Centrally located near lots of shopping and dining options in Midtown
Clean, spacious, and well-equipped suites with sleeper sofas and kitchenettes
Free made-to-order breakfast and evening reception
Free shuttles to the airport and downtown
Territory Kitchen & Bar features fresh seafood specialties for lunch and dinner
Heated indoor pool and whirlpool in a bright and cheerful space
Fitness center with a good selection of modern Precor equipment
Guest laundry room and valet dry cleaning and laundry services
Gift shop that sells sundries, souvenirs, and snacks including sandwiches
Free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout
Event space for up to 225 and a 24/7 business center
Cozy library with books, TV, and a billiards table
Rates can spike in high season
Noticeable ambient traffic noise in some rooms
Smoking is allowed in certain rooms (a pro for some)
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Anchorage is a modern three-and-a-half-pearl business hotel with lots of value-added freebies including made-to-order breakfast, evening receptions, Wi-Fi, and shuttles to the airport and downtown. Located near a shopping mall on a busy road in Midtown, the hotel is a short drive to downtown and 15 minutes to the airport. Features include event space, an indoor pool, fitness center, and guest laundry machines. Territory Kitchen & Bar features seafood specialties for lunch and dinner, plus it has a full bar and room service. Suites are clean and spacious with kitchenettes, but the rooms are rather dark and traffic noise is noticeable in some rooms. Note that smoking is allowed in some rooms. The Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown has lower rates and many of the same amenities, but breakfast costs extra.
A busy business chain hotel with an impressive four-story lobby
This handsome chain hotel hosts a diverse clientele, including business travelers, conference goers, tourists, and far-flung Alaskans in town for things like medical treatments. The impressive lobby has a modern, rustic vibe, with a four-story atrium centered by a large fountain with a whale theme. Two taxidermied bears are placed by the entrance, and a school of salmon is mounted high on one wall. Multi-color tile covers the floor, and natural tone supports wood columns. Three granite-topped registration kiosks sit in front of a spectacular photo mural of Alaskan scenery. It’s an inviting space with plenty of comfy places to sit, including a cozy library room with bookshelves, a brown leather Chesterfield sofa, flat-screen TV, and pool table. This is a busy place, but it has ample space to handle the crowds.
On a busy road near Highway 1, about six minutes south of downtown Anchorage
The Embassy Suites is located on a busy road in Midtown near an intersection with Highway 1 (Seward Highway) that runs north into downtown. The hotel is surrounded by commercial enterprises, including several restaurants and a shopping mall across the street that has a Sears and Nordstrom Rack. A Walmart Supercenter is a two-minute drive. The Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center and other attractions in downtown Anchorage are approximately six minutes away by car. The University of Alaska Anchorage campus is a five-minute drive. The city’s train depot on the north edge of downtown is about 10 minutes away by car. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is around a 15-minute drive.
Rooms are clean, spacious, and contemporary -- but dark. Black accent walls behind the beds, dark amber wood furniture, and black stripes on the gray carpet don't do much to brighten the spaces. Fortunately, the windows are large enough to usher in plenty of natural during the day. The living rooms are brighter, but have the same carpet and drapes, along with dark gray sleeper sofas. The space lightens up more in the kitchenette areas that have hardwood floors and tan granite counters framing the wet bars. Photography and artwork depicting spectacular Alaskan scenery add interest to the walls. Flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi are standard.
The kitchenettes include spacious desks that double as dining tables with multiple chairs. Mini-fridges, sinks, microwaves, and coffeemakers are included in the kitchenettes. Premium Suites add Keurig coffeemakers and include free snacks and soft drinks. Generously-sized bathrooms vary by room type, with King Suites having walk-in showers with glass doors and Double Queen Suites including shower/tub combos. Both bathroom types have lovely tan tiling and roomy tan granite vanities. Jacuzzi Suites feature larger bathrooms that have separate walk-in showers and whirlpool tubs. Ambient noise from the busy road is noticeable in some suites, especially those face east. Most views are unremarkable, but some Premium Suites offer distant mountain views. Please note that smoking is allowed in certain rooms.
Free breakfast and evening reception, free shuttles, full restaurant, fitness center, indoor pool, and event space
This Embassy Suites offers many value-added amenities. The day starts with a free breakfast that includes cooked-to-order omelets and other hot dishes. Late afternoons feature a nightly manager’s reception with free light bites and drinks. Free shuttles are available 24/7 to the airport and when requested for downtown runs. Wi-Fi and parking round out the list of freebies.
The Territory Kitchen & Bar features fresh seafood specialties and American classics for lunch and dinner, plus a full bar. The cozy space has a large fireplace and leather sofas for lounging. The gift shop sells a good selection of souvenirs, sundries, soft drinks, and food including frozen treats and sandwiches. For working out, the fitness center is equipped with modern cardio and strength-training equipment, including three treadmills and a universal weight machine. The heated indoor pool has adequate space for a dip. It’s part of a cheerful room with lots of windows, tables, showers, and a spacious whirlpool.
The guest laundry room has three coin-operated washer/dryer sets. The hotel also has valet laundry and dry cleaning services. The ballroom can host up to 225 people, and the business center is open 24/7. Parking and Wi-Fi are free.
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