Gateway to Alaska

Puffin Inn is cozy, convenient and close to everything. We call Anchorage the “Gateway to Alaska” because the entire state is easily accessible from here. Make Puffin Inn your basecamp and you’re in the perfect spot for daytrips to the little ski town of Girdwood, world-famous salmon fishing on the Kenai Peninsula, a whale-watching cruise in Whittier, lunch on a glacier in Matanuska Valley. Or numerous airports for a quick flight to everything else the Last Frontier has to offer. You could literally go see polar bears above the Arctic Circle and be back in your warm bed at Puffin Inn that same night.

Or stick around.

Anchorage is awesome. Right here in the city, you can go salmon fishing downtown, then hit a shopping mall, art gallery or movie theater. Go camping in Chugach State Park, hike Flattop Mountain or bike with sea breeze in your hair along the coastal trail. Anchorage is well-known for our high percentage of locally owned eateries and brewpubs that will send your tastebuds into overdrive. In fact, our favorite pizza joint was just voted 3rd best pizza restaurant in America. All that and more, all in our backyard.

(Watch out for moose. And bears. And bald eagles. And beluga whales. You get the picture.)

Puffin Inn Services: We provide complimentary continental breakfast to fuel your adventures and complimentary airport shuttle to get you here and back again.

Complimentary Services

We provide complimentary continental breakfast to fuel your adventures and complimentary airport shuttle to get you here and back again. We have a modern business center with computers and, of course, we provide free WiFi internet, air conditioning and exercise center. All hotel rooms are smoke-free so you can enjoy Alaska’s sweet, clean air. Also, the midnight sun is free.

The Puffin Inn offers pet-friendly hotel rooms! Check out the other services and accommodations we provide.

Pet-friendly rooms

Our goal is to be your Alaska home away from home, and there’s no better travel mate than your best friend. Some restrictions apply, so please call ahead to ensure your pet is okay. For example, no tigers, please. We’ll do whatever we can to make you – and your buddy – comfortable and ready to rock climb. Or fish. Or whatever Alaska adventure is on your agenda. Learn More

At the Puffin Inn we offer lots of services to make your stay better! From pet-friendly rooms to free wifi and airport shuttles, we've got you covered.

Newly renovated

Puffin Inn has completed an extensive renovation throughout our Deluxe and Boutique hotel rooms, and they’re pretty darned nice. But they’re not just nicer looking, they’re also more comfortable and more user-friendly. Among other upgrades, we replaced our beds with super comfy pillowtop mattresses and installed 42-inch TVs. Some rooms even have Jacuzzi tubs. So get ready to say, “Ahhhh…”

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The perfect stopover

Puffin Inn is conveniently located near the Ted Stevens International Airport, so it’s the perfect spot for a good night’s sleep and hot meal before venturing farther into the Last Frontier. Anchorage is the largest city in the state and offers all the amenities of a modern metropolis. Whether you’re coming to climb Denali or head to work on the North Slope, Puffin Inn makes your stopover easy and relaxing.