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“Funky hotel located near the train station.”

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Anchorage Grand Hotel
Ranked #26 of 74 Hotels in Anchorage
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea but it is very affordable for downtown Anchorage. We booked a suite with living room, kitchenette and very nice bedroom for substantially less than the other hotels in the area. The suite was well appointed, immaculately clean, and the bed was very comfortable with luxurious linens. The front desk is staffed around the clock and the staff were terrific. Very helpful in giving us hints on places to eat and attractions in the area to walk to. The hotel is an excellent choice if you’re taking the 6:45am train down to Seward. You just wake up, pick up your picnic lunch outside your door (prepared by the hotel on request the night before), and roll down the walkway to the train station, just a couple of minutes away. Otherwise, the hotel is in easy walking distance to many good restaurants on 4th and 5th Streets and even the Avis Car Rental is a quick walk away. Hotel will also store your excess luggage for however long you need them to at no charge. Would highly recommend this place for a different experience. Oh, there are freshly baked cookies at the front desk and apples for guests each day. How can you argue with that kind of down-home touch.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

5-10 minute walk (with cases) from convention center where we were dropped off after cruise. Room was 1 bedroom apartment - very spacious with kitchen. Decor a bit dated but still clean & tidy. bed really comfy :-) . Continental breakfast was included - & was good (bagels with Philadelphia, porridge, cereal bar & juice) - plenty to keep you going. Hotel receptionist very helpful - chased up taxi when it hadn't arrived. All in all a great base for our stay I Anchorage

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

This hotel is quite well maintained, and I was really impressed by the size of the room, with a separate kitchen and living area. The staff were okay, and there was a small breakfast included in the price. The only thing that took a while getting used to was the hotel's position across from the Alaska Railroad station. I know it isn't the fault of the hotel, but the train's bells and whistles can certainly take getting used to, especially at night. Sleep isn't impossible, but I would recommend taking ear-plugs for a restful night.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ihsn2012, General Manager at Anchorage Grand Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2013

Dear Guest,
Thanks for the nice review. And yes, the train noise does disturb some guests more than others. Just to let you and others know, we have ear plugs, and other sundry items, available at the front desk, free of charge.
Best regards,
John Wirum

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

The TripAdvisor rankings have it just about right. This is a good all-suites hotel in a very convenient location, especially if you are traveling by train. A five minute walk from the train station, and just a few steps away from dining and shopping, this is a well located, clean, friendly place for your stay in Anchorage. You will hear train whistles day and night, but that may be just your ticket if you long for the romance of the rails. The continental breakfast of bagels and yogurt can be enjoyed at the kitchen table while you brew your own coffee. Or, you can walk two minutes to a Starbucks or find a place serving local Kaladi Brothers coffee. The desk staff was friendly and helpful and our room was clean and comfortable. What more can you ask?

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This is a simple, well equipped place to stay, especially if any trips are planned via the Alaska Railroad. It's a very short walk to the train depot and an easy walk to other downtown Anchorage sites.The room included a small kitchen and living room area; a sufficient continental breakfast (bagels, instant oatmeal, granola bar, fruit, juice, and coffee) delivered at the door made mornings very easy.
The windows were thick enough that when closed, the sounds of the trains really weren't a bother. The staff was attentive and helpful, and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Stayed at the Anchorage Grand Hotel in July 2013 we were a little concerned when we first drove up it has a very plain exterior. But the rooms were fairly large with a small kitchen it was clean the people were nice. The down side is that hotels in Anchorage as far as I can tell don't have AC so you have to leave your windows open and the train goes by very late at night and again very early in the morning. We were there 5 days and after the second day it was no big deal. But I did warn you. If shopping or catching the train is for you this is the place.

Room Tip: A room facing downtown might be quieter. But this isn't a big hotel.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

If you are coming or leaving Anchorage by train, this hotel is ideal we arrived by plane and it was a $25 taxi fare. Left by Alaska Rail so walked right down to railway just a short 5 min walk. Hotel amenities more than adequate. Very large room, very clean and good very for money. Continental breakfast provided. Right next to the weekend market.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 505 W 2nd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2207
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Region: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 74 Hotels in Anchorage
Price Range: £64 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Anchorage Grand Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All-suite hotel. Terrific downtown location, one block from Coastal Trail, within walking distance of 5th Avenue Mall, Convention Center, Performing Arts Center, Anchorage Museum, and restuarants. Fully equipped kitchens. Breakfast items delivered to your door. Morning newspaper. Free Wi-Fi. Cable TV with HBO. The best value in Anchorage! ... more   less 
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