America’s Best Value Inn
Whether you're bookending your cruise with a few nights in Anchorage, or making the city your launching pad for adventures in the Kenai Peninsula and beyond, this mostly-suites hotel offers reliability, convenience and an easy walk to one of the most charming parts of the city.
Located just off the Seward Highway, the 102-room hotel is just two miles from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport: the hotel offers a free 24-hour shuttle to and from the airport or the train station.
Perfect Launching Pad
Depending on the season, many folks who stay here are flying in for a night or so before they meet their cruise ship during the summer. Or, they're spending a few days in Anchorage before heading up to Denali on the train, or road-tripping to the Kenai Peninsula or other parts of the state. It's easy to start your road trip from here even if it’s your first time in Alaska. During the winter, the hotel sees plenty of business travelers and locals on getaways, too (locals also love the hotel’s year-round park-and-fly access).
The accommodations are clean and roomy: in fact, 60 percent of the rooms are suites with full kitchens, making them extra-convenient for families. All rooms come with flat screen TVs with HBO, ESPN and more, while guests also get key freebies such as wifi, coffee in the lobby and a daily continental breakfast. Fishermen get an extra perk too: access to a big, walk-in freezer for storing your catches before you head home.
Exploring Neighborhood Life in Anchorage
While you are here, though, you have easy access to some of the best sights of Anchorage within two miles or less: Lake Hood, the world's busiest seaplane terminal, is not far away, as well as the Earthquake Park and the beloved Tony Knowles Coastal Trail—the city’s most popular walking and jogging trail—and the Anchorage Aviation Museum. For great dining and nightlife, you can easily walk into the neighborhood of Spenard, which borders Lake Hood and has some beloved eateries and hangouts. One don’t-miss is Gwennie's Old Alaska Restaurant, just across the way, which serves all-day breakfasts, burgers and even reindeer Phillies.