The exterior and lobby give the impression that the room will be, at the least, modern and updated. This is not the case. There are 4 buildings with motel rooms, and we were assigned one in the oldest section of the motel. The $150 room rate provided us with a tiny room facing the parking lot on one side and an apartment building and noisy road on the other. The sound of Harleys coming and going from the Harley dealership 2 doors down was distracting, but the sound of small planes overhead reminded us that we were within easy walking distance of Lake Hood.
The bed was comfortable, but had only 2 pillows. There are no "extra" touches like furniture and decor. This was a dark, stale smelling room with a tiny air conditioner stuck in the window. The bedspread did not appear to be freshly laundered and we removed it immediately.
On the bright side, the staff was friendly and nice (although very busy- put us on hold 3 different times when we tried to call the front desk) and the towels were fluffy and white.
Based on the room we were assigned, we do not recommend this inn for anything other than a last minute place to stay if you need a few hours of sleep and a shower before getting on your plane. The airport is a 5-minute taxi ride.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether your vacation brings you to Anchorage for one night or many, Puffin Inn offers convenient access to area attractions such as Chugach State Park, the Seward Highway and the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Our hotel is also minutes from metropolitan entertainment in downtown Anchorage and a short drive to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.Puffin Inn offers special conveniences to enhance your stay. We offer free shuttle service to and from the airport, a business center, an exercise room, laundry facilities and pet-friendly accommodations. Guests also enjoy a complimentary breakfast served daily in our lobby breakfast area. Internet access is available throughout the hotel.Rest assured that you will have a relaxing guest experience at an affordable rate when you choose our convenient lodging. Puffin Inn offers a variety of lodging options suitable for any traveler. Our lodge has 85 guest rooms and suites separated into 4 room styles: Deluxe, Moderate, Boutique and Original. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Puffin Hotel Anchorage
- Puffin Inn Anchorage, Alaska