Hotel Alyeska  (1:41)

Luxury-resort living and Alaska-style adventure co-exist beautifully at this beloved hotel just 40 miles from Anchorage. Located in the glacier town of Girdwood, this hotel sits tucked amid the Chugach Mountains on Alaska's south-central coast, and has a backdrop of glaciers, bald eagles, and towering spruce trees. Stay here and you’ll be in for a treat—as well as the chance to experience some bucket-list adventures.

Lush Outside, Sumptuous Inside

The contemporary Alpine-style hotel sits in a gorgeous mountainside setting: the grounds, including a small pond and plenty of flowers, in the summer time, makes a great place for a short walk to take in the views of mountains, ocean and glaciers.

Inside, you'll find Deluxe rooms decorated with simple elegance. Burgundy and hunter green colors combine with black-and-white nature photography and cherry wood accents. The hotel's lobby and common areas include a 24-hour business center and are pretty grand by Alaska standards. There's even a stuffed polar bear on display.

The hotel’s Junior Suites are spacious at 550-plus square feet. These ample rooms are found in the hotel's tower, under the Royal Suite, and take advantage of the rounded windows for panoramic views. The Serta Presidential Pillow Top mattresses promise six layers of luxury, including a down mattress top and feather pillows.

Adventure Right Outside Your Door

Indeed, the resort offers a plush launching pad for some classic Alaska adventures, all easily accessed on your own or with a little help from the concierge. The front desk can help you set up a wide variety of excursions not far from the hotel, like dogsledding, heli-hiking, day cruises, fishing, and rafting. You could choose, for instance, a guided hike to a glacier, then rope up and learn some basic mountaineering skills.

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Ride the 60-passenger tramway to the 2,300-foot level of Mount Alyeska. Experience fine dining at Seven Glaciers or casual fare at the Bore Tide Deli. Or, hike around the alpine tundra.

You can also ask the front desk to point you in the right direction for adventures right on the mountain, such as the many hiking, biking, (and in the winter, skiing or fat biking) trails around the hotel. The Winner Creek Trail, for instance, starts at the Tram base: It’s a mellow, six-mile hike through the Chugach National Forest. At the five mile point, there’s a hand-tram at Glacier Creek. Or, challenge yourself to the North Face Trail, an advanced hiking trail that winds up the face of Mount Alyeska through a series of switchbacks. This trail is a favorite in the area. When you reach the top you will be rewarded with spectacular views, as well as a free tram ride back to the bottom.

Another fun option is to rent a bicycle—choosing either a cruiser for a mellow ride around town (or along the famed Bird to Gird Trail, along Turnagain Arm), or a mountain bike (with body armor and lessons) for some thrilling, two-wheel adventures down the mountain. Or, ride the resort’s 60-passenger tramway to the 2,300-foot level of Mount Alyeska and hike around the alpine tundra.

Bliss Out Back at the Hotel

No matter what you choose to do during the day, the hotel makes a fabulous place to rest and recharge afterward. The Seven Glaciers Restaurant, perched atop Mount Alyeska, has a AAA Four Diamond rating, and emphasizes locally sourced seafood, game and produce in its menu—like Kodiak scallops, braised boar, and king crab legs, any of which is nicely finished off with the house dessert, Baked Alyeska. Just be sure to reserve your table ahead of time at this favorite spot: Advance bookings even get rewarded with free tram tickets.

Unwinding at the hotel also means you get to make the most of the hotel’s fitness center, enclosed with a vaulted wood-beam ceiling. Take a dip in the saltwater lap pool, or immerse yourself in the 16-person hot tub—they’re both wonderful places to relax after, say, dog mushing on a glacier. The fitness center’s bay windows also let you soak up a view of the pond and north face of Mt. Alyeska. Or, book a treatment at the hotel spa: Choose from treatments like the Rosemary Citron Sensation scrub or the Body Melt Back Therapy, which uses steaming-hot towels, steeped in lavender and other herbs, to help you relax and recharge for your next adventure.

