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“Book top floor room facing west and harbor” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Anchorage Marriott Downtown
Ranked #9 of 72 Hotels in Anchorage
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Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Book top floor room facing west and harbor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

This hotel and the Captain Cook Hotel nearby both rise high above the Anchorage skyline and from the top floors facing west, offer spectacular views of Cook Inlet, distance mountain ranges, and plane traffic at the airport (about 5 miles away). I thought the extra money worth it for the great picture windows and view.
There is a small lobby and coffee bar in the morning, and on the other side, a buffet breakfast and small restaurant.
A lot of people get up early and leave on tour buses for day-trips to Denali. Others were leaving on cruises. I would not recommend either. We saw them come back in the late evening and they were totally exhausted. We rented a car and had a great time. Anchorage is very easy to drive (there aren't that many people there, even in the summer) and there are only two major roads leaving the city. If I were going to visit Denali, I would book a room somewhere up there and not try to return to Anchorage that day.
As for cruises, we are glad we skipped them. Even in early August, many days of our week there were rainy and cloudy. You wouldn't see much from a cruise ship and you go to a lot of fake, touristy towns along the coast. You need to get out and drive/hike to see the real Alaska, which can even be seen in the downtown park whose coastal edge runs between downtown and beside the airport (we saw moose grazing there).
As soon as you leave the city proper of Anchorage, which takes about 10-15 minutes, the real Alaska begins. It is like a huge national park that goes on forever. No kidding!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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150 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Overall we found this to be a pretty standard, well located,Marriott. The pleasant surprise was the genuinely awesome (much overused adjective in these parts!) view of Cook Inlet from our 13th floor room. The room was large, albeit rather dated, quiet and comfortable. Staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Downsides were the variable (but free) wifi connection and the lack of a room safe.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manassas, Virginia
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134 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stayed here our last night in Alaska. Nice hotel, good amenities. Breakfast was tasty. Close to all the stores/shops and waterfront in Anchorage. A quick drive to the airport. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful, stowed our bags for the day so we could explore the town before heading out in the evening.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tracy S
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North Oaks, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

At the end of a 2 week sea-land vacation this was a very pleasant spot to wind it down. Very good location and a room that more than exceeded our expectations. Totally clean and quiet with black out shades so you could get a little shut eye in the land of the midnight sun. Everything is in a easy walking distance.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed here before we began our cruise. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Questions about nearby restaurants, assistance for my elderly mother, and checkout info were all handled well.

Room Tip: There are views of the bay - ask for one!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank shwrigh
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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142 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was our second stay at this Marriott and it was not a disappointment. The staff hear are friendly and want to make your stay in Anchorage a positive experience. This Marriott may cost a bit more than others in the Marriott chain but it is well worth it, since everything is in walking distance except for the airport which is a short ride. In addition to convenience, the downtown Marriott offers a great breakfast bar and nice lunch/dinner restaurant. All food we were served was above par. There is no bad view from the rooms though the best may be over the bay or looking north. The only downside is that committing to care for the environment is offered by delaying cleaning of towels, there are no towel racks in non-handicapped rooms.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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bluegrass state
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460 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

our Disney tour started here. We stayed for two nights. The rooms were very spacious and had all the amenities we needed. We had two queen beds. The bathrooms were nicely upgraded. The location is the best part here. We walked all over town and felt safe. We did not have the hotels breakfast buffet as we had our own private one in one of the conference rooms. IT was always frest and great choices . Fresh baked muffins, Mickey pancakes, Bagels, toast, eggs, bacon, potatoes. Great Job Kyle, i think was his name.The hotel was definately busy as several fo the cruise ship passengers left out of here. They do have valet. They were very nice and helped us with directions. They even called us a taxi one night to go out to dinner. I had forgotten my toiletry bag and had to buy hairspray in the hotel shop( tiny) and the front desk gave my a toothbrush and toothpaste. I got by. This hotel met all of our needs. On our trip this was the middle choice for us. The alyeska hotel in girdwood was fabulous. The Grande Denali Lodge was our least favorite as fas as the rooms go.
Tip: if you order room service try the clam chowder and halibut cheeks,the best we hadon the trip.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Anchorage Marriott Downtown
Address: 820 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-3407
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Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Anchorage
#9 Romantic Hotel in Anchorage
#11 Family Hotel in Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anchorage Marriott Downtown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 395
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