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Copper Whale Inn
Ranked #8 of 127 Anchorage B&B and Inns
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Mount Airy, Maryland
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19 reviews
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“Good people”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

We stayed for a couple of days on two different occasions and the consistent factor was the nice people we met, both working there and staying there. We also stayed in two different rooms, loved one, and accepted the other. Glen was very helpful in planning out day and activities, and was always around in the morning for breakfast and conversation.

  • Stayed July 2012
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CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed hosting you during your visit to Alaska.
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Council, Idaho
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We LOVED the location, walking distance to everything in downtown that we enjoy. Beautiful setting with lovely gardens all around it. Our room was clean and comfortable and just as advertised on their website. I really liked that it was secure and the staff was very nice. Something about the atmosphere of this B & B I just loved...it was just what I hoped for and then some. The breakfast was really nice & generous and better than we've had at most of the places we've stayed at. I loved the main room, it was very cozy and inviting with my favorite soft music playing. Parking is a bit of a problem probably on weekdays where as they do not have a parking lot but we got really lucky and parked across the street from our room door in the metered parking and didn't have a problem keeping that...and it's free on the weekend. It's a place I really would like to go back to someday.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
Thanks so much! We'll hope to host you again. Yes, the parking is a bit of a pain in our downtown location, but you can always find a street spot within a block. Or, we have the option of the paid garage parking if you'll be walking around downtown all day.
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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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 review, August 26, 2012
Thank you very much! Please come back sometime!
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Southern Cal
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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 review, August 26, 2012
Thanks so much - glad you enjoyed yourself!
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Boston
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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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CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
I really appreciate your kind words. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your visit!
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Canberra, Australia
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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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CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Thanks a lot! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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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 review, August 10, 2012
I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you very much for your accolades.
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Additional Information about Copper Whale Inn

Property: 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 #8 of 127 B&Bs / Inns in Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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