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501 L St, Anchorage, AK 99501 (Downtown)
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Caribou Inn
Ranked #80 of 121 Anchorage B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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chandler, az
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2008

I chose this place because Frommers said it was a deal. It is one of the cheapest places you will find in anchorage but it was really not worth the trade off. We got a room with two double beds a kitchen and what was suppose to be a private bathroom. However our private bathroom was in the hallway and... More 

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berkeley
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2008

We arrived late and were shown to a subterrainian room that had a mildew smell. The one window looked out upon a half section of corregated metal pipe !! The bathroom door actually scraped against the toilet when you opened or closed it. On the plus side, the linens were fresh and clean and the young woman who shuttled us... More 

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New York City
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2008

Good, quick shuttle service. Great location downtown, just a short walk to basically anywhere downtown. Rooms were clean and the breakfast was good. In conclusion, if you're on a budget and just need a place to spend the night, this bed and breakfast is good.

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Houston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

Great location and very clean. Helpful hosts. Older building and modest furnishings. Good breakfast. Very close to the coastal trail along Cook Inlet. Shuttle service was very flexible for us!

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Hampton,Va
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2007

We found this hotel in "Alaska For Dummies" which said it was very "quaint". In fact, it was a DUMP! We were the real dummies for booking it. Even though we booked months in advance, we were given a basement room which had no windows, filthy carpeting, bedlinens that looked unchanged from the previous guests, disgusting bathroom. All this for... More 

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Boston
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2007

My mother and I booked three nights at the Caribou Inn during August of 2007. We had read a decent review in a tour book (what were they thinking?) and thought the rooms looked OK on the website. The price and the location were attractive to us, especially because Anchorage is so expensive. We also liked the fact that they... More 

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CaribouAK, Manager at Caribou Inn, responded to this review

This is an unfortunate situation for these travelers. Our potential guest had the opportunity to cancel 7 days prior to the original reservation date but cancelled the day of. We send out a confirmation letter to them regarding simple policies and it is stated on our website, or there would be a charge. Unfortunately, we were not able to re-rent... More 

Orlando
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2007

Smelled like wet Caribou and Cigarettes. We felt unsafe here-doors open all night. Nasty carpet- old drapes- musty Very uncomfortable feeling from the owners Noisy corner.. hard to sleep at night. Not worth saving our money. We tried to change hotels everything else was booked. Camping on the beach would have been better. Do not listen to Frommers on this... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2005

I hate noisy hotels, so I have to rate the Caribou Inn as "terrible". Yeah, it's kind of shabby, but that would have been fine if I could have slept at night, but with all the traffic going by, that was impossible.

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Kingston Ontario
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2005

My husband and I stayed at the Caribou Inn for 2 nights. They provide a shuttle to the airport and train station, as well as free parking. The room was adequate. We had a basement room, which meant the long Alaska days did not keep us from sleeping. I noticed they changed the linens every day, and vaccuumed. For breakfast... More 

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Denver, CO
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 hotel reviews
620 helpful votes 620 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2005

High season in Alaska, lodging is expensive. That makes Caribou Inn appear to be a deal. I think we paid $60 (before tax) for our night here. We learned of this place from one of the Alaska travel guide books. I wish I could remember which one. It is not an exaageration to say, however, that we might have gotten... More 

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Address: 501 L St, Anchorage, AK 99501
Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage > Downtown
Number of rooms: 14

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