Westmark Anchorage Hotel

Anchorage, Alaska

The hotel

When it’s all about the destination, a stay at Westmark Anchorage Hotel delivers. Anchored in downtown, it’s right by the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, and a simple stroll from 5th Avenue Mall and Anchorage Museum. But it’s not just the ‘nearby’ sights you get to enjoy when you stay here — every guestroom has a private balcony with views either down to the buzzing city scene or out to the Chugach Mountains or Cook Inlet. The tour desk is open all summer to set you up with action-packed adventures like flight-seeing over glaciers and cruising along fjords, or taking more gentle trolley tours around Anchorage. Of course, it’s not just about what’s outside, so inside you get complimentary WiFi access, a gym, Alaskan dining — think ‘reindeer burgers’ — at Solstice Bar & Grill, and pastries and Starbucks® at the espresso bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Ideally located in the heart of Downtown Anchorage. Steps away from Anchorage’s Performing Arts Center, the Anchorage Museum, the Egan Center, the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center and the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Transfer time from Anchorage Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

200 rooms. All with air-conditioning, private balcony, TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, coffee maker, hairdryer and rollaway bed* available upon request. Standard Rooms feature 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Solstice Restaurant and Bar. Solstice Espresso Bar serving Starbucks® coffee. Room service*. Fitness centre. Seasonal tour desk (May–Sep) offering excursions and day trips.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (185)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice place, but in the 'seedy' area of town

Jul 20, 2019 Keith H Boones Mill, Virginia

While I liked the hotel property itself, I could not get the mrs. to go out with me and explore the neighborhood. We had taken a bus ride earlier to a meal, and coming and going we noticed the depressed area around the hotel property. If you stay here, you may do well to have a car and not have to travel out on foot.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Alaska cruise extension

Jul 19, 2019 Janis W Branson, Missouri

Comfortable hotel that was clean and locatef in downtown area. Right beside the Alaska Performing Arts Center, and near the Alaska Museum, upscale 5th avenue shops, and a lot of restaurants. No fridge, but otherwise all good.
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Jul 16, 2019 Steven H J Houston

I’m not sure how this compares to other Anchorage hotels but this place is a little run down. We stayed at a number of Westmark hotels on this trip and most were a little dated. Maybe that’s typical since the season is so short. Would definitely check other options if possible.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Old Hotel, Not Typical of Westmark Properties

Jul 14, 2019 robertmQ959GJ Bow, Washington

We stayed here as the last night before boarding our cruise ship in Seward. It was a fairly comfortable room but very dated. Other Westmark properties were fantastic, but this one doesn’t measure up. The Staff seemed pretty stressed from our arrival until our departure. Our room smelled like cigarette smoke although it is a non smoking hotel.… Read more
We stayed here as the last night before boarding our cruise ship in Seward. It was a fairly comfortable room but very dated. Other Westmark properties were fantastic, but this one doesn’t measure up. The Staff seemed pretty stressed from our arrival until our departure. Our room smelled like cigarette smoke although it is a non smoking hotel. After a lengthy land tour we planned to do laundry in Anchorage, but this property does not offer that option. The restaurant on the property offers a buffet option which was quick and pretty good. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Old Hotel on need of repairs and faxelift

Jul 10, 2019 9499 Palmetto, Florida

Checking was efficient and room was clean. HVAC inadequate, curtains in disrepair, audio for wall mounted TV inoperable. End of vacation hotel selected by Holland America, a disappointing to our Alaskan adventure.