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Copper Whale Inn

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Hudson, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 June 2014

In booking this I did know that it was downtown; however, I had no idea how loud it would be. I did decide to use the earplugs one of the two nights we were here. I think after staying in remote areas of Alaska our entire trip (Talkeetna, Seward and Homer), ending our trip here was not a good idea....

Thank Michelle S
CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm sorry you did not sleep well. All our literature and information point to our location and access to the "dynamic urban scene" of downtown Anchorage. It's the "big city" in Alaska and these are factors over which we have no control, unfortunately.

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Before moving to Anchorage last fall I visited several times, and each time I stayed at The Copper Whale Inn. It was just what I needed, a comfortable bed, a convenient location, helpful staff to give me tips on exploring Alaska. Glen the proprietor was so wonderful and friendly, and met tons of interesting folks in the communal space, all...

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your kudos. I hope you're settled comfortably into life in Alaska.

San Anselmo, California
Reviewed 22 June 2014

After a one week cruise, we booked the larger suite so we could relax comfotably. Very nice room, excellent breakfast. Perfectly located to walk around downtown. Extremely helpful staff with suggestions, dinner recommendations. Had laundry facilities so we could do laundry before continuing on for another week. Other reviewers mentioned it was noisy; however, i never wore earplugs and slept...

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit. Thank you.

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We stayed at the Copper Whale Inn for three nights. It was mid-May and warm, so we had to sleep with the windows open. Our rooms were in the little annex behind the main house. As others have said, it is pretty noisy most of the night. They do offer ear plugs and have great black out shades on the...

Thank Carla S
CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your kind words. It's funny, some people say the main house is noisier and prefer the west house, while others think just the opposite. With the downtown location comes the urban atmosphere, and while I wish we could just lower the "cone of silence", but that brilliant technology went the way of "Get Smart". Too bad,...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Nice rooms, great lounge/breakfast room with large windows overlooking the bay, close to downtown, really good value with excellent breakfast, lovely place - also have laundry facilities, highly recommend. Use an easy park car park as they are only a dollar an hour rather than the cat park opposite which is very expensive. Inn also does cycle hire and is...

1Thank lucyred1
CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Wasilla, Alaska
Reviewed 4 June 2014

This special little place within walking distance of downtown Anchorage is the perfect get away at the end of the day. The view of the bay was breathtaking. A short walk to the park was a great stress reliever. Charlene greeted us at the door, very friendly and accommodating. Great value especially compared to the large chain hotels in the...

Thank Terry H
CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

You are too kind! Thanks so much.

Talkeetna, Alaska
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Highly recommend staying here if you have any exploring you want to do downtown. It is steps away from the coastal trail and there are bicycle rentals on site! The hotel is neatly maintained with a cute little garden courtyard and free breakfast! The only tricky part about staying here is city parking, but it's not too difficult.

Thank Ali-McCullough
CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks a lot! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

Macungie, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 May 2014

It started with Glenn greeting us at the door, and continued through our entire stay...this place has charm and hospitality. Our room overlooked the bay, and was just steps from downtown too. The room was spacious with a large picture window giving us views of the water, and sunsets. The fresh fruit and oatmeal at breakfast was delicious, and coffee...

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CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you were pleased. Thank you!

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We had a wonderful relaxing stay here. Warm and welcoming, and wonderful breakfast. The staff were extremely helpful and the location was superb. We couldn't fault a thing. One place of stay we loved so much we will never forget. If we can get to Anchorage again, we will certainly stay there.

1Thank SandC123
CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

Your wonderful review makes my day! Thank you!

Shavertown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Warm, welcoming lovely - I thoroughly enjoyed my stay! My room had an incredible view of the inlet and mountains. All are welcome and comfortable. The staff was always helpful and hospitable. Definitely will be back when visiting Anchorage again and recommend it without reservations to others! Thank you Copper Whale!!!

1Thank drmarym
CopperWhaleRider, General Manager at Copper Whale Inn, responded to this review

We certainly appreciate your glowing review!

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about Copper Whale Inn

Address: 440 L St, Anchorage, AK 99501-1925
Region: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Price Range: $120 - $387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Copper Whale Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Annex building is quieter”
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“Rooms in the back building tend to have better views and be quieter.”
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“Be sure to avoid front room facing street in main house”
Katminou, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
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