The little building has been around since 1916, and experienced travelers call it the most charming hotel in town: the original sinks and tubs have been restored, and upstairs hallways are lined with archival Anchorage photos. The rooms are nicely updated with dark cherry furnishings and HD flat-screen TVs. The small lobby, its fireplace crackling in chilly weather, has a quaint European feel. The friendly staffers offer concierge services comparable to the city's big
hotels. Guests start each morning in the hotel's former saloon with a complimentary continental breakfast that features fruit, cereal, Belgian waffles, and more. Request a corner room if possible; rooms facing the street may have traffic noise. The junior suites include sitting areas. Famous past guests include Walt Disney and Will Rogers.