I live in the Eagle River area, only half an hour from downtown Anchorage, and needed a quiet place (away from family) with a lovely view and a comfortable bed. I got so much more!
My expectations for Anchorage are not high, but I would have been pleased with this hotel anywhere. I can;t believe Ive never explored inside the hotel other than to attend a conference here and there. It's a great surprise!
My must-haves when traveling are a nice view, cleanliness, aesthetics, QUIET, soft linens and a comfortable bed, cleanliness (again) in-room coffee maker and free wireless. My nice-to-haves are a good workout facility, great coffee, robe and slippers in the room, toilitries, refrigerator, and a shop nearby to buy whatever it was that I forgot when running out the door for a business trip.
Hotel Captain Cook provided all that and so much more. The gym is fantastic and has a spa and massage therapist. There is an art gallery downstairs with a very knowledgeable local whose husband is an artist; a fine woolens shop; a Patagonia shop; several restaurants, meetings rooms and conference facilities; a native arts studio with works high-end offerings by artists such as Preston Singeltary (gorgeous glass) and a shop with snacks and souvenirs, etc.
Staff is excellent and friendly and provided me with the toothbrush, tooth paste and razor I forgot in my haste to escape a noisy home for the weekend to work on a presentation.
I stayed in a corner room #949, which has windows overlooking downtown area with the Chugach mountians in the background, and windows overlooking the inlet with another mountain range in the far background. It was snowing the day I took this photo- try to imagine the view ;-) It's the best view in town.
I had room service that was promptly and professionally delivered, read a copy of the complimentary local paper and the Wall Street journal and enjoyed the view.
The bathroom is small, but spotlessly clean. The bed was wonderfully comfortable (not too soft, not too hard) and the sheets were high thread count and soft. Wish there had been more than 2 pillows in the room- but was quite sure all I had to do was ask.
This particular room may not be as quiet as others because it overlooks the street below, but what little noise there is dies down in the evening and the view is one of the best you can find. The windows open partially- also nice. (In summer this would be busier and possibly noisier - my stay was during our winter)
My Saturday night stay was off season rate of $150, which included full access to the health club (well worth the daily rate of $25), overnight parking and a $20 breakfast certificate.
Great service, great weekend escape. I'll bring my husband next time when I don't have a deadline looming for work and teenagers at home.
- 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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