Aerial view fo the Denali Bluffs river view rooms.

Best Places to Stay in Alaska

Top lodging picks in Alaska based on their convenience, comfort, or location.

Seward's Harbor 360 provides convenient access to day cruises.

Best Places to Stay in Alaska

Top lodging picks in Alaska based on their convenience, comfort, or location.

Beautiful day at The Alyeska Hotel in Girdwood.

Best Places to Stay in Alaska

Top lodging picks in Alaska based on their convenience, comfort, or location.

Best Places to Stay in Alaska

Along with picking the best places to visit and things to do in Alaska, choosing the best accommodations is one of the most important parts of planning a trip north. Starting in Seward, a coastal town where many cruise travelers either begin or end an Inside Passage cruise, two unique hotels suit travelers well. The modern Harbor 360 Hotel is a good choice for its central location. It's situated along the Seward Small Boat Harbor and a quick walk from the Seward railroad depot. The Seward Windsong Lodge is about 10 minutes away by shuttle, and a favorite among travelers looking for a quiet, woodsy location.

The Denali Bluffs offers the best value amongst accommodations near the Denali National Park entrance, with recently renovated accommodations on a charming hillside property bursting with colorful flowers and Alaskan charm. Just above this hotel is the Grande Denali Lodge. High atop the bluff, it has one of the most majestic views in the entire Denali Park area. Its onsite fine dining restaurant offers an especially irresistible dinner menu. The property also houses rustic-modern cabins with kitchenettes and private decks. For a backcountry lodging experience, the all-inclusive Kantishna Roadhouse hosts guests deep within Denali National Park.

There are many Anchorage hotels to choose from, but the most convenient for visitors planning to travel by train in Alaska is the Comfort Inn. It's a short walk or very quick shuttle ride to the Anchorage Depot. For guests who'd like to stay closer to the Anchorage airport, we recommend the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel. And, for something a little more luxurious, the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa features freshly updated dining and lounge areas, plus a penthouse spa.

Show More

In Talkeetna, a small town known for its proximity to Denali, the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge provides particularly stellar mountain views when the weather is clear. Farther north in Fairbanks, two riverside properties offer quaint comfort: Pikes Waterfront Lodge and the Rivers Edge Resort Cottages. Both accommodations have restaurants nearby.

The Hotel Alyeska rounds out the best Alaska lodging list. It is a four-diamond resort property with multiple restaurants, a spa, and an indoor saltwater pool. The hotel is located at the base of the Girdwood ski area just 40 miles from Anchorage.

To see more Alaska accommodations, take a look at our Alaska lodging by category and by destination pages. You can also use our Alaska Lodging Finder to quickly see rates and availability.

Show Less

Best Places to Stay in Alaska