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Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge
Ranked #7 of 24 Hotels in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Clean, comfortable, affordable ~ another great stay at the Best Western Plus Chena! The staff is always friendly and helpful! It's nice to be remembered, even if it's been a couple of months since my last visit... I'll definitely be back!

Room Tip: Rooms on the bottom floor have tubs, the second & third are showers only.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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ChenaRivergm, General Manager at Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2014

Our housekeeping staff takes great care and pride in our hotel. They clean with lots of details that many hotels don't have such as black-lighting, frequent deep cleaning and carpeting cleaning.

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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We stayed at the Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge in Fairbanks for 2 nights. We got a great rate with a 2-night stay promotion. This is a nice Plus Best Western. It looks fairly new. It has all the amenities - satellite TV, AC, refrigerator, free breakfast. All the hotel employees were friendly and helpful with any questions about the Fairbanks area. We really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChenaRivergm, General Manager at Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2014

We strive to make everyone stay enjoyable. All of our amenities are designed to make your stay as convenient as being at home, and I agree promotions are always nice.

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Staying with relatives in Fairbanks to see the Aurora (didn't), and the world renowned ice carving competition in March, 2013. This property seemed very popular with everyone we talked to. The hot springs were worth the drive alone. Late lunch was scrumptious--took extra chowder home for dinner as we filled up! Enjoyed the ice sculptures and just walking around the area. On the way here we stopped so I could take a sled-dog ride--what a hoot. Fairbanks is fun, even at 16'F. Below.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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ChenaRivergm, General Manager at Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2014

Mya,

Great! Title I kind of chuckled before I read your review. Sound like you had a amazing time while visiting us.

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Overall, a good hotel for the price and definitely one of the newer hotels in Fairbanks.

Location: right off the Parks Highway, on the west side of town near the airport (no noise issues during our stay), there's a Fred Meyers and Safeway right across the street. Lemongrass and Hot Licks Ice Cream are about an exit away. Less than 10 minutes from UAF.

Rooms: mattress was a little too soft for me, but pretty nice room. Everything seemed relatively new. Water took a while to get hot though. The windows open! Lots of TV channels, and they have "clean" remotes that are specially designed for be sanitized and stuff. Free wifi that was decently fast.

Continental breakfast: coffee, juices, fruit, yogurt, breads, cereal, waffle maker (chocolate, blueberry, and regular), hot dishes of eggs, eggs with cheese, potatoes, meat (sausage or bacon). All of this tasted fine. The lady that manages the kitchen seems to put a lot of effort into the breakfast and goes around chatting with everyone and making sure all's okay.

Staff: all very friendly and will answer any questions you have.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChenaRivergm, Manager at Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2014

We are happy that you where able to enjoy Fairbanks during your stay with us. Its always refreshing to hear different individuals Fairbanks experience.

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Decided to run up to Fairbanks while we were on vacation in Anchorage. Wow, glad we did. This was one of the nicest hotels, especially for the in season, night before reservations. Great price. Wonderful service. Good breakfast. Best beds. Too comfortable to get out of! Thanks for making our stay worthwhile!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChenaRivergm, Manager at Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Spur of the moment trips can be made or not by the choice of your accommodations. We are proud to have been able to MAKE your stay worth the run from Anchorage and to be your host. We strive to be the best with all of our guests and this will continue well into the future. We look forward to being your host on your next visit to Fairbanks when we will be able to "WOW" you even longer.

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We stayed at the Best Western Chena River Lodge during our recent visit to Alaska. The hotel overall was clean and the rooms were comfortable. It's conveniently located to the Riverboat Discovery and Gold Dredge 8 Tours. It's also very convenient to Parks highway. This hotel offers FREE breakfast with more than just continental items. The business center does not have a printer but the front desk clerk was very helpful in helping me print our boarding passes for our flight home. Overall a great place to stay while in Fairbanks.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChenaRivergm, General Manager at Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

We appreciate that our hotel was your choice of accommodations during your recent stay to Fairbanks. It is always great when we see that we continue to hit the mark with our guests in all aspects. I do apologize that we did not have a printer in the business center - we are working on that and hope to have one in place before your next visit.

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stayed at this Best Western on Tuesday, 17 September 2013. The faciliy is CLEAN! The room and the bathroom were CLEAN! The beds are very comfortable. Our room was spacious, and very nicely decorated. The location is pleasant, private and away from any surrounding noise.with plenty of easy access parking.

The young lady at the front desk was the most proficient and friendly lady we dealt with during our entire 24-day trip, during which we stayed at a different motel every night.

The price for the overall quality of lodging is very favorable indeed. This room was the best room for the best price in one of the best locations of our entire trip. Our expectations were exceeded!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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ChenaRivergm, General Manager at Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge - Fairbanks strives to make sure all of our guest rooms are the cleanest around and we are exicited to see that you found everything to be in order and just as clean and comforable. On your next visit to Fairbanks we look forward to having the opportunity to exceed your expectations once again.

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Additional Information about Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge

Address: 1255 Tvsa Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4678
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Region: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Fairbanks
#2 Family Hotel in Fairbanks
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fairbanks
Price Range: £55 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Alaska hotel offers friendly service and modern accommodations all within minutes of the airport and bustling downtown Fairbanks. Feel right at home at this recently opened Fairbanks, Alaska hotel with modern furnishings and generous amenities. The sizeable, tidy and smoke-free rooms at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge offer high-speed Internet access, a refrigerator, a desk, cable satellite television and a coffeemaker. Each morning, hotel guests can get a start to their day with a complimentary full continental breakfast.This Fairbanks hotel's business center allows business travelers to stay productive. This Alaska lodge also offers meeting spaces accommodating up to 15 people. Unwind after a long day of sightseeing or out-of-town work in the fitness center at this Fairbanks hotel.Vacationers can enjoy convenient freeway access, allowing for quick and easy visits to nearby local attractions - such as the Museum of the North, Alaska at 40 below, the El Dorado Gold Mine and the Ice Museum - most of which are only five minutes away. Families vacationing at this Fairbanks, AK hotel will be delighted to spend the day taking a cruise on the Riverboat Discovery or playing at Pioneer Park, Alaska's largest amusement park. This Fairbanks, AK hotel is the closest hotel to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, making this the perfect location for visiting parents, students and staff to stay. Guests can rest assured, as a hospital is only five minutes away. The Fairbanks International Airport is also only a couple miles away from this Alaska hotel.For an affordable stay at an exceptional hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska, reserve a stay online at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge! ... more   less 
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