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Sourdough Visitors Lodge Motel

801 Erickson Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
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  • Location
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Waco, Texas
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2008

To be nice, they seem to be making efforts to upgrade the motel. They have painted and it is reasonably clean.

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Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2008

Our room was spacious and fairly clean. The bed was fairly comfortable. The windows had to be opened because of stale air. Even with the windows closed, noises from the outside seeped into the room. The room needs a lot of renovation. The furnishings are really old and scarred. Frankly, the room was not worth the price we had to... More 

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Yukon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2008

Where to begin... The room actually made me feel sick. Air quality was terribly. Dirty, stained carpets that looked 30 years old. Moldy, filthy window sills. No curtains so very hard to sleep in 20 hours daylight! No screen in the bedroom so couldn't open the window because of bugs. No sink-stoppers for kitchen or bathtub. Shower curtain was useless.... More 

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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2008

One night in this dump was more than enough. In over 40 years of traveling, this was the worst overnight experience that I have ever had. The room was filthy, the beds were old and worn, very uncomfortable, the furniture was very old and dirty, styles look to be somewhere out of the 50s, there were no towels in the... More 

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Arizona
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2008

This place was absolutely the worst motel that we stayed at with over forty years of traveling around the world. We didn't believe the horrible reviews because we didn’t think any establishment could be that bad and remain that bad and stay in business. Wrong! We stayed one night and no more. It was an exercise from hell trying to... More 

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San Diego
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2008

Pay the extra money for a better hotel...Some of the problems were: wiring hanging out of wall, dirty, dirty..missing sofa cushion, toliet seat was very wrong size, beds were horrible, carpet was filty, booked a price online but ended up paying 20.00 more per night because the hotel screwed up..could not move because we had 11 people in our party...all... More 

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sonoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2008

We booked this place for 4 non conseuctive days relying on pictures shown beleiving it would be like a time share condo. We found it run down. and dirty. Because there was no alternative we stayed only from about midnite to 6am. left and cancelled. online since you could not do it by phone. Return in 5 minutes sign in... More 

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california
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2008

Contrary to its website, the property is NOT near the airport. Also contrary to its website, it does not freely provide airport shuttle transportation. This is despite express written representations by hotel staff. Resulted in the incurring of cab fare quite a distance from airport. Property itself much nicer on outside than on inside. Quite run down and not maintained... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2007

The photos here are simply not of this motel -- there is no "ocean view" like the pictures, you look out on a factory and a parking lot. The actual Sourdough lodge is a decrepit, run-down motel of the kind that houses long-term parolees and the homeless. I don't know if the photos are a mistake or they are simply... More 

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California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2007

What a dive - it was filthy. The lady at the front desk was rude! The accomodations were terrible, we wouldn't walk on the floor without shoes on and wore our clothes to bed. The kitchen table was so filthy it was a health hazzard. The furniture looked like someone had a garage sale and the left over junk that... More 

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