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“Large rooms but needs a face lift”
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Westmark Anchorage
Ranked #42 of 73 Hotels in Anchorage
Maplewood, New Jersey
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74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Large rooms but needs a face lift”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

we stayed at the westmark in anchorage at the end of our sea/land tour of alaska with holland america.
this hotel was part of the package. location was good and the rooms were large with a balcony. the staff were nice. lobby was small, hotel needs a complete facelift. rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. wifi good. we didnt eat at the restaurant in the hotel. lobby gets very busy with everyone moving in and out. for one night its fine. airport is very close.

Room Tip: try to face the ocean.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a Grayline tour package on the way to Denali. Turns out the hotel is also used by Holland America for their pre and post cruise guests. Very busy place, small lobby,not very relaxing if you want to get out of your room without leaving the facility. But the bed was comfortable and the room clean. The big downside was there was constant room noise from the traffic outside all through the night. The window need more soundproofing.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Washington, DC
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

A badly designed hotel for one that caters to cruise passengers who all come and go by the busloads at the same time. There are only two elevators, and both are small. But wifi is excellent, and there are plenty of plugs in our decent sided room. Bathroom/shower is slightly poorly designed, and the A/C works but the controls are out of whack by a lot. Needs a lot of renovation generally, but not awful

Room Tip: Lower floors so you can avoid crowded elevators
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Hernando, Florida
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Stayed here at the beginning of a Holland America Alaska land tour. Nothing special about the hotel - with tour groups constantly moving in and out. Accommodations were quite worn, with the restaurant below par. It will serve for a night, but keep your expectations low. The location is a positive in that it is close to some activities including the Anchorage Outdoor Market.

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Fairfield, California
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

We spent one night here in August 2014. We were on a Holland America cruise/tour that included Denali Park. Anchorage was our last stop before going back to the lower 48 and the hotel was part of the overall trip cost. The room was a handicapped room and was quite large but the furniture was old and worn. There appeared to be water stains on the tv stand and when we turned on the bathtub faucet a little lizard came out. The location of the hotel was good. There were lots of restaurants nearby but the streets appeared to be shabby like the hotel. The hotel restaurant was expensive but I knew that all restaurants were expensive in Alaska. We had dinner and breakfast in the hotel dining room and the staff was exceptionally friendly. The food was just okay. Breakfast was buffet style or you could get a bagel and coffee at the Starbucks next to the restaurant. There were free local newspapers in the lobby but they were gone by the time we got there. This hotel is not one I would stay in if I was paying for it separately but I guess it was good enough for one night. The Holland America conglomerate owns the hotel and they should really upgrade the furnishings and décor.

Room Tip: Probably a room on a higher floor might be quieter. We were on the second floor opposite the elevato...
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Milford DE
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145 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Stayed here one night before joining group for land/sea cruise. Hotel is very old and needs a lot of work. Was very noisy with street noise. Very old tv with no flat screen like most up-to-date hotels. Had to wait until 7:30 am to order from menu which was very inconvenient since we had to meet our tour group at 8:00 am. Service was slow. Wi-fi very slow also.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

On the 11th floor, noise from the streets below is terrible. The sliding door on our balcony might as well be open as it is letting in so much road noise from G street.

We stayed 2 nights and would never come back.If you have a choice stay away from down town and the noise that comes from loud motorcycles and other vehicles.

I will say the location is close to everything down town but if you have a car I recommend you stay outside down town.

Room Tip: No solution to vehicle's driving by all night and day.
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Property: Westmark Anchorage
Address: 720 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2118
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Region: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Westmark Anchorage 3*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, the Westmark Anchorage Hotel is a perfect blend of sophistication and convenience. Take in the awe-inspiring views of the surrounding Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet from the private balconies that adjoin every guest room. Check your e-mail on our complimentary high-speed internet station or simply relax in the always popular Solstice Bar & Grill. Adjacent to the Egan Center and Performing Arts Center and blocks away from the 5th Avenue Mall, the Westmark Anchorage is the perfect hotel choice for downtown accessibility. With a restaurant, lounge and over-sized guestrooms, the Westmark Anchorage offers supreme comfort in Alaska's largest city. ... more   less 
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