If you prefer the home-like feeling of a B&B over a hotel- like I do- and are visiting Anchorage in Alaska the Copper Whale Inn is an excellent choice. Locate in downtown Alaska it is also within walking distance of the popular Tony Kowles coastal trail, right besides a few restaurants and withing walking distance of what there’s to see and do in downtown Anchorage.
This two building inn is decorated with Alaskan art, offers views of the Cook Inlet from some of the rooms and has a private garden with a sitting area. It is one of the few structures that survived the great 1964 Anchorage earthquake, and contrasts with neighboring office towers. Its 15 rooms have free WiFi, cable TV, some have private bathrooms while others have shared facilities, and other have full kitchens and separate living facilities.
The common living room in the first floor has a cozy feeling and chimney, with nice views of the back garden. It is here that the generous complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning, which includes coffer, tea, milk, juices, different cereals, toast, bakery, ham, fruit, yogurt and more, all delicious. You’ll probably meet other travelers who hang around in the mornings, and enjoy a great chat about all things Alaska while there. The staff was very friendly and helpful, always willing to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The Copper Whale Inn is fairly priced B&B, very well located in Anchorage and a great place from where to explore the city or relax for few days. It has an “Alaskan” vibe to it, the complimentary breakfast is great and the different room options will cater to most travelers unless modern furniture and decor is what they want. A great choice for families, couples and solo travelers the Copper Whale Inn is sure to offer a pleasant stay.
Address:440 L St, Anchorage, AK 99501, United States
Phone: +1 866-258-7999
I was a guest of the Copper Whale Inn, but all photos and opinions in this article remain, as always, my own.