Fairfield Inn & Suites Anchorage Midtown
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... consider the tour a great success, even though we missed out on seeing the mountain. It’s only at the end of our Alaska trip that we realize just how special the day was, as we saw very little wildlife anywhere else in Alaska.
It is 18.51 when we see our not-so-little home after walking back from the Wilderness Access Centre. Take some photos in our woodland seclusion, have another Orange Chicken and potato salad meal, do diary and photos till about 11pm, ...
... in stereotypical Alaska with the great scenery. What became the norm on the road anywhere else would have served as national park highlights. It was really an incredibly beautiful road trip. In Seward we were given advice to go to Exit Glacier, about 20 minutes off the main road. As our first glacier up close it was an impressive sight. After a few picture stops from afar we parked and hiked to get even more up close and personal. Caroline and I went all the way ...
... been totally overwhelmed – our brains do not work as fast as they used to.... as it was, we watched with interest, completed the paperwork and found our vehicle.
We had chosen a 31ft Winnebago RV with a slide-out, far too big really for the 2 of us, but we wanted a walk-round bed (dodgy knees) and the extra living space (room to dry the expected wet coats etc). I’ve always wanted a slide-out, and I finally got one! ...
... Imagine having to carry by hand all the groceries from the taxi to the RV in the rain! Yup, it was raining. Thank god we have my mother around! She unpacked in a great and efficient way. The RV is great! It's pretty comfortable and although its a little inconvenient to open and close my sisters and my bed, they are both very comfortable. We ended up going to sleep at around five ...
... set up on a lot of corners cooking Reindeer Sausage (which is one of Tim’s new favorite foods -- in addition to the cookies that Jonathan makes). At one point during our walk, Jonathan led us to a fishing spot nearby named Ship Creek. It is just one of thousands of places you can fish for Salmon in Alaska, but what made this so cool is that it is right ...
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Great Value at the Fairfield
We've stayed at the Fairfield twice in the last year - and it is clean, the staff are courteous, the location works well for us, the breakfast meets our needs, and the value is what counts most. Another important aspect was the controls to cool and heat the room were easy to find and easy to operate. I've seen rates as low as $74 for this hotel in the winter - we paid $89 as we got the last two rooms. To me, a great find for a clean, convenient hotel.
Traffic noise distracting otherwise nice hotel
stayed here 8/13 & then again 8/16. Although on a high floor (4) both times, I was amazed at how loud the traffic was. (I thought the insulation would be thicker in AK somehow to buffer the noise.) They are building another hotel in front of it (A Motel 6 I believe) so perhaps after that's built it will buffer the noise somewhat. They have free shuttle svc. from the apt. and a decent continental bfast (including homemade waffles and hard-boiled cold eggs).
A decent hotel
Stayed here for three nights while in town on business. The property is clean and the staff is friendly. This is a 2nd rung Marriott property so it doesn't have a lot of amenities but the lower price and decent location make up for that.
One word of caution... Summer rates in Anchorage are insane. This property lets for around $180 a night in July but only $80 starting in October.
Great place to stay and everyone was helpful!!! Easy to find and the continental breakfast wasnt bad either. Would stay here again. Very clean!!!
Great rate, great stay!
We stayed for 1 night. When we checked in, it took about 5 minutes for someone to see us, and help us check in. But the hotel is really nice and clean. The breakfast is wonderful, waffles, and danishes, you name it. I would definetly stay here again.
Pubic hair on my feet!
I had the odious experience of staying at the Fairfield Inn and Suites recently with my family. We booked the "king jacuzzi suite" for our stay. A groggy, unpolite individual at the front desk greeted us upon arrival and rudely provided me with my roomkey (he was apparently angered that I had awakened him from his paid slumber). We went up to our room to find that we had been given the distinction of the "handicapped suite". If you have never stayed in a hotel room like this before, it is best described as a funnel where the drainage from the shower sleuces down into the middle of the floor. Well, our bathroom had a large drain which was filled with curly, short hairs. They provided a nice warm (mohair type) sock for my children as they exited after urinating. In addition to the soothing feel of human hair on my feet, this room provided the soothing sounds of a constantly flushing toilet. I went down to the lobby again to request a different room from my new buddy at the front desk, but he informed me that there were no other rooms available. Mastermind that he was, he cleverly solved my problem by providing the following advice: "Don't use the toilet". Wow, that was an epiphany. How stupid of me! When I informed him that my children consume liquids from time to time and may need to use a toilet intermittently during our 3 day stay at the hotel he begrudgingly called the airport shuttle driver to come fix my toilet. The poor guy from the shuttle spent about 30 minutes fiddling with the toilet @ 2 am (and perhaps basking in the warmth of his new hairy footwear) and gave up on my problem. As the toilet did not involve the use of a steering wheel - I cannot fault him. He actually made the problem worse as the toilet now continually flushed and leaked water all over the floor. In the morning, needing to take a shower, I set sail across "Lake Pubey" in a portable raft and after a "3 hour tour" made it to the shower. There was no place to put toiletries in the shower so my soap kept falling into the sewage floating around in my luxurious bathroom accomodations. After showering, I doused myself in an antibacterial salve and attempted to get my children clean. I dressed them in Haz-Mat suits and repeated the futile ritual of trying to get them clean in a glorified sewer. That morning, after complaining again, my room was switched reluctantly. I was given a $30 dollar discount off my room price for "the inconvenience". I declined the discount citing my free access to others body hair which should allow me to fashion a "technicolor dreamcoat" toupe in the future. I would recommend a full series of innoculations prior to checking in to this fine establishment.
Thanks Fairfield Inn and Suites!
We used this hotel for a pre-cruise stay of one night. It is within three miles of the airport and provides 24 hour free shuttle. The shuttle does not run on a continual basis so it is best to call them as soon as you get off the plane so they can come over. The hotel appears to be pretty new and is in an area where there is some other new construction going on. The area itself is pretty isolated but as we arrived late we had no interest in going out anyway. The room rate does include a breakfast buffet, and it is a pretty decent spread (bagels, toast, yogurt, cereal, milk, juices, coffee, etc). Plenty to fill you up.
There did not appear to be any eating places within walking distance that I could see so if you are without car that could be a problem. However, I did not look too hard as we had no interest in eating out upon arrival.
The rooms are nice sized and are typical standard motel furnishings. The bathroom is very large and has nice fixtures. The queen size bed is excellent. The staff is very friendly and the shuttle service during the day runs every 30 minutes and is quite efficient.
All in all this is a good hotel for short stays and especially good for a pre-cruise stay if one is arriving late and it makes no sense to be downtown. Another plus is that since the train to Seward for cruise passengers leaves from the airport, you can easily go back to airport on the shuttle, check in for the train at the airport and avoid the mass of people and never ending lines at the downtown Egan Center where the folks that stayed downtown must checkin. Much nicer to do it at the airport with the cruise line reps.
We used this hotel for a pre-cruise stay. The hotel is fairly new. Free airport shuttle. Not a lot of restuarants within walking distance but we did find a convenience store and grabbed a few things before we went to the ship. The room was large, clean, and they even had washer/dryer on our floor.
Clean and New
Our family of 4 stayed here for one night. The hotel is new and clean. The location is good, near several restaurants (some deliver). The work out room is great (big, clean, several machine choices) and the pool is clean but small. Hot tub was HOT.
We really enjoyed our stay! Large confortable rooms with free Internet connectivity (if you're bringing your laptop), or free Internet access in the lobby. They also offer free continental breakfast.
It's close to the airport, but you don't hear the roar of the airplanes.
If I return to Anchorage, I will try to get a room at this hotel!