Econo Lodge Airport Anchorage

4610 Spenard St, Anchorage, Alaska, 99517, United States

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Econo Lodge Airport Anchorage
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    A Solid Value by the Airport


    Seem to stay here about once a year when passing through Anchorage. A decent hotel at a decent price. They just recently changed their name from the Barrett Inn to Econo Lodge but it still looks they same. Haven't stayed here since the change in owners. Be sure to ask for the new wing (about 10 years old now). The old motel part gives you a Bates Motel kind of feeling, especially in the winter. But the new section is definately a hotel with good sized rooms and all the amenities.

    A word of advice - lots of places to eat close by (Gwennies, Village Inn, Millenium) that surpass the inhouse diner.

    Hotel has a free shuttle bus.

    Directions: On Spenard about 1/4 mile from the airport.

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short visit to anchorage

by giora111

we are 3 couples that booked a cruise from vancouver on princess ship and arrive to wittier on august 4 in the morning. we fly back to israel on august 6 in the afternoon, so we have couple of days to tour around. i would appreciate any suggestions regarding where to go and what to see and where to rent a car that will be big enough for the 6 of us with all the luggage.
i am especially interested in Denali national park. do i have enough time to get there and see it and return? where should i plan on sleeping the 2 nights?
thanks for your help

Re: short visit to anchorage

by USanFrancisco

That's not enough time to go to Denali to make it worthwhile.

I'd suggest renting a car. Drive to Seward and spend the night. Drive through Kenai Fjords and stay the night in Homer.


Re: short visit to anchorage

by MTrav


By car it is about an hour from Whittier to Anchorage, then another 4 hours to the Denali NP entrance.

It would be possible to drive up there, take a bus into the park on the 5th, and then return to Anchorage for your flight, but you would need to be well organized and have plenty of energy. There are a few hotels at the park entrance or in nearby Cantwell or Healy. There are also campsites near the entrance.

You can only drive a few miles into the park by private vehicle. To go farther the park operates buses. These tours take most of the day (The last time I went it took 11 hours to go to Wonder lake and back). But we did see a lot of wildlife.

In pretty sure you can rent a vehicle in Whittier.

Have fun

Travel Tips for Anchorage

Log Cabin Visitor Information Center

by Stephen-KarenConn

Downtown Anchorage at the corner of 4th Avenue and F Street you will find this log cabin with a sod roof beside the Old City Hall. It is the Log Cabin Visitor Information Center. Outside the center is a sign giving directions to various cities and a 4,114-pound jade boulder put on display by Stewart's Photo Shop, across the street. Here you are in the center of the main tourist and shopping area of the city.

If you can spare a couple of hours I recommend you step inside and get the brochure which will lead you on a walking tour of downtown Anchorage, and past many of the city's attractions and points of interest. It will be time well invested in getting an overview of what Anchorage has to offer.

542 West 4th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501


Glorious Summer Flowers

by Stephen-KarenConn

If you are one of those who has always thought of Anchorage as a city mantled in perpetual ice and snow, think again. Summers are glorious here, and the long daylight hours and mild temperatures are perfect for growing some of the most beautiful flowers you will see anywhere. I lived for several years in the deep south and our flowers did not do nearly so well there because of the heat.

Downtown Anchorage is a riot of bloom throughout the long days of summer. You will see flowers of every color in planters, beds and hanging baskets along virtually every street, and especially in parks and in front of public buildings as those in this photo, in a small park in front of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.

Copper River Salmon

by Scandic

After the halibut (just my opinion dear) the best fish of Alaska is the Coper River Salmon. All that rush and hush for this fish is totally earned. What makes people so much to belong this special salmon? One bite of it, and you don't wanna any other salmons anymore.
Too bad that the peak time of Copper River salmon lasts only three to four weeks.

The Copper River flows in the state of Alaska. Almost 300 miles in length, this wild rushing river empties into Prince William Sound at the town of Cordova. Salmon that originate in these pristine waters are challenged by its length and its strong, chill rapids. Consequently, Copper River salmon are strong, robust creatures with a healthy store of natural oils and body fat. These qualities make the salmon among the richest, tastiest fish in the world.

Nordic Skiing

by akskibunny

There are close to 100 miles (maybe more??) of maintained cross-country skiing trails in Anchorage. Try the Kincaid Park, Russian Jack Springs, Hillside or Bicentennial Park system or head out to the trail system beginning at the Eagle River Nature Center. It's not uncommon to ski right past moose and other wildlife so keep your eyes open!
Contact the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage for more info and advice on where to rent gear.

Head to The Hills

by RickinDutch

The mountains east of Anchorage, known as the Chugach Range, are chock full of great trails of all degrees of difficulty. A favorite walk of mine is up Flattop Mountain, a short, steep hike that end with a stunning view of Anchorage and the Alaska range beyond, including Denali.


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