We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Copper Whale Inn

2.5 of 5 440 L St., Anchorage, AK 99501
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Copper Whale Inn
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Copper Whale Inn
Copper Whale Inn
Copper Whale Inn
Write a Review

197 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (38)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for Copper Whale Inn
See the most recent reviews
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2009

My stay at the Copper Whale was perfect and personal. Glen and Daniel were excellent hosts - always ready to assist their guests in any way that they can. The location is right downtown, just down the street from the best cafe in Anchorage, and it is also just a block up from the park down at the coast. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2009

Our team was coming to anchorage for the FREEZE project in January 2009 and when we knew that the event organizers set up our accommodations at this neat bed and breakfast right downtown, we were thrilled. But what we didn't know was that staying there was going to make such a big difference for our project and for our overall... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Black Earth, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2008

Even though we only stayed one night here and decided to move, we still have to admit this is a nice B & B in a convenient location in downtown Anchorage. You can walk to most downtown attractions and restaurants. Rooms are not big but tastefully decorated. We stayed in the second building. The one in our photo came with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

I went and fixed the offending squeaky bed as soon as I read this!! Sorry about that! More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2008

This was the first bed & breakfast experience for both my wife and I; each of us was pleased! We stayed here on the first couple nights of our honeymoon, before our honeymoon cruise. Our room was clean with a spectacular view of the mountains and water. The innkeeper was super nice, breakfast was great, and we were able to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2008

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Copper Whale Inn. The staff was friendly and our room was clean and comfortable. We opted for a room with shared bath to save a few bucks, and they upgraded us at no charge to a private bath. We rented bikes at the place out front and went for a ride on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, CA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2008

My mom and I stayed here for one night at the end of July on our way to a cruise out of Seward. We were warmly greeted and taken care of upon arrival, and made to feel at home. We found parking very close by, which was handy, and were given a great suggestion for food that we could walk... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2008

We just returned from three nights in this small inn. I would ask for a room facing the ocean if I had it to do again, as we faced the breakfast room in the main house. The location of the inn is excellent. We had no car, and walked to everything we wanted to do. Loved the bike trail that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2008

I stayed here twice for a total of 3 nights. The first stay was for two nights in the Carriage Room. It was very noisy. The lobby is immediately outside and the room's door is transparent to sound. The street is very close and the traffic is very audible at all hours. To make matters worse, there is a industrial... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

We undertood these folks were unhappy with their room, apologized for circumstances that were not common and beyond our control, and offered them a very large discount ($200+) in an effort to show them a sincere degree of hospitality. Now I'm sorry yet again for their lack of appreciation. For shame, for shame... More 

san clemente
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2008

We stayed 2 nites here in June.Great location we could walk everywhere .We had a view room on the lower building .Small but nice. Breakfast was great in the main building visiting with others and comparing notes from the previous day. Glenn was great and had great suggestions of things to see and do. great weather no rain. Was a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2008

My wife and I made this our home base when we visited Alaska. It was perfect for heading South to Seward and North to Denali. We booked our stay over the phone and received our confirmations perfectly via email. We arrived after hours but Glen made sure to leave clear instructions for us regarding our room. We stayed in both... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Copper Whale Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Venere, Priceline, Expedia, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Copper Whale Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Copper Whale Hotel Anchorage

80 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (60)
Room/suite (17)
Hotel & grounds (6)
View from room (9)
Dining (5)
Bathroom (1)
Other (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (21)
Bathroom (3)
Room/suite (9)
View from room (1)
Hotel & grounds (4)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay