This was the last night of our Alaska cruise tour experience. Ending it here reminded me that AK is populated by wonderful, friendly, and perhaps just a little bit eccentric people. Pike's is a river-front hotel that, along with the restaurant next door, was originally built by a homesteader. That familial origin shows up in everything from the really eclectic décor to the fine personal service.
The hotel is not new. Nor has it been seriously renovated at any time as far as I could tell. And that's OK -- it has it's own unique 'style' that worked for us. The room itself was nothing very special, although it was on the third-floor with a tiny balcony overlooking the river. You couldn't enjoy the balcony as it was over some main floor AC units that roared constantly. Thankfully, we found the small room AC unit to be adequate (barely) for the high temperatures that AK was enduring while we were there. The room was clean, pretty basic, and had fairly comfortable bedding.
We had dinner and drinks at Pike's restaurant next door and can recommend the deck setting when the weather is nice and the river is running.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to your Fairbanks hotel on the Chena River, Pike's Waterfront Lodge. Pike's Waterfront Lodge offers comfortable rooms and cabins many with scenic views, a steam room, riverside decks, restaurant, a comfortable lounge, and wireless Internet in the public areas and sleeping rooms. All rooms have refrigerators and microwaves and are non smoking. We offer Aveda aromatherapy bathroom amenities. Our exercise room is open 24 hours. The gift shop with ATM machine and selling food items is open 24 hours. We have extensive interpretative sign display on Fairbanks history and ecology of the area. We have free Bocce Ball, golf putting and FoosBall in the game room. We have a coin operated laundry facility. Our hotel is minutes from the Fairbanks Alaska International airport, next door to famous Pike's Landing restaurant. We have free shuttle service to/from the airport and railroad station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pike`s Waterfront Hotel Fairbanks
- Pikes Waterfront Hotel
- Pikes Waterfront Fairbanks
- Pike's Waterfront Lodge Fairbanks, Alaska