Top 10 Cool and Unusual Hotels in Anchorage 2022

Fascinating cultural sites, sparkling glaciers, winding trails, amusement parks, the glistening Northern Lights, abundant wildlife, and the world’s largest seaplane base make Anchorage one of the most visited cities in Alaska.

Surrounded by Kenai, Chugach, and Talkeetna mountains, Anchorage is where you can explore the best of Alaska’s wilderness. Go flightseeing to explore the mountains, fly up the glaciers, and watch wildlife from above. Tourists also flock to vantage points along the Seward Highway to witness the tidal bore formed by the shallow waters of Turnagain Arm. 

Make your trip even more magical by staying at a cool, boutique hotel or a cosy, unique holiday rental or even a quaint B&B. Here are the top cool and unusual hotels in Anchorage, Alaska (in no particular order)...

1. Westmark Anchorage Hotel – a chic and style modern upscale hotel close to downtown, ideal for a couple’s and friends’ holiday

Beautiful and luxurious Hotel Westmark, Anchorage

Beautiful and luxurious Hotel Westmark, AnchorageBeautiful and luxurious Hotel Westmark, Anchorage

A utilitarian-chic hotel located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, a 5-minute walk from Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall. 

There are 200 traditionally-appointed rooms at Westmark Anchorage Hotel, each of which offers free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a sitting area, and a private balcony with views of the Chugach Mountains and/or the Cook Inlet.

 There’s an on-site restaurant serving both local and international fare in a refined setting. Other amenities include a fitness center, a business center, a casual bar and grill, and several meeting facilities. 

Popular attractions near Westmark Anchorage Hotel include Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage Museum, H2Oasis Indoor Waterpark, and Dimond Center.

Address: 720 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, United States

2. The Lakefront Anchorage – a sleek and unique contemporary hotel in a picturesque location

The Lakefront Hotel Anchorage - a modern hotel with rustic touchesThe Lakefront Hotel Anchorage - a modern hotel with rustic touchesThe Lakefront Hotel Anchorage - a modern hotel with rustic touches

An understated hotel gorgeously perching on the eastern shore of Lake Hood. Sophisticated rooms at The Lakefront Anchorage feature traditional décor with a modern touch.

In-room amenities include pillow-top mattresses, coffee makers, Wi-Fi access, and mini-fridges. Some rooms are outfitted with fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. 

Treat your tastebuds to authentic Alaskan cuisine at the on-site restaurant whilst you revel in the mesmerising waterside views. There’s also a casual lakeside bar and grill, a lobby lounge with a fireplace, a business center, a private float plane dock, a gym, and a business centre. 

Address: 4800 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517, United States

3. The Hotel Captain Cook – a sophisticated historic upscale hotel in downtown Anchorage

Unique hotel in Anchorage

Captain Hook Hotel Anchorage - luxurious downtown hotel

Captain Hook Hotel Anchorage - luxurious downtown accommodation

Set in three buildings in downtown Anchorage, The Hotel Captain Cook features 546 luxuriously appointed rooms with upscale amenities. Each accommodation at this polished hotel offers breathtaking views of the Chugach Mountains or the Cook Inlet. 

Guests staying in upgraded rooms and suites get access to a private lounge and complimentary amenities like hot breakfast and parking. All guests have access to a 9,000-sq-ft ballroom, a fitness club, and a health center.

Dine at the elegant on-site restaurant dishing out Alaskan classics with perfect wine combinations, or head to the casual bistro, café, pub, or wine bar for a more low-key option.

Located three blocks from the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, The Hotel Captain Cook is within walking distance of the bustling 5th Avenue Mall.

Address: 939 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, United States

4. Aloft Anchorage – a cool, funky and trendy hotel perfect for Millennials, Gen Zs, friends or a couple’s holiday in Anchorage 

Aloft Hotel Anchorage - a trendy modern hotel close to the centreAloft Hotel Anchorage - a trendy modern hotel close to the centre

An art deco hotel located less than two miles from Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Midtown Anchorage. Refined rooms at Aloft Anchorage have laptop workspaces, 42-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels, tea and coffee makers, private bathrooms with showers and free toiletries, as well as free Wi-Fi access. 

This cool boutique hotel in Anchorage offers a range of on-site amenities, including an indoor pool with a hot tub, a gift shop, a fitness center, a sun terrace, and a casual café.

