Overview of MT. Mckinley Princess Lodge

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4.2 / 5Very Good
43 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar


What's nearby

Popular LocationAlaska Veteran's Memorial23 min drive
Popular LocationDenali State Park24 min drive
Popular LocationByers Lake24 min drive
AirportTalkeetna, AK (TKA)63 min drive

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    About this area

    Trapper Creek

    MT. Mckinley Princess Lodge is located in Trapper Creek. Alaska Veteran's Memorial is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Denali State Park and Byers Lake.

    Visit our Trapper Creek travel guide
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Alaska Veteran's Memorial - 23 min drive
    • Denali State Park - 24 min drive
    • Byers Lake - 24 min drive
    • Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station - 63 min drive
    • Talkeetna Riverfront Park - 63 min drive

    Getting around

    • Talkeetna Station - 63 min drive
    • Anchorage, AK (ANC-Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.) - 165 min drive

    About this property

    MT. Mckinley Princess Lodge

    Lodge in Trapper Creek with restaurant and outdoor pool
    This lodge features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and gift shops/newsstands. This lodge has 460 rooms.
    MT. Mckinley Princess Lodge offers 460 accommodations.

    Property amenities

    Food and drink

    1 restaurant
    1 bar

    Things to do

    Outdoor pool

    Family friendly

    Outdoor pool


    Gift shop/newsstand

    Guest services

    Tour/ticket assistance

    Room amenities


    Cable/satellite channels





    Check-in time starts at 03:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Payment types at the property

    JCB International
    American Express

    Important information

    You need to know

    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.

    Property is also known as

    MT. Mckinley Princess Lodge Trapper Creek
    MT. Mckinley Princess Trapper Creek
    MT Mckinley Princess Trapper
    Mt Mckinley Princess
    MT. Mckinley Princess Lodge Lodge
    MT. Mckinley Princess Lodge Trapper Creek
    MT. Mckinley Princess Lodge Lodge Trapper Creek

    Guest reviews

    Very Good
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Lovely hill top lodge hours away from Denali

    My first impression of the lodge was not a very flattering one. The rooms had minimal facilities and lacked wifi. But this place's true beauty lies outside of it's rooms. Situated in a very beautiful location, the lodge has lovely surroundings and very homely atmosphere provided by it's common guest area. The guest area is where all activity happens. There's a nice bar, restaurant, fireplace with comfy chairs around it, board games, puzzles. The place has a warm, comfortable aura where you can easily spend your entire day while overlooking gorgeous views. Will definitely be going back here if I ever visit Denali again.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2017


    The hotel packed up our stuff a day early.

    Hotels near Denali were hard to find. We booked this thinking it would be a nice hotel at a reasonable cost. It is a couple hours from Denali National Park. It is a huge place with 20+ buildings. They have a lot of stuff going on at the hotel but were really just used it as a base camp for day trips to Denali. The restaurants were ok and not as expensive as I thought they might be. My only real complaint is they checked us out a day early. We had just ordered dinner and drinks at the Lynx Pizza place in Healy following the 8 hour shuttle trip out to Eielson and back. I turned my phone on and received a voicemail from the hotel asking me to make arrangements to pick up our luggage. It was 10pm and I had no idea what they were talking about. I called the hotel. The person was very nice but explained that our reservation had ended earlier that day. and they "packed up" our things. We got back to the hotel around 1am and found all of our stuff thrown into our suit cases. We were able to confirm we had our passports, wallets, jewelry, medicine but we continued to have to search for things through the next morning. We still haven't found a few inexpensive things. It was VERY FRUSTRATING!!! The next morning, they determined someone in the Princess home office made a mistake and offered us a breakfast voucher. The voucher was no where close to the trouble they put us through.

    Pros: Reasonable prices for the hotel and restaurant.

    Cons: I understand they made a mistake but I thought they should have comped us the room for all the trouble they put us through.

    Location: The hotel is isolated but they appear to have things to do there. Like everywhere we went, the clouds kept us from seeing Denali from the hotel.

    5/5 Excellent

    Best hotel in the area

    Very well run....accommodations don't get better than this in Alaska. The view of Mt Mckinley was phenomenal!!

    Pros: The view


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
    • Disliked: Room comfort

    Not too bad

    Not really in Trapper Creek proper. 30 miles or so north of where I thought it would be. Overall, a decent place to stay but the beds need to be thrown away and replaced with all new mattresses.

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Wonderful trip

    We lived in Alaska for 30+years and have always enjoyed staying at the lodge. It a wonderful place to explore and go to Byers lake for a hike. Good food and fun.