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Copper Whale Inn

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440 L St., Anchorage, AK 99501
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms and common spaces are immaculate and really charming. I sat in the common space, overlooking the water, read a book and had some tea and found it an amazing space to just hang out. Right outside the front door is downtown Anchorage, you don't need a car to see the sights from here. The front and side yards... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit, and we will look forward to hosting you again. More 

West Sussex England
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72 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Inn encompasses two neighbouring houses, with small and quite basic, but attractive and comfortable, bedrooms. There is a central dining area for breakfast, which doubles as a lounge for pre-dinner drinks, although it can quite easily get too crowded to allow everyone to sit down. Breakfast is a simple continental affair, but very nice. Coffee, as so often in... More 

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Many thanks for your kind review, and your fair and balanced assessment. More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a small, charming, inn - reminiscent of a fun and quirky boarding house I rented a room in when I was a young adult - with lots of staircases and doors here and there leading to different areas with more rooms. Our room was L-shaped with both a front and back door - which led to our own... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Our living room has a lovely view to the west, indeed, looking across to the Tordrillo and Neacola Ranges, part of the jumbled landmass on the west side of Cook Inlet. We used to have futons in the larger rooms, and they were great in the 70's. We have had the twin sleeper sofas for a... More 

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I plus another couple recently spent 2 nights at the Copper Whale Inn. We can not speak highly enough of our experiences there. We were late getting there at night - no problem, the rooms were comfy and the 4 of us shared a full bathroom plus an extra toilet and hand basin, perfect for 2 couples... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I will make sure Tim sees your kudos. More 

NJ
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46 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Innkeeper was friendly enough but new earplugs in the room were a dead giveaway that it would be a restless night. Traffic was loud and footsteps could be heard as guests navigated nearby stairs. The bed itself appeared to be a Rollaway with a spongy mattress. No on site parking for a vehicle so one must fend for themselves to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint and comfortable. Staff very helpful and hospitable. Rooms simple but clean and restful. Near Knik River and shops and downtown. Enjoyable stay! Daily breakfast 0645-10am. Fresh fruit,cereals,breads and spreads, yogurt, and great coffee.

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Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed one night in advance of our Holland America Land+Sea Cruise as we prefer small B&Bs to larger hotels. Great location with nice little garden touches about. As other reviews note, it is noisy, both internally (creaky bed, thin walls) and externally (street traffic), but earplugs provided. Nice fluffy towels! And soap/shampoo in home-sized containers instead of those annoying... More 

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Thanks for your review. I'm happy you enjoyed your visit. Our housekeepers do a wonderful job. More 

Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Copper Whale Inn for one evening in May 2015. The hosts were most helpful with information on attractions, restaurants and directions. It is within easy walking distance of many shops and yummy restaurants. Speaking of food, they served a wonderful continental breakfast, with the best part being how they organized the room. Instead of having separate... More 

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Thank you so much! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit, and really appreciate your kind words. More 

California
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have stayed in Anchorage many times, in a wide variety of accommodations but this was the very best. Small enough to be personal and homey but close to all that the city has to offer. A generous continental breakfast is offered as well.

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We appreciate your kind words, and will hope to host you again! More 

Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The place is clean, cozy and very well located, just a few steps from many excellent restaurants and the museum. The staff is friendly and helpful. The personal contact and the furniture make you feel that you are staying at friends more than in an hotel. The breakfast is delicious and healthy adding another distinction to the place.

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Thank you so much for your lovely review! More 

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