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Historic Anchorage Hotel is an excellent choice for your time in Anchorage, whether you plan to stay in the city or explore the more remote parts of Alaska. Right in downtown Anchorage, its convenient location is close to the city’s many shops, restaurants and museums and just a 5-minute drive to the airport.

When it was built in 1916, the building originally acted as Alaska’s central meeting space and today it’s on the National Register of Historic Places. Rooms here are comfortable and well appointed, and the generous full breakfast offers a hearty start to your Alaska adventures.

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The Historic Anchorage Hotel has a total of 26 rooms, each with a slightly different layout due to the historic nature of the property. All of the rooms are equipped with a large screen TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Standard Rooms have either one or two double beds in the rooms, and Executive Suites and Junior Suites also have a breakfast bar and small living area.


Set right in the heart of Anchorage’s very walkable downtown area, the hotel is located just a couple of blocks from the city’s 5th Avenue Mall as well as a number of bars and restaurants. Guests also have easy access to the Coastal Trail walk along the shoreline, with views of the mountain range in the distance.

Food and Drink

A simple continental breakfast is available at the hotel to start your day, served in the rustic bar area. There are no facilities for an evening meal, but the city offers a wide variety of restaurant options. Staff will be happy to offer suggestions.  

Facilities and Activities

Facilities at the hotel include a gym as well as business facilities. There is a concierge and tour information desk on site if you want to find out more about the local attractions. Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the hotel and parking facilities are available for $10 per day.

Our opinion

We like this small and friendly hotel for its historic character and exceptional location in the heart of the city. 

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    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.

    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.