Historic Anchorage Hotel
Established in 1916, this landmark hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For dignitaries and celebrities traveling to the new territory of Alaska, the Anchorage Hotel was the premier place to stay. Luminary guests have included artist Sydney Laurence, legendary mountain man Bob Marshall, and Will Rogers and Wiley Post spent two nights here before their fateful flight to Barrow. Over the decades, the once-lustrous hotel changed locations and eventually fell into disrepair until it was purchased in 1989 and restored to reflect its original heritage. Today's guests will enjoy the traditional decor and genteel touches that defined the original property more than a hundred years ago. Located in the heart of the city's walkable downtown, it's is conveniently located to shops, dining and cultural destinations, and the Iditarod sled dog race starts right outside the door. The boutique hotel offers 26 elegantly furnished rooms featuring plush beds with luxury linens, sitting area, large-screen cable TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, coffeemaker with gourmet coffee and tea, and private bathrooms with hairdryer and Aroma Botanicals bath amenities. The hotel also has a fitness center, Grizzly's gift shop, and a complimentary full breakfast buffet served in the classic old bar.