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All properties in Denali National Park, Alaska, United States of America
1 room, 2 adults

McKinley Chalet Resort

3.5-star3.5 stars
Milepost 238.5 George Parks Hwy, Denali National Park, AK, 99755, United States of America

Mountain resort with 2 restaurants, near Denali National Park Visitors Center
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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  • The best thing about this property was the proximity to the Denali National Park. Second…Sep 16, 2019
  • I loved the overall experience, beautiful location views, nice restaraunts, outdoor…Sep 16, 2019

McKinley Chalet Resort

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What’s around McKinley Chalet Resort


  • In a national park
  • Denali National Park Visitors Center - 1 min walk
  • Wilderness Access Center - 1 min walk
  • Denali National Park - 1 min walk
  • Black Diamond Golf Course - 9 mi / 14.4 km
  • Stampede Trailhead - 20.1 mi / 32.3 km

Getting around

  • Fairbanks Intl. Airport (FAI) - 126 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 483 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Free onsite extended parking


  • Area shuttle within 2 mi*

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
Things to do
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 28
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Canyon Steakhouse - This steakhouse specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Karstens Public House - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Music of Denali - This theme restaurant specializes in barbecue. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

McKinley Chalet Resort’s small print

Also known as

  • McKinley Chalets
  • McKinley Chalet Resort Resort
  • McKinley Chalet Resort Denali National Park
  • McKinley Chalet Resort Resort Denali National Park
  • McKinley Chalets Denali National Park
  • McKinley Chalets Hotel
  • McKinley Chalets Hotel Denali National Park
  • Hotel Mckinley Chalet
  • McKinley Chalet Resort Denali National Park
  • McKinley Chalet Denali National Park
  • McKinley Chalet
  • Mckinley Chalet Hotel Denali National Park And Preserve


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 12 and USD 25 per person (approximately)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for McKinley Chalet Resort

  • Does McKinley Chalet Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, McKinley Chalet Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at McKinley Chalet Resort?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at McKinley Chalet Resort?
    Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
  • Are pets allowed at McKinley Chalet Resort?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at McKinley Chalet Resort?
    You can check in starting at 4 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near McKinley Chalet Resort?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring seafood. Nearby restaurants include Thai & Chinese Food To Go (3-min walk), Black Bear Coffee House (5-min walk), and Subway (5-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 339 reviews

Very good 8.0
Lots of restaurants opportunity. A little far to walk to. Taking luggage to the 2nd floor is hard.
us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
The resort is set up for bus tours. Parking, except in the front of the hotel, is away from your room and complex. Wi-fi is only in the two common areas. Make sure you adjust your expectations, then you will have a good time.
Jay, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Be prepared to walk across some paths from parking lot to room cluster/house (there are many mini clusters of rooms). Find out how far you will be from parking if you don't want to walk far. You can drop off luggage at front door but if the closer lots are full, may have to walk far. That said, security was really nice and drove us to the parking area, driving us back to the lodge where our room was after we parked. We saw faint Northern Lights even though they didn't call us as we signed up to be notified. So if you really want to see them, look North yourself, hehe, from time to time.
us1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Didn't get the room type we requested. We requested a king room and got the room with a double bed, single bed and hide a bed couch. Parking was very far away from the room. Steak house food was good. Staff was very nice and helpful. Very close to the Denali park entrance.
us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Nice bedding good food and ambience. Hotel itself is super noisy in the rooms. Guests catching the trains are up early slamming heavy doors
Alyce, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The outdoor seating with fireplaces and food/drinks
us3 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
I reserved this hotel 3 months ago for a room with a King bed. Upon arrival, I was informed they had no rooms with King or Queen beds left, and was forced to take a double bed. This was not mentioned as even a possibility on the website. It is totally unacceptable.
WILLIAM, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Every Thing is a short walk from your room. Comfortable, clean and tidy.
au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Completely satisfied! Nice amenities. Very comfortable in room. Excellent breakfast at the village.
us1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
The hotel was was overpriced and terrible. The only redeeming quality was the fire pit and center of the resort. The rooms are motel like and do NOT resemble the pictures at all. We travelled on our honeymoon and splurged on this hotel. We were given a full bed and a twin bed. When we asked for a queen room, we were told that they couldn’t do it because we booked through a third party website. They give priority to all cruise guests. We stayed for two nights and they weren’t able to switch us the second night either. The room was clean but completely outdated. Do NOT stay here! There are many other places that look nicer. Also, the staff was exhausted and short. They also lacked knowledge of rules and information about the resort. We were given false information and other staff had to chase us to correct their peers. Overall, it was a terrible experience. The only redeeming factor was the national park. We wish we stayed at a cabin on the outskirts of town or a nearby hotel with better rooms.
us2 night romance trip

McKinley Chalet Resort