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Historic Anchorage Hotel
Ranked #16 of 76 Hotels in Anchorage
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Kauai, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Coming into the lobby was like walking back in time in old town Anchirage. My husband and I spent a lot of time sitting by the fire. The Belgian waffle breakfast buffet was a nice surprise. The staff were above the normal helpful level. Our room was warm cozy and clean. To be able to walk out the door and watch the dog sled races, knowing if we got cold our room was right there, and to be less than a block from shopping was so convenient. Thank you all for a lovely stay.
Mary and Lopaka Bodnar

  • Stayed February 2012
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2 Thank Paddlintutu
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Anchorage99, General Manager at Historic Anchorage Hotel, responded to this review, February 29, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a wonderful review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the World Champion Dog Sled Races and your warm, cozy, clean room. We are happy you and your husband kept warm by the fire. We look forward to hosting you both again in the not too distant future. Again, thank you for staying with us.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

This was one of the best hotel experiences I've ever had (and I travel >100k miles per year). Terri and her staff were fantastic. They had terrific advice for getting out and about, they helped me to ship stuff back home, and every staff member knew my name right from the first day. Terri even extended breakfast hours for a few late risers amongst the other guests. The hotel itself has all the modern amenities you'd expect, but retains its old world character. Of course the breakfast is a nice touch. And it's walking distance from everything. Great place!

Room Tip: Quiet rooms face away from the street.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

We stayed here for one night in June at the conclusion of a three-week journey through BC and AK. Both the City of Anchorage and the Historic Anchorage Hotel were unexpected pleasures.

We had no expectations for Anchorage and assumed it would be simply a way-station prior to our return flight. Instead, we spent a thoroughly enjoyable 24 hours in town and wished that we had budgeted another day. Anchorage is a lively and interesting city with plenty to do and see, and this hotel is right in the center of everything. The location couldn't be more convenient, especially for the Segway tours which commence across the street. Give them a try -- it's a blast to glide around the city on them.

The hotel is indeed "historic" and some might find it "dated." To us, the quirky charms were irresistible. It really feels like you are in a movie from the 1940's. We had a Junior Suite on the top floor -- it's very roomy with a nice view of the neighborhood. No air-conditioning, but a huge standing fan was provided and it was more than enough to keep us cool on a warm night (the fan also added to the retro feeling). It's a lively neighborhood, but that's part of the charm (I will concede that we were there on a weeknight, so we didn't experience Saturday night revelry). We kept the windows open and had no difficulties. I'm a native New Yorker, though, and I love the sounds of the city.

The Historic Anchorage Hotel provides a unique atmosphere (and free breakfast!) at an unbeatable price. We will definitely stay again if we return to Anchorage.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

I travel to Anchorage often and over the the last 30 years have stayed in most of Anchorages hotels. The Historic Anchorage Hotel is where I stay on almost every trip now. Terri, Jessica and the rest of the staff are amazing! Just spent 8 grueling days in Anchorage working, it was nice to be able to come 'home' every night.
The bar across the street can be rowdy, you might want to avoid those rooms.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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3 Thank Doug T
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

Obviously not a modern hotel - but well above expectations of a hotel with the word 'historic' in its name. Clean, comfortable room - great complimentary breakfast. Walking distance to restaurants and shops. Must thank Jessica on the front desk when we arrived for her wonderful friendly and helpful attitude - a real credit to the hotel!

Room Tip: Our room was overlooking the main street - a little noise being only one level up, but with the adva...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank KeWiPL
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Buntingford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

This was our first hotel after 12 hours of travel - we were dog tired and just wanted to sleep. However this room overlooks the junction of a busy road and an even busier bar opposite. We were kept awake into the wee small hours by raucous revelry seemingly right outside our window with swearing, singing and a police bust at 5am. Not ideal...in the cold light of dawn, the hotel itself was quite pleasant, and as we had found out, centrally situated :-(, but convenient to walk around from. So be warned - if you are going to stay there, ask for a room at the back, (unless you want to party all night).

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank David8
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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

We stayed here the night after a cruise and my parents stayed two nights. It was in a great central location, easy to get to from where we picked up our luggage by walking. The staff were very helpful at check in and in recommending places to eat. We were upgraded to a suite which was nice and large, though without airconditioning, which is likely not a problem most of the time! The rooms were clean, a little dated but in keeping of the character of the hotel. There was a breakfast room that provided average but filling fare in the morning. We would definitely stay here again given the chance.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Historic Anchorage Hotel
Address: 330 E St, Anchorage, AK 99501-2307
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Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 76 Hotels in Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Historic Anchorage Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegantly restored and generously appointed, the Anchorage Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Rich in tradition and elegance... Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Anchorage. The Anchorage Visitor Information Center, Anchorage Convention Centers, 5th Avenue Shopping Mall, the Alaska Center for Performing Arts, the Alaska Railroad Depot, Anchorage Museum, and some of the finest dining and entertainment that Anchorage has to offer are all just steps away from the hotel.Aside from our convenient room amenities, Anchorage Historic Hotel offers guest services to accommodate everyone from the discerning leisure traveler to the busy corporate guest. ... more   less 
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