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What We Love

  • The location is convenient for exploring the rainforests, glaciers, national parks and mountains of southeast Alaska
  • Free bike rentals
  • Hiking and biking trails start right outside the resort’s front doors
  • The concierge team recommends outfitters they personally know and trust
  • The pool and hot tub remain open year-round

What To Know

  • Sakura Restaurant is open Friday through Monday (it closes for the season on September 7), and the award-winning Seven Glaciers is open daily until September 20
  • Alaska gets up to 20 hours of daylight in the summer
  • The resort’s TRAM stops running on October 12 and reopens on November 28 (when the mountain opens); see their website for more info
  • A $10 resort fee per night will be collected upon Jetsetter checkout

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Modern chateau amid Alaska’s glaciers and rainforest with a serene spa and moutaintop haute eats

The Look

When you’re standing at the 2,300-foot top of Alyeska’s aerial tram in Girdwood, snowcapped mountains and hanging glaciers dominate the scene. To the west the cold, clear waters of Turnagain Arm twinkle; below you, the world’s northernmost coastal temperate rain forest. Alyeska Resort is — by far — the nicest place to stay for miles around. It’s billed as a chateau, but don’t think spires and steeply pitched roofs; Alyeska is a chateau only in terms of its ski-friendly location. The architecture and interiors are mountain-modern, with walls made of vibrant cherrywood and organic elements reflecting the region’s Native heritage (wood, alabaster and ivory sculptures).

Bed & Bath

The 304 guestrooms have large windows with the kind of views you want in Alaska: mountains, thick forests and blue sky. Like the state itself, guestrooms give you plenty of space to spread out (starting at a roomy 350 square feet). All rooms have heated towel racks, lighted makeup mirrors, bedside do-not-disturb controls, Serta Presidential pillowtop mattresses, Gilchrist & Soames products and more.

Beyond

Though the area is relatively isolated, Alyeska itself has enough restaurants to keep you busy for days. There are four inside the hotel and another, Seven Glaciers, at the top of the Alyeska Tram. The views from Seven Glaciers — so named because on a clear day you can see seven hanging glaciers — are the stuff slideshows are made of. With the cold, clear waters of the North Pacific only a couple of miles away, the Sakura & Sushi Bar trades in the freshest of catches from king salmon and halibut to Kachemak Bay oysters. Also onsite? A heated indoor saltwater pool, a serene spa and a well-equipped gym.

In the Area

The resort is about an hour from the Anchorage airport; most guests rent cars and drive themselves. In the summer, suit up for lift-assisted mountain biking, hiking in the world’s northernmost temperate coastal rain forest (trails start at the hotel) and rock climbing with local guide company Ascending Path. Its creekside cragging area, Tram Rock, is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Get up close and personal with Alaska wildlife—brown and black bears, caribou, musk ox, bison, moose, elk and bald eagles—at the nonprofit Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, nine miles south of the resort. Ciri Cruises offers three- to nine-hour cruises in Kenai Fjords National Park to see sea otters, orcas, puffins, cormorants, harbor seals, Steller sea lions and porpoises. In the winter it’s all about the snow—650 inches on average blanket 2,500 vertical feet of terrain over 1,400 skiable acres. Oh and did we mention? Practically no lift lines.

How to Get There

The Hotel Alyeska
1000 Arlberg Ave
Girdwood, AK 99587 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2544 Reviews
Conference for Radiology Managers
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great get together with others from the State of Alaska in Imaging to improve patient care! I look forward to next year same place same time!
Excellent location and so many benifits! Location to the slopes is perfect! Excellent conditions and friendly staff!

I love the Alyeska Resort
Reviewed 5 days ago

All the staff from bartenders to front desk to the check in gal at the pool to everyone on the mountain are just awesome!!! Everywhere we ate, we had exceptional quality of food. The evening water and chocolate is a fun bonus. The specials offered are excellent. Free parking and valet for tips is awesome! The van drivers took amazing care of us!!! Cocktails and food are reasonably priced, which is rare for a nice resort.... Only things that could change is an outdoor hot tub with bar.... But overall..... I can't wait till I get to come back!! Thanks!!!

Ski and stay is fantastic!
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hotel staff are lovely and welcoming and friendly; common areas are cozy and well set up for conversation or for working; the rooms are comfortable; the fitness center has a great hot tub, sauna, and workout room; the skiing is off the hook and crazy beautiful and the tram is a short walk from the rooms. I particularly appreciate some of the details in the hotel: the ski and stay package is a really good deal, free wifi, coffee pot (not k-cup! You can make coffee as strong as you want it without the plastic waste!), refrigerator, and a towel warmer in the bathroom! I just came home from my second annual solo ski trip to Alyeska and I'm so enchanted by the whole experience that I'm excited for my third annual trip!

Awesome location
Reviewed 6 days ago

The hotel and ski experience were awesome. After ski hot tub and pool were great; however, it would be nice if the hot tub was for adults and kids over 12 only. The kids running in and out of the hot tub took away from the relaxing experience.

Horrible!!
Reviewed 7 days ago

Ceiling above the bed was crumbling, water never got above warm ish and when I ordered room service for breakfast it came 15 minutes late, they didn't include all the food I ordered and one of two dishes they sent up had food crusted on them and a black hair on the plate. Complained to the front desk and was totally brushed off. Last issue was I turned in a piece of winter gear I found. When the owner came looking for it I told them I turned it in a front desk. Then they told him they never had a record of that item being turned in.

The skiing is great but the hotel is filthy, dishonest and couldn't even fake wanting to be better then subpar. Side warning, don't eat at 7 glaciers got husband got food poison there. What a nightmare.