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“Very pleased!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown

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Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown
Ranked #18 of 71 Hotels in Anchorage
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Houston, Texas
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382 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Very pleased!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed here before and after our land excursion with John Hall's Alaska so this hotel was not chosen directly by us. However I would stay here again if I ever go back. The airport proximity is great as well as the comfy beds, large room, long drapes with clip to close them, well appointed bathroom for just a few things. We did not have a rental car, but used the hotel shuttle to go downtown and back. It has specific times for departure and pick up, but we were told that we could call them if we needed to be picked up early, which we did. Everyone seemed friendly that worked there and we liked the decor too.
As far as the Juno Restaurant the breakfast buffet was a little pricey but a lot of choices were offered. Our dinner meal was okay. I was disappointed in the scallops that I had the first night since I was looking forward to having a lot of seafood while in Alaska. They were overcooked a bit so somewhat tough.
All in all this was a great experience and we would go back again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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TMGAlaska, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for the 4 star Trip Advisor review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and I will definitely follow up with our culinary staff regarding the scallops, your comments will help us better meet the needs of our guests and we appreciate the feedback.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We arrived late a couple of weeks ago. The Hampton Inn had over booked us, and put us in this hotel. I thought for sure it was going to be an awful room. The staff could not have been nicer. The room was wonderful. Great block out curtains. Good food. Very impressed. Check in was easy, would definitely go back to this hotel next time in Alaska!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank carrieag1
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TMGAlaska, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you so much for the 5 Star review! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This hotel staff has done their home work, the service is just perfect and everyone makes you feel at home even with you being far away from home. Best recommendation I can give for anyone who needs to stay over in Anchorage for they travels around Alaska.
Great place to enjoy and relax.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Josef B
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TMGAlaska, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Thank you for the 5 star Trip Advisor review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again soon.
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Hockley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

On hindsight this may not be the best location for a stay in Anchorage. It is fairly equidistant between the airport and downtown. They offer a free shuttle to the airport which we used. However there is nothing in easy walking distance near the hotel. Taxi to downtown cost us $12 each way. Ithink that if the hotel wanted to be more enterprising or helpful theu could offer a free, or low cost, shuttle to downtown.
We had two breakfasts and two dinners in the restaurant and the service was excellent and friendly and the waitresses were very helpful with my wife's allergies. The restaurant lacks atmosphere though as few people use it. That does mean it is not noisy though.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank exfordy
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TMGAlaska, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review, I'm glad to hear that our wait staff was very helpful in making suggestions to accommodate your wife's allergies. I also appreciate your candid feedback regarding providing a downtown shuttle. Your comments will help us to better serve our guests needs.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We stayed here thanks to a screaming deal on Hotwire. It's a little too fancy for us, but we didn't have any problem endulging in it. The hotel has a number of features and is kept spotless. There is a great breakfast buffet included too. Also, for those of you arriving late, its super easy to get to from the airport but is far enough away so you don't feel like you're staying at the airport.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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TMGAlaska, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to right a review on Trip Advisor for the Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown. We appreciate the 4 star review and hope to see you again during your next trip to Anchorage.
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Angleton, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I was on a recent photography tour and this hotel was our base from which the tour began and ended. It's conveniently located about 3 miles (maybe a little less) away from the Anchorage airport. They offer free shuttle service to and from the hotel which is helpful. Shuttle service from the hotel runs on the half hour, so don't expect it to be ready when you are. And you will probably have to actually call the hotel for a pickup from the airport.

My room was clean and everything worked just fine. The room and the hotel itself looked sort of 70-ish or retro on the inside. Furnishings looked a little dated in the lobby as well as my room, with those old colors of orange and green and gold that were so popular back in the 70's - 80's.

The hotel staff was courteous although not really always in the know. I had arrived two days prior to the start of my photo tour with a voucher in hand indicating I had pre-paid for those two extra days. I showed the voucher to the front desk and they had not the slightest clue as to the upcoming photo tour checking in or the fact that I had actually paid for those two days already.

The hotel itself is not really within walking distance of anything. To get to downtown or even the nearest starbucks requires a taxi unless you have rented a vehicle.

The room came with the standard amenities: coffee maker, mini-fridge, mini-microwave, shampoo, etc. The only thing missing from that was the shower cap (I actually like using the shower caps because I don't always want to wash my hair every time I take a shower).

I will say that the bed was extremely comfortable and I slept better there than in any other recent lodging.

The restaurant was definitely hit and miss in terms of food. I would not eat there again unless there was no place else to go.

All in all, it was an OK hotel and served my purposes. As another reviewer put it "Wishing it was more....". I probably will stay elsewhere should i ever choose to visit Anchorage in the future.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Thank RebeccaL2
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TMGAlaska, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide a trip advisor review for the Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown.
I appreciate your candid feedback and was pleased to hear our beds are "extremely" comfortable. As far as shower caps we do have them available at the front desk free of charge as well as many "forgot something" items like toothbrush, paste, razors and sewing kits. We appreciate your business and I hope your Alaska photo tour was perfect!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I stayed at the Crowne Plaza while on a business trip and it was a very nice small hotel. Had 7 floors, free wi-fi, really good $15 a day breakfast (a little high), nice lobby and nice front desk staff. Granite in restrooms, small refrigerator, and felt nice modern and clean. I would highly recommend staying at this hotel. The pool is a bit small but still nice.To the hotel I would only suggest longer drapes that hit the floor to really block out the light during the all light days in the summer. The only negative was that while in my room I could hear when someone was walking in their room on the floor above my room. I stayed on the 5th floor.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank HouTexasGal
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TMGAlaska, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor Review and we very much appreciate the 5 star rating!.
I will share you comments with our staff. We hope to see you again soon.
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Property: Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown
Address: 109 W. International Airport Road, Anchorage, AK 99518
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Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage > Midtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Anchorage
#13 Family Hotel in Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 265
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you seek the best of Anchorage, discover the experienced staff and stylish elegance of the Crowne Plaza Anchorage Mid-Town. Located in accessible midtown Anchorage, the Crowne Plaza hotel is just minutes from downtown, shopping, the Alaska Railroad Station, H2Oasis, Dena ina Convention Center, the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and the Alaska Zoo. Just 2 miles from the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the Crowne Plaza Anchorage Mid-Town makes your ride fast and comfortable in their complimentary shuttle. Savor a pleasant meal in the Juno restaurant or enjoy a cocktail before turning in for the night to your Sleep Advantage room.Business travelers will feel right at home at the Crowne Plaza Anchorage Mid-Town - generously sized work desks, free wireless and wired high-speed Internet access (HSIA). Located nearby are local companies such as British Petroleum (BP), Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Alyeska Pipeline, CH2M Hill, Denali - The Alaska Gas Pipeline, Providence Hospital, Alaska Regional Hospital, Alaska Native Medical Center and the University of Alaska.Hotel guests will quickly realize Crowne Plaza is The Place to Meet. Whether holding a convention, banquet, board meeting, reception or informal event, your comfort and success are ensured. No matter if you are on your way to an adventure in remote Alaska, or here to experience Anchorage s big wild life you will find Crowne Plaza The Place to Meet. ... more   less 
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