Basic, fine for a night or even two. Very clean bathroom, to begin with anyway. There is no housekeeping for short term guests which includes anybody staying for fewer than 7 nights. Towels can be exchanged at the front desk. There are kitchen facilities in the room but there are no pots, pans, dishes, cutlery. No nearby (within walking distance) eateries except for Burger King.
I stayed here for business travel. First on the hotel itself: the best thing about it, is that it is still quite a new facility and not yet run down. The room was very clean. Bedding was decent. Towels worn thin but white and clean. Ther were some basic amenity bottles. There was very nice sized kitchenette including a stove top, fridge and micro but no pans or table ware of any kind (all drawers and cabinets were empty.) There was a small motel type coffee maker and a packet of coffee and paper cups.The room heater blew air constantly across anyone laying in bed right at bed level, so I had to move the table/chair between bed and heater to deflect the near constant heater fan. Temp control was good, just being in the air stream was the issue. There was no lobby in this place to speak of, only an access controlled front room before the hallways. The check in desk tried to be helpful with a few area questions but seemed to not have a lot of local or hotel knowledge past the basics. Biggest shout out is to the Housekeeping staff- I interacted with them just a bit, but very friendly and obviously shouldering the load at keeping this hotel at having attractive rooms, and keeping it from getting run down. The security was good at the hotel, your key was a Proximity type to go into the building and then into your room. Deadbolt and swing bar then inside your door. Now about the area: There is zero Anchorage charm in this sector, frankly it is in a very run down zone of Anchorage. The only think keeping it from being sketchy during my was the single digit temps and snow keeping the street people/campers/etc from being as present. My Anchorage friends said, "lock your car and hide everything" in this area of town. This hotel is right next to a burger king, a subway, and a Home Depot which is OK. What is a bit creepy is that it also backs onto an almost-vacant shopping mall of empty store fronts. At the far end of the mall though, is a fine Carr's/Safeway supermarket. So in short- a mixed bag here. If I was coming to Anchorage for a vacation, no way would I stay in this semi bleak situation, even thought the building itself is nice. If your stay is for work, or for medical things at the nearby hospital, or the nearby base, its really the only hotel in this part of town, and for now, its decent.…
Excellent place to stay if u r traveling for fun or business. Staff is excellent. Smiling and caring. Property is clean and mattresses are comfortable. Room is equipped with a kitchenette. It was my son’s birthday and the management left a handwritten birthday card with his favorite drink and gifts, such a nice gesture. We thank them so much.
Nice clean lodging near Merrill airfield in Anchorage. The Aptel is not within walking distance of downtown Anchorage and there were some concerns regarding the safety at this location. There was, however, a grocery store and a gasoline station within walking distance of the hotel. The hotel staff were very nice and helpful.
Enjoyed our stay at Aptel. It appears to be relatively new. It was about a 15 minute drive from the airport. Access to Parks highway is very close. The room was basic but comfortable. It has a full size refrigerator, microwave, two burner stove and cupboard space but no pots, pans or dishes. But I think you can check a set out from front desk. They have a nice laundry room and vending area. The beds were comfortable. It was quiet except for the private planes that land nearby, but they were not that loud or annoying. Walmart and Costco are close by. I was pleased with the hotel. No complaints. And the price was right for Anchorage area.