Hotel Captain Cook
4th and K St, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, United States
Excellent amenities, with an excellent outlook.
Unique Quality: The higher the room the better the view, always ask for as high a room as possible, we did and were offered a room on the "Crows Nest" at no extra cost, fantastic view east over downtown Anchorage
Hotel Captain Cook Anchorage
Not the most modern hotel in town, but if you like old fashioned, semi elegant accomodations, and typical decoration, this is the one.
Best Hotel in Alaska
Found out about the Captain Cook when living in the "Bush". Its right downtown, within walking distance of lots of things to do. The Captain Cook has one of the best restaurants in town as well as wonderful fitness accomodations including: a pool, hot tubs, nautilus, free weights, dry sauna, steam room, tanning, and more. The rooms are very nice, many having wonderful views of Cook Inlet, and downtown Anchorage. The rooms have computer access, turndown service, excellent room service, and big comfortable beds. When you compare how much you have to pay to stay at other hotels then add the extra expense and discomfort of driving, and parking when you go downtown it makes sense to stay at the Captain Cook when you go to Anchorage.
Directions: Right in the middle of downtown Anchorage.
The Best Hotel in Anchorage
Without a doubt - The Cook is the finest hotel in Anchorage. 500+ rooms in three towers with all the ammenities. The higher a floor you can get the better the view and the less street noise.
The common areas are decorated in muted elegance with dark hardwoods and Captain Cook memorabilia.
With 4 restaurants and two bars, you never have to leave the hotel. My favorite spot is Fletchers. Not quite the same since long time bartender and Iditarod musher Bob Ernisse passed away, but still a warm friendly place with great food and a vast liquor and beer selection. Chris is working most nights - be sure to chat him up about fishing on the Kenai River.
The only problem I see is that they know they are the best and the prices they charge in the summer are as stunning as the Hotel. You go from around $105/night in the winter to over $250 during tourist season. To be fair, all the hotels in Anchorage have these seasonallly adjusted rates. And yet the summer is when they are overrun with cruise ship passengers, who all get up at 5 AM excited to start their day. (I know you're happy to be starting your cruise Edith, but do you have to yell down the hall to Margaret at 5 in the morning!!!!)
Other issue in the summer is the lack of air conditioning. With global warming summers are actually getting hot some days in Anchorage. All rooms have fans so usually and open window and the fan will take care of the heat. UPDATE: Air Conditioning is now installed and working.
During a recent stay (Jan 09) found they had remodeled all the rooms in Tower Two. Flat screen TVs and tastefullly decorated. Good job Wally!
Stayed again 12/09 and still the best hotel in Anchorage. And again in Mar and Sep 2010. And again in Mar, April, May and June of 2012.
Unique Quality: Great everything - pool, gym, restaurants, bars, rooms.
Gym is large with many treadmills, elipitcal machines, bikes, free weights, nautilus, tanning beds, massages, whirl pool, sauna, and pool. Except for the pool, men have seperate facilities from women which I like. Don't have to keep the belly sucked in all the time. The steam room is huge and hot - don't find many like this any more.
At the top of tower 3 is the Crow's Nest. A wonderful restaurant/bar with fantastic views. The new chef there is doing wonders with the food. Be prepared to shell out top dollar but you get what you pay for. AAA 4 diamond top end fine dining.
Business Center has 5 private cubicles with FREE internet access and full color printer/copier. Also free with a room key.
Not a log cabin
My boss and I were driving were taking a cab from the airport to the hotel where the conference was booked. Neither of us had heard of the Hotel Captain Cook before (that was before I became a VT member!) but it sounded a little rustic. Adventurous log cabins came to mind. We asked the cab driver what the hotel was like and he assured us that it was "a nice little hotel." Well, that was an understatement. We arrived at the 547 room, two-tower, AAA four-star hotel and were ushered to our luxuriously appointed rooms by the uniformed bellmen. As I found out the next morning, my room was on a corner and had an amazing view of the Cook Inlet on one side and an equally amazing view of the mountain range on the other.
Unique Quality: The Crow's Nest Restaurant was excellent, as I describe more fully in a restaurant tip.
The guest rooms were terrific, with big comfy robes, hairdryers, heavy teak furniture and big windows to enjoy the views.
The conference rooms were also very comfortable.
There was a pool, jacuzzi and exercise facility in the basement of the hotel too.
February 2003 -- Best of the Modern Hotels
The Captain Cook has three towers, and can offer great views, or views of the other towers. It is best to upgrade to a suite, or better still to get one on the secured 17th floor. $15.25 for a taxi from the airport, you will be greeted by a doorman and your luggage will be handled for you. When you check in, the turn down service includes ice in your bucket and bottled water. The room offers great fluffy towels, french milled soap, and big soft robes. If travelling with a family or group, two suites can be booked with one entry.
Unique Quality: This picture is from February 2003, and features my foot (haha) Darn those self-timers, can't see what you are shooting.
Captain Cooke Hotel
Unique Quality: A view that can't be beat. The food is excellent, the service is what you pray for when you arrive in a new city, the accomodations are above average and the beds are firm, but not so that you wake up with a backache. The Anchorage Westward and the Sheffield were very good; but my choice is the Captain Cooke.
Captain Cook Hotel- a great...
Captain Cook Hotel- a great hotel with all ammenities and good food
not sure - had a gratis stay but probably $125 per night in winter
Unique Quality: All ammenities- great view from Lounge especially- two towers-oldest hotel in ANchorage- reminiscent of an old sailing ship- lots of wood and beams
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Nice hotel for romantic getaway
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. It was our last hotel stop before getting our flight back home and was booked through Princess. We had no complaints whatsoever. Room was great, service was good and staff was friendly. We didn't have food included however we had dinner at Fletchers' once and they had good food and service.
Overall it was a good hotel and I would recommend it for a nice romantic getaway. Great views from top floors
BEST HOTELS TO STAY (DOWNTOWN)...
BEST HOTELS TO STAY (DOWNTOWN) are the HILTON or the CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL.
For bed & breakfeast can't beat SLIM WALSTON'S B & B. Many flight attendants/piolts stay here on layover as it's wonderful and is overlooking the Cook INLET waterway. MANY XCELLANT RESTAURANTS & ACTIVITES with 5 minutes of his B & B.
NOTHING IS CHEAP IN ALASKA, except beer ! Expect for the Hilton & Cook to pay $200 + while SLIM'S B&B runs around $120 per day. Bear in mind that the 'cheap motels' in the railyard run for over $120 a night. CAPTAIN COOK OFFERS excellent views of MT Mc KINLEY (180 miles away as the crow flies) and has many excellent gift shops and entertainment. Dido for the HILTON, although you'll want venture around the block for nightlife & dining options unique to the GREATLAND. THESE HOTELS also are bases for quality landtour/airtour operations. Arrangements for same can be made right at hotel (s) as well as pick-up/dropoffs.
SLIM'S B&B is just unique, quiet and charming. He's an old prop specialist from RAA (REEVE AVIATION).
Captain Cook Hotel - Downtown Anchorage
Anchorage meeting update
Any VTers wishing to join us in Anchorage on Thursday, January 29 should meet us at Fletchers, inside the Captain Cook Hotel, located on Fourth and K Streets at 6: pm.
The Captain Cook is easy to spot and easy to find.
Fletchers is a small friendly place with good food and drinks.
Where we go from there is still open.
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Hotel Captain Cook
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Address: 4th and K St, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, United States