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Copper Whale Inn
Ranked #9 of 126 Anchorage B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Our room for four nights at the Copper Whale Inn was far above "adequate", with a beautiful view of the water! Glenn, Nick, and each staff person with whom we had contact were extremely friendly and helpful with local information. The breakfast was a really good start to a busy Anchorage day, enjoyed in a lovely living room area. Every part of the Inn appeared very clean and very comfortable. Easy walking distance to the many downtown activities, one block from the bike trail, bike rentals right on the property. We would be thrilled to return!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2012

Thank you very much! Please come back sometime!

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We had a wonderful view and incredibly helpful and intelligent service. They put out a really swell breakfast buffet with fresh fruit and breads. It is a great location at the tip of downtown Anchorage, walking distance to everything we needed. Parking is the only issue, but we didn't have any problem on a sidestreet one block away.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2012

Thanks so much - glad you enjoyed yourself!

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We spent 2 nights at the Copper Whale Inn--what a delight! We were steps from the Cook Inlet and from downtown. We rented bikes right out front to cycle the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Breakfasts were generous with lots of fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastry, etc. and the rooms were kept exceptionally clean. Thank you for a wonderful stay

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank Swaban
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CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2012

I really appreciate your kind words. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We certainly hit the jackpot with this place. Although the rooms are not plush, they are very clean, comfortable and quiet. The continental breakfast is also a bonus and good place to chat with other travelers. The hosts are very friendly and more than happy to offer advice and guidance on your travel requirements. It is situated at the west end of the CBD but a very easy walk to any of the restaurants, bars, shops and sites worth seeing. Well worth the reasonable tariff.

Room Tip: We had rooms upstairs in the front part. Good view and quiet.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Ken L
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CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2012

Thanks a lot! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

We stayed here 4 nights and found rooms and private baths comfortable, private and clean. Regular size toiletries really appreciated. Views of Cook Inlet, room #14 had great deck access. Innkeepers very knowledgeable about area. Reasonably priced bike rental on premises. Steps from wonderful bike trail around Cook Inlet. We spotted a moose on our first ride!! Breakfast was generous and high quality breads, pastries, fruit, cereal, yogurt. Our 10 year old daughter loved exploring the garden water features and mini- bridge.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2012

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you very much for your accolades.

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Five of us stayed here at the beginning and again at the end of our motorcycle tour around Alaska.

It's an excellent choice, with lovely rooms, a great location and welcoming and helpful hosts.

The breakfast is very simple so we chose to use the local alternatives but overall hard to beat. One of the best restaurants in town is right next door - Simon and Seafort's - which is a fantastic location for dinner.

We'd pick it again without hesitation.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2012

Thanks for your kudos. We love hosting intrepid travelers, and even bikers!

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

I love a charming and great B&B but there is nothing I despise more than a dirty one (even worse than a dirty hotel IMHO)... So when we arrived via taxi to the gorgeous CWI we were super excited. Unfortunately we only stayed one Night but it was fabulous... Located conveniently in downtown but against the sea wall it offers
Comvenience and a view! The perfect combination. We had a great room that opened to a patio and our own private bathroom. Amenities like shampoo, conditioner, and hair dryer were all provided and were nice - the bed was lovely and the granite counter was a nice touch. The staff was very attentive and packed us a breakfast Togo since we departed to early we would miss the breakfast they normally offer. They also called us a cab and it was promptly waiting for us early in the am when we needed to head to the train station.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2012

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words.

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Additional Information about Copper Whale Inn

Address: 440 L St, Anchorage, AK 99501-1925
Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Anchorage
Price Range: $109 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Copper Whale Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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