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Copper Whale Inn

2.5 of 5 Inn   |   440 L St., Anchorage, AK 99501
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Ranked #19 of 121 Anchorage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent 3 nights here, the staff bent over backwards to help us - gave us great tips on restaurants, sights, etc. They have a great "living room space" where you can meet others and chat about the fun things to do or see.

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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92 reviews 92 reviews
39 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed one night in late August and everything went just fine. Location was in walking distance of restaurants and shops. Didn't get a chance to eat breakfast so can't comment on that part. Checking in and out was done with little effort.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Any positives for this place were destroyed by a mature aged morning manager at breakfast. Yes, we were 15 minutes early for breakfast (this had been arranged the night before and cereal etc was ready) however, we were told breakfast was not ready and the comment was made by this male 'this is a great start to my day' This... More

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This situation was very unfortunate, all the way around. If I comment truthfully, I will only get myself in more trouble, so I will just bite my tongue. More

Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights. Pros outweigh the cons. Pros: Comfy beds, good quality bedding, no problems with any staff, nice lounge area where a decent continental breakfast is served, easy walking distance to downtown area. Cons (if you can call them that, though some might): tired decor, some rooms noisy from close proximity to main roads, no good for... More

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

Thank you for your balanced review. Believe me, at this point in the season, I'm tired, too! We are planning to refresh things over this winter. More

Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Copper Whale Inn on two consecutive weekends, before and after a trip to Denali National Park. On both occasions we stayed in the annex, behind the main inn. I believe the rooms we stayed in were #9 and #13--one was on the first floor and the other was on the second. The second floor room had... More

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Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visits with us. More

Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My initial feelings about this B&B were not warm and fuzzy. I had made reservations well in advance (at least 7 months) but forgot to mention I had AAA. A few months later I saw in some reviews of the place that they accepted AAA, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to call back to see if I could get... More

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Perfectly situated for The Fur Rondy and Iditarod Ceremonial Start Line, the Copper Whale has a super friendly home from home atmosphere. The rooms are warm and spotless. Little extras like shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser and ear plugs make for a comfortable and quiet stay. Beautiful scenery of the bay from the breakfast room also offers viewing of some fantastic sunsets.... More

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

Thanks so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Winter in Anchorage offers a lot more activities and options than most visitors expect to find that time of year. More

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Copper Whale Inn which is located in/near Anchorage downtown. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. The Inn itself was clean and well maintained. The room was spacious. Tea and coffee were available all day. The Inn also offered a continental breakfast buffet which I found amazing: fresh fruits, yoghurts, muffins,… I got... More

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Thank you so much for your kind words. More

St. Paul
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Couldn't be happier with our stay here. Highly recommend!!! Close to everything. Wonderful greeting and helpful suggestions for restaurants and activities. Bike rental next door as well as steps to bike trail. Comfy and clean with beautiful gardens and water fountains. We will stay here again!!

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

Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We spent two nights and the Copper Whale last week and will happily stay there again on future visits. The inn is right in downtown Anchorage, within walking distance of several restaurants, close to the coastal hike/bike trail, and the anchorage people mover main downtown stop. Surrounded by lovely gardens, I never felt like we were in the middle of... More

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

From on Austinite to another, y'all are welcome anytime! Thanks so much. More

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Additional Information about Copper Whale Inn

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*
Number of rooms: 14
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