Grand Hotel Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska
The Grand Hotel Anchorage is located in downtown Anchorage, and thus is near the most popular of Anchorage’s venues: shopping at a variety of malls including the Dimond Mall, the Alaska Zoo, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the Performing Arts Center, and the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. The Grand Hotel Anchorage is located near the train station. The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is only about 15 minutes away. Each room in the Grand Hotel Anchorage has high-speed Internet access, and cable television (25 inch screens) with HBO. They have a two-line phone and message system. Most rooms have full-size kitchens with cookware and utensils. A microwave and refrigerator are also provided in these rooms. The Grand Hotel Anchorage, built in 1950, was renovated in 2000. It has 31 suites. There is a business center. No pets are allowed. No smoking is allowed in any of the rooms or common areas. Continental breakfast is available in the mornings. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance.
Erin Kirkland (verified owner) –
Anchorage Grand Hotel is grand for families, indeed
The Anchorage Grand rates highly among traveling Alaskans, due to its accessibility to downtown Anchorage attractions, and for its reasonable rates. A former apartment building, the property is located just above the historic Alaska Railroad Depot (a drawback for those without kids who don’t like the chug, chug sound of trains), and just below the famous Anchorage Market and Festival, a weekly plethora of Alaskan kitch. With suites available to suit any size family, and with full kitchenettes, the Anchorage Grand is definitely a great choice for budget-conscious moms and dads. A bit dated in decor, perhaps, but very clean and very kind to kids, and that scores high with our family. Continental breakfast, wireless, cribs on request, and televisions in rooms.
Tips for Families
Take advantage of your location to walk along the famous 11-mile Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, just a block away. This property is also a nice option if you take the train to/from Anchorage, since it’s an easy walk or taxi ride up the hill to your lodgings. Visit the Anchorage Market and Festival on Saturdays/Sundays May-September; full of treats and interesting characters, the market is a truly Alaskan experience. Walk to 4th Avenue and take a Downtown Trolley Tour, or visit the Public Lands Building. The Visit Anchorage (visitors bureau) Log Cabin Visitor Center is on 4th, too, and is a great place to begin your explorations.