If your looking to save money on lodging in Anchorage----here are a few suggestions. There are 100's of B & B's and many short term rentals in Anchorage with rates substantially lower than the hotels. A great resource for B & B information is www.anchorage.net This is the official website of the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau.
While at this site be sure to visit their "HOT INTERNET SPECIALS" section to see what sort of bargains might be available during your dates. If you don't see a specific special for your dates try using the "Need info Fast?" link off of their home page. You can email all member B & B's with one email stating the price range you are looking for, the dates you are interested in, and any requirements you might have. The B & B's that meet your requirements and have availability will then email you back......this will save you a lot of research time!!