An innkeeper is an NPC, typically inside an inn, that offers characters the opportunity to create a binding point for a [Hearthstone]. Most innkeepers are also either general goods vendors or food and drink vendors, though some innkeepers do not sell anything at all. In the uncommon case that an Innkeeper is not also a merchant, his/her only reaction to being spoken to is to set your home to their inn.

When using the tracking system with the minimap they will appear with a hearthstone (Inngossipicon.png) at their locations. This may not always help as some locations that may contain an inn may not contain an innkeeper.

To set or change the bind point for your [Hearthstone], talk to an innkeeper and click make this inn your home.

If you have destroyed your  [Hearthstone] you will get a new one when you set the bind point with an innkeeper.

As of patch 2.3, your pointer changes when you move it over an innkeeper NPC who you can bind to:

Pointer hearth on 32x32.png interact with innkeeper Pointer hearth off 32x32.png innkeeper out of range

Alliance Crest Alliance Innkeepers

Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.
Location Zone Innkeeper Inn Services Notes
Old Town Stormwind City  Maegan Tillman Pig and Whistle Tavern Vendor
Dwarven District Stormwind City  Thaegra Tillstone The Golden Keg Vendor
Stormglen Village Gilneas  Willa Arnes Worgen only!
Duskhaven Gilneas  Willa Arnes Worgen only!
Lor'danel Darkshore  Innkeeper Kyteran
Windshear Hold Stonetalon Mountains  Alithia Fallowmere Fallowmere Inn Vendor
Northwatch Expedition Base Camp Stonetalon Mountains  Lyanath Base Camp Inn Vendor
Thal'darah Overlook Stonetalon Mountains  Valos Shadowrest Vendor
Farwatcher's Glen Stonetalon Mountains  Innkeeper Bernice Vendor
Swiftgear Station The Wetlands  Innkeeper Daughny Vendor
Greenwarden's Grove The Wetlands  Innkeeper Larisal
Fort Livingston Northern Stranglethorn  Livingston Marshal Vendor
Honor's Stand Southern Barrens  Logistics Officer Renaldo Vendor
Northwatch Hold Southern Barrens  Keep Watcher Kerry Vendor
Fort Triumph Southern Barrens  Logistics Officer Salista Vendor
Stormfeather Outpost The Hinterlands  Innkeeper Keirnan Vendor
Dreamer's Rest Feralas  Andoril Vendor
Chillwind Camp Western Plaguelands  Mother Matterly Vendor
Dragon's Mouth The Badlands  Ivan Zypher Vendor
Talonbranch Glade Felwood  Denmother Ulrica Vendor
The Harborage Swamp of Sorrows  Verad Vendor
Nethergarde Keep Blasted Lands  Mama Morton Vendor
Surwich Blasted Lands  Donna Berrymore Vendor
Seafarer's Tomb Kelp'thar Forest  Erunak Stonespeaker The Briny Cutter Vendor
Tranquil Wash Shimmering Expanse  Anissa Matherly
Darkbreak Cove Abyssal Depths  Barracks Officer Milson
Highbank Twilight Highlands  Innkeeper Francis Vendor Only available after completion of A [30-35] Aiming High.
Highbank Twilight Highlands  Innkeeper Teresa Vendor Only available after completion of A [30-35] Aiming High.
Firebeard's Patrol Twilight Highlands  Innkeeper Corlin
Thundermar Twilight Highlands  Naveen Tendernose
Kirthaven Twilight Highlands  Vaughn Blusterbeard
Victor's Point Twilight Highlands  Ben Mora Vendor

