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“The place to stay in Anchorage - unique and charming”

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The Hotel Captain Cook
Ranked #4 of 74 Hotels in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 August 2009

I am a frequent business guest at the Captain Cook, I visit 3 times a year. The hotel is a throwback to a time of more unique hotels when the chains were not as ubiquitous. The Captain Cook isn't that pretty from the outside but that which is lacking on the outside is more than made up for on the inside. Great coffee shop in the am, great food in several restaurants in the pm. The rooms are nice not fantastic but always clean and comfortable with nice beds/sheets and good blackout curtains if you visit in the summer. If you can get the VIP floor you have a nice lounge with drinks/snacks and a really great view. Great location for walking around the city and close proximity to some good restaurants if you wish to leave the hotel. The service has always been good and the people friendly. Some of the best native art can be seen in the galleries in the hotel. Expect to pay some big dollars here but the quality is top notch. Even if you don't stay at the Cook its worth a visit for the galleries and lunch at Fletcher's its one the best lunch spots in the city.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 August 2009

The Captain Cook is named for the famous british explorer Capt. James Cook who came to Alaska seeking adventure & discovery. The hotel lives up to this legacy by offering guests a comfortable and convenient location from which they can explore and enjoy all that Anchorage has to offer.

Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 August 2009

I love the Captain Cook. It is not a cookie cutter hotel. It has charm and personality. The one thing it doesn't have is air conditioning. That is OK most of the time, hey, it's Alaska. Open windows serve the purpose unless there is a heat wave. However, it is much better to be higher in the hotel in order to avoid the road noise. Most everything is walking distance and the views from the hotel are great. Again - they are better on the upper floors.

  • Stayed: June 2009
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Reviewed 5 August 2009

Enjoyed our stay in Tower B. The concierge was fabulous and obtained a private dining room at Sullivan's Steakhouse for our family of 15 where we had an exceptional meal.

Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 July 2009

We stayed at the Captain Cook Hotel for one night before our train to Seward and cruise ship. Staff was really exceptional, we had room in tower three with great view of city, newly furnished room. Our window did open and we were able to get plenty of fresh air. We never heard any street noise and it was June 20, big celebration in town. We would stay there again upon return to Anchorage. My husband was wanting large screen TV for golf tournament and they opened a closed area so he could watch the match.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 June 2009

The hotel was decorated with a nautical theme with comfortable, nicely appointed rooms. We did request a view of the inlet but instead got a few of downtown. The service in the Whales Tail restaurant was very slow even though it didn't appear to be packed with customers. They tended to appear rushed and understaffed for the meals we had there. Everyone was very friendly and accomodating however, but if you want a quick meal this isn't the place to go. There don't seem to be very many breakfast restaurants close by. We tried to eat at the Snow City Cafe but they had a one hour wait for breakfast.
We had problems with our in room movie service for two nights and with lots of phone calls finally were able to purchase a movie. Because of the inconvenience caused us they sent a complimentary bottle of wine, and chocolate covered strawberries to our room!! Now, that is great customer service.
A two night stay in this hotel was a very nice ending for an alaskan cruise.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2009

We stayed here before and after a cruise ( utterly awesome - go before the ice glaciers melt!) and were very impressed by the starightforward nature of the hotel - nice clean rooms, good and reasonably priced food and a nice "can do" attitude from the staff. We were in rooms which had great views which added to the experience. From a location point of view it was excellent - with all the shops and restaurants being in easy walking distance. Would happily return although do be prepared - its a pretty big hotel and there does seem to be a lot of cruise passengers and airline staff but that seems to be a small price to pay!!

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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Address: 939 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501-2049
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Region: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Anchorage
#4 Business Hotel in Anchorage
#5 Romantic Hotel in Anchorage
#9 Family Hotel in Anchorage
Price Range: £126 - £263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hotel Captain Cook 4*
Number of rooms: 546
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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