great! Their french toast was the best I have ever eaten! Very generous breakfast that included drinks. Much better than the 'buffet' that normally is in house at these chains. Yes, I would stay in this spot again. Check out 'The Moose is Loose' not far away for pastry. Also found the staff has very limited knowledge of the surrounding restaurants and such. Seems Alaskans do not eat out much.
Stayed two nights. Room was large, cute carpet and upholstery. Spotlessly clean. Check in was fast and friendly. WiFi worked great along with TV. Breakfast was next door, portions were huge with a good size menu to choose from.
Stayed here for 2 nights during visit to the peninsula. Easy access, pretty basic but clean and comfortable. Breakfast next door (included) was as large as you wanted. Back side is quieter, but only stairs to access upper floor.
Happy stay in this hotel, no remarks at all. Nice room with two double beds, an aircon (finally), free (fast) WIFI, fridge, microwave, coffee and tea making facilities. Despite the road closeby the entrance of the hotel we had a quiet night. Each guest of our group received a bag with two bottles of water, chips and cookies, a nice surprise. Had dinner in their restaurant adjacent to the hotel building. Took the halibut which was cooked to perfection, our tour-leader congratulated the chef and his son for making such a fine dinner in such a short time. The waitress was super friendly and served everybody of our group of 17 (!) with a happy smile, thank you ! The next morning we had breakfast in the same restaurant and again the service and the food was great. In short, a highly recommendable place to sleep and to eat !
Soldotna is half way between Seward and Homer. This hotel will be a good candidate for layover. The room is impressively spacious which is great for family, the breakfast is above average. Instead of continental breakfast, they provide coupon for you to have breakfast on close by restaurant which is much better. Also BW brand shows consistency in quality.
For the price, i thought this place would have been nicer. Turns out it was recently redone but still outdated and the beds were clearly old and very uncomfortable. The gentalmen helping us check in was friendly. We did get a free breakfast ticket for the next door restaurant. The food was delicious and we even went back for dinner. I don't think we will stay here again. Probably try something less expensive and nicer.
Came to soldotna for work and stayed two nights here. It will be the ONLY time I stay here. I went to check in and the lady working was completely short with me, barley made any eye contact and never smiled. Okay.. i left and once in my room I noticed I forgot my phone up front and I go back after a putting my luggage in my room. I talk to the same lady and she said she hasn't seen a phone. I though that is weird, I knew I put it down on the counter. A man behind me overheard and said I could barrow his to call mine. So thankful! I dail my number and I can hear it ringing behind the desk!! The lady and I locked eyes and she just looked at me. I ask her to look on the floor (maybe it fell) and she opens a drawer and there it is!! In her drawer. She didn't say a word to me and just hand it over and proceeded to greet the man behind me. I handed the man back his phone and say thank you and he really just looks shocked. So am I! I didn't know what to do at the moment but after I thought about it i didn't want someone else to get their stuff stolen! I go back down to the office and it's it same lady working. I asked her for the managers name and when they would be in. She then tells me she is the manager!! Her name was Cathy. I can NOT believe she is the manager of this hotel and is trying to steal other people's belongings. I will not be staying here ever again and will tell others not to either.
Visiting relatives who lived in Soldotna and this motel served as a great jumping off point to explore the Kenai Peninsula. Basic ammennities. Breakfast at adjacent restaraunt was great! Staff friendly and helpful.
Staff and room was nice. Room was clean, large. The beds were very uncomfortable, hard with sweakyold school springs. Replace the beds and I will stay there again. Restraunt next door with our breakfast voucher was great. The cheeseburgers were fabulous at lunch
The staff is unbelievable friendly and helpful. The rooms are little dated but clean. The internet is great. The location is perfect. Parking is right outside the hotel and plenty of space for it. A voucher for the restaurant next door will make your breakfast more than affordable.
I travel to this town a couple of times a year, alone. I would stay here more if they allowed pets. The rooms are clean, comfortable, the beds very nice (they could replace their pillows, though--they're like sleeping on bumpy square rocks). There's a little coffeemaker with coffee + fixings, bottles of water, some packaged snacks, a microwave and a refrigerator. It's a pleasant safe place to stay, I highly recommend.
