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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was here in october 15, with my family and father in law who lives in Soldotna. As a european I was surprised by the size of the rooms. They were huge, with very good bathrooms. Very close to the mart, where we could by beers, milk for the kids and snacks. Was a bit surprised by the breakfast, wich is... More 

Thank Arne N
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

We're thrilled that you were able to join us during your travels, Arne! It's always our goal to create a comfortable space to enjoy our town. I'm glad you enjoyed everything from the location to the breakfast, and we sure hope you'll keep us in mind if you travel in the area again. All the best, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More 

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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the prices for the rooms, you can do better right across the street. Breakfast was a no-go, no staff was in view and we could not figure out what we were supposed to do. Many better choices in Anchorage!

Thank dxdcurtis
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

I'm sorry to see that you did not enjoy your stay with us as much as we all would have hoped. We really do love what we do here, and we always strive to give our guests the best possible experience -- it definitely appears that we dropped that ball during your visit, and I'd like to apologize for any... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had only a few days to get my things into a storage unit and I got it done with the convenience of the Puffin Inn's location. To top it all off it was such a quiet stay and the front desk was even willing to help me out when I needed it! And they were such an awesome and... More 

Thank Barbara S
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

The pleasure was all ours, Barbara, so it's wonderful to know that you enjoyed your stay with us just as much as we did -- that's definitely always the goal! Cheers, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More 

Waterloo, Canada
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the Puffin Inn excellent. The room was huge and very comfortable. Breakfast was included which was standard fare. Puffin is located near a grocery store and other hotels with entertainment and excellent views. Although not the best hotel in the area, the price was the most reasonable for the accommodation provided. Will definitely stay here again when I'm... More 

Thank Foxsan
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear you felt like you were getting such a great deal with us! We aim to provide the best experience possible at the most affordable price, and it sounds like we achieved that on your visit. I hope to see you again the next time you're on a trip to Alaska! All the best, Sonja, Puffin Inn... More 

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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

First 2 nites we stayed in the "annex" or boutique area. Very nice! Large room, large frig, microwave, jet tub (not worth it). Do stay away from Spenard side due to noise, however. A week later we stayed in the "cheap (older)" section. Again, stay away from Spenard side. Very small! sink in bedroom. We weren't there a lot so... More 

Thank rafterflyfisher
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad we got the chance to take care of you on two different occasions! Thank you for staying in both our boutique and economy rooms. We want your stay to be as convenient as possible, so I'm happy to hear you took advantage of our continental breakfast and shuttle service. I'm also very pleased that Brittany took great care... More 

Portland, Oregon
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378 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed here as a couple, in the older section of the hotel. Our room was, as advertised, small and not very modern. But it had plenty of room for us and our luggage, and it was clean and the price was right. We appreciated the fact that it is only about a mile from the airport - we arrived... More 

Thank SnowyShasta
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad we could offer you an affordable option for your Anchorage visit! Being so close to the airport is a big plus for us, and preparing breakfast for you was no trouble at all. I hope you'll stay with us again the next time you're in town! Until next time, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More 

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82 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We've stayed in Anchorage several times, and this was our first stay at Puffin Inn. After looking at the pictures of the rooms online, I reserved a larger room, as the least expensive rooms looked very small. Our room was clean, comfortable, and had a refrigerator, stove top, and microwave, which we always appreciate when traveling. We had a room... More 

Thank BReall
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us on your most recent Anchorage trip! I'm glad you found your room to be comfortable and accommodating. As for the noises and curtains, our staff is ready to help you in any way they can, so next time, just let someone on our team know about any issues and they'll do their best to fix... More 

E Randolph, VT
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Bed was comfortable only stayed one of the two nights reserved. Room 1221 right on corner closest to the road and the traffic was very loud. Front desk very gracious. Eateries near by. If you are going for cheap and comfy bed this works. Just bring your earplugs or ask for main building.

Thank jadstrim
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! I'm very glad our front desk staff took good care of you and made solid restaurant suggestions. As for the traffic noise from the highway, you're always more than welcome to request a different room if the one you're in isn't to your liking. I hope we get a chance to take care of... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the annex building. Good clean and spacious room. The pickup from airport was quick. The staff was great. The breakfast was limited but sufficient. I would definitely recommend the Puffin Inn.

Thank sandra h
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments, Sandra! I love hearing that our team took great care of you on your stay, and I'm glad you found our breakfast and airport shuttle to be convenient. I hope you'll spend your next night in Anchorage with us! Sincerely. Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

It is great and decent place with great value. We arrive there pretty late, the front desk person is very nice and helpful. There is a lot people during breakfast, the food is not that quite enough. They wouldn't continue breakfast after exact 9am.

Thank Kuo F
Sonja J, Owner at Puffin Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad you found us to be such a great value! Happy to hear our front desk staff took great care of you. We can get quite busy during breakfast, but if there's ever anything you need, just let someone on our team know and they'll help you out. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Sonja, Puffin Inn Management More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whether your vacation brings you to Anchorage for one night or many, Puffin Inn offers convenient access to area attractions such as Chugach State Park, the Seward Highway and the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Our hotel is also minutes from metropolitan entertainment in downtown Anchorage and a short drive to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.Puffin Inn offers special conveniences to enhance your stay. We offer free shuttle service to and from the airport, a business center, an exercise room, laundry facilities and pet-friendly accommodations. Guests also enjoy a complimentary breakfast served daily in our lobby breakfast area. Internet access is available throughout the hotel.Rest assured that you will have a relaxing guest experience at an affordable rate when you choose our convenient lodging. Puffin Inn offers a variety of lodging options suitable for any traveler. Our lodge has 85 guest rooms and suites separated into 4 room styles: Deluxe, Moderate, Boutique and Original. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Puffin Inn

Address: 4400 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99517
Region: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
Price Range: $56 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Puffin Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 85
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Puffin Hotel Anchorage
Puffin Inn Anchorage, Alaska
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