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The Hotel Alyeska

1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, Alaska
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2 Reviews for The Hotel Alyeska

October 20 2011
1 family found this helpful
"Family Fun in Any Season"

When Alaskans think of the Alyeska Resort, winter and skiing usually come to mind.  Alyeska is in fact a year-round resort, perfect for a family getaway no matter the season.  Aside from the world-class skiing and other snowy winter fun, Alyeska Resort offers spectacular hiking and downhill mountain biking in the summer and well into the fall.  Late fall, while the resort is busy readying itself for the winter ski season, is a great time to stay a night (or two, or more!) with the family at the Hotel Alyeska for some off-season peace and relaxation.  

We knew we were in for a treat before we had even arrived at the Hotel Alyeska.  Friends who had been there before raved about the comfy beds and European flair. Our family felt pampered right from the time we pulled up to the chateau-style building.  A plush red carpet led the way into a spectacular lobby, complete with native Alaskan artwork and an overhead display of the Aurora Borealis, all watched over by a polar bear.  The second floor was open to the lobby and the ceiling, giving guest an even better vantage point of the polar bear and Northern lights display.  Our kids insisted on stopping to look for a few minutes each time we passed by during our stay.

Our room was by far the nicest hotel suite we have ever shared as a family.  We were in a Junior Suite, located in the tower of the hotel, with floor-to-ceiling bay windows overlooking the snow-capped mountains and Turnagin Arm in the distance.  With two queen beds (which were even more plush and luxurious than we had been told!), a sitting area with a sofa and armchair, a separate area with a desk, bench for putting on winter gear, and a nice long hall leading to the door, we had plenty of space for our family of four.  The entry hall area doubled as a space for the little ones to race cars, which was nice on a rainy fall day.  The bathroom was perfect for families, with a nice-sized tub and adjustable-height showerhead.  The room, and entire hotel for that matter, was spectacularly clean and modern.  It is the small details, though, that made us feel like we were royalty.  Each evening the staff brought around complimentary bottles of water (what hotel gives free bottled water anymore?) and delicious gourmet chocolates.  There was Starbucks coffee for the in-room coffee maker, and a towel-warming rack in the bathroom.  The staff was attentive and efficient, making us feel very welcome.

The Hotel Alyeska offers plenty of amenities to help fill your time no matter the weather.  We visited on a particularly rainy weekend, but it was perfect weather to make use of the very large indoor saltwater pool.  There were plenty of other families there enjoying the pool and its mountainside views as well.  A spa is located on-site, perfect for mother-daughter pedicures or an adults-only massage.  There are several eateries located right inside the hotel’s main building, ranging from quick-service coffee, pastries, and sandwiches to the Aurora Bar & Grill, which serves family-friendly lunch and dinner daily, plus provides room service for hotel guests.  We took advantage of room service one evening before heading to the pool, and then ordered dessert to go on our way back to our room.  The Baked Alyeska and S’mores Brownie Parfait were a delicious was to end our day!  The next morning, we enjoyed an expansive breakfast buffet at the Pond Café.  Only open for breakfast on the weekends, the buffet was a nice way to start our day while waiting for the sun to rise (which isn’t until about 9am on an October morning).  Kids under 6 eat free, making for an affordable family meal as well.

Beyond the hotel, there are endless options for ways to spend a family day.  Despite the rain, we donned our coats and boots to head right out Hotel Alyeska’s back door to the Winner Creek Trail.  We were impressed by how well maintained the trail was, completely smoothed with gravel, with nice bridges and boardwalks.  It would be a great place to snowshoe in the winter with kids.  There are several other multi-use trails nearby, as well as a community playground down the street in Girdwood.  About 10 miles south on the Seward Highway is the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a great place to spend a morning.  The Alyeska Resort is only about a 40-minute drive from Anchorage, which has all of the amenities of a big city.  We did some shopping in Anchorage while staying at the Hotel Alyeska, and is was so nice to be able to retreat to the quiet setting of the hotel at the end of a bustling day of traffic and crowds.  

After staying once at the Hotel Alyeska, we can see ourselves returning again and again, to experience the away-from-it-all feel of the hotel and the amenities of the resort in every season.  

This review is based on a complimentary stay at the Hotel Alyeska. I received no other compensation besides the hotel stay and the hotel did not state any requirements that I express a particular point of view.

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December 23 2010
0 families found this helpful
"Hotel Alyeska Rates High Among Alaskans"

Our family enjoys Hotel Alyeska at least once a year, mostly because their European-style grandness appeals to this Alaskan crew who sometimes needs a little penache in its everyday world.
Winter, summer, and every season in between, Hotel Alyeska (and the Resort as a whole) caters to families through innovative package deals and programs to soothe winter blues, excite summertime adventures, and generally amuse everybody, toddler to grandparent. Swimming pool, spa, fitness room, cozy beds and ample running room all make for a worthy spot to get away from it all.
It is expensive, but then, everything in Alaska is, but keeping tabs on web sites like or the resort's own web site can help offset some of the cost.
Don't forget to take the Tram up to the top of the mountain and look out over Turnagain Arm!

updated: 05/02/13 by cgtraveler

The Hotel Alyeska is located close to Alyeska Resort. Regional points of interest also include Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

Resort Features.
The Hotel Alyeska features a coffee shop/café. Room service is available during limited hours. The resort serves cooked to order breakfasts each morning in the restaurant (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. The property's full service health spa has massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 4 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and audiovisual equipment. Complimentary wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas. The property has 2230 square meters of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. The property has a ski shuttle, which is complimentary. Self parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include ski in/ski out access, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke free property.

304 guestrooms at The Hotel Alyeska feature iPod docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer mountain, garden, or courtyard views. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with handheld showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, bathrobes, and slippers. Wired high speed Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and safes, guestrooms offer phones with voice mail. Flat screen televisions have first run movies and video game consoles. Rooms also include complimentary bottled water, windows that open, blackout drapes/curtains, and electronic check out. Guests may request a turndown service and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.

Notifications and Fees:

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms may be available, subject to availability. Guests can request connecting/adjoining rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from 29 April to 16 May:

  • One of the dining venues

The following facilities will be closed from 22 April 2013 to 24 May 2013 (dates subject to change):

  • One of the dining venues

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • A late check out fee will be charged
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Property Information

Check-In: 4 PM
Check-Out: noon

Number of Rooms: 304
Number of Suites: 26
Recreational Facilities:
Fitness Facility

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