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BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Huntsville, Alabama
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Golden Lion for a week in June 2015. Very clean and comfortable. Staff is very cordial and helpful. Nothing fancy. Location is great. Very pricey restaurant with average food. Not close to downtown but an easy drive.

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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here because of the name, best western. I was surprised and disappointed that there was no complimentary breakfast or free airport shuttle. However we did ask the desk about breakfast and we were given vouchers that covered most of the cost. And the quality of breakfast was good. The hotel is a bit dated but our room was... More 

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Lisa M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer H, The Best Western Golden Lion would like to thank you for staying at our hotel and for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. A tip for next time I can give you is that we do have a People Mover right next to our hotel that provides bus service to... More 

Sedalia, Colorado
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81 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When it comes to summers in Alaska, forget about finding inexpensive hotels. In fact if you don't plan well in advance, you might not find hotel rooms at all. That almost happened to me and Mrs. Brainiac, but luckily we were able to book the Golden Lion for our first and last nights in Anchorage. We got in late and... More 

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Lisa M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TheBrainiac, Thank you for staying with us at the Best Western Golden Lion and for the feedback you have provided us. The hotel does provide some great amenities for our guests staying with us and we take pride in being as helpful for our guests as we can. We do have free freezer space available because we would hate... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel during a vacation around Alaska and found it very comfortable. Very close to the airport, rooms were clean, and the hotel restaurant definitely was a bonus, as we didn't have to go out looking for food. One negative about this hotel is that there is no free breakfast, and they do not have many amenities... More 

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Lisa M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andersnb, The Best Western Golden Lion would like to thank you for staying with us and the kind words you had to say about our hotel. We always try and provide our guests with a comfortable and convenient stay well in Anchorage. Best Regards More 

Othello, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable bed, convenient location to U of A campus and businesses. I would have liked better wi-fi but it's hard to get at hotels. Breakfast was not included but there was a fridge and microwave in the room. Best value for summertime.

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Lisa M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wendy H, The Best Western Golden Lion would like to thank you for staying with us and for your feedback about the hotel. The Golden Lions midtown location provides great opportunity for our guests to visit the surrounding businesses as well as our states fantastic University of Anchorage Alaska campus. When staying with us we try and provide our... More 

Capistrano Beach, California
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very out of date property with lots of repairs needed to carpet, bathrooms, molding and needs a good coat of paint. Would not recommend this hotel for the price. Front desk staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Lisa M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James S, We would like to apologize for not enjoying your stay with us at the Best Western Golden Lion. We are always trying to improve the quality of our hotel as well as our guests stay. If you ever have any questions or concerns we are always here to listen and answer them for you. Best Regards More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is located a little southeast of downtown Anchorage. It is within walking distance of several restaurants and shops. However, I would recommend driving to get to downtown. The hotel itself it simple, but fulfilled all our needs. We enjoyed the free wifi. It is clean and the bathroom towels were so soft! We also enjoyed the décor of... More 

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Lisa M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Angela D, The Best Western would like to thank you for staying with us and the feedback you have provided. We are glad you enjoyed the amenities the hotel provided and the surrounding areas restaurants and shops. Midtown is bustling area with lots to provide for our guests staying with us. We hope to be seeing you again soon... More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our travel agent booked this for us and it turned out to be a good location to get where we needed to be from the hotel. The halls needed a little attention to the carpet, but our room was great - clean and spacious. Although there was not a free breakfast or airport shuttle, there was a restaurant in the... More 

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Lisa M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gennapride, Thank for staying with us at the Best Western Golden Lion and we appreciate your feedback for us. We always try to provide are guests with great service and accommodating rooms. We try and provide fair and competitive prices at the Golden Lion and are happy to work with our guests with any questions or concerns they may... More 

HENDERSON
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The value you pay for your room would be better spent at a hotel that offers a free continental breakfast. Janice at the desk was very nice and pleasant though. When you stay at so many other BW locations, you have certain expectations for amenities at a property and when they have no amenities, it comes as a shocker. Overall... More 

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Lisa M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sawboston, We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us at the Best Western Golden Lion. We do appreciate your feedback and our always looking for ways to improve our hotel and the services we provide. Sincerely More 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We always try to travel to Alaska right before their tourism season starts but in the last few years they seem to have began it sooner. This Best Western had some of the best rates and we sort of knew the area so we chose them. An average hotel that was a nice stay for the price.

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Lisa M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kris49472, We appreciate your stay with us at the Golden Lion and thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately the tourism season In Alaska does seem to be expanding every year, but we here at the Golden Lion are always trying to keep pace with fair prices and great service. Sincerely More 

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