Loved it here. It's perfect for the traveler who is looking for a central location in the Kenai peninsula. The hotel is on one of the main highways in town, so it's easy to get in and out to your destination. However, it's fr enough back that I never heard the traffic noise.
I normally don't prefer to stay in a motel, but I do have to tell you I loved being able to walk out the room and into my car! Also, while I haven't lived in Soldotna, it strikes me as the kind of town that you don't need to lock you house every time you leave it.
The owner has to be an outdoors man! There are hunting and fishing pictures and even stories on the wall in the check in desk. They understand people that are there to hunt, fish, or camp and explore because they do it too. It seems to me like it's been designed for the traveler who is on an adventure, doesn't want to camp, and is looking for real value on their trip.
The staff is excellent! Friendly, competent, and responsive. I think they enjoyed working there! Any requests had were immediately considered and fulfilled.
I noticed the never-empty cookie jar at the check in desk, which is a nice touch if you've been on the road all day. The rooms are clean, look like they've been remodeled recently- new furniture, newer Alaska-themed carpeting, and large enough that two people were never feel crowded. The room had a mini-fridge and microwave, so if you're trying to save some money, you love them. There's free WIFI and cable TV. Also worth mentioning is that the beds were comfortable and had 4 - 6 pillows, each of a different kind. If you're choosy about the pillow, you should be happy here.
The showers are good. They offer bar soap, but have the gel-type dispensers for body wash, shampoo, and conditioner.
A couple of other offerings that make them unique. Breakfast is included, but it's at the family-style restaurant right next door. No buffet here, just excellent breakfast meals in a sit down restaurant no more that 50 feet away. If you run out of clean clothes, or didn't want to check in an extra bag, just take them right behind the hotel to the laundromat! If you're like me, on a fishing trip or hunting trip and your favorite gear got muddy, this may be a valuable and convenient location.
Overall, had an excellent stay here. A great location, great staff, a spacious, comfortable room, with good bedding, free breakfast next door, and enough fridge and microwave to save money, or eat what and when you want. Overall a great value. less