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BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 East 36th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
John D La Porte, Tx, United States
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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La Porte, Tx, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overpriced for the ammenities. Need some repair items such as drain plugs and grates on some of the bath tubs. Staff very good. Computer for guests slower than molasses in the winter time. No breakfast included since there is a restaraunt on site.

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soldotna, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was very good. Beds, covers and bedding was good. This hotel is old and is being remodeled and becoming an excellent hotel from its recent aging condition. Cost was average. We enjoyed the stay and especially the microwave, refridgerator.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My visit to Alaska was great. It was my first time there, and I had some concerns you know the normal things like what will the hotel look like, are people friendly, will I feel out of place, etc. until I arrived. The hotel staff eased those concerns, and the hotel was very nice. I will likely be visiting for... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us we appreciate your business and hope if you are in Anchorage again the you will choose to stay with us. Thank you, More

Pleasant Hill, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night in the height of the tourist season. Long story short, We could have easily paid a lot more for a lot less somewhere else. The location is very good, the rooms were large, updated, quiet and very clean, the beds very comfortable, and the staff were quite accommodating. I was taken back to hear... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I am blessed to have a wonderful staff who truly appreciates that every guest has a choice of hotels here in Anchorage. We appreciate that you chose us and hope that is you are ever... More

Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After the wonderful trip from Seward, we stayed here for only one night before catching a flight out of Anchorage. We stayed in room 221. We kept hearing the squeaky noise whenever the people from the room above walked. We normally have no problem sleeping during our trips at all. But, it was such a long and tiring night. I... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. I am sorry that you heard the people above you and I will look into it.. We strive to make every guest stay a comfortable one and I appreciate your comments so we might be able to look into a possible solution. I am glad you... More

St. Augustine, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reviews I read didn't do this justice!!! The rooms were comfy and they had great customer service!! Tea & coffee in the lobby and allowing late checkout was a bonus!!! Great location to downtown too!!!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our property. I hope that you enjoyed your time in Alaska and hope if you are ever in Anchorage again that you will choose to stay with us. Sincerely, More

Juneau, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Won't stay here again. No airport shuttle, no decaf coffee in restaurant (although they had decaf in lobby?), not near anything. I was unable to reach the front desk from the airport and had to try several times before someone finally answered...only to be told they didn't have an airport shuttle.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. I am sorry that you did not enjoy our location. We are a mid town property and not located downtown although downtown is less then 5 miles away. I understand that some people would prefer a downtown location. We do have several restaurants and shopping within... More

Alice, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read some negative reviews before I booked my stay here. I admit I was somewhat hesitant about staying here. We took a chance and booked our stay. Yes it's an older hotel but it's not as shabby as some people claim. I feel this hotel provides a clean comfortable room and a good value. My family and I... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. We appreciate your comments and would also like to thank you for staying with us. I hope you enjoyed your travels around our great state. Thank you again, More

Cornwall On Hudson, New York
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248 reviews 248 reviews
164 hotel reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we first walked into the lobby I questioned if this was a wise hotel choice. Then when we got to our room the key card caused the green light to come up but the door wouldn't open. staff came to help and told us it was one of a couple of rooms where the handle had to lifted up.... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. I am sorry that your door malfunctioned and I have had maintenance address the issue so it does not cause guest frustration in the future. As for our carpet the staff is correct it is only a few months old. We are still doing a bit... More

Canberra, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm only writing this review because I couldn't find anywhere to provide non-public feedback to the hotel. We've been travelling for over three months and this is the first place we've stayed where we've felt the need to address quality issues. On the negative side, the doona had a blood stain, all the surfaces were very dusty, the coffee machine... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. What you experienced at the hotel is definitely not the standard we hold at the hotel. I will be reviewing your comments with all staff and addressing your issues. The owners of the restaurant will also be notified and made aware of the issues you had.... More

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Address: 1000 East 36th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508
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Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel 2*
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