Set in downtown Anchorage, the Hotel Captain Cook provides a comfortable launching pad for exploring Alaskaï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s natural wonders, but also makes it tempting to stay put and simply enjoy the panoramic views while indulging in the excellent dining, shopping and Athletic Club. Captain James Cook helped define Alaska in the 18th century by mapping its jagged coastline for the first time. Since 1965, the Hotel Captain Cook has defined luxury in Alaska by offering a level of elegance and comfort unparalleled across the state. As Alaskaï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s sole member of the Preferred Hotels Group, the Hotel Captain Cook pays honor to Alaskaï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s storied history by displaying murals and artifacts depicting the voyages of Captain Cook from centuries past, and also embraces the cutting edge of contemporary service, from the heralded Crowï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s Nest to its legendary wine cellar. Enjoying a meal at the Hotel Captain Cook can be whatever experience you desire: There are three on-site restaurants and a gourmet coffee and wine bar as well as 24-hour, in-room service. Watch the sunset as you enjoy an elegant meal from the top of Tower 3. Kick back with a pizza and a local microbrew in a pub setting. Or, make the most of your roomï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s own view accompanied by a late-night omelet. The Captain Cookï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s 547 rooms, including 96 suites, inhabit three towers, with each room offering a stunning, large-window view, whether itï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s of the neighboring Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains. All rooms and suites feature down duvets and pillows, decadently plush bathrobes, complimentary wifi and Internet, evening turndown service and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. Whether you want to go whale watching, fly-fishing or flight seeing over a glacier, the concierges at Hotel Captain Cook can help you book excursions, while museums, shopping and natural encounters are just steps away from the hotelï¿½ï¿½ï¿½s doors.