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Copper Whale Inn

2.5 of 5 Inn   |   440 L St., Anchorage, AK 99501
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Ranked #17 of 120 Anchorage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamburg
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night after our cruise tour to Alaska. The hotel is nicely located close to the coastal walking trail. Some rooms have a wonderful view to the waterfront. Our room (no 9) had a private bath room. overall it was very clean and neat. The garden is very nice and the whole place is a little gem in... More

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

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. More

Madison, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Add to that the staff is friendly and helpful with ideas for the area and the breakfast is continental and good - then the parts that take away stars. The rooms are small with just a bed, the bathrooms are shared down the hall on the second floor of the main building (though the suites might have their own bath).

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

Thanks for your review. It is unfortunate that, in this forum, there is no opportunity for retraction of incorrect information. 12 of our 14 rooms have bath en suite, and the two rooms with shared bath have beautiful ocean views. Only those two rooms share one full bath and one half bath across the hall. We have plush terry robes... More

chennI
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203 reviews 203 reviews
82 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Again this was a choice based on reviews from Trip advisor. It is well located jut at the head of a costal trail and a park. Almost at the end of downtown it is just a stones throw from many restaurants and shops on the 5th Avenue shopping strip. The main salon and some rooms are located in the front... More

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

Thanks for your detailed review. I hope you had a wonderful Alaska adventure! More

Chennai (Madras), India
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364 reviews 364 reviews
117 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is close to downtown and on the corner of a one way street. Suggest you get proper directions if you are driving. This old inn is charming with small rooms and lovely common areas. Don't expect too much from the rooms which are basic and very dated. The main block is a heritage building and there is one... More

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

Thanks for your detailed review and your kind words about our service. We do have someone available 24/7 by house phone. Desk hours are 7AM-9PM, and for after-hours, dial 0 to reach me. I live just next door, in order to be able to take care of any problems, such as lock-outs. More

Hudson, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In booking this I did know that it was downtown; however, I had no idea how loud it would be. I did decide to use the earplugs one of the two nights we were here. I think after staying in remote areas of Alaska our entire trip (Talkeetna, Seward and Homer), ending our trip here was not a good idea.... More

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

Thanks for your review. I'm sorry you did not sleep well. All our literature and information point to our location and access to the "dynamic urban scene" of downtown Anchorage. It's the "big city" in Alaska and these are factors over which we have no control, unfortunately. More

Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before moving to Anchorage last fall I visited several times, and each time I stayed at The Copper Whale Inn. It was just what I needed, a comfortable bed, a convenient location, helpful staff to give me tips on exploring Alaska. Glen the proprietor was so wonderful and friendly, and met tons of interesting folks in the communal space, all... More

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

Thanks for your kudos. I hope you're settled comfortably into life in Alaska. More

San Anselmo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a one week cruise, we booked the larger suite so we could relax comfotably. Very nice room, excellent breakfast. Perfectly located to walk around downtown. Extremely helpful staff with suggestions, dinner recommendations. Had laundry facilities so we could do laundry before continuing on for another week. Other reviewers mentioned it was noisy; however, i never wore earplugs and slept... More

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

I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit. Thank you. More

Newport Beach, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Copper Whale Inn for three nights. It was mid-May and warm, so we had to sleep with the windows open. Our rooms were in the little annex behind the main house. As others have said, it is pretty noisy most of the night. They do offer ear plugs and have great black out shades on the... More

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

Thanks a lot for your kind words. It's funny, some people say the main house is noisier and prefer the west house, while others think just the opposite. With the downtown location comes the urban atmosphere, and while I wish we could just lower the "cone of silence", but that brilliant technology went the way of "Get Smart". Too bad,... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Nice rooms, great lounge/breakfast room with large windows overlooking the bay, close to downtown, really good value with excellent breakfast, lovely place - also have laundry facilities, highly recommend. Use an easy park car park as they are only a dollar an hour rather than the cat park opposite which is very expensive. Inn also does cycle hire and is... More

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

Thank you. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. More

Wasilla, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This special little place within walking distance of downtown Anchorage is the perfect get away at the end of the day. The view of the bay was breathtaking. A short walk to the park was a great stress reliever. Charlene greeted us at the door, very friendly and accommodating. Great value especially compared to the large chain hotels in the... More

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

You are too kind! Thanks so much. More

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Address: 440 L St., Anchorage, AK 99501
Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Copper Whale Inn 2.5*
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Enjoy scenic ocean and mountain views from downtown Anchorage at the Copper Whale Inn! The Great Land's natural beauty is visible from every window of this historic property. Easy walking distance to restaurants, galleries, Anchorage Museum, shopping, performing art and the Coastal Trail. Bike rental on-premise (summer). Concierge services, guest computer, free wireless! ... more   less 
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