Copper Whale Inn
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... but we had people booked to pick up on the way. Our first wildlife encounter was right at the centre, with a moose and two calves in the scrub right by the bus. The driver had to yell at a woman taking pictures to get away from them. The next sighting was on the road in the park near the park HQ, with another moose cow and two calves ambling down the main road. We were the first vehicle to get to them, so we had a good look, and the driver angled the bus across the road so ...
... and the local puffin bird as well as seals, sea lions and other birds. It was great to get up close to a large glacier and to see it calving, although not a large amount. The noises the glacier made were incredible. We are in Anchorage again , doing washing, then heading north tomorrow for a couple of days. After that will have about 5 more days around the south of Alaska with Zoe. Enjoy the photos of the beautiful Kenai area ...
... lady told us the flight was nearly empty. Worked out really well for us as she turned a blind eye to my luggage that was 5 pounds over, plus we each got 3 seats to ourselves. Who says virgins don't deliver?
Flight was good, we each had a window plus the 2 seats next to us so managed to lie down a bit during our red eye express. Never been on a plane so empty in my life, seriously there were only about 20 passengers on ...
... back to Kathmandu on day 14. Depending on flight schedules, we should arrive in Kathmandu in the early afternoon. The bikes will transfer back by truck. (7 hours). 18 March - Day 15 - Full Day Guided City Tour of Kathmandu You can head out and do the very scenic Everest Flight. You can go rafting our Bengi Jumping. Our you can just relax in the hotel, get a massage and maybe a few celebration beers. This day will also be used as a ...
... a local Methodist church, and mainly, planning my route across the continent. I struggled with distances and route options, and then settled down to make some bookings along the way, so that I would have a well defined destination each day. Needless to say I only got half way across, before I collapsed.
I have settled on the Canada route -- a direct line across the continent from Anchorage ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Copper Whale Inn Anchorage
Very disapointed in the room: hot day, no AC and not up a good hotel standard. Way overpriced but we wouldn't go with a more reasonable price.
The people there were very friendly but it didn't save the day for us.
Did we really pay $200 a night to stay here in August 2004? We arrived very late and went to our tiny room next to the kitchen. The first thing that hit me was that the carpet in the room was filthy, covered with spots and desperately in need of a good shampooing. A rack for our clothes, a small windowless bath, constant noise from the road, short on charm. If we were B&B-ing in England for $50 a night, it would have been a good deal. But for $200! We stayed for two nights. And didn't even get fresh towels the 2nd day.
Great character and location
My husband and I stayed here for three nights in August 2004. The rooms were clean and what we expected for the price. The views over the Cook inlet from our room were excellent. The staff were very friendly and always willing to help. We enjoyed a great breakfast each morning and the complimentary internet was great for catching up with friends and family. The location was great with everything within easy walking distance. We hired bikes from outside the front door and had a great time riding along the bike track which is not far from the hotel.
Stayed August, 2004
We, too read all the great reviews, and the previous not-so-great one. We stayed at the Copper Whale anyway. We found it did indeed have its problems - with stained carpet, peeling wallpager, etc. Overall the rooms needed updating and better care. However, the staff was friendly, the breakfast was good. The rooms seemed relatively clean. The Inn is downtown in a busy area but also close to everything. There is a bicycle rental out front. Great place if your a Gen-X'er and want to be in the thick of things but leaves much to be desired if your looking for the quiet, lovely, B&B experience.
After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, we booked two nights at the Copper Whale in July 2004. We arrived and marveled at the outside appearance of the place: beautifully kept gardens with a quaint look. Inside the inn, however, things weren't so rosey. The place looks like it needs a freshening. Upholstery in the breakfast area is looking shabby and the utter lack of charm in our upstairs room (Beluga) was surprising. Although the room was comfortable, it looked more like a dorm room than a B&B accommodation. The one and only tiny piece of art in the room hung over the old-fashioned iron bed, while in the corner stood a cheap looking metal mobile clothes rack. Even the wallpaper was peeling and the towels we were given would have been used as rags if we were at home. I guess we expected more, but soon realized that "B&B" in Alaska probably doesn't mean the same thing as B&B in the Lower 48. Also, the staff was not as helpful as hoped and don't seem to answer the telephone regularly. Be mindful if booking a stay here that the inn is at one of the busiest intersections in Anchorage, making automobile noise almost unbearable if the windows are open. On the plus side, the inn is very convenient to all downtown ammenities, the breakfasts were tasty and the views of the Cook Inlet inspiring. Elderberry Park is just one block away and access to the paved public trail is convenient. The price was pretty good, but we wouldn't recommend the Copper Whale to friends if asked for ideas on where to stay while visiting Anchorage.
My wife and I stayed at the Copper Whale Inn three times during our stay in Anchorage while traveling to different parts of Alaska. The location to the Coastal trail and downtown Anchorage made it a perfect place for us. The staff went beyond our expectations to help us coordinate our plans. All of the staff is friendly and helpful and when we needed help they were there for us. The breafast was unique. I could not think of a better place to stay if I return to Anchorage.
Copper Whale Inn was a pleasant surprise. Breakfasts were delightful.
Tony, the owner, was a great host and gave us wonderful suggestions.
Staff was accommodating and helpful. Blessings to Carlos and Antonio.
Would have appreciated on-site parking.
Can't Beat the Cozy Copper Whale Inn
We live in town and can't beat the Copper Whale Inn for it's Performing Arts Packages. Tickets to the Theatre, carriage ride, dinner at one of Anchorage's finest restaurants and a cozy night at the Inn for one low price. Feels like you are on vacation. And we love the innkeeper, Tony Carter!!
Warm and friendly
My Husband and I took a trip to Alaska for the first time and stayed at the cute little Copper Whale Inn. As soon as we got there, the staff was there, ready to greet us, very friendly place. Wonderful accomidations, great location and the breakfast was great! Thanks Tony!
We totally enjoyed our stay at the Copper Whale Inn. In the heart of downtown Anchorage, it is convenient to everything. The host and staff were wonderful and the room was very comfortable. On a morning when we had planned a sightseeing trip and had to leave before breakfast was served, a light breakfast was prepared for us the night before and left in the refrigerator with our name on it. Highly recommended and will visit again someday.