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Historic Anchorage Hotel
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

Just stayed at the Historic Anchorage for the second time. Charming small hotel, great location, free breakfast. Heard about ghost stories but didn't hear or see anything. Rooms are a bit small compared to some other hotels but perfectly adequate and beds and pillows are fluffy and comfy. As in many older buildings, there are creaks and squeaks and room-to-room noise, but nothing excessive. Too bad the gorgeous old bar is only in use as the breakfast room. There is a computer for printing boarding passes, etc., but wi-fi is slow.

Another plus; the hotel is within walking distance of most of downtown Anchorage. Go next door and see the bears in the Hilton lobby.

Room Tip: "alley side" might be quieter but the view is rather awful. If you care about looking out the window get a street side room.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank DaRose46
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Anchorage99, General Manager at Historic Anchorage Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2012

Dear DaRose46:
Thank you for staying with us on two different occasions and taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you found us to be a charming hotel in the heart of downtown. Glad you enjoyed the"fluffy and comfy" beds and pillows. Thank you for letting us know about the wi-fi. We will take a look at improving our current system. Yes, she is a gorgeous breakfast bar! We do private events as well as our breakfast. We look forward to hosting you again!
Warmest regards,
Terri

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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Only stayed one night on our way to Seward to catch a cruise, but the hotel was clean, full of character and very central, and the staff were friendly and helpful, recommending things to do and places to eat. Breakfast was basic but okay. We didn't expect any ghosts and weren't disappointed! We enjoyed being able to walk from our hotel to most of the major sights in Anchorage.

Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Maussie54
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Anchorage99, General Manager at Historic Anchorage Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2012

Dear Valued Guest;
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us. We're happy you found us full of character, clean and centrally located. We take pride in our cleanliness and our staff enjoys recommending places to go and where to eat. We hope to host you both on your next visit to Anchorage!
Warmest regards,
Terri

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Reviewed 11 April 2012

We stayed here looking for a historic Anchorage adventure. There were few other guests when we stayed and had some fun experiences: footsteps in the hall, tapping on the walls, and some moving curtains. We can't wait to go back!

Beyond the permanent residents of the hotel- it was a fabulous place to stay. The rooms are nice and cozy (although next time I want to try a suite), with a blend of modern technology and true to it's past feel. There are pictures of 'old time' Anchorage all around. The lobby and bar area feel like a walk back in time.

I loved this hotel and can't wait to stay there again! The only downside was it's proximity to a local bar (across the block) which was pretty loud until 2am. I think if you stayed in the even numbered rooms you wouldn't have to worry about that!

Room Tip: Ask for a even numbered room (away from the bar street). We requested an 'active' room for Ghost activity!
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank kiri_angel
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Anchorage99, General Manager at Historic Anchorage Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you excited to come back and found us to be a Fabulous place to stay! We are proud to be the only hotel in Anchorage on the National Register of Historic Places. We take pride in making you feel like you are taking a step back in time. We are working with our neighbors (the bar) on keeping the noise level down. We look forward to your return and trying out one of our Junior Suites.

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Reviewed 3 April 2012

My wife and I recently travelled to Anchorage for a meeting, and we extended our stay for 4 days to explore Alaska. The hotel was terrific. Terri and her staff were all very helpful. The breakfast in the morning was a real treat to get our day started just right. We love "historic" hotels, full of character and ambiance, and this one did not disappoint us! The location in town was convenient to many local restaurants, and parking was close to the hotel. We drove to Telkeetna and took a plane tour of Mount McKinley on K2 (the photos are amazing), we toured Seward and the Alaska SeaLife Center (amazing), and went dog mushing in Alyeska, among many other things. What memories Terri and her staff help provide! My only regret(s), we didn't see a moose, and we need to return in the summer to we can take the train and see more of Alaska!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Anchorage99, General Manager at Historic Anchorage Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2012

We are so happy to hear that you had a Great Alaskan Adventure! It is wonderful to have a staff of great people who genuinely care about every guest. Thank you for sharing your photos and review. We were lucky this month and had few moose hanging around downtown. We look forward to hosting you both again in the summer!

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Reviewed 19 March 2012

Visiting Anchorage for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Dog Sled Race, we couldn't have picked a better location. When we arrived, the friendly staff printed a schedule of activities for start day and shared tips on good places to view the action. They were right on all counts and it was easy to take part in everything as the hotel was just around the corner from the start line and the crazy Running of the Reindeer later in the day. When we returned to the hotel a couple days later, someone came into the breakfast room to announce there was a moose just around the corner. Sure enough, a mother and calf were grazing on trees right on 4th Ave!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Anchorage99, General Manager at Historic Anchorage Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2012

Dear Iditarod Winner,
Thank you for staying with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the Fur Rondy Festivities and the Ceremonial Start of the Iditarod right outside our front door. We take pride in our service and are pleased we were of assistance to you. We can Thank our accountant for sharing the excitement of the moose and calf walking the streets of downtown. I ran out to the fire escape and snapped a few photos myself. Thank you again, we look forward to hosting you in the not too distant future.
Warmest regards,
Terri

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