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Qupqugiaq Inn

640 West 36th Avenue , Anchorage, AK 99503 USA (Show map)
5 Reviews
$70 - $99
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There is no place like Qupqugiaq Inn. Much more than just an affordable hotel, our guests enjoy a truly special experience with interiors that boast: Organic, unusual architecture, flowing curves, handcrafted furniture, and international themes in each room. We have twenty-five rooms with private or shared baths, and prices to fit all budgets. Each room has high speed Internet access, phones with voice mail, and Satellite TV with HBO. Our common area has a kitchen and cyber bar. Qupqugiaq Inn has modern amenities and rustic Alaskan charm, and is located in central Anchorage.

Rooms & Rates

Africa getaway

This room features themes from Africa, over looking a balcony and located down our spiral hallway. It has one double bed and one twin bed , with private bathroom located inside the room .

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $50 - $97

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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service3.2
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness3.6
  • Dining3.6

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This place has bed bugs

1.2 on July 23, 2014

Let me start here: THIS PLACE HAS BED BUGS. If you love being bitten by bed bugs, then this is the place for you. The last night of my four night stay at the Qupqugiaq, I was moved to a different room than I had previously been in. I slept in shorts and a t-shirt. When I woke up, the all of the skin that wasn't protected by my clothing was covered in bug bites. I'm not talking about a few. DOZENS OF BUG BITES. All over my arms, my legs, my neck. It was absolutely revolting. That really should be all you need to know, but there's more. Other highlights of the Qupqugiaq Inn: My second night there, I got up in the morning and went to the shared bathroom to shower and get ready for work. When I was finished, I returned to my room and found that my key card was not working. I couldn't get back into my room. I went to the front desk, and there was no one there. I called their posted "emergency number" but no one answered. All of my stuff (my shoes, my car keys, my purse) was locked in my room. So I had to wait in the lobby for someone to show up. It was over TWO HOURS before anyone from the staff arrived. By that point I was an hour and a half late to work. What kind of a hotel doesn't have anyone on the premise until 10:15? Why isn't there someone to pick up their so-called "emergency line"? What if there had been a genuine emergency? What if I had gotten locked out after a trip to the bathroom at 3:00 am? It just goes to show how little regard they have for their guests. I would never, never stay at this disgusting pit of an inn ever again. If I could give it zero stars, I would. Unless you're some kind of entomologist who wants to study bed bugs, STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE.

Conscious Travel Evolving At Qupqugiaq Inn!

4.6 on July 26, 2013

They are making improvements , and upgrading after 24 years servicing travelers. I have read the bad reviews that people posted on the renovation and thought- wow- I wonder what they will say when they return and find it to be the most enchanting inn they have ever seen before. I do mean "enchanting" , there are spiral hallways, curves and angles that surround the whole inside and outside of Qupqugiaq Inn. Lonely Planet actually did stay here, not just write some review on them. It is true that if you really want affordable , quality and conscious travel it would have to be Qupqugiaq Inn. Jen is the manager and she is helpful, funny and a great host. I really love this place and it is hard to say good bye, so I hope to return when the first ever PODS in the Northwest Hemisphere are built and climb into one!! Thanks everyone at the Q for our stay. Respectfully , The Wilsons from North Carolina.

A good place to stay, a good price to pay.

2.8 on August 19, 2009

We liked this quirky, unconventional yet heartwarming inn. Loved the curved halls and the woodwork. Cherished the decent regard for all humanity displayed here.

Quaint and pleasant

5 on July 16, 2009

The most hospitable, quaint, pleasant and clean B&B I have ever stayed at. The most exceptional and helpful employees I have ever encountered!

A special place

4.6 on July 02, 2007

We had a great stay at this fun, unique place. It is unlike any place that we have had the pleasure to visit around the world. Our room was thoughtfully furnished, with unique style.

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Location Type



Anchorage, AK (ANC) 2 miles

Directions to property:

We are located in midtown Anchorage, close to a number of restaurants, as well as the main public library, laundromats and movie theaters.

Area Attractions

Gourmet/Fine Dining, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Just 15 minutes from Alaska!, Performing Theater, Picnic area

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Computer, Fax Machine , Full kitchen available for guests, Authentic Turkish restaurant

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fridge, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Evening events for learning and community., Insightful conversations at breakfast., Meet people from all over the world., Great experience in Alaska., Shopping

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  • Check In:: 1pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

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  • Deposit Amount Required: $15 non-refundable deposit for each night of stay. Remainder due by noon on day of reservation.
  • Cancellations: You may make any changes until 11am on the day of the reservation.



Geoff and Jennifer

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

We are creating a network of 'Conscious Alaskan businesses,' which is meant to support and encourage businesses and travelers to explore the community, ecology, spirit, and justice of their relationships. Details are available on our website.

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  • Cost: 3 per person
  • Time Served: 6am to 10 am
  • Serving Location: Europa Bakery, Breakfast Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Serrantos

Signature Dish

Iskander Kebab
Serrantos Mexican Restaurant is located right downstairs , with authentic mexican food . Very reasonable prices too.

Details Diamond Collection

640 West 36th Avenue , Anchorage, AK 99503 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ gift card purchase