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:
907/260-3147 or 888/326-3147