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Copper Whale Inn

2.5 of 5 Inn   |   440 L St., Anchorage, AK 99501
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Ranked #15 of 120 Anchorage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely inn. The rooms are confortable and cozy. Breakfast is good. You can go out and in anytime you want. Jennifer and Glenn are really nice and hepfull. They make you feel really welcome. I will certainly come back.

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

We truly appreciate your kind words, and hope to host you again when you return to Alaska. There is so much more to see, but I think you are off to a good start! More

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just drove the anchorage from Wyoming and stayed here for two days. Not only was the room clean and warm but the people were too. They were helpful in helping me find job prospects and made me feel welcome. Couldn't be happier.

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

Thanks for your compliments! I'm sure glad that in addition to the rooms, you found us to be clean, too! ;-) More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Copper Whale Inn was everything we were hoping for - a convenient, comfy place with a warm, at-home feeling. The friendly staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Breakfast and conversation with other guests in the comfortable living room was a great way to start the day. The location is very convenient with very reasonably... More

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

Thank you! We will certainly look forward to hosting you again. More

Crescent Head, Australia
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33 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this beautiful cosy guest house. It is ideally located in downtown just minutes walk from the bars, cafes, restaurants, coastal walk and museum. The rooms are well appointed and extremely comfortable with nice views over the bay. The bathrooms are very clean and just opposite the rooms. The beds are comfortable, linen good and little extras supplied... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! More

Warwick, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The first time that I stayed in Anchorage, I chose the Copper Whale on the recommendation of a friend of mine who knew the city pretty well. Since then, I have used the Whale as a benchmark for quality lodging when staying in AK. In my 18 trips there, I have seldom found any place that could match the Copper... More

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

Thanks for your nice review! Our location is hard to beat, with such easy access to the city center. More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Great location right in downtown anchorage, a pretty good breakfast, clean rooms, and good service. A little bit on the pricey side but to be expected for high quality housing in downtown Anchorage during high season. Would recommend it to friends.

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

Thanks for your nice, and balanced, review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! More

Brigham City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Stayed for a few days before and after the train trip to Denali. The quaint cottage atmosphere was wonderful and was just a few steps from the coastal trail that will take you downtown or along the bay depending on your direction. The staff was most amendable to storing my friend's fishing gear while we went off on the railway... More

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

Thanks for your complimentary remarks. We'll hope to see you again! More

Perth, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We only stayed a night but the stay was perfect for our needs- it is close to Downtown Anchorage to go out for dinner, close to the Alaskan Rail station and right near the Tony Knowles Coastal trail.We had a room in the main building -upstairs and at the end of the hall- it had plenty of space with a... More

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

Thank you for you kind words. More

Austin, Texas, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The Copper Whale is in a great location right downtown but near the shoreline. Most of Anchorage is walking or biking distance including the best restaurants, the hike/bike trail, and great breweries and bars. We arrived late but were greeted warmly and were shown to our room. The room was nothing high end, pretty basic, but the decor was rustic... More

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

Thanks for you kind remarks. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I can't say enough good things about the Copper Whale and its excellent staff. We checked-in late, after everyone had gone to bed, but our room was all ready and the view out the window over the water was lovely in the sunny moonlight. Location is perfect for walking into the city, strolling on the waterfront, or even going to... More

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

Thanks so much for your kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. More

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Also Known As:
Copper Whale Hotel
Copper Whale Hotel Anchorage
Address: 440 L St., Anchorage, AK 99501
Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 120 B&Bs / Inns in Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Copper Whale Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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