Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage
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A mistake to stay here Went for a conference held in this hotel. The hotel offered 24 hour airport shuttle service, but you have to call in advance. We were told the shuttle will be in the gathering area within 5 minutes, but we still ended up waiting over 15 minutes. It turns out the hotel is only one mile away from the airport. I shared a room …
... shop at any time). Wayne bought his book which was signed.
After a last opportunity to watch the puppies playing (the older dogs were all curled up asleep ontop of their kennels), it was time to head back.
We arrived back at about 9:30pm. We had spotted a food truck selling Chinese and Thai takeaways. Guessing that this would be our cheapest dinner option we shared a chcken fried rice and turned into bed, as once again we were in for an early start.
Some pics of Anchorage for you.Had a rest day today just walked around and checked out the place.They have lovely flowers here streets have them everywhere.Lots of different types of cultures happening here,people are very friendly.Meeting lots of new Zealanders and Australians as well.Weather is beautiful 21 degrees very humid.Its daylight till around 11.00 pm the again about 3.30am.training to denali tommorrow early strat 6.00am.
Maureen and Paul
... wasn't going to spend the rest of the vacation scratching. So I booked it back for the Murano (and everyone else followed) for it's relative safety.
We got back into Seward and I hit up a Safeway to buy generic Benedryl (both tablets and cream) along with some 98%-Deet-based OFF pocket size (won't be without that for the rest of the trip!). We then tried to find the "Alaskan ...
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How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage
Not worth the money
Stayed here July 2004 for two nights. Yuck. The room was not what we expected for the money. Walking the looonnnng hallways to the lobby/resturant is almost scary! Window a/c units that are blocked by the curtains that you have to use to keep out the sunlight at night. I guess a/c in Alaska is not a priority (I do understand that, but when we were there it was a necessity!). The parking lot was filthy with litter. The pictures on the website give a very different view of what you get for sure! We did enjoy the float planes. And the resturant was a lot of fun for drinks and snacks. Breakfast at Gennies right by the hotel cannot be beat. As far as a return trip to Anchorage, we will not stay here.
We stayed here the night before we picked up our motor home, and were suppose to stay here the last night before our return home. Before we left Orlando, I happened to be reading reviews of the hotel, and I am so glad that I did. Intuition told me to back out of the last night, even though it would cost me $25 cancellation fee. We got in late, so the hotel was convenient, and they had shuttle service, many do not. It was also close to ABC motorhome rental. We gave up trying to find the first room we were assigned, and I went back to the desk and asked if there was a room available closer to the lobby, with a view of the lake, like the website for the hotel displays. Our room was changed, and we had a new view. The back of someone's house. If there are rooms with water views, they are scarce. When I had made the reservation, I explained that it was a very special event, please give us a room with a view. Personally, it was nothing like I imagined. The picture taken for the web, was taken obviously from the water (far out). It was convenient, but the last night we stayed at the Westmark - same price - and YAHOO! GREAT!
The hotel was filthy. The managers were very rude and then when we asked for the general manager he was even worse. The rooms smell and the A/C leaks. Would not recommend at all. Save your money and go somewhere else.
90 degrees outside....NO Airconcitioning.....
Bellmen were the most helpful people we
met...Bartenders were slow...rude and
generally unconcerned about service...The
resturant and bar areas are appealing...just
poor service and attitudes.
Beautiful lobby areas with taxidermy of museum
quality. A great place to visit....stay there?????
Not in this Millennium!
This hotel was completely over priced and under delivered! On our first evening we were given bad directions to a restaurant which was only about 5 minutes away - we found it the NEXT night. The air conditioner was behind the shades which blocks the light at night and also blocks the air from circulating. Noisy due to the float planes and airport. The float planes are fun to watch mind you but not flying overhead at 7am. All in all, there are definitely better hotels and bed & breakfasts in Anchorage!
I was a little concerned about booking at this hotel after I read some of the reviews, but now that I have stayed at the hotel, I am glad I booked. I thought the lobby was beautiful, we loved seeing all of the wildlife, the polar bear, the fish, even the musk ox! Our room was quite comfortable and we found the extra sink very handy in the morning.
The Millenium Anchorage is a high-priced hotel that doesn't really deliver a high-priced experience. In its heydays at the Regal hotel, it was one of the nicest in Anchorage. But, the recent hotel building boom in Anchorage offers the tourist or business traveler many more choices at much better rates. I stayed there for four days in June 2002, on business.
I was a little concerned about staying at this property after reading the previous reviews.
Dingy and Desperately in Need of Some Attention
Many problems with this hotel. The solitary clerk at registration took over 15 minutes to get myself and one other person checked in (and managed to give the other person a key to a room which was already occupied!). Lobby filled with scary stuffed animals and looks like a hunting lodge furnished by Wal Mart. Hallways are dark, filled with clutter (roll-out beds, bars, chairs), wallpaper either missing or peeling off. Rooms were shabby and in need of TLC, although bed was comfortable. My window was stuck open on a -5 degree evening, but was fixed. "Flying Machine" restaurant was actually the one bright spot with a good breakfast and lunch. Completely unable to assist with business services (couldn't tell me where I could connect to the internet!). Would avoid.
We stayed at the Millenium two nights prior to picking up our rented motorhome. We were supposed to stay the night before flying home but cancelled and chose another hotel that was substantially less expensive and honestly much nicer.
The hotel's lobby is impressive with its stuffed wildlife exhibit but the accomodations are just average. The hallway to our room was in need of some serious attention - wallpaper coming off the walls, carpeting coming up, etc. The room was dark and needed higher watt lightbulbs.
The cost for the room was $200ish a night - way too expensive if you ask me.