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San Jose, California
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The Inn itself is charming and it would have been a great stay if the price had not been so high. We stayed in one of the cabins which while it faced the bay, was very small. They are also the most expensive of the sleeping accommodations. Parking was too far from this cabin, and it was too difficult to...

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Kirkland, Washington
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The Capt. Whidbey should be a fabulous place to stay, given it's historic building and the lovely grounds, but, the restaurant really lets down it's end. While we were a large group with multiple rooms and had called ahead to be sure we would be accommodated in the bar area they seemed totally overwhelmed. Half the time we couldn't get...

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2Thank Beth B
Reviewed 27 August 2015

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...

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4Thank Timothy G
new york
Reviewed 23 August 2015

After calling the Inn several times and requesting a feather free room on our reservation, upon arriving late at the inn, we got the impression that staff did not check the room out before we arrived. Not only was the smoke detector beeping, which was so high up on the wall it couldn't be changed, but the bedding had feathers...

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Oak Grove, Oregon
Reviewed 19 August 2015

My husband and I came to the Inn on a rainy and stormy afternoon. We checked in and settled in to our water view room which was quite small. We needed a snack and went down stairs to the bar which was very rustic with a wood burning stove and solid wood benches and chairs. The bar menu was very...

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1Thank Beach13comber
Knox, Indiana
Reviewed 16 August 2015

The owners are very friendly . We could have walked the grounds all day so much to see. We rented a cabin it was charming . We will be back we are traveling across country on our motorcycle we traveled out of our to stay here wasn't disappointed. The bridge was a great picture spot. Many trails to explore. Flower...

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Reviewed 28 July 2015

We had two a joining cabin, looking out over the bay. View was amazing. My wife and children went for a hike on Fort Ebey and I stayed behind and read my book " The Boys in the Boat". Out on the deck, all I could hear was leaves landing on the deck or some crows chasing a bald eagle...

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Minneapolis
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I have stayed at the Capt Whidbey on numerous occasions--during all the seasons. The first was after our wedding and we stayed in a Lagoon room; next with my sister when we edited my first book, and most recently we visited for my sister's birthday. We love the place!! If you are looking for the experience of staying in one...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the Captain Whidbey for one night based on a friend's recommendation. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, but I wanted a private bathroom (lodge rooms have shared bathrooms down the hall) so I booked a Lagoon Room after looking online. I also thought my son and maybe a friend would be staying with me....

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1Thank Jetlager
LINCOLN
Reviewed 16 July 2015

This is an old rustic building built in 1907 with pretty gardens and a water view. Nice dining room. There was a wedding group there when we visited --it was great with pretty women running down the hall from their shower and lots of happiness in the group.

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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: $166 - $255 (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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 of 5 bubbles davidbA4601BU, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
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“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
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