For those exploring inland Alaska, Fairbanks is a popular hub from which to tour the State. Below is a list of some highly recommended Fairbanks hotels and lodges ranging from luxury downtown accommodations to rustic cabins in the Fairbanks vicinity.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fairbanks: Located in Fairbanks just off Johansen Expressway and close to the Creamers Field State Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. Amenities include business center, buffet breakfast, continental breakfast, cable/satellite TV, work desk w/lamp, desk level electrical outlet, free local phone calls, WiFi, coffee/tea maker, microwave, refrigerator. All rooms non-smoking.
Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge: Located on the Chena River in central Fairbanks, minutes from Fairbanks International Airport and downtown. Smoke-free rooms offer high-speed Internet access, refrigerator, desk, cable satellite TV, coffeemaker and a complimentary full continental breakfast.
Alaska Heritage House: Eight varied and elegant rooms, some with private bath and kitchen facilities, some with gourmet breakfast included. Winner of 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Hampton Inn & Suites Fairbanks: Also located just off Johansen Expressway and close to the Creamers Field State Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks. Guest rooms are equipped with microwave and internet. Other amenities include indoor pool, spa, 24 hour fitness center, complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks: Situated on the Chena River, amenities include free Wi-Fi, ultra-soft bedding, mini-fridge, microwave, sofa bed, and complimentary buffet breakfast.
Mount Aurora Lodge: Nestled in the hills of Cleary Summit 40 minutes north of the city lights, Mount Aurora Lodge offers pristine views of the Aurora Borealis right outside bunkhouse suite or private log cabin. Amenities include custom itinerary planning, complimentary home-cooked breakfasts, free Wi-Fi, pet-friendly accommodations, and optional wake-up calls when Aurora Borealis starts each night.
Pike's Waterfront Lodge: Offers comfortable rooms, many with scenic views, steam room & sauna, riverside deck, restaurant, comfortable lounge, and wireless Internet in public areas and most sleeping rooms. Available Aveda aromatherapy room amenities. Minutes from Fairbanks Alaska Airport, next door to famous Pike's Landing restaurant.
River's Edge Resort: Situated along the banks of the Chena River, The Resort offers lodging in riverfront & guest cottages, as well as lodge suites. Minutes from the Fairbanks airport, as well as downtown Fairbanks. Amenities include private full bath with vanity, two queen beds, phone and cable television.
Sophie Station Suites: 148 fully appointed suites with equipped kitchens, separate living areas, spacious bedrooms with cable TV, separate vanity and bath, coffeemakers, irons and ironing boards, large flat screen TV, fitness center, laundry, safety deposit box and luggage hold, ATM. Locally owned. Summer operation - mid May through mid-September.
Bear Lodge: Summer-only hotel is surrounded by floral gardens and located on the beautifully landscaped grounds of Wedgewood Resort. Amenities include shuttle service to airport and Alaska Railroad, high speed WiFi, cable TV, irons and ironing boards, large flat screen TV, fitness center, laundry, safety deposit box, secured parking, and luggage hold.
Wedgewood Resort: 105 acre property surrounded by a 75 acre wildlife sanctuary and a 2,000 acre migratory waterfowl refuge. One and two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and large living spaces. Free WiFi. Complimentary 24 hour courtesy van service for individual arrival and departing guests to the Fairbanks International Airport and the Alaska Railroad Station.
Studio 6 Extended Stay: Located off College Road, near shopping area, business center, restaurants, and half mile from the University of Fairbanks. Amenities include state of the art design with radiant floor heating and smart plugs that efficiently accommodate electronic gadgets, granite counter tops, coin-op laundry, cable TV and reserved parking space. Studio 6 has a non-smoking and no pets policy.
Alpine Lodge Fairbanks: 115 deluxe guest rooms and suites with a full-service restaurant and lounge. Amenities include complimentary shuttle service, complimentary Wi-Fi and business center, 27” TV’s, refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board, coffee maker & hair dryer, 24-hour coffee service in lobby.
Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge: Located just minutes from the Fairbanks International Airport and Alaska Railroad depot. Consistent with Princess resorts the Lodge offers myriad amenities, first-class service and cuisine. Tours available from the resort include Riverboat Discovery Cruise & Gold Dredge 8 Combo, Midnight Sun Dinner & River Raft Float Trip, Chena Hot Springs & Ice Museum, Alaska Salmon Bake & Palace Theatre Revue, Alaskan Hummer & Sled Dog Experience, Journey Above the Arctic Circle, Fort Yukon & the Yukon River, Gold Dredge 8, Riverboat Discovery Cruise, Arctic Circle Air Adventure, Fairbanks Highlight Adventure.