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“Spacious Comfort”
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Hotel Alyeska
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Girdwood
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Portland, Oregon
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“Spacious Comfort”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

This hotel was a very pleasant surprise. The interior is beautiful and the views onto the mountain quite scenic. Our room was spacious and well appointed and we found the restaurants in the hotel reasonable and the food very good.

Room Tip: A view of the mountain would be nice.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

We had the good fortune to stay at this hotel while visiting Alaska to run The Mt Marathon race in Seward. The natural beauty surrounding this hotel is incredible. The hotel design does a wonderful job bringing the outside beauty into the resort with windows everywhere. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. The concierge directed us to some wonderful hiking trails that took us up to Raven Glacier which is a must do if your in the area. Fianlly, the Seven Glaciers Restauraunt which sits high above the property and is available via a scenic Tram ride or vigouous hike, is not to be missed. We'll be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dunkeld, Australia
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

A pleasant place with a few choices of restaurants, proximity to the aerial tramway, and shuttle buses available. Room was pleasant with a great mountain view and clean.The only drawback was reception who were less than helpful when asked about our tour leader and room entry. Eventually they found the note from our leader and gave us room entry but only after we became very insistent.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Stayed at this hotel as part of an Alaska/Denali cruise/interior package. Would happily have spent a month there! Fantastic surrounding country,hiking/cycle paths and skiing.Cable car(free to guests) to top of Mt.Alyeska right from the back garden!! Rooms very spacious,comfortable with great beds (2 kings in our room)and this hotel is beautifully appointed.When you enter the lobby,look up! Superb rendition of the Aurora,complete with Polar Bear! Do not miss the life-size sculpture of salmon downstairs,just awesome skill. Food excellent and reasonable. For us,best feature was the swimming pool/hot-tub. The pool is THE best we've ever been in,and we've been in A LOT!! Very warm,beautifully lit and scrupulously clean. The hot-tub looks out straight onto Mt.Alyeska. All in all,100% recommendation-couldn't fault it,only praise it.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

I loved this place. The rooms were clean, nicely decorated and we had a great view of the mountains. The indoor pool was fabulous. My husband said it was one of the best pools he was ever in. The tram ride was great (in fact we went twice in one day). The staff were very accommodating. Anything we needed was brought up right away. My only complaint was the fact that you could not regulate the temperature in your room (it was too hot for us). We solved that problem by opening the window and using the small fan that was provided.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

I stay at this hotel for only 2 nights, and wish I had for a week! The hotel has a lot to offer, the tram up the mountain, nice dinners, pleasant employees, and a lovely spa. I have to say for Anchorage this place is top notch and the scenery is gorgeous..

Make sure to take the tram up to the top to see the seven glaciers and try out the great services in the spa. The spa rivals any 5 star spa in New York City. We'll be going back for sure!

Room Tip: We got a suite for just a few dollars more and it was totally worth it.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

I live in Salt Lake, so we're pretty spoiled by the amount of resorts to choose from. If I compared this to other top-notch resorts in Utah and Colorado it may be more average than very good. But if you compare it to the other Anchorage area accommodations we stayed at, it's very good. We stayed for 4 days in October so we didn't have an opportunity to try the skiing accommodations but it was really relaxing and nice for what we did.

Alyeska is a great travel point if you want to see the Anchorage area, without having to be in Anchorage. The drive from Anchorage is absolutely beautiful and an activity within itself. It took us less than an hour to make the drive. We traveled to Seward and Whittier (there's nothing in this town BTW) and both places were easily accessible for day trips.

Our last day we just hung out at the resort and hiked around. There was enough to fill one day at the resort, but we definitely would have been bored if we were there more than the one day.

The staff was all really nice and friendly. We ordered room service and the prices were really reasonable, compared to Alaska prices which are pretty high in comparison to most lower 48 cities. They do charge a delivery fee and auto-gratuity which together was about 22% of the bill. I don't remember them posting that in the in-room menu, but it wasn't a shock as most resorts charge that.

