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Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge
Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Fairbanks
Elkton, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just OK...”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Well we were on the Cruisetour with Princess and stayed here for two nights. I found it very small and closed in. The lobby was always full and you could not find a seat anywhere. We ate in the Tracker Bar and Grill it was ok, serves was good. With all the excusions leaving at the same time in the am, it was hard to get breakfast. The Edgewater Dining room only had a buffet until 10:00 for like $14.95 a person. So we would go to the gift shop where they had muffins, yogart, fruit, coffees and teas. Sometimes you just don't need a big breakfast. But everywhere was crowded in the am. I also thought it was not the cleanest lodge. We also had dinner next store at the Pikes Landing. It was close enough to walk to and the food was good, a little pricey but everything is in AK.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Only minutes from the airport and on the banks of the Chena river. You will need transport to go into town. The tour desk has a good selection of tours to suit everybodys taste and they are very helpfull. There are some lovely walks round the lodge.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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South Lake Tahoe
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

This lodge run by Princess Cruises is located right on the river with beautiful views and only a 5-10 minute drive from the airport. Rooms were beautifully decorated and spacious. The property is not large. We did not eat at the restaurants at this property - one was basically a bar and the other looked much like a cafeteria. We chose instead to walk a half mile each evening to two nearby restaurants that were excellent. The gift shop had a small coffee bar where you could purchase coffee and pastries in the morning. There was a large deck overlooking the river where you could sit and relax. Call the front desk and put your name on the list to be called to view the aurora borealis. We got a call at 2 AM and it was pretty spectacular.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ventura, California
Level 6 Contributor
289 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013

This hotel is situated on a lovely river with beautiful surroundings. The lobby is very nice and rustic with a big fireplace. The housekeeping could be better. The three days we were there the hallway was not cleaned. The same bits of paper and trash stayed there.
The deck overlooking the river had empty glasses scattered around for two days.
The sheer drapes in our room looked like blood was spattered on them. EEWWWWWW!
We did get a wake up call for the northern lights and they were amazing!
I am just surprised that Princess does not have the same standard of cleanliness in the hotel as on the ship.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Simi Valley, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We'd been here over-night, 4 years ago, as part of the Princess Cruise-tour, and found it comfortable. So, this time, after the cruise, we came here on our own for 5 days, specifically to catch the Aurora. It's still comfortable, and certainly inexpensive, room-rate wise. But the food is pretty steep. Their continental breakfast, the same breakfast that is free at most hotels, is $12. Want crab? $52. There's a great market nearby, so we stocked up on breakfast/lunch goodies for the duration. But, all in all, even though it's the end of the season, and though the hotel is practically empty, the staff has been friendly, the room adequate, and the view of the river, and the gently falling snow - spectacular.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Green Valley
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

The lodge over all was very nice. Price of the rooms are a lot le$$ if booked directly and not with Princess Cruise/Tour Pkg. Don't expect a wake-up call if the Aurora Borialis shows, check on line to see if or when and set your own alarm.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

Our only issue was with the downtown shuttle transport which was about one half hour late picking us up.
Room was comfortable and they stowed our bags before we left for the airport late that night. I thought the dining room was a little expensive. We walked to Pikes Restaurant for dinner and I saw other guests there also.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge
Address: 4477 Pikes Landing Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4619
Region: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Fairbanks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 325
Also Known As:
Fairbanks Princess Riverside Hotel Fairbanks
Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge Alaska

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