Where to Stay ?
Hotels in Whittier are limited, so we can highly recommend staying in a Anchorage hotel for a night or two. Most cruise passengers, ending or starting their voyage out of Whittier AK, will fly in or out of Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) and choose to stay in Anchorage. If you want to stay closer to the port, some lodging can be found in Girdwood, Summit Lake, Primrose and Moose Pass.
Located around 65 miles northwest of Whittier, the city of Anchorage offers more hotels, shopping and dining options. Most cruise lines conduct check-in in Anchorage, and provide motor coach transportation to the pier in Whittier. When you stay in downtown Anchorage, than the Alaska Railroad Depot is a few blocks away from most properties. Some lodging feature splendid views of the Chugach Mountains or Cook Inlet. Many provide a free 24 hour shuttle service to/from the airport.
Another cruise port within easy reach of Anchorage is Seward, located 126 miles south of the city.