Denali Park Hotel is a family and pet friendly hotel. It's a great hotel near Denali National Park.

Many people are absolutely shocked at the cost of hotels near Denali National Parks. To be honest hotels near any national park are expensive, but Denali seems to be even more so. Nevertheless, Denali Park Hotel offers clean, comfortable and charming accommodations at a family friendly price.

Where is Denali Park Hotel?

Located along the Parks Highway in Healy, Alaska Denali Park Hotel is an easy drive from the park. Following along the Tanana River for about twenty minutes the trip is absolutely stunning with mountains and valleys and gorgeous views of the river. It’s twenty minutes of pure bliss.

Family Friendly Accomodations

Denali Park Hotel is a great place for families with kids to stay. The lobby is actually in an old Alaska Railroad car.

The Old Alaska Railroad car serves as the check in point for the Denali Park Hotel-- a great hotel near Denali.

Surrounded by beautiful mountains the hotel has plenty of space for kids to safely run around and play. The motel style rooms open directly into the parking lot so unloading your car is super easy.

Denali Park Hotel is a great option for families.  The hotel near Denali National Park is also pet friendly.

The rooms are decorated with classic Alaska style quilts. They also have fridges and microwaves. One nice touch is that the sink is outside the bathroom which makes getting ready a breeze.

If you are looking for a hotel near Denali National Park then Denali Park Hotel in Healy, Alaska is a great choice.

Close by

Conveniently located down the street you will find everything from bear spray, snacks and diapers at the Three Bears Alaska.

Located down the street from Denali Park Hotel in Healy, Alaska the Three Bears has all the food and supplies you will need for your visit to Denali.

Also down the street is Rose’s Cafe. Behind it’s unassuming facade you will find kid friendly options and a diner like menu. Portions are huge and the food is really amazing. The bacon is the best I have ever had!

Rose's Cafe in Healy is a wonderful place to stop for food when visiting Denali National Park.


  • Room for kids to play
  • Great location
  • Pet friendly
  • Super ultra clean
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Great Alaska feel
  • Reasonable price (for Denali. It’s still very expensive compared to what you would get in other locations so I listed this as a con too)


  • Very basic for the price (but it’s Alaska….. so actually it’s a great bargain!)

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Final Thoughts:

Denali Park Hotel is a basic, clean accommodation with a friendly atmosphere. Kids will love the free space to run around and the railroad car check in. Parents will love the location close to groceries and family friendly food. If you are looking for a simple but great hotel near Denali National Park this is a great choice!

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About Mary

Mary Stephens holds a degree in international affairs from Georgetown University and a Masters in Teaching from the American University. Mary spent almost twenty years homeschooling her four children and is now navigating post homeschool life in Alaska. She offers personal insights, recipes, homeschooling tips and tricks and travel advice on her website Mary also owns Christopher Travel, a luxury travel company specializing in exquisite vacations around the globe.


  1. Bennett Flaherty on October 24, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Wow, what beautiful views! It’s been on my bucket list since my parents returned last summer and raved about it 🙂

  2. Mikayla on October 26, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    This looks like a beautiful place to stay!! Thank you for sharing! I’ve never been to Alaska, but hopefully I’ll go one day. I’ll definitely keep this in mind!!

  3. Angelika Arroyo on October 26, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Really pretty views! I love how Alaska is all about the rugged wilderness decor (pillow patterns of moose, etc).

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