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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1255 TVSA Way, Fairbanks, AK 99706
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Ranked #2 of 24 hotels in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Topeka, Kansas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been traveling for 20 days and have stayed at some nice motels. This motel is very nice, but it is the most expensive motel we have stayed at, and although it was nice, it was not exceptional.

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Williams, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The property was conveniently located, nice, clean rooms. We stayed two nights, which was not our initial plan, as a result we had two different rooms. The first room we stayed in was much larger than the second, with a nicer bathroom. I'm not sure why, I suspect the first room may have been ADA modified. The first morning we... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chase at the front desk was extremely helpful. He transferred our reservations effortlessly, signed us up for hotel reward points, recommended restaurants etc. and Hotel was extremely clean, beds super comfy and breakfast service suburb.

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Los Angeles
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location of this BW can not be beat. It is just a couple of minutes from the airport on a main street with good and free parking in front. Across the street is a large supermarket open 7:00am to midnight 7 days and your room has a small fridge to keep all of your food. We picked up sandwiches... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did not have a great experience at this hotel. Having already stayed at other Best Western hotels on this trip to Alaska, this hotel did not match up to our expectations. The check in staff did not give us information voluntarily and the information that they did give was not helpful. The room was O.K. as we would expect... More

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Lancaster, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was clean and beds were very comfortable. Front desk was very friendly. Stayed prior to our land portion of a cruise. Hotel located close to airport and offers reimbursement from taxi to hotel from airport.

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Mountain View, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and helpful staff. They will arrange for your pickup/dropoff from either train depot or from the airport. The complimentary breakfast was also good. The rooms were spacious and clean. Overall, good job!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Best Western Chena River Lodge the last week of June 2014. This the finest Best Western we have ever stayed at! It is beautifully designed and built and superbly maintained. A couple of things we noticed: the showers were REAL tile and very spacious, the rooms must have been soundproofed in some way because it was... More

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Walker, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is awesome. It's right down the road from the airport and the hotel is kind enough to pay for cab rides to and from the airport. Walking into the hotel the lobby is beautiful it even has a balcony on the 2nd floor that you can look out over the lobby. The check in staff was wonderful. Very... More

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Los Angeles, California
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205 reviews 205 reviews
60 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room large, king bed comfortable. Clean and quiet- 2 sets of double pane windows so no airport noise. Easy to find and to get by car to U of Alaska Museum of North, Pioneer park and great thai restaurant Lemongrass. Very nice and attentive staff. Breakfast pancakes, waffles, omelets etc etc- should please all.

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Address: 1255 TVSA Way, Fairbanks, AK 99706
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Location: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge 2.5*
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Best Western Plus Chena River Hotel Fairbanks
BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge Fairbanks, Alaska

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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This Alaska hotel offers friendly service and modern accommodations all within minutes of the airport and bustling downtown Fairbanks. Feel right at home at this recently opened Fairbanks, Alaska hotel with modern furnishings and generous amenities. The sizeable, tidy and smoke-free rooms at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge offer high-speed Internet access, a refrigerator, a desk, cable satellite television and a coffeemaker. Each morning, hotel guests can get a start to their day with a complimentary full continental breakfast.This Fairbanks hotel's business center allows business travelers to stay productive. This Alaska lodge also offers meeting spaces accommodating up to 15 people. Unwind after a long day of sightseeing or out-of-town work in the fitness center at this Fairbanks hotel.Vacationers can enjoy convenient freeway access, allowing for quick and easy visits to nearby local attractions - such as the Museum of the North, Alaska at 40 below, the El Dorado Gold Mine and the Ice Museum - most of which are only five minutes away. Families vacationing at this Fairbanks, AK hotel will be delighted to spend the day taking a cruise on the Riverboat Discovery or playing at Pioneer Park, Alaska's largest amusement park. This Fairbanks, AK hotel is the closest hotel to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, making this the perfect location for visiting parents, students and staff to stay. Guests can rest assured, as a hospital is only five minutes away. The Fairbanks International Airport is also only a couple miles away from this Alaska hotel.For an affordable stay at an exceptional hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska, reserve a stay online at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge! ... more   less 
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