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“The Best B&B By Far In Anchorage”
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Copper Whale Inn
Ranked #10 of 127 Anchorage B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The Best B&B By Far In Anchorage”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Perfectly situated for The Fur Rondy and Iditarod Ceremonial Start Line, the Copper Whale has a super friendly home from home atmosphere. The rooms are warm and spotless. Little extras like shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser and ear plugs make for a comfortable and quiet stay. Beautiful scenery of the bay from the breakfast room also offers viewing of some fantastic sunsets. I will definitely be booking again for my next Anchorage stay.

Stayed February 2014
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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thanks so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Winter in Anchorage offers a lot more activities and options than most visitors expect to find that time of year.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Copper Whale Inn which is located in/near Anchorage downtown. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. The Inn itself was clean and well maintained. The room was spacious. Tea and coffee were available all day. The Inn also offered a continental breakfast buffet which I found amazing: fresh fruits, yoghurts, muffins,…
I got the feeling that the hosts really care about their guests (Internet station, town maps, guest fridges, chocolate on pillow, …)
The only thing I did not like so much was the traffic noise, as my room faced the road.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words.
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St. Paul
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Couldn't be happier with our stay here. Highly recommend!!! Close to everything. Wonderful greeting and helpful suggestions for restaurants and activities. Bike rental next door as well as steps to bike trail. Comfy and clean with beautiful gardens and water fountains.
We will stay here again!!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Suzanne B
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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you!
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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We spent two nights and the Copper Whale last week and will happily stay there again on future visits. The inn is right in downtown Anchorage, within walking distance of several restaurants, close to the coastal hike/bike trail, and the anchorage people mover main downtown stop. Surrounded by lovely gardens, I never felt like we were in the middle of downtown while on the hotel property.

We were in the annex, room #11. During the day, with windows opens, there was some street noise. But not enough noise to keep me up at night (with the windows still open). I only heard the water feature in the garden outside.

The continental breakfast was wonderful - a staff member even bought in homemade blueberry jelly one morning. I didn't mind the tv stands - they made breakfast seem very relaxed as people wandered in and out of the room. Tea, coffee and water are available all day. They also have refrigerators and microwaves available for guests.

Most importantly, I loved the atmosphere at Copper Whale. Staff members were always available to chat and suggest sights (they even offered to loan me a growler when I mentioned our plans to visit a local brewery). But I never felt like they were hovering or that I didn't have privacy. I can't imagine a better place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
From on Austinite to another, y'all are welcome anytime! Thanks so much.
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Calgary
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

13 of us stayed in the the end of July 29. They have 2 buildings side by side with a lovely little garden between. The rooms are clean and comfortable for 3 people and have a spectacular ocean view.
Glen, the Inn Keeper helped us arrange for a van to transport all our luggage to the Train Station as well as book a restaurant resvervation for our large group. The staff packed us a breakfast to go the morning we left. We couldn't have asked for any better care and attention!
There is a bike rental on the corner of the Inn lot and another directly across the street. We took advantage of the great location one block from the ocean and went on a long bike ride beside the sea ona paved pathway.
We would highly recommend this location. All the staff were wonderful and we loved our stay here.
.... the only sad thing was that we never had enough time in Anchorage. We are planning on coming back and The Copper Whale Inn will be our first room choice.

Room Tip: This is a quiet little Inn ... ask for a room with a view!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Thank you so much. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We will hope to host you again sometime!
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Wausau, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
265 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We only spent a brief time at the B & B, but it was very nice. The breakfast in the morning wasn't the normal table service you expect at a B & B, but it was a great spread. We had a bowl of fresh fruit, pastries, special breads and jams, granola, yogurt, etc. Everything was home made, and fresh! It was a great start to the day. Our room was nice and quiet, and ready for our late arrival into Anchorage. We took a taxi from the airport for about $20.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words.
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Tirana, Albania
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57 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

My sister and I stayed 2 nights at the Copper Whale Inn based on a recommendation from a friend who lives in Anchorage. It is right downtown and within walking distance to restaurants and tourist shops and a few blocks to see the water and a little park. We drove and there was no parking. The staff that greeted us told me I could park on the street after 6pm. There is a parking garage a few blocks away by the Captain Cook hotel. We were in room #11 in the back building. The tub and toilet were ensuite, but the sink in the room. Not sure why inns do this. We had 2 suitcases and no where to put the second suitcase in the room. There were no drawers just a small area to hang up a few things. The room was noisy, which we should have known since there was a small dish on table with 2 pairs of ear plugs. There was a bike rental place at the front of the property, which isn't seen in the pictures and there were bikes all over the front walk that we had to navigate around. The TV was difficult to turn off. There are confusing directions next to the TV and we still couldn't figure it out. We suspect the people before us had trouble too since it was unplugged when we arrived. It was a bit disconcerting to have to eat off TV tables in the living room at first, but we didn't mind. It was an ok stay, but nothing special. The staff were all friendly.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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CopperWhaleRider, Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Thank you for your review.
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Additional Information about Copper Whale Inn

Property: Copper Whale Inn
Address: 440 L St, Anchorage, AK 99501-1925
Region: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 127 B&Bs / Inns in Anchorage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Copper Whale Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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