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“Beautiful, clean & best place to stay in Fairbanks” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Vienna, Illinois
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“Beautiful, clean & best place to stay in Fairbanks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This was a very nice hotel - seemed brand new or recently remodeled. Very modern. Room was very clean and staff was friendly. Stayed one night and was leaving from airport the next morning - closest place to the airport. Wasn't able to taste the breakfast as we had to leave too early for the airport.

  • Stayed July 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Stayed there for two nights during an Alaska vacation. Location is a few miles from the city center towards thenairport. Nice and helpful staff at the reception, check-in/-out quick and easy. Hotel offers a business center, small gym with very basic equipment, laundry room with 2 washers/2 dryers ($3 each plus detergent), and breakfast (from eggs to waffles and danish pastrycto yogurt). The room had a good size and included fridge, microwave, coffee maker, iron/board, TV, free WiFi and super comfortable beds and blankets. The only downside: it was quite "smelly" in the room and even with the windows open at all times we weren't able to get rid of that odd smell. Apparently it's a matter of the lack of ventilation in the building. Overall, good hotel and we'd certainly would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pasadena, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Comfortable room with friendly staff and a hot breakfast with eggs and potatoes. Walked up to the museum of the north, about a 45 minute walk. Fred Meyer across the street has everything you could need for a trip to Alaska!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Don't get me wrong, when we stayed at Pike's that was nice too. However, Pike's was twice the price of the Best Western. The breakfast here awesome with hot food including cook your own waffles! Did I mention it was free?!? In comparison, a "continental" breakfast at Pike's was around $10. Don't waste your money at those other tourist traps, stay here. You can still go to Pike's for dinner and drinks on the river.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Very nice experience. Staff quite helpful. Free shuttle with taxi company worked well. Breakfast was varied, tasty and nicely presented. Location of motel is a little "out of the way," but does have some public transportation and lots of taxi services.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Hedgesville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed at Best Western the night prior to the beginning of our Alaska tour. We arrived in the middle of the night and found the desk staff warm and helpful. The room was nicely appointed and THAT BED WAS AWESOME for us plane-weary travelers!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Do not stay in room 106. It is next to the breakfast lobby and is noisy. Someone was using a hammer at 5:30 in the morning- what was that about? People come in to the breakfast area about the same time talking and we ended up pulling the pillows over our heads. I mentioned the hammer to the receptionist on the way out and she just stood there. Breakfast was okay, nothing to write home about.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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 Family Hotel in Fairbanks
#2 Business Hotel in Fairbanks
#4 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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Best Western Plus Chena River Hotel Fairbanks
BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge Fairbanks, Alaska

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