Dingy and in disrepair
I arrived after traveling from the East Coast on a cold January night, hoping for a cozy room and a hot shower before my business meetings the next day. The front desk did not have my reservation made through an online booking website, even with my confirmation number. As it’s the off season, they found a room. Once I got past the welcoming fire in the lobby it was all down hill. The hallways were dim, the carpet worn and dingy, and the floors felt like plywood underneath. When I got to my room, it was about 50 degrees inside. There was the equivalent of a space heater, which I turned on “high” and thought I’d take a shower to warm myself up faster. The shower pull handle would not come out. I walked back out the front desk and said my room was unusually cold and the shower would not work. A friendly young man walked back with me and, with brute force, managed to get the shower handle to pull out. He then walked over to the space heater and said, that it was up as high as it would go. After he departed, I tried to shower, but only scalding hot water would come out of the fixture. Now, I really started to look around at the ice on the inside of the windows, the absence of anything but shear curtains and the partially detached security bolt. The walls were paper thin and I could here folks above me and beside my room. I put a chair against the door and went to sleep. The only reason to give this hotel even one star is because the people working there seemed nice enough, offered me a lift to the airport, got me a coffee in the morning, etc. Don’t stay here.
The Coast is a bit dated , the bathrooms could use a good updating too. But the rooms are clean and the shuttle , staff, and Pipers restaurant bar is good food and fun . I will continue to stay at the Coast when traveling to and from work.
- Terry M
I stay here to and from my way to work. They ALWAYS have clean comfortable rooms. Staff is awesome. Free shuttle to and from the airport. They are affiliated with the parking structure next door too. Since I stay every couple of weeks they automatically load my miles account. I hear they are remodeling so I will update when I get in one of those rooms. This is not a 5* hotel. It is also not priced like one. Anchorage in the summer can be very expensive and these guys are always right.
Good Place To Stay Close To Airport
Stayed here three nights for business at the ANC airport. Van runs to the airport 24 hours a day, on-call, so that made transportation really handy. Drive time to airport is about 5 minutes.
Rooms were clean and have been updated (nice linens and bedding.) Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast was included – free continental breakfast, or deduction off hot menu order.
The bar and restaurant were open with generous opening hours (there is no other place to eat within walking distance except at the Millenium Hotel 1/4 mile away….)
My only quibble with the restaurant was that there were huge TV screens hung all around the place, on different channels, and some had the sound up. It was very distracting and hard to carry on dinner conversation. I can understand lots of TV’s at a bar, that is expected…. but not so much at a restaurant, where a person might want to “conversate” from time to time. Made the otherwise nice restaurant seem a bit tacky… thank you for taking this under consideration, as the large number of TV screens seems to be a newer addition to the restaurant…
- Elby C
Not at CII again
Not the best, Depends on the day as to how things are around there. but overall I wasn’t impressed and would select another place to stay when going back to Alaska. It’s location is close to Airport, for sure, but get your own transportation. Main restaurant closed on July 4th, so had to dine in bar/grill.