SpringHill Suites Anchorage Midtown
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Getting ready for my trip! My plane leaves at 12:55 am on Thursday, which means, I have to be at the airport Wednesday night. Today I packed my bags and contacted my Rotarian friend in Guayaquil, Daniel Saab. Daniel will pick me up at the Airport (my arrival is at 10:15 pm on Thursday).
A few facts I found about Guayaquil and Ecuador
No need to exchange dollars since Ecuador uses US dollar as currency.
No need to ...
... of the best pastries I've ever had. The jalapeño cream cheese cheddar bread was to die for. Exploring Homer, we found a small nature trail and decided to take a walk through the wetlands. We stumbled across fresh moose tracks and followed them throughout the trail. Just as we were reaching the end of the hike we found the mama and her two babies! Thirsty from all of that tracking, we ventured ...
... its pristine, natural state. So grateful I could make this trip to see it. We were back in Anchorage by late afternoon, and there was a lot of waiting for our 8:30 PM flight home to Atlanta. Even though Bob gave me his upgraded seat, I never manage much sleep on planes, and expect to arrive from this red-eye, red eyed. It's a good time to look back at how this whole UN-cruise experience worked. I can't really compare our trip to an Alaskan cruise, because ...
... 2013 I walked up to the Captain Cook Hotel and caught the (very informative) guide bus through to Whittier to go on a Glacier Tour. Our very well informed tour guide gave us information from the tides of the inlet (can change by 8-9m), Beluga Whale spotting, history of Anchorage, Winter Recreational activities of Anchorage (including running on the reindeer), the purpose of Whittier as a base during the war due to the mountain and weather resulting ...
... do something to help even just a few people in Aftrica I want to go there and so SOMETHING. If we all did SOMETHING to help each other this world would be much better world.
The photos in this blog were borrowed from the internet but I have it on good authority this is what I will be seeing and I will share my photos with all of you as often as I can once I get to Tanzania. I understand that the internet will be sketchy at best once I ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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Historical Traveler Reviews SpringHill Suites Anchorage Midtown
Nice Pre-Cruise Stay
We stayed at the SpringHill Suites Anchorage just after a long flight to Anchorage and the day before our cruise. We found it to be comfortable, convenient, and well priced. Room was clean and spacious. Staff was very friendly. No noise! Breakfast was excellent - a step above normal continental breakfasts since it had hot eggs, meat, etc. There was a bus stop right outside the lobby, which we used to get to downtown for some sightseeing before returning to the hotel to meet our shuttle to Whittier. We took a cab back from downtown and it was $10 with tip. There's also an Outback right across the street if you (like us) drag in too tired to make a long trip for dinner.
Anyway, we highly recommend this hotel if you're arranging your pre- or post- cruise trip yourself.
We stayed at Springhill Suites after finishing our Alaska Cruise on Princess. Although at first we didn't realize it was a little out of the main part of the town, we became very pleased with it where it was situated. We were close to a good Steak Restaurant & Walmart where we could pick up any items we needed. The hotel itself was excellent, rooms very nice with coffee maker, microwave etc. The staff was friendly & helpful, the breakfast was wonderful. We were able to catch the bus right out the door and for $2.00 we could ride it all over the place for two days. It was actually not far by bus to the main part where we toured around & then we enjoyed the longer ride home via a scenic tour of the City which we loved. The day we left the taxi van which is the best one of get, the first taxi we took was terrible, driver horrid, taxi van to airport was very reasonable and airport which was lovely was quite close. This is the third time we have stayed at Springhill Suites & find them the best bargain possible. The only problem we had was that we were billed twice for the same night & after two calls to them & one letter to the Customer Service, the amount was refunded. Staff was extemely pleasant through this mistake. Many thanks.
Nice stay following arrival in Alaska
Very pleasant and clean upscale facility. We stayed in a room with two full-sized beds and a couch that opened up. They put in a full size rollaway and by careful rearranging of the furniture we fit in the fourth bed (we had two adults and three college-age children). Breakfast was very nice as well. It is only a few miles/km from the airport, and one of our party arrived late, about 3:00 AM. The free hotel shuttle met her promptly and brought her to the motel, even in the middle of the "night."
It is also in a good location -- only minutes by car (or less than a mile by foot) to Carrs supermarket, Sears, Moose Tooth Pizza, and other shopping. While we did not find it cheap, it was reasonably priced and a good value. Note: I did not use the pool, but it looked very small.
Stayed at the Springhill Suites early November 2005 an excellent choice guided by reading the reviews on this site. Room was nicely furnished and had everything that I required. The hotel serves a continental breakfast and not a full breakfast (as described by the Marriott representative). There is lots happening in Mid Town Anchorage but having a car does help especially when it was cold. There is a bus stop right outside the hotel and the airport-hotel shuttle saved me a taxi cab fare. Lastly, Anchorage is a typical American city, I was expecting something different but overall staying here made my stay a good one.
Nice reasonable accomodations
I stayed at this hotel on August 12th and again on August 20, 2005. It is in a nice safe location (I saw no concrete buildings anywhere near) right across the street from an Outback restauraunt. A Wal-Mart Super Center is also within walking distance(it has a McDonalds inside) as well as a Pizza Hut and Bar-B-Que. A cab ride to downtown will cost about $10.00 with tip. A movie complex is also located behind the hotel.
The continental breakfast was better than most.
The staff was friendly and courteous and responsive to any concerns. I would not hesitate to stay here again.
Large rooms, nice pool/jacuzzi
We've enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Their rooms are large and comfortable
(two queen beds and a pull-out couch). The place is clean and well maintained.
