Coast International Inn
"Quick trips to Anchorage"
As a health and safety professional that spends more time on the road than at home. And needing a place to stay for a few days in Anchorage while visiting a regional office; I found the Coast International Inn a comfortable place to stay. Their airport shuttle is prompt and the drivers are courteous and helpful. The Inn is only minutes from the airport, has clean rooms, comfortable beds, wireless internet and the restaurant and lounge where you can get a decent meal. The hotel is ideal for someone who just needs a place to rest and be ready to hop on another flight. Nothing is close by. No elevator in the hotel, so for those traveling with alot of bags, ask for a first floor room. Will be staying again on my next trip to the Anchorage Office.
Good Location near the Airport
We only stayed here one night after landing in Anchorage at night. This hotel is less than 10 minutes away from the airport. It’s right by Lake Spenard where float planes take off and land. We were on the second floor, I didn’t see an elevator. The room is nice and clean. Free Wi-Fi worked fine. Shower is hot and good water pressure. We didn’t hear any airplane noise. There is a restaurant in the hotel that closes at 9pm, but the bar opens until 10pm and serves the same food. This hotel is more expensive than I like to pay for a transit night, and that’s the only reason I didn’t give it a 5 star rating. Then again everything in summer Alaska is expensive. Less than a mile away from this hotel, there is a diner called “Village Inn” that is fantastic. We ate there twice, right after we got to Alaska and right before we left Alaska, everything we had was great! There is also a Walmart super center about 3 miles from this hotel, good and cheaper place to load up on your food and other supplies before you head out to Denali or Seward.
Perfect for an overnight before or after flying.
We stayed here on our last night in Alaska before a 6AM flight. Room was big, clean and they had just got new mattresses and heater/ac units installed. The hotel was old, but front desk was efficient and they have a restaurant and lounge that worked for dinner after turning in our rental car. The restaurant had great service and food was good. They have 24/7 shuttle service so no worries on early or late flights. You do hear doors it seemed like throughout the night, but it wasn’t bad just a little bit of a nuisance. They have people checking in/out at all hours with all the different flight times. We had to leave at 4:30, so understood others trying to get in/out of their rooms. We were actually supposed to stay here when we flew in to ANC. They picked us up from the airport and because of the construction had to move us to the Puffin Inn which they took care of. It was ~1AM, but the shuttle driver quickly loaded our luggage back up and drove us to the other hotel which was only a few minutes away. They were ready for us and had us checked in quickly. We had a nice large suite at the Puffin Inn so felt the problem was handled efficiently and easily.
a couple days in Anchorage
I searched extensively for accommodations in Anchorage. Every place is really pricey! The best hotel there has only 3 1/2 stars and the prices are off the chart. I booked Coast International Inn very hesitantly and hoped for the best. It’s an airport hotel but I knew that we were getting a car so that was okay. Honestly, it’s a place that I would NEVER normally consider staying at, but the pickings were slim. I work in the travel industry so I travel a lot. I’m happy to report that I made it out alive. No bugs at all which is a huge plus. Bed was comfortable and shower was hot. Free Wi-Fi was a big plus. It’s a really old place and could definitely need some updating. Again, it’s not the type of place that I would ever normally consider staying but everything worked out okay.
Very pleasantly surprised with the on-site restaurant, Pipers. Had breakfast there 2 mornings and it was surprisingly delicious. I went in w/ low expectations and was quite happy. Waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. Didn’t have time for breakfast on last day and just popped in to buy an orange. Shocked that I was charged $2.50 for one small orange. I felt that was very unreasonable.
Convenient and reasonable
If you are traveling through Anchorage and need a convenient, comfortable place to spend a night,or two, you’ be hard pressed to beat the Coast International Inn. Their airport shuttle is prompt and the drivers are courteous and helpful. The Inn is only minutes from the airport, has clean rooms, comfortable beds, and an in house restaurant and lounge where you can get a decent meal at a reasonable price. For the traveler who doesn’t need to be downtown, who just needs a place to rest and be ready to hop on another flight this is a great place at a great price.