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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 25 September 2014

I have looked at staying at this quaint inn for many years.. had a look but it never worked out until now. We arrived without a reservation .. and it was no vacancy.. but we asked for a room for the next nite .. a Sunday nite. and got one booked. we asked for a room on the bay side....

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Larkspur, Colorado
Reviewed 22 September 2014

I had looked at this place on-line, and thought by the tiny thumbnail pictures that I saw, it would be romantic and historic to stay here. When I arrived after 10pm after getting on the 8:30pm Port Townsend to Coupeville Ferry, I was blown away, but not in a good way. The white lights on the historic inn building was...

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3Thank Oceandweller7
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 21 September 2014

This was my first stay at the inn. I did not mind the vintage charm of the inn and loved the view but strongly suggest it is time to replace a few worn out items. One trip to a store like Costco or Target would go a long way to replace the flat pillows, the toilet seats with bubbled paint,...

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4Thank Lotsa T
Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 13 September 2014

We were very disappointed with our recent get-away to the Captain Whidbey Inn. I had purchased a 4-night, 5-day package through Amazon so we decided to make reservations right after Labor Day. Although the the food was great, and the staff were pleasant, it could not make up for the shabby accommodation, which ended up ruining our trip! We had...

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4Thank J C
Atlanta, Ga
Reviewed 12 September 2014

When a place is advertised as "Delightfully out of step for over 100 years", the charm has to be more important than modern comfort. It is. We were reminded of the Spruce Point Inn in Maine where we stayed years ago in another time warp. The Captain Whidbey's rooms in the Lagoon building have nice views of the lagoon and...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I went up to Coupeville with my mom, sister, and niece for a long weekend, and overall we enjoyed our stay at Captain Whidbey. The location is beautiful - the lagoon is really pretty, and the main bldg has beach access & lovely views all around. We stayed in one of the Lagoon Rooms, which are newer buildings than the...

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2Thank Starbuck441
Seattle
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Understaffed and unprofessional. Run down room,dingy towels, no wifi, although they said there was, coffee maker did not work. Faucet is old and cost $9.99 and overhangs the sink 1" so you are touching the sink to wash your hands. Vinyl in bath is yellow and old not matching anything within the past 50 years - no doubt purchased as...

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7Thank Don305
Yakima, Washington
Reviewed 29 August 2014

It was through a discount voucher that we heard about this inn. We think it is just fabulous. Some complain about the very things we love: creaky floors, sketchy WiFi, no TV (yay!). We were in Room 6 that provided a spectacular sunrise beginning about 5:30 in late August. The living room --- with current NY Times, Financial Times, Wall...

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1Thank R0adTripper66
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Visited for a wedding over the weekend. Must say it is a beautiful old inn. Pictures were stunning with amazing weather. Lagoon rooms have private bathrooms, but be warned the Inn rooms have shared mens and womens bathrooms. Overall was a very nice visit.

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1Thank Lauren T
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Stayed 2 nights for my sister's wedding which was in Oak Harbor. Our cabin on the water was very charming and the overall atmosphere of the place delivers on the woodsy cabin feeling if that is what you are going for. If you want modern luxury though, this is not the place. You are paying for location and atmosphere. Services...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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: £105 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Captain Whidbey Inn 3*
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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“Rooms overlooking the lagoon are more private, quieter (unless you have heavy footed people upstairs) and more spacious.”
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“Upstairs lodge rooms are the cheapest if you want a water view but very outdated and tiny..”
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