Get an overview of this hotelAnchorage lodge-style hotel on floatplane lake

Airport: 5 minutes

This hotel, on the shore of scenic Lake Spenard, a major floatplane base, is 1 mile from the airport and 4 miles from downtown Anchorage. Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service is available.

Bears in the lobby

The Lakefront Anchorage Hotel lobby displays an astounding array of trophy game, including polar and Kodiak bears. Outside, a dining patio offers up-close views of floatplanes taking off for wilderness adventures.

Upscale rustic

Modern guestrooms at the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel have complimentary high-speed Internet access, refrigerators, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs with cable and premium channels, and an in-room safe.

The Lakefront Anchorage - A Millennium Hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

With its lakefront location and lodge-style lobby, the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel provides an outdoorsy ambience just 4.5 miles from downtown Anchorage. A 24-hour complimentary shuttle is available to and from Ted Stevens International Airport, about 1 mile away.

Other amenities include a lake-view restaurant and lounge, fitness equipment, banquet facilities, and complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas. The business center has two computers with high-speed Internet access. The hotel is the official media and logistics center for the Iditarod dog-sled race. Pets are allowed only in specific rooms (deposit).

  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 7 
  • Express check-in 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Total number of rooms - 248 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Garden 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Conference center 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 465 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

The Flying Machine - Two-level restaurant with view of floatplanes and lake from most tables. Serving breakfast and dinner, this restaurant is inspired by Alaska's rich aviation history. Menu includes seafood, steaks, and a variety of other options along with cocktails.

The Fancy Moose Lounge - Serving fresh seafood, steaks, burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, and finger foods the Fancy Moose Lounge has been a local's favorite since 1972. During the summer months, guests can unwind with a drink at the outdoor patio, enjoying the Alaskan sunset view.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel features fitness facilities including cardio and resistance machines and a TV. A four-mile access road circling the lake is popular for jogging; vehicle traffic is usually minimal. The Dimond Center mall, four miles from the hotel, has an indoor ice-skating rink and a bowling alley.

A wide array of outdoor adventures are available. Floatplane excursions include the Chugach Mountains Wildlife Tour, glacier tours, a visit to volcanic Mount Spur with a lake landing, bear- and bird-watching tours, and wilderness fishing trips.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Snowmobiling nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 30.00 per pet, per day, plus a deposit of USD 30.00 per day
  • 1 per room
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Pet deposit: USD 30.00 per day
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Pet deposit: USD 30.00 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 30.00 per pet, per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Millennium Alaskan Anchorage
  • Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage
  • Anchorage Millennium Alaskan Hotel
  • Lakefront Anchorage Millennium Hotel
  • Lakefront Millennium Hotel
  • Lakefront Anchorage Millennium
  • Lakefront Millennium

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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3.7 out of 5
75% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
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Beautiful hotel

4 out of 5
Posted Feb 12, 2017
Our ONLY complaint would be the elevators but they are being replaced. By the time the off season is over they will be done.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 13, 2017 by Avery Kristiansen
Thank you for your feedback! We are very excited about our elevator upgrade as it will help us serve our guests more efficiently. We hope to see you again soon!
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4 out of 5
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Easy checkin/ out. Quiet. Hotel does allow dogs so be cautious if you have allergies.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 13, 2017 by Avery Kristiansen
Thank you for the great feedback on your stay! As home of the Iditarod we love our four legged friends, but we do keep them on the first floor to accommodate all guest as best we can. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at The Lakefront and appreciate you sharing your experience. We hope to see you again soon!
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Nice hotel with outstanding staff.

5 out of 5
by from Homer, AK
Posted Jan 18, 2017
Location: Very close to airport and highway.
As always another pleasant stay at Lakefront. Staff was great at check in and check out. Room was clean. Hotel was recently remodeled. Well done!! If you haven't stayed here lately you need to try it. Very nice.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 13, 2017 by Avery Kristiansen
Thank you for the great feedback on your stay! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at The Lakefront and appreciate you sharing your experience. We hope to see you again soon!
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nice staff, clean and close to airport

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 17, 2017
Pros: close to airport
Cons: no
Location: airport
good sleep cant ready to fly out ..................................................
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Nice hotel

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 14, 2017
Great food check in was great. Spent only one night
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Best beds

5 out of 5
by from l
Posted Jan 13, 2017
After traveling a long way and many nights on hotels this was by far the most comfortable and quiet place the beds are wonderfully comfortabe
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Nice Hotel on the Lake

5 out of 5
by from NJ
Posted Dec 27, 2016
I stayed here for 5 days in late December and was pleasantly surprised. The lobby has a rustic cabin feel to it and the rooms felt relatively modern. The staff was very friendly and helpful in recommending places to eat in downtown anchorage. I had breakfast in the restaurant which was prepared quickly and very delicious. On my next trip to Alaska, I will definitely try to stay here again.
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This is always my choice when in Anchorage

5 out of 5
Posted Dec 19, 2016
Pros: Location is nice, rooms excellent
Cons: N/A
Location: Everything is accessible Anchorage is a town
I have stayed here many times, great faculty and facilities.
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Nice hotel

4 out of 5
by from US
Posted Dec 2, 2016
Froze my butt off in AK. Nice hotel though. Don't like to do reviews
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Great view, excellent staff, close to downtown

5 out of 5
by from Orange County
Posted Nov 22, 2016
Pros: Location, clean, quiet, comfortable.
Location: You can't find many restaurants and things to do that are walking distance, but a taxi to Downtown is about $12.
We loved our experience at the Lakefront hotel. The staff was always kind and helpful, clean and comfortable rooms, quiet location but only 10 minutes from Downtown. We had a lovely experience and definitely recommend it.
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