I enjoy every moment here in my 5-night stay.
Location: 10 mins drive from airport and they offer free shuttle. The location is much better than downtown which is empty. Two huge groceries Fred Meyer and Saveway are within 7 mins walk from the hotel. The fast food restaurants Carl's Jr and Taco Bell are in front of the groceries.
Transport: There are a number of buses going to downtown available at the B entrance of Fred Meyer which take 20 mins. USD1.5 one way, 3 for one day pass which I used for sight seeing purpose.
Room with kitchenette: It's a suite. 2 TV sets. Very spacious and actually no smaller than many usual private flat units in Hong Kong! Well equipped with everything you can think of for a home. In particular, I love the kitchenette where I prepared my meals everyday. I was crazy for Alaskan crab legs and everyday I bought snow/king crab legs at Fred Meyer which are already cooked. I reheated them for 3 mins by the microwave. It's even my breakfasts and afternoon tea snacks! This is the first time I cook in hotel room as I usually love to dine outside during travelling, to taste the local cuisine. But in Fairbanks or Alaska in general, I didn't see any restaurants particularly interesting or must-go. I was already so satisfied by the meals with my kitchenette.
Price: excellent. USD85 plus tax, totally about USD91, for it's low season in October. I saw groups of Taiwanese guests.
Staff: nice and helpful. In particular, the front desk girl during the daytime shift has more smiles.
In all, strongly recommended. I believe there are no other better options.
- 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