We stayed for four nights at BW Golden Lion. It is clean and comfortable. It is right off Hwy 1 on the south side of Anchorage. We were coming from Whittier, so it was really convenient to get to without driving into the downtown area. It is 15 minutes from the train station and downtown, so a quick drive. There are restaurants close by within a 10 minute drive or less. Gas stations, Walgreens, Walmart are all close. The room was very comfortable. It has a refrigerator and microwave. It has blackout curtains and the beds are comfortable. The AC works quietly, which is a plus for me. Everyone is very friendly and helpful, especially the housekeeping staff.
The only drawback is that there is no breakfast. Well, they give you a 15.00 voucher for breakfast at the restaurant on site. However, that restaurant is pretty pricey and it barely covers one meal much less two. Plus we only got one voucher for the four days we were there. They need to rethink this system. The closest restaurant, which is a half block away, that serves breakfast is McDonalds. Otherwise you need to drive toward the downtown to find places that serve breakfast. So overall it was a good experience with clean, comfortable rooms and friendly service. One more thing, beware of the prices. Apparently they change their prices regularly. I booked for two nights at a much higher price through their site than the additional two nights I booked later. When I searched, there were lower prices yet online. BUT with their cancellation policy, which I think was 24 or 48 hours, there was no way to take advantage of the changing prices. I did cancel and reserve at a lower price when I was preparing for this trip. Had no idea that I should have kept checking. Kind of like a car rental place. So beware of this. less