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Warren, Vermont
Reviewed 5 July 2013

The place is very convenient and the rooms were comfortable. But several experinces lead us to not recommend this place. - Our toilet plugged up twice. the first time was the night we arirved and were were tired from a day long trip. I called their maintenance and was told where to find the plunger. the second time I left...

2Thank George H
CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

This was a most unfortunate situation all around. I apologize for your late-night plumbing issues but you seemed willing to take care of things when directed to a plunger. Regarding the glass, it is difficult and expensive to replace, requiring custom glass-cutting. Putting one's feet on any tabletop, much less a glass one, is certainly not safe, nor respectful of...

South Carolina
Reviewed 4 July 2013

We stayed 3 nites and treated to excellent hospitality especially by Jennifer (nite mgr). Handy bike rental in front and trail 2 blocks away. Nice room with shared bathroom with views. Laundry for $5 per load was convenient after running Anchorage marathon on Saturday. Convenient to downtown sights and restaurants.

Thank Shirley1829
CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.

Ventura, California
Reviewed 28 June 2013

Arrived late for two day stay. Keypad on front door broken with note to go around the side. The down: After a long flight, hauling the luggage around and finding our way was not fun. Don't arrive late! Our room was kind of small and musty - it is an old house redone nicely. Pretty expensive: over $400 for our...

Thank Kay R
CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. Our apologies for the front door keypad - terrible timing for it to break down, unfortunately, right in the high season, and replacement parts are slow to come by. We enjoyed hosting you!

Reviewed 20 June 2013

We stayed one night (Sunday 16 June) at the Inn & enjoyed it. Jennifer, the manager on duty, was so lovely & couldn't do enough for us. We were given a plumb room up on the second level with amazing views over the bay. Jennifer suggested places for dinner, things to do at our next stop & even packed a...

Thank DragonflyDazed
CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much! Yes, we are downtown and the city sounds that come with the great location, but we do our best to make up for it with great service!

Reviewed 17 June 2013

This B&B locates in a perfect spot in downtown Anchorage. Check in was smooth without any problem. Rooms were nice and well maintained. There's bike rental shop in front of hotel. Restaurants and cafe nearby. Breakfast was very simple, no hot dishes, only drinks, fruit, and some cereals. Lobby/breakfast room is small and can be crowded sometimes. The room I...

Thank zakBKK
CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Our location is our strongest suit, but along with the urban location come the inevitable sounds of the city. We appreciate your fair and balanced evaluation.

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 16 June 2013

The accommodations and service at the Copper Whale are outstanding. The hosts are always helpful and every detail is attended to. You get a healthy and generous breakfast, and the location close to the coastal trail is ideal.

1Thank shields3033
CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Petersburg, AK
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I travel to Anchorage several times a year from Southeast Alaska for work. I just returned from spending 6 nights at the Copper Whale. I loved it! The room was impeccably clean, the staff were great, the location is perfect (a short walk to the bustle of the central downtown area) and the feel was just so comfortable and welcoming....

4Thank 89traveller33
CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kudos!

Juneau, Alaska
Reviewed 28 February 2013

This place is great - breakfast options are diverse and healthy. It's close to everything downtown, so you can walk. I love that, if there is ever the tiniest problem - like, my pillow seemed a little flat - it's fixed in a jiffy. The guys that run this place are ON IT! They know customer service - which is...

1Thank OR_seastar
CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your kind words, and additional info about rooms.

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 13 December 2012

We stayed 1 night at the Copper Whale following our flight into Anchorage. The inn keeper was very nice and knowledgeable about the surrounding area, giving us ideas for what to do for the afternoon. The breakfast was good -- mostly pastries, fruit, & coffee/juice. The room was small but adequate. We shared a hall bath, but never saw anyone...

1Thank KCFulcher
CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your your kind words. We hope you will join us again!

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Stayed in May 2012 with another couple. Very friendly and loved the breakfast room where we could mingle with other guests, Great room with a comfortable bed which was fantastic after a 36 hour trek from Australia. Nice view from our room over the water, restaurant and bar next door and walking distance of downtown Anchorage. Good place for couples...

3Thank mhracc
CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

We certainly appreciate your praises! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.

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  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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 - $342 (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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Copper Whale Inn Anchorage, Alaska
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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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