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Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge

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1255 Tvsa Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4678 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
2.5 Star accommodation
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This Alaska hotel offers friendly service and modern accommodations all within minutes of the airport and bustling downtown Fairbanks. Feel right at home at this recently opened Fairbanks, Alaska hotel with More modern furnishings and generous amenities. The sizeable, tidy and smoke-free rooms at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge offer high-speed Internet access, a refrigerator, a desk, cable satellite television and a coffeemaker. Each morning, hotel guests can get a start to their day with a complimentary full continental breakfast.This Fairbanks hotel's business center allows business travelers to stay productive. This Alaska lodge also offers meeting spaces accommodating up to 15 people. Unwind after a long day of sightseeing or out-of-town work in the fitness center at this Fairbanks hotel.Vacationers can enjoy convenient freeway access, allowing for quick and easy visits to nearby local attractions - such as the Museum of the North, Alaska at 40 below, the El Dorado Gold Mine and the Ice Museum - most of which are only five minutes away. Families vacationing at this Fairbanks, AK hotel will be delighted to spend the day taking a cruise on the Riverboat Discovery or playing at Pioneer Park, Alaska's largest amusement park. This Fairbanks, AK hotel is the closest hotel to the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, making this the perfect location for visiting parents, students and staff to stay. Guests can rest assured, as a hospital is only five minutes away. The Fairbanks International Airport is also only a couple miles away from this Alaska hotel.For an affordable stay at an exceptional hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska, reserve a stay online at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge! Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Microwave
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Style
Romantic
,
Family
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
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Hotel Style
Romantic
,
Family
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
67
Price range
US$79 - US$208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Best Western Plus Chena River Hotel Fairbanks
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Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge Fairbanks, Alaska
Location
United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
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We stayed here for 3 nights before starting our Princess Land and Cruise tour. We were met at the Airport by a very pleasant young man who took us to the Lodge. On arrival to the Lodge we were made to feel very welcome. Our room was spotlessly clean and the bed comfortable. We fo
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Response from jsickels, General Manager at Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience! We are thrilled we made the beginning of your Alaska adventure a success. I will be sure to share your comments with the staff as it brings us great pride as a team to know we have done our job well. We look forward to seeing you again if your travels bring you back to Fairbanks. We loved having you!
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I just want to say first and foremost we enjoyed staying at this hotel. Great location as in close to airport and only minutes from downtown. My husband and I rented a car and it never took more than about 10 minutes to get anywhere from this hotel.

Our room was very good for th
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Response from jsickels, General Manager at Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge
Responded Nov. 10, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge, it’s always great to see when we have impressed our guest. I will be sure to share your comments with the staff. We are definitely concerned about our guest experience at our hotel and it brings us great pride as a team to know when we have succeeded. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Fairbanks. We love having you here!
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Nice hotel at a good price. Good location near shopping and airport. The check in was polite and helpful. First room had a tub so had to change to room 106 with a walk in shower. Room is close to the breakfast so easy to carry it back to the room to escape the TV they have on a
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Response from jsickels, General Manager at Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge
Responded Nov. 5, 2018
Thank you for sharing your experience at Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge. We are thrilled you enjoy staying with us! We are happy to hear you benefited from our complimentary hot breakfast buffet. I will be sure to share your comments with the staff as we take pride in a well maintained property and are touched you noticed. We look forward to seeing you on future trips. We loved having you!
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We needed accommodations in Fairbanks on relatively short notice. We've generally have had good luck with Best Western properties so we flipped a coin and chose one of the two BW's in Fairbanks (Chena River).

Not long after we checked in, we heard very loud metal grinding. Aft
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Response from jsickels, General Manager at Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge
Responded Nov. 3, 2018
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay. We truly regret that we fell short of our service standards during your stay. I have shared your comments with our team and have used it as a opportunity to review procedures with them. Once our updates are complete ww hope you will consider staying with us again.
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When we arrived at the Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge the lobby was very inviting and comfortable with fresh cookies that were available. The front desk person was extremely nice and helpful. Our room was clean and the bed and room was very comfortable. Great location right
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Response from jsickels, General Manager at Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge
Responded Oct. 30, 2018
Thank you for your wonderful recommendation! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and our location made your travel needs more accommodating. I will be sure to share your comments with the staff, we take pride in our property and it’s nice to hear when we have hit a homerun. We look forward to seeing you next time your in Fairbanks. We loved having you!
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cost of taxi from train station to hotel?
This can cost around $25.00. When are you arriving by train? We have a courtesy shuttle for our guest arriving from the airport & train station.
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Would it be possible to get a late check out, we won't be arriving till around 3AM. We were hoping for a 1 or 2 PM check out? Traveling in May Thank you
Yes, but it probably depends on how full they are on the day you check out. Why don't you ask the hotel directly?
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My husband and I are traveling to your location in November. We have a flight that comes in at 12:30am. Will there be shuttle service at that time? We have a car reserved but cant pick it up until later that Sunday at lunch time and we need to have a way to get from airport to hotel. Thanks in advance!
My husband and I will visit Fairbanks and stay in your hotel in a few days. We plan to rent a car during our 4-day trip, visiting Chena hot spring, Cleary Summit, Uni. of Alaska, the city center, Pipeline, Santa Claus House, etc. Would you recommend renting a 4WD car? Or a 2WD car would be enough for these spots?
I visited these areas and only had a 2WD car without any problems. Santa Claus house is closed until May 1st. Chena hot springs, bring your own towel, they changed $5, per towel.
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Can one see northern lights from this hotel (when active, of course)?
Hello SabinaJan, Yes the Northern Lights are visible from the Hotel but also a short walk towards the river will get you a better view.
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"Get a room facing south for sunset view. First floor is closest to breakfast."
"I would probably ask for room at the back. The front rooms front into the highway."
"be sure to test the mattress! suggest a ground floor room, since the elevator is slow."
"Ask for a room that faces the back."
"Rooms on the third floor are a bit quieter."
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