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Address: 56.5 Mile Chena Hot Springs Rd., Pleasant Valley, AK
Phone Number: (907) 451-8104
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Chena Hot Springs Day Trip from Fairbanks

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Enjoyable with a few drawbacks

My husband and I did not stay at the resort. We only came to the enjoy the hot springs. The $15 price tag was a bit steep but it was enjoyable. There was a locker room with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I did not stay at the resort. We only came to the enjoy the hot springs. The $15 price tag was a bit steep but it was enjoyable. There was a locker room with showers to change as well as a gift shop, indoor hot tubs, and indoor pool (which had an oily residue that seemed to... More 

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Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

It's a little hokey (you might even say "oh, geez" from time to time), but overall it's definitely worth the experience. You'll want to take in the ice bar (yes, the appletini uses a lot of pucker, but it's served in a glass made of ice and it's actually good!), as well as the reindeer and hiking opportunities. The springs... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

After driving from Anchorage for 7 hours and two days of rainy adventures Chena was EXACTLY what my Wife and I needed! We were going to camp in the rain again but after finding out that the Springs were $15 per person (x4) and $20 for a campsite we quickly realized there hotel rates were great option....AK residence around 160... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

You would think they would make enough money from $15 per person to clean the outdoor rock pool every now and again? There were thick blankets of algae on the bottom around the edges. Plus there is extra charges for lockers? Really? Apart from that it was quite pleasant.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a great place. Water was very warm and hot sure did help arthritis clean facility. Showers but you pay for towels and lockers senior citizens get discount all in all made the ole bones feel much better lovely environment well kept and so clean everywhere Flowers were so beautiful watch squirrel tackle a large mushroom. He did it .... More 

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Glennallen, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My husband and I have stayed here twice and both times we encountered the same issues. The rooms are pretty expensive. They are older and dirty but perfectly functional however they are nothing special and I don't believe worth the price. The building was extremely warm and it was hard to cool down. The room we stayed in had the... More 

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lexington,nc.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

stayed in our rv , price was high , no hookups , restaurant was good . ice bar was wildly high priced . locker rooms for the springs was gross , take a swim suit if you go . our you can rent one , how gross is that . the springs where relaxing . saw some caribou and a... More 

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Charleston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I would like to provide a quick succinct overview of why I gave this location an overall "1"; however, I have to note that the staff at Chena are all very nice and did their best to help resolve situation and the cooks and kitchen staff deserve a shout out. The food was delicious. Why a "1""... Misleading advertising---The resort... More 

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Woodbine, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went to Chena Hot Springs based on the recommendation of a tour book and neighbor who lived in Alaska years ago. This is NOT a luxury resort and charges $300 a night for a basic room that was an oven - no AC or fan and even with the window open and it 50 degrees outside, couldn't cool down... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went to Chena hot Springs July 2015. What a fascinating beautiful place. The greenhouses were amazing. The grounds well maintained. Our dip in the hot spring was great. My sister says it is even more beautiful in the Winter with the snow on the ground....I'll have to trust her on that one, don't think I'll ever get there in... More 

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