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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This small inn on a busy street corner has good-sized rooms with fireplaces and small but adequate bathrooms. Service from reception staff seems mixed: we had a very helpful guy meet us but the following day the duty guy seemed completely indifferent to customer needs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After almost 24 hours trip from Sao Paulo to Anchorage (including 8 hours stop at Chicago) I could reach the hotel. Found my name on a paper on door with instructions. Very comfortable. Tall and comfortable bed. Good breakfast and very friendly staff. It's a place to stay in Anchorage.

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review
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Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm so happy we were able to provide a comfortable respite for... More 

Strasbourg, France
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment, I connected with The Copper Whale Inn, my experience was wonderful. The reservation process was easy and I had to make a last minute change. They worked with me and explained things kindly. When I arrived at the Inn, the experience continued. All of the staff were accommodating and very customer service oriented. The Inn is central... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit and our Alaskan hospitality. I'll take a look at the sofa - thank you for bringing this to my attention. It's that time of year, at the end of our busy summer season, when we catch up on all those little things. More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 2 nights here at the start of our recent trip to Alaska. This small privately run historic hotel (one of the few buildings to survive the 1964 earthquake) was a great choice for us. The welcome was warm and friendly, and Glenn was a great host - informative and helpful. We had a room in the building at... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm so happy you enjoyed our Alaskan hospitality. Our facilities are comfortable, and while our rooms may not be grand and large, we have appointed them with the necessaries to create a welcoming and inviting ambiance. We do our best to make our guests happy with warm, personal service, and our great location is hard to beat. We... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights. Once at the beginning of out trip, when we were in a room in the smaller building. Comfortable bed, quiet location, good breakfast. The second night, a week later, we were in the front room facing the street, which was incredibly noisy, even with ear plugs until around midnight. It sounded like a drag strip.... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your first visit and I'm sorry for the street noise on the second stay. Believe me, if I could do something about it, I would, but my preferred solution of a noise-seeking missile for those motorcycles and loud trucks would probably wake everyone up! More 

Hanalei, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is two old vacation homes which have been turned into an Inn. For the price ($278 a night) it was way over priced for value received. I was expecting quaint, I received cramped and unkempt. My room was dirty, the garbage had not even been emptied from previous occupant, carpet not swept. An over all maintenance painting would certainly... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. Thanks for sharing your opinion with us. I will certainly look into the allegations regarding our housekeeping to determine their veracity, about which I have serious doubts. A knock at the door from the housekeeper is no reason to smear our reputation online. More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Inn is an old, private home (actually it seems to be a couple of old houses) in the midst of downtown office buildings. The rooms are reasonably sized, certainly not luxurious, and the bathroom is functional though certainly not stylish. The room rate includes breakfast which is served in what seems to have been the dining room, and there... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your quirky review and your kind words. Apologies about the wi-fi. We had a hardware issue and it is now fixed, too late for your use, I'm sorry to say. The coffee shop around the corner has fabulously fast wi-fi where you can sit for hours staring at a device. It's funny how wi-fi has become the most... More 

New York
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great service, always helpful, and sincerely interested you have a great stay. I stayed in 3 different rooms as my trip was broken up. 2 were wonderful, but the third, in the second building, not as nice and noisy. Would definitely stay there again! Very good cold breakfast buffet. Super location away from big hotels and near water.

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely and balanced review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visits, our Alaskan hospitality and our expanded continental breakfast. You point out the double-edged sword we face in our super location, the amazing convenience and the sometimes noisy surroundings. I really wish we could do something about the latter - maybe employ an overnight... More 

Seattle, Washington
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Comfortable bed, it was, balcony overlooking Cue pond – what more could you want; the only thing quite possibly would be a little more time to enjoy the copper whale We arrived late at night and the proprietor have everything waiting for us. Next morning we enjoyed a buffet breakfast that had a range of healthy alternatives rarely found in... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review! I wish you could have stayed longer, too, and hope you'll have to opportunity to return. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I must give the Copper Whale a 5 for the really great and kind service from Tim and also Glenn. We arrived very early and they welcomed us into the comfortable lobby for several hours. As an accommodation we were able to get into our room as soon as it was cleaned, well before stated check in. Returning to Anchorage... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! I'm so happy we were able to show you our best Alaskan hospitality. We hope we can host you again! We do have some rooms that can be a little noisy or smaller than our standard rooms and these are at a lower price point. Often, during the summer season, we are booked up... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy scenic ocean and mountain views from downtown Anchorage at the Copper Whale Inn! Our two adjacent houses offer comfortable, modern accommodations and our historic main house is the first architecturally designed home in Anchorage. Easy walking distance to business and arts, activities, restaurants, galleries, the Anchorage Museum and the Coastal Trail. Bike rental on-premise (summer). Concierge services, free wi-fi! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Copper Whale Inn

Address: 440 L St, Anchorage, AK 99501-1925
Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Price Range: $108 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Copper Whale Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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