Accommodations in Homer, Alaska
Homer in Autumn

Where to Stay in Homer, Alaska

  • Whether you're looking for a honeymoon cottage or tenting it on the beach, lodging facilities in Homer are as varied and diverse as its scenery. Your choice will depend upon whether you wish to wake up to waves crashing on the beach and seagulls crying overhead, or to the sounds of birds singing in pine trees and moose browsing on willows.
  • Whatever your choice, Homer offers a wide range of facilities from luxury to rustic. Of course, prices range accordingly.
  • Hotels/Motels: Seven hotels and motels offer a approximately a 300-room capacity in Homer. The rooms provide an array of services from hot tubs and Jacuzzis to bathrooms down the hall. Prices vary from about $100 to $160 per night. Reservations are recommended.


Camping: RV/Tenting

  • Several state park campgrounds are located on the Kenai Peninsula on your way to Homer. Private parks also abound.
  • Ninilchik: Ninilchik State Park is located at Mile 135 of the Sterling Highway and has 43 campsites. There are 13 sites on the ocean side of the highway at the northern end of Ninilchik. A view of Cook Inlet and the village if Ninilchik plus a beach for razor clamming make this a popular day and overnight spot. Beach access is available by a steep stairway.
  • Deep Creek: Located at Mile 138 of the Sterling Highway, Deep Creek State Recreation Area has 300 sites. These sites are very popular as Deep Creek is well known for its king salmon runs and clam diggers.
  • Stariski Campground: 13 sites at Mile 152 promises spectacular views of Cook Inlet, sunsets, birds, mammals and fishing boats.
  • Anchor River: Mile 157 of the Sterling Highway provides five campsite areas with nearly 60 sites for camping. This campground is located west of the town of Anchor Point only 20 miles from Homer. These sites along the Anchor river provide a tremendous fishing opportunity for rainbow, Dolly Varden and steelhead trout and for king and silver salmon. There is also plenty of parking for day use.
  • At the end of the road you'll be at the most westerly point on the U.S. highway system and able to enjoy a stroll on the beach while viewing the blue-green waters of Cook Inlet stretching towards three snowcapped volcanoes.


  • In town: High atop the city of Homer is 33 campsites available at Karen Hornaday Park, off Bartlett Avenue and Fairview Avenues for tents and RVs. Some of the sites provide views of the bay, while others are secluded in willow brush. Water spigots and restrooms are available. Two week limit and fee. No hookups.
  • On the Homer Spit: The city provides designated camping areas on the spit for tents and RVs. Campers must check in at the cabin located on the west side of the spit and pay a city camping fee. No hookups.

    There are also several private R.V. parks on the Homer Spit and in Homer, which provide a wide range of services such as full and partial hookups, laundromats, showers, beach access and spectacular views.

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