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"Reviewers love it for its value, offering excellent service and thoughtful amenities for a very reasonable price."
"The biggest perk of all is the complimentary Bright Side Breakfast, starting your day with freshly cooked eggs, waffles, and more."
Best for Families: Embassy Suites by Hilton Anchorage – See Rates at TripAdvisor
"If the weather’s too cold to venture outside, spend the day at the family-friendly indoor pool."
Best Luxury: Alyeska Resort – See Rates at TripAdvisor
"It’s a haven for outdoor adventures, including heli-skiing and dog-sledding in winter, and aerial tram rides in summer."
Best for Romance: Highland Glen Lodge – See Rates at TripAdvisor
"A romantic mock-Tudor building with elegant English interiors, it guarantees an intimate stay with just five uniquely decorated rooms."
Best for Business: Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown – See Rates at TripAdvisor
"Make time to play with a visit to the indoor pool and hot tub, or let off steam with a training session in the fitness center."
Most Historic: Historic Anchorage Hotel – See Rates at TripAdvisor
"Established in 1916, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was once the premier place to stay when it was a territory."
"In summer, twin decks provide space for al fresco dining overlooking the B&B’s beautifully maintained garden."
"With just four beds each, the dorms offer plenty of space for your gear and include free Wi-Fi and personal lockers as well."
Best Overall: Home2 Suites by Hilton Anchorage/Midtown
Home2 Suites by Hilton is beloved by reviewers for its value, excellent service, and thoughtful amenities. Located in Midtown, it’s just a 10-minute drive from the city center and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
All suites include free Wi-Fi, an HDTV, and a famously comfortable Serta Suite Dreams bed. You can also save money by cooking for yourself in the full kitchen, while a dishwasher keeps the clean up to a minimum. Accessible and pet-friendly rooms are available upon request.
No matter what your room choice, your rate includes a generous hot breakfast buffet. After a morning sightseeing session, take a dip in the indoor saline pool or stay fit while getting your laundry done in the combined Spin2Cycle room. There’s a business center for corporate guests and a patio with fire pits and barbecue grills for socializing in summer. Other handy amenities at this contemporary hotel include a free airport shuttle and complimentary on-site parking.
Best Budget: La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Anchorage Airport
Conveniently located in between the airport and downtown Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, this La Quinta Inn & Suites is one of the city’s best budget options. Rooms are an especially good value considering the hotel’s complimentary extras, including Wi-Fi, on-site parking, and an airport shuttle service. The biggest perk of all: the complimentary Bright Side Breakfast, where you can start your day with freshly cooked eggs, waffles, and more. Rooms come with one King or two Queen beds, and include a mini-fridge and microwave.
If you’re in town on business, printing and copying are made easy at the business center; while the fitness center provides all the necessary equipment for staying active on the road. There’s also a laundry room and a sundries market where you can purchase basic snacks and travel essentials. While the hotel doesn’t have its own restaurant for lunch and dinner, there are several global eateries located within easy walking distance. From Nepalese to Italian, Thai, and Japanese, every taste is catered for.
Best for Families: Embassy Suites by Hilton Anchorage
In a convenient Midtown location, Embassy Suites by Hilton Anchorage puts you within easy reach of the city’s top attractions.
The hotel offers plenty of space for families with a separate living room and sofa bed in every suite and a selection of two-bedroom suites capable of sleeping up to eight people. Standard amenities include Wi-Fi, a TV, a mini-fridge and a microwave, while cribs are available upon request. The highlight for most families is the free, made-to-order breakfast with options ranging from eggs and bacon to oatmeal and pastries.
When the weather’s too cold to venture outside, spend the day at the family-friendly indoor pool. Later, kids and adults are treated to age-appropriate drinks and snacks at the complimentary evening reception. Similarly, Territory Kitchen & Bar caters to all tastes with a children’s menu for the kids and sophisticated Alaskan seafood dishes for Mom and Dad. Other useful facilities include a fitness center, a business center, and a coin-operated laundry. On-site parking is provided free of charge.
Best Luxury: Alyeska Resort
Anchorage lacks any truly luxurious hotels. However, those that are willing to drive 40 miles out of town will find upmarket accommodations at the chateau-style Alyeska Resort.
Nestled amid the majestic Chugach Mountains, the resort is especially popular during winter, when skiing enthusiasts come to test themselves on the longest continuous double-black-diamond run in North America. It’s a haven for outdoor adventures, including heli-skiing and dog-sledding in winter, and aerial tram rides in summer.
With 300 rooms and suites available, the hotel features Alaska-inspired decor, quality pillow-top mattresses, heated towel racks, and a Starbucks coffee machine. For the most luxurious stay, book the Royal Suite, with its floor-to-ceiling mountain views, double-story parlor, and marble bathroom.
