The Lakefront Anchorage

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the U.S. state of Alaska may face some legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT Alaskans. Same-sex sexual activity has been legal since 1980, and same-sex couples have been able to marry since October 2014.
Anchorage has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as The Raven or  Mad Myrna’s the most famous gay bars in Anchorage, Alaska.
Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, is in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Inlet. It’s known for its cultural sites, including the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which displays traditional crafts, stages dances, and presents replicas of dwellings from the area’s indigenous groups. The city is also a gateway to nearby wilderness areas and mountains including the Chugach, Kenai and Talkeetna.

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1. The Lakefront Anchorage 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Anchorage

The Lakefront Anchorage
The Lakefront Anchorage

Located on the shores of Lake Hood, this hotel offers free 24-hour shuttle service to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and downtown Anchorage. It features on-site dining and guest rooms with complimentary WiFi access.

Each guest room at The Lakefront Anchorage includes dark hardwood furniture and cable HDTV. A refrigerator, coffee maker, and an in-room personal safe are featured.

The on-site gym features floor-to-ceiling mirrors, while additional features at the property include a private float plane dock and on-site parking. A business center and concierge services are available. Guests can see views of the seaplane airbase from meeting rooms, the dining areas, and the outdoor green space.

Set on the eastern shore of Lake Hood, this polished hotel is 4 miles from the downtown area and 2 miles from the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.

Refined, traditional rooms feature pillow-top mattresses, mini fridges, coffeemakers and WiFi access. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs and fireplaces.

Parking is free. There’s an elegant restaurant with water views, plus a casual lakeside bar and grill. Other amenities include a private float plane dock, a lobby lounge with a fireplace, a gym and a business center.

Newly renovated lakeside property just one mile from the Anchorage Int’l Airport and 7 miles from downtown Anchorage. Alaskan cuisine available at The Fancy Moose Lounge and a large selection of Alaskan Brewing Company beers. Sit down breakfast service with a view at The Flying Machine restaurant. All guestrooms are completely renovated with warm natural colors and an Alaskan lodge ambience. Free wireless internet service in each guest room.
The Deck at Lake Hood overlooks the world’s busiest floatplane base with over 200 landings a day in the summertime. The Alaskan-themed lobby features our Coffee Cove espresso bar, numerous animal mounts including a polar bear, Kodiak brown bear, caribou and king salmon displays! Complimentary 24-hour shuttle to the airport and scheduled downtown shuttle during the summer months. Headquarters for the Iditarod sled dog race since 1987.
Good location very close to the airport, room was comfortable, clean. Staff very friendly and helpful. Has restaurant so if you come in from the airport and do not want to go back out to dinner this is good option. Back patio has nice view of the lake. Pleasant to sit and watch sunset.
 A most charming old world wood structure, facing the lake. The rooms are large and very comfortable. One must ensure that one gets a lake facing room, else the rooms could be with no view or street facing ( disastrous).
The outdoor restaurant is delightful. Linger there with a glass of wine, soaking in the sunlight, watching sea planes landing and taking off every 2 minutes. Enjoy the excellent food and friendly service. The fresh salmon and Halibut dishes are the best I’ve ever had. We tried almost all the seafood dishes in the restaurant during our 3 days stay and loved each one of them.The staff were very helpful and friendly. They organised our gratis transport to the city and airport as well as packed breakfast as we had an early morning departure.I have to mention that we were there in summer when it was bright and all the flowers were in bloom. The days were long and pleasant.We would love to revisit the Lakefront.

Great location on lake-hood. The hotel is old but i would say its well kept. They have free shuttle to the airport and downtown too.

I like the interior which makes you feel you are really in Alaska.

Friendly staff, an antlers-and-musk-ox Alaska ambience, and a classily curated restaurant menu of local specialties and beers. The shuttle bus was also a much appreciated benefit after more than 24 hours travelling — very handy for the airport and for downtown Anchorage.
Gay Friendly Hotels Anchorage Alaska
Gay Friendly Hotels Anchorage Alaska

How much does a room costs at The Lakefront Anchorage?

