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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This smaller Inn often times has discount coupons in a local coupon book, which we like to take advantage. Most rooms are spacious and several have private bathrooms. There is one room on the street front that you'll want to avoid because of noisy traffic all night and early morning deliveries next door. Parking is almost non-existent. The manager is... More 

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Ossie
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92 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We collected a car at Anchorage airport and drove to the Copper Whale. It was fully occupied for our stay when we booked from Australia so we settled on the only room left a twin. Glenn greeted us on arrival and could not have been more charming or informative. The bedroom was small but this wasn’t a problem as we... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Oh my, I could not ask for more! Thank you so much for your kind words and your elaboration on our facilities, location and service. Indeed, today you should thank God you are an Ozzie! ;-) Best wishes to you for happy travels always. More 

Sydney, Australia
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103 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Copper Whale Inn nestles on a corner of downtown Anchorage, near to the start of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. It is clean, comfortable and has a lot of character - our room wasn't large but it was well appointed and very comfy. It is a little further to walk from here to the downtown shopping area, about 7-10mins,... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit. More 

Leduc, Canada
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

this small property is located downtown Anchorage 1/2 block off the Tony Knowles Trail. if you have a car street parking is only available for 2 hours during office hours but you can purchase a $24/day voucher for a parkade a block away. our room had a fireplace and an easy chair and a veranda with 2 chairs and a... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind review and your detailed comments. We try our best to offer exactly that - a convenient, comfortable and welcoming alternative to the big properties in downtown Anchorage. More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This small inn on a busy street corner has good-sized rooms with fireplaces and small but adequate bathrooms. Service from reception staff seems mixed: we had a very helpful guy meet us but the following day the duty guy seemed completely indifferent to customer needs

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks or your review. I'm sorry the level of service was inconsistent, and will be addressing the issues you raised. More 

Campinas, SP
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84 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

After almost 24 hours trip from Sao Paulo to Anchorage (including 8 hours stop at Chicago) I could reach the hotel. Found my name on a paper on door with instructions. Very comfortable. Tall and comfortable bed. Good breakfast and very friendly staff. It's a place to stay in Anchorage.

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review
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Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm so happy we were able to provide a comfortable respite for... More 

Strasbourg, France
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

From the moment, I connected with The Copper Whale Inn, my experience was wonderful. The reservation process was easy and I had to make a last minute change. They worked with me and explained things kindly. When I arrived at the Inn, the experience continued. All of the staff were accommodating and very customer service oriented. The Inn is central... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit and our Alaskan hospitality. I'll take a look at the sofa - thank you for bringing this to my attention. It's that time of year, at the end of our busy summer season, when we catch up on all those little things. More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had 2 nights here at the start of our recent trip to Alaska. This small privately run historic hotel (one of the few buildings to survive the 1964 earthquake) was a great choice for us. The welcome was warm and friendly, and Glenn was a great host - informative and helpful. We had a room in the building at... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm so happy you enjoyed our Alaskan hospitality. Our facilities are comfortable, and while our rooms may not be grand and large, we have appointed them with the necessaries to create a welcoming and inviting ambiance. We do our best to make our guests happy with warm, personal service, and our great location is hard to beat. We... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We stayed here two nights. Once at the beginning of out trip, when we were in a room in the smaller building. Comfortable bed, quiet location, good breakfast. The second night, a week later, we were in the front room facing the street, which was incredibly noisy, even with ear plugs until around midnight. It sounded like a drag strip.... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your first visit and I'm sorry for the street noise on the second stay. Believe me, if I could do something about it, I would, but my preferred solution of a noise-seeking missile for those motorcycles and loud trucks would probably wake everyone up! More 

Hanalei, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is two old vacation homes which have been turned into an Inn. For the price ($278 a night) it was way over priced for value received. I was expecting quaint, I received cramped and unkempt. My room was dirty, the garbage had not even been emptied from previous occupant, carpet not swept. An over all maintenance painting would certainly... More 

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. Thanks for sharing your opinion with us. I will certainly look into the allegations regarding our housekeeping to determine their veracity, about which I have serious doubts. A knock at the door from the housekeeper is no reason to smear our reputation online. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Copper Whale Inn

Address: 440 L St., Anchorage, AK 99501
Region: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Price Range: $115 - $326 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Copper Whale Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Rooms in the back building tend to have better views and be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles KDstamford, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to avoid front room facing street in main house”
 of 5 bubbles Katminou, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“choose a room facing the water with no stairs”
 of 5 bubbles tarakauai, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed the Elderberry room- nice balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Portlandtraveler2009, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms with views. The rooms in the annex are best for views but the higher ones in the main house are good, too.”
 of 5 bubbles Kathy11649, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
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