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“And a history lesson to boot” 4 of 5 stars
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Pike's Waterfront Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1850 Hoselton Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99709   |  
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Ranked #7 of 24 Hotels in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
California Desert, California
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
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“And a history lesson to boot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Spacious clean rooms with nice beds although the decor is a little like grandma worked on it. Some excellent art work displayed in the main lodge and a very good breakfast buffet in the a.m. We enjoyed our cocktails while strolling the grounds and reading all the fairbanks history that is displayed.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, September 27, 2013
Thanks for your comments although our owner would take exception to your grandma comments! We appreciate your comments on the history signs. We also have quite a few that we developed with US Fish and Game and the Fairbanks Watershed Council. We do hope you return as we keep making improvements to Pike's!
Deborah
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  • Location
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

As you know people give all sorts of reviews. I was a bit skeptical. However after I entered the front door all that went away. First of all we were booked on the first floor and I requested a change to the third floor w/river view and no questions asked and with a smile there I was. The room was very comfortable with two queen beds, quite, clean and well stocked with extras. Free W-FI, ice cream and comfortable lobby. The restaurant next door has a good menu, I had the fish and chips and loved it! Husband had the lobster bisque and is still raving. If we need a place to stay next time we go to Fairbanks, this will be it. Within minutes of the airport.

Room Tip: River front rooms are very nice, third floor.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

From the complimentary airport shuttle and arrival at the hotel to our departure from Pikes and the complimentary shuttle to our tour location Pikes provided a quality experience. We will stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a very nice hotel. Spacious, clean rooms, with refridgerator, microwave and big fluffy beds!
They have ice cream available every night from a local parlor. I think it is homemade, that was the creamiest chocolate ice cream Ive ever eaten. Delish! This is convenient to the airport, Discovery Riverboat ( which was another great attraction) and the main roads.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I got a smoking deal on the web for this place- so google for that if you're making a reservation. A room for < $100 when my friends paid nearly $200 for theirs. The room was big and well appointed. Their lobby area was spacious and had a number of amenities. There is a restaurant associated with the hotel that was fine to eat at. All in all a good trip, and I'd stay there next time I'm in Fairbanks.

Room Tip: Ask for something on the river view side.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

8:00 am and the maid is banging on doors announcing "house keeping". Next, she enters into a heated argument in the hall with a co-worker. They begin to yell at each other. Okay I understand many people are already up a 8:00 so no big deal, BUT I'M ON VACATION. I want to sleep in. I was out of the bed like a rocket wondering what all the noise was about. After I called the front desk and they assured me that her supervisor would go talk to her, BUT it starts all over with her knocking and ponding on doors and yelling "house keeping". My stay was ruined. Oh yea, one more thing. The bell man was never on duty. We had to unload and load our car without assistance. Not much customer service. The property is beautiful, but don't stay here if you want a good night sleep or help with your bags.

Room Tip: Bring your ear plugs.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed here a few times already and it continues to maintain it excellence. First of all it is locally owned. It is not overrun with tour buses!! The service is great and employees very friendly and helpful. We have stayed in the Cabins and in the Lodge, both equally good. The rooms are clean and well decorated. The lobby and the dinning area are Alaskan elegant.with large log beams and many large pictures decorate the lobby. It is so inspiring walking in the front door and greeted with the Alaskan atmosphere. We love it here.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the river.
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  • Stayed September 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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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
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fairbanks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pike's Waterfront Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 208
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Also Known As:
Pike`s Waterfront Hotel Fairbanks
Pikes Waterfront Hotel
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