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BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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172 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This motel is just east of the main North-South highway in Anchorage about halfway between the airport and downtown Anchorage. There's nothing wrong with this Best Western, but there's nothing special about the motel, and it's certainly no bargain. But everything worked OK. Even without a car, it's not a long walk to good restaurants, the movie multiplex, two supermarkets,... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a week because we have BestWestern Club cards and usually stay at BW whenever possible. Disappointed here. I can see why it's not a plus or premier even though there is a restaurant attached. The special for breakfast and dinner was identical the entire week every day. The meals were not fresh and it appeared the... More 

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

Dear James B17, Thank you for your comments on your stay I will pass them along to the owners of the Restaurant. I apologize on their behalf that the restaurant that it did not meet your standards. We appreciate your business during your stay while in Anchorage. Sincerely, More 

Eastvale, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rude staff, I got sick from the restaurant, the bartender was drunk, I could not pay with a credit card in the bar as the bartender said the "credit card machine" was down and that I had to go to the lobby and use the ATM....Really, you can't bill it to my room drunken tender? The bath tub did not... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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317 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is clean and comfortable and more reasonably priced compared to other down town hotels. Hotels in Anchorage are pricey! I was pleased to receive a $10 per person discount at the hotel restaurant for being a Best Western Gold Member. The food wasn't the best, but it was much better than the typical hotel breakfast buffet. We had... More 

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

Dear Susan H, We appreciate that you took the time to do a review of our hotel. Thank you for your loyalty and staying with Best Western. Best Western Golden Lion is trying to do our part in being as green as possible so we have moved to the dispenser type amenities, I am glad you enjoyed them. sincerely More 

Philomath, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not worth the $218/night we paid after AAA discount. Our room was smelly and we could hear traffic early in the morning. This place needs to be remodeled and improved. Doesn't meet the Best Western standard.

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

Dear Rebecca B, I am sorry that the Best Western Golden Lion did not meet your need. Yes traveling in Alaska during our high season is expensive and we try to keep our rates competitive to the area. We are located right off the Seward Hwy so unfortunately there can be some road noise. Thank you for your comments and... More 

Cypress, Texas
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Because we did not need our “inclement weather” day for Homer, we decided to arrive a day early to Anchorage. With a call, the hotel was able to accommodate our one-day early check in. The desk clerk said, “We have a nice quiet room on the 3rd floor for you.” They had an elevator. Upon our arrival and check-in, we... More 

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

Dear Carol G, Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us. All comments are appreciated and help us to make improvements as we go. We are continually doing upgrades at the property such as we just finished installing new bathtubs in all our rooms. We will continue to strive to keep the property updated so the... More 

Seattle, Washington, United States
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59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The downtown hotels in Anchorage are pretty expensive. The Best Western Golden Lion is just a few miles out of the core area and is quite a bit less expensive. Between our AAA discount and my wife's BW Platinum Rewards member, this turned out to be a much more affordable option. We stayed here twice for a total of three... More 

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

Dear Mark O, Thank you for being a loyalty member to Best Western. We appreciate your continued business. We appreciate your review and value your comments and yes we have been upgrading the hotel over the last couple of years and are continuing to do so. Thank you for your recent stay. Sincerely, More 

Cheyenne, United States
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at Princes Anchorage Guest reception center 1st August 2015. Booked two nights at Best Western Golden Lion Hotel. It has no shuttle service & is located well out of the city of Anchorage, very expensive & poor value for money, difficult to get a taxi from Best Western and noise level from passing traffic very high, Reception - excepting... More 

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

Rossiter W L, I am sorry that our hotel did not meet your standards. We are indeed located in midtown Anchorage right off the Seward Hwy, and we are about 5 miles from downtown. It is unfortunate that you had trouble with the cab service in Anchorage. Most of my staff has been with us for a very long time,... More 

colorado
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lobby needs to be updated. Take the large lion out of lobby. Does not seem to go with area of Alaska. You think this is something you would see in Africa. Rooms were clean. Old popcorn ceilings. Slow draining water from sink and shower/tub. Maid service did not clean room to par forgot to clean sink in bathroom. Was over... More 

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

Dear Boofus 2, Thank you for taking the time to do a review of the hotel for us. I will address the issues you had during your stay. We use all comments for training purposes to make any necessary improvements. Yes it is unusual to have a Lion in a hotel in Alaska. This hotel has been owned by the... More 

Belgium
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85 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for the second year in a row at the beginning and end of our vacation. It's location is good for airport, downtown and restaurants. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. Great Wifi, good restaurant on site. The staff really outdoes itself to make your stay unforgettable. Thumbs up for Arthur!

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

Ingrid D, Thank you for staying with us again on your return trip. We hope that we will see you again next year. I will pass your comments on to Arthur, we are lucky to have him and all the rest on our great team here. Sincerely, More 

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