Travelers who want to stay in a downtown hotel will find a variety of top-quality Anchorage, Alaska hotels to choose from. The city's best restaurants are located in the downtown area, and visitors who book a stay at a downtown Anchorage hotel can find everything they need within walking distance. However, most tourists want to see something of Alaska besides the downtown district, and can easily do so by taking advantage of car rentals in the area.
There are many pet friendly hotels located within the city limits of Anchorage, and Anchorage has an abundance of dog parks scattered throughout the city. Those opting for a stay at a downtown hotel will have easy access to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, which is known as one of the most beautiful trails in the nation. Even those visiting Anchorage without dogs to exercise will enjoy proximity to this gorgeous natural wonder. Mt. McKinley looms above the city on clear days, and the raw energy of the wilderness can be felt even in the downtown area of Anchorage.
Travelers who are looking for historic hotels won't find traditional east-coast style Victorian architecture in Anchorage. What they'll find instead is the Alaskan version of historic hotels -- large log structures with loads of rustic charm. This type of place is more likely to be found, however, at remote resorts and fishing lodges than among standard Anchorage hotels.
Business travelers will find several good airport hotels near Ted Stevens International Airport.