If you’re visiting Alaska any time of the year, chances are high that you’ll be getting to Anchorage. Whether traveling solo or as a family, many travelers appear to be seeking Anchorage hotels with pools, so here’s a quick review of your options around Alaska’s largest city.
- Why Anchorage hotels with pools?
- Embassy Suites Anchorage
- Clarion Suites Downtown Anchorage
- Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown
- Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage
- SpringHill Suites Anchorage Midtown
- Residence Inn Anchorage Midtown
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Anchorage
- Hampton Inn Anchorage
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Anchorage Midtown
- Courtyard Anchorage Airport
- Quality Suites Historic Downtown
- Anchorage hotels with pools: Closing words
Why Anchorage hotels with pools?
The request for accommodation with its own recreational bathing facilities seemed a bit odd at first. After all, you’re in Alaska so surely you have other requirements on your mind? Well, turns out many people really prefer to unwind following a day of sightseeing, and a pool that’s directly on the hotel premises is a favorite way of doing just that.
If I may recommend another post in this blog, there’s quite a lot of things to see and do in Anchorage. There’s enough to do in Anchorage to keep you busy for a few days. Some of these attractions involve driving out of town for up to an hour in every direction. Some involve hiking. It totally makes sense to soak in a hot tub or warm pool water to stretch your limbs at the end of the day.
With that in mind, here’s the actual list!
Embassy Suites Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska can be your home away from home. It’s not a cheap hotel but it you will get to enjoy an indoor pool that is accessible all-year round. Former guests suggested that the pool needs some deep cleaning and a heater as it was a bit too cold when they visited.
The pool area is accessible to adults only. Aside from the pool, you can lounge at the hot tub area as it is huge and it is open from 10 P.M. to 12 midnight.
Other facilities in Embassy Suites Anchorage are in-house fitness center, a bar, great breakfast and highly accessible area for disabled guests.
If you are looking for a place to stay in at downtown Anchorage that is more affordable yet still has a pool, Clarion Suites Downtown Anchorage seems like a good bet. Former guests left reviews about the pool saying it was nice and kids loved it. Other great things about the pool are it is warm, considering the weather in Anchorage, and is not usually crowded. However, some reviewers mentioned that the pool needed some cleaning – especially the tiles – and was a bit small.
The Clarion Suites Downtown Anchorage also has a hot tub and of course, additional amenities. Guests especially loved it for being very peaceful.
Why not enjoy a clean, comfortable, quiet, and pool-equipped hotel in Anchorage, Alaska? Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown’s indoor pool and hot tub are crowd favorites. The pool is quite small but it is reportedly a relaxing area at the hotel. Enjoy the pool first thing in the morning, after a restful night’s sleep or during the evenings, following a day of visiting the city.
Other amenities at Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown are the in-house fitness center and an on-site restaurant and bar.
Another affordable option for Anchorage hotels with pools is the Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage. Enjoy a good night’s sleep and relaxing around their indoor pool during your Alaska vacation.
Families with kids would appreciate the pool for its size. Adults may enjoy the later hours but be advised that the pool at Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage closes at 10 P.M. Guests may also enjoy the hot tub at this hotel.
Interestingly, one guest mentioned that they had booked this hotel specifically for the pool but it was out of order when they got there. The hotel staff then helped them go to another property for free usage of the pool. That’s pretty neat! And clearly proves that people are looking specifically for Anchorage hotels with pools!
Here’s another good option not far from downtown Anchorage, if the pool feature is something you are looking forward to.
Note that only nine people are allowed in the pool and five in the hot tub so it does not get too crowded. That’s both good and bad, depending on whether or not you’re one of the lucky people who got in. Kids reportedly love the indoor pool but some reviewers mentioned it got too cold sometimes. You also get to see the person cleaning the pool so it’s great to know that someone is maintaining the cleanliness in the area.
The location is quite close to a number of landmarks in Anchorage, Alaska. It also has a fitness center and breakfast is well-commended.
Guests at Residence Inn Anchorage Midtown have access to an indoor pool in the facility . The swimming pool is really kid-friendly because of the design and the colorful decorations above the pool area. The deepest part is only 5 feet and six inches so it is really designed with younger guests in mind.
The pool is reportedly clean and a great feature of Residence Inn Anchorage Midtown. They do not, however, have a hot tub. The hotel is also close to a lot of landmarks.
Next of our list of Anchorage hotels with pools is the Homewood Suites by Hilton Anchorage. The pool is reportedly quite spacious and features a modern design. There are chairs around the pool where parents can stay at while their children are swimming. Or just hang around the pool and enjoy some leisurely time. Guests should know, however, that there are no pool towels in the area so they should request for some before going for a swim.
There are times that the pool is cold but generally, the pool is one of the best features of this hotel. One guest even described it as immaculate!
Enjoy one of the most recommended pools in Anchorage hotels when you book your stay with Hampton Inn Anchorage.
The indoor swimming pool at this hotel is clean and former guests seem to have really enjoyed it. The area is well-lit and offers a great view. The indoor pool is kept warm so as to offer a really nice and relaxing swim for hotel guests. What’s more likeable is the fact that they have facilities to help lower people with disabilities into the pool or the hot tub.
Hampton Inn Anchorage is also known for great coffee, wonderful breakfast, and comfortable beds so check it out.
If you want a hotel with free breakfast and an indoor pool, definitely check out the Fairfield Inn & Suites Anchorage Midtown. The hotel is not that huge but kids love the pool area. There are actually rooms beside the pool! Ask for a poolside room when making the reservation if you want your room close to the swimming area.
The hotel is equipped with a Jacuzzi as well as a fitness center making the price tag all the more worthy. This property is also close to a lot of landmarks and even their coffee is making a buzz among reviewers!
Close proximity to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport as well as a relaxing pool area – both are available at Courtyard Anchorage Airport. If you’re visiting on business, this location isn’t far away from downtown Anchorage either.
And they have two swimming pools so they absolutely had to be included in this list of Anchorage hotels with pools! The indoor pool is accessible all-year round but the outdoor pool is open to the public depending on the season. The pool and the hot tub are said to be really clean and can be enjoyed by couples, adults, and families alike.
Both the pool and the hot tub have received great reviews from past guests so it’s up to you to decide whether it’s worth the buzz.
Quality Suites Historic Downtown is right in the heart of the city making it a really nice place to stay at.
As for the pool, it is well-lit but it is a bit small. Chairs are also available at the indoor pool area. The hot tub is also near the pool and the pool itself is heated so guests could enjoy either. There are no towels at the pool area.
Kids love the pool area and the hours for the accessibility of the pool are extended.
Anchorage hotels with pools: Closing words
In case it hasn’t been very clear, we did not stay in any of these hotels while we visited Anchorage. To be honest, my boys aren’t very keen on using hotel pools. Typical teenagers, they prefer to hook up to the WiFi and catch up on their online stuff once we finally get back to the hotel at the end of the day. Ok, who am I kidding? It’s not a teenager thing – their Dad and Mom are pretty much the same 😉
But if you’re different and are actually looking for Anchorage hotels with pools, I hope you find this list helpful. Leave me a comment if you liked it and if you happened to have stayed with one of these establishments, do share your experience with us!