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Copper Whale Inn
Ranked #9 of 126 Anchorage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 6, 2006

Excellent location, cozy rooms (immaculate), relaxed atmosphere, extremely helpful staff and fantastic continental breakfast. What more do you need?

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 24, 2006

Copper Whale Inn is an awesome property that is a great choice for both business and pleasure travelers, especially if you are interested in relaxation. Hospitality is definately a strong suit of the staff. They were helpful and accomodating, assisting with everything I needed from tour recommendations to making my cab reservations.

This historic property is beautifully restored and immaculately maintained. It is located on the edge of downtown and offers great views and access to a wonderful 16-mile hike and bike trail along the edge of Cook Inlet. They even offer on-site bike rentals.

The Inn also offers a wonderful continental breakfast. And, if you want to fix a meal or do some laundry, there are modern facilities available.

I highly recommend the Copper Whale Inn and plan to return in the future!

Stayed: October 2006
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Reviewed October 22, 2006

As a business traveler, the Copper Whale is great. Its downtown location is close to offices, restaurants, and shops. The Inn also has web access in a central location. The continental breakfast is substantial and will hold you all day. The staff is there to make your stay enjoyable - but not talk your head off when you are busy. All of this for a lot more reasonable price and coziness than you will find at one of the chain hotels.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 3, 2006

The Copper Whale Inn was a great experience after a week in the back county of Alaska. The General Manager, Glen Hemingson made us feel at home and catered to our every need . The location was within biking distance from the trail and within walking distance to resturants and downtown. If staying in Alaska for one night or one week I would highly recommend the COPPER WHALE INN.

Stayed: August 2006
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Reviewed September 3, 2006

We arrived late on Thursday, 8/31, and were warmly greeted and assisted to our room. The accommodations were homey with a great view of the Bay. The location was perfectly located near a bicycle rental shop, fine dining and shopping. We could walk to everything. However, besides all of these amenities, the most incredible experience was the customer service.

We checked out of the Copper Whale Inn in the morning, but were allowed to leave our luggage in the lobby area since our flight was not until late in the evening. We went biking along the Bay early that morning. The weather was misty and then became rainy. We were drenched when we returned three hours later. The manager, Glen Hemingson, allowed us to use the accommodations to change our clothing, even though we had already checked out, and EVEN allowed us to use the Inn's dryers to dry out our clothing! He went way above and beyond our expectation and we would highly recommend this Inn to anyone. The next time we visit Anchorage, we will definately use the Copper Whale Inn.

Kathy and Bill, Annapolis, Maryland

Stayed: September 2006
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Reviewed August 22, 2006

I stayed here on 2 short seperate visits in August while touring part of Alaska. Fantastic small hotel. Nice spacious and comfortable rooms. Good fresh buffet breakfast each morning. Coffee / tea avaialable all day. Hotel very clean.

Situated in downtown Anchorage within easy walking distance of all main attractions from museums, restaurants, and yet also coastal walking trail. Quiet location.

No hesitation in recommending or returning.

Stayed: August 2006
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Reviewed August 11, 2006

We had a great time at the Copper Whale Inn. Everyone treated us well, in a friendly and helpful manner. The atmosphere was relaxing and the location was so convenient that we walked almost everywhere during our two-day stay. The building we were in was just re-modeled, according to the innkeeper Glen, and is really beautiful. The gardens are amazing, too; I don't know how they get the flowers to grow so profusely! Our room had a view of Cook Inlet, and was very comfortable, with wonderful bedding. The breakfast was delicious, and much more varied than what we expected from a "continental". There are a lot of good restaurants closeby, too.

Stayed: July 2006
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Additional Information about Copper Whale Inn

Address: 440 L St, Anchorage, AK 99501-1925
Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
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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