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.
Location Zone Innkeeper Inn Services Notes
Tradewinds Market Boralus  Wesley Rockhold Snug Harbor Inn Vendor
Mariner's Row Boralus  Jaela Billman The Curious Octopus Vendor
Hatherford Tiragarde Sound  Dandy Jones Tide's Inn Vendor
Bridgeport Tiragarde Sound  Lidia Plank Shelter Storm Inn
Kennings Lodge Tiragarde Sound  Heather Morgan Vendor
Norwington Estate Tiragarde Sound  Terry Rigglesmith Norwington Inn Vendor
Anglepoint Wharf Tiragarde Sound  Tom Fishbury Vendor
Vigil Hill Tiragarde Sound  Gordon Fine Stealthy Vagrant Vendor
Freehold Tiragarde Sound  Jill McHoonigan Dead Man's Tale Vendor
Arom's Stand Drustvar  Owen Northwood Northwood Home
Watchman's Rise Drustvar  Quartermaster Rickard VendorRepair
Falconhurst Drustvar  Alisha Darkwater Falcon's Roost Vendor
Brennadam Stormsong Valley  "Nasty" Buck The Golden Flagon Vendor
Millstone Hamlet Stormsong Valley  Carol Netley Netley Inn Vendor
Fort Daelin Stormsong Valley  Staff Sergeant Cotner Vendor
Tidecross Stormsong Valley  Sister Alison Vendor
Veiled Grotto Zuldazar  Glaston Vendor Only available after completion of A [50] Veiled Grotto.
Verdant Hollow Zuldazar  Falloughue the Hospitable Vendor Only available after completion of A [50] Verdant Hollow.
Mistvine Ledge Zuldazar  Corgon Gumsprocket Vendor Only available after completion of A [50] Mistvine Ledge.
Mugamba Overlook Zuldazar  Eryssa Riversong Vendor Only available after completion of A [50] Mugamba Overlook.
Castaway Encampment Zuldazar  Oliva Vendor
Redfield's Watch Nazmir  Priestess Emirrin Vendor
Fort Victory Nazmir  Priestess Islara Vendor
Shatterstone Harbor Vol'dun  Caregiver Mila Vendor
Vulture's Nest Vol'dun  Jessamine Blakemore Only available after completion of A [50] Vulture's Nest.
Mezzamere Nazjatar  Enizo Vendor Added in patch 8.2.0.

Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.
Location Zone Innkeeper Inn Services Notes

Horde Crest Horde Innkeepers

Cataclysm This section concerns content related to Cataclysm.
Location Zone Innkeeper Inn Services Notes
Shipwreck Shore The Lost Isles  Grimy Greasefingers Goblins only!
Town-In-A-Box The Lost Isles  Grimy Greasefingers Goblins only!
The Bulwark Tirisfal Glades  Provisioner Elda Vendor
Forsaken Rear Guard Silverpine Forest  Commander Hickley Vendor
The Sludge Fields Hillsbrad Foothills  Innkeeper Hershberg Vendor
Eastpoint Tower Hillsbrad Foothills  Innkeeper Durgens Vendor
Hardwrench Hideaway Cape of Stranglethorn  Innkeeper Draxle Vendor
Hiri'watha Research Station The Hinterlands  Bitsy Vendor
Andorhal Western Plaguelands  Roman Garner
Dreadmaul Hold Blasted Lands  Innkeeper Grak Vendor
Valley of Honor Orgrimmar  Innkeeper Nufa The Wyvern's Tail Vendor
Valley of Wisdom Orgrimmar  Miwana Miwana's Longhouse Vendor
Orgrimmar Embassy Orgrimmar  Tinza Silvermug Vendor
Valley of Spirits Orgrimmar  Sijambi Vendor
Grol'dom Farm Northern Barrens  Innkeeper Kerntis Vendor
Nozzlepot's Outpost Northern Barrens  Innkeeper Kritzle Vendor
Bilgewater Harbor Azshara  Grimy Greasefingers
Bilgewater Harbor Azshara  Mixi Vendor
Silverwind Refuge Ashenvale  Innkeeper Chin'toka Vendor
Zoram'gar Outpost Ashenvale  Innkeeper Duras Vendor
Hellscream's Watch Ashenvale  Innkeeper Linkasa Vendor
Krom'gar Fortress Stonetalon Mountains  Felonius Stark Vendor
Hunter's Hill Southern Barrens  Innkeeper Hurnahet Vendor
Desolation Hold Southern Barrens  Innkeeper Lhakadd Vendor
Camp Ataya Feralas  Adene Treetotem Vendor
Stonemaul Hold Feralas  Chonk Vendor
Seafarer's Tomb Kelp'thar Forest  Erunak Stonespeaker The Immortal Coil Vendor
Legion's Rest Shimmering Expanse  Zun'ja
Tenebrous Cavern Abyssal Depths  Innkeeper Nerius
Dragonmaw Port Twilight Highlands  Innkeeper Lutz Vendor Only available after completion of H [30-35] Traitor's Bait.
The Krazzworks Twilight Highlands  Innkeeper Geno
Bloodgulch Twilight Highlands  Innkeeper Turk
Crushblow Twilight Highlands  Innkeeper Krum

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.
Location Zone Innkeeper Inn Services Notes
Windrunner's Sanctuary Dalaran  Uda the Beast The Filthy Animal Vendor
Windrunner's Sanctuary Dalaran  Abohba The Filthy Animal
The Nighthold Suramar  Maribeth Vendor Added in patch 7.3.5.

