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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Was supposed to attend a family wedding at the end of July and had booked 2 nights. Suffered a heart attack 7 days prior and when wife tried to cancel was told had to pay 1 night. When I got my credit card statement was charged for both nights. When I called to inquire was told the book keeper was...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Captain Whidbey Inn is rustic. The main building is a heritage place with very squeaky floors. It has gorgeous views and a beautiful setting with lovely grounds. The lagoon rooms look like old motels from the fifties. The only plug that would hold a charger was in the bathroom. The other plugs were too loose and the charger fell...

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Angier, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

On a recent motorcycle ride from NC, Captain Whidbey's was a surprising find. It was friendly, quaint, picturesque and a perfect place to lay one's head. The included breakfast was delightful, with lots of fresh fruit. It was the perfect halfway stop on my 8,000 mile ride. I would go back, with it as my destination.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Captain Whidbey Inn is a "mixed bag". Definitely not 4 or 5 Star. Pros: Beautiful setting, crisp, clean air and stunning water views Lovely beach, and walking paths through the lush woodlands Amazing garden! I want it. Lilies, herbs, fruit and veggies. Stunning and obviously loved. Great Customer Service - polite, informed, excellent follow-through (Reservation Desk) Lovely public spaces...

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1Thank annegray123
Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The grounds of this quaint inn are stunning and incredibly peaceful. From the view to the gardens to the lagoon and lawn, you can just relax and breathe in the fresh salt air. The Inn itself is so quirky and full of personality. Around each corner is a little surprise or throw back of some sort. A feast for the...

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1Thank skippie_8
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stayed three nights in the main lodge, which is an old log building full of creaks and character. It may not be for every traveler, but was comfortable enough and charming. The food was ok. The overall atmosphere is very nice.

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1Thank eastsidematt
Shoreline,Wa
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We are staying in one of the rustic cabins with a view of the lagoon and Penn Cove beyond. The room is very clean and well kept. The two full size beds most comfortable with lots of pillows. We slept well last night. This morning, we ate the free continental breakfast. In addition to coffee, boiled eggs and cereal, there...

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Sunshine Coast, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We loved Whidbey island but not this inn. We stayed in a cabin overlooking the lagoon. The location is lovely but the inn is very run down. It was not clean, I couldn't plug the tub for a bath even if I did dare to have one. The decor was 1950s or 60s and hasn't been touched since by the...

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1Thank michellelindas
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in a Lagoon Room at the Inn. It was on the ground floor and had 2 beds that were super comfy! One of the best nights sleep that both of us had ever had. The bedroom faces the lagoon and then we had a kitchenette and bathroom as well. The kitchenette needed a lot of...

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1Thank gayle6769
West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This charming inn is rustic but romantic. One needs a car to reach it. It's set in beautiful gardens on Penn Cove. It's quite booked so reserve in advance. There's a main hotel plus cabins. Many rooms have shared baths. I loved sitting in quiet chairs on the lawn overlooking the cove and visiting gardens. I hated to leave this...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Captain Whidbey Inn is an enchanting log inn that was hand-built in 1907. Located on the shores of Penn Cove inside the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, the inn is superbly located for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking the charm of a historic Northwest town by the sea. Activities popular with guests include hiking, kayaking, cycling, antiquing, horseback riding, fishing, wine-tasting, and beachcombing. With both rustic and modern accommodations, the Captain Whidbey Inn offers three types of lodging: quaint log-walled rooms in the inn itself, romantic private waterfront cabins, and the more modern Lagoon rooms. Overnight stay includes water views from all areas on the property, access to our restaurant, free continental breakfast, free parking and free WiFi access as well as hot tubs and fireplaces in certain units. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Captain Whidbey Inn

