Westmark Anchorage

720 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, United States | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Downtown area of Anchorage, is near Portage Glacier, 4th Avenue Theatre's Trolley Tours, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, and Alaska Experience Center.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Westmark Anchorage

    Don't fotget your ear plugs !!

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    We stopped at the West Mark for 4 nights on vacation. When we checked in our room was not ready so we were upgraded to a suite. The room was large and very clean. I think the hotel has recently being renovated and all areas of the hotel look new and clean, an excellent start to our stay. We had free wireless internet connection and all the help we needed. We were on the 10th floor and the noise from the traffic and outside was as if we were stopping on the ground floor, this is my only criticism.

    On our last night we ate in the hotel, my wife opted for the sushi which she said was to die for, she picked off the menu and we watched it being made in front of us, you cant get much fresher than that. The food and drink from the hotel bar was also very reasonable. We booked our stay direct with the hotel which we found after a little research was the cheapest method only $320 for a 4 night stay!!

    We would definitely recommend a stay at the West Mark.

    Great Value in February

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    I stayed here in February and was very satisfied. Winter rates are a great value - I got a suite for $98/night. Regular rooms were available for $72/night.

    The suite had a small bedroom, living room, and a small bathroom. Balconies were very small. I would say that the room was on par with your average Hyatt. Housekeeping was fine and the people at the front desk were very helpful.

    Location is good - right across the street from the Glacier Brewery. I would definitely stay there again.

    Great Views in the heart of downtown

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    Great views in the heart of the busy downtown district of Anchorage, which is where you want to be. The hotel is very clean and comfortable. The rooms were ready upon check-in. Just note that the hotel lobby is a busy place as this is a starting point and ending point for those on Holland America Cruise Tours. However, the hotel handles it very well. If your on one of the HAL Cruise Tours be sure to book a few days in Anchorage either before or after your tour. You'll be sorry if you don't. There is a lot to see and do and the hotel has great views from the great balcony's off each room. There is free internet in the lobby, an ATM machine, payphones, giftshop, Solstice bar & grill with free newspapers in the a.m., and a HAL & Greyline desk. The rooms all have darkening drapes to block out the summer sun and noise wasn't a problem. Coffee maker, hair dryer, alarm clock all seem to be standard in Westmark hotels.

    Highly Recommend the Westmark

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    We stayed at the Anchorage Westmark for 3 days in late May, 2005.

    The location is the most central in downtown Anchorage (with the possible

    exception of the Hilton), everything was within one or two blocks.

    The staff was super friendly. We had a view one day of Mt McKinley 130

    miles away. Our room was fine - like a good Best Western. We paid $90.

    We would certainly return.

    Warm Welcome in a Cold Place

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    Very comfortable friendly hotel with a good restaurant and all amenities. Rooms are sleek modern. Views of mountains are unfortunately obstructed by the performing arts center next door. Staff friendly. Super location downtown near Alaska Railroad terminus.

    Great One-Night Stay

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    My husband and I stayed at the Westmark in May 2004 during our honeymoon. We stayed one night. While reasearching hotels in Anchorage, we found very little information on the Westmark. However, we were very happy with our choice.

    We booked directly with the hotel since their rates were much better than what the usual hotel websites were offering.

    We arrived at the Westmark around 9pm (cab from the airport was about $8) and breezed through check-in. The staff at the front desk was a highlight of our stay. Our room faced the Cook Inlet, but was a double. Given that we'd been travelling all day, we really didn't care.

    The room was quite nice, well decorated, and in good condition. The outside wall was all glass with a nice view. A set of shears and heavy drapes let you determine how much light got in. The room was decorated in darker colors and gave it a very elegant feel. There was a small balcony (room for about two people standing only), but we didn't use it since it was drizzling.

    Due to the time change, we were up extremely early the next morning and decided to go for a walk down the coastal trail. The staff at the front desk happily gave us a map, directions, suggestions on which way to head, and additional information about the area. Upon returning and checking out, the bellman assisted us with all of our luggage into a cab and wished us well.

    We would recommend this hotel for a two main reasons. First, it was a nice hotel with friendly, helpful staff at a very good rate. Second, it has a great location near the tourist sections of Anchorage, but about a block away so you don't get all of the street noise.

    Relaxing stay

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    My wife and I live in the Mat-Valley (50 miles North) and occasionally need a weekend away to relax, have dinner, see a movie, take in a show at the APC, etc. The Westmark is centrally located downtown. The rooms are spacious, clean and well kept. The lobby is inviting and nicely decorated. The restaurant is convienient and has good food and friendly service. The views are fantastic from the balconies. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for reasonably priced, comfortable lodging right in the center of the action.

    Was not happy at all

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    because I booked on Expedia, this hotel would not give us a room above the 6th floor and said it was their policy if you book on the internet not to put you above the 6th floor. The staff was not courteous and they were not helpful at all. We had no view and were only placed on the 5th floor. They had planned on putting us on the 3rd floor when we arrived. The door to the room would not lock and on several occasions we had to park 2 blocks from the hotel because of no parking at the hotel. At least 3 parking spaces were blocked so cruise guest could have their luggage delivered there at different times. The air conditioner leaked and the staff were not friendly. The best thing about it was the bed was comfortable.

    Great stay

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    We won this hotel in a priceline bid of $50 per night. Great downtown location. Wonderful staff. Good food in the Solstice Cafe, next to the lobby.

    Great location and good service.

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    This hotel is old but clean and the location is great. Right downtown and within walking distance of the theatre, shopping malls, and restaurants. The service is top notch but I didn't care for the restaurant in the hotel.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Westmark Anchorage

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    Travel Blogs from Anchorage

    Day 1 - Anchorage

    A travel blog entry by stacyhanson on Jul 30, 2014

    10 photos

    Left Dallas at 8am and got to Anchorage at about 1:20. There is a 3 hour time difference. Met up with the rest of the gang at the airport then off to the hotel. Got checked in to the Westmark Anchorage we are in room 312. Got settled then walked around the souvenir shops in downtown Anchorage. Then ate at Glacier Brewhouse across the street from …

    Farewell To Rachel And Alaska

    A travel blog entry by gregd999 on Jun 29, 2014

    1 comment, 8 photos

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    Day 2 no bag

    A travel blog entry by mullberrys on Jun 16, 2014

    1 comment, 4 photos

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    Africa, the Dark continent

    A travel blog entry by akwoman59 on Jan 07, 2013

    13 photos

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