Anchorage Travel Tips

There is no shortage of Anchorage lodging for anyone traveling to the city. Most American hotel chains have a site located there, and there are plenty of privately owned facilities as well.  Many reviews are posted online in relation to the various hotels, and most of them receive very high ratings. The main complaints are generally not related to the accommodations at all, but to a broken treadmill or of high prices. Hotels in Anchorage do charge higher prices than would normally be found on the mainland except for resorts and very large cities, such as New York City. There are very few negative comments about hotels, except for the very low priced economy ones. The great majority of reviews compliment hotels on their cleanliness and friendly service. In fact, most of comments say that they are the cleanest accommodations of any hotel at which they have stayed anywhere. These comments are in response to mid-range to high-end facilities.

Visitors can find the right Anchorage lodging if they first decide whether they want to stay downtown, in a mid-town hotel, close to the airport, or on the outer edges of the city. Each section of town has an adequate number of places for those who come to the city to stay. Whether or not a guest plans to rent a car can have an influence on where they stay, but hotels usually have shuttles and are willing to take guests into town or to the airport.

There are some favorite hotels that tourists and business people like in the city, and if they return for another visit, they often seek out the same place to stay. The Embassy Suites is one of these. It is located less than two miles from the city center and the zoo, museums, and other attractions. Those in the city on business appreciate the fact that it is near many businesses, such as Alyeska Pipeline Service, British Petroleum, Providence Health Care, and Alaska Native Medical Center. There are 169 suites for guests that feature every amenity, and there are business facilities for business people.

The SpringHill Suites Midtown is a popular spot for families because each suite has a full kitchen. Families can cook one or two meals in their suite and save money. There is a daily complimentary breakfast buffet each morning, and the location is very good since it is close to downtown. The Chugach State Park and Alyeska Ski Resort are also nearby. Many amenities are includes that help ensure a comfortable stay at this hotel.

Those who are looking for the bare necessities in a place to stay will appreciate the Motel 6 Midtown. It is a clean, comfortable Anchorage lodging spot that does not have the extras, such as swimming pool, workout room, or free breakfast, but many guests prefer to pay less and do without these amenities. Another economical place to stay is the Rodeway Inn. The rooms are very large, and it provides the basics that are necessary for a comfortable stay. These hotels prove that lower prices do not always point to inferior accommodations.

The Hotel Captain Cook definitely has all of the luxury accommodations for those who just cannot live without them. There are three restaurants and many unique shops located within this facility. An interesting point that is only three blocks away is the lookout point for Mt. McKinley. Luxurious furnishings, bathrooms, and décor are offered as well.

There are over 70 hotels for guests to choose from in Anchorage, plus private cabins and other lodging that is offered by bed and breakfast facilities and other businesses. Anchorage definitely has a place to stay for everyone who comes to town.