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BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1255 TVSA Way, Fairbanks, AK 99706
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are Marriott Gold members and tried to make reservations at the Fairfield Inn with no luck. The rate at the Best Western if comparable to hotels in the area, considering the time of year. We were greeted warmly and had no issues during check in. Our room was clean, comfortable, and after traveling 22 hours from Europe, we all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice quiet and comfortable space to stay after recovering from surgery. I appreciated the call from the front desk confirming that I did not want my room cleaned by housekeeping. The breakfast was very good by "free hotel breakfast" standards, including waffles . Easy access to Fred Meyer for shopping.

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West Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tried checking in at 2:00 pm because the other Best Western up the road wanted us out early (knocked on door at 8:30 & 9:30 am) but no such luck. They hadn't even started cleaning our rm (I also requested this in the booking) so we had to wait until 4:00 pm which is their policy but no flexibility apparently.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the sole annoying part of an otherwise really nice little hotel. Typical setup with a below window mounted AC/heat unit, except the controls were not there, a placard in their place that notes controls are via a wall thermostat. On the wall thermostat there is a switch with an OFF position, and I set it that way but... More

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Chorzow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chena River Best western Plus is a reasonable choice for travellers to Fairbanks. Easy approachable by car, with spacious rooms offers good choice for overnight in Fairbanks. Breakfast room might be a bit bigger - when the hotel is fully oqupied you may wait for free table. Landing / starting jets created some noise, but it was not distracting us.

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed one night after flying into Fairbanks and then planning to take the train to Denali. Room was clean, spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was good in the morning too! We had dinner at the Chena Alaska Grill just a short 15 minute 0.5 mile walk from the hotel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made our reservation in March asking for a third floor room away from the ice machine and elevator. We got a room on the second floor right next to the ice machine! We were awakened at 5:30 a.m. with someone filling their ice chest. They were able to move us to the third floor for the second night farther... More

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Thank you for your review of your stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. We do our best to honor all guest requests; unfortunately, due to availability on the day of check in, that is not always possible. I'm very glad we were at least able to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fairly new hotel on the outskirts of Fairbanks. There is a Fred Meyer's and Safeway within walking distance, but they are close to the airport. They will pay for you to take a taxi to and from the airport/train depot. Here was the problem: we smelled something funky in our room all night long, but couldn't find... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed at the Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge in Fairbanks Alaska. Great place! People are friendly and helpful, rooms are very nice and very clean, and it's a short ride from the airport. The hotel will cover the cost of the taxi if you choose an Eagle or Yellow Cab (there are numerous cabs waiting at the airport).... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was perfect for what our group of 10 (5 rooms) needed. The front office staff was super helpful, the airport shuttle was much appreciated and the rooms were perfect. There was a great little restaurant that stays open late withing walking distance that was recommended by the front desk. Thank you for making our quick little stay with... More

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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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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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