Room rates in King Salmon are not uniform, just as no
two rooms in King Salmon offer you the same package of amenities. When
visiting King Salmon for the first time, we encourage you to call
around to other available hotels and ask everyone the same battery of
questions. Chances are you will either choose to stay with us on that
trip or, once here, you will decide that you will stay with us on your
next trip to Bristol Bay. And what questions should you ask when
looking for a room?
First, understand that there is a 10% Bristol Bay Bed
Tax that applies to every night's lodging while you are staying in
Bristol Bay (unless you are staying somewhere for 30 consecutive days
or a government worker on government business). In other words, the
rate you are quoted will likely need to be increased by 10% to
accommodate the local taxing authority. That money does not go to the
hotel operator. It is collected by the hotel operator and is paid
directly over to the Bristol Bay Borough.
Next, do not take anything for granted when inquiring
about rooms. Ask whether you will need to share a bathroom with a
stranger or whether you will have a private bathroom. Ask if your room
will have a kitchenette or a microwave or a refrigerator or cable TV.
Also ask if you will have internet and a shuttle service available on
the premises and, if so, what the charges are for those services.
You see, all hotel rooms in Bristol Bay are not made
and equipped the same. Nor are they located within the same proximity
to the airport, the bank, the grocery store, or the King Ko bar and
restaurant. When staying at the King Ko, your hotel rate may depend
upon how often you have stayed with us before, how many individuals or
nights your reservation entails, which month you are coming and,
finally, whether you are booking in advance or at the last minute.
While it would be nice to give you a chart of rates for all of these
various scenarios, there are just too many considerations that come
into play. Anyway, you are coming to Alaska - you would not want to be
treated like you are about to stay at the Red Rood Inn somewhere in the
thing to do is call us and talk about your room needs. We'll do the
best we can for you, given your particular circumstances.
reservations number is toll free from outside Alaska: (866) 234-FISH
(234-3474). If calling from within Alaska, call us at (907) 562-0648
(mid-October through mid-April) and at (907) 246-3377 (mid-April
Ko Inn is within walking distance of everything one would need in King
Salmon. We are located next to the airport and directly across the
street from City Market (our local grocery store) and Wells Fargo Bank.
The Katmai National Park administrative offices are also located in the
note that travel agent commissions are paid only upon prior written
approval by the King Ko Inn.