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Enjoy wildlife and culture in America’s last frontier

Anchorage, Alaska is a modern metropolis perched on the edge of a seemingly endless frontier. Approximately 300,000 people share the greater Anchorage area with wolves, eagles and many other forms of wildlife. Indeed, the spectacular mountains and dense forests lend America's northernmost city a distinct sense of place.

Anchorage offers treats for all five senses. Sunrises and sunsets are achingly beautiful, and the calls of owls are haunting. The seafood dishes served at Anchorage hotels and restaurants entice and satisfy guests with coastal produce. And you will never forget the experience of stepping into the cool, refreshing waters of Cook Inlet.

Things to see

Anchorage Museum

The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, which opened in 1968, provides a powerful overview of the history and culture of the largest U.S. state. Its collections include thousands of historical objects and hundreds of thousands of photographs. Dioramas depict various eras of Alaskan life, and Native American artifacts demonstrate the ingenuity of the region's first inhabitants.

Chugach National Forest

Located 112 miles from Anchorage and certainly worth the trip, Chugach National Forest contains some of the most striking wilderness areas in the world. In Portage Valley, you'll find the remains of not one, but five glaciers. When fishing on or relaxing near Russian River, visitors will experience a peacefulness bordering on the transcendent.

Anchorage Free Walking Tour

On the Anchorage Free Walking Tour, your guide will review the intriguing story of this municipality's development, and you'll see some of its most exciting landmarks, shops and eateries. No matter the weather, these tours depart from the intersection of D Street and Fourth Avenue at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. every day except Sunday, and they last between 75 and 90 minutes.

Climate information

April through October The weather in Anchorage during the spring, summer and fall is surprisingly moderate. That’s due, in part, to Pacific Ocean currents that reach the city and have a warming effect. In April, the average temperature is 43 degrees Fahrenheit, and in May, it's 54 degrees. Summer temperatures are typically around 65 degrees. In September, the average temperature drops to 57 degrees, and in October, it's about 43 degrees. July through October marks the rainiest part of the year; the average monthly precipitation during that period spans approximately 1.9 to 2.9 inches of rainfall. November through March Winters in Anchorage are long, and their daylight hours are short. In December, January and February, the average daily temperature is below 30 degrees Fahrenheit. In November, the average temperature is 31 degrees, and in March, it's slightly above freezing at 34 degrees. What's more, the average annual snowfall in this city is an incredible 79 inches per year.

Yearly events of note

Anchorage Market and Festival

In downtown Anchorage, Saturdays in the summer are synonymous with the Anchorage Market and Festival, a free outdoor bazaar with more than 300 booths. At this marketplace, you can buy everything from toys and jewelry to fresh bison meat. In every direction, you'll find street performers entertaining crowds with music, magic and daring feats.

The start of the Iditarod

Alaska's most famous athletic event is the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race; it begins in Anchorage and ends in Nome several days later. On the first Thursday evening in March, the Dena'ina Center hosts the race's competitors, as well as 2,000 members of the public, at a dinner called the Musher's Banquet. Two days later, you can watch as the dogs and their human friends make their final preparations. The actual start of the race is a genuine spectacle, complete with thousands of cheering fans.

Downtown Summer Solstice Festival

In Anchorage, there are 22 hours of daylight on the first day of summer, which makes for a great excuse to party. On that day, Fourth Avenue and Town Square host live musical extravaganzas, skateboarding demonstrations and a chainsaw carving contest. Plus, many of Alaska's finest chefs prepare some of their favorite dishes. At the Hero Games, Alaskan police officers, firefighters and other professional lifesavers battle in a series of obstacle courses and amusing competitions; the tricycle race is definitely a highlight.

Recently Rated Anchorage Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel
3.5 / 5
32 reviews
3 stars $99
Coast International Inn
3.3 / 5
73 reviews
3 stars $89
Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage
4.2 / 5
29 reviews
3 stars $139
Westmark Anchorage Hotel
3.4 / 5
73 reviews
3 stars $89
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
3.9 / 5
48 reviews
4 stars $90
Motel 6 Anchorage
3.3 / 5
36 reviews
1 star $71
Alex Hotel and Suites
3.5 / 5
38 reviews
2 stars $84
Ramada Anchorage
3.3 / 5
112 reviews
3 stars $60
Embassy Suites Anchorage
4.3 / 5
35 reviews
3 stars $151
Anchorage Marriott Downtown
4.1 / 5
17 reviews
3 stars $129

