An excellent base for exploring the area, the Copper Whale Inn B&B is located in the heart of historic Anchorage, convenient to the city's restaurants, galleries, museums and attractions and close to the coastal trail.
Hotel Captain Cook
The Captain Cook Hotel is one of Anchorage's most comfortable hotels, situated in the bustling heart of the city. It is a convenient base camp for Alaskan adventures and offers the best in retail, cultural and natural highlights.
Guests can marvel at the adventures of Captain James Cook, depicted in the hotel’s private art collection, which includes stained glass, paintings and sculptures that all tell the captain’s story.
The ground floor has a charming foyer containing some interesting bits of Captain Cook memorabilia, a number of lounges and gift shops. The Crow's Nest restaurant, located on the top floor of the building, is one of the finest restaurants in the city and also boasts some of the best views. The hotel also offers an English pub, an Italian restaurant and a coffee shop.
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This award-winning hotel has a total of 547 rooms and suites, each with a view of either the Chugach Mountains or Cook Inlet. Most rooms have generously sized bed and all the facilities you would expect from a hotel of this quality. Blackout drapes ensure a solid night’s sleep and hypoallergenic bedding is available on request.
Located close to restaurants and cafes, the hotel is a 2-minute walk from Oscar Anderson House Museum. Anchorage International Airport is 7 miles away and about a 20-minute drive. The start of The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is a just 10-minute drive away.
Food and drink
The Crow’s Nest serves French and New American cuisine with a sweeping view of the city. Fletchers conjures up Italian cuisine in a classic English pub setting. The Whale’s Tail dishes up sharing plates and handcrafted cocktails. Breakfast food and healthy options can be found in The Café, and guests can stop by The Cubby for speciality coffee and breakfast on the go.
Facilities and activities
Guests have access to a full-service exercise room, swimming pool, sauna, solarium and steam room.
This is one of Alaska's finest hotels and boasts one of Anchorage's best restaurants. It is large, however, and the slightly dated rooms will not be to everyone's taste, though the excellent downtown location with views in all directions make up for this.
Anchorage tour ideas
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Winterlake Lodge lies 198 miles north-west of Anchorage along Alaska's historic Iditarod Trail and is a great base to explore the flora and fauna of the area.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The Glacier Wonderland cruise includes some stunning scenery. Prince William Sound lies just south of the rugged Chugach Mountains a breathtaking maze of forested islands, glacier carved fjords and wildlife-filled waterways.
Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park is world renowned for its large population of grizzly bears, mainly due to the prolific amounts of salmon to be found in the Brooks River.