Amenities

Hotel Features

  • 304 rooms
  • 24-hour business center, desktop publishing services, fax, photocopying, Internet access, notary services
  • Pool, hot tub, sauna, exercise room
  • 4 restaurants, 2 bars
  • Year Round Bike Rental with a full fleet of fat tire bikes for winter
  • Concierge and tour desk
  • Room service
  • Full service spa
  • Children's programs

Room Features

  • Bathrobes, heated towel rack
  • Lighted make-up mirror, hair dryer, iron, ironing board
  • TV w/ pay movies
  • Complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel
  • Bedside "Do-Not-Disturb" control
  • Mini refrigerator and in-room coffee maker
  • Voice messaging
  • Safe
  • Guest room (2-7th floors), Summit Level (8th floor), and Junior or Townhouse Suites: double or king-sized bed.
  • Royal Suite: king-size bed

Getting There

Alyeska Resort
1000 Arlberg Avenue
Girdwood, AK 99587

From Seward Highway: Turn left (if heading south, if heading north turn right) on to the Alyeska Highway at mile 90 of the Seward Highway (Tesoro Gas Station and Mini-Mall are on your left). Follow this road approximately 3 miles until you reach the large Alyeska Resort sign. Turn left onto Arlberg. Arlberg winds around for one mile ending up at The Hotel Alyeska and Alyeska Resort.

By Train: Both the Coastal Classic and Glacier Discovery trains offer service to the Girdwood stop, located on Brudine Road. From there, contact the hotel for a shuttle transfer.

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Prices & Dates

Season Year Round
Rates Rooms // $169 - $425 per night
Rate Notes Rates do not include tax
Rates do not include tax or resort fee. Rate may vary depending on date and availability .
All rates apply to single or double occupancy with a $25 charge for a third adult
No charge for children under the age of 18 staying with no more than two adults using existing bedding
Non-smoking and special accommodations available
Checkout is 11am
Late checkout may be requested, up to 6pm, based on availability, additional fees & tax apply. Inquire at front desk.

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Dining at Alyeska

Mountain-Top Dining

A night at the Sev­en Glac­i­ers restau­rant, perched 2,300 feet above sea lev­el on Mount Alyeska, is a din­ing jour­ney that begins with a tram ride high above the tree­tops, fol­lowed by an ele­va­tor lift, then a stroll along a gold­en car­pet, past a glim­mer­ing, glass-and-steel, wine-tow­er wall and into a din­ing room radi­at­ing the col­ors of alpen­glow and glacial ice. Sev­en Glac­i­ers is one of only three AAA Four Dia­mond restau­rants in Alas­ka. You can  ...more

This self-serve restau­rant, locat­ed at the top of the moun­tain, fea­tures great scenery. Alaskan clam chow­der in a bread bowl is a pop­u­lar choice (about $7). Open 11am – 4:30pm dai­ly. Clos­ing time shifts with the sea­son, so call the hotel for cur­rent hours. Closed in Octo­ber — Mid-November. 

Locat­ed on the third floor of The Hotel Alyeska, at the top of the Grand Stair­case, the Auro­ra Bar & Grill offers great views and great drinks. Alas­ka Amber is $5, Bai­leys and cof­fee is $7. The wide selec­tion of sin­gle-malt scotch starts at $7 for Sheep Dip and shoots up to $32 for 25-year-old Macallan. While not exact­ly a locals’ hang­out, it’s the sec­ond-best place to meet peo­ple who don’t live in Gird­wood. (The best place is the hot tub…  ...more

Locat­ed on the sec­ond floor of The Hotel Alyeska, this resort-run restau­rant offers some­thing for every­one, with Alaskan favorites and a chil­dren’s menu. Din­ner entrees include Alaskan hal­ibut Flo­ren­tine, roast­ed prime rib, and Alaskan seafood bouil­l­abaisse (all between $24 – $26).

In the Hotel

Enjoy atten­tive ser­vice and fun, com­mu­nal seat­ing options at this Asian Fusion find tucked away in the Alyeska Resort. Sushi lovers will appre­ci­ate the cre­ativ­i­ty and qual­i­ty of the menu, but will also be tempt­ed by the ben­to box­es, steak, and lob­ster offerings!

Daylodge Base Area

Alyeska’s Sitz­mark Bar and Grill offers alpin­ers the best of both worlds – day­time refu­el­ing between ski runs, and a fes­tive night­time hang­out with live music, open mic, triv­ia and movie nights. (The sum­mer sea­son has sim­i­lar offer­ings – just think après hike” or après bike” instead of après ski.”)

Hotel Alyeska