Featured Anchorage Hotels

From $87

1 Inlet Tower Hotel and Suites

3 stars
3.2 / 5 30 reviews

1200 L St Map

A 2005 retrovation restored the Inlet Tower to its chic style of its 1950s origins. The plush bold and yet elegant lobby is the first indication of the comfort and style that awaits. We offer our... More

Great value
The room was clean and nice. Beds where comfortable and the restaurant/bar had the best burger I think I have ever had. Good value.
Mar 22, 2015
From $45

2 Qupqugiaq Inn

3 stars
3.0 / 5 23 reviews

640 W 36th Avenue Map

Qupqugiaq Inn is a beautiful and affordable hotel. It has thirty seven rooms with private or shared baths, superior or standard rooms, Japanese style sleeping pods, and prices to fit all budgets.... More

From $89

3 Westmark Anchorage Hotel

3 stars
3.4 / 5 73 reviews

720 W. 5th Ave. Map

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Central Anchorage hotel suitable for business and leisure travelersThe Westmark Anchorage hotel is located in the heart of the city, close to the convention center and business facilities, as well... More

Noisy Hotel
This hotel is located right downtown, which is awesome! Everything we wanted to access was within a short walk from the hotel. The convenience is exceptional. The hotel has been updated a little,...
Apr 17, 2015
From $60

4 Ramada Anchorage

3 stars
3.3 / 5 112 reviews

115 East 3rd Ave Map

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Cozy budget accommodation near the Alaska Railroad DepotGuests of the Ramada Anchorage Downtown are welcomed in a lobby that features cozy sitting areas and historic photos of the city. Bright,... More

Quick trip
Nice staff. Not so comfy bed. Neighborhood was quiet while we were there.
Apr 7, 2015
From $90

5 Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa

4 stars
3.9 / 5 48 reviews

401 East 6th Avenue Map

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Chic Alaskan hotel features a full-service spa with mountain viewsSumptuous contemporary decor, upscale dining and indulgent spa services make the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa a popular... More

The staff was amazing with all their accommodations to my sister with her food allergies. Super friendly!
Apr 10, 2015
From $75

6 Econo Inn

3 stars
2.3 / 5 65 reviews

642 E Fifth Ave Map

The Econo Inn is conveniently located in beautiful downtown Anchorage. Popular area attractions near the hotel include the Alaska Performing Arts Center and the Alaska Railroad. All affordable... More

Reasonably price right for what it has
The staff treated me good and the shuttle run was good and the help there seems short handed but it's reasonably priced right.
Sep 18, 2014
From $89

7 Extended Stay America - Anchorage - Downtown

3 stars
2.9 / 5 55 reviews

108 East 8th Ave Map

Pet-friendly Anchorage hotel with studio suites and free breakfast Studio suites at the Extended Stay Deluxe Anchorage – Downtown are designed for guests visiting the city for longer periods or... More

Pleasant Stay
Very quiet and pleasant stay. Very comfy beds and rooms. Everything you need is there or short walk. Practically in downtown, so the night life is moments away. Had a pool and Jacuzzi, but...
Feb 14, 2015
From $71

8 Anchorage Downtown Hotel

2 stars
3.5 / 5 33 reviews

826 K Street Map

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Anchorage Downtown Hotel, a beautiful boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, Alaska.Situated only feet from The Delany Park Strip - national park 11 blocks long, 2 miles in... More

Very comfortable
I only stayed here one night, it was a little odd to see that the windows opened into an enclosed hallway, but I can't complain. It was the perfect place for my stay. Near downtown, comfortable...
Dec 29, 2014
From $109

9 Clarion Suites Downtown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 41 reviews

1110 West 8th Avenue Map

Downtown Anchorage hotel with free breakfast and free on-site parking The Clarion Suites Downtown in Anchorage is located across the street from Delaney Park - the city's oldest park - which... More

getting alon
Everything was just what we needed. Desk and couch area separated from the sleeping area. perfect.
Nov 19, 2014
From $116

10 Hilton Anchorage

3 stars
3.3 / 5 7 reviews

500 West Third Avenue Map

Welcome to the Hilton Anchorage hotel, located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, Alaska. This Anchorage hotel is a convenient ten-minute drive from Ted Stevens International Airport, and within... More

Great stay for concert
My husband and I had a wonderful stay. We drove up from Seward, check in was easy. The bellmen and check in staff was courteous. Checking out was quick and easy.
Oct 18, 2014
From $151

