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Captain Whidbey Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Coupeville
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Driving out of Oregon, on the spur of the moment, we decided to revisit The Captain Whidbey Inn, our last visit was 25 years ago. What a pleasant surprise, Sarah the receptionist was very accommodating and gave us the honeymoon suite and we were not disappointed. The large king size bed, amazing views of the harbour and spacious room was just the treat.
The continental breakfast was great, would have liked to hear some back ground music played.

Room Tip: Be sure to book the honeymoon suite
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

It was a honeymoon to remember at Captain Whidbey Inn. We adored our private cottage and the madrona logs have to be experienced to be appreciated. Just the smell of the place evoked beautiful images of the pacific NW. Loved our private boat cruise in the Coupeville harbor, too. The interior is rustic and cozy and romantic. Our breakfasts, suberb. I would never hesitate to recommend our favorite destination in the world. Enjoy!

Room Tip: Make sure you drive via Deception Pass, the sunsets there are amazing. Look for the cottages if you...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 December 2011

This was our first visit to the Inn. My husband and I enjoyed walking the grounds and learning of the Inn's beginnings. Looking at the construction of the Inn, makes one appreciate our draft free homes today!
The Inn has different lodging options (cabins, rooms over- looking the water and bathroom, and rooms inside the INN). As sharing a bathroom with other strangers doesn't appeal to me, my husband, wisely, did not choose a room in the Inn.
Our dinner on Sunday evening was interesting. We were the only dinners, so our server was able to be very attentive. The food was good, but the advertised Fresh Crab wasn't available. The wine list was limitied and they did not have everything listed.
All in all, it has a historic value and is in a rustic setting that can be peaceful and restful.

Room Tip: We stayed in the building which gave us our own bathroom, a water view, and balcony. Take luggage th...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

Recently stayed at Captain Whidbey Inn and from the moment we arrived till the time we left we were terribly disappointed in the entire property. We found it very misleading from what is published on their website. We were charged two times for our rooms and had to make several calls to get the problem solved and even then we were not given the correct rate or discount they promised. We decided to quit calling and wasting our breath and to just pay the rate they charged us. Very bad management practices. Would suggest you stay in other places on the island and would not recommend supporting this business.

Room Tip: All 3 rooms we had were very old and tired. Not quaint at all. Not clean either.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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9  Thank Tim98004
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

The Captain Whidbey Inn is an experience you don't want to miss. This old hotel is constructed of peeled madrona logs, inside and out, with a tidy fireplace crackling in the cozy low-ceilinged lobby, water views sparkling through the bubbly antique glass in the windows, creaking floors, a tiny winding staircase going up to a little "library" with easy chairs, a wood stove -- and always those log walls, and views of the bay. Most of the rooms are small -- with the exception of a double-sized room with a tester bed -- but they are immaculately clean and have lovely bedding -- down comforters, luxury sheets, quality amenities, comfy robes There is a spartan luxury to this Inn which, combined with the feel of history and "Pacific Northwestiness" makes for a wonderful and memorable experience. The rooms are "European style" which means....down the hall. I thought this would be a problem, but it wasn't. The bathrooms are really quite lovely with lots of fluffy towels, nice soaps and toiletries -- and as with the rooms, very clean and attractive. And the hall is not long.
There is a large wrap-around porch with plenty of chairs inviting you to sit and watch the bay. It is serene and quiet, except for the scream of eagles now and then. It was the sort of place that made you want to draw in a deep, deep breath just for the pleasure of it. It was a warm day on our most recent visit, so we spent as long as possible on the sunny deck with glasses of wine and a wonderful sense of time stretching forward and backward. The Captain Whidbey is the kind of place for that.
The grounds are large, with various little gardens here and there, banks of rhododendrons and fragrant evergreens, and always, the water. No loud traffic rumbling by, no franchise restaurants or strip malls...as a matter of fact, the Captain Whidbey Inn is now inside an historical preservation area, making the experience all the more special.
We ate in the tavern part of the facility rather than the restaurant, mainly because we wanted a less formal feeling than "white tablecloth", and felt just right with those log walls and low ceilings. The restaurant has the same wonderful water views, but with a blazing fireplace. The food is good. No complaints there, and nothing is unreasonably priced.
The inn was not crowded or noisy, rather it was intimate, comfortable, and romantic.. We were only there for one day and one night, but it lingers as my best memory of the year.

