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Copper Whale Inn

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  • Excellent breakfast
  • Convenient downtown location
  • Responsive and attentive staff, beautiful private gardens


  • Some rooms are small
  • Historic home is not wheelchair friendly

Updated 08/19/2014

Fodor's Review

This location offers the best of both worlds: it's walkable to everything worth seeing in Downtown, but it's on the quiet end of Fifth Avenue, right next to a small park and the 11-mile Coastal Trail. The unobstructed view across Cook Inlet to Sleeping Lady (Mt. Susitna) is a bonus at this small inn, built as a private residence in 1939. The rooms offer a simple yet elegant ambience and feature original art. A hearty continental breakfast is served in the comfortable living room, and a dozen good restaurants, including several of Alaska's finest, are within a 10-minute walk. Profuse gardens grace the property. Need a bike? Lifetime Adventures bicycle rentals sets up on the property throughout the summer.

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440 L St., Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, United States

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907-258–7999; 866-258–7999

Hotel Details:

  • 14 rooms, 12 with private bath, 1 suite
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 08/19/2014

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Jun 29, 2007

Excellent choice for personal or business travel

Excellent experience! Beautiful accomodations, terrific personal touches. Was only there one night on business but I wish I could have stayed longer. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends and family.

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Jan 21, 2007

A Gem

You can not go wrong. Great view, Great food. and Service to die for. Do not miss this one..

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