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.
Location Zone Innkeeper Inn Services Notes
The Great Seal Dazar'alor  Brillin the Beauty Vendor
The Zocalo Dazar'alor  Rosie the Hitmon Hot House
The Zocalo Dazar'alor  Rakle the Wretched Atal'Jani Vendor
Village in the Vines Zuldazar  Shado Vendor
Mugambala Zuldazar  Shimi the Slick Vendor
Xibala Zuldazar  Alitha Duskwing Vendor
Zo'bal Ruins Nazmir  Ru'ka Wayshrine of the Fallen Vendor
Vulpera Hideaway Vol'dun  Hagashi Vendor
Scorched Sands Outpost Vol'dun  Mozesha Vendor
Whistlebloom Oasis Vol'dun  Rhan'ka Goldtusk Inn Vendor
Temple of Akunda Vol'dun  Ziaeja Vendor Before H [30-50] Ending the Madness, she is called Akunda the Bountiful.
Plunder Harbor Tiragarde Sound  Innkeeper Petrai Vendor
Timberfell Outpost Tiragarde Sound  Nathanial Cumberbatch Vendor
Stonefist Watch Tiragarde Sound  Kez'rasda Gravespirit Vendor Only available after completion of H [50] Stonefist Watch.
Wolf's Den Tiragarde Sound  Joon Cloudgazer Vendor Only available after completion of H [50] The Wolf's Den.
Windfall Cavern Tiragarde Sound  Mahku Vendor Only available after completion of H [50] Windfall Cavern.
Krazzlefrazz Outpost Drustvar  Groggil Only available after completion of H [35-50] Krazzlefrazz Outpost.
Swiftwind Post Drustvar  Tala Rockwind Vendor Only available after completion of H [50] Swiftwind Post.
Hillcrest Pasture Stormsong Valley  Gahla Grimfang Vendor Only available after completion of H [50] Hillcrest Pasture.
Stonetusk Watch Stormsong Valley  Benedict Kells Vendor Only available after completion of H [50] Stonetusk Watch.
Newhome Nazjatar  Asme Seapearl Vendor Added in patch 8.2.0.

Shadowlands This section concerns content related to Shadowlands.
Location Zone Innkeeper Inn Services Notes

Neutral Neutral Innkeepers

Mists of Pandaria This section concerns content related to Mists of Pandaria.
Location Zone Innkeeper Inn Services Notes
Temple of Five Dawns The Wandering Isle  Cheng Dawnscrive Vendor Pandaren only!
Mandori Village The Wandering Isle  Lao Ma Liang The Laughing Crane Vendor Pandaren only!
Dawn's Blossom The Jade Forest  Peiji Goldendraft The Drunken Hozen Vendor
Dawn's Blossom The Jade Forest  Lin Windfur The Drunken Hozen Vendor
Jade Temple Grounds The Jade Forest  Fela Woodear The Dancing Serpent
Greenstone Village The Jade Forest  Graceful Swan Greenstone Inn Vendor
Tian Monastery The Jade Forest  Bolo the Elder Paur's Pub Vendor
Sri-La Village The Jade Forest  Lana the Sea Breeze Sri-La Inn
Pang's Stead Valley of the Four Winds  Nan Thunderfoot Thunderfoot Inn Vendor
Halfhill Valley of the Four Winds  Innkeeper Lei Lan The Lazy Turnip
Stoneplow Valley of the Four Winds  Nan the Mason Mug Stone Mug Tavern Vendor
Halfhill Valley of the Four Winds Farmer's Journal Farmer's Journal Sunsong Ranch Only available for reaching Exalted reputation with The Tillers and completing N [15-35] Inherit the Earth.
Zhu's Watch Krasarang Wilds  Rude Sho Wilds' Edge Inn Vendor
Crane Wing Refuge Krasarang Wilds  Ni the Merciful
Marista Krasarang Wilds  Cranfur the Noodler Marista's Bait & Brew Vendor
The Spring Road The Veiled Stair  Tong the Fixer Tavern in the Mists Vendor
Binan Village Kun-Lai Summit  Puli the Even Handed Binan Brew & Stew Vendor
The Grummle Bazaar Kun-Lai Summit  Li Goldendraft The Two Fisted Brew Vendor
Temple of the White Tiger Kun-Lai Summit  Master Lao
One Keg Kun-Lai Summit  Chiyo Mistpaw The Lucky Traveller Vendor
Kota Basecamp Kun-Lai Summit  Clover Keeper Vendor
Shado-Pan Fallback Kun-Lai Summit  Stained Mug Vendor
Zouchin Village Kun-Lai Summit  Liu Ze North Wind Tavern Vendor
Longying Outpost Townlong Steppes  Saito the Sleeping Shadow
Gao-Ran Battlefront Townlong Steppes  Kim the Quiet Vendor
Shado-Pan Garrison Townlong Steppes  Kali the Night Watcher Vendor
Klaxxi'vess Dread Wastes  Zit'tix Vendor
Soggy's Gamble Dread Wastes  San the Sea Calmer The Chum Bucket Vendor
Mistfall Village Vale of Eternal Blossoms  Bartender Tomro The Golden Rose Vendor

