More than 100 lodging options crowd the Sterling-Soldotna-Kenai area, from rustic cabins to riverside wilderness lodges. Visitors center racks are crammed with descriptive flyers, and the chamber’s website (www.soldotnachamber.com) has links to most of these. Many local lodges provide freezers for your freshly caught fish.
Aspen Hotel (326 Binkley Circle, 907/260-7736 or 888/308-7848, www.aspenhotelsak.com, $179 d) is a large, well-managed, and modern place with an indoor pool, a whirlpool tub, Wi-Fi, an exercise facility, and breakfast. Rooms have fridges and microwaves, and it’s right on the river.
Not far away is another sprawling motel, Kenai River Lodge (393 Riverside Dr., 907/262-4292 or 800/977-4292, www.kenairiverlodge.com, $105–126 d) with rooms facing the river.
Best Western King Salmon Motel (35545 Kenai Spur Hwy., 907/262-5857 or 888/262-5857, www.bestwestern.com, $189–199 d) has large rooms with fridges and Wi-Fi. A restaurant is on the property.
The website of the Kenai Peninsula B&B Association (866/436-2266, www.kenaipeninsulabba.com) provides links to Soldotna B&Bs.
Recommended places include:
- Longmere Lake Lodge B&B
- Alaskan Dream B&B
907/260-3147 or 888/326-3147
- Call of the River B&B
© Don Pitcher from Moon Alaska, 10th Edition