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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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Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Fairbanks
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Rogue River, Oregon
1 review
“trip to fulfill my bucket list”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

No pamplets in lobby to guide tourists to local events/sight seeing. Coffee in lobby 24/7 was great. Breakfast menu also very good. Orange Juice maching broke down fo 3 days. Think hotel could have put a pitcher of orange juice on counter for breakfast.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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North Pole, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Any and every request my boyfriend and I had was promptly heard and met by the friendly staff. I would definitely stay here again. Big beds, clean mini fridge, friendly staff, and great variety of continental breakfast. Thank you to all of you! I wish there was a hotel this good in downtown Anchorage!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Katherine
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Very close to the airport which was convenient. The room was spacious and very comfortable, which was great considering is was -38 degrees Celsius outside! Breakfast was great and there was quite a bit of variety. Staff were very friendly. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The overall appearance and cleanliness of the hotel is fine. The staff are young and fairly friendly but not professional, if that is important to you. Our bed was average comfort. Showers were good. There was heavy noise above us late one night but the staff quieted it down. Breakfast is decent. The workout room is nice since we were there in cold, cold weather. Location is convenient to grocery store, espresso stand, Parks Highway, restaurants. The price was good for what we got although I will try to stay somewhere more unique and local next time we visit.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Walnut, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We spent 7 nights here hunting the elusive Aurora Borealis. The staff members are very curteous, professional, and helpful with tips and information about the Fairbanks area (where to go to get a good view of the Aurora, local attractions, local tour information, etc.).

The room we got is very clean. It was pretty quiet so we were able to get good sleep when we got back to the room (around 2:00 am) after hunting the Aurora.

The breakfast is excellent. There is one lady who was in charge of breakfast almost everyday we were there (Jackie?). She provides excellent service to all guests. She goes around and greets everyone, checks and makes sure items are filled, and cleans the mess left by some of the guests.

As far as I can remember this is the best of the Best Western hotels we have stayed in. We had a fantastic stay, and we highly recommend this hotel for those who visit Fairbanks AK.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tok, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We stay here frequently during the colder months. The staff is very helpful. The rooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. The price is quite reasonable. The breakfast is much better than you would expect for the price. All in all I would describe it as an excellent value for your money.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Although there is are other lodging available, I choose to stay at this hotel for it's location (close to the airport), the courteous/professional staff and the most comfortable place to rest before continuing my travels. Thank you for providing excellent service at an reasonable price, and I will make this hotel my #1 place to stay when I am in Fairbaks, Alaska.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1255 TVSA Way, Fairbanks, AK 99706
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Location: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Fairbanks
#2 Business Hotel in Fairbanks
#2 Family Hotel in Fairbanks
#3 Romantic Hotel in Fairbanks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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