Feels like home! A review of Homewood Suites by Hilton Anchorage
I have stayed at the Homewood Suites on numerous occassions, and apart from the location it's my favourite place in Anchorage to stay.
The rooms are immaculate - and very practical. Wireless internet in every room. Daily newspaper delivered free of charge each morning. Loads of soaps, shampoos, and other freebies which make you feel you are getting your moneys worth.
The bathroom is nice and big, and the kitchen houses a nice full-sized fridge. Basic kitchen facilities are in-room also (stove, all pots and pans, dishwasher) - though the kitchen can only fit one person at a time as it is quite cramped.
The Homewood Suites has only been opened for a very short time, and everything has that nice new clean feel to it. The lobby is absolutely gorgeous, and although spacious, clean and tidy it has an authentic rustic Alaskan theme - with stag horns and moose antlers displayed.
In the dining area there is a fireplace, and lovely decor. Continental breakfasts are served each morning - and include all the basics (cereal, toast, bagels, muffins, fruit, juice, coffee tea) plus a few little extras (eggs, bacon, sausages, yoghurt, oatmeal). Everything is very clean, tidy and well presented!
As a bonus, each weeknight the Homewood Suites puts on a free dinner! I have only had the dinner on one occassion, lasagna night. It was fantastic! Dinner came with bread and salad, and complimentary beer or wine. This was a great perk - and saved us loads of money on eating out!
The Homewood Suites is just a 2 minute drive from Century Cinemas, and is close to Lone Star, TGIF, Appleby's and Sea Galley. There are not really any views from any of the rooms - but who needs a view from your room when you spend most of your time out and about outside of the room anyway!
The staff are friendly, helpful, and the housekeepers were a delight! A lovely, friendly, clean, tidy place I highly highly highly recommend. Much better than the Marriot places - this place really does feel homely despite the luxurious surroundings.