I essentially lived at the Inlet Tower Hotel for an entire month while working in Anchorage. It was the height of tourist season and everyone was price gouging. My company paid up to $190 per night for a hotel room which in the "Lower 48" would get you a pretty decent room (even in the middle of NYC). This hotel was a low end, dirty, poorly run establishment with hallways that looked like the place someone would go to blow their head off in a horror film, DREARY! The building is old and has its nostalgic charm since it was originally built as an apartment building way back when. However for the amt of money they charge its obscene!!! Not to mention the slowest elevators ever created (I'm used to pre-war buildings and old elevators).
The staff is TERRIBLE! Couldnt care less about complaints. One evening the internet went down while I was doing work. I called the front desk and inquired about if the internet was in fact down and when it would be up and running? The front desk guy in a stoned, laid back voice replied "Yep...(pause)" I said well do you know anything about it getting fixed? Desk Guy: (sighs) Well...they said I gotta call IT but (exhales) I dont really feel like calling IT so...yeah!" and he hung up! CAN YOU IMAGINE? I had to laugh at how incredibly ridiculous this was or else I would cry. Another time I was laying in bed taking a nap when the maid just UNLOCKS the door without knocking and walked in, made eye contact with me and started folding fresh towels in the bathroom! Taking her sweet time "WTF." Filthy carpeting, old unrenovated rooms and old TVs. I asked the front desk for a bottle opener and they couldnt find one! There was a restaurant at the hotel! No one had keys to unlock and find a freakin bottle opener!
The place sucked but at the end of the day its one of the better places to stay in Anchorage besides the Sheraton or Hyatt which are INSANE for extended stays. Alaska while amazing has some of the worst hotels and customer service I have ever seen. IT really is the last frontier. A place where the rules of normal society dont apply. Twilight zone with beautiful scenery. The place sucks yes but I know worst exists so in some ways this is as good as it gets! Its roughing it for sure.
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