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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed my stay. I had to have surgery at Providence Hospital and was able to rest & recuperate at Golden Lion afterwards. Good experience for me. Excellent staff. They were really nice and carried my luggage to my room for me.

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Thank R6751BIteresaw
Palm Bay, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 5 days last month but I would not have stayed here if I didn't collect Best Western Reward points, due to being overpriced. This hotel would probably go for about $89 per night in the lower 48, nearly one third the cost, and that ratio is normal all over Alaska, restaurants and hotels are about 2... More 

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georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cleanest room I have stayed in a long time. Kudos to the housekeeping team. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I was blown away with all the TV channels. Very nice surprise. One good thing is they do not try to nickel and dime you for everything. Restaurant was above average. Much better than most hotels. The only drawback is no... More 

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Thank gatravelor
New Westminster, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This unrenovated 1970's highway-side motel was only acceptable. Sheets were clean and bed was comfortable. The good things ended there. The non-smoking room smelled of stale cigarettes, the old carpet had a couple sticky spots, and the room was a bit noisy with the Seward Highway right out front. The wifi and digital cable TV were both unreliable.

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Thank ejohan
Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on August 7 for one night and again on August 12 for 3 nights. The first night was not good (we were not welcomed as Loyalty members and didn't feel welcome) so we were not looking forward to the next visit. When we registered the second time we were greeted warmly and welcomed. Our first night was... More 

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Thank SueinSalem
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old and tired hotel out of the way of most everything. Friendly staff. Rooms are fairly spacious, but musty and dark. No hotel shuttle to the airport or anywhere. It is quite a ways from downtown and the airport. $20 taxi fare. Fred Meyer and strip malls are close by.

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Thank Rtjeter
Mesa, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The price was right, the location was convenient and the staff are friendly and helpful but the hotel itself is unappealing. The lights didn't work in the elevators and one had doors that wanted to close too quickly. We stayed three nights in two different rooms, and in both rooms the carpets were grungy and a layer of dust was... More 

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Thank MarianReader
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Feel like I got conned on this one. They talk about being close to the airport yet it is a $25 cab ride each way. That's without a tip too which cab drivers depend on. So anyway no free airport shuttle. Rooms was nice and the Sushi restaurant nearby was excellent. Be aware of unscrupulous characters hanging out at the... More 

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Thank Karl F
Redlands, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we planned our vacation to Alaska I was blown away with sticker shock. Everything was horribly expensive, including lodging. We ended up choosing Best Western Hotels for our lodging in Anchorage, Homer and Seward as the best balance between quality and our budget. We found that the Best Westerns are about $100 a night more expensive than they would... More 

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Thank Robert C
Richards, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This appears to be an older hotel, however, it is nicely maintained. It's very clean and comfortable and the service is great! We stayed here heading to and coming from the peninsula for a family vacation. We have a family of 5 and they graciously brought up a roll away bed to make us more comfortable. We would recommend staying... More 

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Lisa M, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear boymom79, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to give us a survey of your stay. I'm glad the staff was able to accommodate you and your family with the roll away bed. We value your input and I am please to hear that we were able to meet your needs during your stay. If you have any other... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Welcome to the Best Western Golden Lion Hotel located only 5 miles from the Anchorage Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel

Address: 1000 E 36th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99508-4304
Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Price Range: $122 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Best Western Anchorage
Anchorage Best Western
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Anchorage
#12 Business Hotel in Anchorage
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