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Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Fairbanks
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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“Nice riverfront location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

the cabins are situated next to the hotel, all with views of the river, on a lawn where you can play a ball game. The cabins have a very large king size bed, very comfortable, and a small pantry with coffeemaker. The nearby restaurant, Pike´s Landing, is good, and has a lovely terrace next to the river.In the lobby they sell great homemade icecream! Very friendly staff.

Room Tip: cabins are nice and quiet
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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DLHAlaska, Director of Sales at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
Thanks for your review. The ice cream in the lobby is made by Hot Licks, a local ice cream company. Last time, I had the ginger ice cream and it is delicious. We do give out free wooden nickels to Alaskans that they can exchange for ice cream. The "Ice Cream Hour" is tow hours from 6-8 pm.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

My wife and I spent 2 separate nights here as arranged through our tour. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our impression of the décor when we first walked in was very eclectic, but I guess that is the charisma of this hotel. The rooms were comfortable and clean. If we're ever back up in Fairbanks in the winter, we would go back.

The room on our first evening had 2 queen beds which made the room crowded; just too much furniture for the space. My wife spoke to the front desk about a king bed on our return visit which they graciously accommodated. The shuttle service they offered to and from the rail depot and airport was appreciated, as was the ability to store our extra luggage while we were off to Coldfoot. Both nights we ate dinner at their restaurant next door and neither of us was impressed.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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DLHAlaska, Director of Sales at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
Thanks for your comments; we are glad that you would come back. Regarding the hotel decorations, Jay, the hotel owner tries to make it an unique and interesting environment so that our guests have a sense of place, that they are in Fairbanks, Alaska and not a plain vanilla hotel chain.
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Spent a 3-day weekend in Fairbanks at Pike's. This was a "trip home" after being out of Alaska for 15 years after having lived there for 25.

Even with a set of realistic expectations of what Fairbanks as to offer, I would rate Pike's Lodge as "average" by Fairbanks standards. Nice enough and tries hard, but that is about it.

The staff are friendly, the rooms clean (but dated) and the amenities are sufficient. The main upside to Pike's is their attempt to be "green" and Earth-friendly.

Room Tip: In the winter, get a room on the river side to avoid the noise from the airport (though it's not...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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DLHAlaska, Director of Sales at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Thanks for your review. We at Pike's believe that we deliver excellent amenities from the Aveda Aromatherapy bath products to ice cream, cookies, free internet, fridges and microwaves in every room and a 24 hour fitness center as well as a laundry, ATM machine and gift shop with a "secret" candy shop inside as well as the original Alaskan art. These are all the types of amenities that I look for when I travel!
We are glad that you enjoyed your trip and happy that your enjoyed the cleanliness of our hotel; our staff tries very hard.
Deborah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

For a winter visit to Fairbanks this is quite a value. We stayed two nights and were very pleased with the accommodations and breakfast. Do take some time to sit near the fireplace in the lobby with a book if you can manage some time. Coffee and fresh chocolate chip cookies are waiting for you. Dana, our shuttle driver, was certainly part of the charm!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chugiak, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

I visited Pike's twice this year: once in September and once in December. This place is fantastic! The lobby area is amazing, the staff is friendly, helpful, and professional. The rooms are spacious and very well maintained. The location is so convenient: just a stone's throw from the airport-the shuttle staff are very polite and accommodating. Then there's the food. Wow! I attempted to explain how delicious the food was to my wife and she told my wife that we'd just have to plan a trip there together so she could experience it for herself. I obviously agreed. Well done Pike's!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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DLHAlaska, Director of Sales at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review, 26 December 2013
Thanks for mentioning the food; Ursula does a super job with the breakfast and catering for meetings. I hope that you are able to come back. March is an excellent time to visit Faribanks and see the World Championship Ice Art!
Deborah
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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

I really enjoyed my stay here. The lobby is really nicely furnished and I actually spent some time there reading in front of their fire. I felt right at home as soon as I checked in. The front desk staff was nice and I was helped out by Christena and Becca. The rooms were really nice and the beds were quite comfortable. All in all, I felt right at home and would definitely stay here again.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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DLHAlaska, Director of Sales at Pike's Waterfront Lodge, responded to this review, 26 December 2013
Thanks for your kind words; the fireplace is a great location for relaxing. Sometimes in the evenings, I enjoy catching up on my emails there. I am glad that you took the time to write in about your stay and mentions of Becca and Christena; we will let them know.
Deborah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

A very nice hotel with a good view, a lighted River walk, a nice free breakfast which included pastries, bagels, toast, muffins, waffles, fruit, & cereals. They allow pets, which is important to us, since we have a cat we have to take with us whenever traveling. :-) The hotel is very attractive and clean. My complaint is the hard pillows and the bed wasn't very comfortable. Plus we reserved a room with a king sized bed, but all that was available when we got here with a king sized bed was a handicapped room, which we accepted.
We will stay here again if we go back to Fairbanks unless some of the other hotels change their policies and allow a cat.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Address: 1850 Hoselton Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99709
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Region: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Fairbanks
#6 Family Hotel in Fairbanks
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fairbanks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Pike's Waterfront Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 208
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to your Fairbanks hotel on the Chena River, Pike's Waterfront Lodge. Our friendly staff await you! How can we help you today? Pike's Waterfront Lodge offers comfortable rooms many with scenic views, a steam room, riverside deck, restaurant, a comfortable lounge, and wireless Internet in the public areas and most sleeping rooms. We offer Aveda aromatherapy room amenities. Our hotel is minutes from the Fairbanks Alaska airport, next door to famous Pike's Landing restaurant. ... more   less 
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