Hotel Captain Cook

939 W 5th Ave | Anchorage, AK 99501-2049  [SEE MAP]Anchorage, AK  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Separate mens and womens fitness facilities
Only valet parking is available
Hotel Captain Cook is frequently tagged as Anchorage's only luxury hotel, and, in truth, it really is. The giant property occupies an entire city block in the downtown area, housing 546 rooms, four eateries, an athletic club (with separate facilities for men and women) and even a 9,000-square-foot ballroom. According to recent visitors, the rooms are slightly dated, but many visitors overlook that for the hotel's amenities, scenic views and the employees: The staff are rated highly for helping guests experience Alaska, setting up glacier tours and offering directions to city attractions. As a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts brand, the hotel allows I Prefer rewards program members to use or accrue points for stays here.
Anchorage, AK
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 546 rooms
Primary View
City center, Mountain(s), Ocean



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews



Recalling Captain Cook's voyages to Alaska and the South Pacific, dark teak paneling lines the hotel's interior, and a nautical theme continues into the guest rooms. All rooms have air-conditioning, and guests can use the separate men's and women's athletic clubs with shared indoor heated pool, business center.

Fodor's Choice



The grandest hotel in Anchorage is Hotel Captain Cook, which has more than 500 rooms in three towers that take up an entire downtown block. It’s got amenities galore: a shopping arcade, racquetball courts, gyms, jacuzzis, saunas, massage, yoga, pilates, around-the-clock room service, dry cleaning, concierges, three restaurants, and more.

Frommer's Exceptional

Travel + Leisure


The hotel is a wonderful relic of Alaska's pipeline-boom of the 1970’s.

Lonely Planet


The grand dame of Anchorage accommodations still has an air of an Alaskan aristocrat right down to the doormen with top hats. There are plenty of plush services and upscale shops: hot tubs, a fitness club, beauty salon, jewelry store and four restaurants, including the famed Crow’s Nest bar on the top floor.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2299 have reviewed the Hotel Captain Cook, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2299 reviews 4.0 (based on 2299 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Deluxe rooms at the Hotel Captain Cook feature custom furniture and jewel-toned accents, cable, coffee machines, small refrigerators, complimentary Wi-Fi and views of either Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains or downtown Anchorage. The hotel offers two club level floors called the Captain’s Deck that feature additional amenities, including a full breakfast and complimentary amenities like nightly hors d’oeuvres and drinks, a newspaper, access to the Athletic Club, self-parking and a juice and soda bar. Guests in standard rooms have to pay extra fees to park and use the health club.
  • The Weekend Package includes parking and health club privileges

Standard room size280 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located in downtown Anchorage with views of Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains, the Hotel Captain Cook is within walking distance to the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center and Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. The luxury hotel complex, Alaska’s only member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts group, offers plenty of on-site amenities, including four restaurants, 15 retail shops, a barbershop, salon and separate men’s and women’s athletic facilities. The hotel’s concierge staff is available to arrange activities and outings, both inside and outside of the city.
  • 5 miles northeast of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The indoor pool at the Hotel Captain Cook is part of the fitness center, which costs an additional fee to use if not included in the guest's room amenities.
  • Children are only allowed in the pool during specific hours
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Hotel Captain Cook features both men’s and women’s athletic facilities. Each includes locker rooms, tanning beds, a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, aerobics studio and swimming pool, plus a variety of cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. Guests in certain room types or who purchase a special package receive complimentary access to the fitness center. For other guests, a $10 fee for the first day and $5 fee for subsequent days applies.
  • Fitness classes offered
  • Massage services available
  • Children 3 and older must use gender-specific facility
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


Centrally located in downtown Anchorage, the Hotel Captain Cook features 14 meeting and conference rooms, from a cozy library with a fireplace to a 9,000-square-foot ballroom with crystal chandeliers. For outdoor receptions, the rooftop Quarter Deck also showcases the nautical decor found throughout the hotel with lamps made from ships’ speaking tubes. The hotel also offers on-site audiovisual support and equipment rental.
  • 24-hour business center

Number of meeting rooms14

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Wedding venues at the Hotel Captain Cook include the elegant Discovery Ballroom filled with glittering chandeliers and the charming Quarter Deck on the rooftop with views of Cook Inlet and the city's skyline. Full-service catering and audiovisual services are available for ceremonies and receptions from 10 to 600 guests.
  • Wedding packages available

Maximum wedding guest capacity600

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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