If you fly to Alaska for a quick look around do not be put off by this pricey but very good hotel. First of all most of the Glacier tours leave from the front door. This means you can have breakfast and avoid getting up in the middle of the night. It also means that you can avoid taking cabs around Anchorage, and I considered that a plus.
The hotel itself is easily as good as a four star hotel in the lower 48. It has enough bars and restaurants with hours to satisfy most travellers. We had a room (suite) in one of the top floors and the service was excellent. We arrived on a late flight from Seattle, the hotel provided transportation from the airport and our midnight arrival caused no fuss at all from the staff. The bar was open and also served very good meals.
Our Glacier tour left at about 9:00 am the following day and the bus provided a scenic and comfortable trip to the coast.
We arrived back at the hotel about 7:00 pm, had a very good dinner and a great night's sleep in a quiet room with an excellent bed. There was good shopping to be had right at the hotel, and by the way there is a liquor store right across the street.
We left that day, and once again the hotel provided transportation to the airport.
If you're pressed for time, flying, and staying at the Captain Cook is a very good option. This is particularly so if you find cruises a hassle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, each of the Hotel Captain Cook’s 547 luxury accommodations of rooms and suites offer a stunning view, whether it’s of the neighboring Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains. Captain Cook is Alaska's member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Captain Cook Anchorage
- Hotel Captain Cook
- Captain Cook Hotel