I'll start by agreeing with most of the positives I'm reading in the other reviews - the view of the inlet is amazing, the staff is super nice/friendly, it's really close to a lot of great stuff, and it definitely has a different vibe than a typical hotel. All good, right?
Well, yeah, except trying to fit 4 of us in their "biggest" room was a challenge. Perhaps we should have known better when we learned they accomodate 4 people with a sofa/futon and a rollaway. But, I expected more room to accomodate those items. Instead, we were literally bumper to bumper packed in the room.
Another issue, although I can sleep through anything, was the noisy city streets right outside. There is no way to avoid this, as the building is right on a corner, and even a few cars late at night can be disruptive.
Finally, the parking situation is a bit of a pain, although it would be a minor nit if there weren't other issues. You either pay another $14 per night or get lucky and find on on the street spot (meters stop collecting at 6:00pm). For an already expensive room (for the size), adding an additional $14 for parking (across the street) is annoying.
My family loves Alaska (been there 6 times) so it's hard for me to criticize any place we go. The Copper Whale would likely be a nice place to stay as a couple. Perhaps it was over ambitious of us to try to cram in 4. Live and learn, as they say...
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Copper Whale Hotel Anchorage