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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014
Lance_Roberts Fairbanks, AK
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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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Fairbanks, Alaska
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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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Lisa M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Brookings OR
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I had to rush up to Anchorage for a family emergency and ended up staying at the GL. They were updating the halls & common areas when I was there early December, but when I opened the door to my room was pleasantly surprised. The room was clean, nicely updated and worked great for me. The shower had the best... More

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Kasilof, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

On the day that I checked out of the hotel, later that evening while having diner with my wife I got a phone call from Sheila head of house keeping that I had forgotten my laptop in the room that I had stayed in. She said she would lock it a safe place for me till I could retrieve it.... More

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Alaska, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The price that I paid was worth the room that I got. It was clean, had good internet access and a nice climate control option with the heating unit. My only issue was that it didn't have a shuttle. And when you are traveling to Anchorage on medical or errand running trips, transportation options make it a better stay. But... More

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This Anchorage, AK Best Western is an excellent place to stay. I arrived late at night but still had a brief check-in experience. During my stay, I've enjoyed the meals I've had in the hotel. The room is clean and well maintained. My only 'complaint' is that the water pressure is just a little bit low. But, all things considered,... More

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Address: 1000 East 36th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508
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Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
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Hotel Class:2 star — BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel 2*
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