BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel
1000 E 36th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508-4304
Phone: 907/561-1522 | Fax: 907/743-4814 | 83 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM | Check In: 3:00 PM | Online Reservations
The biggest city in Alaska boasts the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race and has an abundance of oil companies nearby, which makes convenience a big plus for our Anchorage hotel guests.
Close to hospitals, local businesses and annual events, this Anchorage hotel has it all. We’re close to major oil companies and have a great location right off the highway. Tourists and medical travelers alike enjoy the warm, welcome atmosphere of our hotel. With a friendly staff, spacious rooms and luxurious bedding, we’re proud to be your home away from home.
The Iditarod Sled Dog Race and Fur Rendezvous are big reasons why many people come to Anchorage, but there’s also an abundance of outdoor recreation available. From sightseeing to hiking and fishing, outdoor activities reign supreme in this region. The nearby Alaska Native Heritage Center is a must-see for history buffs and any travelers looking for a slice of culture.
At our Anchorage hotel, we also welcome many business travelers from around the world. Some of our regular guests are in town for work with BP Global, CH2M HILL and of course various other oil companies. We’re also a favorite for employees of Providence Alaska Native Medical Center. Our service men and women traveling for business at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson choose us because of our well-appointed rooms and quality amenities, including our small banquet rooms for meetings.
Whether you’re visiting Anchorage for business or for a once in a lifetime vacation, it matters where you stay. We’re proud to offer our guests the best in service and quality. From a weekend trip to extended stays, we aim to make your visit special.
Book your clean and comfortable room at the BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel for a great value and a fantastic vacation!
Hotel Amenities & Services
- 100% non-smoking
- Restaurant on-site
- Cocktail lounge
- Coffee shop
- Exercise facility, 24-hour
- Barber/beauty shop
- 24-hour front desk
- Safe deposit box
- Baggage hold
- Shipping - UPS pick-up
- Guest laundry, available 24-hours for a nominal fee
- Ice/vending machines, located on second and third floor
- Parking for physically challenged
- Free parking
- Meeting facilities
- Banquet facilities with sit down buffets available, please contact hotel direct
- Audio/visual equipment
- Conference facilities
- Business center
- Catering services
- Fax services
- Photocopy services
- Weight lifting equipment
- Stair stepper
- Stationary bike
- Interior corridor
- Cable or satellite television
- Mail services
- Free wireless Internet available in public areas, and all guest rooms.
- Dry cleaning
- Golden Lion Restaurant
- Breakaway/breakout rooms available
- Laundry/valet service available 24-hours for a nominal fee
- Easels/flip charts available
- Free high-speed Internet access
- Lions Den Lounge
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Conveniently located, the best western golden lion hotel in Anchorage, Alaska is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:
Longitude: 61.187635 / Latitude: -149.863815
Driving Directions to Hotel
From: New Seward Highway. BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel is located on the southeast corner of 36th Avenue and New Seward Highway.
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We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.
Most Popular Area Attractions
Enjoy your time in Anchorage with a visit to the Alaska Botanical Garden. Opened in July of 1993, the Alaska Botanical Garden covers nearly 110 acres of land near the Far North Bicentennial Park in Anchorage. Open year round, the Alaska Botanical Garden is an ideal destination to learn a bit about the native Alaskan flora. There are more than 1,100 species perennials.
Whether you're staying in Anchorage or driving in from nearby Wasilla for a fun day trip, make plans to visit the Alaska Botanical Garden. Traverse the rich birch and spruce woodland southeast of downtown Anchorage when you explore the Alaska Botanical Garden. From June to August, the Alaska Botanical Garden offers daily, guided tours through the Wildflower Trail, the Rock Garden, Herb Garden, and the Lower and Upper Perennial Gardens. There are few ways to better experience Alaska.
When you travel through Alaska, spend some time in Anchorage and be sure to visit the Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo. With more than 900 artifacts for your viewing pleasure, the Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo is one of the largest private collections in the entire state. Visit from nearby Wasilla for a fun afternoon.
A permanent exhibit, the Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo features artifacts from many of the Alaskan Native cultures, like the Inupiaq, the Alutiiq, and even the St. Lawrence Yupik. Don't miss out on seeing the full-size Bering Sea kayak. When you're looking for a bit of history on Alaska and the Anchorage area, be sure to visit the Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo.
