Hotel Captain Cook

Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America

At a Glance

  • Ideally located in downtown Anchorage , easily accessed from the airport and perfect as a stopover on route to many of Alaska's National Parks

  • Each of the rooms and suites enjoys spectacular views of the Chugach Mountains or Cook Inlet

  • Soak in stunning views at Anchorage's only fine-dining restaurant and sample wines from the impressive cellar

  • The hotel lobby houses 14 boutiques with a selection of artisan craft, local produce and mementos from Alaska

  • On-site athletic club and fitness centre which offers classes and massage therapies

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Alaska is best visited during the summer months (May to September), when the days are longest and the temperatures are at their peak. This season is ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, rafting and flightseeing and also coincides with the salmon run and the best times to travel to the wilderness regions.

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Insider's View

Opt for West facing rooms for views of the Cook Inlet and Susitna Mountain Range.

There are several murals throughout the hotel depicting Captain Cook's voyages.

Guests staying on the Captain's Deck floor (16th and 17th floor) can enjoy complimentary beverages and hor d'oevres each evening in the Captain's Lounge until 7.30pm.

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Located in downtown Anchorage within easy reach of the city's top museums and attractions, Hotel Captain Cook is a comfortable base from which to begin your Alaskan adventure and boasts spectacular views of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet.

Boasting plenty of facilities to make your stay in Anchorage both pleasant and comfortable, Hotel Captain Cook is an ideal base for the beginning of your Alaska journey or to break up distances when travelling between its incredible national parks. Located in the downtown area, Hotel Captain Cook provides easy access to the city's top attractions such as the Anchorage Museum, Native Heritage Centre and the 10-mile Coastal Trail for some beautifully scenic walks.

The hotel acts perfectly as a stopover after a long flight, with plenty of options for dining and relaxation meaning you don't even need to leave should you wish to completely unwind. There are four restaurants and bars on site, including the Crow's Nest. Situated at the top of one of Captain Cook's three towers, the views to the snow-capped Chugach Mountains are sure to take your breath away and an extensive collection of wine complements the delicious cuisine in one of Anchorage's only fine-dining restaurants. Facilities also include a fitness centre with separate areas for women and men, as well as massage therapies, a sauna and steam room for relaxation. Each of the 546 rooms and suites also enjoys fantastic views over Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountain range and provides a welcoming space with modern amenities and sumptuous beds for a great night's sleep.

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Hotel Captain Cook has 546 rooms, including 96 suites, all of which offer views of either the Chugach Mountains, Mount McKinley, an Anchorage cityscape or of Cook Inlet. Facilities include Cable TV with pay as you view movies, AC, ceiling fans and windows that open, complimentary WiFi and hypoallergenic bedding is available. Deluxe rooms are the lead-in category and have either king sized beds or two double beds.


Facilities at Hotel Captain Cook include an Athletic Club with plenty of facilities and separate fitness areas for men and women, each with sauna, steam room, tanning beds and workout room. Shared fitness facilities include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and aerobics room. Classes are offered and there are different set times for adults and kids to use the facilities. Massages are also available.

When it comes to dining there are a number of options: The Crow's Nest sits at the top of one of the three towers and offers fine-dining fare, an extensive wine collection and spectacular views, Fletcher's is a more pub-style setting offering traditional seafood, pasta and pizzas which can be washed down with Alaskan microbrews. There is also a sidewalk cafe which serves up hearty and delicious breakfasts and a wine bar which has a self-serve wine dispensing system and offers a menu of classic cocktails and mouthwatering bar snacks.


Anchorage is an ideal stopover destination on route to explore the national parks of Alaska. There are a number of fascinating museums to explore and plenty of shopping to be done. A scenic 10-mile coastal trail is within easy reach of the hotel and is perfect as an introduction to the spectacular Alaskan landscapes and bikes can be hired to take you that little bit further. Visit the native heritage centre, a fascinating outdoor museum which gives a great insight into the history of Alaska and arctic life.

For travellers with limited time, flightseeing tours to Denali and over the surrounding glaciers can also be arranged, as well as bear-viewing and fishing.



Camilla Swift (Staff)

Hotel Captain Cook has a good downtown location within walking distance of shops, restaurants and museums, yet just 12 minutes from the airport. Service is very good and staff are friendly and extremely helpful in organising local excursions and making recommendations to make the most of a short visit to Anchorage. 1970s style decor with a wealth of dark wood, good size bathrooms and Junior Suites a nice option for guests wanting more space, and definitely worth opting for a Bay View room looking out over the Cook Inlet. Large paintings and murals throughout the public areas of the hotel depicting Captain Cook's voyages are a nice touch. Excellent a la carte breakfast menu, as well as a coffee shop for quicker 'grab and go' option.

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  • Best of Alaska

    Anchorage, Denali National Park, Winterlake Lodge, Tutka Bay

    from £14900 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights

    • Stay at luxurious, intimate wilderness lodges Winterlake Lodge and Tutka Bay
    • Sleep in your own remote cabin in the heart of Denali National Park
    • Embark on incredible scenic flights by helicopter and plane

Location & directions

Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America

Hotel Captain Cook can be found in the Downtown region of Anchorage, a short distance from attractions such as the 5th Avenue Mall, the performance arts centre and a scenic 10-mile coastal trail. A number of museums are also nearby.

How to get there

Flight to Anchorage via Seattle (approx. 15 hours), followed by a 20-minute drive from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

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