I stayed at the Sophie Station recently as part of a pre-cruisetour group via Royal Caribbean cruise lines. Overall, it was a pleasant stay and we had no real issues.
The property itself is obviously an older hotel, but is in great shape. The grounds are nice and they have some really beautiful landscaping. It is very convenient to the airport and to a commercial area with a grocery store, drug store, gas stations and multiple dining options. Sophie Station has their own restaurant on property named Zach's and we ate there for breakfast one day and dinner another . Both meals were better than we expected. Like all dining in Alaska, the food was expensive. Dinner was definitely the better of the two meals. You can find much cheaper options for a decent breakfast within walking distance.
The room was in great shape but it was pretty outdated. It does have a flat screen TV. if you are staying in the summer, there is a window style air conditioner but it only cools the one room. They provide a box fan to help circulate the air throughout the rest of the room. We didn't get a room with a King bed but had two Queens or Twins (I believe they said Queen but they seemed pretty small). The mattresses were terrible and it made for a very rough two nights sleep. I know mattresses can be expensive but its not something that a hotel should take the cheapest option on. The rooms do have a full kitchen in them, with basic utensils and pots, pans..etc. If you were going to have an extended stay in the area I would definitely recommend Sophie Station because of the kitchen and the close proximity to the grocery store (a couple of hundred yards away).
People were very nice and helpful with directions. They have a bus that takes you around to their sister properties if you are interested.
Again, a solid stay overall. I've also stayed at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Fairbanks and its a nicer property than Sophie Station, however it is not as convenient to groceries, restaurants and such.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sophie Station Fairbanks
- Hotel Sophie Station
- Sophie Station Suites Fairbanks, Alaska