They offer large, clean rooms with comfortble beds. The complimentary breakfast is a $10 per person voucher at the restaurant next door. The $10 limits what you can buy but it does provide a basic meal.
Excellent front desk service. Room was very clean and comfortable. Fast internet service. Will definitely stay here again. The restaurant attached to the motel had very good food. Onion rings are to die for. Staff at motel and restaurant went above and beyond.
Stay was very good and location was perfect. The staff was very welcoming and economical. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who would ask. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent and the verity of selection on food was great.
We stayed in this motel for 5 nights while we toured the Kenai. It is well located as a touring centre and Soldotna and the immediate area have all the facilities that you require. The motel building itself is in reasonable condition with ample parking and an in house restaurant nearby. The rooms lack sound proofing and the motel needs to improve their allocation of rooms as we (just a couple) were on the ground floor and for much of our stay they put a family with 2 young boys directly above us. Children like to play and jump around as children do but when they are directly overhead we were effectively in a drum. Luckily they were out for most of the day otherwise it would have become unbearable. Where the hotel does excel is in their choice of staff. Everyone we encountered on the front desk was very helpful and went the extra mile to help you. The interiors of the rooms are now very dated and some of the fittings are looking very tired. If they gave the place a good make over AND added sound insulation it would be a very nice motel
This is a terrific motel in Soldotna. The breakfast coupon for the restaurant next door was wonderful. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. I will stay here on my next trip to Soldotna, without question.
Decent, clean motel but is very dated. Staff is friendly, bed comfortable, breakfast at restaurant next door included (up to $15 per voucher). Not much of a lobby area, just a check in desk with a desk/chair and sofa.
Never know what you are going to get in AK. This is a nice motel, the staff is great and they have put a lot of effort into maintaining this property. The price is not outrageous for Alaska (it would be for the lower 48) but Alaska always has a shortage of rooms and therefore room prices are at a premium.
Excellent breakfast and a server who went out of her to give good service Theresa is an outstanding employee who spent a great deal of time telling us about the area and stories that go along with it The location is convenient to lots of sights
Property has undergone recent renovations. Room was clean, modern and quite roomy. Our stay was comfortable and did not hear any noise from other guests. Bed was comfortable, except for the location of the light fixtures over the bed. Keep feeling like I would bump my head getting up. Rooms comes with a breakfast voucher at the restaurant next door. Overall a pretty good value. Recommended.
We stayed one night on our Alaska Road Trip. Our newly-renovated king & queen bed room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The room had a microwave and refrigerator, but no safe. We received two breakfast vouchers redeemable at the nearby King Salmon Restaurant, which offers a full breakfast menu.
The Best Western in Soldotna was a good place to spend on quick night before heading back to Anchorage for our flight home. The rooms are "ok", but the real value is in the $15.00 per person breakfast voucher you receive for breakfast at the King Salmon Restaurant next door.
We just stayed one night, but the room was very nice. We had no issues at all, and the people at the desk where great. Instead of a cold breakfast, we each got a $15.00 voucher for the restaurant. It was awesome.
Innkeeper recommended pasta here and 4 of us dove in. We had alfredo with prosciutto and artichokes and one filled two of us. Cesar salad was not too large not too small. Local IPA ECXELLent. Tiny facade easy to miss, maybe 10' wide on street. We ate on the patio, a little dusty but larger table not cramped
I arrived on Labor day. My greeting was friendly. The desk attendant was very informative. The room was clean and the sheets smelled fresh. This place was actually quite good for a no frills hotel. The King Salmon restaurant is affiliated with this hotel. I was going to eat dinner there but it was closed (open from 7am-2pm) that day. When I informed the desk attendant, she was surprised. I ate somewhere else at her recommendation. The place was quiet. Probably because it was at the end of the summer tourist season. Not a bad place to spend the night.
This hotel is centrally located right near downtown in Soldotna Ak.less than 5 minutes from the Kenai river. Room was clean, everything worked, staff was fantastic, breakfast option was one of the best I've ever had at a local restaurant. mattresses need to be replaced they were old and to hard.
