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We were lucky eneough to be on the 12th floor (2 floors short of the top) in a suite with fantastic views across Cook Inlet. The Hotel is a comfortable walk from downtown. Breakfast was not included as it was the cusp of off season, but with a supermarket next door and microwave/fridge we were happy.
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We were in town with a large group that stayed at the hotel. All of our group shared the same experience. The flight home consisted of talk of how bad the hotel staff was. Not all mind you, The shuttle bus drivers were amiable and helpful, but front desk staff was incompetent and uncaring. Requests to the front desk were met with no response or responses that were delayed by hours. The irony was we were originally booked at the Sheraton, but due to an overbooking we were told we were being "upgraded" to the Inlet Tower. Their location is not exactly ideal either. I would not recommend or patronize the Inlet Tower ever again.
Wow, we almost stayed at the Inlet INN which is across the street from the bus deopt (right in downtown) and in very poor condition, But thankfully we stayed at the Inlet TOWERS. Kinda stinks that there are two hotels with the same first name and they are at polar opposites of eachother. Lobby is chic, and hotel rooms are spacious and clean. No a/c which was a bummer but they did have a fan. The restaurant is great and the bar is nice to have a beer and unwind. We always stay at the Voyager hotel in town (but they were booked the night we wanted) and tried Inlet Towers (at $20 less a night) and found it a great deal. The outside of the building leaves much to be desired, but who stares at the outside of the building? Views are great if you get inlet side. Not a far walk to town if you are up to it. While swearing that the Voyager hotel is the only place we would stay in Anchorage, we are now considering the Inlet Towers for future travel. Also, the hospitality was excellent from the front desk to the restaurant, they couldn't be friendlier! Awesome stay.
We chose the Inlet Tower after carefully going over all the various hotel reviews in this forum and are so glad we did! We arrived after midnight; the young lady at the front desk was very friendly and helpful but she gave us a north facing room overlooking the parking lot ( on the tenth floor)instead of the northeastern corner room we had requested earlier when we made reservations. The very next day, however, when we told them about the error they were extremely nice and immediately moved us to the top floor (14th floor) to a room of our choice at no extra charge.We actually were able to go have a look at two rooms that were available and chose the northeastern corner which had magnificent views of the inlet and mountains. Clean and lovely suite, nicely decorated, looked new. Speaking of which, the New Segaya market is right next to the hotel and that was so convenient. The only negative about our stay was minor deficiencies in housekeeping but overall, everything was wonderful. The neighborhood is quiet, residential. Bathroom has small tub/shower but that was not a big deal. There's a fridge, microwave, coffee maker; we had to ask for an ironing board and they promptly brought us one. We didn't get a chance to eat at Mick's in the hotel but we will do so next time! Highly recommend this hotel - you won't be disappointed!
Friendly service, spacious rooms, Great Location
This is a great hotel. I give it my ultimate approval. After a horrible experience elsewere I found this nice hotel, with friendly staff and comfortable accomidations to be just what I needed. The rooms are clean, they have fridges, microwaves and coffee makers in every room, the beds are big and comfortable. The price is just right and if thats not enough to convince you the restaurant downstairs is fabulous and the New Segayas across the street is wonderful too.
We have stayed in numerous Anchorage hotels and recently tried the Inlet Tower Suites after searching for some last minute deals. It was not worth the $70 we saved compared to our last stay at the downtown Marriott. The room was spacious but strongly smelled of carpet cleaner. The rooms are not air conditioned which, in the summer, forces you to leave the windows open. This may not bother some people but we found it hard to sleep with all the traffic noise. The hotel advertises "luxury" linens but they did not come close in comparision to those at the Marriott or the Sheraton. Perhaps hotel should have to list thread count when they use this description. The bed blanket was worn and the "custom" bedspread needed cleaning. There are only two small elevators to serve the high rise which made for long waits. Don't get a room next to them because they are also noisy.
High quality and less $$
The rooms here are large and come with a kitchen sink. Still needs a bit of renovation but they're clean. This is one of the few downtown hotels with an airport shuttle. Service here is pretty good. Had breakfast in the restaurant but wasn't impressed. The market next door is a nice convenience.
It came as a Cultural Shock for me, a seasoned traveller to Europe, Far East and Staying in New York/New Jersey area to find such a bunch of nice people who work in this Hotel. Right from the Shuttle guy who picks you up in the Airport to the Servers in the Resturant, they are all great.
I love staying in hotels, and as a result I do so quite often. However, this is the first time I've been impressed enough to write a review.
The Inlet Tower Hotel was a wonderful experience from the time I called for reservations to the time I checked out - not only are the staff friendly AND professional (usually you get one, but not the other) but the room itself was comfortable, modern and elegant. It's great that this Anchorage landmark has undergone this remodeling and is able to continue on in it's historical role of one of the best places to stay on the Anchorage skyline. I highly recommend it to anyone tired of the chain hotel experience.
Inlet towers are great
A gorgeous view from this newly remodeled apartment building. You may experience gurgling noises from the heaters but otherwise it's 1st class accomodations and restaurant. An extra $10 gets you the top 3 floors. Get a corner room for the best views.
An excellent place to relax
Now, it may be because I was coming back from three months on the "North Slope", but I found the hotel to be excellent and superiour to most "3 Stars" The staff was courteous and attentive.
Having Stayed in many fine hotels in Asia and Europe from 2Star to 5 star, the Inlet Towers compares favorably to them.
The rooms were comfortable and the bed enormous. If I have any complaint it is the the bathroom is a little too small. Having the vanity separate helped but I like a huge bath. A very minor point, I have been in smaller ones too.It is a little hard to find but the area is relatively quiet and the Airport is a workable distance away.
All in all I must say that I was extremely pleased with the value that I got here.