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Sophie Station Suites
Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
Nahariya, Israel
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Exellent hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

We stayed in Sophie Station one night on our way to Denali.

This was the best hotel we stayed at while in Alaska. The room was a suite with a full kitchen, living room, balcony and separate bedroom. The staff was very helpful. Breakfast at the hotel was good and reasonably priced for Alaska (where food is pretty costly).

Unfortunately we couldn't spend more time in this Exellent hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Agassiz, B.C. Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

It was nice to have the extra room, and a kitchen, but there's no food at all - the coffee pot is no different than in a hotel, with only one bag of regular and one bag of decaf coffee. Two teabags, a few bags of sugar and some s&p, so it's not like renting a condo at all. You can walk to a Safeway and Fred Meyer - just down the road.
We were on the 2nd floor, and could hear people walking about above us during the night. Ask for a room on the 3d (top) floor to avoid this. The bedroom is separated from the hallway so that makes it quieter - we didn't hear any noise from the hallway. Everything was very clean and staff was helpful. The wifi worked well. The shuttle took over 15 minutes to pick us up from the airport.

Room Tip: Pick a room on the 3d floor to avoid noise above.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Glen Burnie, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2011

I stayed at Sophie Station for two nights and could not have asked for better accomodations.
The suites had a full kitchen, bath, bedroom and living and dining area. the place was neat and clean. The staff was friendly and yet, professional and helpful. I was lucky enough to see the Northern Lights the first night I was there. What a treat!!!!!! I would definitely stay there aain and would highly recommend to others.

Room Tip: I am told that all the suites have a balcony, but you might want to check and make sure.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

We had the pleasure of staying at Sophie Station on the first night of our land tour with Princess Cruises. It had everything that you would need to stay a week and prepare your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen. It was clean and neat and beautifully manicured. The gardens outside were actually STUNNINGLY gorgeous. It was a very short walk to buy groceries or fast food. Did not try the on-sight dining room. Would highly recommend this as a stopping point in Fairbanks.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

Very nice hotel, felt like a small apartment, with full kitchen. The hotel is located near the airport, out of the actual city area. There were a few stores in walking distance. The restaurant was overpriced. We only ate one breakfast there. We walked to a grocery store, Fred Meyer, and bought food for other meals. This store had ready-to-eat hot entrees, salads, desserts, etc.

Room Tip: Make sure your room has a kitchen and buy your food from Fred Meyer grocery store.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

nice rooms, good location. not many good places to eat nearby

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2011

We stayed in this hotel as many people do at the start of a cruise. The cruise team met at the airport and transported us by bus to the hotel. Our room was ready when we checked in and it was all in order. A very standard and basic room as we experienced throughout Alaska but it was clean and comfortable. The flowers in the beds and hanging baskets around the hotel were beautiful and very unexpected in Alaska which I had always imagined to be colder. The hotel is nearby to a Safeway and Fred Meyers supermarket so we went there to get some basic provisions for dinner and breakfast. There was a kitchen in the room but there were only plates and cutlery so a bit pointless having an oven when there was nothing one could use to cook (not that we wanted to). As a base to see Fairbanks it was okay but I have to rate the hotel relative to other hotels on the world not relative to others in Fairbanks and by this measure it was really average.

Room Tip: Ask for room not facing the parking lot/road
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sophie Station Suites
Address: 1717 University Ave S, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4903
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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:
#3 Family Hotel in Fairbanks
#4 Romantic Hotel in Fairbanks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sophie Station Suites 2.5*
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. Minutes from the University district. Great value for a large suite with a separate bedroom and private balcony. Beautifully landscaped with flower gardens surrounding the hotel facade. Luggage handlers and elevators available. ... more   less 
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