I will be arriving one day early for my trip and need to find an inexpensive place to stay for just one night in the Anchorage area. I am having some trouble finding a room under $175. I could go outside Anchorage, but would rather not rent a car....Any ideas??
First of all, try priceline. We got some good deals thru them. Then, try Alaska.com. They have the hotels etc. we stayed at the Springhill Suites for 138. (w/o priceline. Somebody else got it thru them for 89$) Most have airport acess and transportation. Are you taking the train? Consider Comfort Inn Ships Creek which is right across from the Depot.
As mentioned- determine where you want to stay??? Are you just passing through and will be transferring to your ship the next day? If so- then I suggest - you consider an area where you will be shuttled from. Be advised- Anchorage is very spread out. A lot of hotels don't shuttle, be sure to inquire what is available. You might want to try either of the Ramada's - they provide both airport and train depot shuttles. I've gotten bargain rates from them. Cab's to downtown from the airport will run about $20++