Hotel Captain Cook

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2018 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence

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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.

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Discover the Anchorage Museum, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Alaska Aviation Museum, and Far North Bicentennial Park nearby.


Discover the great historical heritage of the Hotel Captain Cook


Explore Denali National Park and marvel at Denali, North America’s highest mountain peak.


Experience the Anchorage Museum for the latest in local art, culture, and history.


Taste a yak burger, a new local favorite in Anchorage.

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