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4.0 out of 5

"The picture is a lie. The hotel does not look like this. I thought I was booking in a quite wooded area and that was not the case. Located text next t ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 03 Apr 2021

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Hotel Description

3-star lodge near Soldotna Homestead Museum

Near the airport

You'll find Soldotna Homestead Museum and Soldotna Creek Park within a 15-minute walk of this Soldotna lodge. Centennial Park and Soldotna Regional Sports Complex are also within 2 miles (3 km).


A bar/lounge and a picnic area are featured at this lodge, along with free self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. Laundry facilities and barbecue grills are also provided.

Classic Single Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$99* Per night/room Dec 10 - Dec 11

Classic Double Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Kenai River Lodge ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Kenai River Lodge

Everyone (6) Couples (1)
3 out of 5
The picture is a lie. The hotel does not look like this. I thought I was booking in a quite wooded area and that was not the case. Located text next to a very busy road. The room how ever very very nice. Bed was comfortable, bath room nice and spacious. I would stay again was just very miss lead from the picture.

Posted by on Apr 3, 2021

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5 out of 5
Easy location with clean, quiet, and modern rooms with Wifi and TV. Really comfortable bed. I love the lodge rustic but modern feel and awesome views of the river. Friendly staff and check in. My personal favorite was private access (for guests only) to the river front for BBQ, lounge, or fishing. They have elevated fishing platforms and although I did not take my fishing gear (BTW: Not allowed in the rooms) around 9 PM in about 30 minutes time I watched a guy pull 4 large King Salmon from the river for catch-and-release. I do not know what bait he was using but wow they were jumping. Much better luck than the public platforms on the other side of the river. If you do not want to go deep in the wilderness but still have good fishing off the Kenai river I would recommend this place. Easy quick drive to the airport for bear viewing tours, across the river is a great diner (Caribou Family Restaurant), and down-the-street from Safeway great easy access location. My wife is strict about the place must be clean, with clean smelling towels and this passed her test. Will stay again.

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018

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3 out of 5

On the Kenai River

Pros: Easy to find, average pricing for this location, Soldotna is a tourist town with little to offer except the Kenai River, jump off for hunting trips
Cons: Nothing bad, all was acceptable
Location: Hunting and fishing and some back country adventures
Older hotel, well maintained, on the river where you can watch fishing and catching. Nothing special but clean and friendly.

Posted by , from Washington on Aug 31, 2015

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5 out of 5

Location, location, location.

Pros: The room was comfortable and the proximity to the highway did not effect our sleep. Enjoyed the outside seating area. Spacious room.
Cons: Because of the lounge, there was a shortage of parking when we returned one evening, as in no parking.
Location: This is the most convenient location in Soldotna for sightseeing and activities outside of the city. We walked to restaurants, visitor center, etc.
Stayed 2 nights prior to checking into the fishing lodge. Good location to familiarize with the area.

Posted by , from Seattle on Aug 25, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel

Good place to stay if your going to fish the river

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015

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4 out of 5

Great, except for road noise.

Nice hotel with nice staff. Room was comfortable and the location is very convenient. The Lodge is right next to the Sterling highway and you will hear thew road noise if you leave your windows open to keep the room cool.

Posted by , from Austin, Texas on Jun 28, 2015

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4 out of 5

small clean and would stay again

Location: It was close to resturants,stores and gas stations
Tired of staying in the large tourist congested hotels. Well this is a great change it is small and quaint. My family enjoyed it over the large over crowded over priced hotels. I would stay here again.

Posted by , from Cleveland Ohio on Jun 3, 2015

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Property Features

As a guest of Kenai River Lodge, you'll find barbecue grills, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Soldotna lodge.

  • 1 building
  • 28 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Kenai River Lodge offers 28 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 10 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 10 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Kenai River Lodge


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. 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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

  • Kenai Lodge
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  • Kenai River Lodge Hotel Soldotna
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  • Kenai River Lodge Alaska/Soldotna
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You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.