Dimond Center Hotel is in a shopping center, 3-4 miles south the international airport, easy to get on Seward highway, 5-7 miles to downtown. This hotel is a good base to travel in Alaska. You can do the last min shopping if you forget something that you need for your trip. Staffs are friendly, and the hotel is very clean, nicely decorated with the native art. The hotel has large guest rooms with a large Jacuzzi bath, a refrigerator and a microwave. They have free parking, free breakfast (better than most motels) and free shuttle to the airport. This hotel is better deal than other downtown hotels. The hotel restaurant is average, not too bad for seafood plate, except the crab cakes. There is a wonderful restaurant that is between the airport and the hotel, about 2-3 miles from the hotel, Kincarid Grill (kincaridgrill.com). If you rent a car from the airport, you are better to eat dinner there when you are on your way to the hotel.