I was a little hesitant to book a room here, after reading some of the reviews. Ultimately, the price different between this hotel and other nearby chains which featured the same amenities I wanted (namely, an onsite restaurant and lounge) was big enough to risk it. I was pleasantly surprised. I asked for a room overlooking the lake, which they were happy to provide. This hotel is located right next to Lake Hood, and you can expect to hear small sea planes taking off whenever there is light (which in Alaska, can be at all hours). My room was near the end of the hallway, so I really didn't have much of an issue with noise from other guests. If I return, I would request a similar location. My room was clean, and the bed comfortable. The bathroom was roomy, but quite dated, and could really use a few repairs and a fresh coat of paint. Similarly, the carpet throughout the hotel, and especially the hallways is in dire need of replacement. The WiFi onsite seemed decent, although I mostly used a 4G router since Alaska has Verizon 4G. The lounge was excellent, and the staff extremely friendly and attentive. Their menu was average, but having a beer after working all day is always a nice option. Room service was prompt (and I discovered I don't like reindeer sausage) - but if your pinching pennies, just walk down to the restaurant and save a few bucks. If your not prepared for Alaska prices, you might be in for a bit of a shock when you pick up the room service menu! (the breakfast burrito was around $15 before room service charges, tax, etc.) Overall, as long as you realize this property's shortcomings, the money you save here can help pay for all the gifts your family will expect you to bring back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two-story Motor Hotel offers a warm ambience, restaurant and bar; sits adjacent to Lake Hood, 1 mile east of Anchorage Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coast International Hotel Anchorage