Visited Alaska August 2009 and stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn Midtown. It was our base for the first 3 days of the trip and last 3 days. Had a car so it was easy to get around. Our last night in town we ate at Simon and Seafords. Great way to end a fabulous trip.
Stayed at Springhill Suites on "A" street during a recent fishing trip. Clean, friendly, and convenient area near downtown (not too close). They kept our extra luggage in storage for 5 days while we were in "the bush". Came back, no problems. Can't go to Anchorage without eating at Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse.!Dianne's, was also a greatplace to eat as well. They get my vote
We recently stayed at the Anchorage Courtyard at the airport for a brief "night" after a 1:30 A.M. arrival. The hotel was very nice. The staff was even better. The shuttle driver who picked us up at was cheerful at 1:30 in the morning, the bistro staff was very efficient and we found their breakfast combo very good, and the front desk staff was very customer-oriented. We moved to the Anchorage Marriott for a 2 night stay on points. The concierge lounge is open all day for snacks and beverages. As someone previously said, the view is incredible. The entire staff was great. We enjoyed lunch at the Glacier Brewhouse including their root beer and creme soda. The trolley ride gives you a chance to see the city. We also thought the walking tour given by the park dept. was worthwhile. We spent half a day at the Anchorage Museum and found it very well done. While there, we did take a guuided tour.