The quality of this hotel is definitely worth the price. We had another hotel booked in town, but I am so glad we kept checking for a vacancy here. The check-in process was smooth and welcoming. The room was so clean, spacious and comfortable. Initially we stayed in room 200 which was huge! We added another night (the fish were running) and the standard room was still plenty big. They held our luggage during the day of the switchover. It was nice having a frig, coffee maker and microwave available. There were even a couple little chip bags to snack on. The room was kept very clean and the service staff was very friendly. The breakfast allowance for the restaurant next door was generous. Service was friendly and the food was good. They were doing some construction on the outside, but they didn't start until about 9 and were considerate when guests were in the area. This was a very good experience and we caught plenty of fish!
Flew into to meet my husband in anchorage. We drove to Soldotna and loved this small town with all the necessary stores. The kenai river was hopping. We're bring home so much salmon. This hotel would be convenient if you are not in a RV.
Stayed at the BW King Salmon Inn for 5 days. The hotel is clean and they are upgrading the exterior. My stay included a breakfast voucher that allowed me to order breakfast each morning. Breakfast was great! They recently opened a fitness room in a building next door. Don't let the exterior keep you away. the fitness room is very nice. The only problem I had was with high speed internet. It was very slow. I have stayed here before and internet was fine. Not sure why it was so slow this time! Overall, a good, clean, convenient place to stay!
Hard to find a cheap place in Soldotna during the summer, the quality is a little on the low side for the price, however if you are looking for helpful friendly staff and a decent night's sleep this hotel has them for you. Beds are decent, not super comfy but more then adequate. Breakfast is a voucher at the King Salmon restaurant next door and covers a really good selection of the menu, well worth it!
We had read some questionable reviews previous to staying and found the motel wonderful. the carpet is so cute and the rooms are beautiful. Black out curtains, all amenities and good TV. We would certainly return. Can't beat the breakfast in the restaurant. You get a $15.00 credit and it is huge. Better than a buffet bar or regular BW breakfast.
This hotel caters to fisherman and tourist, yet is always friendly, clean and a good nights sleep, while in town working. Good parking and various restaurants nearby. Coffee stand in walking distance that opens around 5 or 6 am. I work in this area twice a year for a week at a time, and this hotel is always my choice. So popular, you'll need to book nearly a year in advance for the summer stays.
We did not expect this place to be so nice! The rooms are large, the bathrooms is good size and really clean! The staff is friendly, and the rooms are quite! Lots of parking, and a really good price. Plus, the location is perfect! I rate this place Excellent, for a budget place!
Big rooms, lots of towels, excellent heat and a/c, laundry building in the back, great management. NO ONE has a better breakfast situation! Great location. All around, WAY better than we were expecting! If I ever come back to Soldotna, I will absolutely stay at the BW King Salmon!
This motel was a good no frills motel. It was clean, fairly quiet and priced well. The price included a voucher the the restaurant located across the parking lot for breakfast. The motel seems to have a lot of
Kathydavtho, Manager at Best Western King Salmon Motel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for the review. We strive to accommodate our guest. We need customers reviews so we know what we need to correct. Again, thank you for taking the time to fill out a review.
I really didn't enjoy my stay here. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. Sure they are doing some remodeling but the beds were old and lumpy, the walls are paper thing you can hear everything. Never coming back
Kathydavtho, General Manager at Best Western King Salmon Motel, responded to this review
I am so sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We are replacing beds a little at a time. We are now working on our exterior. We hope that we have to opportunity to change your mind about our motel. Please call our motel and tell us what upset you so badly. We would like to make it right.
My wife an I stayed here driving back from Homer to Anchorage. Check in was a breeze with a wonderful clerk!! Recently upgraded room was nice and clean!! Two breakfast vouchers for 15 dollars each at the restaurant next door were great!! I was just good!!
Excellent, Its a no hassel hotel, for people like me who do business but dont want to be bothered by staff. I would recommend this hotel to my friends. With all the admenties, laundry and parking its great for weekend people like me
The Best Western in Soldotna is a great place to crash for a few nights if you are in that area. The staff are always friendly and helpful, the restaurant has great food, and the laundry area is a great addition - especially if you are fishing! Oh! and the beds are wonderful!
Gave this a five for the value, not necessarily the luxury. We stayed here with three kids for a wrestling tournament - beds were comfortable and the rates were reasonable. They have the sanitary tv remotes and nice big tvs. Maybe not a feature we'd normally seek but definitely a plus. Front desk staff was very friendly. Plenty of hot water, which is not the same for all the chain hotels in the area. They give meal vouchers for the restaurant next door, with a full menu which makes this place even more of a value. Had one of the best breakfast burritos ever - lasted two meals!
