The bed was the best part of the whole stay : ) The water pressure in the shower was excellent. The location was only minutes from the airport and there is the Alaska Park option next door with a free shuttle. The restaurant service was friendly and accommodating-the food was well played and the wait was minimal. Glad they opened at 6 am : )
- Mary C
Decent hotel close to airport
We chose this hotel upon recommendation of a relative. Our room was on the second floor. There’s no elevator so if you have mobility issues please take note and book on the first floor. Our room was clean and nicely appointed. All the lamps had outlets so we could charge our electronics.
Noise is a big issue for me so I note things that are bothersome and things that are not. In a lot of hotels when someone takes a shower or uses the toilet, everybody knows it. I was pleased that we were fairly isolated from that. The doors don’t slam shut so you don’t have that going on all night. The only disturbance is from the aircraft. Bear in mind that at this time of year there is around 23 hours of sunlight and apparently no one owns a watch so you can have a jet taking off at 11:30 P.M. and a float plane leaving at 4:00 A.M. Ear plugs are recommended. The drapes are very good at turning the room completely dark.
Pipers bar was excellent. The calamari is very good and my burger was lean which is a surprise from what I usually get. If you order a glass of wine you get a glass of wine not some stingy glorified “taste” that other restaurants serve.
Very happy with the staff and service.
- Jeff H
Close to airport
This hotel is close to the airport. Just a few minutes drive from the car rental. The rooms are clean and comfotable. There is free parking. There is a restaurant next to/inside the hotel, which offers great food!
- Cornelis B
Old but with lots of history
So its been a couple of years since I’ve forced myself to go back to this place. When I first arrived in Alaska I felt it had charm that could only come from a place like Alaska; but what I realized it that it is a rundown, smoke filled hotel masquerading in its former glory. the bar can be fun if the right staff is working and breakfast is at least consistent. The only thing that would ever bring me back is the front desk staff who are phenomenal.
- Joshua B
I stayed here for two nights upon arriving in Anchorage and my experience was just ok. I know plenty of folks who stay at the hotel who work slope rotations, I have eaten at Piper’s numerous times, and with it being very close to the airport, based my decision to stay here on those reasons.
My room was on the first floor and even though it was at the end of the hall, it was pretty loud first thing (4am) in the morning as people departed for their flights. My room was worn; the carpet was stained, floor was lumpy, peeling wallpaper in the bathroom, shower/tub needed a good scrub and chalking. My biggest cleanliness issue was the hair on the toilet seat in the bathroom – when I first checked-in. Ick.
As others have mentioned, the water in the shower goes from super hot to ice cold depending upon others using water at the same time throughout the hotel.
The bed though, was super comfy and I slept pretty well. The lobby looked nice and clean. They have a free shuttle for the airport and they are very close, just a mile or so away.
Piper’s Restaurant/Bar is always a good choice for a burger and to watch a game. Friendly staff who have been there forever it seems. Good chance you’ll run into someone you know there as well!
I was disappointed when I first arrived with an experience at the “guest services” desk. I asked the man who was holding it down if he could call a cab for me. He told me no but he’d give me the number for a cab company. Huh? I wasn’t asking him to pay for the cab just to call one for me. What’s the point of having a guest services desk if you don’t want to provide any service? I would have asked the front desk to call one for me, however, they were busy checking people in.
Staff were friendly, with the exception of the guy at the guest services counter. Having a late check out option was nice as I was running a lot of errands in Anchorage that day.
I had a reservation to stay here before I departed Anchorage, however canceled it when I was able to find a room at a much nicer hotel (Dimond Center Hotel) for only $20 more. Off season in Anchorage…take advantage of it!
In the future I’ll have dinner and a drink at Piper’s with friends but will probably stay elsewhere – especially if I can get a much nicer stay for just a few dollars more.