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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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Snohomish, Washington
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52 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Eastvale, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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316 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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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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Cypress, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Seattle, Washington, United States
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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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Cheyenne, United States
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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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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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Belgium
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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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southeast, alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Service, great staff, a lot of drunk people around at night (other guests). kept getting stuck in the elevator. bottles of whiskey in the parking lot.... good location, older okay rooms. restaurant on site. salon on site. also i would recommend actually going to the restaurant instead of ordering room service.(smaller menu, takes longer, burnt/undercooked food. -great rest. across... More 

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