Dungeon information

WoW Icon update.png The subject of this section has been removed from World of Warcraft but is present in Classic.

In the original World of Warcraft, innkeepers could provide information about the location and lore of dungeons players could access, in the form of dialogue shared between all innkeeper NPCs in the game. The dialogue about specific dungeons is only unlocked when a player reached the appropriate level for that dungeon, and some may only be visible to certain factions (for example, only Alliance players can ask for information about the Deadmines).

Many of these summaries were also present in the "World Dungeons" guide on the World of Warcraft Community Site.

Gossip Tell me about dungeons I could explore.
Are you interested in exploring one of these dungeons?
Gossip Blackrock Depths
Blackrock Mountain lies between Searing Gorge in the north and Burning Steppes in the south.
Gossip Can you tell me more about this place?
Once the capital city of the Dark Iron dwarves, this volcanic labyrinth now serves as the seat of power for Ragnaros the Firelord. Ragnaros has uncovered the secret to creating life from stone and plans to build an army of unstoppable golems to aid him in conquering the whole of Blackrock Mountain. Obsessed with defeating Nefarian and his draconic minions, Ragnaros will go to any extreme to achieve final victory.
Gossip Sunken Temple
The Sunken Temple can be found in the center of a great lake in eastern Swamp of Sorrows.
Gossip Can you tell me more about this place?
Over a thousand years ago a group of troll priests known as the Atal'ai attempted to bring back an ancient blood god named Hakkar the Soulflayer. After the resulting civil war the priests were defeated and exiled to the Swamp of Sorrows. There they erected a temple to Hakkar to prepare for his arrival into the physical world. The dragon Aspect Ysera soon learned of the Atal'ai's plans and smashed the temple beneath the marshes. To this day, the temple's ruins are guarded by the mighty green dragons.
Gossip Blackrock Spire
Blackrock Mountain lies between Searing Gorge in the north and Burning Steppes in the south.
Gossip Can you tell me more about this place?
The mighty fortress carved within the fiery bowels of Blackrock Mountain was held by the sinister Dark Iron dwarves for centuries until Nefarian - the cunning son of the dragon, Deathwing - took control of the upper Spire and made war on the dwarves' holdings in the mountain's volcanic depths. Realizing that the dwarves were led by the mighty fire elemental, Ragnaros - Nefarian vowed to crush his enemies and claim the whole of Blackrock mountain for himself.
Gossip Dire Maul
The ruins of Dire Maul stand in central Ferelas[sic].
Gossip Can you tell me more about this place?
Built twelve thousand years ago by a covert sect of night elf sorcerers, the ancient city of Eldre'Thalas was used to protect Queen Azshara's most prized arcane secrets. Though it was ravaged by the Great Sundering of the world, much of the wondrous city still stands as the imposing Dire Maul. The ruins' three distinct districts have been overrun by all manner of creatures - especially the spectral highborne, foul satyr and brutish ogres.
Gossip Stratholme
The ruined city of Stratholme lies in the Eastern Plaguelands to the north of the Plaguewood.
Gossip Can you tell me more about this place?
Once the jewel of northern Lordaeron, the city of Stratholme is where Prince Arthas turned against his mentor, Uther Lightbringer, and slaughtered hundreds of his own subjects who were believed to have contracted the plague of undeath. Arthas' surrender to the Lich King soon followed. The broken city is now inhabited by the undead Scourge - led by the powerful lich, Kel'Thuzad, and a contingent of Scarlet Crusaders, led by Grand Crusader Dathrohan. The two sides are locked in constant, violent combat.
Gossip Scholomance
The School of Necromancy known as Scholomance is on the ruined island of Caer Darrow in the Western Plaguelands.
Gossip Can you tell me more about this place?
