Hotel Captain Cook  (1:00)

The Hotel Captain Cook is where celebrities and movie stars stay when they visit Anchorage—and with good reason. It's also the hotel many Alaskans choose to celebrate big events, such as weddings or special anniversaries. Luxury abounds throughout Anchorage’s grand dame, set downtown amidst the city’s shopping and attractions. The décor recounts Cook’s voyages of long ago, but this 20-story, 546-room hotel with 96 suites is thoroughly modern, offering a full business center and free wi-fi. It also offers excellent views of downtown, the Chugach Mountains, and a chance to see Mt. McKinley.

Luxurious Details

Rooms are outfitted with custom-made furniture and other elegant touches such as plush bathrobes, Gilchrist & Soames amenities, down comforters, and 250-thread-count sheets with double sheeting.

The personal touches don’t end with the décor. The dedicated staff boasts a number of lifetime employees—they're great experts on Anchorage life—and service is consistently rated as exceptional. Just wandering the hotel offers a dose of culture and history: the hotel offers an art walking tour to see original artwork, as well as a replica of Captain Cook’s diary from the 1700s.

From AAA Dining to an English Pub

The Cook is one of the few hotels in Anchorage with restaurants that locals go to on a regular basis. Sit down to fine dining with amazing 360-degree views at the Crow’s Nest—Anchorage’s only AAA-rated four-diamond restaurant—and enjoy unique dishes while choosing from the more than 10,000 bottles of wine. Other options include The Whale's Tail Bistro and Wine Bar, Alaska's first self-serve wine dispensing system. Fletcher’s is another great option within the hotel. An English Pub style setting, this main-floor Anchorage pub emphasizes seafood, pizza and pasta and classic pub fare, which you can wash down with an Alaskan microbrew. The Café, an open sidewalk-style café, features a delightful selection of a classic, hearty breakfast. Heading out for an early tour, or need a quick pick-me-up? Stop by The Cubby, a convenient spot to swing by and grab an espresso or iced coffee.

Four-Star Fitness

The Cook sits just across from the Coastal Trail, the most popular walking and biking trail in Anchorage. It also has the nicest hotel health club in Anchorage, which has a lot of locals as members. Take a swim in the indoor heated pool or enjoy the Men and Women's Athletic Clubs. Each has a workout room, steam room, and sauna.

Amenities

Hotel Features

  • 546 Rooms, including 96 suites
  • Twelve shops including fine apparel and beauty services
  • 4 Exceptional Restaurants and In-Room Dining and Coffee Bar
  • Business Center
  • Complimentary Private Athletic Club with separate mens, womens, and co-ed facilities available to all guests
  • Valet Parking

Room Features

  • Views of Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains
  • Luxury linens and bedding
  • Full-length robes
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath products
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Complimentary high speed wireless internet
  • Junior suites have separate sleeping and living room areas

Getting There

939 W 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

From the Airport: Take International Airport Road to exit for Minnesota Dr. (downtown). Follow Minnesota which will turn into I St. From I, take a left on 5th.

From the Glenn Hwy: Follow Glenn Hwy South, it will turn into 5th ave.

From the Seward Hwy: Follow Seward Hwy North, it will turn into Ingra, from Ingra take a left on 5th

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season Year Round
Rates Summer // $310 - $375 | May 16 - Sep 15
Winter // $185 - $215 | Sept 16 - May 15

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Dining at the Hotel Captain Cook

Locat­ed atop Tow­er 3 of down­town Anchor­age’s Hotel Cap­tain Cook, this AAA-four-dia­mond fine din­ing restau­rant — the only one in Anchor­age — offers a blend of French and New Amer­i­can cuisines, a 10,000-bottle wine cel­lar and stun­ning views of Down­town, Chugach Moun­tains, and Cook Inlet. Dish­es reflect local resources, such as veni­son loin and Bering Sea king crab legs. Hours Mon­day through Sat­ur­day — 5pm-9pm. Prices Entrees range from $29…  ...more

This restau­rant on the main floor of down­town Anchor­age’s Hotel Cap­tain Cook offers gourmet piz­za, fresh pas­ta dish­es and seafood spe­cial­ties in an Eng­lish pub-style set­ting. Named for Fletch­er Chris­t­ian, the man behind the his­toric mutiny on the Boun­ty, the pub also offers local, micro-brewed beers, wines by the glass or cognac. Hours Dai­ly: 11:30am-1am Prices Prices range from $7 to $24.  ...more

It’s hard to believe that one of Anchorage’s best wine bars used to be a sand­wich shop. Com­plete­ly revamped in the fall of 2011, this new hot spot in the Hotel Cap­tain Cook has Alaska’s only on-tap wine machine. Choose from 32 wines, select­ed by the hotel’s som­me­li­er, for a 2‑ounce sam­pler or a 4‑ounce pour. The bar also has a lim­it­ed menu, includ­ing Amer­i­can-style tapas, sal­ads, and desserts. Sip your wine at the mar­ble-topped bar,…  ...more

If the Hotel Cap­tain Cook sits in the heart of Anchorage’s buzzing busi­ness dis­trict — and it does — then this cof­fee bar, right off the lob­by, could be its nerve cen­ter. And while it is unde­ni­ably a con­ve­nient spot to swing by to pick up an espres­so or iced cof­fee, local fans come back because it’s the kind of friend­ly place where the barista remem­bers your name when you order. 

Hotel Captain Cook