Prices start 119$/night for Deluxe King Room.

This spacious room features a seating area, an HDTV, a mini fridge, and an in-room safe.

Where to book online – The Lakefront Anchorage – Gay Friendly Hotels Anchorage- you can find the best hotels deals in Anchorage during Iditarod Sled Dog Race  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Anchorage AK on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Anchorage Alaska

Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown
Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown

Located in Anchorage, 2.2 mi from Sullivan Arena, Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness center and a bar. The property is around 3.1 mi from Dena ina Civic Convention Center, 3.1 mi from William A Egan Civic & Convention Center and 7.5 mi from The Alaska Zoo. The accommodations features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a business center and free WiFi.

Buffet and American breakfast options are available daily at the hotel.

Anchorage Museum is 3.1 mi from Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown, while Alaska Center for the Performing Arts is 3.1 mi away.

Among shops and businesses along a bustling street, this modern hotel is 3 miles from history exhibits at the Anchorage Museum and 5 miles from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Warm rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and mini fridges, as well as sitting areas, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add wet bars, microwaves, and living and dining areas.

Parking and an airport shuttle are complimentary. Other amenities include a relaxed bar, an indoor pool and a hot tub, plus a gym, a terrace, and an airy lobby lounge that has a fireplace. There’s also a 24-hour convenience store. Breakfast (fee) is served in a casual dining room.

Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown provides a welcomed retreat from a busy day exploring Flattop Mountain and other natural trails. Or flock to must-visit spots like Denali National Park or Chugach State Park.

The hotel is beautiful. Newest place to stay in Anchorage. Beds are comfortable. Double bed/sleeper sofa space is large and the bathrooms are a great size with a generous sized shower (no tub). Front desk could use a little cheering up but she was fast.

On my first visit to Anchorage I was delighted with choosing this Hyatt Place location. The Hotel had just opened some two weeks prior and everything was brand new. The free airport shuttle was as easy as a phone call away. Their daily free shuttle downtown was very convenient. The room was very spacious with plenty of space for doing desk work and the free WiFi works well. The staff at this hotel is very friendly.

The restaurant is operational but did not have their liquor license as yet. The food is tasty but the menu is somewhat limited. No full sized meals. The daily cooked breakfast is great. Eggs, bacon or sausage, potatoes almost every day along with fresh fruit, toast etc. etc. The lobby and surrounds are dotted with lounge chairs, TV’s, and daily newspapers, very convenient and quiet. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would return in a heartbeat.

The hotel is new, (opened summer 2019) and the staff are doing a great job of keeping it in excellent condition. The room was neat as a pin, as were the exercise area, and pool. The breakfast has plenty of selection, and the fresh fruit was always just right. You can count on the staff greeting you with a warm, genuine smile every time you enter the main lobby, as well as when your are leaving. The Hyatt Place is quickly becoming my favorite hotel in Anchorage.

We were so pleasantly surprised that this hotel was brand new. The rooms were spotless and the lobby beautiful. The breakfast was hot, healthy and delicious. The staff was always nice and friendly. We really appreciated the free shuttle (to and from the airport, to downtown) and especially the friendly drivers.

The Assistant Manager, Brittany was wonderful. She patiently spoke with us and gave us great touring ideas! Even though it wasn’t downtown, it was very easy (five minute ride) to get there. We rented a car but the shuttle also drives there. Also loved the outdoor firepit with couches. I would highly recommend this place and we would definitely stay there again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Anchorage AK
Gay Friendly Hotels Anchorage AK

How much does a room costs at Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown?

Prices start 144$/night for Deluxe King Room.

This spacious room features a seating area, an HDTV, a mini fridge, and an in-room safe.