The Scholomance is housed in crypts beneath the Caer Darrow keep. Once owned by the noble Barov family, the keep fell to ruin after the Second War. As the wizard Kel'Thuzad enlisted followers for his Cult of the Damned, he often promised immortality for those who served his Lich King. The Barovs fell to his influence and donated their keep, but the cultists killed the family and turned the crypts into a school of necromancy. Though Kel'Thuzad no longer resides there, cultists and instructors still remain.
Gossip Deadmines
The Deadmines can be found beneath Moonbrook in the south of Westfall.
Gossip Can you tell me more about this place?
Once the greatest gold production center in the human lands, the Dead Mines[sic] are now inhabited by the Defias Brotherhood, who have turned the dark tunnels into their private sanctum. It is rumored that the thieves have conscripted the clever goblins to help them build something terrible at the bottom of the mines - but what that may be is still uncertain. Rumor has it that the way into the Deadmines lies through the quiet, unassuming village of Moonbrook.
Gossip Wailing Caverns
The Wailing Caverns has its entrance at the Lushwater Oasis southwest of Crossroads in the Barrens.
Gossip Can you tell me more about this place?
Recently, a night elf druid named Naralex discovered a network of underground caverns within the heart of the Barrens. Believing he could use the caverns' springs to restore lushness to the Barrens, the druid began siphoning the energies of the fabled Emerald Dream. His vision somehow became a nightmare, however, and soon the Wailing Caverns changed into a den of vicious, deadly predators. It is said that Naralex still resides somewhere inside the labyrinth, trapped beyond the edges of the Emerald Dream.
Gossip Shadowfang Keep
Shadowfang Keep is in southern Silverpine just north of Pyrewood Village.
Gossip Can you tell me more about this place?
Frustrated by the Dalaran wizards' lack of progress against the undead during the Third War, the Archmage Arugal elected to summon the extra-dimensional worgen to bolster his side's diminishing ranks. The wolf-men slaughtered the Scourge, then quickly turned on the wizards themselves and laid siege to the keep of the noble, Baron Silverlaine. The fort quickly fell into shadow and ruin. Driven mad with guilt, Arugal adopted the worgen as his children and retreated to the newly dubbed 'Shadowfang Keep'.
Gossip Blackfathom Deeps
Blackfathom Deeps can be found at the north end of Zoram Strand along the coast of Ashenvale.
Gossip Can you tell me more about this place?
Situated along the Zoram Strand of Ashenvale, Blackfathom Deeps was once a glorious temple dedicated to the night elves' moon-goddess Elune. However, the great Sundering shattered the temple - sinking it beneath the waves of the Veiled Sea. There it remained untouched - until, drawn by its ancient power - the naga and satyr emerged to plumb its secrets. Legends hold that the ancient beast, Aku'mai, has taken up residence within the temple's ruins.
Gossip Gnomeregan
Gnomeregan can be found in western Dun Morogh.
Gossip Can you tell me more about this place?
Located in Dun Morogh, Gnomeregan has been the gnomes' capital city for generations, though it was recently infested by mutant troggs. In a desperate attempt to retaliate, High Tinker Mekkatorque ordered the emergency venting of the city's radioactive waste tanks. Though the troggs became irradiated, their siege continued unabated and the gnomes were forced to seek refuge in the dwarven city of Ironforge, where the High Tinker now enlists brave souls to help his people reclaim their beloved city.
Gossip Razorfen Kraul
Razorfen Kraul can be found on the very southern tip of the Barrens on the west side of the road.
Gossip Can you tell me more about this place?
During the War of the Ancients, the demigod Agamaggan came forth to battle the Burning Legion. The colossal boar was defeated, and over time in the areas where his blood fell, massive thorn-ridden vines sprouted to life. The quilboar came to occupy these regions and hold them sacred. The heart of these massive thorn-colonies is the Razorfen. Razorfen Kraul was conquered by the crone, Charlga Razorflank, who some speculate has been negotiating with agents of the Scourge for some insidious purpose.

See also