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Inn At Whittier
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Whittier
Certificate of Excellence
Alaska
2 reviews
“Dining”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

I can only rate the restaurant, as I did not stay at the hotel. The menu is creative and superb. We had the king crab stuffed jalapeno poppers, the trio of oysters, the Alaskan Hunter salad with duck breast, the the chicken stuffed with reindeer sausage and Havarti cheese. I liked that the menu focused on Alaskan ingredients, but was entirely unique from anyplace else we have dined. The view of Prince William Sound from the bar and restaurant itself is worth stopping in for a drink, it is gorgeous. We saw sea otters and bald eagles, and you are perched right on the water. It was nice seeing the boats come in. The service from the waitstaff was sharp, professional, friendly and we never felt rushed as we were lingering over the great food and view. They had a guitarist playing in the bar next door to the dining room and he was great. He played soulful traveling songs and we really enjoyed the background music. The entire dining experience was exceptional. I would recommend dining at the Inn at Whittier for any foodies, or anyone looking for a destination restaurant close to Girdwood and surrounding areas. It would have made a nice drive or ge-away from Anchorage as well. Whittier itself is not much of a destination, but the Inn's location on the harbor is really, really nice.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

My family and I spent one night, July 4, at the Inn At Whittier as part of a 10-day tour of Alaska. There were 7 of us in our group and we all enjoyed our stay. As the only lodging available in Whittier and with only 25 rooms, we found the accommodations more than adequate.

Our room was clean and spacious with great views of the water and harbor. The staff was friendly, for the most part. We had great food and service at dinner, but unfortunately breakfast was disorganized and slow.

There is not much to do in Whittier, but this inn was a nice place to stay after our Prince William Sound cruise and I would recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We just stayed here one night, as we came from Seward the night before and did the 26 glacier cruise the following day. The room was nice, the bed was comfy and the view was beautiful. Nice hotel for somewhere like Whittier. There was some noise anytime people were in the hall, but other than that, no issues.

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Staatsburg, New York
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night in July 2013. The room and it's view were the best assets of this hotel. Overall it was a good place but was in need of some minor room maintenance. Was disappointed that the window for the Jacuzzi tub was about 5 feet above the tub as you are unable to enjoy the view. Plenty of hot water and the water pressure was great. I would highly suggest that if you plan on staying at this hotel that you choose the water view or don't bother staying. As far as the restaurant goes we had a bad experience as did many other customers did that night. Food was cold and service was way below par for what we spent, unfortunately there aren't many other options but we found out latter that we should have tried the Swiftwater Café. Bartender was great and definitely check out the beer specials. Parking lot was across the street and potholed ridden.
Overall out stay was OK but pricey for the level of service.

Room Tip: If you aren't getting a water view room don't bother going.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Had a very nice stay at the Inn at Whittier - hotel staff are friendly, room was clean (and huge - we had the Townhouse Suite) and you can't beat the views as you are nearly on top of the water. The room had a fireplace on each level, with a bedroom upstairs. Enjoyed a few drinks at the bar and had breakfast in their restaurant which was good, if a little expensive for what you get. The Inn is not "luxury" but is a great place to stay if you're exploring this area of Alaska. Had a quick dinner at Varly's - great choice and place to meet other visitors and locals!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Waco, Texas
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We arrived in our room and it was warm, the weather was exceptionally warm for Alaska in June. There was no fan. There was a thermometer on the wall and I called the front desk to inquire if they had air conditioning and was told no. I asked what the thermostat was for and they said they didn't know. For the price they seemed to not care about service and that they knew you either stayed their or at the other hotel so they weren't too worried. Would not stay here again, not sure why there was not an oscillating or box fan in the room, all other hotels we stayed in provided them.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We had paid the extra for the harbour view which meant we had spectacular views down the Sound. the room was clean & tidy as you would expect. we used the restaurant for breakfast & for dinner. Nothing spectacular but OK. The biggest gripe was the front desk staff. The girl on our arrival was very off hand & not helpful when we enquired about the Wi fi saying it was so slow as not to bother. We later found out that it was fine. The same girl was on duty when at 5.00pm we discovered our room had not been made up. Her attitude was "it says here it was done so it must be" We were saved from further argument by the help of a young man who was also lurking behind the counter who took charge & sorted it out. A surprise to find a hotel like this in Whittier

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Inn At Whittier
Address: 5a Harbor Loop, Whittier, AK 99693
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Location: United States > Alaska > Whittier
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Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Whittier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn At Whittier 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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At the mouth of the harbor in Whittier stands Alaska's finest luxury lodging & dining establishment. As you leave the darkness of the Whittier tunnel, you will almost immediately view Whittier's landmark -- The Inn At Whittier. ... more   less 
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