The people that run this B&B offer some help to the traveler, especially those with interest in outdoor activities and interacting with other people on the road.
However, the actual facilities leave a lot to be desired. The room contained all the garbage left by earlier travellers, including magazines that were two years old. We stayed in a musty damp basement where we heard every footstep upstairs. Sheetrock smells and construction detritus littered the dark hallway. The towels offered might be okay for washing a car but not for offering to a guest; they were ragged and worn. The worst, however, was the bathroom- a mold manifesto. The tile was covered in black slime- on the floor, the walls, even outside the stall.
All this would be okay if the price were rock bottom, but we paid over $80 for two people. The night before, we stayed in a quiet, charming, clean cabin at Summit Lake Lodge with our own sterile bathroom for the same price. Don't put up with this kind of discomfort unless you really want to commune with the bugs indoors, dust bunnies, dirt, mold and all the regular B&B hassles (waiting for the bathroom, potluck breakfast, etc). Also, it's not that close to downtown; it's a healthy 30 minute walk. On the plus side, it's right next to an excellent bike path.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clean, safe and friendly accommodation for independent adventure travelers in a quiet residential neighborhood - close to downtown, Coastal Trail and outdoor gear shops. Private and dorm rooms, parking, wifi internet, mountain bike rental, laundry, gear storage, friendly and experienced managers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Anchorage Guest House Alaska