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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
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Alice, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Cornwall On Hudson, New York
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245 reviews 245 reviews
162 hotel reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

latrobe
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although not a new hotel and not in the middle of downtown it's a gem. It's not The Ritz. From check-in to leaving every member of the staff displayed pride in their job and place of employment. That's a big plus when housekeeping, maintenance, front desk and managers work closely together with everybody smiling and talking with guests like they... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your very kind review. I have passed your comments to all of the staff. As a manager of the hotel I am pleased that we were able to make you feel at home. We strive to give all our guest the comfort of home and make each of them a part of our hotel family.... More

Mesa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a little further from the downtown area (>2 miles) than I thought and does not offer shuttle service. However, the price was less expensive than more centrally located hotels even when adding cab fare into the mix. The room was spacious, clean, with comfy beds & pillows. There was a good internet connection. For members of their... 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 that you are a loyalty member and chose to stay with us while in Anchorage. I hope that you had an enjoyable visit to Alaska and hope that if you are ever in Anchorage again that you will choose to stay with us. Sincerely, More

Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel when arriving late into Anchorage and needed a place not too far from the airport, or too far from Downtown area. This was perfectly situated and a very easy check in process. The room was very comfortable and had everything needed - bed and pillows were especially comfortable. Bathroom was adequate, but some parts a... 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. I hope that you enjoyed your trip and if you are ever in Anchorage again that you will think of us. Sincerely, More

Hyderabad, India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this hotel for a couple of days while exploring Anchorage and around. Pretty neat location and basically has whatever you need. The rooms are huge and spacious. Overall a very good experience.

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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 our property. We appreciate your business and hope that if you are in Anchorage again that you will choose to stay with us again. Sincerely, More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable. The hotel does not provide any shuttle service to airport, we had them cal the cab, which arrived an hour later. Their front desk personnel aren't the greatest. There was repair going on in the front of the lobby, and we have to circle around couple of times to enter the... More

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

Dear Guest, I apologize that your stay was not up to our standards. I will be addressing the issue you had with the front desk. It is not acceptable that you felt that they did not care. I can assure you that is not the standards I hold my staff too. Yes unfortunately we have had some outside work that... More

custer, MI
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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a clean hotel, good beds, and very good for a nice nights sleep. I didn't find out about the breakfast- I seen that there was a restaurant in the upstairs- didn't want to spend more money than what we had to.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing us while in Anchorage. We appreciate you taking the time to do a review for us. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Alaska. Thank you, More

Warminster, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really did not know what to expect, so we were ready for just about anything. Although the place we]as just renovated, I must say that I was disappointed in the bathroom of our room. It did not look new, or anywhere near new. That said, the room was clean, free wifi, and the STAFF was great. Being from the... 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. Yes I agree the bathrooms are in need of renovation and we have been making upgrades and hope to do in the near future. We appreciate you choosing us while in Anchorage. Thank you, 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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