I want to write that this hotel makes an effort to provide something special for it's guests. For the price of a hotel room you get two comfortable beds, a living room area and a fully supplied kitchen. I am sure you could not get more square feet for the money anywhere else in the city.
In addition, the staff members are lovely. The lady who took my reservation was gracious. The lady who greeted us was swift and helpful and the lady who checked us out was also very nice. The fresh cookies on arrival were a nice touch.
The hotel location is not bad. It is not in the center of town, but certainly within reasonable walking distance. Parking for the hotel is in a paid lot, but is included in the room rate, unlike some much more expensive downtown hotels. We did not notice any noise from the train. We rather enjoyed listening to it while we were awake. We did see the only moose we saw in Anchorage while staying at the Anchorage Grand Hotel.
The room was clean, as were the linens and towels. The beds were excellent. In fact, they were some of the best beds we have slept in while using a hotel.
There is no place for a breakfast area, but they bring a bag of breakfast goodies to your room.
My problem with this hotel is that it is old, and it does not wear it's age well. It just needs some restoration. The furniture is old, and things do not match. The carpets are worn. Everything needs a new coat of paint, new draperies at the window, new covers for the bed and just a general facelift.
In the meantime, however, if you are willing to tolerate some cosmetic issues, this is a good hotel with good beds, plenty of hot water, and lots of good will. It is an excellent bargain in a city with very expensive hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All-suite hotel. Terrific downtown location, one block from Coastal Trail, within walking distance of 5th Avenue Mall, Convention Center, Performing Arts Center, Anchorage Museum, and restuarants. Fully equipped kitchens. Breakfast items delivered to your door. Morning newspaper. Free Wi-Fi. Cable TV with HBO. The best value in Anchorage! ... more less
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