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Get an overview of this hotelLuxury Anchorage landmark hotel near the convention center

Popular property highlights

Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center

Central downtown location

Set in downtown Anchorage, this hotel is 3 blocks west of the convention center, 3 blocks east of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail along Cook Inlet, and 4 blocks from the 5th Avenue Mall.

Nautical theme

Guests are greeted by staff wearing top hats outside Hotel Captain Cook's three copper towers. On-site amenities include free Internet access, dry cleaning, hair salons, ATM machines, business services, and an athletic club.

Recently renovated guestrooms

Built in 1965, this 18-floor hotel offers 546 guestrooms, including 96 suites. Accommodations feature large windows with views of the Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains, beds with down duvets and pillows, plush bathrobes, complimentary wireless Internet access, evening turndown service, and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The nautical-themed Hotel Captain Cook offers a central downtown location three blocks from the Egan Convention Center in Anchorage. There are four on-site restaurants, a gourmet coffee and wine bar, room service during limited hours, a piano and a fireplace in the lobby. The hotel provides tour assistance, luggage storage, and currency exchange. Guests have access to a 24-hour business center and 14 lobby shops that sell high-end goods. An athletic club (surcharge) has separate workout facilities for women and men, as well as fitness classes and an indoor pool.

In addition to complimentary wireless Internet access and a 24-hour business center with leather executive chairs, the hotel offers 14 different meeting spaces, several of which come with views of the Inlet or mountains. Choices range from the 288-square foot library with a roaring fireplace to the 9,000-square foot ballroom with crystal chandeliers and a British coat of arms. History buffs will appreciate the remarkable Quarter Deck, where the horizontally paneled walls were salvaged from the teak deck of the USS Colorado, and the hanging lamps were formerly speaking tubes on the famous battleship.

This property is entirely smoke-free (fines apply for violations).

  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 14 
  • Year Built 1965 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Steam room 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Sauna 
  • Health club 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 546 
  • Number of floors - 18 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room Amenities

  • Phone 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • iPod docking station 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Dial-up Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

The Crow's Nest - Restaurant and bar situated atop Tower 3 on the 20th floor, with superb views of downtown, Cook's Inlet, and the Chugach Mountains. Offering a sophisticated blend of French and New American cuisine and a 10,000-bottle wine cellar, including the Chef's daily five-course tasting menu, each course paired with a different wine. Anchorage's only AAA-four-diamond restaurant. Reservations recommended. Serves dinner; closed Sunday and Monday during winter.

Fletchers - Fletcher’s Restaurant 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 seafaring ambiance extends to such local delights as Alaskan Halibut Piccata, accompanied by a local, micro-brewed beer, wines by the glass or cognac. Serves lunch and dinner.

Whale's Tail Bistro and Wine Bar - Radically new and innovative, this option presents 32 wines to choose from, in a way you have never experienced before. Discover Alaska's first self-serve wine dispensing system. Cozy up to the fire with friends, or swing by the bar for Kobe beef sliders and a martini. Serves dinner. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The Pantry - Located in the main lobby, The Pantry is our indoor sidewalk café featuring a delightful selection of American cuisine for breakfast. For lunch you can enjoy local favorites such as chowder or fresh fish.

Room service - Available during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

The Hotel Captain Cook is perfectly situated for embarking on Alaskan adventures. Hotel staff can help arrange a variety of excursions, including whale watching, fly fishing, and sightseeing flights over glaciers.

The Tony Knowles Trail is located within walking distance of the hotel. This paved 11-mile trail traces the Anchorage coastline down to Kincaid Park. The trail attracts walkers, cyclists, winter cross-country skiers, and even the occasional moose. Guests can enjoy views of mountains, marshlands and tidal mudflats, as well as flocks of waterfowl and even Beluga whales in the distance.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golf lessons on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Racquetball/squash on site 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 

Spa Services

  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 6 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per day

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Captain Cook
  • Captain Cook Anchorage
  • Captain Cook Hotel
  • Cook Hotel
  • Hotel Captain
  • Hotel Captain Cook
  • Hotel Captain Cook Anchorage
  • Hotel Cook

We should mention

Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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