Great hotel at reasonable rates in Anchorage
Having just spent the last two weeks volunteering at the Iditarod, I needed to be near the headquarters (out near airport). My initial loading was unsatisfactory to me for several reasons, so mid way through my trip, I called the Coast and they were willing to accommodate an ARHP rate.
On the outside, the hotel is dingy and definitely needs work. One person made comment on the hallways, and I would mimic that. However, my room was in excellent condition. The bed was comfortable with great pillows and higher end sheets. There was a mini refrigerator which I used for left overs. The bathroom was also very clean. The tub had a few mismatched tiles, but I’m not staying in a 5 star in NYC. It’s Alaska! The important thing is the bathroom was clean with nicer towels.
On some nights the hotel had greater than 80% occupancy, and yet I rarely heard anyone (I wanted the second floor to not hear footsteps above me). Occasionally, there would be a door slam, but in essence, it was very quiet. The heat worked fine, and windows opened (which I love for fresh air for sleeping). The wifi worked fine for me though I didn’t spend hours on it.
I ate 4 times at the restaurant associated with the hotel and that had great food at more reasonable prices than downtown. Also, after volunteering a full day, I just wanted a good meal and a beer.
The location was very close to the airport with free shuttle. I walked everywhere including back and forth to the hotel at later hours–never had any problems. So felt safe. There is a People’s Mover bus (#7) about a 3 minute walk from the hotel that take you directly downtown.
The vast majority of staff were very friendly. In fact one of the people who always seemed to be working (not behind the desk) took my leftovers and microwaved them for me. That’s customer service!
As I will be volunteering at the Iditarod again next year, I will be back. Thank you.
stayed here 5 days, everything was great, except housekeeping forgot to close my door, when i checked they were cleaning. when i returned no housekeeping around my room door was wide open with they’re towel holding the door open and they’re window cleaner or something hanging on the door. staff is very friendly. room was always clean after housekeeping cleaned.
Excellent Customer Service, Very Helpful
We travel to Anchorage annually to photograph wild Grizzly Bears and Bear Cubs in Alaska. Coast International is a great location 5 minutes from the Lake Hood airport. With all of our camera gear and luggage, the people are always helpful and willing to help carry our gear. They even drove our group over to the airport with all our photo gear. Restaurant is very good and rooms were very clean. A great experience overall.
First time in USA, first time in Alaska and first time in this hotel. from London to Anchorage with 3connections flights over 24 hrs and the first thing i thinking of it a nice hot bath and comfy bed. My boyfriend who used this hotel a lot due to his work booked this hotel for me because he think is ok. He also disappointing with what happened.
My first impression to this hotel at 1am ;
night reception – no greeting but give me a good filthy look.
Hallways – filthy like walk into cheap tacky motel .
Room- It need updated, our room is filthy, mark on the wall, bed it ok.
Toilet- not great .
The worse experience in this hotel for me was my dress is mystery disappear from the closet .hardy hah !my $200(£130 )dress .. Oh i did went back to checked in the hotel after i realised i forgot to pack my dress(2-3hrs after check out) . I did went to the room full with cleaning ladies (about 4-5of them) and they all said no dress there and laugh about it.
Be were if you forget something or you not checking you stuff properly please don’t expect any things back. Believed me i have tired to do that and it getting nowhere . Thank god it not my iPhone 6!
Never ever again in this hotel.. No apologise nor sorry from them! Highly not recommended, unless you got no choices.
- Oratai T
Decent hotel to sleep next to the airport
I frequently stay at Coast International Inn on my way out to the Bush to work and it’s a great hotel for sleeping. It’s close to the airport with a free shuttle and prices are reasonable. There is a restaurant attached but I have never eaten there. The restaurant and room service close at 9pm and I am usually arriving after that. Maybe during the summer hours they are open later.