Puffin Inn of Anchorage

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Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds
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Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds

Overview of Puffin Inn of Anchorage

Puffin Inn of Anchorage

2.0 star property
No-frills motel in Anchorage

7,0/10 Good

928 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
4400 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK, 99517
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Computer station
  • Lobby fireplace
  • ATM/banking services
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Contactless check-out

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Lake Hood Harbor - 2 min drive
  • Earthquake Park - 4 min drive
  • William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center - 5 min drive
  • Anchorage Museum - 9 min drive
  • Sullivan Arena - 6 min drive
  • Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall - 10 min drive
  • Providence Alaska Medical Center - 7 min drive
  • University of Alaska - Anchorage - 12 min drive
  • Alaska Pacific University - 8 min drive
  • Dimond Center - 7 min drive
  • Port of Anchorage - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. Airport (ANC) - 5 min drive
  • Anchorage, AK (MRI-Merrill Field) - 9 min drive
  • Anchorage Alaska Railroad Depot - 6 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

About this property

Puffin Inn of Anchorage

Located just 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the airport, Puffin Inn of Anchorage offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can enjoy the fitness center, and hiking/biking trails, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing are nearby. Also, Dimond Center and Alaska Zoo are within a short drive. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out

Safety measures

Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 85 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 2:30 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 5 AM–9 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness center


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: USD 250.00 per accommodation, per stay

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Puffin Anchorage
Puffin Inn
Puffin Inn Anchorage
Puffin Hotel Anchorage
Puffin Inn of Anchorage Motel
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Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Slipping down the slippery slope.
Airport shuttle was 25 minutes late, for a 4 minute ride! Then at 9:00pm, the room wasn’t ready, even though check out is at 11:00am. Then the sink in the bathroom was broken so that the drain plug was stuck in the closed position so the sink would not drain! On the bright side, it’s the cheapest place to stay in Anchorage but it’s slipping. Years ago when I stayed here it was much better.
Eric, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Terrible Experience - Do Not Book
To all future customers: do not book this hotel ever! Customer service is non existent. The worst experience in my life. Booked two nights on a business trip which required me working remotely. Reception gave me the wifi password to connect. Dropped the bags, left the hotel to eat before work and came back to find out that wifi is not working. Tried to discuss this with reception only for them to tell me that many guests experience the same problem and this is not their fault. I informed them that I will need to leave the hotel immediately as I cannot stay not working - again business trip and wifi needed to work. I did not sleep in the bed, did not use bathroom or toilet, did not even sit on the chair as all I was trying to do was connecting to wifi which was not happening. I informed reception staff that I expected not to be charged for the hotel that I left because of no wifi and did not use the room or their facilities: only my luggage stayed in that room while I was out eating. They told me the manager would call me next day. Needless to say nobody called and then I saw a full night charge posted to my card. Called back to talk to the manager and no matter what I was saying she told me that because I canceled on arrival they charged me full night. It did not matter that wifi was advertised and not working. Neither it did that I did not use the room. She did not care either that I would not book in first place if I knew there was no wifi available.
2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Monica, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Could be better
We stayed at the annex building and it seemed okay at first, I looked in the fridge and there was an old pizza in there. We tried signing in with the Wi-Fi, but it wasn't working so I told the staff later on and they said it was down and they were trying to fix it. So we waited another day to see if it'll get fixed and it was still bad, I tried asking if they could move us to the other building but they weren't able to. They said that it was working, but on our end it wasn't working the whole week. The beds were comfortable and the breakfast was great! Their laundry closes at 10PM FYI, for anyone who does last minute laundry before checkout. So do your laundry before 10PM lol. It has a perfect location for me, there's a store nearby. I'll only stay here again IF I need to.
Andrea, 5-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Go elsewhere
This place was way overpriced for it’s condition. The floors in the hallways and in the room were filthy and stained with who knows what. The room was too hot and the window didn’t open and the air conditioner was pitiful.
Wanda, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Low cost for Anchorage, but not very good
Pretty disappointing. The wifi was not working for my whole stay. When I checked in, the water was running through the toilet all the time. A plastic part of the flushing mechanism had broken off and hammed under the flap. I solved that, but it took until the next day before the fixed it. The staff were polite, but they seemed disorganized and likely understaffed.
Jeffrey, 2-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Need to work on getting rooms ready.
The hotel is fine, just had a lot of problems with check-in. We got there about 6 pm and our room wasn’t ready. They told us 90 minutes until it was clean. When we came back in 90 they said they didn’t know it needed to be cleaned and we had to wait another 40 minutes. All this while watching others check into rooms in other parts of the hotel. Another couple said they had reservations there at the beginning of their trip and at the end and had the same issue both times.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a very nice stay and close to things enjoyed our stay very nice and neat and clean very comfortable beds
Andrew, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Barbara, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Robert, 1-night trip with friends
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