Where to Stay in Alaska
Discover Alaska's best hotels, wilderness lodges, cabins, & more
Where to Stay in Alaska
How to Choose?
In other destinations, visitors often choose lodging based on location, amenities, and price. Those are important, but in Alaska, there are other factors to consider. Speciality lodges give you front-row viewing to bears in the wild, while B&Bs introduce you to a local Alaskan willing to help you make the most of your time in Alaska. We'll help you decide which is right for you.
What type of lodging is right for me?
In towns across Alaska you'll find hotels (locally owned or chain), B&Bs, cabin and/or house rentals, and what we refer to as roadside adventure lodges, which have a remote wilderness lodge feel, but are easily accessed from the road system.
There are also speciality lodges that focus on one activity, like bear viewing or fishing. Select a speciality lodge in the same way you'd select a town, planning to spend a few days to discover the area and the experience.
Finally, there are remote wilderness lodges accessible by plane or boat. Wilderness lodges offer a range of activities. Fish, search for wildlife, take a nature walk, enjoy a cooking class or evening program, and more. Above all else, these are luxury experiences. Plan to spend 2+ nights.
What are the price ranges?
During the summer season (June through August), expect to pay $175 per room per night for an economy lodge, $275 for a mid-range hotel, and $360+ for a luxury stay. There are sometimes discounted rooms available in the "shoulder season", the last two weeks of May and the first two weeks of September. For more budgeting tips, try our trip cost calculator.
What are the benefits of a specialty lodge?
A remote wilderness, fishing, or bear viewing lodge are all-inclusive of activities and meals, and are a destination in and of themselves. You should plan to spend the same amount of time at a speciality lodge as you would in any other destination in Alaska (2-3 nights, minimum). Rates can range from $400 - $2000 / night, but when you break it down and consider that they can include activities like bear viewing ($750+), a full day of guided fishing ($250+), meals ($60 - $100 / day), and flightseeing ($250+) -- the cost quickly justifies itself. Plus, these are luxury stays in some of the most secluded and beautiful areas of Alaska.