Alaska Hotels: Accommodation in the 49th

A booming tourism business means the abundance of Alaska hotels offer everything that visitors to the state may need. You’ll be able to find everything from isolated riverside hotels to five star urban luxury within the 49th state.

Due to the vast numbers of tourists Alaska receives every year, it’s often necessary to book your accommodation in advance, as Alaska hotels fill up quickly for the popular summer months. Hotel room rates are exclusive of taxes and also depend on the time of year that you book.

Most hotels available in Alaska can also be found online so there is no need to be surprised by your accommodation on arrival; everything you need to know should be available on the establishment’s website. Before you book a room (many hotels request a non refundable 30 per cent deposit) you can check out everything from the restaurant menus to the views from suite windows.

Luxury Alaska Accommodation

Larger Alaskan cities boast many domestic and international hotel and motel chains – Marriott, Hilton, Westmark, Holiday Inn, and Sheraton amongst others. Accordingly, the sky can almost be the limit when it comes to nightly rates – you get what you’re willing to pay for.


Like most of the resorts and lodges throughout Alaska, hotels attempt to incorporate the state’s stunning natural beauty into their establishments. The Millennium Alaskan Hotel near Anchorage is located on the shores of Lake Hood, the world’s busiest float plane base. The Millennium boasts its own dock for guests to go flightseeing or fishing. The WestCoast Cape Fox Lodge is perched above downtown Ketchikan and reached from the street below by funicular railway. The hotel sits in its own patch of unspoiled forest.


Another hotel making the most of Alaska’s natural charms is the Alyeska Prince Hotel, 40 minutes drive south of Anchorage and 90 miles from Seward. This ski resort come hotel was constructed chateau style and has 307 guest rooms, including suites. Situated in a mountain valley within the Alyeska Ski Resort, the hotel has spectacular views of the Turnagain Arm and everything you’d expect from an exclusive hotel. Its Seven Glaciers Restaurant sits 2,300 feet above sea level, and can be reached by a complimentary aerial tram ride.


If you’re looking for a bit of urban living, then you can check into Anchorage’s Hotel Captain Cook, a stalwart for accommodation in the city since its establishment. Old style luxury at the Captain Cook is combined with impressive views from all guest rooms of the Cook Inlet or the Chugach mountains. Hotels recommended by "Travel Alaska".