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SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake

Posted on June 18, 2017 by under Travel.    

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Brian and I found the best hotel in Anchorage. The hotel is fabulous for so many reasons but the best part is that we didn’t pay a dime for our four-night stay.

We chose to stay at SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake for our Memorial weekend Alaska getaway for a couple of reasons. First, I had earned a bunch of Marriott rewards points from working in Kansas City that were finally available to use and I had just the right amount of points for this hotel. Second, the hotel is conveniently located ten minutes from the Orbases place in Anchorage.

Once we got there, however, it quickly became clear that there are so many more reasons to choose this hotel when in Anchorage.

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The hotel sits on University Lake so most rooms have fabulous views of the lake behind the hotel and the mountains beyond.

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Here’s the view outside our hotel window.

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Our room was both spacious and cozy. Here are some pictures.

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A built-in desk separated our couch/hang-out area from the bed/sleeping area.

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The built-in desk has a sliding partition that you can open or close which is convenient for when one of you wants to work and the other wants to sleep.

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The decor of the room is modern and minimalist with functional furnishings.

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The bed was quite comfortable and, thanks to blackout shades and heavy curtains, we had no trouble sleeping despite the 18+ hours of daylight.

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Here’s another view of our room from the opposite vantage point.

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The European-style bathroom configuration seemed odd at first, but it was consistent with the minimalist, modern vibe.

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What I mean by European-style is the toilet is in a separate room instead of being in the same same room as the shower. You can see our shower area on the right and our toilet area to the left of it.

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The toilet and shower are right next to one another but they are separate, self-contained, little rooms with their own doors. Here’s what the toilet area looks like.

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The hotel also has a decent fitness center.

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Here are pictures of the contemporary lobby.

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I liked that there are power outlets everywhere.

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The power outlets are scattered throughout the lobby area.

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This is the courtyard behind the hotel with the giant fire pit.

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The gate leads to the trail that goes around University Lake.

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Here’s Brian enjoying some sunshine out in the courtyard.

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Besides the beautiful scenery, fitness center, and pool, other key hotel amenities included free wifi, free breakfast, and free suckers at the concierge desk. These weren’t just any ol’ suckers, though. These were Chupa Chups, the kind I grew up with. This was Brian’s first time trying Chupa Chups and he absolutely loved them. He even brought some back home to Wichita.

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