The Soul of Anchorage A review of The Hotel Captain Cook
We arrived in Anchorage at the end of an Alaskan cruise on July 3rd. We always look for a hotel that embodies the best of the area we're visiting and after a lot of investigation we decided on the Captain Cook. We weren't disappointed. From the moment you walk in you're a part of Alaska's present and past. The hotel has many unique shops with Alaskan handicrafts, art and sculptures. We enjoyed a junior suite on the secured 16th floor. The hospitality suite on the 17th floor had the most incredible views out over Cook's inlet and the mountains. It was well-maintained, lots of fruit, beverages, snacks, large-screen t.v.
and comfortable seating areas. Our room was spacious and clean. The only caveat was that the bathroom was at the entrance so that if you need to use it at night you have to trek from the bedroom thru the living room to get to it. other than that, the room has everything you need for a comfortable stay. I visited the congenial Fletcher's Bar twice. My bartender, Toni made the most incredible rum runner, the best I've ever had. I live in the land of rum runners (Florida) and couldn't believe that the best ever would be had in Anchorage, of all places! We had dinner in the Crow's Nest which has the most gorgeous views in (and of) all Anchorage. Our Maitre' D was very pleasant, the young man who filled our water glasses and kept our bread basket full was very nice and chatted with us about Anchorage, however our waiter, Jay, had an extremely condescending attitude towards us. We had just gotten off the Radisson Seven Seas Mariner with it's 5 star service so it was a rude awakening and sad to end such a wonderful vacation in that way. I must also say that the concierge at the Captain Cook went out of his way to find a golf course for my husband and son to play at while we were there. While they played, I checked out the downtown shopping, all within walking distance of the hotel. All in all, I firmly believe that if you want an ungeneric and thoroughly authentic Alaskan hotel stay, you can't do better than the Captain Cook!