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Puffin Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4400 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99517
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Ranked #31 of 69 hotels in Anchorage
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jack D Anchorage, Alaska
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wasilla, Alaska, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Twinsburg, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Cary, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
7 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here during a recent trip to Homer and the Kenai peninsula. We had a room in the new building and our late airport arrival, blurry eyed hopes were buoyed by the look of the lobby and the friendliness of the staff. Alas, our disappointment in the room. It was clean and spacious. The beds were comfortable. But the... More

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

I'm so sorry that you had to deal with a broken air conditioner during your stay with us. This is completely unacceptable and I'll speak with my staff to make sure this never happens again. Thanks for the feedback and I hope you enjoyed your trip to Alaska. Best. Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More

Eagle River, Alaska
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The exterior and lobby give the impression that the room will be, at the least, modern and updated. This is not the case. There are 4 buildings with motel rooms, and we were assigned one in the oldest section of the motel. The $150 room rate provided us with a tiny room facing the parking lot on one side and... More

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

We're glad that you thought our staff was friendly, but disappointing that you didn't enjoy our accommodations. Thanks for the feedback. We'll work hard to improve. Best, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

On our first visit before we visited a fishing lodge, we stayed in the "old" building. The room was adequate, clean and quiet. However, it felt somewhat "tacky" and was very small. We asked for an upgrade to the new building on our return visit but there were no available rooms. We stayed in the old building again, but had... More

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

We're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thanks for the feedback. Next time you stay with us, let us know in advance, so that we can reserve you a spot in the new building. Cheers, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I'm guessing that the four and five star ratings apply to the newer (higher priced) rooms. Our lowest-price reservation relegated us to the original motel building, where our room was cramped (not even a small closet); overheated (no obvious way to lower the heat or turn it off); and over-scented (to mask what odors?). Wifi did not work in our... More

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

It's great to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and transportation, but disappointing that you were not satisfied with your accommodations. Thanks for the feedback here on TripAdvisor. I hope you'll give us another chance next time. Best, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More

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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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Whether your vacation brings you to Anchorage for one night or many, Puffin Inn offers convenient access to area attractions such as Chugach State Park, the Seward Highway and the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Our hotel is also minutes from metropolitan entertainment in downtown Anchorage and a short drive to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.Puffin Inn offers special conveniences to enhance your stay. We offer free shuttle service to and from the airport, a business center, an exercise room, laundry facilities and pet-friendly accommodations. Guests also enjoy a complimentary breakfast served daily in our lobby breakfast area. Internet access is available throughout the hotel.Rest assured that you will have a relaxing guest experience at an affordable rate when you choose our convenient lodging. Puffin Inn offers a variety of lodging options suitable for any traveler. Our lodge has 85 guest rooms and suites separated into 4 room styles: Deluxe, Moderate, Boutique and Original. ... more   less 
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