Full Service Hotel Year Built 1977 Year Remodeled 2004 Additional Property Description 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 are 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 are 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 is 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 are 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 are visiting Anchorage for business or for a once in a lifetime vacation, it matters where you stay. We are 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
The thud of well-aimed balls precedes the satisfying crack of crashing pins, a sound that signifies victory for competitors spread across North Bowl's family-friendly lanes. A retreat for seasoned and novice bowlers alike, the alley keeps competitions balanced with lightweight balls and bumper lanes available upon request. Booming music and flashing disco lights herald a shift from open bowling to neon bowling—special sessions on Fridays and Saturdays when athletes face off or dance off in a nightclub atmosphere. Parties and leagues bond bowlers of all ages via lively recreation, and fundraisers enlist the sport to benefit worthy causes. On-site snacks and libations fuel sporty endeavors until closing time or the nachos gain self-awareness.
The most popular films at the Alaska Experience Theater covers a monumental moment in area history: the devastating Good Friday Earthquake of March 27, 1964. After learning about the quake's massive power in the adjoining museum, viewers enter an earthquake simulator, shaking along with hydraulic tremors as a brand new documentary drives home the quake's destructive scale.
The Alaska Earthquake Experience is just one of the various short documentaries on Alaskan history and lifestyle screened at the theater throughout the year. In the 96-seat main theater, a 40-foot screen commands attention. The theater displays longer documentaries along with cult classics, independent films, and wide release blockbusters. In addition to hosting these screenings, the theater can also be rented out for use in weddings, conventions, or other memorable events.
The Alaska Experience Theater's dedication to lively historical learning also extends outside of its walls. Out in the marketplace, two permanent exhibits reveal more information about the earthquake and display the full collection of prints by Alaskan artist Fred Machetanz.
The Grape Tap's first-floor dining room blends the comforts of a 1930s pioneer-style home with the aesthetic touches of contemporary decor. But beneath the floorboards lies a secret. Under the tables, slabs of stone carve out an airy cellar where dozens of wines, from pinot noir to riesling, wait through time. Stuccoed ceilings arch above the stock, and lounge-style seating with benches and throw pillows adds comfort to dining and gives lonely patrons something to hug.
Nestled amid such comforts, The Grape Tap's guests can sample flights or bottles from the underground stash, as well as pints of more than two dozen beers. They can also pair their sips with flavors from chef Pat Mathias's menu of seasonal produce, gourmet cheeses, and meats seasoned with exotic spices. The filet mignon sliders, for example, pair ground-tenderloin mini burgers with cambozola cheese, caramelized onion, and a creamy pecan spread to create something deep and hearty. The Grape Tap also hosts events throughout the year, such as live music performances in the backyard during the summer.
The Anchorage Ballet and its academy have been preserving the art of classical dance since 1997 through a well-rounded curriculum based on the Russian Vaganova method, and has prepared young dancers for international careers with the American Ballet Theatre, the Kirov Academy, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and The Juilliard School. Each student is placed into the appropriate level of classes?which include pointe and pas de deux?according to age, talent, attitude, and musicality. It is through these classes, seasonal performances, and summer camps that the school's skilled teachers and guest instructors teach ballerinas to harmonize the entire body's movements, creating expressive leaps and pirouettes via Vaganova's vision. The academy partners with the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Atwood Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts to help bring ballet to Alaska's arts community and particularly limber polar bears. The academy won the 2010 award for outstanding arts organization at the Mayor's Arts Award ceremony.
You don't need to book one of Eagle Hotel's 28 rooms to eat at Eagle Hotel Restaurant and Lounge. The kitchen staff welcomes locals and travelers alike to sample the menu, which jumps from Italian dishes, such as pizza, pasta, calzones, and meatball sandwiches, and American favorites, such as burgers, sirloin steak, and baked salmon. In the morning, the cooks make omelets and BLT sandwiches that can be layered with an egg.