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“Possibly the best downtown choice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of SpringHill Suites Fairbanks

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SpringHill Suites Fairbanks
Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
Cupertino, CA
Level Contributor
42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Possibly the best downtown choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

If you want to stay in downtown Fairbanks, especially in the winter without having to drive on snowy / icy roads, this is a good choice. Not fancy, but competent and comfortable. Just be aware, no matter how late you're out aurora-viewing, breakfast closes at 9:30 SHARP. And between 8:30 and 9:30, it's MOBBED.

Room Tip: Higher floors and back (south) side are quieter; front (north) side is darker.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Central, Indiana
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77 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

We were surprised when we walked into the rooms. They were beautiful. We had 2 adjoining rooms and feel like we had a ton's of room for the 5 of us. The winter rates were wonderful.
The breakfast was a bit disappointing. We went about 15 min before it was over. And they were cleaning it up around us and many other people. I've not seen that before. Most hotels will be polite and wait until the people have their food. This staff was really trying to get everyone out of there fast! Other than that we loved the hotel.

Room Tip: Go early to breakfast or you won't get any!!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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NMS-Lodging, Director of Marketing at SpringHill Suites Fairbanks, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Hello and thank you for providing feedback on your recent stay at the SpringHill Suites Fairbanks. I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed all the space and décor in your guest rooms.

We strive to provide the best possible breakfast service, and when it fails to meet a guest’s expectations we do like to hear about it. Our general manager is now monitoring the flow of the breakfast area to ensure that all guests are offered all buffet items right up to the end of the designated breakfast time.

Enjoy your winter travels.

Shelley
Director of Marketing
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Santa Monica, California
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54 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

This place is very centrally located in the heart of downtown Fairbanks a few blocks from the visitor center and across the street from the river. Hotel is popular with groups which can create a bit of a "throng" especially at breakfast. There is a reasonably good if somewhat pricey restaurant off the lobby. The rooms off the back are subject to a fair amount of street noise especially at bar closing.
Beds are reasonably comfortable. Internet is free and varies widely in spreed.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hidden Hills, California
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146 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed here in March during the Ice Sculpture Championships. Comfortable, spacious rooms with kitchen and sitting area. Free hot breakfast, exercise room and pool and spa. The staff shuttled us to the Ice Park, the train station, the airport, and the museum of the North. They even shuttled us to the Safeway. We walked to the visitor center, and to many good restaurants. A downside: only two small drawers. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Good starting point for tours to see the aurora or dog sledding. Overlooks the Chena River, which was frozen and covered with snow. Beautiful.

Room Tip: Get a room overlooking the river.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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59 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Kind of straight from the outside, the hall is not impressive. But don't be fooled. Rooms are modern, bright and perfectly equiped . Beds are SO confortable. Location near the river is great .
The hotel's restaurant, Lavelle's bistro, is outstanding. You'll feel like downtown in any major city in America. The place is bustling and food is up to the level. An evening there is memorable, even if it is just for a drink.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Center of town and near everything, comfortable, serviceable hotel for a northern lights adventure. Breakfast included, but it's a mob scene. Rent a car; go out to Cleary Summit around midnite. Sleep late, go to Sourdough Cafe across town. Come to Fairbanks during the ice sculpture competition. Ignore the staffs' bruskness; you are there for aurora and its soul healing magnificence.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Brooke O
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topeka
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stayed two different nights at this hotel (before and after chasing the aurora at Chena Hot Springs) - both stays were great. On one night, we overlooked the river; the second stay, we overlooked the town. Rooms were great, refrigerator/coffee maker a plus, the beds were super. Breakfast was great.

The biggest plus? The staff! From the time we were picked up at the airport to the time we left, everyone was simply terrific. Thanks to Sadie, Elizabeth and Liz for giving us a warm welcome to Fairbanks and Alaska, for patiently answering our questions, helping us out and going out of their way to make our stay special!

Room Tip: Upper floors and river view are great, although we also liked the city view room.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: SpringHill Suites Fairbanks
Address: 575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701
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Location: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Fairbanks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — SpringHill Suites Fairbanks 3*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come stay in downtown Fairbanks next to the Chena River. Featuring separate areas for sleeping, eating and working, SpringHill Suites provides guests with a microwave, mini-fridge, desk and pull-out sofa bed. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast buffet and airport shuttle, as well as pool, whirlpool, exercise room and wireless. ... more   less 
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