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Historic Anchorage Hotel
Ranked #20 of 73 Hotels in Anchorage
Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“READ THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS- I DIDN'T AND NOW WISH THAT I WOULD HAVE”
Reviewed 3 August 2010

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!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2010

We finished up our cruise and wanted a nice cozy place to stay. According to the reviews we thought the Historic Anchorage Hotel would fill the bill and did it ever! We arrived very early and Lorna the desk clerk was all too happy to store our bags so we could head out to see the sites. Her restaurant recommendations were excellent. When we returned, our bags were already in our room. When we got up to the room we found that it was perfect! There was lots of room, it was very clean, and thoroughly modern. We wouldn't have changed a thing. The staff was always happy to help and always very pleasant. This was the perfect end to a perfect trip.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2010

We enjoyed our night at this hotel. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and our room was comfy and quiet. We particularly enjoyed the breakfast in the old bar downstairs (not used as a bar now). It was a beautiful room and full of local historical tidbits -- not to mention articles about resident ghosts at the hotel! My son loved it. I should also mention that the breakfast was phenomenal -- so many choices and all delicious. I should also mention that this hotel is affiliated with a good gift shop (and offers a 10% discount) for those last-minute souvenirs!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Philadelphia
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Reviewed 18 July 2010

If you want to stay in a hotel that could be anywhere, there are plenty of anonymous looking chains in Anchorage. If you want to know you're in Anchorage, get a room here and the tilted floors will remind you that the hotel survived the 1964 earthquake. Lovely lobby and breakfast room (which is alas, no longer a bar at night). Luxury lovers, this isn't for you.... there is no AC, and a lot of the furniture has seen better days. Our bed was comfortable, though. As other posters have mentioned, perhaps the hotel's best feature is the staff. They were terrifically warm and friendly and responded with great kindness when my husband suffered an injury, cutting our vacation short-- we were allowed to stay till 5 PM so we would not have to sit around the airport all day. Thank you Terry, Kelly and everyone for your help!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 17 July 2010

The staff at the Historic Anchorage was very helpful and accomodating. The room was lovely and comfortable. We had room 201 which was at the front corner of the hotel. It was bright with windows on two walls but was a bit noisy (we were warned of this by the front desk). Although there are reports of ghosts in this hotel, we were not visited by any ghosts.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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University City, Missouri
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Reviewed 11 July 2010

The Historic Anchorage is a great old hotel in the "trendy" area of Anchorage. It's close to a lot of great restaurants & galleries. What made the stay great was the staff. We stayed here after a 10 days of being very active so by the time we go here we were pretty spent. The staff made suggestions on where to eat, made the reservations, our tranportation arrangements back to the airport...the were great. I have stayed at the Sheraton in Anchorage as well & I would recommend the Historic Anchorage Hotel over them.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Curllsville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 11 July 2010

We had a one night stay here on checking in on July 3, out on July 4, so the holiday may have affected some of the goings-on outside our room (303) which fronts the street that is about 1/2 block from a gin-mill called RumRunners that basically had a party rocking all night. I still slept OK because that sort of thing doesn't bother me too much, but the drunken din definitely woke me up a few times. Other than that, the staff couldn't have been better, the room was huge and it was clean, and the bed was comfortable as well. I couldn't really figure out how to cool down the room or turn down the heat (this old joint had some massive heaters in it), but we found a stand up fan in the corner, turned it on us and we were OK. Friendly people and a cool room, albeit a little noisy if you get RumRunners outside your window.

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Property: Historic Anchorage Hotel
Address: 330 E St, Anchorage, AK 99501-2307
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Region: United States > Alaska > Anchorage > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Anchorage
#7 Romantic Hotel in Anchorage
#14 Business Hotel in Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Historic Anchorage Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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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