Exterior of Copper Whale Inn in Anchorage, Alaska with red sign with a painted copper whale
Carpeted guest room with queen bed and small sink at Copper Whale Inn in Anchorage, Alaska
Large living room with two couches, art on walls and large windows at Copper Whale Inn in Anchorage, Alaska
inside of a room at the copper whale inn in anchorage Alaska two wooden end tables each with a desk lamp, a light blue comfertor is warped over the bed and a large framed painting hangs above wooden headboard
entrance of the copper whale inn in anchorage Alaska the sun is setting to there is a purple tint to the photo, there is a wodden bridge over a pond surrounded in rocks
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Copper Whale Inn

You needn’t leave Anchorage’s Copper Whale Inn to discover Alaska’s beauty. The state’s natural heritage is captured in the pictures on the walls of your room, and visible through just about every window of this unique downtown inn. The Copper Whale Inn offers 15 guest rooms and is in the heart of historic, eclectic Anchorage, convenient to the city’s major attractions. The inn’s west hillside location also offers stunning views of Cook Inlet, the Alaska Range and the Mt. Spurr Volcano. In-room binoculars make it easy to spot whales that roam the waterways. The friendly, helpful staff creates a warm and relaxed atmosphere and innkeeper Tony Carter, a marine biologist, is always on hand to answer questions.

Copper Whale Inn History

The Copper Whale Inn was built in 1939 by a local doctor, which makes this home historic by Anchorage standards (the city was founded in 1917). The Inn’s main house is one of the few buildings that survived the 1964 Anchorage earthquake. The innkeeper loves to discuss the inn’s storied past, as well as talk about the state’s marine and wildlife treasures. The historic Copper Whale Inn stands in stark contrast to the downtown high-rises.

Common Areas at Copper Whale Inn

Lush gardens grace the exterior in the summer. Inside, the cozy and inviting living room with a stone-trimmed fireplace is shared as a place to relax between adventures.

Dining at Copper Whale Inn

The inn’s complimentary breakfast includes fresh-baked biscuits, yogurt, bagels, danishes, strudel, muffins, cereal, local seasonal delicacies, juices, tea and coffee, as well as an ample selection of fresh fruit, which is shipped in from warmer climates. For lunch or dinner, many of Anchorage’s fine selection of eateries are within easy walking distance from the Copper Whale Inn.

Nearby Attractions to Copper Whale Inn

Located in the west end of downtown, this inn offers easy access to Anchorage’s museums, attractions, restaurants, business district and shopping. There is also an 11-mile coastal trail one block away from the inn. The Copper Whale Inn has its own bike rental kiosk on site in the summer to explore these nearby attractions. Flightseeing tours to Katmai, Lake Clark or Denali National Park are available for nearby exploration.

Accommodations at Copper Whale Inn

The 15 warm, cozy guest rooms include wi-fi, hair dryer, cable TV, clock radio, iron and ironing board and free local calls. Rooms have views of the Cook Inlet, mountains or gardens. The Copper Whale Inn offers suites and rooms with queen and/or twin beds, with private or shared bathroom options.

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