Anchorage Port offers plenty for cruise passengers seeking accommodations. Anchorage is inland, so the port is actually located in Whittier, about 60 miles southeast of Anchorage. Anchorage offers hotels of all categories that make it easy for visitors to enjoy their stay in comfort. The port at Whittier is connected to Anchorage by means of a highway and a railroad. Many of the larger cruise lines will arrange shuttle or rail service from Anchorage. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to travel to the port depending on where your hotel is located. Also, try to make your reservation in advance, as hotel rooms are in high demand during the summer.
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa401 E. 6th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99517
The Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa is a 370-room facility with luxury accommodations. It's located near the Anchorage Museum, several stores, and restaurants. The port is an hour away by car. The interior decor incorporates traditional Alaskan motifs, and the main staircase is crafted of Alaskan jade. Rooms feature two double beds, a coffee maker, climate control, cable tV, iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, and room service. Sunday brunch is served, and the hotel has two restaurants to choose from. Jade offers Alaskan seafood and steaks, while the Ptarmigan Grill offers more casual options. The 5,500 foot Ice Spa lets guests enjoy some good spa treatments. An exercise center helps guests stay in shape, and the business center is open 24 hours. Rates start at $209
America's Best Value Inn-Executive Suites/Airport4360 Spenard Road Anchorage, AK 99517
America's Best Value inn is located 2 miles from the airport. The downtown area is about 10 minutes away, and here you can enjoy attractions such as the Resolution Park Captain Cook Memorial, Oscar Andersen House Museum, and the Imaginarium. Several restaurants are within walking distance, including Gwennies Old Alaska Restaurant and Bar, the Village Inn, and Today's Pizza. The cruise port is about an hour away by car, and the hotel provides shuttle service to the train station. Several of the rooms have balconies with views of the Chugach Mountains. Rooms include a radio, desk, cable TV, iron with ironing board, and a hairdryer. A free continental breakfast is included in the room rate. A business center is also provided. Rates start at $59.99
Copper Whale Inn440 L Street Anchorage, AK 99517
The Copper Whale Inn is a bed and breakfast with 14 guest rooms, all nonsmoking. It's located in downtown Anchorage and within walking distance of the local museums, galleries, and shops. Guests have good views of local wildlife from their rooms. Breakfast is served in a warm, comfortable common room. 12 of the 14 rooms have private baths. The rooms feature a queen bed, two twin beds, or a queen with a twin, cable TV, a clock radio, wireless Internet, phone, ironing board, and hair dryer. Rates start at $135