Ten years after its original incorporation, the Alaska Native Heritage Center opened its doors in May of 1999. The mission of this non-profit organization is to share, perpetuate and preserve the languages and cultures native to the state of Alaska. This facility offers much more than a museum, visitors experience the cultures and languages by immersing themselves in them. Native storytellers and dancers perform for guests and dwellings and games offer a unique opportunity to experience life in the native tribes.
Located in Anchorage, Alaska, the ANHC is open to the public from mid May to early September. During the winter and fall months the facility is open only to special events. Exhibits range from Iditarod Dogsledding to the Hall of Cultures to the Theatre, where visitors can view movies on the life and various cultural aspects of Alaska’s 11 major cultural groups.
The Anchorage Museum showcases Art of Alaska, historical materials, circumpolar Native prehistoric materials and non-northern collections. Located in Anchorage, visitors enjoy strolling through the museum to view more than 20,000 artifacts, photographs and pieces of art. In addition to exhibiting art native to Alaska, the museum also preserves, interprets and collects cultural materials.
The Imaginarium Discovery Center is a wonderful section of the museum with hands-on activities and exhibits. Permanent exhibits in the Science area of the museum include the Planetarium Hall, Bubble Space and BP Kinetic Space. Rest comfortably with Best Western hotels, while traveling in Alaska.
Chogach State Park, located near Anchorage, encompasses 495,000-acres of land. This incredible state park in the Chugach Mountains is the United States' third largest state park. Recreational enthusiasts love spending time in this wonderful area of Alaska. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking views from the scenic viewpoints and keep a lookout for the wildlife in the park.
Lace up your hiking boots and choose one of the twenty-eight marked trailheads to begin your journey through the park. Mountain climbers love scaling up the peaks for an awesome birds-eye view. Kayaking and whitewater rafting on the Eagle River is also a great way to spend time in the park. After a fun-filled day outside, kick up your feet in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy excellent guest services.
Denali National Park and Preserve was established in 1917 and initially named Mount McKinley National Park. In 1976, the park was designated an international biosphere reserve. In 1980, the Denali Wilderness was established within the park and the park was renamed to Denali National Park and Preserve. This 6-million-acre park and 1-million preserve is home to Mount McKinley, the highest mountain peak in the United States, at an elevation of 20,320 feet.
Visit this beautiful park to see the incredible mountain peaks, glaciers, forest and tundra. While in the park, be aware of the grizzly bears, black bears, gray wolves, moose and sheep that inhabit the park. Marmots, beavers, snowshoe hares, owls, hawks and golden eagles also live in the park. Mountaineering, backpacking, hiking, fishing and mountain biking are popular activities in this wonderful Alaska treasure. After exploring the park, travel to Anchorage to enjoy comfortable accommodations with Best Western hotels .
The Imaginarium Discovery Center is found in Anchorage, and is a part of the Anchorage Museum. At 9,000 square feet, the Imaginarium Discovery Center features over 80 exhibits, hands-on displays, and plenty more to amaze all members of the family when you visit Alaska. You'll want to check out the BP Kinetic Space, the Thomas Planetarium, and the TOTE KidSpace – all open and ready for a visit.
When you check out Planetarium Hall, you'll be awed by the moon rock on display. At 3.3 billion years old, it's got quite a history – it was collected by the crew on the 1971 Apollo 15 mission. At the BP Kinetic Space, check out the air cannon and the infrared camera – science! Experience all the scientific fun at the Imaginarium Discovery Center when you stay in Anchorage. It's also a short drive from Wasilla.
One of Alaska's more charming museums, the Oscar Anderson House Museum is in downtown Anchorage, just along the banks of Knik Arm Lake. Travel in from Wasilla and check out the Oscar Anderson House Museum – built in 1915 by Oscar Anderson himself. There are many ways to experience the history of Anchorage and Alaska – make the Oscar Anderson House Museum one of those.
The Oscar Anderson House Museum is noted as being the first wood house in Anchorage. Between the years of 1978 and 1982, the Oscar Anderson House Museum was restored to it's original appearance. Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the Oscar Anderson House Museum will give you a peak at what life was like in the early days of Anchorage.