Room Tip: Water view rooms cost a bit more, but honestly, the other side feels like it's in the tree tops...
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Diamondqueen
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

We have been to the Captain Whidbey several times and just love this place. It is very old and has lots of charm. The antiques and furnishings complement the building perfectly. The setting is idyllic and the grounds are very well maintained.

We had a superb meal which was very reasonably priced at $150 for two including a good bottle of wine and tip. The service is very pleasant, efficient and unpretentious. Breakfast is included with the room and is adequate although the boiled eggs seemed a bit past their best. A bit more attention to the breakfast offerings would be appreciated but that's our only quibble.

It's a short drive to Coupeville which has some good antique shops and cafes. Christophers Restaurant in Coupeville is a good alternative (don't be put off by the exterior which fails to hide its gas station origin) if the restaurant at Captain Whidbey is closed (check before you go especially if not at high season).

Overall, this is a great place to stay for a couple of nights (especially when the restaurant's open); the value for money can't be beaten.

Room Tip: We like the rooms in the old inn on the waterview side. Shared bathroom but they are very clean and...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

My partner and I spent one night here. It was the Monday to Tuesday of the Labour day weekend. I arrived a few hours before my partner, well before check in time but was made to feel welcome and after parking my car I explored the grounds. The setting is bucolic with neatly maintained grounds which include gardens, a large pond and Adirondack chairs strategically placed throughout to enable guests to enjoy the views. I chatted with another guest while relaxing in said chairs. She had been there the previous nights and was a regular visitor at the Inn. She said the meals at their restaurant were very good and she recommended the rack of lamb. She said the service had been poor the previous night because it was busier than anticipated with the weekend traffic and some of the staff had not shown up for work. When my partner arrived we checked into our room which was in the upstairs of the turn-of the-century main house. Its a log style home, and the heritage feel has been maintained so its a bit like stepping back in time. Photos of the original owners adorn the walls and antique furniture thoughout maintains the time travel feel of this place. The wood floors squeak, adding to the charm-but some may not find this charming. There are cabins on the property for those that want a larger space and more privacy. Our room upstairs in the main house was perfect for a one or max. two night stay. The room does not have closets, only a chest of drawers, and the toilet and showers are down the hall and shared with other guests. The room has a sink and bathrobes. Good thing, since I did not bring one and it was handy when I had to traipse down the hall to use the shower. The room was cozy, clean and the bed was very comfortable. We had a lovely view of the cove and it was very quiet at night. We dined in the restaurant that evening and practically had the room to ourselves. The menu offers a nice mix of seafood and meat dishes. The focus is on fresh, "catch of the day" seafood. The wine list offers some local wines and several other wines from Washington and Oregon. Dinner for two with wine, no dessert and shared salad came to about $120. Service in the restaurant was friendly, relaxed and efficient. Check in and out was the same. A continental breakfast was included and was very good. Above average with excellent coffee, fresh fruits, yogurt, and a nice assortment of muffins, breads and cereal.
There is an outdoor deck with dining tables that overlook the cove. Coupeville is nearby and is a lovely, quaint town to visit. Another day trip worth making is to Deception Pass park. Amazing views, beach walks, and great place to hang out on a sunny day. Bring a fishing rod if you like to fish. I would return to Captain Whidbey Inn. It is a warm and fuzzy place.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Captain Whidbey Inn

Address: 2072 West Captain Whidbey Inn Road, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239-9704
Region: United States > Washington > Whidbey Island > Coupeville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Coupeville
Price Range: £94 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Captain Whidbey Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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 centrally located for nature enthusiasts, island explorers and those seeking the charm of historic Northwest towns 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. Guests staying at the Inn will enjoy the various water views on the property and from many guest rooms, on-site dining in our restaurant, a fun happy hour in the tavern, Complimentary continental breakfast, parking and WiFi are included in each reservation. ... more   less 
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