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Hanalei, Hawaii
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is two old vacation homes which have been turned into an Inn. For the price ($278 a night) it was way over priced for value received. I was expecting quaint, I received cramped and unkempt. My room was dirty, the garbage had not even been emptied from previous occupant, carpet not swept. An over all maintenance painting would certainly...

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

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. Thanks for sharing your opinion with us. I will certainly look into the allegations regarding our housekeeping to determine their veracity, about which I have serious doubts. A knock at the door from the housekeeper is no reason to smear our reputation online.

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Inn is an old, private home (actually it seems to be a couple of old houses) in the midst of downtown office buildings. The rooms are reasonably sized, certainly not luxurious, and the bathroom is functional though certainly not stylish. The room rate includes breakfast which is served in what seems to have been the dining room, and there...

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

Thanks for your quirky review and your kind words. Apologies about the wi-fi. We had a hardware issue and it is now fixed, too late for your use, I'm sorry to say. The coffee shop around the corner has fabulously fast wi-fi where you can sit for hours staring at a device. It's funny how wi-fi has become the most...

New York
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great service, always helpful, and sincerely interested you have a great stay. I stayed in 3 different rooms as my trip was broken up. 2 were wonderful, but the third, in the second building, not as nice and noisy. Would definitely stay there again! Very good cold breakfast buffet. Super location away from big hotels and near water.

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

Thank you very much for your lovely and balanced review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visits, our Alaskan hospitality and our expanded continental breakfast. You point out the double-edged sword we face in our super location, the amazing convenience and the sometimes noisy surroundings. I really wish we could do something about the latter - maybe employ an overnight...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Comfortable bed, it was, balcony overlooking Cue pond – what more could you want; the only thing quite possibly would be a little more time to enjoy the copper whale We arrived late at night and the proprietor have everything waiting for us. Next morning we enjoyed a buffet breakfast that had a range of healthy alternatives rarely found in...

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

Thanks for your wonderful review! I wish you could have stayed longer, too, and hope you'll have to opportunity to return.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I must give the Copper Whale a 5 for the really great and kind service from Tim and also Glenn. We arrived very early and they welcomed us into the comfortable lobby for several hours. As an accommodation we were able to get into our room as soon as it was cleaned, well before stated check in. Returning to Anchorage...

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

Thank you for your kind review! I'm so happy we were able to show you our best Alaskan hospitality. We hope we can host you again! We do have some rooms that can be a little noisy or smaller than our standard rooms and these are at a lower price point. Often, during the summer season, we are booked up...

Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This beautiful house that survived the earthquake is a perfect spot for exploring the Coastal Path and all that downtown Anchorage has to offer. Especially enjoyed meeting and chatting with other guests (and Glenn) for local advice and travel trips! Feels like we've gained a whole new family, with lovely accommodations and amenities thrown in to make a wonderful start...

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

Thank you so much! I'm so happy we were able to show you our best Alaskan hospitality. Best wishes for a great Alaska adventure!

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 4 August 2016

If you are coming downtown Anchorage stay here! Amazing location looking over Cook Inlet and Sleeping Lady. You can see the whales come in if you time it right. There's a nice pedestrian path right below the Inn for some beautiful walks along the water. My husband and I stayed here while house-hunting and loved it. Walk to restaurants, coffee-shops,...

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

Thank you! I always ask guests to let me know if they see whales. It's a rare treat! I hope you found your dream home!

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The Copper Whale was an 'adequate' B&B with a nice breakfast and decent staff albeit a bit 'loose' with amenities. No A/C and smallish rooms. If you like fresh air and windows open, take advantage of their free earplugs. The highway and ambient noise was excessive and detracted from the experience. If you have a warm/hot evening be prepared for...

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

Thank you for your review. Our location offers many advantages in convenience, as well as the hazards of life in downtown, namely, street sounds. I'm glad you found our accommodations and service "adequate". We've received many kudos from other guests for those.

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We (2 couples) stayed here 4 separate times during our vacation in Alaska. We were always welcomed by the friendly staff and the rooms were always ready and waiting. We stayed in 3 different rooms so have a good idea of what's on offer. First of all, most of the rooms have good views out over the water looking west...

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

Thank you so much for your detailed review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your multiple visits with us. It's fun to see folks again on the same trip to hear about their experiences in the Great Land. Best wishes to you for more happy travels!

Geneva
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The Copper Whale Inn has a variety of rooms, some ensuite and others not. Some of the rooms are quite small, other are spacious. Some have great views over the Sound. The breakfast buffet is really good here. Great bread, fresh fruit and berries, delicious granola and yogurt, great coffee. There are no tables to eat at but sofas in...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves during your visit with us. We do indeed have a variety of accommodations, and pride ourselves on the fresh, healthy and yummy options we offer for breakfast. Please come again!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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
Region: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Price Range: ₹ 5,630 - ₹ 16,695 (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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“Rooms in the back building tend to have better views and be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles KDstamford, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Be sure to avoid front room facing street in main house”
 of 5 bubbles Katminou, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“choose a room facing the water with no stairs”
 of 5 bubbles tarakauai, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed the Elderberry room- nice balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Portlandtraveler2009, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms with views. The rooms in the annex are best for views but the higher ones in the main house are good, too.”
 of 5 bubbles Kathy11649, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
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