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“Great hotel and staff.” 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 #6 of 71 Hotels in Anchorage
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Ireland
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great hotel and staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

Stayed for 2 weeks in the Historic for the second time in September 2010 having been there in 2008. The hotel had still the same friendly atmosphere, cleanliness was 100%, location was good as it was near lots of attractions and transport to other locations could always be found.
The staff were excellent and couldn't so enough for you ... like restaurant bookings (Glacier Brewhouse is the best we found) or cabs or a general chat at the desk! All in all we could find no fault with anything,
Would recommend it highly and will get back there again.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

There are two completely different experiences of this hotel: it’s either a nice place or it’s a nightmare. The difference is due to room location and perhaps the day/s of your stay. We had the misfortune to have a room on the street-side of the hotel, and to stay on Friday and Saturday, both nights when the locals were really partying at RumRunners Bar across the road, then revving and roaring their cars around the neighbourhood after closing-time (around 3am). Definitely the nightmare experience as sleep was impossible. Adding to our discomfort was the fact that because of the noise we couldn’t open a window to let air into the stuffy (un-airconditioned) room.
Having noted TripAdvisor reviews that commented on these problems, I had actually emailed in advance to request a quiet room. But on our arrival we found this arrangement had not been kept. When questioned, the manager wasn’t apologetic and her explanation was very unconvincing.
Historic Anchorage Hotel might be considered quaint by some, but it’s the seedy quaintness of old-fashioned B&Bs in English seaside towns – though even they wouldn’t stoop to serving breakfast with cardboard plates and plastic cups. The only redeeming feature of this hotel is the self-serve waffle maker in the breakfast room. Having said that, I must add that Jessica on the front desk was probably the most friendly, obliging and helpful receptionist I’ve ever encountered.
I wouldn’t recommend this hotel to anyone unless they’re prepared to risk the possibility of the nightmare experience.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Historic Anchorage Hotel, responded to this review, October 5, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for sharing your concerns.
I am sorry that your stay at the hotel was not to your satisfaction. We work hard to accommodate each and every guest's request. We take pride in our service. In this instance, we did not succeed and for this I sincerely apologize.
Yes, we are in the heart of downtown. The city has grown around us! Outside noise is a concern, and we are working closely with other downtown businesses to ease this challenge. We are confident of our progress and that soon our neighborhood will no longer detract from the boutique experience of the Historic Anchorage Hotel.
I am glad to hear you enjoyed the complimentary waffles. Best of all, I am happy you found Jessica, the most friendly, obliging and helpful receptionist encountered! Thank you again.
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Oxnard, California
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111 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2010

This is a nicely updated historic hotel in downtown Anchorage. We chose it because it was walking distance to the train station. If you enjoy staying in historic hotels, you will enjoy the rooms but be aware that the hotel is located downtown and there are several clubs in the area that are open until 2:30am. Also, it is located at a busy intersection which makes it a convenient location but also means there is more traffic. There is no air conditioning so you can't close the windows completely but there was a large fan in the room. The staff was very nice.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

Absolutely lovely. An antidote to those big hotels. stayed 2 nights when arrived in Alaska. first 2 nights had a good, spacious room - last night put us in "the laurence suite," where wonderful legendary Alaskan landscape artist Sydney Laurence used to stay when in Anchorage. Fantastically friendly and helpful staff. Complimentary breakfast buffet just fine. It is in the centre of Anchorage so noisy Friday/Saturday nights (part of the ambience). the rooms are very hot and need to sleep with fan going. Fun souvenir shop next door - Grizzly Gifts - which is very reasonably priced.
If you have a car eat at the Flying Machine Restaurant in the Millenium Hotel Anchorage. The restaurant is situated right on lake hood. food is fantastic.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

This hotel is centrally located in downtown Anchorage. Perfect for walking everywhere.
Quaint and comfortable hotel and the service and staff (especially Terri, the manager at front desk) make this my hotel of choice in Anchorage. The delicious breakfast that is complimentary is more like a full breakfast. If you are looking for great food try Glacier Brewhouse or Simon and Seafort's.

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Merrick, New York
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124 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

After missing our connecting flight, we were stranded in Detroit. We missed our first night in Anchorage as well as a tour with the Alaska Railroad to the Kennai National Park. I called Terry, the manager of the Historic Anchorage Hotel, and (crying from frustration) told her that we wouldn't be able to stay the first night . Not only did she credit us for the second night of our stay, Terry upgraded us to a suite to assuage our disappointment.

We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Our suite was adorable. I loved everything about the Historic Anchorage Hotel. Especially the staff. !!!

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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New York
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34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

On a Saturday night, 36 hours before leaving for a vacation to Alaska for almost 2 weeks, I broke a molar. I called my dentist, but there was no one on duty before Ieft. I called the hotel and spoke with Terri. I asked if she would be able to recommend a dentist and schedule an appointment duriing the limited time I would be in Alaska. She offered to call her dentist and would leave me a message before I arrived in Seattle for my layover. Not only was the appointment scheduled, but she picked me up from our sightseeing at the Anchorage Museum and drove me to the appointment (it was a $10 fare to return to the hotel). Our rooms, large and comfortably furnished, were on the third floor. Contrary to other reports, we were not disturbed by nighttime noise. The blackout curtains were a welcome respite from the early sunrise. We didn't take advantage of the breakfast, preferring to eat at the Snow City Cafe, so I can't comment on that. But the location was terrific - walking distance to all (and the staff had excellent restaurant recommendations), and we could drop off off our suitcases next door prior to our cruise. I would certainly recommend the HIstoric Anchorage Hotel without reservation!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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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 #6 of 71 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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