So overall, we liked Alyeska. The view from the tram is amazing. The staff was really nice and the common area is well kept and comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Alyeska
Address: 1000 Arlberg Road, PO Box 249, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587 (Formerly Aleyska Prince Hotel)
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Region: United States > Alaska > Anchorage > Girdwood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Girdwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Alyeska 4*
Number of rooms: 304
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Overview: Nestled in the Chugach Mountain Range in the resort community of Girdwood, Alyeska Resort featuring The Hotel Alyeska is only 40 miles from downtown Anchorage. The Hotel is also near many attractions - two miles from Crow Creek Gold Mine, and 15 miles from Portage Glacier and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. The floor-to-ceiling windows in the fireside lobby and grand staircase offer unobstructed views of the north face of Mount Alyeska. Open beams and cathedral ceilings accent the indoor lap pool, 16-person spa tub, and fitness center. Airport transportation (surcharge), ski storage, and a local shuttle are available. Wireless Internet access is available in the lobby, DSL hookups in the rooms (included in resort fee). The Spa at Alyeska offers a wide array of massage, facial and body services. The eight-story property has 304 guestrooms. All rooms offer cable TV with pay movies, and are equipped with coffeemakers, refrigerators, hairdryers, and irons with boards. In-room complimentary DSL is available. All rooms are nonsmoking. You must be 21 years of age or older to make a reservation and check in. Guests under 21 must be accompanied by someone 21 years of age or older to stay in the hotel. Any guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Please note: The 2011/12 Ski Season is November 23, 2011 to April 29, 2012 (conditions permitting). Deluxe King Room with one king bed includes bathrobes and slippers, bottled water, heated towel rack, mini refrigerator and coffee maker, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Located on Floors 4-7. Deluxe: 2 Double Room with two double beds includes bathrobes and slippers, bottled water, heated towel rack, mini refrigerator and coffee maker, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Located on Floors 4-7. Standard: Room with two double beds includes bathrobes and slippers, bottled water, heated towel rack, mini refrigerator and coffee maker, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Located on Floors 2-3. Area served: Anchorage (and vicinity). Nearby airports: Ted Stevens International Airport, Anchorage AK (ANC). Area description: 35 miles southeast of Anchorage, at Alyeska Resort in the town of Girdwood, AK. Amenities• Concierge• Conference Facilities• Fitness center• Free parking• Handicapped Rooms/Facilities• Health Club• High-speed Internet• Internet Access• Meeting/Banquet Facilities• Pool & Hot Tub• Restaurants• Room Service• Spa services• Wireless Internet. Dining: Aurora Bar & Grill. Whether you're in the mood for a casual atmosphere or watching your favorite sports event, the Aurora Bar & Grill is family-friendly with comfort food. The diverse menu offers Alaskan specialties and satisfying homemade-style dishes. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bar open late on weekends. Seven Glaciers: Feast upon fabulous views and gourmet cuisine at the AAA Four-Diamond Seven Glaciers restaurant. Menu features regional favorites focused on fresh seafood, Snake River Farms meats prepared by Executive Chef Jason Porter. Recipient of Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence. Sakura: Newly remodeled, Sakura Restaurant offers modern and intimate setting with Asian-inspired seafood and meats, hand-rolled sushi and a full sake and cocktail list. Open for dinner. The Pond Café: Located on the second floor of the hotel, the Pond Cafe is the place to enjoy breakfast offering full and continental buffet options and an a la carte menu featuring local favorites such as reindeer sausage links as well as a variety of healthy choices. Tramway Café: Featuring Starbucks™ coffee and espresso drinks, the Tramway Café features quick eats and grab n’ go style items. Open daily for breakfast and lunch. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Alyeska Hotel Girdwood
Alyeska Resort Girdwood
Alyeska Prince Hotel
Girdwood Alyeska Prince Hotel Resort

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