11 Embassy Suites Anchorage

3 stars
4.3 / 5 35 reviews

600 East Benson Boulevard Map

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

All-suite Anchorage hotel with free cooked-to-order breakfast This all-suite hotel in Midtown offers contemporary design in an atmosphere that is distinctively Alaskan. An atrium lobby features a... More

the usual good stay that we have come to expect. will stay again
Apr 6, 2015
From $99

12 Anchorage Grand Hotel

2 stars
3.6 / 5 20 reviews

505 W. 2nd. Avenue Map

Living rooms, bedrooms, and full kitchens all come with each suite at the intimate, 31-room boutique Anchorage Grand. Its the perfect option for anyone looking for space to spread out and prepare... More

first time to anchorage
We enjoyed our stay. Our suite was very nice and clean. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. The hide-a-bed, which is the main seating was uncomfortable. The location was nice for walking to...
Sep 11, 2014
From $119

13 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Anchorage Midtown

3 stars
3.8 / 5 29 reviews

3401 A Street Map

Modern Midtown Anchorage hotel with free airport shuttle and a poolSpringHill Suites by Marriott Anchorage Midtown provides numerous complimentary amenities, including breakfast, Internet access... More

From $89

14 GuestHouse Inn & Suites Anchorage

2 stars
3.3 / 5 35 reviews

321 East 5th Ave Map

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Downtown Anchorage budget hotel with free Wi-Fi and free parking The GuestHouse Inn & Suites Anchor offers spacious, functional rooms and suites three blocks from the Anchorage Museum at... More

nice people, good location, comfy
we stayed here twice on our Alaska trip to Denali. It is convenient to the railroad station--you could walk but with bags just a quick taxi ride. The rooms are standard fare, clean, comfy enough....
Feb 22, 2015
From $119

15 Comfort Inn Downtown - Ship Creek

2 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

111 W. Ship Creek Ave. Map

Located in downtown Anchorage. Shopping, museums and restaurants nearby. Train depot and convention center adjacent. Airport is just 10 minutes away. Portage Glacier within one hour drive. Pet... More

Great value
Nice hotel, friendly, helpful staff. Relatively low price. Comfortable rooms. Very convenient for Alaska Railroad Depot. Some noise from trains, but they don't run all night. This was our second...
Jun 5, 2014
From $109

16 Quality Suites Historic Downtown

2 stars
3.9 / 5 15 reviews

325 W. 8th Ave Map

Welcome to the Quality Suites, an Anchorage Hotel near the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and the closest hotel to the Dena'ina Civc and Convention Center. Hotel features two queen beds,... More

Not bad, a bit expensive
Nothing terribly positive or negative to say. The pool was pretty nice and it was a close walk to some nearby bars.
Nov 26, 2014
From $89

17 Coast International Inn

3 stars
3.3 / 5 73 reviews

3450 Aviation Dr. Anchorage Map

Airport hotel features on-site restaurant with lake and mountain viewsOverlooking scenic Lake Hood, Coast International Inn features an on-site restaurant with an outdoor patio and lake and... More

Great Airport Hotel
This is a great hotel for the money. It is close to the airport and very convenient to great airport parking. The staff at the desk when we checked in was extremely nice and helpful. We will...
Apr 25, 2015
From $129

18 Anchorage Marriott Downtown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 17 reviews

820 West 7th Avenue Map

Rate includes breakfast

Luxury full service Anchorage hotel with warm and friendly staff The Anchorage Marriott Downtown is perfectly located for all of Anchorages attractions and areas of natural beauty. From the hotel,... More

spring break trip
the parking was not very convenient but okay. If you plan to drive a lot in your trip, probably try another hotel. The location is great, though.
Apr 6, 2015
From $109

19 TownePlace Suites Anchorage Midtown

2 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

600 E. 32nd Avenue Map

TownePlace Suites by Marriott® Anchorage is an extended-stay hotel offering you neighborhood style living with the comfort, flexibility and affordability you desire. Relax and feel at home with a... More

Family trip
Hotel was convenient to everything far as shopping,restaurant and hockey rinks. Only thing disappointed in was pool size and no one monitoring pool. Told staff about kids and awful conduct in pool...
Feb 9, 2015
From $84

20 Alex Hotel and Suites

2 stars
3.5 / 5 38 reviews

4615 Spenard Rd Map

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Alex Hotel & Suites features oversized guest rooms that have been completely renovated in 2013. The surrounding area boasts a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Lake Hood, the world's... More

Great overnight
Stay here overnight after arriving late in to Anchorage. Only one night, but everything was as advertised. Breakfast was good. Rooms were clean and comfy.
Apr 9, 2015