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Mount Aurora Lodge

Nice friendly staff. Nice clean cozy room.

Like this hotel. Very nice hotel staff and very clean cozy room. perfect location for viewing the Aurora because it is far away from the city. Winter time road to get here is very slippery , need AWD.

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5 months ago

5

Hotel North Pole

Convenient Location to Eielson AFB

This hotel is the place to stay for conducting business at Eielson AFB. It is much closer to the base than the hotels in Fairbanks. The facility and the rooms were very clean and nicely appointed. The staff was friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was very nice. The location was quiet and next door to Safeway and Pagoda Restaurant (The best Chinese food in the Fairbanks area).

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7 months ago

4

Sophie Station Suites

Hotel with kitchen close to supermarkets

I am trying to eat healthily and save money while on vacation. Sophie Station met all of my need. The rooms came with a kitchen that had dishes, silverware, cookware, and appliances like a water heater, a microwave, a toaster, etc.

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4 months ago

4

Chena Hot Springs Resort

We got most of what we came for

I've been going to Chena Hot Springs since 1972 and have been witness to many changes, but I'm happy to say for the most part, it never changes and is always a fun adventure. It was my friends first visit and she was delighted! I must say we were both disappointed that we could not tour the Ice Hotel, or even go in for a drink. It seems the tours are done 'when enough people sign up and pay the tour fee' and as we had a schedule we could not hang around waiting for 'enough people to sign up' and the bar inside the Ice Hotel is only open when there is a tour. Other than that, we enjoyed the Rock Lake and also got to see the northern lights - which made our visit totally worthwhile. I might add there is no notice when you check-in that you can request to be called at any hour if the northern lights appear - I spoke with several people who were totally unaware and very disappointed that at 1:30am they did not get a call that the lights were appearing - all in all, we had a fabulous time and will return.

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5 months ago

Fairbanks hotels

Fairbanks, AK, has light, warmth, and energy unlike anywhere in the world. Its nickname is fittingly "The Golden Heart" city. The gateway to Alaska’s Interior and the Artic, Fairbanks offers many varied types of accommodations. Choices include cozy bed & breakfasts, cabins, hostels, hotels, motels, camp grounds and RV parks and vacation rentals. Twenty-five bed & breakfast establishments are ready to provide for visitors and travelers.

Fairbanks Quick Picks and Tips
Dining

Fairbanks offered an abundance of food, ranging from international fine dining to casual dining, fast food, bakeries, and coffee shops. Before departure, a meal at Gambardella's Pasta Bella or Zach’s Restaurant will leave you with fond memories of a visit to Fairbanks.

Entertainment

Riverboat Discovery operates during summer months only, gifting visitors with a memorable, entertaining adventure cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers. The day includes a guided walking tour through the Chena Indian Village.

Fairbanks Major Points of Interest

Fairbanks has a multitude of interesting activities available. Depending on season and weather, visitors could consider a stop at University of Alaska Museum of the North, where guests can view splendid architecture and prize-winning displays.

Shopping

Shopping in Fairbanks is a bit different than anywhere else. In a single shop, you might find Native handmade, intricately crafted items, and the next aisle contains food staples. Travelers will enjoy gift shops, specialty boutiques, and art galleries.

Special Events

Alaskan Northern Lights Tour operates from November to March. The tour is led by an Alaskan mountain man, who is also a Trapper and a Dog Musher.