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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights for a romantic getaway without the kids. Fun rustic inn with great views of penn cove. Close to Langley and Coupeville for further ventures afoot. We went in the off season and it was quiet and relaxing. Skip any culinary adventures in the restaurant. The menu is eclectic but not in an inspiring...

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to stay at an older, yet nice hotel, this is a good place to stay. The rooms were clean and neat. Lots of interesting antique furniture and decorations. Just be aware that if you're a light sleeper, or if you don't like communal bathrooms, this isn't the place for you.

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is such a special place full of character and charm. We stayed in the inn upstairs with the creaky floors and shared bathroom. If you stay in room 8 it is a bit noisey because you are right over the dinning room. But all the rooms are very sweet. I just wish the sink in the room had hot...

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Harrison Hot Springs, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2016

although the owners/staff were great, I was disappointed in the accomodation. The view was fantastic from every direction but the room...well, the bed was the most uncomfortable I have ever slept in and although the room was clean, it was spartan in the extreme. Mind you we did not stay in the oldest building but in an outlying "Lagoon" room...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Started the evening outside with drinks overlooking the water with a spectacular view of Mt. Baker. Lovely dinner inside. Halibut entree (in season) was perfect with shaved asparagus salad and califlower purée. Side of garlic roasted beets was delicious. Service was good and not hurried.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Was supposed to attend a family wedding at the end of July and had booked 2 nights. Suffered a heart attack 7 days prior and when wife tried to cancel was told had to pay 1 night. When I got my credit card statement was charged for both nights. When I called to inquire was told the book keeper was...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The Captain Whidbey Inn is rustic. The main building is a heritage place with very squeaky floors. It has gorgeous views and a beautiful setting with lovely grounds. The lagoon rooms look like old motels from the fifties. The only plug that would hold a charger was in the bathroom. The other plugs were too loose and the charger fell...

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Angier, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

On a recent motorcycle ride from NC, Captain Whidbey's was a surprising find. It was friendly, quaint, picturesque and a perfect place to lay one's head. The included breakfast was delightful, with lots of fresh fruit. It was the perfect halfway stop on my 8,000 mile ride. I would go back, with it as my destination.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Captain Whidbey Inn is a "mixed bag". Definitely not 4 or 5 Star. Pros: Beautiful setting, crisp, clean air and stunning water views Lovely beach, and walking paths through the lush woodlands Amazing garden! I want it. Lilies, herbs, fruit and veggies. Stunning and obviously loved. Great Customer Service - polite, informed, excellent follow-through (Reservation Desk) Lovely public spaces...

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Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The grounds of this quaint inn are stunning and incredibly peaceful. From the view to the gardens to the lagoon and lawn, you can just relax and breathe in the fresh salt air. The Inn itself is so quirky and full of personality. Around each corner is a little surprise or throw back of some sort. A feast for the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Captain Whidbey Inn is an enchanting log inn that was hand-built in 1907. Located on the shores of Penn Cove inside the Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, the Inn is centrally located for nature enthusiasts, island explorers and those seeking the charm of historic Northwest towns by the sea. Activities popular with guests include hiking, kayaking, cycling, antiquing, horseback riding, fishing, wine-tasting, and beachcombing. With both rustic and modern accommodations, the Captain Whidbey Inn offers three types of lodging: quaint log-walled rooms in the inn itself, romantic private waterfront cabins, and the more modern Lagoon rooms. Guests staying at the Inn will enjoy the various water views on the property and from many guest rooms, on-site dining in our restaurant, a fun happy hour in the tavern, Complimentary continental breakfast, parking and WiFi are included in each reservation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Captain Whidbey Inn

