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Alaska is a premium traveler’s dream and these are the 5 best luxury hotels in Alaska.

Alaska’s Ridgewood Wilderness Lodge

In Homer, Alaska’s Ridgewood Wilderness Lodge offers once-in-a-lifetime connections to nature every single day. From brown bear photography trips to halibut and salmon runs, the Ridgewood knows what its clients are looking for. In fact, Homer is the home to the best halibut fishing in the world. 

The Caribbean might be home of the all-inclusive but they don’t hold a monopoly. Included with the nightly room rate are three full meals, and all guided tours. Enjoy “flight seeing”, guided kayaking, and a number of interactions with wildlife, glaciers and all of the natural beauty the resort has to offer. 

The rustic lodge is available for exclusive full rental or based on double occupancy.

Hotel Captain Cook 

The Hotel Captain Cook is one of the most iconic and historic hotels in the state of Alaska and a premier institution in Anchorage. The high rise, three structure property has offered extensive luxury accommodations to both business and leisure guests for decades. 

Originally built by the Governor of Alaska, his son now keeps the family business going. 

The property was featured in our 5 Best Business Hotels in Alaska piece for its luxurious fitness center and spa, well-equipped rooms and suites as well as the two-floor executive lounge. 

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As the only member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels program in the state, the Hotel Captain Cook is one of the leading properties for any visitor to Anchorage. 

For an ultra luxury experiencer, check out the hotel’s Crow’s Nest suites with walk out balconies and views of the Chugach mountains.

Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge 

Called Alaska’s most remote luxury lodge, the Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge offers guests an interaction with Alaska’s wildlife like no other. The very small lodge (just five cabins). Give its remote location, the all-inclusive resort features the following:

  • Accommodation and all meals during the stay at the lodge
  • Guided lodge activities and lodge based programs as listed
  • If booked from/to Homer: roundtrip water taxi
  • If booked from/to Anchorage: roundtrip float plane flight
  • All fees and taxes

Wrap around decks, private lodges, and waterfront property gives every guest the sense of a personalized experience.

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

One of the largest resorts at the doorstep of Denali National Park, the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is a modern lodge experience for discerning travelers. Those familiar with the luxury cruise line, Princess Cruises will attest to the premium experience the hospitality company provides. That level of detail most certainly applies to the 663 room property. 

Complete with indoor pools, hot tubs, rustic timber beams and beautiful cathedral glass windows keep the stunning Alaskan landscape close at hand. 

At just over 100 miles southwest of Fairbanks, the resort is close to ski resorts on Denali, one of the highest mountains in the world. The resorts numerous restaurants, proximity to where guests want to be, and extensive amenities are reflective of the brand and why the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge made our list of Best Luxury Hotels in Alaska.

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Alyeska Resort & Hotel Alyeska

For the ultimate in luxury accommodations, the Alyeska Resort & Hotel Alyeska are the best possible choice in the state. The high end structure is on the water’s edge and is next to some of the best skiing in the state. 

The mountain lodge resort features a very large pool for families to relax after a long day at the slopes. Lift tickets can be purchased in conjunction with the room reservation and the hotel caters to post-cruise passengers. It also offers a number of land-based wildlife interactions for those looking for some of what makes Alaska beautiful. 

Premium dining options, deluxe rooms, and attention to detail make Alyeska a must-visit during any traveler’s trip to Alaska.