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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Aviator Hotel in Anchorage on a trip with friends in October 2016. Had a very nice and quiet stay. The hotel is situated close enough to the downtown area that It is convenient even to walk to the mall there, but at the same time far enough that it is quiet and peaceful. Very nice and personable staff.

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Ellensburg, Washington
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The hotel is fine but not particularly special. But the price is fair for Anchorage. Beds made nicely and mattresses good. Sink in room is like a kitchen sink and that is a bit odd. They've improved the place some from the Howard Johnson days, but they have a way to go. The ice machine on my floor was not...

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1Thank PierreTraveler
Whitehorse, Canada
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This place is conveniently located in down town Anchorage. We stayed the night of 2 Sept. 2016. The beds proved to be comfortable enough. Though the room backed towards the street there was no noticeable road or "pedestrian" traffic. There was adequate vehicle parking available enough though we arrived at approx. 9pm. Several other down town hotels in the same...

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2Thank blackspruce
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 September 2016

PROS: Cheap, 5 minute walk DOWN hill to Alaska Rail Road, some rooms are clean and new, Staff very attentive and courteous, AK alchemist a coffee/breakfast shop down the street is open at 6am with excellent coffee. CONS: Have to fight for that clean, nice room. A lot of foot traffic in and out of hotel. IMPRESSION: this is an...

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2Thank 1LGM1
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We booked in for 3 nights and spent the first in disgusting squallow that I wouldn't put a dog in. The room stunk of urine and I daren't take my shoes off as they were sticking to the carpet. Due to the stench in the room we opened the window which exposed some very suspect activities in the car park....

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3Thank Maree W
Stratford-Upon-Avon
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Location of the hotel was good but otherwise it did not inspire. The decor was very brown and it didn't feel luxurious at all. We only spent one night here as we were passing through Anchorage so it was adequate for our purposes.

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1Thank sal320
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Good location - close to restaurants, malls, tours, etc. The hotel is beat up. It was mostly clean, but a very old building that was shabby-looking. The first day, housekeeping staff knocked on our door even though we had the Do Not Disturb sign on, and then never came back later like we asked to clean our room. The second...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The best part about this hotel is the location - it's very convenient and within walking distance of downtown. I'll preface my remarks with a kudo to the manager who moved us to a much better room when I raised concerns. When we walked into the lobby area, I asked the attendant - what is this place. The lobby was...

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2Thank adcrumpton
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I stayed at this hotel during a visit to Anchorage with a friend this summer. I previously stayed there as a long term guest in 2013, during which time there were homeless people breaking in and sleeping in empty rooms, maintenance men constantly unlocking my door and walking in unannounced, entrances propped open with people smoking right outside, garbage cans...

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Lyons, Michigan, Usa
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The hotel is downtown in a great location, but the neighborhood seemed sketchy. It wouldn't have been bad except the close parking was taken, so we had to park a little ways away and walk. The room was decent but nothing fancy. The women at the front desk were great! They were friendly and helpful. This is not a luxury...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Independently owned and operated, we are a secure, clean, comfortable and affordable option with the best location in downtown Anchorage! We invite you to be our guest and feel a part of the family that brings you service with a smile! Rooms offer an option of a single king bed or two double beds. Each has a private bath and refrigerator. Our Anchorage City Limits Cafe offers a full menu and entertainment nightly. Corporate offers are best in downtown Anchorage and the location of this massive hotel is in the heart of it ALL. We look forward to seeing you at the Anchorage Lofts Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aviator Hotel Anchorage

Address: 239 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2318 (Formerly The Anchorage Lofts Hotel)
Region: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Price Range: €60 - €166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Aviator Hotel Anchorage 2*
Number of rooms: 180
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Also Known As:
Anchorage Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson Anchorage
Aviator Hotel Anchorage Alaska
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“Only some rooms face the water which is about 1/2 mile away. Not sure it matters. If you want the views, get outside and walk.”
 of 5 bubbles PierreTraveler, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 113 does not have carpet, Room 227 nice room.”
 of 5 bubbles 1LGM1, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to get an 'upgraded' room”
 of 5 bubbles adcrumpton, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go when the pool is working again.”
 of 5 bubbles luv2vacaywt, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“keep your curtains closed”
 of 5 bubbles 269chrissyd, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
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