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“Accomodating & large but dated furnishings” 3 of 5 stars
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Sophie Station Suites
1717 University Avenue South, Fairbanks, AK 99709   |  
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Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in Fairbanks
Anchorage, Alaska
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Accomodating & large but dated furnishings”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Staff is always accommodating and attentive. I stay here on business every few weeks and they always find me a quiet room. Most of their room are giant, with a kitchen, siting area and separate bedroom. Most of the furniture seems 20+ years old. There are both flat screen and older tube TV's. Rooms have always been clean and quiet for me. The restaurant is excellent!

The downside is the beds and linens are VERY dated. Most people in Alaska have lowered expectations for accommodations, but there is no good reason they cannot invest in new beds and linens - It's the primary function for a hotel!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We stayed at Sophie Station after our horrible experiences at the Hampton Inn. For 2/3 of the price, Sophie Station offered a room that was 3 times the size (literally). The interior of the room was a bit dated, but thoroughly cleaned and stocked with what you'll expect from a serviced apartment. It's also conveniently located next to almost everything (Fairbanks is quite small anyway).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I stayed at Sophie Station from Jan 8th thru Jan 20th, 2014. The room is basically a one bedroom apartment. There is a small living room, a breakfast bar, a fully stocked kitchen and a bedroom with a king bed. The hotel has free internet. The cable TV is sufficient..not a huge number of channels.

The room was cleaned daily. They were very responsive when I requested extra pillows. They came almost immediately upon request.

The hotel will call you, upon request, if the Northern Lights are displaying. The stay was very comfortable. Another nice feature for Fairbanks in the winter are electric outlets in the parking lot so you can plug your car in.

Safeway and Fred Meyer are within walking distance. There is a Taco Bell and Carl's Jr also within walking distance.

I did not try the on-site restaurant as I bought groceries at Fred Meyer and did my own cooking.

Would highly recommend this property if visiting Fairbanks on business or vacation.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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San Diego, California
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241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband stayed here on business and had a lovely condo style apt. With all the amenities!!!! Nice kitchen, living room, and big bedroom!! Was here twice once in the winter time, and in March. Fred Myers and a Safeway right in walking distance!! I would go over to the store and get dinner on occasion. The restraunt at Sophie's is really nice and the staff is wonderful. always smiles!!!! They have a nice running track inside park where you can Barbque and enjoy in the summer!!! Was here in March and loved the weather.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The hotel rooms doesn't have the best decors, but it has everything you need, plus a full kitchen with utensils. Free WIFI, free transportation to the airport, and free yummy candy at the front desk was a huge plus for me. I didn't have a car so it was very convenient for me to walk to the supermarket, but be careful of walking on the snow and ice while carrying your groceries. Overall, a good location and value.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I was there for the coldest night so far this year and I was as comfortable as I could be. I also appreciated the ample ports to plug in my vehicle.
The room had all I needed ( except for a carrot peeler). The kitchen had the basics in pots & pans and dishes to make a meal. Salt & pepper was a plus! I appreciated the full size appliances too. The livingroom was comfortable enough. The bed was comfortable. Hot water in shower whenever I wanted it!!!
The check-in was very pleasant and quick as was the check out. The ladies that prepared my room for me each day were amazing. They worked quickly and efficiently as a team, in and out before I knew it!

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Wew stayed here in July 20011. It was an excellent value and a big surprise. We had mo reservations in Fairbanks and after striking out several times we found Sophie Station. What a nice place and plenty of room. We stayed here for 2 nights. We would definitly stay here again if we were in Fairbanks.

  • 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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Additional Information about Sophie Station Suites

Address: 1717 University Avenue South, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Location: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Fairbanks
#4 Business Hotel in Fairbanks
#5 Family Hotel in Fairbanks
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fairbanks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sophie Station Suites will impress you with its spacious suites and exceptionally clean accommodations. Wonderful dining options offered for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Zach's Restaurant offers signature entrees and fresh crisp salads. The Express Room Lounge is a great place to watch sports on the 80" HDTV. Complimentary airport & rail station shuttle service provided. Minutes from the University district. Great value for a large suite with separate bedroom. ... more   less 
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