The Aviator Hotel offers a clean, affordable stay in a fantastic location – right in downtown Anchorage. Within easy walking distance of restaurants, coffee shops and the Alaska Railroad Depot, the Aviator also has its own on-site café featuring a flavorful Southern-inspired menu, plus live music on weekends.
Settle in to the heart of Anchorage
Check in to the Aviator and use it as home base for your Anchorage stay. Take in a show at the Performing Arts Center, dig into Alaska history at the Anchorage Museum, or shop in small galleries and boutiques or at the 5th Avenue Mall. All are just a few minutes’ walk from your room.
If you’re visiting Anchorage in early March, you’ll have a great view of one of Alaska’s most exciting and popular events, as the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is right outside the door.
Although downtown Anchorage is bustling, the wilds of Alaska are near at hand. From the Aviator, you can see Ship Creek, Cook Inlet, Sleeping Lady (Mt. Susitna), and Denali on a clear day. Stretch your legs or rent a bike to check out one of Anchorage’s gems, The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail – just ten minutes away. Or head down the hill to explore the banks of Ship Creek and watch anglers reel in fresh Alaska salmon.
The Aviator’s name honors Anchorage’s rich aviation history. It’s only a few miles from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), and also Merrill Field, Anchorage’s first real airport. You may see military planes, like F22 Raptors, circling the Anchorage bowl during training exercises, or notice Cessnas and Supercubs coming and going from Merrill Field.
A comfortable stay
When you pull up to the Aviator, you’ll notice a log-cabin style feel, with stone and wood features. Inside, you’ll find a comfortable room with either a King or two double beds, a private bath, fridge, tv and free wi-fi. Some rooms have kitchenettes, and many are available for extended stays, making your longer Anchorage visit even more affordable.
Anchorage City Limits Cafe
Enjoy a great view of Ship Creek and flavorful dishes of Roscoe’s Food for the Soul at Anchorage City Limits Café, inside the Aviator Hotel. It’s open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a southern-style menu featuring ribs, catfish and seafood jambalaya.
After a busy day exploring the city, kick back in the lounge, with live music – typically jazz and blues – on the weekends.