We waited a little too long to book a hotel for the weekend of the Big Wild Life Marathon and came across Duke's while trying to find something that could accommodate 3 people. What a pleasant surprise!
Duke's is an older hotel that more resembles an apartment building. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but give it a chance because the inside is very pleasant. Rooms contain 1 or 2 bedrooms, private bathroom, a small kitchen plus a living area. Most of the rooms appeared to be occupied by extended-stay business travelers, and that's a good hint of how comfortable the suites are, and how good the location is.
Other than a small workout room, there isn't much in the way of on-site amenities, but with dining, shopping, and businesses all around, you won't notice. What you get instead is room to stretch out, a quiet comfortable night's sleep, and spitting distance from great restaurants, the convention center, and the life of downtown ANC.
I should also mention that the front desk staff was exceptional. They helped us repeatedly with various questions and providing packing supplies to help us ship a large package. We'll be back, and Duke's will be the first place we look next time in ANC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Downtown Anchorage, this hotel is across the street from Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center and 1 mile from Sullivan Arena. Alaska Experience Theatre and Alaska Center for the Performing Arts are also within 5 minutes. A 24-hour fitness center, laundry facilities, and free newspapers are available at Duke's 8th Ave Hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 26 rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi, free wired Internet, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find living rooms, dining areas, and coffee makers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Duke's 8th Avenue Hotel Anchorage, Alaska