5 Best Hotels in Homer, The Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska

Alaskan Suites

$$$ | 3255 Sterling Hwy., Homer, AK, 99603, USA

The five modern cabins here each offer a million-dollar view from a hilltop on the west side of Homer. Each cabin contains two queen beds, a kitchenette, full bathrooms, and a gas barbecue grill on the deck. Every cabin is also equipped with a 42-inch flat-screen TV with DVD, satellite connections, and surround sound. Guests can soak in a large hot tub with Kachemak Bay, mountains, glaciers, and three volcanoes as the backdrop.

Pros

  • Crow's-nest views
  • Highway location with no highway noise
  • Quaint but classy

Cons

  • Not within walking distance of anything
  • Views so beautiful you may never want to go home
  • Not as remote as it could be
3255 Sterling Hwy., Homer, AK, 99603, USA
907-299–7450
hotel Details
5 cabins
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Driftwood Inn

$$ | 135 W. Bunnell Ave., Homer, AK, 99603, USA

With an RV park, four deluxe lodges, two cottages, and a historic inn, the Driftwood accommodates a range of travelers. The inn has "ship's quarters" with cedar walls and a pull-down bed, and "European rooms" with queen-size beds, dining-room tables, microwaves, refrigerators, full private baths, and private outside entrances. Downstairs is a comfortable sitting room with a fireplace, TV, books, and videos. A small eating area has self-service coffee, tea, pastries, and cereal. The lodges all sleep 12 to 14 people total or rent as individual rooms with large luxurious living areas, private bathrooms, king-size beds, and stunning views of the bluffs, the ocean, or the mountains.

Pros

  • Accommodations for every budget
  • Relaxed, cozy atmosphere
  • Close to Bishop's Beach

Cons

  • Some of the inn's rooms are small
  • Some rooms are only accessible by stairs
  • Decor a little old-fashioned
135 W. Bunnell Ave., Homer, AK, 99603, USA
907-235–8019
hotel Details
42 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Homer Inn & Spa

$$$ | 895 Ocean Dr. Loop, Homer, AK, 99603, USA

Along with a fabulous view of the ocean, this waterfront boutique inn offers six guest rooms, all decorated with local art and character. All rooms have ocean views, private decks, adjustable king beds, spa showers, and personal hot tubs. Further pampering can be found in the Relax Massage Center with a fully customizable 4D-Massage-Chair and heated Zero-Gravity-Chair with Air-Compression-Massage and Revitalize O2 Therapy.

Pros

  • Incredible views of the bay, glaciers, and volcanoes
  • All rooms are ocean-facing
  • Great spa services on-site

Cons

  • Old Town and main commerce area are not in close walking distance
  • No restaurant on-site
  • No beach access
895 Ocean Dr. Loop, Homer, AK, 99603, USA
907-235–1000
hotel Details
6 suites
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Land's End Resort and Lodges

$$ | 4786 Homer Spit Rd., Homer, AK, 99603, USA

Spread across the best real estate on the Spit, Land's End offers splendid bay views from variously styled rooms and suites. The resort also has three-bedroom condos—economical for groups of up to 10 people—that come with full kitchens, balconies, and access to a private beach. The restaurant, The Chart Room, specializes in seafood but also serves burgers and steaks. Call in advance to reserve a table with a window view of Kachemak Bay—or on a sunny day, dine on an enormous deck that perches over the water. In the winter, when the deck is closed, guests can partake of the chef's monthly wine-paired, themed dinner.

Pros

  • The Spit-end location puts you well into the bay
  • Great views of the bay and mountains
  • Great dining on-site

Cons

  • You might be disappointed if you get a room without a view
  • Large, corporate feel
  • Location makes it a bit of a drive to Old Town
4786 Homer Spit Rd., Homer, AK, 99603, USA
907-235–0400
hotel Details
145 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Old Town Bed & Breakfast

$$ | 106 W. Bunnell Ave., Homer, AK, 99603, USA

In the oldest commercial building in Homer, this bright and cozy B&B offers peace, convenience, and sweeping views of the bay and mountains. It's in an excellent location, and not just because it's in Old Town—it's also above the Bunnell Street Art Gallery and Wild Honey Bistro—a fine cheese shop and deli. The stairs up have shifted with time and now have a slight lean, giving visitors the sense that they've had far too much to drink. In contrast though, the rooms are beautifully decorated with art and elegantly appointed with period furnishings and fixtures. The art gallery hosts occasional evening music, poetry, or arts programs.

Pros

  • Warm and inviting
  • Good location
  • Great views

Cons

  • Some rooms have shared baths
  • Have to climb a set of stairs
  • The stairs are at an angle so it feels as though you're inebriated
106 W. Bunnell Ave., Homer, AK, 99603, USA
907-235–7558
hotel Details
3 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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