Where to book online – Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown – Gay Friendly Hotels Anchorage AK – you can find the best hotels deals in Anchorage during Iditarod Sled Dog Race  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Anchorage AK or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3.  Aspen Suites Hotel Anchorage  4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Anchorage

Aspen Suites Hotel Anchorage
Aspen Suites Hotel Anchorage

A full kitchen is available in each suite at this hotel. A Seattle’s Best Coffee Bar is in the lobby and the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum is 4 miles away.

A separate sitting and dining area are featured in each guest suite at the Aspen Suites Hotel. A flat-screen cable TV with a DVD player, free Wi-Fi, and a work desk are available.

A laundromat and a business center are available for guest convenience at the Hotel Aspen Suites. A fitness center is also on site.

The Alaska Zoo is a 15 minute drive from the hotel. New Seward Highway is one mile away and Ted Stevens International Airport is a 10 minute drive from the property.

In Midtown, this contemporary all-suite hotel is within 4 miles of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and the Alaska Marine Lines ferry dock.

Classic rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screens and kitchenettes with full-size fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers and cooktops. Housekeeping is available on a weekly basis.

There’s a business center, a fitness room, a guest laundry and a cafe.

Brand new 92 room all kitchenette suites hotel in Midtown Anchorage.

This hotel is in a perfect location for getting around. It is directly off of Tudor Road which is a main road in Anchorage. Dining, grocery stores, Walmart, movie theaters close by. My favorite is University Lake Off Leash Dog Park which is close by.

The staff is very nice and helpful. Our room (Queen Suite) was a very nice size and clean. There is a lot of storage space which is great when you are on an extended stay. The sofa opens into another bed.

All lamps have usable outlets for charging devices. The kitchen has the necessary tools for survival. Do note you will need to have or buy your own sharp knife for cooking. Only steak knives here, like many places.

FYI, we are used to traveling for several weeks at a time so we bring our Nuwave oven whenever we go. Between the cooktop, microwave, and the Nuwave (grills and bakes…even cake) it is almost like home.

There is a 24 hour guest laundry ($2 per wash and dry) downstairs. There is also a fitness room.

Comfortable, neat & clean spacious room. Has fridge, microwave & all essentials for a long or short stay. Room has facilities for cooking & all kitchen utensils present.

Nice comfortable beds. Has A/C in good working order. Nice bathroom. Has elevator. Helpful & courteous front desk personnel. Conveniently situated in midtown in vicinity of restaurants,grocery stores & Walmart. A bit on expensive side but worth every bit of a penny.

Comfortable is the atmosphere of the Aspen Suites in Anchorage. The hotel is new. The interior is fresh, the colors are warm, the furniture is cozy. The staff are very pleasant. Everyone we have had conversation with from the general manager to housekeeping have been kind, helpful, willing to provide whatever service is needed. The front desk team are terrific!

e hotel is very well located. Many restaurants within walking distance. Good chain supermarkets within a few minutes driving distance.

We have stayed in a Queen Suite with Two Queen Beds with good and firm mattresses. Spacious room, large bathroom with bath and shower. There is a full-length mirror on the sliding doors of the cabinets.
Kitchenette with medium fridge, large microwave, cook top, toaster. Kitchenware for 4 people.

Good air conditioner. Free WiFi and free parking.

The staff is very attentive.

It is a long stay hotel – the suites housekeeping is once a week. We have stayed 4 nights so no housekeeping service. However, any amenities we have needed we just have asked at reception and we have been promptly attended to.

Gay Friendly Hotels Anchorage Alaska
Gay Friendly Hotels Anchorage Alaska

How much does a room costs at Aspen Suites Hotel Anchorage?

Prices start 95$/night for Queen Suite.

This spacious suite feature a full kitchen and a separate seating area with a flat-screen cable TV and sofa bed. A separate dining area is also included.

Where to book online – Aspen Suites Hotel Anchorage – Gay Friendly Hotels Anchorage Alaska – you can find the best hotels deals in Anchorage during Iditarod Sled Dog Race  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Anchorage AK on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.