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Fairfield Inn & Suites Anchorage Midtown 3.0

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Pros

  • Affordably priced hotel that offers good value 
  • Located a 10-minute drive from the airport
  • Spacious guest rooms with pretty, contemporary decor 
  • In-room microwaves, mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, and coffeemakers 
  • Suites and some rooms have living areas with sofa beds
  • Units with jetted tubs are available
  • Well-reviewed free hot breakfast buffet featuring waffles
  • Small indoor pool and hot tub with connecting patio 
  • Fitness center that has up-to-date equipment 
  • Free on-site parking and airport shuttle 
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

Cons

  • A bit far from downtown, at a 10-minute drive
  • No full-service restaurant on-site 
  • Gym doesn't have a weight machine

Bottom Line

The three-pearl Fairfield Inn & Suites Anchorage Midtown is a clean, affordable chain hotel with colorful, modern interiors and a wide range of amenities. At a 10-minute drive from downtown Anchorage and its attractions, it’s not centrally located, but it’s near highways and restaurants, and within a 10-minute free shuttle ride of the airport. While it lacks a full-service restaurant, a well-regarded free hot breakfast buffet is served, and other features include a small indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center. The 106 spacious guest rooms all come well-equipped with flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi, and units with jetted tubs are available. Travelers looking for a similar stay that's closer to central Anchorage can check out Clarion Suites Downtown, but rates are often higher. 

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Scene

Contemporary mid-range hotel with colorful decor and a pool 

The Fairfield Inn is housed in a four-floor modern building with interiors that avoid the dreariness of most chain hotels. The lobby is a contemporary space with a hint of midcentury modern style, with wood furniture and paneling, an electric fireplace, colorful geometric-print carpeting, and low-slung sofas in eye-catching aqua blue. Similarly energetic in its look is the breakfast room, which has vivid violet, lime green, and orange accents. Guest gather here each morning for the free hot buffet breakfast, and there's an outdoor patio for dining in warm weather. The hotel attracts an even split of families, couples, and business travelers. 

Location

Slightly out-of-the-way location a 10-minute drive from airport and downtown Anchorage

The Fairfield Inn is located in midtown Anchorage, just off W International Airport Road and about a five-minute drive from Highway 1/Seward Highway and Walter J Hickel Parkway. The hotel is in an area filled with strip malls, restaurants, and other hotels, and it's about a 10-minute drive to the University of Alaska Anchorage and to Alaska Airlines Center sports arena.

The heart of downtown Anchorage is roughly a 10-minute drive, with plenty of restaurants and bars. There's also Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, Anchorage Museum, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage Market, and William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center. The Anchorage Depot with the Alaska Railroad is a couple minutes’ drive north of downtown. Earthquake Park and the waterfront Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is also about 10 minutes by car. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is a little less than a 10-minute drive from the Fairfield, which offers a free 24-hour shuttle. 

Rooms

Spacious and contemporary, with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers

Guest rooms and suites at the Fairfield Inn don’t have the visual zest of the hotel’s public spaces, but they do have a fairly attractive contemporary aesthetic, with wood furniture and headboards, all-white bedding, and rich colors like slate blue. Graphic-print carpeting and wallpaper add a dose of style to the look. Units range from 250 square feet (23 square meters) to 375 square feet (35 square feet), so all are fairly spacious. The generous amenities package includes flat-screen TVs with HBO and premium movie channels, plus microwaves, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi. Suites and some rooms feature living areas with sofa beds. Bathrooms are also spacious, and all come with shower/tub combos, hairdryers, and toiletries, and some have jetted tubs. 

Features

Small indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, and free hot breakfast buffet with waffles

Features at the Fairfield Inn are a notch up from most properties of this pearl-level. A small (about 10 meters) indoor pool is situated next to a hot tub in bright space with sliding doors that lead to an outdoor patio. There's also a fitness center with a few cardio machines and free weights, but no weight machine. A free hot breakfast buffet is offered that gets mostly positive reviews from past guests, and the spread includes waffles, eggs, bacon, and a wide array of cold items. There's no full-service restaurant on-site, but there are several within a short walk or drive of the hotel. Other amenities include a free 24-hour round-trip airport shuttle, coin-op laundry, vending machines, 24-hour front desk, business center, free on-site parking, and free Wi-Fi throughout. 

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5060 A St, Anchorage 99503-7400, United States

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