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Puffin Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4400 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99517
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry for the delay in the review,we stayed 3 nights before our cruise trip started.Our stay at the Puffin was very nice.We were there at the end of July which is prime-time Alaska.Upon arrival at the airport,Chico picked us up in about 5 minutes.We stayed in the main building,our rooms were nice and clean.The free breakfast was great, and Chico... More

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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

Chico is going to be so pumped to hear from you, Stephen. Thanks for the support here on TripAdvisor. If you ever make it back up north, be sure to stop in and visit us. Best, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More

Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

3 nights were spent at the Puffin Inn. The 1st night was paid for by a colleague and we were in the main part of the hotel. Sleep was difficult due to a very hot room & poor A/C system. The other two nights were spent in the annex, a half block away. This is an old inn, on a... More

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Puffin Inn twice during my trip, both times due to its proximity to the airport. They have a range of rooms, but don't be fooled by the low prices, they are terrible rooms in an old, decrepit hotel. For what you get you might as well pay slightly more and stay at one of the numerous... More

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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback here on Yelp. I'm very sorry that you weren't satisfied with your room.You must have booked in the older section of the hotel. While these rooms are clean and updated, they are small and the building is old. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Alaska. Best,... More

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made reservations two months in advance and arrived at 10;30 in the evening. They said the only room they could give us was on the third floor with no elevator. We were in Anchorage for two weeks and had lots of heavy luggage. They reluctantly finally got a guy to help us get the heavy bags upstairs. The rooms... More

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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

We take these reviews very seriously, so I definitely appreciate you taking the time to write us out a review. Thanks for the support. We'll definitely work hard to improve and hope you enjoyed your trip to Alaska. Best, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More

Wasilla, Alaska, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were friendly enough and very accommodating with the quick booking that I required, however they told me there would be plenty of room for dogs to potty and walk. There is a small patch of grass behind the property right next to a street. I asked them to clean the room twice yesterday. Once when the cleaners came... More

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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

We're so sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us, Megan! Thanks for the feedback here on TripAdvisor. This situation is definitely not acceptable and we'll work hard to improve in the future. Sincerely, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Puffins live in miserable inhospitable burrows so it's easy to see why they named this place Puffin Inn. Less of a hotel, more a collection of cheap buildings scattered around a car park, the only joy here was in the leaving. A rock hard bed and miserly bedding continued the desolate wildlife refuge theme, although no self-respecting seabird would put... More

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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

As you can imagine, We're very disappointed that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. Thanks for the feedback. We'll work hard to improve and hope you enjoyed your trip to Alaska. Best, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More

Twinsburg, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are traveling by train, find a different hotel. They only pick you up and take you to the Airport! It is a $15 Taxi ride or a $10 shuttle ride from the train station to the Puffin Inn. I was only staying there 1 night before my 5:45am flight home the next morning. Trust me that was to... More

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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the support feedback here on Yelp. We're always working hard to improve, so we definitely take your comments seriously. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Alaska? Best, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More

Cary, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here recently on our last night in Anchorage to be close to the airport. Based on the reviews and seeing the place in person we booked when we first arrived in Anchorage 2 weeks prior. The hotel presents itself fairly well, lobby etc. and the people at the front desk were friendly. Fine for a... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

They remodeled this place and it is convenient to be near town. I had a nice room and it was clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would recommend this place to people needing a hotel room in Anchorage.

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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

We're so happy to have your recommendation here on TripAdvisor, Jack. Thanks for the rating. If you ever need a place to stay, keep us in mind. Best, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More

Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were arriving after midnight and intended to leave early in the morning, so we were looking for a relatively inexpensive place to catch some brief sleep. The Puffin Inn is about as inexpensive as it gets around the airport. We had one of the rooms in the old building, and it was small and very basic. However, it was... More

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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us some comments. We're glad that we met all of your needs. Next time you need a place to stay in the area, we're always here for you. Best, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More

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Additional Information about Puffin Inn

Address: 4400 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99517
Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Puffin Inn 2*
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