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“Convenient Location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bridgewater Hotel
Ranked #10 of 23 Hotels in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence
Houston
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Convenient Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2008

Great location. Very clean. Convenient location near the visitor center. Shuttle service available. Excellent breakfast with reindeer sausage!

  • Stayed July 2007
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank singin
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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149 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2007

Lots of things to do nearby, such as the Ice Museum and the displays at the visitor info centre. Very close is Big Daddy's BBQ & Banquet, good for an economical pub-style dinner. The hotel is pretty good for breakfast too. We also found the Northrim Bank ATM to be ding-free for Cdn. credit union cards. The hotel was especially welcoming as the proprietor was a friend of our tour director, but I expect everyone gets a warm welcome.

  • Stayed August 2007
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank rnathan
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Buffalo NY
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65 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2007

Stayed here one night as part of a Holland America CruiseTour. Charming "boutique" small hotel with gorgeous flowers gracing the public areas of the hotel. Contrary to other reviewers' comments about small rooms & bathrooms, ours was a comfortable size, comfortable beds, and very clean! Attractive location on the Chena riverfront-a pleasant walk to beautifully landscaped park area along the river. Hotel staff recommended several restaurants within walking distance; we enjoyed a good meal at the Italian restaurant next door. Was surprised to see airconditioning units in the hotels' rooms. Not something we were used to seeing while touring Alaska, though we didn't need to use it-perfect temperature for sleeping in July! Continental Breakfast was good but not spectacular; a fair price (about $8.00) considering how expensive food is in Alaska. A pleasant stay; would have been comfortable here if we were staying longer!

  • Liked — comfortable clean room
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2007
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank vineyardchick
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Anchorage, Alaska
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132 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2006

remodeled older bldg, art in room, hard bed, computer and wifi in lobby. but expensive for what you get. we paid $ 129 for 2 nights. free parking nextdoor is nice. walking distance to espresso place nearby, mc caffertys, and stores, or walk along the chena river across the street.

  • Liked — good location for downtown
  • Disliked — hard bed, needs replacing
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank garymiller
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2006

Clean cozy hotel. Front desk very friendly. Hotel was nothing special - Furnishings are showing their age, no real services - but overall a clean safe cozy hotel close to downtown fairbanks. We had 2 queens which worked perfectly for 2 adults and 2 kids - also lots of floor & storage space. Bathroom was tiny but overall room was fine.

  • Liked — Spacious Room
  • Disliked — billed as European Charm - felt like 80's apt. building redo
  • Tips/Secrets — fine hotel - just nothing special
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank njmom23grls
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Riverside, CA
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173 reviews
173 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2006

We stayed one night at the Bridgewater on June 19, 2006. The room was quite small and difficult to manuever in, but it was clean and decently decorated. The bed was comfortable. The shower was extremely small, and my 6-foot-2 husband could barely wash himself in it. The breakfast buffet was excellent (eggs, meat, blintzes, biscuits & gravy, etc.) and cost $11 per person. The hotel is next to the river--be sure to take a pleasant walk along the waterfront.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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2 Thank 4 Joyful Travel
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home
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2005

Very surprized with the hospitality and friendliness of the Bridgewater Hotel in Fairbanks. Greeted with homemade cookies and punch in lobby. Free internet service. Great value breakfast in morning. Everyone attentive, happy and informative there. For a structure as old as this one, it is well maintained and clean. Real homey attmosphere. It is non-smoking hotel but just outside lobby is a nice flower garden area for smokers. Quite pleasant to just sit out there and chill out too. It is within walking distance of parks, visitor center, downtown area and landmarks. Near variety of restaurants within walking distance also, Italian, Steak, BBQ, Thai, Chinese etc. Price is right and a family atmosphere made this a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Waneta
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Additional Information about Bridgewater Hotel

Property: Bridgewater Hotel
Address: 723 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4448
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Region: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Fairbanks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bridgewater Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seasonal Hotel in downtown Fairbanks. Open mid-May through mid-September. This charming boutique-style hotel is ideally located in the heart of downtown Fairbanks overlooking the Chena River. With only 93 guest rooms the Bridgewater offers the warm, personal feel of a bed and breakfast. Excellent Breakfast Buffet available. Without a doubt, the best value for a clean, pleasant, relaxing hotel room in Fairbanks. The Bridgewater is the place to lodge while exploring Fairbanks. The staff will send you in the right direction. They are very helpful, friendly and welcoming. They are knowledgeable and will provide expert recommendations and personalized service. ... more   less 
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