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.
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.
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.