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Puffin Inn

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4400 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99517
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My goto place while heading to work at the north slope. Great rates since I have to layover for a night in Anchorage. Not the best part of town but clean rooms and friendly personal. They serve a decent breakfast to hold you threw the morning.

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Thank mikesmith69
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

While I'm sorry to read that you're not in love with our location, Mike, I'm glad to know that we've become a go-to spot for you when you visit Anchorage! We always want to impress our guests with our team's friendly service and our comfortable rooms, so I'm thrilled to know we've done just that for you. All my best,... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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129 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Puffin Inn while passing through Anchorage and thought it was nice. It was a clean and safe place to stay. The front desk was helpful with our questions and check in/out pain free. The Puffin Inn is near plenty of shopping and restaurants. Good accommodations at a cheap rate.

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

I'm so glad that we impressed you with everything from our team's warm and friendly service to our accommodations' style! We always want to make you feel at home during your travels, so this review means the world to read. I look forward to welcoming you back again the next time you're in the area. All my best, Sonja, Puffin... More 

Shoreline, Washington
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The rooms are clean and nice. An added bonus is a 1/2 fridge. Also, there is an extra sink outside of the bathroom which is great for two people! The morning buffet has apple & orange juice, coffee, and hot chocolate. There is an assortment of oatmeal packets, a small variety of pastries and a make-it-yourself waffles with strawberries &... More 

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

We're always striving to make our guests as comfortable as possible, so I'm glad that everything from our location to our breakfast buffet impressed you during your stay! It sounds like you had a wonderful stay with us, and I couldn't be happier to hear that you really enjoyed your room's layout. We're always looking to improve, so I appreciate... More 

Littlehampton
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Very pleasant couple of nights at short notice The room was in the annex a short walk away so a walk in the mornings for the breakfast the room was brilliant but more pricy than I expected Access to public transport was available also the free shuttle to the airport was a bonus The late checkout is a welcome as... More 

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Thank DHC2hunter
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad that you enjoyed our accommodations and amenities! It sounds like our staff made a great impression and made your stay a pleasant one. I'm sorry if our rates were a bit higher than you were expecting, but I'm' glad to see it didn't take away from your experience. I hope you had a great trip home, and I... More 

Conifer, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The Puffin is a common place where budget conscious tourists, AK locals and slopers stay when overnighting in Anchorage. If you want to save money, ask for the old section. Bare bones rooms, but beds are comfy, bathrooms work, just don't drink the water Free Wi-Fi in the room and shared pc's in the lobby Free Breakfast which is simple... More 

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Thank Rick M
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

Glad that we could be so accommodating, Rick! Thanks for this great review! Hope to see you in Alaska again soon! All the best, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More 

Bluffton, South Carolina
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104 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

If I come back to anchorage, I will stay her again. People at front desk were friendly and gave great dining suggestions. Good location. Within walking distance from a few places to get drinks and food. Clean rooms, comfortable bed, flat screen huge T.v. Funny note: Showers are german design. To activate shower head pull down gold ring under faucet!

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Thank Dee5891
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

Dee, thank you so much for choosing to stay with us while you were in Anchorage. I hope you had an amazing time here soaking in what our city had to offer! Take care, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More 

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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Microtel overbooked their rooms and arranged for me to stay here. I stayed in the Queen suite. Decor was simple but the room was clean and quiet. Based on previous reviews, I assume I stayed in the newer part of the hotel. I asked for a late check-out and they approved it. Front desk staff were polite. Breakfast was ok.... More 

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Thank sunnee-usa
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

Even if you did end up at our place by accident, I'm glad we could provide you with a comfortable stay and accomodation. Thanks for the support and feedback! -Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Booked at Puffin Inn by recommendation of my outfitter. He told me to stay in new part of Inn only, do I booked thru their website and was told that I had a room in the new part. Upon arrival, I was placed in the annex which is in the older part. The roomed smelled awful and had stains on... More 

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Thank Joe C
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

I apologize about the miscommunication with your booking, Joe, and I'm truly sorry your night with us was not as comfortable as it should have been. Even though there are areas of the hotel that have yet to be renovated, we still hope to give each of our guests a comfortable and pleasant stay. Thanks for your feedback. -Sonja, Puffin... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We have been staying at the Puffin Inn through the last several years due to a convenient location and helpful staff. The old part is still old, dinged up doors, not all the windows open, but the redone bathrooms and new comfortable beds make a huge difference. It is a good spot for a night or two. The main section... More 

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

I'm happy your stays with us have been comfortable and convenient for you, Jonena! Though there are parts of our inn that are still being updated, we're really excited about our improvements. I hope you'll get the chance to stay with us again in the future and really enjoy them! -Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More 

Rocky River, Ohio
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174 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you are visiting Anchorage for a stay, this is not the place for you. Located near the airport, it is an old property that has seen better days. Breakfast is included, starting at 5 AM. Very run of the mill. Transportation provided too and from the airport. Staff friendly. I would only use it for a one night stay... More 

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

Hey John, I'm glad we were a convenient stay for you before your flight out. Being located so close the airport, we're always happy to help out with transportation and arrangements.Keep in mind we do have several different styles of rooms - the least expensive being in the oldest section of the hotel. These rooms are indeed very small and... More 

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