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Hotel Polaris

Nome, AK
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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289 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

At one point I had intended staying here. I walked into reception and the staff were disinterested and verging on rude. It smelled odd and the reception area / foyer made it look like a correctional facility more than a hotel. Best avoided!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The Polaris Hotel is probably the biggest crap hole I've ever stayed in and this includes vacant buildings I had to sleep in while I was stationed in Iraq. If a fire marshal was to do a real walk-through of this place, I'm pretty sure he would pass out before he even got to the area where my room was.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

The first rule of travel is "smile and be flexible." Yes, this is an old, beat up place. Yes, there are sometimes colorful characters staying in the room next to you. But it's warm, it's dry, and it's about 20 feet from the race finish line. And the staff is great and really do want to please. The onsite bar... More 

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panama city Beach, Florida, USA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for the Iditarod 2012. We were very excited just to have a room, It was tiny, clean and warm. The bar below is a little noisy but that is all part of the experience. Staff was very friendly but some guest were a little strange. Had a domestic dispute in the room across from... More 

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New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2009

I stayed here back in May of 2008... As three of the four other reviewers so far have said, this er..."hotel" is a terrible disappointment. It would not even qualify as a motel in the Lower 48 (much less Anchorage or Fairbanks). It is owned by an Asian family (or cooperative thereof), and is a combined "hotel", liquor store and... More 

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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2009

This place is the nastiest place I have ever been to. The carpets and linen are filthy. It smelled like smoke and spilt booze. There was drunks sleeping in the hallways puking all over the place. We had a shared bathroom and one of the doors had a fist hole through it, and there was a man sleeping on the... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2009

The owners were friendly enough, but the room was pretty rough. We booked late and were lucky to find a room (Week of the Iditarod finishers) - but it is not for the faint of heart. One towel (I did get a second towel on the second day but was informed that it was the last one they had). We... More 

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los angeles california
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2007

I stayed at Nome for five days at the Polaris hotel. the staff was friendly and the rooms where pretty good they have a bar and store right on the hotel which was nice. overall it was a good hotel

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Miami, FL
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2006

we picked this location based soley on price and i'll tell you, you get what you pay for. my wife and i came up for her nephews graduation in may and stayed there for 2 nights. we thought the on-site bar would be a plus for a nice night cap before bed but apparantely the party doesnt stop. it was... More 

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