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“I Really Enjoyed This Place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake

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SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4050 University Lake Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508   |  
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Ranked #4 of 70 Hotels in Anchorage
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73 hotel reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“I Really Enjoyed This Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

Although the Spring Hill Suites is a budget level Marriott, I really enjoyed this one.

The hotel is right on a lake and is refreshingly calm. Staff is helpful and accommodating. I loved sitting around the fire pit.

The hotel is only a few years old. It is a little out of the way

Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

Fantastic customer service (typical with any Marriott), vast breakfast selection, they even have a laundry room! If I'm ever in Anchorage again, I'll definitely check here first.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for one night after driving around Alaska for a week. The hotel is modern and comfortable. We booked an executive suite and really liked the layout and view a lot. This is a great hotel if you like the peacefulness of Alaska verses the noise of a city. It backs up to a beautiful lake that has mountains behind it and it is in a quiet neighborhood. There is a gate out back that leads to a nice trail around the lake that we walked and visited with some locals. Great breakfast and there is a fire bowl out back for chillin' in the evenings too. This is a great location just a few minutes from downtown and a few minutes from the airport. If you have your own rental car I would stay here rather than downtown!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

We liked everything physical in this hotel - the room, the design, the layout, etc. It's a little way from downtown but a very nice place to call home when away from home. However, we were not happy with a few of the human aspect of this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

We stayed at the SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake for 2 nights in July 2011 and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a great value for hotel in Anchorage (which is pretty pricey during the summer tourist season). They have a AAA rate which we booked and it was very reasonable.

The location of the hotel may not be in downtown but the free shuttle bus goes everywhere, including midtown, downtown etc.(with advance reservation). We took it from the airport on our night of arrival so that we did not have to rent a car until the next morning (since we arrived really late anyway) and saved at least 1 day of car rental. Then the next morning we just took the shuttle to the airport to pick up the rental car.

Also, I was pleasantly surprised by the bag of chocolate covered raisins that the hotel staff gave us upon check in as a Marriott Rewards member. That 8 oz bag of chocolate covered raisins lasted us the entire trip in Alaska and accompanied us to many hikes!

This hotel is contemporary in design (which I like) and the free breakfast is more than sufficient. I am glad I followed the tripadvisor advise and booked this place.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with my young nieces. The lobby, hotel rooms and bathrooms really are very sharp; nicely decorated, brand new and very clean. I love a nice hotel bathroom!!! One room with a small couch was the perfect size for us. The pool and jacuzzi were nice but a bit crowded for my taste. Breakfast was fine. I would definitely stay here again. The hotel is right near a dog park and small lake so it was fun for us to walk over there. I also like that it isn't in downtown but rather a pretty area near the universities. Staff were friendly and comped us a movie since we had an issue with noise one of the nights!

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

This was the nicest Springhill Suites I have ever stayed at. It sits on a lake and has wonderful amenities. The staff is just wonderful--service is great. The breakfast buffet is plentiful and varied. The hotel has a shuttle that will take you to the airport or downtown or just about anywhere in Anchorage--24/7. The rooms are modern and comfortable.

It is hidden because it is off the beaten path--but it will be the only place we stay on our next trip to Anchorage.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake

Address: 4050 University Lake Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Anchorage
#5 Romantic Hotel in Anchorage
#5 Best Value Hotel in Anchorage
#6 Business Hotel in Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake 3*
Number of rooms: 159
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a different kind of hotel with style and space, beautifully priced.Beautiful lakefront lodging with mountain views, in town. Featuring separate areas for sleeping, eating and working, SpringHill Suites provides guests with a microwave, mini-fridge, desk and pull-out sofa bed. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast and airport shuttle, as well as pool, whirlpool, exercise room and wireless. ... more   less 
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