This is a "pretty good news-BAD NEWS" scenario. I had read quite a few of the reviews and with an 89% thumbs-up rating felt like this was the place for us. It wasn't a cookie-cutter hotel, it was right downtown, and it sounded like the personel were well trained and accomodating. Most of that was true, it is looking a little worn around the edges, but still OK. As it turned out the breakfast was OK, but not great. THE PROBLEM is the NOISE... AND I MEAN NOISE!!! We had a Suite with great windows and quite a bit of charm. Unfortunately, those windows are up on the front corner of the building (corner of E Street and 3rd Avenue)... right across the street from The Rumrunner. We are pretty tolerant people, but the bar opens their front doors and it's like your trying to sleep right in the middle of their dance floor! The motorclycles were loud and plentiful and we could hear muffled conversations from on the street and from the park across the street. This was on a Wdenesday night- I can't imagine what a weekend would be like. At 1 AM I finally called down and asked for a different room. They were very nice and I could tell that this is a problem that they hear often. They put us in the only vacant room available which was on the E Street (front) side... it too was quite noisy, but not as bad - we were exhausted from having been up early and flying all day so we finally got to sleep. The next day we were beat. We found out that the rooms on the back (alley side) are OK though... so you might try it as long as they promise the alley!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elegantly restored and generously appointed, the Anchorage Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Rich in tradition and elegance... Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Anchorage. The Anchorage Visitor Information Center, Anchorage Convention Centers, 5th Avenue Shopping Mall, the Alaska Center for Performing Arts, the Alaska Railroad Depot, Anchorage Museum, and some of the finest dining and entertainment that Anchorage has to offer are all just steps away from the hotel.Aside from our convenient room amenities, Anchorage Historic Hotel offers guest services to accommodate everyone from the discerning leisure traveler to the busy corporate guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Historic Anchorage Hotel Alaska