Address: 2072 West Captain Whidbey Inn Road, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 98239
Region: United States > Washington > Whidbey Island > Coupeville
Price Range: RM577 - RM946 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Captain Whidbey Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Would love to give the Captain a better review but.....Stayed in cabin 32, on 8/14/-8/15. Upon arrival went to early dinner, where we were pestered by fruit flies, in our face, on our plates,and drinks. Waitress refilled husbands water glass I told him I wouldn't drink it as I could see a dog hair and white particles floating around in it. The food as my husband described had no "Wow facture", 1-10 maybe 3. On Saturday morning we woke to no running water. Now things like this will happen, but we were VERY poorly accommodated. After 3 phone calls to the front desk (being told it would be fixed soon) my husband asked if there was a place we could get a shower. By this time it was noon and we had sat in our room all day, no coffee, no teeth brushing, no going to the bathroom, no breakfast, and not even a drop of water to drink. We were directed to room 14 across the driveway. After having to go to front desk, in a fresh from bed and grouchy state from no food or coffee, we got a key and walked to room 14 with once again with very poor directions. In room 14 we ran to use the toilet. While sitting there I noticed the floor towel was dirty. The soap and shampoo were open and in the shower and all the bath towels were wet. I had to walk back to office to get new towels. We had booked a cabin, highest priced room so we would have private bathroom, not to end up sharing one. If others needed a room to shower they should have refreshed it before sending us there. The bed was the worst made I have ever seen, sheets all wrinkled and not tucked, had to pull tight and tuck it before getting in. Bed very uncomfortable, woke with back pain trying not to roll into dip in center. Also had to step around a wet spot on the bedroom floor, found after stepping on with socks now soaked. They brought in a fan opened all our window so when we returned to room it was freezing, not to mention they left all our windows open with our belongings in there, I did not appreciate that at all. We also were not told there was free breakfast, found it on other reviews. The grounds are nice and the main building was beautiful. This could be an awesome place with better management and higher standards, for the price definitely not worthy. We were given 10% discount for water problems. What a joke, half price or a free nights stay to do the things we missed out on sounds more like it. We were told if we didn't agree with the 10% discount we could talk to the owner. That would have involved wasting or Sunday morning to try and see some of the Island before returning home. I don disagree with our service and compensation. Also as we left room 14 Why was a housekeeper cleaning drinking glasses to those rooms on the ground with a water spicket out the side of the building? Would have though I would only see something like that in a third world country.Hi, what would you like to know about this accommodation?

over a year ago

Would love to give the Captain a better review but.....Stayed in cabin 32, on 8/14/-8/15. Upon arrival went to early dinner, where we were pestered by fruit flies, in our face, on our plates,and drinks. Waitress refilled husbands water glass I told him I wouldn't drink it as I could see a dog hair and white particles floating around in it. The food as my husband described had no "Wow facture", 1-10 maybe 3. On Saturday morning we woke to no running water. Now things like this will happen, but we were VERY poorly accommodated. After 3 phone calls to the front desk (being told it would be fixed soon) my husband asked if there was a place we could get a shower. By this time it was noon and we had sat in our room all day, no coffee, no teeth brushing, no going to the bathroom, no breakfast, and not even a drop of water to drink. We were directed to room 14 across the driveway. After having to go to front desk, in a fresh from bed and grouchy state from no food or coffee, we got a key and walked to room 14 with once again with very poor directions. In room 14 we ran to use the toilet. While sitting there I noticed the floor towel was dirty. The soap and shampoo were open and in the shower and all the bath towels were wet. I had to walk back to office to get new towels. We had booked a cabin, highest priced room so we would have private bathroom, not to end up sharing one. If others needed a room to shower they should have refreshed it before sending us there. The bed was the worst made I have ever seen, sheets all wrinkled and not tucked, had to pull tight and tuck it before getting in. Bed very uncomfortable, woke with back pain trying not to roll into dip in center. Also had to step around a wet spot on the bedroom floor, found after stepping on with socks now soaked. They brought in a fan opened all our window so when we returned to room it was freezing, not to mention they left all our windows open with our belongings in there, I did not appreciate that at all. We also were not told there was free breakfast, found it on other reviews. The grounds are nice and the main building was beautiful. This could be an awesome place with better management and higher standards, for the price definitely not worthy. We were given 10% discount for water problems. What a joke, half price or a free nights stay to do the things we missed out on sounds more like it. We were told if we didn't agree with the 10% discount we could talk to the owner. That would have involved wasting or Sunday morning to try and see some of the Island before returning home. I don disagree with our service and compensation. Also as we left room 14 Why was a housekeeper cleaning drinking glasses to those rooms on the ground with a water spicket out the side of the building? Would have though I would only see something like that in a third world country.

over a year ago
Washougal, Washington
over a year ago

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“Ask for an updated bathroom.”
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“Have them put the heat on before your arrival.”
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“Rooms overlooking the lagoon are more private, quieter (unless you have heavy footed people upstairs) and more spacious.”
376karinar, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We did not stay the night ---just had Thanksgiving dinner (Brunch)”
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“Try to stay in the outlying buildings; the rooms are less noisy.”
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