Copper Whale Inn
440 L St
Anchorage, AK 99501 USA
I'm so glad the conference hotel was booked up. I found an inlet-facing, relaxing room here. Copper Whale sits between the Earth and Mars on the planet walk, is only about 2-3 blocks from the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail along the inlet, and is 5 (very short) blocks from the "arts" area on G Street (aka Darwin's). The walk to the anti-labor hotel hosting my conference was a bit longer but well worth it. Pretty much everything in Downtown Anchorage is an easy walk from here, and likely an even easier bike ride. And a bonus: This was less expensive than the conference hotel. This trip was taxpayer-funded, so that means something to me.
I was here for work, so I wasn't able to fully enjoy the B&B aspect. However, breakfast was available early enough to enjoy it out in the spring air. Quite nice coming from 90 degree weather in May. Here the tulips hadn't even opened. Ferns still were unfurling. Nice.
The folks here answered questions over email while I was in flight. I had forgotten that I'd be checking in very late (AKDT), but they have an easy way to handle it. I had to check out too early, but they seem ready to handle just about anything. Wi-Fi performance was better than at most hotels I've seen.
I chose the shared bathroom option. Not a problem considering I was only there to sleep. Well, except for that one night/morning families with teen girls stayed there…