The Hotel Alyeska

1000 Arlberg Road | Girdwood, AK 99587  [SEE MAP]Girdwood, AK  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Lots of organized activities and excursions available
Due to the hotel's remote location, it takes a while to get there

Recent travelers have difficulty finding fault with the Alyeska Resort, praising everything from customer service to the earthy decor in the 304 guest rooms to the indoor saltwater pool. Surrounded by Chugach State Park in the small town of Girdwood, this hotel is part of one of Alaska's premier ski resorts. Guests have easy access to the slopes and a ski rental shop. Even summertime visitors savor their time at Alyeska, as the scenic aerial tram, spa and fitness center are open year-round. Also, the hotel organizes kid-friendly activities, snowmobile tours and even dog-sledding, catering to both family visitors and adventure seekers.

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Location
Girdwood, AK
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 304 rooms
Primary View
Mountain(s), Ocean
Style
Rustic
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Frommer's Exceptional

Fodor's

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Room perks include heated towel racks, ski-boot storage lockers, and bathrobes. Guests relax in front of the big lobby fireplace, with tall windows facing the mountains. The large heated saltwater pool is a major attraction for families, and the hot tub is a hit after a day on the slopes.

Fodor's Choice

Lonely Planet

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This place earned four stars from AAA because it deserved them – from the whirlpool with a view to bathrobes and slippers in every room, this place is swanky.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2529 have reviewed the The Hotel Alyeska, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2529 reviews 4.5 (based on 2529 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at The Hotel Alyeska are located on lower floors, but all rooms offer Serta Presidential pillow-top mattresses, small refrigerators, complimentary Wi-Fi, robes and slippers, televisions, MP3 clock radios and coffee makers with Starbucks coffee. Both the guest rooms and the hotel's public areas feature Alaska Native artwork ranging from photography to Inuit sculptures. The daily resort fee of $10 includes the in-room amenities and access to several of the resort’s amenities.
  • Upgrade to a Summit room for mountain views

Standard room size300 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located 42 miles southeast of Anchorage in the small town of Girdwood, Alaska, the chateau-style Alyeska Resort sits in a valley surrounded by the Chugach Mountains and several glaciers. Glacier Valley Transit provides a complimentary shuttle service for resort guests in and around the town of Girdwood, which was once a supply camp for gold miners. The Alyeska Aerial Tram runs from The Hotel Alyeska to the top of Mount Alyeska, offering scenic views of the valley, mountains and glaciers. An observation deck and two restaurants are located on the top of the mountain.
  • Tram is free with dining reservations at Seven Glaciers Restaurant
  • Tram and dining packages offered
  • 42 miles southeast of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Alyeska Resort offers a variety of dining options in its hotel and on the resort property. Located at the hotel, the Tramway Café starts the day with Starbucks gourmet coffees, fresh pastries and hot items for a grab-and-go breakfast. It also serves casual fare throughout the day, including pizza, sandwiches and salads. The Pond Café also serves both a breakfast buffet and a la carte items with inside seating. Also located at the hotel, Sakura features fresh seafood and meat dishes with an Asian influence and the Aurora Bar & Grill serves family-friendly casual fare in a relaxed atmosphere. If you want to eat on the top of the mountain, the Bore Tide Deli offers self-serve soups, salads, sandwiches and snacks. For a truly special dinner, the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Seven Glaciers Restaurant serves Alaskan cuisine in a fine dining setting.
  • Complimentary tram ride with reservations at Seven Glaciers Restaurant
  • Tram and food packages available
  • Room service available until 10 p.m.

Number of restaurants7

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Guests at this resort receive access to an indoor saltwater pool with mountain views and a 16-person whirlpool with bay windows overlooking the north face of Mount Alyeska.
  • Pool towels and pool attendant
  • Adults-only swim is from 6 to 8 a.m. and from 11 p.m. to midnight
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The Spa at Alyeska features specialty and custom facials, massages, body treatments and Vichy showers. Salon services include waxing, manicures, pedicures and makeup application.
  • Bridal services available
  • Kids under 16 are not allowed in the sauna

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Alyeska Resort welcomes children 18 and younger for no additional charge if staying in the same guest room as their parents and using existing bedding. Childrens menus are offered at the resort’s restaurants and through room service.
  • Age restrictions for the sauna and steam room
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The fitness center at The Hotel Alyeska includes elliptical machines, stair climbers, treadmills, stationary bikes, a dedicated room for free weights and a stretcher. In addition to slope access for skiing, the resort also offers direct access from its courtyard to the North Face Trail and the Winner Creek Trail. Hikers who make it to the top of the steep North Face Trail receive a complimentary tram ride back down to the hotel.
  • Alyeska Bike Park on-site
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

Alyeska Resort features more than 24,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a ballroom that overlooks the mountain, a boardroom and several flexible function rooms. Meeting services include catering and audiovisual support, and the hotel offers a computer and printer for guest use, located near the concierge desk (fee applies).

    Number of meeting rooms7

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

    Wedding

    Alyeska Resort offers a variety of indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony and reception venues, including Columbia Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and Kahiltna Court with vaulted ceilings, chandeliers and an adjoining balcony. Within walking distance, Our Lady of the Snows features a charming chapel and bride’s room. Seasonal landscaped outdoor venues include The Pond Courtyard.
    • On-site spa with bridal services
    • Seven Glaciers Restaurant also available for ceremonies and receptions

    Maximum wedding guest capacity150

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

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