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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 #15 of 69 hotels in Anchorage
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013
James A Beverly, Massachusetts
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This place is badly dated and needs renovations now. The rooms are clean, but floor and bed have a nasty feel to them. Beds are very uncomfortable. Shower is OK only because of the great water pressure. Couldn't hear any noise from other rooms, just hallway. Staff failed to tell me that the state is doing highway work right in... More

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

Dear Guest, I am sorry that we did not meet your needs during your stay, We are doing interior upgrades to the hotel this fall and winter to give our guest a better experience. My goal is for myself and my employees to provide superior customer service to all our guest and I am sorry you feel that we did... More

Beverly, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This Best Western is convenient in location ,clean and with a friendly, competent staff. The facility isn't luxurious but is more than adequate with reasonably large rooms. The location next to Rt 1 means there is road noise but access to the city is easy. I would stay here again.

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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. I hope you enjoyed your visit to our wonderful state. Thank you, More

anaheim
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I had to stay six weeks due to a death in the family and an originally planned trip. the staff of this hotel was wonderful. they made my stay compfortable and were very nice and caring. the room was clean and I received whatever I needed when I needed it.

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

Dear Guest, I would like to give you our deepest condolences for your loss. I am sorry that you were with us under such circumstances, our staff were happy to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I would like to thank you for taking the time to do the review for us. Best regards , More

Ocala, FL, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We were tired and weary and found a comforting, welcome place to stay where we were met by helpful personnel who enjoyed assisting people in their every need...We were treated like royalty and we cant say enough about their thoughtfulness...Thank you

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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. I am pleased that my staff did a good job for you. It is our hope that we can make all our guest feel at home while traveling around our wonderful state. If you are ever in Anchorage I hope you will consider staying with us... More

Knoxville
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My wife and I were just starting our Alaska vacation-we got into Anchorage Int. Airport got our luggage and called the hotel for pickup only to find out they had no airport transportation. We had to take a taxi that was about 16.00 dollars and they would not refund us that money even with a receipt. The hotel was clean... 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. You are correct the hotel does not provide transportation. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We would also like to let you know that the hotel is doing a interior renovation this winter. I hope that if you are ever in Anchorage again that you... More

Apache junction
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

It starts at the front desk with great people and very friendly. Then the room was a very very nice big room with what looked like, all new furnishings. Large flat screen and good bed. They don't offer a free breakfast since there is a cafe on site but if you are a gold elite (which isn't hare with Bestwestern),... 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 would also like to thank you for being a loyal customer of Best Western. If you are ever in Anchorage I hope that you will come see us again. Thank you, More

United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

what hides behind a plain exterior is a surprisingly fantastic room with two large beds, a large over 40" flat screen tv, very comfortable, quiet , a room that you would expect to see in L.A. definitely check this out.

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Lisa M, 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 are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope if you are in Anchorage again that you would consider staying with us again. Thank you, More

Colorado
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife and I landed here via HotWire and were at first a little apprehensive, having had inconsistent experiences with Best Western. We are happy to report this place was just excellent. The facility itself is a little dated and could use some updating, but we found everything in functional condition and very clean. The water pressure is great, and... 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 wonderful review. I am glad that our hotel was able to exceed your expectations and hope that if you are ever in Anchorage again that you will choose to stay with us again. We would also like to share with you that this fall we will be doing many interior renovations to give our... More

Davenport, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Best Western makes you feel like family. They can't do enough for you while you are at their Hotel. The cleanliness of the hotel is outstanding and the facilities are overwhelming. You just know when you pull into Best Western Hotels what to expect. It should be that way when you are on vacation or there for a convention. We... 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 are glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your loyalty to the brand. Thank you for being part of our family. More

Burien, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Very comfortable, very safe and friendly, courteous staff. I have never slept on such a comfortable bed with amazing pillows. Building is on busy street, but very quiet inside. No noice from hallway or other rooms.

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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 am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. If you are ever in Anchorage again I hope that you will visit us again. Have a wonderful Day!!! 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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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Anchorage #10 Family Hotel in Anchorage
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