Beds were hard, pipe noise in the walls, black water in shower in the morning. Free breakfast was good but not enough wait staff. The staff did not address my concerns basically said there was nothing they could do bc there was no rooms left
right next to the hwy but because it is in a 35mph speed zone there isn't the bad hwy noise. Wonderful people at the front desk. Bed was so comfortable I didn't want to get up and go to work. Over all it is a well thought out place to stay.
The rooms are good sized, the beds are comfortable and they offer a "complimentary" full breakfast in the restaurant across the parking lot. Only "downside", while it is a two story property, there is no elevator.
The room was clean. Cleaner than most. The service was better than most. The amenities were excellent. There is a nice park next too it. There is a nice affordable laundry facility next door. The food at the restaurant is great. It was so good that I never went to another restaurant while I was there. It was reasonably priced for Alaska. It is close to fishing, hiking, the ocean, hunting, all the things I wanted to do. It was near sporting good and grocery stores. The room had a kitchenette. I also felt safe. Some best westerns are in busy unsafe parts of town. It was safe and quiet!
I was nervous about booking a room here simply because my last stay (maybe 8 years ago?) was not real comfortable. I was delighted to find the improvements and upgrades when I walked into my room this time. The bed was very comfortable (one of the improvements) and the little things like free snacks in the room and the "green" changes were pretty cool. The only reason I could not give an excellent rating was because my air conditioner had some issues and would just stop. I would give it a few minutes and start it up again. Also, having a room on the end closest to the main drag was a bit noisy. I travel with a sound machine which took care of most of that. My room was spotless and the staff was awesome! Remember, if you have a problem with stairs to request a downstairs room. No elevator.
I stayed at this hotel in July 2016. The room was very spacious, and also very clean. It appeared to have been remodeled fairly recently. The room was also very comfortable. The blackout curtains were some of the best I have seen in a while. (Summer in Alaska) I only have a couple of complaints. To me they were minor, that is why I am still giving them a three star rating. Here they are: 1) The free breakfast that was included in my room stay was at a restaurant next to the hotel. This is all well and good, but the restaurant did not open until 7:00. This is not that big of a deal, but most hotels I have stayed at, the breakfast starts at 6:00 or 6:30. Like the restaurant, the workout facility that was advertised on their website, was in a building next to the hotel. It was closed for business. In other words, they advertised a workout facility on their website, but they didn't have one when I stayed. As mentioned above, I had to leave early. I think I left the hotel around 6:30 in the morning. Unfortunately, the hotel is understaffed, because I had to go out of my way to knock on the doors of the hotel to wake up the person on duty, so that I could check out. They were very nice and accommodated me, but I felt weird waking them up. Overall, despite the issues mentioned above, I would stay here again. Honestly though, I am not sure I would recommend this hotel to a client though.
Room was cozy, comfortable and quiet. Staff very courteous and helpful. Stay included a voucher for full size breakfast, which had a variety of choices. Ask about Elvira the moose...sweet story! Will definitely stay again! :)
Our room on the ground floor was quite spacious, nice snacks in room and cookies at front desk, good firm beds. You park your car right outside your door. No elevator so if you have issues with steps, ask for a ground floor room. A coupon voucher for a breakfast in the restaurant located adjacent to the hotel offered a buffet or you could use the coupon to order from the menu. The front desk guy was extremely nice and even opened up the adjoining building where the ice machine is located and also a laundromat. Located on the main highway thru Soldotna. A good choice for a night's rest.
We have a house here but its rented for the winter. Decided to stay here and so glad we did. Room is spacious, clean, has the typical bed (comfy), chairs, table and refrig. Comes with a coffeemaker which has tea, coffee and hot chocolate, also waters on the table are free. Closet has ironing board and a really nice working iron. Came with plenty of towels. One of the nicest things they do is the blanket from the bed is washed and in a cleaner bag in the dresser drawer. When you check in they are very pleasant and cookies are waiting for you to enjoy. With our stay we also received a $15 per person voucher for breakfast at their detached restaurant What a nice surprise this restaurant is, the breakfasts were really good with amazing portions - we stayed 6 days so we had something different everyday and it was all excellent. Would I stay here again- you bet! Would I recommend this to our friends - you bet! Downside to staying sort of is they are exterior doors and no elevator but is only a 2 story building. We had no noise issues what so ever and I would say we had one of the closest rooms to the street- I would stay in it again. They do have rooms further off the street and backside. They also have a laundry room building and separate showers which I think is for people that stay in the small RV area. Free wifi too!
