Nicely done with an elegant Alaskan flavor A review of Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage
I was a little concerned about staying at this property after reading the previous reviews.
I can say I was happily suprised. On entering the foyer, I was immediately impressed by the dark tones, stone floor and heavy wood accents everywhere. The wildlife trophies placed tastefully around the lobby were well mounted and didn't come across as obtrusive or tacky at all. Maybe that is due my being a local Alaskan, but it struck me as far from tasteless. It is possible that they were in the midsts of a renovation recently, but both times I have stayed there in the last 2 months, on 2 different floors, the hallways were free of clutter and the decor was clean and new looking.
The rooms I stayed in were very roomy with a small entryway with a table and 2 seperate vanities. The appointments in the rooms, which felt very roomy, were pretty much standard, but with an abundancy of dark cherries and subdued tones all around.
Probably the only issue I had with the property was the overall layout of the building. It is a rather prawling complex with a long series of hallways to get to some of the rooms. I was unaware of this the first time I stayed and didn't find my room until I was well down my 6th or 7th hallway. Not a huge issue, but if you can get a room #'d less than 20, you'll be much better off.
That aside, I would and will stay there again in a second. The front desk staff was very helpful and the overall feel of the place is one of quality and luxury. It is also one of the closest hotels to the airport and it seems to frequently have great deals available on the various online booking sites.