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Chelsea Inn Hotel

3836 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517-2680
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#68 of 74 hotels in Anchorage

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Anchorage, Chelsea Inn Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Chelsea Inn Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Anchorage.

The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, and you can stay connected during your stay as Chelsea Hotel offers guests free wifi. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to some of Anchorage's most popular landmarks, such as Westchester Lagoon (1.5 mi) and Earthquake Park (1.7 mi), Chelsea Inn Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

If you’re looking for a cafe, consider a visit to Snow City Cafe, Middle Way Cafe, or Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Chelsea Inn Hotel.

Best of all, Chelsea Inn Hotel makes it easy to experience many great Anchorage attractions like Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Shop, Aurora Fine Arts Gallery, and Sevigny Studio, which are some popular art galleries.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Chelsea Inn Hotel is sure to make your visit to Anchorage one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
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David T wrote a review Jul 2021
36 contributions45 helpful votes
We had our hotel in downtown cancel us because their cleaners didn’t arrive. Stranded at the airport at midnight with every hotel we called in the city booked. We got to the Chelsea and they had a room. Front desk attendant helped get out bags into the building. Very nice guy, he even warned us that the area was not very nice and encouraged us to move on the next day. The accommodations are dated, it is a rough place but the staff is very helpful and put us in the safest room that he had. Very close to the front desk which is attended 24/7. I would recommend if your in a pinch and need a room, I have stayed at worst places (in my 20s). I felt plenty safe in the room. Outside the room, well… it’s in a rough neighborhood. If you have a firearm, Alaska is a firearm friendly state. If you are intentionally staying here it’s not a bad idea to have the added comfort considering the neighborhood. Overall, I rated very high because the staff was amazing. The accommodations are rough mostly because of the people that frequent the surrounding area. The establishment can’t help that and a bed is many times better than sleeping on an airport chair.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Ernest D wrote a review Jun 2020
Anchorage, Alaska5 contributions
The entire facility felt dirty. The room was was seemingly clean yet dingy. The TV was setting on a shelf, leaning against it's one time mount and had a crack down the right side of the picture. The carpet was threadbare. The windows didn't latch properly and the traffic noise was constant.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Vibes a Vino wrote a review Sep 2019
Perth, Australia10 contributions1 helpful vote
I have never been so terrified entering an establishment in my life! From the disgusting cracked out prostitute's out the front to the weird old men asking if a had a bottle opener I was then told by a lady passing by on the street that I was not safe at this place and if I was ok or needed help. My Uber driver who picked me up then proceeded to tell me that he was surprised I didn't get shot or worse. This is known as the worst place in the area. They also charged me $99 instead of the advertised rate online and when I called to request a refund I was told by some dropkick on the phone that the manager wouldn't be in for 4 days so call back then - no online contactable information provided. NO HOT WATER IN SHOWER I left the 'hotel' after an hour of being there!
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Date of stay: September 2019
mtcwolf wrote a review Sep 2019
65 contributions21 helpful votes
Not a bad place, not great either. The noise is quite loud and there is no elevator. If you want an inexpensive place to stay however it will suffice for the night. I would not spend a week here however.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Abby G wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
My mom and I had accidentally cancelled our Airbnb the night before our flight out of anchorage and we were looking for a place to stay late that evening. We found the Chelsea Inn and booked a room thinking it was nice that it was close to the airport. On the way to the hotel, our Uber driver stated that he had never heard of, or been to the Chelsea Inn (first red flag). He pulls up to the hotel with a number of questionable-looking people standing in front of the door - he asks us if we really want to get out. We probably should have gauged that better and stayed in the car. Upon being given a roll of toilet paper for the shared bathrooms (didn't have a change to check these out unfortunately), we get into our room which is in the basement of the building. The door of the room is propped open with a chair - honestly, I thought my life might end right there. All of the furniture in the room was eerily pushed to the perimeter of the room (refrigerator, table, chairs, dresser, and lamp). I am not sure why, but that creeped the hell out of me. The room was actually quite large and the bed was pushed to the far back corner. Our dead bolt as well as the lights in the room did not work and so we left. We called the manager the next morning and were thankfully refunded once the situation was explained.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Maybe don't stay here
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$88 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chelsea Inn Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Chelsea Inn Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Eklutna (0.5 miles), Avalanche Escape Rooms (0.3 miles), and Bird Ridge Trailhead (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chelsea Inn Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Chelsea Inn Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chelsea Inn Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include City Diner, Yak and Yeti Himalayan Restuarant, and Gwennies Old Alaska Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Chelsea Inn Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Chelsea Inn Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Earthquake Park (1.7 miles), Oscar Anderson House Museum (2.3 miles), and Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery (2.4 miles).