Although not a new hotel and not in the middle of downtown it's a gem. It's not The Ritz. From check-in to leaving every member of the staff displayed pride in their job and place of employment. That's a big plus when housekeeping, maintenance, front desk and managers work closely together with everybody smiling and talking with guests like they were friends. Anchorage is a highly diversified city and the staff of The Golden Lion reflects the same. The facility was clean and if a problem was found and reported it was addressed immediately, not a put off 'til later. Any question about the state, city, food, travel, taxis or shopping got answers that were, at times, brutally honest. One can't get much better than that for advice.
There is a contract restaurant there but it only serves breakfast and dinner since most guests are out during the day. The lounge is a fun place and has dance lessons on certain nights. Salsa night was an eye opener for some of the older guests. Children and pets are most welcome and the contract nail/beauty/barber shop was in the main lobby. Exercise room and business center are 24/7. No pool, but big bathtubs. Clean, friendly, homey and on a bus line-if you want an inexpensive tour of the area. I will stay there again and heartily recommend it.
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Anchorage
- Anchorage Best Western
- Best Western Golden Lion Hotel Anchorage, Alaska