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“A Rare Find in Anchorage! History Lovers, Stay Here!” 5 of 5 stars
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Historic Anchorage Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   330 E Street, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 70 Hotels in Anchorage
Anchorage
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“A Rare Find in Anchorage! History Lovers, Stay Here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The Historic Anchorage Hotel is the ONLY lodging in Anchorage that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a beautifully restored property and a very pleasant place to stay.

We are locals and stayed in room 301 in March, 2013 for a special occasion. The room is a large, lovely corner suite with big windows and a great view of downtown Anchorage. Inside, it has everything you need: two double beds, a large couch, two comfortable chairs, coffee table & end tables, a desk, a refrigerator, cupboards with cups and glasses, a coffee maker, and lots of floor space. We would like to thank the hotel management for donating a gift certificate which we bought at a charity auction and used for this stay. They could have given us a small room, but we got a suite!

If you are a light sleeper, be aware that this is an old building and therefore the walls are thin. Folks have mentioned noise from the bar across the street. I am happy to report that the bar is now closed down. Anchorage is a happenin' place, especially in the summer months, and at Iditarod and Fur Rendezvous time. New York isn't the only city that never sleeps! Bring earplugs.

Other reviews have mentioned hearing the commentary from the Ghost Tours of Anchorage taking place in front of the hotel on summer evenings. Yes, you can hear voices on the street from your room. Go ahead and listen in! It is a fascinating tour. (Or better yet, take the tour. It is really a history tour - nevermind the ghosts, I learned a lot about my city that I didn't know after living here for my entire life!).

You need only step out the front door to experience all that Anchorage has to offer. Within walking distance are the fine arts/historical museum, performing arts center, dozens of shops and restaurants, the beautiful coastal trail for walking/biking/skiing, veterans museum, Balto sled dog statue, and much more.

Unlike many older buildings, this one has an elevator.

The breakfast is good (bagels, cereal, fruit, juice/coffee/tea, and a wafflemaker) and is served in the old bar area, which is the oldest part of the building.

Highly recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: Top floor is likely to be the quietest.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have stayed in many hotels and this the only one I would say was exceptional. The hotel is a registered historic landmark and purported to be haunted. The place has been nicely restored, the staff were very friendly, and the included breakfast was above average. Although we saw no ghosts we would definitely stay here again. If you are looking for a place to stay,in Anchorage ,that is a bit out of the ordinary this would be a good choice.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This hotel is absolutely great - and HAUNTED!
A must be on Anchorage.
The only thing that made me not rate as 5 green dots, was there's no restaurant. The bar is just for breakfast and is "dead" at the afternoons and nights. It should be at least a cafe shop in that historical and beautiful saloon.

The staff are great - honest - funny - chatty - very friendly people and I'll never forget them. Hope to come back soon and stay at the very same hotel!

Room Tip: If you're trying to achieve a spooky stay - probably you're gonna get it there. Room 202 ha...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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La Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We've been to Anchorage three times at three hotels and the Historic Anchorage Hotel will be our first choice in the future. It was perfectly located for visiting the Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival and the many outstanding downtown restaurants. The front desk personnel were always warm and welcoming. The beds were very comfortable with plenty of pillows and there was a nice continental breakfast in the lovely (no alcohol) bar area in the morning.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had a marvelous time. The location of the hotel is ideal. We were there for the Great Alakska Beer and Barleywine Festival and it was one block from the venue. The staff members were all great, personable and fun. We would love to stay here again and so would many of our fellow Beer fan friends! My husband even had a brief encounter with a ghost on our last morning.

Room Tip: We enjoyed being on the E Street side but you will get street noise, especially from snow blowers.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Soldotna, Alaska, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Wouldn't stay again unless I got a suite on the 3rd (top) floor. We were on the 2nd floor and the noise from the room above us was the worst I've ever experienced. We could hear every step they took and every noise from their room. When they walked across the floor, it sounded like an elephant was going to come through our ceiling.

Hotel was clean, beds were comfortable, room and bath were small but adequate, good location (downtown, close to everything), parking is $10/day extra and is in a parking lot about a block's walk from the hotel. Staff was friendly. Didn't use the restaurant. Except for the noise issue, an adequate, older, unremarkable hotel. .

Room Tip: Would not stay again unless I was on the top (3rd) floor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Kauai, Hawaii
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Close to shopping, and I really enjoyed the restored look , especially the lobby. I spent some time by the fireplace. And the Belgian waffles at the breakfast buffet are a nice treat.
All the employees were warm, friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 330 E Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
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Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 70 Hotels in Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Historic Anchorage Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegantly restored and generously appointed, the Anchorage Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Rich in tradition and elegance... Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Anchorage. The Anchorage Visitor Information Center, Anchorage Convention Centers, 5th Avenue Shopping Mall, the Alaska Center for Performing Arts, the Alaska Railroad Depot, Anchorage Museum, and some of the finest dining and entertainment that Anchorage has to offer are all just steps away from the hotel.Aside from our convenient room amenities, Anchorage Historic Hotel offers guest services to accommodate everyone from the discerning leisure traveler to the busy corporate guest. ... more   less 
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