Popular points of interest near the hotel include Earthquake Park, Anchorage Museum, Dimond Center, Sullivan Arena, and H2Oasis Indoor Waterpark.

Address: 310 W 36th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503, United States

5. Alaska Sundance Retreat Bed & Breakfast – a quaint B&B brimming with local charm

Sundance Bed and Breakfast, Anchorage - a cute B&B in AlaskaSundance Bed and Breakfast, Anchorage - a cute B&B in AlaskaA laid-back bed-and-breakfast located in the picturesque Mid-Hillside borough of Anchorage. The rustic-chic Alaska Sundance Retreat Bed & Breakfast features an exquisite garden, well-appointed rooms, an expansive deck with an outdoor fire pit, a shared lounge, and a hot tub.

Surrounded by stunning perennial and vegetable gardens and rugged Alaskan landscapes, Alaska Sundance Retreat Bed & Breakfast is a perfect getaway for honeymoon couples. 

The modernised property is three miles from the Chugach State Park, with downtown Anchorage reachable within a 20-minute drive. 

Address: 12351 Audubon Drive, Anchorage, AK 99516, United States

6. Susitna Place B&B – a cute bed and breakfast with some of the most spectacular views in Anchorage

Susitna Place B&B Anchorage

Susitna Bed and Breakfast, Anchorage - quaint B&B with incredible views

Located on a quiet street in the heart of Anchorage, Susitna Place B&B features unfussy rooms with traditional furnishings.

Each room is fitted with a balcony offering Cook Inlet views whilst communal amenities include a lounge with a TV and a furnished deck. A continental breakfast is available in-room every morning. 

Anchorage City Hall, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, and Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall are reachable within a 10-minute walk. 

Address: 727 N St, Anchorage, AK 99501, United States

7. Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa – stylish modern hotel filled with luxurious details

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa - colourful modern hotelSheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa - colourful modern hotelSheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa - colourful modern hotel

A luxurious hotel featuring rustic rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffee and tea makers, safes, and mini-fridges – whilst suites have separate living rooms with pull-out couches.

Guests staying in premium rooms at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa have access to a club lounge with complimentary drinks, snacks, and breakfast. 

On-site amenities include an elegant restaurant, a cocktail lounge, a café, a convenience shop, a spa, a gym, and meeting, and event spaces. While staying at this opulent hotel, you are mere minutes away from the Anchorage Museum. 

Address: 401 E 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, United States

8. Quaint Ranch Home with Yard in Midtown Anchorage – a charming and homely holiday home with a great location

Quaint holiday rental in Anchorage, Alaska

A quaint, single-story holiday home conveniently located in midtown Anchorage with a whimsical décor and a uniquely home-spun charm, the property reflects the wilderness of Alaska. 

There’s a fully equipped kitchen with a 3-person breakfast bar, an adjoining dining area with seating for four, a thoughtfully finished living room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a laundry, and a backyard. 

Popular attractions near the property include the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage Museum, and the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Address: Anchorage, 99508, United States

9. Bayfront Bliss – a bright and airy holiday home close to the heart of Anchorage

Bayfront Bliss - a cool and unusual holiday home in AnchorageBayfront Bliss - a cool and unusual holiday home in Anchorage

Bayfront Bliss is an absolutely gorgeous property located less than a mile from Anchorage City Hall, with easy access to some of the city’s top attractions Bayfront Bliss offers a cool and unusual alternative to a traditional hotel.

There are two bedrooms, an elegant living room, a well-equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, a laundry, and a furnished terrace. With large double beds in both rooms, this pet-friendly property can sleep up to 4 people. 

Address: Anchorage, 99501, United States

10. Anchorage Escape – cute and cosy holiday home perfect for an active holiday

Anchorage Escape - lovely holiday rental with gardenAnchorage Escape - lovely holiday rental with garden

A laid-back property surrounded by lush gardens, less than a mile from Anchorage Escape and Alaska Airlines Center. The cosy property features a colorful, no-frills interior with old-fashioned furniture.

With plenty of glass windows, you can soak up the sun from inside the house. 

With a large double bed in the bedroom, the Anchorage Escape holiday home can sleep up to two people. Other amenities include a garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ facilities, free Wi-Fi, and plenty of storage.

Guests can enjoy skiing and hiking nearby. 

Address: Anchorage, 99508, United States

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