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Ramada Anchorage
Ranked #40 of 72 Hotels in Anchorage
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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58 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Didn't expect this much of a Frontier experience!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a 60s era building. An attempt has been made to polish it up. While clean and recently painted, it's still showing its age. Location is central but a couple of blocks away from the heart of town.
Our room on the second floor was utilitarian to the max. No closet, so all the usual gadgets - iron, ironing board, etc were just heaped in a corner under a coat rack. Room had a fridge, microwave, dvd player etc which was great but all this was just piled on one side of the room - hugely cluttered. Additional power outlets had been installed by running an industrial grade electrical conduit into the room. Downright ugly. Bed was OK but not great, bathroom was spacious and clean.
Major issue was the window and ventilation. I am overlooking the lack of AC - it's Alaska - but there is a good part of the year where you may need cool air. Our room was on the second floor and the window had a ledge outside that led downwards - easy to climb up. There was a stick in the window to wedge it shut but basically there was no security possible once you opened the window even a crack. Room looked out onto the outdoor bar. Loud music which was turned down fairly early, but no privacy if the window was open - room had heavy drapes but no sheers.
If you did open the window, the area is next to a busy highway and noise was considerable.
Bottom line - this place may be OK in winter, and it's livable if you arrive late and don't have options.....but I would try hard to avoid it if I had the flexibility to shop around.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

I had selected this hotel because it was reasonably priced, for Anchorage & its location. I had assumed that the Ramada name guaranteed certain standards. Obviously not. The location is in Downtown but not the sort of Downtown one felt happy about walking in late at night so no advantage for that. It also backed on to a transport depot & the railway stockyards which meant on one of our nights a continuous noise from trains going through. The staff were reasonably efficient & polite & the airport shuttle worked OK. The main problem was that although clean the hotel is desperately tired & in need of renovation. One example, instead of window locks a wooden batten to jam the sliding window shut another was holes drilled in the walls for pipes but not finished & sealed. The first two nights we had the complementary breakfast which was fine not de-luxe by any imagination, but adequate. On our return it was about halved in selection in, what I am sure was an attempt to get you to pay to eat in the restaurant attached to the hotel. To pre-empt the question why did you not find an alternative? We were on holiday did not want the hassle and first & foremost although tired it was clean.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

This was by far the worse place we stayed while we were in Alaska. We were on the second floor and there was a plank of wood that was used to lock the sliding window. The bed sagged horribly as did my back by the next morning.

I don't know much about Anchorage, but the location appeared a bit iffy.

I am very surprised that this is rated so highly. It was a very uncomfortable night. I was happy to be up and out of there by 4:00 a.m. With that said, we didn't have any breakfast so I can't comment on it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

We had to leave another hotel and needed to check in before 10am _ the staff were courteous and quickly searched to see what rooms had been cleaned and if we could check in straight away - Nothing was a problem- We were also able to leave our luggage in storage while we undertook our 2 week Alaskan Adventure.. Wi FI was available in the rooms and was reliable and fast- Central to Downtown

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Additional Information about Ramada Anchorage

Property: Ramada Anchorage
Address: 115 E 3rd Ave, Barrow and 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2501
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Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 72 Hotels in Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ramada Anchorage 2.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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