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Puffin Inn of Anchorage
Ranked #35 of 74 Hotels in Anchorage
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Very comfortable room for the price @ a little over 50 dollars a bite. Like that IT'S 5 minutes from airport and a very nice continental breakfast included. Housekeeping could be a little better - clean bathroom sink. The check in area is comfy with nice fireplace and bear fur mounted on wall. Tees Alaskan!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn of Anchorage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

We're excited that you enjoyed our location and breakfast! It makes us very happy to help our guests discover the majesty of Alaska, so we're glad that you got the opportunity to stay with us. Thanks for the feedback. Next time you're in town, stop in and say hello!

Till then,
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

staff is always friendly and helpful. rooms are clean and make you feel at home. price is great, everything is great. the breakfast is first class with free newspapers. free internet, HBO, some pet rooms. if you don't like staying in a pet friendly room just say so and get a room that is pet free.

Room Tip: stay in the new building. the other building are good but I like the new one.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn of Anchorage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2014

Thank you so much for the support, Cliff! We're all about friendly service and comfortable accommodations, so your support here on Yelp means the world to us! Next time you're in Anchorage, stop in and visit us.

Cheers,
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

If you have a special rate they will insist you bring the brochure and if you fail they will change the rate to ridiculous high prices for this budget motel. Reserving EIGHT months in advance, you would think they could clarify rates.. Hesitant to stay at a place that kept waffling about a rate that was negotiated the very day before. They said they would put it in as a rate BUT would not guarantee it. Tip:Reserve at least a moderate room or better. Look up the rooms online before you book. There are marked differences in rooms. Some are in a separate building, without elevator and not modernized and away from main hotel. Could be steep ground, hazardous sidewalks. Tip:They will quote you highest price room unless you ask for lower one. Very skeptical. Sounds like they have rooms no one would like.

Room Tip: economy (original) rooms are in a separate building with outside entrance and can include stairs and...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn of Anchorage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Honesty is our policy, so I'm very concerned to hear that you thought we were trying to overcharge you. I definitely plan on bringing this review up with my staff. Thanks for the support and I hope you'll give us another chance sometime soon.

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Sonja, Puffin Inn Management

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Had a quick overnighter while driving up to Fairbanks the next day. Nice hotel, very friendly staff. Continental Breakfast good. Just a block down from Iditarod headquarters. Definitely will try again when in the area longer.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn of Anchorage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, Dean! Are you coming back into town for the Iditarod? It would be great to have you back!

All the best,
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Stayed in a room that reminded me of Bate's motel. Their sidewalks are hazardous, sloped and steps are not marked. I fell not realizing the change in elevation. When I advised staff of my fall and did not receive any inquiries or apologies.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn of Anchorage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

It's very disappointing to hear that you found our facilities sub-par, Tina. Although we try to keep our sidewalks clean and well marked, it seems like we were a bit off during your visit. In the future, I will personally make sure that all of our walkways are safe and well marked for all visitors. Thanks for the feedback and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Anchorage.

Sincerely,
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Aside from a late night disturbance by an intoxicated man, This was a lovely night spent.The rooms were clean, cozy and the beds were so soft and fluffy. They had free airport shuttle which was great and a great breakfast was included. Who doesn't love OJ?

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn of Anchorage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

Easy airport access, cozy accommodations, tasty OJ — that's what we're all about so it's great to hear that we're doing a good job, Ashley. Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. Next time you're in town, we'd love to have you stay with us again.

Cheers,
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We stayed here for three nights in total, one in the lower cost room (whilst waiting for our kids to fly in to Anchorage), and the other two nights in a family room. The lower cost room was old, run down and very small but had all the basics we needed. The family room had 1 bedroom with two queen sz beds in it plus a divan sofa in the lounge. All the beds were comfortable however the air con was incredibly loud and clunky. The bathroom was generous, clean, we'll supplied with towels and soaps etc and had the added bonus of a spa bath! We didn't notice any street noise and found the proximity to the lake, airport and shops very convenient. The rooms came with complimentary continental breakfast and the staff were all attentive and courteous. A free airport shuttle was available 24hrs with notice. Would use again.

Room Tip: We had a corner suite which was quiet and roomy. Would recommend staying in the main building if yo...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn of Anchorage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2013

My sincerest thank you for taking the time to share this feedback with us. From the comfortable beds to the complimentary continental breakfast, it's simply fantastic to hear you had a lovely stay with us. I truly appreciate your support and hope you'll keep us in mind next time you're in Anchorage! Warm regards, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management

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Additional Information about Puffin Inn of Anchorage

Address: 4400 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517-2914
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Region: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Anchorage
Price Range: £40 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Puffin Inn of Anchorage 2*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether your vacation brings you to Anchorage for one night or many, Puffin Inn offers convenient access to area attractions such as Chugach State Park, the Seward Highway and the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Our hotel is also minutes from metropolitan entertainment in downtown Anchorage and a short drive to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. We offer free shuttle service to and from the airport, a business center, an exercise room, laundry facilities and pet-friendly accommodations. Guests also enjoy a complimentary breakfast served daily in our lobby breakfast area. Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Rest assured that you will have a relaxing guest experience at an affordable rate when you choose our convenient lodging. Puffin Inn offers a variety of lodging options suitable for any traveler. Our lodge has 85 guest rooms and suites separated into 4 room styles: Deluxe, Moderate, Boutique and Original. ... more   less 
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