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Pike's Waterfront Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1850 Hoselton Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99709
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Ranked #6 of 24 hotels in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in Pike's Lodge while on cruise tour through Celebrity Cruise line. The lodge is well kept and the staff does a great job considering the amount of people that show up suddenly on tour buses, they do a fabulous job meeting everyone's needs. We arrived around 11:30 pm and all arrangements were set up prior to our arrival,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Large hotel. Ask for room facing river,not parking lot. Not much of a resort...an outdoor pool table and a couple of putting holes. A fitness room. I didn't see anything else! Room large. Best aspect is free shuttle service to airport and train station, and $5.00 charge to be shuttled anywhere else- to museum, to downtown etc. Friendly, nice service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay at Pike's every time I travel to Fairbanks, this place is comfortable and has the friendliest staff members. The food is great and reasonably priced compared to other dining establishments in town. I love that it is conveniently located near the airport and local stores are a 5 minute drive or shuttle away. They also offer free ice... More

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28 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenience to the airport is the primary attraction to Pikes along with its proximity to the Cheena River. Apart from that the rooms were ok but the heating/cooling system had definite problems. I was definitely expecting a higher quality property for the price paid!

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DLHAlaska, Director of Sales at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review

Hello- It is difficult to address issues specifically in your review since there is nothing specific. It is difficult to heat/cool a hotel from -50F winter to 90F summer but we do our best to meet each guest's needs. We are sorry that you apparently didn't walk through the gardens, enjoy the decks, play free Bocce Ball or practice your... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While this lodge was very nice, I was totally turned off by the hotel desk staff. I had to laugh that the sign out front boasted that it was "the friendliest hotel in Alaska" and I found that to be far from the truth. Our room was clean and fairly comfortable, however we had paid for a "balcony view of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pike's Waterfront lodge has one big advantage over the other hotels in Fairbanks: it's location. It is sitting right by the Chena river. We started our Alaskan trip from Pike's Waterfront and it was the perfect introduction to Alaska. The decor is "oldish", like grandma's cabin by the lake. The rooms are clean, comfortable, the room air-conditioning units are a... More

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DLHAlaska, Director of Sales at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for writing. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and happy that you noticed the decor. The owner has sought out Fairbanks antiques in order that our guests know that they are in Fairbanks. Deborah More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A recent visit to Fairbanks was highlighted by our stay at Pike's Waterfront Lodge. Without exception, every single employee was accommodating, helpful, and gracious. Our cabin on the banks of the Chena River was mesmerizing. Any future visit to Fairbanks will definitely include this delightful spot.

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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 2 nights here. Stayed on third floor over looking the river but was right over restaurant air conditioning unit so we could not leave our door open and enjoy the fresh air but I guess that was for the best because the screen door was torn and mosquitoes could have gotten into our room. Room had two queen size... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms here are good size and comfortable, however when we arrived we found paper on the floor, a wash cloth still wet and hanging in bathroom shower and a mint already eaten with the empty wrapper left. Restaurant was overly priced with slow service and average food.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and comfortable rooms. I suggest getting a room on the river side of the building. The other side looks out at the airport. Good location right off the Parks Highway so you can get to Denali NP easily. It's a 10 minute drive to "downtown." The restaurant there is great as well. I have stayed in several hotels... More

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DLHAlaska, Director of Sales at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review

Hello- Thanks for your compliments; it's a constant challenge to keep the rooms and public spaces clean at Pike's. Fairbanks is frequently dusty! Deborah More

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Address: 1850 Hoselton Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99709
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Location: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
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Hotel Class:3 star — Pike's Waterfront Lodge 3*
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