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Pike's Waterfront Lodge
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1850 Hoselton Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99709   |  
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Birmingham
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Amazing!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Stayed here a while ago and what can i say?,rooms fantastic,food great,staff very polite and helpful,rooms clean and tidy,beds very comfy,Moose heads on the walls!!,stayed in the summer and it was still broad daylight at midnight!!,views acroos the river where fantastic...

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Valdez, Alaska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

It's place is bumping in the summer...and nice in the winter. Good restaurant and bar right next door. Staff is super nice, and everyone gets free soft serve! They are also pet friendly, my husky-pup had a great time too! Only downside is the the highway right in front, otherwise there are a few things to do on the grounds and close to a lot of amenities.

Room Tip: Pet friendly, no deposit just small extra cost.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Girdwood, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Spent a very cold night here this week and had amazing service by all staff, a warm and comfortable room - and Aveda shampoo! Bonus! New fitness center was well appointed for the room they have (loved the signs). Great breakfast in the morning with tons of fresh fruit, and other actually healthy alternatives. All around great place to stay.

  • Stayed January 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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Arizona
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22 hotel reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Stayed at Pike's on my last night in Fairbanks. They are very close to the airport, so it was easy to return my rental car and catch the shuttle back to the hotel. After a nice meal at Pike's Landing (see separate review), I enjoyed relaxing in one of the Fireside Rooms where I actually saw a bit of the northern lights before the clouds moved in. The fireplace gave the room a homelike feeling, and kept the room toasty. It was nice to just relax before starting a big travel day the following morning. Enjoyed the good (free) coffee in the lobby, and made use of their computer area a couple of times. The complimentary bath products were very nice, and the bed was extremely comfortable. Caught the shuttle to the railway station the next morning and the driver, Dana, was most helpful. Overall, a convenient and pleasant stay.

Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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DLHAlaska, Director of Sales at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thanks for your kind comments and for mentioning Dana, our long time driver. You stayed in my favorite room at Pike's; it is a very relaxing room, falling asleep to the fire. Thanks for writing.
Deborah
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Tok, Alaska
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Hotel is REALLY Clean ... Folks are Super Helpfull ... Great Breakfast .. All Alaskan ... Great room Prices .. Will Stay there again ...Free Shuttle to Airport .. Bar Next Door has Great Food ..Last time I stayed there my dog was ill and the staf did everything they could to help .. They hae gret bonus plans also

Room Tip: Rooms at the back have a great view of the river
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed at Pike's as part of a package deal with the Alaska Railroad Aurora Train trip. We arrived at the Fairbanks Rail Station around 8:00 PM and called for the shuttle. The shuttle driver arrived in minutes to whisk us off to the hotel but we actually needed to get to the airport to pick up our rental car so we asked the driver if he could take us to the airport after dropping off the other guests and he said yes without hesitation.

This may seem like a small thing to be elated about but many of our past vacations began in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego or a similar megatropolis where the courtesy van drivers either didn't speak English or plain old didn't like tourists and made no bones about letting us know it. Needless to say we tipped this driver nicely for his willingness to get us where we needed to go and he was very friendly.

After picking up our rental car we got to check-in at about 8:55 PM. We thought we had our dinner plans figured out but soon found out our plans would to have change because Pike's restaurant winter hours only go until 9:00 PM (we erroneously thought it was 10:00). This was our bad as it's clearly stated on their website but it sure would be nice to have a little more time to get some food if you're coming off the Aurora winter train.

I'm not sure how many guests they get because of the train but with the train pulling in around 8:00, waiting for luggage and transport, trying to make the 9:00 PM closure is cutting it pretty close but I suppose if we didn't need to pick up a rental car we may have been able to make it. We'll keep this in mind next time and either get to Pike's a little sooner or just plan on eating elsewhere (Maybe at Lin's Asian Bistro where we ordered take out from - great food and reasonably priced!)

Our room was very nice - cozy, for the most part clean and warm. The only complaint I had was that the valances were absolutely disgusting with cob webs and dust. I'm not sure when the last time they would have been cleaned as the cob webs had cob webs on top of them, I swear which was really crazy because the rest of the room was very clean. The only other thing we noted was that there was what appeared to be a nasty cigarette burn on the top of the night stand which really detracted from the room

Other than these minor cleanliness - furniture replacement / refurbishment issues everything else was great. Nice big screen TV, Free WiFi, VERY comfortable bed and a great view. We went down to breakfast in the morning after a good night's sleep. Breakfast was decent enough but it would be nice if they had a few other hot options. They had a yogurt bar with various fruit choices, a waffle maker, coffee/juices and pastries. We had a two for one coupon from the rental company but found out the coupon wasn't good for the buffet so we just had the complementary breakfast which again, was good enough and free.

The hotel was just as advertised. Very "lodge-like", for sure. From the rustic log cabin feel to the bearskin rugs on the wall along with other Taxidermy treasures like salmon, beavers and the biggest greyling and Northern Pike I've ever seen. Also we absolutely loved the artwork throughout the lodge and we really got a kick out of crossing the "ice bridge". We both knew the ice was probably thick enough to hold a Ford Expeditions but there was still an element of danger knowing we were "risking it" crossing over to the other side to take pictures by the "Love Alaska" sign.

Overall we were very pleased and plan on staying again on our next visit to Fairbanks.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DLHAlaska, Director of Sales at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thank you for your response. I am happy that the driver accommodated your request. We try hard to do accommodate special requests so but may not always be able to do so. I am surprised at the cobweb problems and have asked our executive housekeeper to check it out. I believe that the coupons you received were for the Sunday buffet breakfast next door at Pike's Landing - a not to be missed buffet. The dessert section alone is fabulous. I am sorry that you missed it. I also wish that you had tried out the new aromatherapy steam room. We love it!
Deborah
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Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Planned a 3-day workshop for 50 attendees at Pike's last week. The hotel room was comfortable and the service by the hotel staff was excellent. Love the Alaskan artwork throughout the hotel. The conference room was beautiful and fully equipped for our presentations. The staff was helpful and catered to our every need. We asked for breakfast and lunch each day and were served a variety of hot, tasty dishes. I would definitely recommend the hotel and conference facilities to anyone traveling to Fairbanks.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DLHAlaska, Director of Sales at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Thank you for writing; Ursula, our Food Services and Catering Manager, and her staff does a great job with our meetings. She also enjoyed the different special events such as weddings and receptions. Thank you for writing.
Deborah
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Address: 1850 Hoselton Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99709
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Location: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Fairbanks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pike's Waterfront Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 208
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