Loved it here. It's perfect for the traveler who is looking for a central location in the Kenai peninsula. The hotel is on one of the main highways in town, so it's easy to get in and out to your destination. However, it's fr enough back that I never heard the traffic noise. I normally don't prefer to stay in a motel, but I do have to tell you I loved being able to walk out the room and into my car! Also, while I haven't lived in Soldotna, it strikes me as the kind of town that you don't need to lock you house every time you leave it. The owner has to be an outdoors man! There are hunting and fishing pictures and even stories on the wall in the check in desk. They understand people that are there to hunt, fish, or camp and explore because they do it too. It seems to me like it's been designed for the traveler who is on an adventure, doesn't want to camp, and is looking for real value on their trip. The staff is excellent! Friendly, competent, and responsive. I think they enjoyed working there! Any requests had were immediately considered and fulfilled. I noticed the never-empty cookie jar at the check in desk, which is a nice touch if you've been on the road all day. The rooms are clean, look like they've been remodeled recently- new furniture, newer Alaska-themed carpeting, and large enough that two people were never feel crowded. The room had a mini-fridge and microwave, so if you're trying to save some money, you love them. There's free WIFI and cable TV. Also worth mentioning is that the beds were comfortable and had 4 - 6 pillows, each of a different kind. If you're choosy about the pillow, you should be happy here. The showers are good. They offer bar soap, but have the gel-type dispensers for body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. A couple of other offerings that make them unique. Breakfast is included, but it's at the family-style restaurant right next door. No buffet here, just excellent breakfast meals in a sit down restaurant no more that 50 feet away. If you run out of clean clothes, or didn't want to check in an extra bag, just take them right behind the hotel to the laundromat! If you're like me, on a fishing trip or hunting trip and your favorite gear got muddy, this may be a valuable and convenient location. Overall, had an excellent stay here. A great location, great staff, a spacious, comfortable room, with good bedding, free breakfast next door, and enough fridge and microwave to save money, or eat what and when you want. Overall a great value.
This is a motel and by nature has some challenges. over all, the bed was pretty firm and comfy, very clean, nice amenities like snacks, coffee and water in room which I appreciated. Microwave and refrigerator as well. Overall a nice place to stay. The bad? If you have noisy neighbors it makes for a long night. This only happened one of the nights I was there. With no interior walkway, I could hear people talking outside their doors and walking up and down the stairs. Also people standing outside their room smoking was obnoxious as I could smell it. If you have mobility issues, please note there is no elevator to second level so you must be able to schlep your bags up the stairs. I again, think these are challenges with a motel set up in general and not exclusive to this property. By the way, if decor is your main concern, this is NOT your place! : )
From the road, this looks like an old-fashioned motel...which it pretty much is. But the room was very comfortable, spacious and quiet. We stayed at the far end, away from the road. Spending two weeks on the road and not wanting to over-pack, the laundromat that is part of the hotel complex was a welcomed feature, allowing us to "freshen" our suitcases for the rest of the trip. For the Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna is as urban as it gets. This hotel is centrally located with many restaurants nearby. Breakfast was included at the restaurant next door. It was generous and well prepared. So taken as a whole, the Best Western, Soldotna adds up to a bargain.
We stayed here for a night over the Labor Day weekend holiday. The check in clerk was SUPER friendly and told us all about the moose photos in the lobby area, as well as the amenities available to us. She gave us the vouchers for breakfast (or any meal) at the King Salmon Restaurant, which is in the same parking lot. Our room was 208, on the upper floor. There's not an elevator here, so if you have mobility issues, ask for a ground floor room. The room was quite large and had two queen beds, plus a small table and chairs. It seems as if everything was recently renovated: the carpet was a new "lodge" themed print, furniture was new and the bathroom was a decent size as well. We really liked that the hotel gave us 2 bottles of water, some fruit snacks and peanut butter crackers as a welcome. Also, they provide the standard toiletries plus shower caps, makeup remover towels, etc. There are a lot of nice little touches! Admittedly, it wasn't as comfy as other beds I slept. For the price, especially with meals and snacks, we really enjoyed it. I would definitely stay here again!