Other hotel amenities include a saltwater indoor pool and a fitness center with its own yoga studio. Make time for a Vichy shower treatment at the spa, and be sure to experience at least one meal at mountain-top Seven Glaciers Restaurant. Expect elegant Alaskan cuisine accompanied by an award-winning wine list.
Best for Romance: Highland Glen Lodge
Situated a five-minute drive from Alaska Zoo in Anchorage’s scenic Hillside neighborhood, Highland Glen Lodge commands elevated views of the city, Cook Inlet, and the snow-capped Chugach Mountains. A romantic mock-Tudor building with elegant English interiors, it guarantees an intimate stay with just five uniquely decorated rooms and suites that feature private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and bespoke toiletries. They also offer 24-hour room service, in case you can’t bring yourselves to leave your newfound sanctuary.
The best choice for couples is The Highlander honeymoon suite, with its King bed and double Jacuzzi tub. If you’re traveling with kids in tow, several of the rooms can accommodate extra occupants on trundle beds. All room rates include a gourmet, full English country breakfast served with a hint of Alaskan frontier flavor. And when you return from a day spent hiking in Chugach State Park, one of Kenai Peninsula's major forests, or cruising on Prince William Sound, you can recount your adventures over a proper afternoon tea. Practical amenities include a laundry service and free guest parking.
Best for Business: Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown
It’s a five-minute drive from Ted Stevens Airport to Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown, with an airport shuttle provided around the clock. You’re also within easy reach of downtown businesses and Dena’ina Convention Center, making this hotel a solid choice for corporate travelers. The Crowne Plaza Meetings Director can help plan business events in one of three on-site meeting rooms, the largest of which accommodates up to 170 people. A business center and free high-speed Wi-Fi add to this hotel’s overall appeal.
It’s not all work, though. Make time to play with a visit to the indoor pool and hot tub, or let off steam with a training session in the fitness center. JUNO Restaurant & Lounge serves sophisticated American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is also the ideal place to bond with colleagues over cocktails and wines by the glass.
No matter which room category you choose, you’ll benefit from an oversized work desk in addition to a mini-fridge, microwave, and HDTV. Parking is provided free of charge.
Most Historic: Historic Anchorage Hotel
Ideal for those who value an interesting past over the latest contemporary comforts, Historic Anchorage Hotel is located in the city’s walkable downtown area. Established in 1916, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was once the premier place to stay for visitors coming to Anchorage. Actor Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post stayed here before their fatal flight to Barrow in 1935; while the hotel’s roster of ghosts includes a policeman who was found shot outside the hotel with his own gun in 1921.
From the chandelier-hung lobby with its cozy armchairs and fireplace to the 26 guest rooms, the hotel is decorated in a classic period style. Modern amenities including cable TV and gourmet coffeemakers are provided in the rooms, but don’t expect air-conditioning or speedy Wi-Fi. Your room rate includes a complimentary full American breakfast buffet, served each morning in the dining room with its antique wooden bar. Other hotel facilities include a fitness center, a business center, and a 24-hour concierge.
Best B&B: Alaska House of Jade Bed and Breakfast
Alaska House of Jade Bed and Breakfast is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, approximately 15 minutes from downtown Anchorage. Reviewers love it for its spacious, family-friendly suites and gracious hosts. There are five suites in total, most with multiple beds and all with unique furnishings and high-speed Wi-Fi. In the morning, the scent of French roast coffee and freshly baked pastries guides you downstairs to an open-plan dining room. Here, a complimentary gourmet breakfast awaits. The hot entrée changes daily, with favorite dishes ranging from reindeer sausages to Belgian waffles.
Spend the day exploring your surroundings or lounging with a book by the fireplace in the parlor. In the summer, twin decks provide space for al fresco dining overlooking the B&B’s beautifully maintained garden. Wherever your adventures take you, come home for homemade treats, served every afternoon in the main kitchen. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance warning. The B&B offers free parking and a knowledgeable concierge service. Ask your hosts about discounts on local tours and activities.
Best Hostel: Base Camp Anchorage Hostel
Run by a community of outdoor enthusiasts, Base Camp Anchorage Hostel provides affordable accommodation for nature-loving backpackers in Midtown. Ask the hostel staff about their favorite hiking trails, then rent bear spray, tents, sleeping bags, and bicycles from them ahead of your next Alaskan adventure. The hostel provides co-ed and female dormitories in addition to a single private room. With just four beds each, the dorms offer plenty of space for gear and include free Wi-Fi and personal lockers as well.
This is a small hostel with 25 beds in total, ensuring a welcoming atmosphere to meet and get to know your fellow travelers. Share travel plans over DIY pancakes at the free breakfast, or while cooking dinner in the fully equipped kitchen. A spacious backyard, a tipi and a wood-burning sauna provide a choice of hang-out spots no matter the weather. Every two weeks the hostel hosts a live music show, while additional perks include free luggage storage, free parking, and a coin-operated laundry.