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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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Ranked #16 of 69 hotels in Anchorage
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Marlene G Yakima, Washington, Usa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Yakima, Washington, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at this hotel twice now the last time on just a 2 day notice and they had a room, everyone was very nice, helpful and when U dud check in it was late but because I had stayed there before they had everything ready for me. The reason I stayed here agin was because the last time... 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 feel out a review for us. We appreciate your continued business. If you ever need anything while staying with us please do not hesitate to let me know. Sincerely, More

Adak, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I see a lot of complaining about the renovations. I noticed they started when I stayed here last in November and as of now I've been here two weeks waiting for my unborn since my home Adak does not have a hospital. Well anyway they are still doing renovation and it's coming together and nicely new furniture in rooms new... 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 glad that we were able to make you feel at home during your stay. I also thank you for your patients while we upgrade the hotel. We look forward to having you and your family back with us in the future. Again thank you... More

San Diego, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel to stay at if you are travelling through Anchorage. They were undergoing a lobby remodel when I was there but there was no noise or clutter. The room had all the amenities and the bed was comfortable. The service was extrememly courteous, helpful and made me feel at home. I was thanked for staying with them by every... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for doing a review for our hotel. We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule. We know that you have a lot of options when choosing a hotel in Anchorage and we appreciate your business. If you are ever back in Anchorage for business or pleasure I hope that you will come back... More

Juneau, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointing. I never expected to see a Best Western in this condition. Looked to me like the place was in the beginning stages of a remodel. They should NOT have been open during this time. There was mold in the bathroom and it looked like the walls had about 4 thick layers of paint on them. Ick.

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

Dear Guest, Yes we are under renovation. Unfortunately there is no good time to do upgrades in a hotel that is not seasonal. We try to do everything we can to minimize the impact on our guest. I am sorry that you were disappointed with your stay. As far as the issue in your room I have discussed this with... More

Fairbanks, Alaska
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This hotel was in poor condition and looked like they ran out of money during a renovation. Finishes were torn up all over the place, plastic was hanging behind the front desk, elevators feel old and shady, and stairwells do not extend to the ground floor. The available "high speed" Internet was maxed out at 500 MBps and was not... 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 write a review for us. Yes we in the middle of an extensive renovation. Unfortunately there is never a good time to do such things. We are replacing all public space flooring, New furniture and bedding packages in our rooms. Completely updating our lobby. We hope to be completely done by... More

Fairbanks, AK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a good place to stay in Anchorage. I consider the location to be good access to midtown and the Seward highway. They were remodeling while I was there, but everything went smooth. The billing was a little weird, but worked out right.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out of your day to write a review for us. I hope if you are in Anchorage again you will choose to stay with us we appreciate your business. Sincerely, More

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Not a 5 star hotel or anything but for the price you cant beat the vaule. Free in room WiFi, nice flat screen tv in the room with lots of channels. On site restaurant. My only issue is that everytime I stay there I reccomend the room hotel guide to be updated and it never is updated. It still has... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for doing a review for us. I will look into why they have not taken that out of the guest directories. Thank you for pointing it out and sorry it had not been passed on when you did before. I hope you choose to stay with us again on your next trip to Anchorage. Thank you, More

Goodyear, Arizona, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the end of a 10 day vacation that had stretched from Seward to Denali National Park. Perfect choice! Able to easily get anywhere around Anchorage. Curtains provided good light blocking so we could sleep (not used to those 11pm sunsets!). The on site lounge provided a place to relax and the staff was very friendly.... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing a review for us. It sounds like you had a nice vacation. I hope if you are ever in Anchorage you will choose to stay with us again. Sincerely, More

Houston
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I spent about 30 nights there - it was all good. Personnel were properly attentive and helpful. The elevator was a little slow and the shower water pressure was a little low. But everything else was great.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. We appreciate you staying with us while in Anchorage. Sincerely, More

Whitehorse, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The hotel is really well located and easy to find (not too central and central enough to be surrounded by shops and restaurants. The housekeeping staff is really friendly, but don't expect a great service from the front desk clerks. Overall I still had a great stay because a great time in Anchorage.

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Also Known As:
Best Western Anchorage
Anchorage Best Western
Address: 1000 East 36th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508
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Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Best Western Golden Lion Hotel located only 5 miles from the Anchorage Airport. ... more   less 
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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#10 Family Hotel in Anchorage
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