Motel was great, roomy, convenient. Breakfast was included. The restaurant is next door to the motel. Beds were comfortable. Wifi was good. Location is good. Stayed 2 nights while touring area. The price was very competitive. It drops on September 1, so we got really good value. The location is convenient for exploring Kenai, Homer, and the fishing areas.
Older style motel with exterior entrances, but has been updated. Very clean with microwave, fridge, 2 cup coffeemaker. Included 2 bottles of water and couple bagged snacks. Sink in main room, toilet and shower in there own small room. Nice lady at check in. They give you $15 voucher per person for breakfast at a resturant in the parking lot. Food was delicious, service was quick and very courteous. Our plans changed to stay in area to fish so will go back and spend another night! Only issue for some people may be traffic noise, we had AC on and it drowned out noise while it was running.
Clean and well kept rooms, with nice set up. Includes full breakfast including hot fresh coffee each morning. Friendly staff who helped with directions, maps and information. Ample parking, with easy access to vehicles for loading and unloading. Although the rooms are priced near, at or over $200 for a plain Best Western, the price is actually less than most other local motels in the area, and the going rates for the local.
The hotel does not have an elevator and the non-smoking rooms are on the second floor. Check in was easy and nice. The Front Desk had our room packet ready to go when we arrived. Check in was easy. The room is fine. There was a refrigerator and microwave as well as coffee maker. There was bottled water for us and snack crackers and fruit chews. We hung the towels to re-use the 2nd day but we were given fresh towels anyway. The WiFi worked well as did the TV. The shampoo, conditional and body wash are in a dispenser in the tub. A delightful bonus was breakfast at the King Salmon Restaurant. We had a voucher for each day for a $15 breakfast each. We only paid the tip for the meal though we noticed that some others did not even leave a tip. The only problem I had was that the bed coverlet was very heavy (as in the weight). If you find heavy coverings oppressive then you will want to bring a blanket.
This was a wonderful motel! The rooms are kept very clean and the daily service is fantastic. It's an older building, but mgmnt keeps its standards high and it shows. We stayed here for a family vacation of fishing and hiking. It's so nice to drive right up to the door to get our things loaded and unloaded. The hotel offers meal vouchers to the restaurant in the lot in lieu of breakfast at the hotel. For a family of 5, this was a huge bonus! The only thing we'd change is its location. It's off from the river and not really within walking distance. If that's ok with you, this is the place to stay!
The location of the BW was good. The beds were ok. The room was large, and clean. And the black out curtains helped get a good night sleep. Lots of channels on the TV was nice. The breakfast at the restaurant was very good. Any choice on the menu up to $15 per coupon. The staff was friendly and very eager to please.
Wife and I traveled to Alaska for a wedding. Choose this hotel as part of our trip and was pleased with this location. Rooms have been renovated and the upgrade is very attractive. Checkin was painless and quick. No elevator so plan on stairs to the second floor. Area clean and quiet while we were there, even though it was full both nights. This time of year it stays full evidently. Breakfast comes free w/voucher at the restaurant next door - full breakfast you can order off menu. Cleaning staff friendly and helpful. Checkout was quick and easy. Recommend this location for your visit to Soldotna.
We had a second floor room (back side room 213) that had both a king and a queen bed, a small refrigerator, small microwave, air conditioning, tv, free wi-fi, free parking, and a $15 voucher for each of us for two days' breakfasts (or to use at any time between 6 AM and 8 PM). People complain in other reviews about the expense of the hotel - they don't get that for this place to operate, they make their money during the three months a year when there are fish to be had. People stay during that time, and the rest of the year there are few visitors to rent rooms. You can't operate if you can't pay the bills year round. Go to Florida or Arizona or Hawaii during the "high season" and compare their hotel room prices to what it's like in the off season. No different. We'd highly recommend this play for being clean, modern, a very large room, and having great staff. We will stay here again when we visit Soldotna.
