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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Beautiful setting, comfy bed and friendly people but, seem to be operating on a shoestring. Floor heater caught on fire so we had to leave 2.5 hours early w/o a shower. Weren't even going to compensate us till I brought it up. They knocked off $40. Big deal! Husband didn't even get to sleep late on bd.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those places you really want to love. The setting is spectacular and the grounds are absolutely lovely. I was enchanted by the snowberries in bloom! The rooms, unfortunately, are not only spartan, but very very outdated. Mine smelled musty and the bed was uncomfortable. The railings going up the stairs to my room were not in...

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Thank Julie H
Park City, Utah
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Room,staff and setting just perfect for a romantic getaway. Great food in the area. Great access to what Whidbey island has to offer; don't miss Fort Ebey State Park! Their continental breakfast is a nice touch too. We stayed in the rooms with "European Style" bathrooms, and the bathrooms were meticulously clean and well-maintained throughout the stay. This place is...

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Avila, CA
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The setting is what makes this place attractive. Peaceful, with a large garden, and a gorgeous waterfront. The building itself is fascinating, being historic and rustic. It could be such a wonderful place, but it is not. If the setting deserves a 5, the rest deserves a 2. The rooms are so tiny you don't know where to put your...

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights for a romantic getaway without the kids. Fun rustic inn with great views of penn cove. Close to Langley and Coupeville for further ventures afoot. We went in the off season and it was quiet and relaxing. Skip any culinary adventures in the restaurant. The menu is eclectic but not in an inspiring...

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to stay at an older, yet nice hotel, this is a good place to stay. The rooms were clean and neat. Lots of interesting antique furniture and decorations. Just be aware that if you're a light sleeper, or if you don't like communal bathrooms, this isn't the place for you.

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is such a special place full of character and charm. We stayed in the inn upstairs with the creaky floors and shared bathroom. If you stay in room 8 it is a bit noisey because you are right over the dinning room. But all the rooms are very sweet. I just wish the sink in the room had hot...

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Harrison Hot Springs, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2016

although the owners/staff were great, I was disappointed in the accomodation. The view was fantastic from every direction but the room...well, the bed was the most uncomfortable I have ever slept in and although the room was clean, it was spartan in the extreme. Mind you we did not stay in the oldest building but in an outlying "Lagoon" room...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Started the evening outside with drinks overlooking the water with a spectacular view of Mt. Baker. Lovely dinner inside. Halibut entree (in season) was perfect with shaved asparagus salad and califlower purée. Side of garlic roasted beets was delicious. Service was good and not hurried.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Was supposed to attend a family wedding at the end of July and had booked 2 nights. Suffered a heart attack 7 days prior and when wife tried to cancel was told had to pay 1 night. When I got my credit card statement was charged for both nights. When I called to inquire was told the book keeper was...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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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: ₹ 8,576 - ₹ 13,136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
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Captain Whidbey Inn
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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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“Try to stay in the outlying buildings; the rooms are less noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 859julieh, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Waterfront rooms in the main lodge are above the dining room and can be noisy during meal service”
 of 5 bubbles Mike_G_84060, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs lodge rooms are the cheapest if you want a water view but very outdated and tiny..”
  • One bathroom each for men and women. No locks on the shower room just a curtain. Exposed duct wo
  • View down the hall
  • TV lounge with old dirty-looking chairs
 of 5 bubbles annegray123, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“water side costs more but is quieter as well as having the view”
 of 5 bubbles eastsidematt, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not sure about main lodge but I don't recommend the lagoon rooms”
 of 5 bubbles michellelindas, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
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