Established in 1951, the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) serves the city of Anchorage in southern Alaska. A public airport connected to the Kulis Air National Guard Base, ANC is a 4,500-acre airport featuring two terminals and three runways.
ANC is served by major airlines like Delta, Frontier, United, and US Airways – plus state-based airlines like Alaska Airlines and Era Alaska. ANC also supports many cargo airlines, and is the third largest hub for Alaska Airlines.
The Alaska Zoo has been providing animal fun to Anchorage visitors for over 40 years. Stroll the grounds to see a wonderful variety of animals including, Moose, Yaks, Alpacas, Owls, Bald Eagles, Lynx, Wolverines, Red Foxes and River Otters. Be sure to take the kids to the petting zoo and the Discovery Center.
The zoo offers behind-the-scenes tours, Discovery Tours and Animal Encounter tours for those looking for more time and fun with the animals. Sign up to be a "Keeper for a Day" to feed the polar bears and prepare meals. Rest comfortably with Best Western hotels while visiting northern Alaska.
Originally established in 1954 as Anchorage Community College, the University of Alaska Anchorage is a public school and the largest of any in Alaska. Found just southeast of downtown Anchorage, the University of Alaska Anchorage is divided into separate colleges like the School of Engineering, Business and Public Policy, and Health and Social Welfare, just to name a few.
The University of Alaska Anchorage fields 11 sports teams ranging from hockey, gymnastics, volleyball and even track and field. The UAA sports teams are named the Seawolves and compete in Division I and Division II. Drive in from Wasilla and check out any of the Seawolves teams play. Enjoy your visit to the University of Alaska Anchorage.
More Area Attractions & Services
- 4.00 mile(s) from downtown
- 5.00 mile(s) from Alaska Botanical Gardens
- 5.00 mile(s) from the zoo
- 5.00 mile(s) from Goose Lake
- 10.00 mile(s) from Elmendorf Air Force Base
- 20.00 mile(s) from Thunderbird Falls
- 0.10 mile(s) from shopping mall
Distances to Popular Points of Interest
- 2.00 mile(s) from Providence Hospital
- 2.00 mile(s) from University of Alaska
- 5.00 mile(s) from Charter College
Local Area Recreation Opportunities
- 4.00 mile(s) from fishing
- 35.00 mile(s) from skiing at Alyeska
- Choose from a wide selection of restaurants near this Anchorage, Alaska hotel.
- On premises Lion's Den Lounge, serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, desert open 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Family dining with wide menu variety and convenient room service
BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel
Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Anchorage. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.
Local Events Worth Considering:
The Moose's Tooth Summer Concert Series Presents: MGMT Watch as MGMT takes the stage at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub for the fist of the Moose’s Tooth Concert Series. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Downtown Summer Solstice Festival and 6th Annual Hero Games Celebrate the longest day of the year and enjoy live music, watch chainsaw artists, warder among art, and dance in the streets during the Block Party. All of these events and a lot more are in the Town Square and surrounding areas. The fun begins at noon.
Scared Scriptless Improv: Scret Saturday Come on out to the Snow Goose Theater for this surprise improv show. It could be a puppet show, musical improv, or something else entirely. The doors open at 7 p.m.
Alaska Run For Women Women unite to raise funds for breast cancer research. Both the five-mile and one-mile run/walk begin at the Sullivan Arena and end at the Anchorage Football Stadium Track. The starting time is 8:30 a.m.
Teddy Bear Picnic Eagle River Commons fills with kids enjoying old-fashioned picnic games and activities. It all starts at 11 a.m.
Eagle River 4th of July Fireworks Lions Park fills with community members ready to celebrate the 4th in style. There will be live entertainment, games, and great food capped off at midnight with a spectacular fireworks display. Bring out the lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to the park for these events beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Alaska State Fair Join in on the 78th anniversary of the Alaska State Fair at Niebrugge Studio. Even after this time the rides and entertainment center around agriculture, food, friends, and family. Times vary per day.
Alaska Salsa Festival Dust off your dancing shoes and head to the Captain Cook Hotel to learn from professional dance instructors and performers. Show off your moves at the Masquerade Ball Friday, the Fire & Ice Ball Saturday, and the Black & White Party on Sunday. Times vary.
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