We booked this hotel unseen and wasn't sure if the location would work for us but it did as it was close to the roads we needed to be. It is not a scenic hotel but it was clean and quiet with lots of room. It worked for us.
My friends and I stayed at this location during peak season, which pretty much anytime during July. Which is little more on the expensive side. Pro: -Staff was friendly and gave us a lot of information. -You can buy fishing licenses here. -My booking included breakfast, which was a full breakfast and the restaurant just next to the hotel. It was basically a $15 voucher per person. -Internet was fast. -AC working well. -Good parking, can park RVs Con: -Room are a little outdated, but clean. Bathroom fan was loud. -Expensive.
We booked here for dipnetting. It was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The booking price included a breakfast voucher at the restaurant next door. Very good value compared to other hotels in the area.
a fair place to stay, on a busy highway, but for passing through was a pretty good stay. The room was large , and quiet but the resturant opened too late in the morning for you. Seems to be a main place to stay in town.
The Best Western King Salmon Hotel is a very nice choice when visiting the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. Hotel is very well located to access places Soldotna, Homer, and Seward within a reasonable drive. Breakfast is available from a restaurant across the parking lot. Food there is excellent with large portions and good service. Hotel rooms are spacious and met expectations for comfort and cleanliness. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.
The hotel is fine for a stopover and the breakfast voucher for the restaurant next door is great. We liked the king bed so much that we looked at the label in case we need to buy one soon. There's an RV park next door so you can use the large laundry room if needed.
A typical Best Western room with two queen beds. Three of us had enough room, towels, etc. This BW did not have an attached restaurant, however they gave each of us two vouchers, worth $15, for use at a restaurant in the adjacent parking lot. That place had a nice varied menu; we used our vouchers for breakfast which was plentiful. This BW is a bot off the main route through Soldotna, but closer to the place our Bear Viewing flight operated from. The prices are a bit high in AK during the summer months, compared to US prices, but everything costs more in AK !
Wanting to stay in a ‘private' RV park so we could have amenities like water, electric & sewer hookups for a night, we found this place in downtown Soldotna. It's as the name implies a motel with an RV park in back. The RV park is pretty much a gravel parking lot with hookups. No tables, no fire pits (can't have fires due to city regulations I guess), no grass. It's basically here to park in while you (I guess) are out fishing all day. There is a laundry & shower ($$) in a separate building. It's close to a busy road so the road noise is ever present. They advertise (in our BCAA camping book) free wi-fi but like most RV parks it doesn't really work. If you walk up to the office you can get wi-fi … but not in the park. Sort of misleading, but typical.
The people here were extremely friendly. The rooms were big, clean and air-conditioned. The breakfast at the King Salmon Restaurant (you get a voucher) was way beyond what we expected as you literally order off a full menu or wait for a buffet on Sundays. All in all, great price (when so many others are much higher priced in the summer), great people, great breakfast.
Clean friendly and good location. Excellent restaurant. Good price We used this site to travel from to Kenai and around Soldotna. Fishing in the area was good and scenery beautiful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area. Easy to reach and close to tourist spots
I stayed here while visiting the Kenai Peninsula. This hotel is in the middle and any easy car ride to Homer or Kenai. I visited the first week of June. I saw moose and their babies on the drive to Homer. You get free breakfast at the restaurant adjacent to the hotel. The breakfast was great. I recommend the pancakes. Very Good. Egg White and Veggies, Home Fires and Toast Excellent as well. The staff were very nice. The hotel no longer has the gym, I did not know until I arrived. I stayed here last year and they had it but not this year they say they are trying to have their own. Rooms are clean and you get bottle water throughout stay and snacks on your first night stay. I will defiantly stay here again. They also have a great laundry area.
Though not particularly appealing from the outside, this motel has clean and spacious rooms. The front desk is cordial and efficient, though checking in with a group ( I am a small tour leader) can take more time than seems necessary. Breakfast is at a motel-owned restaurant across the parking lot and is generous, exceeding what a typical motel breakfast provides. Be advised that this property does not have an elevator. Good place to stay while in Soldotna.
