Last time I was in Anchorage I stayed at the Embassy Suites, rated #1 on this site, and thought it was awful. So, I decided to stay at the Marriott this time, in spite of the rating, and glad I did! If there's one thing about Marriott properties it's that you know what you'll get-sight unseen, unlike Hilton properties where you never know until you get there. The Embassy Suite room was divided into what they called a suite, but the two rooms were very small and crammed with furniture which made it feel claustrophobic. I couldn't wait to leave.
But I arrived at the Marriott this trip, check in was quick and pleasant and my room was large, clean and bright, as expected. The property is right downtown, so within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants, which was extremely convenient. In addition, being a high rise, the views facing the mountains are stunning. The bed was comfy, as usual, and breakfast was good. Valet parking is quite expensive for Anchorage, but there is metered parking on the street, which is free from 6PM to 9AM and all weekend long and there's also a lot in front of the hotel that charges $1 an hour, so there are options. My only complaint would be the slowness of the Internet. If I were paying for it, I would have demanded a refund. Other than that, I had a wonderful stay. Highly recommend.
Ask for mountain view....breathtakingly beautiful!
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Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent stay. We sincerely appreciate your willingness to give our property a try and are even more thrilled that we were able to live up to your expectations. We have no doubt that we are the premier property in Downtown Anchorage and are so happy that you would agree. I love your statement that you know what you are going to get with a Marriott and that is exactly why we are proud to hang the Marriott flag.
Glad you were able to enjoy the breathtaking views that I never get tired of seeing!
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