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Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Fairbanks
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

We stayed here as part of our Royal Caribbean cruise tour. We were here a day early so they put us in one of the cabins. The cabins are what you want. They were spacious, quiet, and located next to the river.

The hotel overall was average in appearance with the exception of the lobby & dining areas which were very rustic. Breakfast was buffet & $12 each, but was good and hearty.

We had dinner at the restaurant next door and it was also a very rustic place, a theme started to emerge on what places would be like. The food was ok but expensive, again a common thread noticed early during our trip.

They also have a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport.

Room Tip: Get a cabin.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

We stayed at Pike's Waterfront Lodge one night and wished we had booked more nights. The location was convenient to the airport, yet plenty around the hotel. Beautiful river is directly behind the hotel. Staff very eager to help and a great giftshop was on site. Nice room with a comfortable bed....what more could one ask for!

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the River.....it's the best!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

The interior is attractive with all the different things to look at, such as; piano above lobby, old painting and signs, and very cozy. Friendly and helpful people in the gift shop. There was a wedding party in the dining room, and we had a room above that area with noise from wedding party, that went late into night. They should give those rooms to people in the wedding party, as they will be up late at the party. At the Buffet breakfest, Victoria, lady waitress was not helpful at all. She brought coffee and then walked away. We finally had to go ask her what was included in each different breakfest prices, on Aug. 26,2012, 8:40am. Next day, at breakfest, Timothy made sure we had eveything and visited with us. He made us feel much better about the Lodge.

Room Tip: Some rooms on 3rd floor have balcony over dining room and are noisey all night with fans from dining...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Carl W
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

We spent three nights at Pikes. A group of six, we had three cabins and how terrific it was! The cabins were clean and the staff were accommodating. Everything we needed was at the hotel, although we ventured out every day. We spent the last night out on the lawn watching the northern lights. A real memory for us. The ice cream shop, the deck overlooking the river, the gardens. All were charming. We will definitely return if in Fairbanks. The restaurant in the hotel is much better than the massive one next door.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
1  Thank Holly A
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

We loved staying at Pike's Waterfront Lodge. We stayed in cabin #1 and the accommodations and staff could not have been better. Everyone was so friendly. The cabin was very roomy with a great view of the lake. It was equipped with everything we wanted and more...small fridge, a microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, etc. The entire lodge was decorated very tastefully, with tons of local art. The restaurant served the best breakfast we had in Alaska, with tons of hot and cold selections. We stayed here 4 nights and wished we could have stayed longer.
The lodge had several unique features such as a golf putting area, they served ice cream each evening and most importantly...it was right on the river.
We would highly recommend this hotel if your travels take you to Fairbanks.

Room Tip: Try one of the lakeside cabins. Our cabin #1 was fabulous. It had a deck where you could sit looking...
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

Pikes is very close to Airport but has a local log cabin feel.. Yes its older and yes its outdated.. but it is a nice hotel and i found the staff very friendly and fun. Kimberly at the morning Buffet went out of her way for us and was extremely helpful.
Bought a sweatshirt in the gift shop that was excellant quality and price.

Only downside was management made us put out the fire in the firepit early.. Why?

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

This is a great town to visit and Pikes an excellent hotel except for a very poor breakfast. In Alaska in summer the days are long and you need a good start, especially as the distances to do everything are vast. The breakfast at the hotel is very meager with a poor selection and average quality.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Pike's Waterfront Lodge

Address: 1850 Hoselton Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4675
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Region: United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Fairbanks
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fairbanks
Price Range: $118 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. Pike's Waterfront Lodge offers comfortable rooms and cabins many with scenic views, an aromatherapy 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 free exercise room is open 24 hours. The 24 hour gift shop with ATM machine and food items. We have an extensive interpretative sign display on Fairbanks history and ecology of the area. We have firepits, free Bocce Ball, mini miniature golf outside and FoosBall in the game room. We have a 24 hour 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. Northern Lights wake up call available in winter! ... more   less 
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