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Puffin Inn of Anchorage

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Property entrance
Front of property
Deluxe Suite, 2 Queen Beds | Down comforters, desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Free daily continental breakfast
Lobby lounge

Overview of Puffin Inn of Anchorage

Puffin Inn of Anchorage

2.0 star property
7.2 out of 10 Good
7.2/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Pet friendly
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
4400 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK, 99517

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Hood Harbor2 min drive
  • Popular LocationAlaska Aviation Heritage Museum4 min drive
  • AirportAnchorage, AK (ANC-Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.)4 min drive
  • Popular LocationPrince William Sound5 min drive

Room options

About this area


Puffin Inn of Anchorage is located in Turnagain, a neighborhood in Anchorage with good airport proximity. Oscar Anderson House Museum and Fourth Avenue Theatre are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Pop Carr Park and Prince William Sound. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Mulcahy Stadium or Anchorage Football Stadium. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing, and don't miss out on the snowshoeing.

What's nearby

  • Lake Hood Harbor - 2 min drive
  • Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum - 4 min drive
  • Prince William Sound - 5 min drive
  • Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center - 6 min drive
  • Tony Knowles Coastal Trail - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Anchorage Alaska Railroad Depot - 10 min drive
  • Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. Airport (ANC) - 4 min drive


  • Rustic Goat - 3 min drive
  • McDonald's - 4 min walk
  • Wendy's - 2 min walk
  • Fiori D'Italia - 12 min walk
  • Gwennies Old Alaska Restaurant - 6 min walk

About this property

Puffin Inn of Anchorage

Motel located in Turnagain
You can look forward to free continental breakfast, a free roundtrip airport shuttle, and a grocery/convenience store at Puffin Inn of Anchorage. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with laundry facilities and a fireplace in the lobby.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • A gift shop, smoke-free premises, and free newspapers
  • A water dispenser, luggage storage, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast, helpful staff, and proximity to the airport
Room features
All 85 rooms include comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews speak well of the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Down comforters, rollaway/extra beds (surcharge), and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers



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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • 24-hour free roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times and on request
  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Things to do

  • Gym

Family friendly

  • Free crib
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Braille/raised signage
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes
  • Down comforter
  • Free crib
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


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


  • Flat-screen TV with premium cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3 PM - 2:30 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per day (maximum USD 200 per stay)
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
2 per room
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 18 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 250.00 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per day (maximum USD 200 per stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Puffin Anchorage
Puffin Inn
Puffin Inn Anchorage
Puffin Hotel Anchorage
Puffin Inn of Anchorage Motel
Puffin Inn of Anchorage Anchorage
Puffin Inn of Anchorage Motel Anchorage

Frequently asked questions

Is Puffin Inn of Anchorage pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows pets (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 25 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Puffin Inn of Anchorage?

As of Jun 1, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Puffin Inn of Anchorage on Jun 2, 2023 start from $207.2, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Puffin Inn of Anchorage?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Puffin Inn of Anchorage?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 2:30 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Puffin Inn of Anchorage?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Puffin Inn of Anchorage provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's a free airport shuttle that runs on request.

Where is Puffin Inn of Anchorage located?

Located in Turnagain, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake Hood Harbor, DeLong Lake Park, and Pop Carr Park. Business Park Wetlands Special Management Area and Arctic Benson Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).




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10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very near the airport, friendly staff. Excellent,hot coffee and modest breakfast.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Close to the airport was helpful...
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

4/10 Poor


Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I reserved a moderate room by mistake and found it to be dirty, it had a bad odor and the bathroom door wouldn't close. I was very disappointed. I stayed in one of the deluxe rooms 2 days that was adequate but nothing special, nothing like the moderate room.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

4/10 Poor


Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Rooms do not get cleaned daily.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
A quick layover. Room was in annex building. Clean, quiet. Comfortable bed. Good free breakfast. Free shuttle to and from airport.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very convenient with free shuttle to the airport Modest but clean Friendly staff
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Wasn't as expected.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness
Pros, the place was very clean and the desk staff very friendly and tried to help as much as possible. However the place was understaffed making their job hard. Cons, the room was not ready, not cleaned at 6:30 pm. Maintenance is lax, bathroom door stuck and did not close, outlet to the coffee pot was dead, and the guard was missing from the blow drier. It ate some of my wife's hair. The place is made up of at least 3 different buildings and the rooms appear to vary a lot from building to building. The best seems to be the main building with an elevator, one of the buildings is 3 stories without an elevator. Make sure you know what you are getting.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023