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Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge
Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in Fairbanks
Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed here while attending a conference at the hotel. I have stated here two or three times in the past. I would say this is an average hotel. They offer great rates in the winter ($65/nt) so it is well worth the price. I would say something different in the summer when the rates go to $200/nt. The rooms are small and dark but do have a nice view of the River. I also found the rooms to be very clean. The lobby area is very nice and inviting. Staff were friendly.
I still prefer Sophie's and Pikes but at $65 it's hard to complain.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Great location, friendly staff, nice public areas. Would stay there again. Like the free shuttle to the airport. Recommend try to stay when the cruise ship crowd is not there. The lobby was one of the nicest of our trip.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank sue j
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Fairbanks Princess was 2nd hotel on my train trip. My stay here was to take the Arctic Circle Air adventure trip.

This hotel is very clean, rooms nice, but limited in dining options during mid September. Staff is the nicest and so very helpful. The outdoor terrace is closed for the season. Edgewater and Trackers Restaurant had the same menus as the Denali Princess restaurants.

The hotel has nice walking trails and other restaurants along the river for dining. Fred Meyer grocery store is a long distance walking, but worth it if you need supplies or alcohol. The hotel has a airline check in next to the tour desk and you can check your luggage & obtain boarding passes in the evening before or in the morning depending on the time of your departure on most carriers. Complimentary transfers to and from the train and airport.

If you are arriving on the train or motorcoach from another Princess Lodge, your luggage is transferred from your previous hotel and is conveniently placed in your room at the Fairbanks lodge.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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7  Thank Norma B
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We arrived at Fairbanks airport in good time but had to wait for transport with people dragging the chain on collecting baggage and moving to the bus to the Lodge. The bus finally deposited us at the Lodge but we were too late to be served with a meal and there is no room service. Despite almost begging the staff for a meal we were referred to the diners in town. Not very helpful when you are a tourist and don't know your way around and the Lodge is a fair way out of town. This experience soured the remainder of our time at the Lodge. Word of advice, make sure you arrive before they close the kitchen and remind the bus driver from the airport that we need a meal. After a 30 hour flight I think the Lodge could have done better.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank 14BUN
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Why is that when negative reviews are submitted about this hotel and its restaurants, that they are never published?
We were there in July this year and found this hotel lacking of the tradition of a regular Princess Hotel and its restaurants.
Two submissions have been made since then, and they have never appeared in the review section.
It leads to wonder whether these reviews are selectivlely chosen prior to publication.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We spent 3 nights at the lodge, to begin our Alaska Cruisetour. The lodge (really just a hotel) was very quiet, clean and comfortable. Just what we expected and wanted. We did not experience any of the problems reported on here in the past. The restaurant and lounge was typical of a hotel and was fine.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Vanman628
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

After staying at the other two Princess cabin hotels on the land tour part of our cruise, we found this a let down. Just a plain hotel, ordinary, glad it was the last day of the cruise and not the first. Not impressed with the food, seemed short of staff maybe the time of the year. But it was ok for the last day of our holiday, before we flew to Seattle. We had time to put winter clothes way in one suitcase, as we were going on to California. Transfer to the airport was fine.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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:
Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in Fairbanks
Price Range: £124 - £124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 325
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you’re searching for authentic hotels in Fairbanks, Alaska, look no further. A subsidiary of Princess Cruises, the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge is the answer! Fairbanks was founded by miners consumed with the gold fever that swept Alaska at the turn of the century. As gateway to Alaska’s rugged interior, Fairbanks is where the real Alaska begins — the Alaska of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. Here, at the edge of Alaska’s vast wilderness frontier, is a haven of warm service and exceptional comfort — the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge. The most refined hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska is also its best situated. Ideally located just minutes from the Fairbanks International Airport and Alaska Railroad depot. The property is also convenient to the downtown area and the University of Alaska Fairbanks as well as popular attractions such as the El Dorado Gold Mine, the Riverboat Discovery, and Pioneer Park. ... more   less 
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