Anchorage lodging is wide and varied, as the city has just as many options of hotels as any other mid-size city in the U.S. There are over 70 hotels in the city. Some are located in the downtown area, while others are on the outskirts of the city, nestled into foot of mountain peaks. Hotels and their locations are full of variety, as is the city and surrounding area. While the downtown business district looks like many other U.S. cities, the outskirts of this area provide glimpses of wildlife that can only be seen in Alaska.
Some people traveling to the area prefer to stay within the city limits. They can then take day trips and scenic drives, venturing out during the day. Those in town for business usually choose Anchorage lodging that is in the downtown area. The Anchorage Marriott Downtown is a popular spot for business trips with its 14,000 square feet of conference space that is ADA accessible. There are additional breakout meeting rooms and boardrooms near the hotel’s convention center, and they are equipped with portable staging, a sound system, flip charts, VCR/DVD and other devices to help facilitate the event. Catering is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus snacks and coffee breaks throughout the day. Room accommodations are comfortable for both business and vacationing guests, and they offer every amenity that would be expected at a Marriott.
Another downtown hotel that is used by many business people is Quality Suites Near the Convention Center. It is within walking distance of the convention center and of other attractions, such as the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and The Imaginarium. It is also close to the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, and the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall. The hotel has the Glacier Meeting Room that can be used for business or social occasions, and there is free airport shuttle service and free Alaska Railroad shuttle service for guests. After spending the day at the conference center, guests can relax in the indoor pool with hot tub.
Business people and tourists may want to stay at The Historic Anchorage Hotel that was established in 1916. There is event space available for up to 150 people, as well as smaller meeting rooms. The hotel’s quaint décor is mixed with modern amenities, such as large screen TVs and updated rooms and bathrooms. The facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since its history goes back to Anchorage’s pioneer days. There are 26 rooms and suites available with elegant furnishings and décor. Anchorage’s year-round activities are easily accessible from this downtown site.
The Anchorage Grand Hotel is another downtown lodging that is conveniently located for anyone visiting the city. All guest areas are suites that include bedrooms, living areas, and a full kitchen. The location is very good since it is within walking distance of the convention center, train, and other downtown attractions. The hotel’s business center is available to guests, along with Internet access, printers, and other helpful services to help make meetings run smoothly.
Some business people prefer to stay near the airport, and Anchorage has an ample offering of places to stay in this area. The Courtyard by Marriott Anchorage Airport is a popular spot for those who want to fly in and rent a car, rather than stay exclusively in the downtown area. There is a business center located on the property, as well as multiple meeting rooms. Amenities include a bar and lounge area, fitness facilities, indoor swimming pool, and ATM banking.
There are numerous other Anchorage lodging facilities near the airport and around the outskirts of the city. Almost every hotel is near some attractions, and all are surrounded by the beauty of the Alaskan outdoors.