Good price for an Anchorage hotel.
The hotel itself is old and with poor lighting in the parking lot and surrounding area. That makes it seem more sketchy than it really is. The big pro is the staff. They were all super nice and helpful and that really does go a long way to making you feel more welcome and safer!
My bed was not particularly comfortable. It was sort of squeaky and had a bit of a lump — but I was so tired each night that I wasn’t about to try to change rooms.
Good for what it is
When I go through Anchorage I will stay at the Coast Hotel because usually my flights arrive late and/or leave very early. Its very close proximity near the airport is very beneficial when you have to board your outgoing flight at 5:20AM, like I did this morning, or arrive in Anchorage after 11:00PM like I often do
Let’s be honest, this is not a five-star hotel but the rooms are clean, the bathrooms are large and clean and they do have a good restaurant in the hotel. The clam chowder available in the bar until closing is really very good. The breakfasts are good and are available after opening at 6:00AM. The restaurant staff is generally very professional and good-natured as is the hotel staff.
The room I stayed in last night has had some renovations completed to it since my last stay including: new bedding, new drapes, new carpeting, new towels and I believe new furniture and big-screen TV.
There is only so much that can be done to an older building however. The walls are a little thin and that can make early evening noise an issue, but the hotel generally quiets down before 10:30PM. The other guests generally are on either late arrival or early departure schedules also and are,I believe, considerate if their fellow guests. I hope I did not disturb any of my room neighbors when I left the hotel at 4:40AM this morning.
There are security staff that do circulate throughout the hotel. However the side doors that are supposed to be room-key entry controlled at 8:00PM did not work and the hotel was therefore open to anyone who may have tried the door. If they did I suspect that the security staff would have soon ushered the intruders out.
This hotel is a good stop for North Slope workers coming from and going to their homes and jobs. I would not stay here on my honeymoon or if I was looking forward to staying at a five-star hotel but if I was looking for a decent, fairly priced comfortable room near the airport, the Coast Hotel would be ok. I have stayed here numerous times before and I will stay at the Coast Hotel again when I travel through Anchorage and I want to stay near the airport.
It was very quiet comfortable and warm in the room had everything we needed. The bar/restaurant was great amazing food as always, very quick service and very polite. Love the decor. And I love the view.
Warning don't stay here
Dirty and rundown. No security homeless people in halls. Told hotel that intoxicated people were next door. Fought all night long. Did nothing. Bathrooms not nice. Not worth price. Walls thin can hear everything. Maids knocked door at 9 when we have till 11 to check out
Great place to stay near the Airport.
Always friendly staff and excellent food in the restaurant/sports bar. Least favorite is that the bathrooms could use some updating. Location is excellent. Very close the airport . Very relaxing common area near the lobby with TV and fireplace, and comfortable seating.