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Hotel Captain Cook

4-star4 stars
939 West 5th AvenueAnchorageAK99501United States of AmericaGreat location! See map

Bayfront hotel with 4 restaurants, near Sullivan Arena
  • Free WiFi
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Great location
Fantastic service
Pool should be renewed
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Hotel Captain Cook

from €150
  • xDeluxe
  • xJunior Suite
  • X Deluxe King Package
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Captain's Deck)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (Crow's Nest)

About Hotel Captain Cook

The Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska is a landmark property located just six miles from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Egan Convention Center and the scenic Tony Knowles Coastal Trail are three blocks from the hotel's prime downtown location. The Alaska Experience Theater and Alaska Center for the Performing Arts are two blocks away.

Hotel Features.
Built in 1965, this hotel offers meeting rooms that range from a 288 square-foot library with fireplace and window views to a 9,000 square-foot ballroom. The 24-hour business center offers three work stations with computers and leather executive chairs. Other amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access. Printers, a photocopier and a fax machine are available for an additional fee. The onsite health club features an indoor pool and spa tub, racquetball court, women's and men's workout areas, sauna, massage rooms and group exercise classes. Magnificent city and mountain views are integral to the Crow's Nest's appeal. This renowned dining establishment commands a position on the twentieth floor and is famous for its sophisticated New American cuisine. Fourteen lobby-level shops sell European-made clothing and Alaskan artwork. The hotel also provides currency exchange, luggage storage, and tour assistance.

Spread over 18 floors in 3 towers, Hotel Captain Cook's 546 recently renovated guestrooms offer spectacular views of Cook's Inlet or the Chugach Mountains. Guestroom amenities include mini fridges, Internet access, iPod docking stations, Egyptian combed-cotton robes and complimentary designer toiletries.

This a smoke-free property (fines apply for violations).

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 546 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 18 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-6 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

  • RV/bus/truck parking


  • Area shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • 4 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 14
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built 1965
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Crows Nest - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Fletchers - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Whales Tail - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

The Pantry - This restaurant serves breakfast and lunch.


On Site

  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Hotel Captain Cook’s small print

Also known as

  • Captain Cook
  • Captain Cook Anchorage
  • Captain Cook Hotel
  • Cook Hotel
  • Hotel Captain
  • Hotel Captain Cook
  • Hotel Captain Cook Anchorage
  • Hotel Cook


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 25 per day with in/out privileges

Valet parking costs USD 30 per day with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per day

Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel Captain Cook


  • In Downtown Anchorage
  • Sullivan Arena - 35 min walk
  • Imaginarium - Science Discovery Center - 2 min walk
  • Holy Family Cathedral - 3 min walk
  • Oscar Anderson House Museum - 4 min walk
  • Alaska Experience Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Resolution Park - 4 min walk
  • Fourth Avenue Theatre - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Anchorage, AK (MRI-Merrill Field) - 10 min drive
  • Anchorage, AK (ANC-Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Anchorage Alaska Railroad Depot - 11 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • RV, bus, and truck parking
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 362 reviews

Hotel Captain Cook
Michael, ie2 night trip
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Best bed!! Convient location
CHERYL, us1 night trip
Hotel Captain Cook
Great location, great service, lots of amenities at the hotel. Room had amazing views.
Elizabeth, us2 night trip with friends
Hotel Captain Cook
the appearance of the hotel looks like it was last remodeled in 1985. it needs a refresh....not a "bad" experience, but for the price- they need to look much newer.
Brett, us1 night trip
Hotel Captain Cook
Only got to stay there one night but it was great!! perfect room for 2 or three adults.
Maria, us1 night trip with friends

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