Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage
Reviews - Hotel Captain Cook
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Captain Cook
Adequate, but expensive.from jw71
Friendly Staff in Overpriced Propertyfrom Paradocs
Great Start for an Alaskan Tripfrom ARTraveler2
The hotel had complementary in room wireless internet access.
We had a late dinner via room service. The food was what you expect from a hotel of this class. We had no complaints about room service. Breakfast next morning in the lobby was equally well presented. However, they were a bit understaffed. I think our waiter had about ½ of the dinning room. But he did an acceptable job considering the circumstances.
Overall a very good Hotel.
First Check the Location of your Roomfrom A TripAdvisor Member
No air conditioning but there was a ceiling fan directly above the bed.
No facilities for making tea or coffee. They claim its to encourage you to use the hotel catering outlets. A rather bold claim as the cafe was closed. So we had to use Starbucks which was about a quarter of a mile up 5th Avenue.
Best Hotel in Anchoragefrom Ballyhooter
Fletcher's at the bottom of tower 3 is a great bar and casual dining spot. Meet a vast array of folks at the bar or get a private table. Deep wine list and broad selection of scotches and beers on tap. The Crow's Nest at the top of Tower 3 is one of the finest restaurants in Anchorage and the view is to die for. If you can make Sunday Brunch - do it! The pantry near tower 2 is a good casual dining spot as well. And there is now a coffee place at the bottom of tower 1.
The hotel has a health club that is free to guests. Seperate gyms for men and women and a pool and hot tub that is shared.
The only draw back I can think of is no A/C - so on those rare hot summer days make sure you get a corner room so you can get a cross breeze going.
Way overratedfrom EliseVA
Loved The Captain Cookfrom lneath
Upon arrival we were told about the appetizers in the lounge on the 17th floor which we quickly hurried to as we were starved from the flight. It wasn't a simple crackers and cheese plate but two hot dishes, a refrigerator of drinks and other nibbles that served us quite well.
Our room was appointed as well as any comparable hotel, maybe a bit better than others in its class such as a Hilton, Sheraton or Marriott. Perhaps the fact that is isn't a chain is refreshing. The bed was comfortable and warm. There was a club chair perfect for watching the sunset over the Cook Inlet or looking out at the snowcapped mountains.
The continental breakfast was ordinary other than the great fresh sourdough bread for toast. The coffee was above average and an amenity I appreciated was the real silver and the china plates. A very nice touch that says they care.
Aside from the comfort of the hotel, was its location. We were able to walk all over downtown from the hotel and found it to be centrally located without any hassle of traffic.
This was a perfect hotel stay, I would definintely stay here again!
s 1st Class Hotelsfrom CaptainBristol
I travel frequently for business and pleasure and usually stay in 4-star hotels. In Anchorage, I have stayed in the Hilton and Sheraton and have also spent time in the Mariott. For my money, the Cook is the best choice in that league. The Marriott is newer and the Hilton and Sheraton benefit from the high quality control you expect from a 1st Class chain, but I find the rooms in the Cook to be more comfortable and the level of service to be top rate. The Hickel family of Anchorage owns and runs this Alaska landmark. During my stay, I repeatedly saw manager Walter Hickel Jr walking the public areas, interacting with the guests. Can't say as I've ever seen a member of the Hilton or Marriott families doing that.
The staff at the Captain Cook really do treat you as though you're a welcome, honored guest. For a business that began about 40 years ago, the place is remarkably well-maintained. The athletic club in the basement is still the classiest facility of that sort in Alaska. Upstairs in the towers, my rooms are always comfortable and room service food has always been prompt and tasty. Depending on which tower you're in, and what floor you're on, views can range from abysmal to sublime. However, I have found the desk staff usually does a good job putting me in the sort of room I prefer.
For my September 2005 stay, I paid $150 per night. This was a rate negotiated by the organizers of a conference held in Anchorage. As frequent guest, I am a member of the "Captain's Club." This resulted in a free upgrade to a corner suite, which was an excellent place to conduct business as well as hang out.
I can understand why other reviewers are put off by the lack of air conditioning, but I know from personal experience that Alaska's summer of 2005 was exceptionally warm. Given our climate, we here in Alaska are far more concerned about heating systems is than air conditioning. The Captain Cook retains a warm place in my heart.
Beware the Captain Cook during the dog days of summerfrom merilyu
On the other hand, the meeting and workout facilities are fine, and the food served to our group has been good. Service has been prompt and friendly.
Darn Hotfrom suebob
Top Local Tips for Anchorage
Great Restaurants Down Town Anchorage has lots of fine dining establishments. We enjoy fine dining at Hotel Captain Cook's, Crow's Nest, Simon & Seaforts, Orso's, Sullivans, Club Paris, The Brew House and Sax on Fifth Avenue. All are withing walking distance from several downtown hotels.
Museum of History Excellent place to start your visit. Also the government tourist bureau with land map exiibits and the films
Take the bus - skip the taxi! The taxi's are hard to find, you might wait longer to get a taxi than if you just figure out which bus to take and take that!
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- Address: 939 West 5th Avenue - Anchorage - Alaska - 99501 - United States
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