Hotel Captain Cook

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Upon arrival, guests and patrons alike are greeted by inviting and historical décor, illustrating the voyages of British explorer and cartographer Captain James Cook. Three of these major voyages took him around the southern tips of Africa and South America, to Easter Island and, on his final voyage, along Alaska’s majestic coastline. On these voyages, he and his crew documented the people, animals and flora and fauna that many had never seen before. In June of 1778, while looking for a northwest passage to Hudson Bay, he and his crew on the HMS Resolution dropped anchor in Turnagain Arm — within sight of the spot where the Hotel Captain Cook stands today. Captain James Cook helped define Alaska in the 18th century by mapping its jagged coastline for the first time. Since 1965, the Hotel Captain Cook has defined luxury in Alaska by offering an unparalleled level of elegance and comfort. The legendary sea captain and the hotel that bears his name share two great qualities: a love of nature and an indomitable Alaskan spirit.

Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, Alaska’s Hotel Captain Cook is the perfect basecamp for adventure, offering the best cultural, retail and natural highlights just steps from the door of each luxurious room. Whether indulging in one of its four distinctive restaurants, shopping for gifts or unique souvenirs in its 12 shops or taking in the expansive views of neighboring Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains, there is something for everyone at the Hotel Captain Cook. A much sought-after experience for both the art enthusiast and the novice art lover, the Hotel Captain Cook offers walking tours of their expansive private art collection. Featuring paintings, drawings and sculptures of subjects like historical sailing ships, Indigenous people and depictions of the Captain’s excursions, guests will marvel at the adventures of Captain James Cook through the lens of a time long ago. In addition to the hotel’s architecture itself, unique art pieces like stained glass, paintings, woodwork and sculpture continue to tell this story with inspired detail. Pieces of the collection can be viewed in common areas and are also prominently featured in well-appointed dining spaces, lining pristine hallways and in other perceptible instances throughout the hotel.

Hotel Captain Cook has been named to these Historic Hotels of America Top 25 Lists

The 2022 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Most Magnificent Art Collections
The 2021 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Most Magnificent Gingerbread Displays

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Enjoy the breathtaking views of Mount Susitna and the Chugach Range from the guestrooms at the Hotel Captain Cook, located in the heart of downtown Anchorage.


Discover the exceptional and historic heritage of the Hotel Captain Cook.


Explore Alaska’s local attractions and great outdoors during a stay at the centrally located Hotel Captain Cook.


Experience Alaskan history, culture and art at the historic Hotel Captain Cook.


Taste favorite local fare, from freshly caught wild Alaska salmon to King Crab legs, served at the Hotel Captain Cook.

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