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Alaska is an incredibly expensive place to visit, but it doesn’t have to be outside of every price range. Here are the 5 best budget hotels in Alaska.
The Pike’s Waterfront Lodge is focused on the guest experience, not a common trait for one of the lowest priced hotels in the state. Unlike many peers in this range, the Lodge delivers full service for a fantastic price.
A fire pit, conservatory, and separate winter and summer amenities make this as deluxe an experience as a guest will fine anywhere. Pike’s offers free transportation to and from the train station as well as Ted Stevens International Airport, but also cookies and coffee at check-in as well as free daily continental breakfast.
But to highlight just how personalized the service can be, I’d highly recommend letting the front desk staff know that you’d like a wake up call if the Northern Lights make an appearance. This thoughtful feature will make a memorable trip and a great stay – a service that you won’t find at other hotels across any price point in the state.
Rooms and suites are available in this Fairbanks, Alaska property that focuses on ecological advancement as well as comfort for its guests.
The Voyager Inn $99
One of the best values in the downtown area of Anchorage is The Voyager Inn. This modern hotel offers style in guest rooms often forgotten by larger, more expensive hotels. Guest rooms feature a kitchenette, high speed internet, complimentary continental breakfast daily until 10 AM, and a business center.
The Voyager is located on the west side of downtown, easy walking distance to the waterfront or restaurants, bars, and shops.
As part of the Hotel Captain Cook family of resorts, the Voyager offers access to the full service hotel’s extensive health club, restaurants, and a dozen shops.
Some visitors have less time to spend in Anchorage than others. For those whose visit may be limited in Alaska, the Holiday Inn Express Anchorage might be the perfect fit of convenience, price, value, and scenery.
Located just two miles from Ted Stevens International Airport and on picturesque Lake Spenard, the Holiday Inn Express gives visitors a reliable, inexpensive but modern hotel close to the airport and not far from downtown Anchorage.
The Holiday Inn Express Anchorage offers a complimentary shuttle, free continental breakfast, with lake views, and a lovely neighborhood hotel experience in Spenard.
As a member of the IHG family of hotels, visitors can earn and burn points for their stay and enjoy additional privileges associated with elite hotel status with the Intercontinental Hotel Group chain. To read more about its loyalty program, see our Suites and Lobbies guide to IHG Rewards.
Driftwood Hotel $152
As a welcome entry from Juneau, Alaska, the Driftwood Hotel offers adventure-seeking visitors exactly what they are looking for. Guests have access to coolers and freezers as they return from hunting expeditions, laundry facilities, and comfortable rooms with spacious living spaces.
The location is excellent too surrounded by restaurants and shops, the Driftwood puts guests in the heart of the action. Free shuttles move guests to and from ports of call and popular attractions.
Most budget hotels do not offer a fitness center, but the Driftwood has partnered with a facility just moments from the hotel. It also offers four floor plans including one and two bedroom suites that accommodate larger parties.
It’s hard to include lodging on our Budget list that crosses $150 but for the Anchorage Grand Hotel we will make an exception. The suite-heavy hotel offers some of the best rooms, views and location of any property on this list, let alone of cheap hotels in Alaska.
Views of the inlet, the mountains in the distance, and just a short walk to downtown are some of the reasons that The Grand shouldn’t fit a list of budget hotels, but does.
Free high speed wifi internet and free parking are offered. Laundry facilities including dry cleaning as well as a business center, newspapers and daily housekeeping give guests everything a full service hotel would at a reasonable price considering the cost of Anchorage hotels.
The Anchorage Grand Hotel offers rooms and suites to accommodate most budgets, including an impressive King Studio with great views of downtown, lots of room, and comfortable bedding.