Address: 2072 Capt Whidbey Inn Rd, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239-9702
Region: United States > Washington > Whidbey Island > Coupeville
Price Range: $167 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
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Would love to give the Captain a better review but.....Stayed in cabin 32, on 8/14/-8/15. Upon arrival went to early dinner, where we were pestered by fruit flies, in our face, on our plates,and drinks. Waitress refilled husbands water glass I told him I wouldn't drink it as I could see a dog hair and white particles floating around in it. The food as my husband described had no "Wow facture", 1-10 maybe 3. On Saturday morning we woke to no running water. Now things like this will happen, but we were VERY poorly accommodated. After 3 phone calls to the front desk (being told it would be fixed soon) my husband asked if there was a place we could get a shower. By this time it was noon and we had sat in our room all day, no coffee, no teeth brushing, no going to the bathroom, no breakfast, and not even a drop of water to drink. We were directed to room 14 across the driveway. After having to go to front desk, in a fresh from bed and grouchy state from no food or coffee, we got a key and walked to room 14 with once again with very poor directions. In room 14 we ran to use the toilet. While sitting there I noticed the floor towel was dirty. The soap and shampoo were open and in the shower and all the bath towels were wet. I had to walk back to office to get new towels. We had booked a cabin, highest priced room so we would have private bathroom, not to end up sharing one. If others needed a room to shower they should have refreshed it before sending us there. The bed was the worst made I have ever seen, sheets all wrinkled and not tucked, had to pull tight and tuck it before getting in. Bed very uncomfortable, woke with back pain trying not to roll into dip in center. Also had to step around a wet spot on the bedroom floor, found after stepping on with socks now soaked. They brought in a fan opened all our window so when we returned to room it was freezing, not to mention they left all our windows open with our belongings in there, I did not appreciate that at all. We also were not told there was free breakfast, found it on other reviews. The grounds are nice and the main building was beautiful. This could be an awesome place with better management and higher standards, for the price definitely not worthy. We were given 10% discount for water problems. What a joke, half price or a free nights stay to do the things we missed out on sounds more like it. We were told if we didn't agree with the 10% discount we could talk to the owner. That would have involved wasting or Sunday morning to try and see some of the Island before returning home. I don disagree with our service and compensation. Also as we left room 14 Why was a housekeeper cleaning drinking glasses to those rooms on the ground with a water spicket out the side of the building? Would have though I would only see something like that in a third world country.Hi, what would you like to know about this accommodation?

over a year ago

Would love to give the Captain a better review but.....Stayed in cabin 32, on 8/14/-8/15. Upon arrival went to early dinner, where we were pestered by fruit flies, in our face, on our plates,and drinks. Waitress refilled husbands water glass I told him I wouldn't drink it as I could see a dog hair and white particles floating around in it. The food as my husband described had no "Wow facture", 1-10 maybe 3. On Saturday morning we woke to no running water. Now things like this will happen, but we were VERY poorly accommodated. After 3 phone calls to the front desk (being told it would be fixed soon) my husband asked if there was a place we could get a shower. By this time it was noon and we had sat in our room all day, no coffee, no teeth brushing, no going to the bathroom, no breakfast, and not even a drop of water to drink. We were directed to room 14 across the driveway. After having to go to front desk, in a fresh from bed and grouchy state from no food or coffee, we got a key and walked to room 14 with once again with very poor directions. In room 14 we ran to use the toilet. While sitting there I noticed the floor towel was dirty. The soap and shampoo were open and in the shower and all the bath towels were wet. I had to walk back to office to get new towels. We had booked a cabin, highest priced room so we would have private bathroom, not to end up sharing one. If others needed a room to shower they should have refreshed it before sending us there. The bed was the worst made I have ever seen, sheets all wrinkled and not tucked, had to pull tight and tuck it before getting in. Bed very uncomfortable, woke with back pain trying not to roll into dip in center. Also had to step around a wet spot on the bedroom floor, found after stepping on with socks now soaked. They brought in a fan opened all our window so when we returned to room it was freezing, not to mention they left all our windows open with our belongings in there, I did not appreciate that at all. We also were not told there was free breakfast, found it on other reviews. The grounds are nice and the main building was beautiful. This could be an awesome place with better management and higher standards, for the price definitely not worthy. We were given 10% discount for water problems. What a joke, half price or a free nights stay to do the things we missed out on sounds more like it. We were told if we didn't agree with the 10% discount we could talk to the owner. That would have involved wasting or Sunday morning to try and see some of the Island before returning home. I don disagree with our service and compensation. Also as we left room 14 Why was a housekeeper cleaning drinking glasses to those rooms on the ground with a water spicket out the side of the building? Would have though I would only see something like that in a third world country.

over a year ago
Washougal, Washington
over a year ago

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“We did not stay the night ---just had Thanksgiving dinner (Brunch)”
 of 5 bubbles davidbA4601BU, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try to stay in the outlying buildings; the rooms are less noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 859julieh, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Waterfront rooms in the main lodge are above the dining room and can be noisy during meal service”
 of 5 bubbles Mike_G_84060, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs lodge rooms are the cheapest if you want a water view but very outdated and tiny..”
  • One bathroom each for men and women. No locks on the shower room just a curtain. Exposed duct wo
  • View down the hall
  • TV lounge with old dirty-looking chairs
 of 5 bubbles annegray123, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“water side costs more but is quieter as well as having the view”
 of 5 bubbles eastsidematt, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
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