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“Great location in heart of downtown Leavenworth, be prepared for Loft effects” 4 of 5 stars
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Alpendorf Pension
815 Front Street, PO Box 2078, Leavenworth, WA 98826   |  
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Ranked #24 of 25 Leavenworth B&B and Inns
Portland, Oregon
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16 hotel reviews
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
“Great location in heart of downtown Leavenworth, be prepared for Loft effects”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed for Thanksgiving from Wed-Sun in the Annie Alma Suite. There were two bedrooms each with their own bathroom, which was perfect as we were two couples and the bedrooms were located on either side of a hallway/kitchen area. The location of this suite is on the 3rd floor (1st floor is a pharmacy, 2nd floor is a bar called the Loft, and then the next floor are the 3 rooms that are rented out as part of Alpen Dorf). It is right in the heart of downtown Leavenworth- we were only a block away from attractions. In fact, on Saturday we took ourselves on a wine tasting tour from one side of town to the other and stopped in the middle at our place for lunch/nap before continuing!

That said, because of the location being in where a lot of action is, there is going to be a little bit of noise. However, if you have been in any large city before the noise isn't that much different- you get used to it. There are two kinds of noise you might here. During our stay, they had Christmas music pumping on a stereo for the Christkindlmarkt on Front Street, and as we are also across from the gazebo where live music happens we can also hear that. On the plus side though, when we wanted to hear/watch the musicians, we just sat outside on our outdoor balcony with a glass of wine.

The other kind of noise is from the Loft downstairs, which is a bar. The bedroom immediately right to the door seems to be above some sort of stage area, so if a band is playing you may be serenaded to sleep (you can hear it, but it is muffled). If you are in the bedroom between the kitchen and the living room, I think you are above the bar so you hear muffled voices and whenever the cheer goes up for shots. Its not so loud that you can't go to sleep, if you are not a sensitive sleeper, you will probably be fine. This is the classic tradeoff between staying outside of town where it will be quiet but you will have to drive and park to enjoy the town, or stay in the town but deal with some noise.

The place itself is cozy and is probably best for 4 adults max- that's all the chairs there are at the table, unless you want to eat on the couch. Again, great location if you want to easily be able to pop in and out visiting stores or tasting rooms or whatever event is in the town. Having the kitchen allowed us to save money on meals by eating leftovers (those German portions are large!) and taking back cheese and sausages for snacks and cook for ourselves as well.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We were excited to try this fairly new option for a girlfriends weekend get away and initially loved the Front Street location with the charming deck overlooking the activity on Front Street. The rooms are lovely and the finishes first class. The pharmacy employees were very responsive to our needs as they manage the Inn during their hours of operation.

However we were not aware the rooms were above one of the most active hot spots for the bar crowd - a place called The Loft. The bar noise through our floor was almost unbearable - at it's loudest from 11pm to 2am all three nights we were there. The access to the building after the pharmacy closes is through the alley and we had to pass through the bar crowd outside smoking and in one case a gal was actually throwing up due to apparent over indulgence.

The door access both on the ground floor as well as our room is via keypad and this was fine until our final day. The pharmacy did not open til 11am on Sundays and the hotel has an 11am checkout time. So when going down to put luggage in our car at 9am Sunday morning, we were locked out as the key code was disabled. Fortunately the crew working the soup and sandwich restaurant below gave us access through the basement elevator so we could get back to our room.

If you were to stay there during the week when perhaps the bar scene is not so active, it may be a more restful location.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Olympia, Washington, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

My girlfriend and I visited the Alpendorf Pension in early January for our holiday weekend getaway. The Alpendorf is not a hotel, just three beautifully appointed rooms for rent in the heart of downtown. There were as yet no reviews on TripAdvisor, but I took a chance, called, and talked to a very nice woman. The cost was a notch above my target price, but the rooms sounded two notches above that, so I went for it. I was not disappointed. The "Bonnie Linnea" room was elegant, huge, and professionally decorated. The bed and jetted tub were lavish. The location and view were perfect, because at that time of year, the holiday lights are still lit, and we were nestled amongst them. We plan to go back next January! NOTE: They do have a website, it is www.thealpendorfpension.com

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 815 Front Street, PO Box 2078, Leavenworth, WA 98826
Location: United States > Washington > Leavenworth
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Ranked #24 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Leavenworth
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