We enjoyed our stay. The room was newly updated and very clean. The first morning after breakfast, we came back to the room and the maid was already cleaning the room. We told her to just continue as we were just picking up some things and would be leaving the room. We left her a $5 tip on the bed. She continued cleaning the bathroom. When we returned later the $5 tip was gone and one of the beds wasn't made! I'm sure it was just an oversight. We didn't complain, since we were going to check out the next morning. Other than that, we had a nice stay. You could hear some talking outside of our room during the night, but that's typical of a motel. We were at the end of the building, away from the street, so there wasn't any road noise. Since it was daylight for 24 hours a day, the blackout curtain would have worked better if it had been wider and longer than the window. It let in some light, but it wasn't bothersome. All in all, it was a very good motel.
Rooms were clean and roomy. The beds were just right. I stay here every time I'm in town. Centrally located close to everything you need. Quiet area. Free breakfast you order off the menu. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
This is your basic motel but it comes with a few good features. It is well-located with ready access to highways, stores and restaurants in Soldotna and Kenai. The room are clean and come with refrigerators, microwaves and coffeemakers. The beds are remarkably comfortable as well. The two main things I worry about when I stay at a property such was this is excessive noise and uncomfortable beds. This hotel was quiet and the beds were great. Overall, a good experience and at a very reasonable rate.
They are just way to firm. I stay there because it's a Best Western, but I dread it every time because I never get a fitful rest. A couple times I pack a sleeping bag just so my bed is a little more comfortable.
The hotel is clean and in good condition for an older hotel. The complimentary breakfast (a $15 voucher) is well prepared in the adjacent restaurant. This is the hotel I try to stay in when I travel in this area.
King Salmon Best Western!! Sounds great! Interior is pretty, has the Alaska feel for sure! Then you get into your room and notice the bathroom issues... runny toilets aren't a big deal (two different rooms), I ignored that. I could NOT ignore the bed! I literally felt like I was sleeping on cardboard. Worst. Beds. Ever. I've stayed at many Best Westerns, this did NOT have the same feel.
At first I was skeptical but all that went away when I met Teresa who checked us in. We got a great price and she filled us in on great reward programs available. There was a jar with fresh cookies from a local bakery which she offered us. The room was clean, large and well equipped with a microwave, refrigerator and nice-sized TV. The breakfast was over the top being at the next door restaurant. Couldn't have been happier!
Friendly Motel. Good sized rooms. Dining next door with generous size breakfast. Laundry on site, is a bonus for travellers. Several vantage points within short distance for spotting wildlife such as moose and caribou.
Motel staff is friendly and helpful. My stay was during the New Years week. The staff let me know ahead of time that the office would be closed on New Years day and made sure I had extra linens and supplies. The restaurant next door has good food and the internet is reliable.
Room was excellent value for cost. Not fancy but clean aand very comfortable. Breakfast voucher was for Best Western restaurant across parking lot - excellent breakfast. Would highly recommend, location just off freeway. Easy to find and good location for other places in Soldotna.
The rooms and bathrooms are very clean. They offer all the comfort you need. Restaurant is located right next to the hotel. You receive a 15$ voucher (each) which you can use for a meal or breakfast. Breakfast was great, dinner could be better. Great service though. The hotel staff is helpful. It's busy around the hotel because there also is an RV park. SUPER EQUIPPED laundromat. What a treat to find even folding tables.
Soldotna Best Western. Our room at this motel was extremely hot and uncomfortable. The beds were hard as rocks and the entrance to our room was litter with deck construction derbies. when we asked for help we were told to put a box fan in the window. this did not help and we got a poor nights sleep because of the 85 degree room temp. I would not recommend this motel to anyone.
The hotel was clean, good beds and quiet even though it was full of salmon fisherman. There is a diner about 100 yards from the hotel. The hotel gives its guests $15 vouchers for food. You can choose from the entire menu and are not limited to breakfast only. The staff were o.k., check in is at 4:00 p.m. and they were pretty ridged on this. Overall a good place to stay.
Booked at the last minute and was lucky to get a room as it was salmon fishing season. Big room, comfy beds, all amenities except A/C (there is a fan). Great restaurant next door that you get a voucher for breakfast. Had the best Chimi ever for dinner and a super reindeer sausage skillet for breakfast. Nice gym two door down that guests can use for free. Staff is very helpful. A good laundry is adjacent to the property. Glad I got a room.
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