Breakfast is included in the price of the room which is a bargain (we got a rate of $104 with AAA card). We also enjoyed their pool and jacuzzi, it was nice
and relaxing before our flight home.
Value, Location, and Price plus Breakfast
I live in Anchorage, and in the winter of course, its cold. Since we don't have a swimming pool in the back yard, more and more families are choosing to get away for a night or two and enjoy the pool, hot tub and other amenities that the hotels in the city have to offer. Therefore, our family has stayed in several and toured many other hotels in Anchorage. My daughter recently stayed at this hotel with a group from her church who were having a girls Sunday school party and chose the
Spring Hill Suites.
I was impressed with this hotel. Here are some of the reasons why I choose this hotel as best for the dollar.
Understand that there are several hotels within a 1 mile radius of this one. Nothing right next door in terms of accomdations, but close by. I will speak of winter rates, however. Springhill's rate was $79, Hilton Garden Inn was $99, and the Hilton Hampton Inn was $95 for a January evening, Friday night.
The advantages of staying at the Srpinghill Suites is as follows...
(a) Large rooms. I've looked at Hilton Garden Inn, and the Hampton Inn down the road which are comparable hotels. I believe that the rooms at Spring Hill Suites are nicer, larger, and better laid out. Though there is no "separate room" the existing layout is nicely done and rooms have a small refrigerator and a microwave. Handicapped rooms are available as well. Keyed entry into the hotel and all rooms are secure, inside the hotel. Workout rooms with three or four machines, and vending nearby. Remember, I live here year round. The pool is not facing the front parking lot, as with the other two previously mentioned hotels.
(b) Location. Very short walking distance to Wal-mart, Outback Steakhouse right across the street, the largest movie theatre in town with the only stadium seating in town right next door. Pizza Hut restaurant right next to the Wal-mart. Also, Wal-mart has a McDonald's right inside the store. Furthermore, this hotel is right on the bus line, which will take you downtown or wherever you need to go. The Loussac Library is also 2 blocks up the street, which is the largest library in the city of Anchorage. Someone was doing some incredibly good planning when they located this hotel here. It's not right in the
middle of downtown (3 mi. away) but this hotel is within walking distance of numerous activities and very strategically located. There is also a Wayne's Texas Barbeque on the other side of the road, near Outback Steakhouse that is reasonably priced. All of these restaurants are within easy walking distance of the hotel.
(c) Breakfast. Can't speak to this because I personally didn't eat there, but it sounded good for the dollars.
Anyhow, if you are looking to save money and not rent a car, there is alot to do in this location and a short hop downtown to the malls and tourist attractions by bus. I would strongly recommend this hotel.
The rates rock!
I stayed at the Springhill Suites last night for the very first time, and was impressed with the courteous and friendly staff on duty.
The rooms were very clean and tidy, all with wireless internet at no charge which was a nice perk.
The continental breakfast provided was very decent - everything was lovely and fresh. Anchorage Daily newspaper, Bagels, muffins, fresh bread, carrot cake or zucchini slice. There was fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals and hot oatmeal, boiled eggs, and a waffle maker - and everything was clean, fresh and very well presented. A variety of coffee, juice or hot chocolate was available also.
All rooms are airconditioned - and believe it or not, you often need to use it as it can get hot and stuffy inside.
We had only two qualms with our stay, and one was that our bed was made really poorly - the sheet on the bottom did not go all the way to the end of the bed, so our feet were on the plain mattress all night which was sort of uncomfortable.
Our other qualm was the price of in-room movies. They are charged at $12.95 per movie, but if you accidently hit ANY button on the remote while watching the movie, it is automatically stopped and cannot be restarted. To continue with the movie you have to pay all over again. This is really stupid! We could not pause the movie, take a toilet break, and made sure to put the remote well out of reach in case it was touched accidentally during the movie.
The extras were at a minimum - soap and shampoo was all that was provided, which was sufficient. The cost of the hotel was really decent at $89 for winter prices! Definitely worth the money, and we could live without our little sewing kit, or body lotion on this trip (these usually end up in the suitcase on the way out the door anyway).
The Springhill Suites is located right next to Century movie theatres, and the reception staff print out the movie schedule daily for customers to look over. Hot tea and coffee is available in all rooms, or in the downstairs lobby at all times.
On site, there is an exercise room and pool. I never understand though why hotels put their exercise and swimming facilities right near the lobby with big glass windows for everyone to look in. I'm a modest person, and would feel uncomfortable using the facilities with everyone looking in.
Overall, well worth the money, nice clean rooms and a great breakfast in the morning - topped off with super friendly helpful cheerful accommodating staff members, all wearning nice big smiles!
Stayed here with friends in early July and was very happy with our choice. Nice large clean rooms, with mini-kitchenette. Air -conditioning was great to have because the weather was very hot. We just came off a cruise , and did not want to eat out and the front desk was nice enough to let us use the breakfast room to set up some take out food we got. They also had free internet. They served a very large breakfast in the morning that saved us alot of time & money. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!!!
Yey or Nay on Springhill Suites? -- Yey!
I decided to spend the night at a hotel with 5 of my friends. My friend previously spent the night at Springhill Suites and recommended it with me. It was great! There was an indoor pool, small jaccuzi, spaceful rooms, and FRIENDLY staff! It was so relaxing. Whenever you had questions or comments, the staff was there for you! The breakfast was delicious. It was very convenient to be close by Century 12 Theatres and First Bank of Alaska. Every cent paid at this hotel was worth it! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SPRINGHILL SUITES!