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“"Best" hotel in Anchorage” 5 of 5 stars
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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 East 36th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508   |  
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Ranked #18 of 70 Hotels in Anchorage
Kasilof, United States
1 review
“"Best" hotel in Anchorage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

On the day that I checked out of the hotel, later that evening while having diner with my wife I got a phone call from Sheila head of house keeping that I had forgotten my laptop in the room that I had stayed in. She said she would lock it a safe place for me till I could retrieve it. Great staff, clean rooms. 10 out of 10

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Alaska, United States
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The price that I paid was worth the room that I got. It was clean, had good internet access and a nice climate control option with the heating unit. My only issue was that it didn't have a shuttle. And when you are traveling to Anchorage on medical or errand running trips, transportation options make it a better stay. But if you have a rental car or your own vehicle the hotel is a good and clean option.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Houston
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This Anchorage, AK Best Western is an excellent place to stay. I arrived late at night but still had a brief check-in experience. During my stay, I've enjoyed the meals I've had in the hotel. The room is clean and well maintained. My only 'complaint' is that the water pressure is just a little bit low. But, all things considered, my stay has been an excellent one.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Klawock, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Good place to stay, restraunt in the same building, quiet and peaceful at night...Polite staff....Traveling for medical, so this place in centrally located to all the hospitals. They have a quaint menu in the restraunt, could add a little more.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Moose Pass, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I liked everything about this hotel but one thing: 60 watt bulbs in the lamps. The staff was wonderful, the room comfy and clean, and lots of upgrades and redecorating are underway. But those 60 watt bulbs just don't cut it. I had a room with two queen beds and a large gap between the beds with a narrow night stand. I had to push the bed right up to the night stand and bring another lamp over before I had enough light to read by. There were four lamps plus a wall lamp in the room, and even with all of them on, the room was far too dim.

Anyone staying on the far side of either bed was out of luck. When I asked about a stronger bulb, I was told the lamps are rated for 60 watt only. Well, those mini fluorescent bulbs rated at 100 watts would do the job without the heat of a 60 watt incandescent, the lamp would be fin, and use less electricity.

Other than that, I'd recommend this hotel. It was located in midtown and close to where I needed to be.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sterling, Alaska, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

I had never stayed at this hotel and was pleasantly surprised how nice it was. We stayed in a newly remodeled room on the third floor. The mattresses were new and comfortable. Room was clean and quiet. We enjoyed dinner and breakfast at the in hotel restaurant and the food was good. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus Ohio
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The hotel is clean and I felt safe. The hotel looks old and staff are not bad, but not very helpful either. The location is fine but not the best. There is plenty of parking and its right off the main highway. The lobby looks good.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1000 East 36th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508
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Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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