The Best Hotels to Book in Alaska, USA

The Harbor 360 Hotel has picturesque views of the Kenai Mountains and Resurrection Bay
The Harbor 360 Hotel has picturesque views of the Kenai Mountains and Resurrection Bay | Courtesy of Harbor 360 Hotel / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Staying in Alaska means long walks through untouched wilderness, whale watching without keeping an eye on the time and dining on fresh meals sourced from the very same landscape. In those few moments that you’re not falling in love with the natural beauty in the Last Frontier, spoil yourself with a stay at one of the best hotels in Alaska – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Lakefront Anchorage

Hotel, Luxury

A seaplane preparing for landing on a lake in front of the Lakefront Anchorage
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Airport adjacent and close to the city center, the Lakefront Anchorage takes convenience to an ultra-cool level. Watching the hundreds of seaplanes land and take off from Lake Hood is a show in itself, especially when you’re sitting on the side of Lake Spenard splitting a basket of fish and chips with your friends at the Fancy Moose Lounge. The Mt McKinley suite will wow your entire crew with its separate living and dining areas, giving everyone their own space.

2. Four Points by Sheraton Juneau


A spacious two-bed suite with a sofa, two brown leather chairs and expansive water views at Four Points by Sheraton Juneau
Courtesy of Four Points by Sheraton Juneau / Expedia

The Four Points by Sheraton Juneau is in the only US city where you can walk to a glacier from your hotel without leaving city limits. This Golden Square Mile hotel invites you to get loud and lively with karaoke at its bar. Not one for song and dance? Get an early start with a complimentary breakfast, then head out onto the Gastineau Channel for a whale-watching tour or hop on the Perseverance Trail to explore beyond city limits.

3. Kenai Peninsula Suites


A rustic cabin with lots of wood, a kitchenette and a balcony at Kenai Peninsula Suites
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There’s no need to fear the Wolf’s Den at Kenai Peninsula Suites; it’s actually one of its finest pet-friendly cabins. Amazing views of Kachemak Bay can be spotted from this subterranean cabin, though you can get a bird’s-eye view of the bay and the mountains from the private deck of the rustic Eagle’s Nest cabin. You’ll sleep a little more than 2mi (3km) from downtown Homer, though you might see a few furry neighbors walk or fly by while you’re hanging out in the hot tub.

4. Hyatt House Anchorage


A terrace with cushy seating, a firepit and a spread of nibbles and drinks at Hyatt House Anchorage
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A full kitchen and separate living room are standard in each suite at the Hyatt House Anchorage. If you don’t feel like cooking or eating alone, H Bar has a sip and snack menu with cocktails and appetizers. Step outside and appreciate a scene like no other – a bustling city surrounded by majestic mountains and with locals on two legs and four making their way through the streets. Imagine seeing an actual bear on your way to Bear Paw Bar & Grill.

5. McKinley Chalet Resort

Resort, Hotel

Two log-cabin-esque buildings at the McKinley Chalet Resort, with mountains in the background
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Ready yourself for an adventure in Denali National Park by making the riverside McKinley Chalet Resort your base. Wake up on the banks of the Nenana and inhale a breath of fresh Alaskan air from your balcony. The grab-and-go espresso bar will perk you up just in time to catch the free shuttle to the entrance of Denali. Afterward, return to devour caribou burgers and swipe through your amazing photos at Karstens Public House.

6. Homer Inn and Spa


A snow-covered waterside deck with sweeping mountain views at Homer Inn and Spa
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You’ve never seen an oceanfront hotel in Alaska like the Homer Inn and Spa. Book a seaside spa room and stare at the mountains over the water from your bed, private hot tub or private balcony or deck. A sauna, a solar tepidarium, a hydrotherapy area and a self-care yurt will pamper you from dawn to dusk. If you want to add another unforgettable experience to your trip, book a bear safari, where you’re guaranteed to see these amazing animals in the wild.

7. The Landing Hotel


The exterior the Landing Hotel, Restaurant and Pub at night
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You’re in luck when you touch down at the Landing Hotel – two of the best restaurants in Ketchikan are right next to the lobby. Enjoy breakfast all day at the Landing Restaurant, or taste the freshest seafood in Alaska at Jeremiah’s Pub. If you’d rather eat your way through the whole city, the hotel courtesy shuttle service will gladly take you anywhere within city limits. Thank goodness for the refrigerator in your suite; you’re going to have plenty of leftovers.

8. Totem Hotel and Suites


The wood-and-stone lobby with cozy armchairs at the Totem Hotel and Suites
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Go ahead and cross off barbecuing under the Northern Lights off your bucket list with help from the Totem Hotel and Suites. You’ll feel at home in its private cabins the moment you set your bags down. The kitchen, dining room and covered porch will tempt you to stay in and witness the aurora borealis. Just know that you’ll have plenty of opportunities to spot the light show even if you’re at the 24/7 gym, walking Dock Point Trail or having a nightcap at Growler Bay Brewing Company.

9. Harbor 360 Hotel


A buttery yellow guest room with a king bed and a furnished outdoor space at Harbor 360 Hotel
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With views of the Kenai Mountains and Resurrection Bay in every direction, the Harbor 360 Hotel serves up the best sights in Seward from every angle. Grab harbor views over breakfast, from the swimming pool or on your private balcony. Still trying to get the perfect selfie? The complimentary shuttle will swing you around town in search of a good photo op. If you want the ultimate snapshot with the beauty of Alaska on full display, ask the concierge to snag you a discounted cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park.

For more options, discover our guide to the best luxury hotels in Alaska and book now on Culture Trip. For an affordable stay, check out our pick of the best cheap hotels in Anchorage, Alaska, bookable on Culture Trip.

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