My father was on business attending a workshop at University of Alaska at Fairbanks and the Hampton Inn was our home-away-from-home for a solid week in late July and early August 2013.
The hotel itself looks to be brand-new, probably two or three years old at best. The best part of our stay apart from the spotless lobby and our (very) well-appointed room, were the gracious staff. No matter if it was one of the receptionists, the breakfast lady, or our housekeeper, all were extremely polite, greeting us at every turn and not hesitating to provide extra towels and pillows for the three of us. They even gave out complementary gifts - mugs with the phrase 'Farthest North Hampton Inn in the World'. The breakfast selection was standard, but the quality was fantastic, even for a Hampton Inn. All of these must be part of that famous 'Alaskan Hospitality'!
The location of the hotel is great, with a wooded area behind it, but is adjacent to the Johannsen Expressway, to which our room faced. We might have liked to appreciate the other view instead, but it was okay by us. There is a large shopping district across the highway with Walmart, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Lowe's and Home Depot nearby, but few restaurants, as the area seems only recently developed. Most restaurants are either downtown or on the old commercial drag through the heart of town, Airport Way. I highly recommend anybody visiting Fairbanks to dine at the nicer restaurants such as the Pump House and Pike's Landing, on opposite sides of the Chena River near the airport. Also, be sure to see the Riverboat Discovery, the Gold Dredge north of town and the Chena Hot Springs resort, about an hour north and east of the city.
If we ever make it back to Fairbanks (which I'm sure we'll do in the next year or two), the Hampton Inn will be our residence of choice!
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