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Sunshine Coast, Canada
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We loved Whidbey island but not this inn. We stayed in a cabin overlooking the lagoon. The location is lovely but the inn is very run down. It was not clean, I couldn't plug the tub for a bath even if I did dare to have one. The decor was 1950s or 60s and hasn't been touched since by the...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in a Lagoon Room at the Inn. It was on the ground floor and had 2 beds that were super comfy! One of the best nights sleep that both of us had ever had. The bedroom faces the lagoon and then we had a kitchenette and bathroom as well. The kitchenette needed a lot of...

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1Thank gayle6769
West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This charming inn is rustic but romantic. One needs a car to reach it. It's set in beautiful gardens on Penn Cove. It's quite booked so reserve in advance. There's a main hotel plus cabins. Many rooms have shared baths. I loved sitting in quiet chairs on the lawn overlooking the cove and visiting gardens. I hated to leave this...

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1Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Beautiful historic hotel with unique atmosphere. Upon arrival, you immediately feel like 100 years ago (the hotel was built in 1907). The restaurant is superb, too. Great choice if you are visiting Whidbey Island!

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Manchester, Washington, United States
Reviewed 28 July 2016

So, we got an exceptional deal to come here for a short, 2 night stay... so we jumped on it, without reading all the details. We took a garden room as lagoon rooms were booked. There are pros and cons, and I am going to try and list them fairly and accurately: Pros: In a lovely area, beautiful views pretty...

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1Thank CM_G279
Parrish, Florida
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This lovely old hotel, key word "old" is charming. No modern luxury needed. Tiny little creaking bedrooms, bathroom in middle of hall is clean and neat. Views ! Don't book on the "garden side" in summer.... Hot temp and only one window... Probably great in winter. Try not to stay over the kitchen as its busy till after 10: pm....

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Fairfield, California
Reviewed 21 July 2016

It was built in 1907 so is very rustic. The 2nd floor is European where we stayed and the bathrooms are shared but no problem. The Inn is on Penn Cove bay, a beautiful setting. The staff are very helpful and the mussels from Penn Cove are the very best.

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Thank 442chief
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The Inn is very old, wooden, creaky and quaint. Even the newer rooms in which we stayed, overlooking the Lagoon, albeit larger and more modern are wooden and old-fashioned. However, what should have been charming seemed to us to be un-tidy and un-maintained, in need of a makeover with tender loving and sympathetic care. The staff on arrival were rather...

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Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We stayed one night at this Inn. The main building is certainly kept as it was when originally built with some updates. We enjoyed cocktails and appies on the deck overlooking the ocean. Beautiful sunny spot to sit and relax. The dinner meal was good and very entertaining. The chef came out and berated a couple because they were not...

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Bellingham WA
Reviewed 16 July 2016

My husband booked two nights, via a local Groupon promotion, at the Captain Whidbey Inn for mid-June as a mini-getaway. We've known of the Inn for many years and were excited to finally see what it was like. When we arrived our room was not yet ready (we were early so that was to be expected), but the check-in lady...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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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: $183 - $299 (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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