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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the annex building. Good clean and spacious room. The pickup from airport was quick. The staff was great. The breakfast was limited but sufficient. I would definitely recommend the Puffin Inn.

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

Thank you for the compliments, Sandra! I love hearing that our team took great care of you on your stay, and I'm glad you found our breakfast and airport shuttle to be convenient. I hope you'll spend your next night in Anchorage with us! Sincerely. Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is great and decent place with great value. We arrive there pretty late, the front desk person is very nice and helpful. There is a lot people during breakfast, the food is not that quite enough. They wouldn't continue breakfast after exact 9am.

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

I'm glad you found us to be such a great value! Happy to hear our front desk staff took great care of you. We can get quite busy during breakfast, but if there's ever anything you need, just let someone on our team know and they'll help you out. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More 

halifaxwest yorks
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After reading reviews about this hotel we were feeling very dubious as we had booked economy room. We were pleasantly surprised. Staff were friendly and very helpful and let us keep our room until 1pm free of charge. The room itself was large and airy and very clean. There was 24 hour complimentary coffee in the foyer and complimentary continental... More 

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Thank ferguson88
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad you found our economy option to be satisfying! We're happy to bring you that complimentary breakfast and coffee. As for the elevator, our staff is always ready to help you as quickly as they can, so if you'd ever like to change rooms and we have one available, be sure to let us know and we'll take care... More 

Portland, Oregon
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129 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here several nights on a recent trip to Alaska; one night before going to Denali and three nights after. I got really sick on my flight and wasn't sure if I would be going to Denali in the morning (my flight arrived late and I needed to leave about six hours later to catch my bus to the... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us both before and after your trip to Denali! I'm sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, but helping you with a room in case you couldn't make the next part of your journey was no problem at all. Making sure you're happy and well taken care of is our number one priority, and I... More 

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for a quick overnight stay in Anchorage. We booked the "selfie special" at the best price of our entire trip. The room was very small,but updated nicely and very efficiently furnished. It was very clean with dust mite protection on all mattresses and pillows, additional power strip for electronic plug ins, nice towels and comfortable sheets. Continental breakfast... More 

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Thank paula715
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad we could accommodate you for your quick overnight stay, Paula! Happy to hear your room was nice and comfortable. For next time, we certainly have larger options available, and we'd love to have you stay with us again! Sincerely Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More 

Moncton, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the Puffin Inn as I was looking for an inexpensive room to crash after our 3:30am arrival at the airport... Free shuttle sent in a timely fashion to pick us up at the airport... Room was clean, wifi worked well, staff was friendly and bed was comfortable. This is not a luxury hotel but for the price we paid... More 

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

I'm so glad you felt you found an affordable and comfortable option with us! Providing you with shuttle service is no problem at all, and we're glad we could take care of you at such an early hour. When it comes to luxury, we certainly have choices available including our boutique and deluxe rooms, so if you're ever back in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small economy room, but we knew this when booking. It was clean and quiet. The staff was professional. Continental breakfast started at 5 AM. Free airport shuttle also. Staff recommended Village restaurant across street, it was excellent. Several restaurants within walking distance. City transit stops across street and takes you to downtown.

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

I'm glad you enjoyed our economy room, Wilson! Making sure that your stay is as convenient as possible is one of our top priorities, and it's our pleasure to provide shuttle service, breakfast, and restaurant recommendations. I hope we get to see you the next time you decide to stay in Anchorage! All the best, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

best price, safe, clean, 24 hr shuttle to airport, complementary breakfast, free selfie stick-> all of these for just 65$/night which is a very good deal! :) Cons: breakfast not that great and the room smells weird the first time you enter! but it goes away if you keep the door open for a while :P

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

I'm glad you got a chance to stay with us! We want to give our guests the best deal possible, and I'm pleased that you feel you're getting that when you visit us. As for your room, if there's ever anything you need, be sure to let our front desk know and they'll take care of it as soon as... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to stay for a one night need. Clean room, friendly and helpful staff, and the breakfast was good. It was a little noisy - I could hear people out in front of my room coming and going in the morning, but overall a nice place at a good price. And it is about 7 minutes... More 

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

Thanks so much for spending the night with us! I'm happy to hear our staff took good care of you and that you joined us for breakfast. I do apologize for the noise, but if you ever need assistance, feel free to let our front desk know and they'll do their best to help you out. I hope we see... More 

Sacramento, CA
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Average to below average hotel, hair on bathroom floor and in tub, ceiling fan didn't work in stuffy room (upon request, they brought a freestanding fan). Nice desk clerk, close free parking. Would only return if desperate (as we were this time, and unable to book last minute at other preferred locations). Price did not reflect quality of accommodations, but... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us! I'm glad our staff took good care of you, but sorry if you ran into any issues with your room. Just as was the case with the fan, if you ever would like some aspect of your room to be taken care of, just let the front desk know and they'll fix it as... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Puffin Inn

Address: 4400 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517-2914
Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Price Range: $69 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Puffin Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 85
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