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Fairbanks Hotels & Lodges

For a relatively small town in a far northern location, the quality of Fairbanks lodging is impressive. Fairbanks hotels feature lots of amenities, attentive service, and unique touches to make your stay here memorable. Hotels are clustered in two main areas; Downtown, or near the Fairbanks Airport and Chena River. We've also noted which hotels are open year-round vs. summer only.

Fairbanks Airport & Chena River Hotels

This is the other main cluster of quality Fairbanks lodging, which lies near the airport along the banks of the Chena River. These Fairbanks hotels have more of a secluded feel. It’s easy to believe you’re away at a resort rather than staying in the city. Take the walking path along the river in the long summer nights or explore the gardens—they all have with flowers that grow big in the long Fairbanks sun. Here’s where to stay:

  • Pike's Waterfront Lodge: Locally owned, Pike’s is an upscale rustic Alaska lodge. Sit down to eat at the great restaurant, or stroll around the gardens and check out the ducks. Or just sit out on the deck by the river with a book or a drink. Year-round
  • Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge: This large hotel along the river feels like a wilderness lodge, and boasts the consistent quality and service that has earned Princess a stellar reputation. Sit out on the riverside deck, or take in the water view from your room. Summer
  • River's Edge Resort: For those who want to stay along the banks of the river but crave a bit more intimacy, choose this Fairbanks hotel: you’ll get your own private cottage. There’s fine dining and casual dining, or just relax on the expansive deck overlooking the water. Summer
  • Sophie Station Hotel: This all-suite Fairbanks hotel isn’t on the river, but it’s perfect for those who need some extra space and the convenience of being near the airport. Sit down to a breakfast with unique items, peruse the library with its floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and stretch out in the oversized leather furniture. Year-round


These offer easy access to shops, restaurants, and historic sites. Here are our suggestions:

  • Westmark Fairbanks: The newest, largest downtown Fairbanks hotel is the Westmark Fairbanks. Owned by the cruise line Holland America, the Westmark features a contemporary look and feel, along with spacious rooms and two restaurants. Year-round
  • Bridgewater Hotel: If you want to stay in the heart of downtown but want a smaller, locally-owned Fairbanks hotel with a personal feel and quaint touches like bamboo furniture, stay at the Bridgewater. Year-round
  • Wedgewood Resort A mile from downtown Fairbanks, the Wedgewood offers all large suites (good value for large groups) and sits on 27 acres of gardens and walking paths. The Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary is on premises, while Creamer's Field bird sanctuary is an easy walk away. Year-round
  • Bear Lodge at Wedgewood Resort: Just a few minutes from downtown and you'll feel like you've found a quiet place in the wilderness. Summer

Just Beyond Town

Just Outside of Town

Still in Fairbanks, but tucked away
Season: Year Round $195+

At A Taste of Alas­ka lodge you’ll find com­fort­able, mod­ern accom­mo­da­tions. This quaint lodge feels more like a B&B, but has all of the pri­va­cy of a hotel.

Season: August 21 – April 10, June 7 – August 18 $1746+ shoulder 2 nights 2 guests 2+ Nights

Locat­ed on a qui­et ridge­line out­side of Fair­banks, the Bore­alis Base­camp offers 20 ele­gant igloos and a new vil­lage with 5 auro­ra-view­ing cubes, includ­ing a fam­i­ly suite cus­tom-designed and specif­i­cal­ly posi­tioned to max­i­mize your view­ing of the North­ern Lights. You’ll also have the chance to take advan­tage of the camps many win­ter activ­i­ties like dogsled­ding, snow­ma­chin­ing, snow­shoe­ing, and fat-tire biking. 


Downtown Fairbanks

Close to downtown shopping & restaurants
Season: Year Round $109+

Mod­ern and styl­ish, the West­mark Fair­banks Hotel is con­ve­nient­ly sit­u­at­ed in down­town Fair­banks. The hotel boasts 400 guest rooms, yet pro­vides the per­son­al ser­vice of a small hotel. Fea­tures include spa­cious rooms, a fit­ness cen­ter, two new restau­rants, and free Wi-Fi. Relax in your room or go for a stroll through the hotel’s fresh herb garden.

Season: Year Round $89+

Stay at the Bridge­wa­ter Hotel, and you’re get­ting a front row seat on down­town Fairbanks.

Season: May 11 - Sept 19 $299+

You’re just a few min­utes from down­town Fair­banks and all the major shop­ping sights, but at this 157-room resort hotel — part of the city’s renowned Foun­tain­head Hotels fam­i­ly— you’ll feel like you’ve found a qui­et place in the wilderness.

Season: Year Round $259+

Set out­side of the down­town bus­tle in a nat­u­ral­ly wood­ed envi­ron­ment, the resort’s lodge-style build­ings are spread out across 30 acres. Walk the mean­der­ing paths, which are punc­tu­at­ed by flower gar­dens, or explore an old miner’s cab­in. Inside the hotel, the home-suite-home” 1- and 2‑bedroom suites are a great option for groups and families.


Fairbanks Airport & Chena River

Access to Fairbanks River Walk • Close to airport
Season: Year Round $289+

Sophie Sta­tion Suites has 149 suites that are per­fect for busi­ness trav­el­ers or vaca­tion­ing fam­i­lies. All are one-bed­room units and come with a bal­cony and full kitchen. And if you don’t want to cook, you can get all three meals at the restau­rant, Zach’s.

Season: Year Round $288+

Pike’s Water­front Lodge in Fair­banks sits along the banks of the beau­ti­ful Chena Riv­er. Inside, you’ll find com­fort­able accom­mo­da­tions; out­side are beau­ti­ful gar­dens and a green­house grow­ing let­tuce, straw­ber­ries, and toma­toes. Dine inside, or out on the water­front deck. The hotel also has Wi-fi, to help you stay con­nect­ed while on vacation. 

Season: Mid-May to Mid-Sept $219+

Set on the banks of the Chena Riv­er, the 328-room Fair­banks Princess Hotel boasts all the atmos­phere of a wilder­ness lodge, yet it’s also one of the city’s most lux­u­ri­ous prop­er­ties. It’s also con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed, close to the air­port, shops, and restau­rants. You can take a shut­tle down­town to enjoy the sites, or enjoy walk­ing around the var­i­ous gar­dens and trails on the lodge prop­er­ty. When it is time to dine, enjoy the ele­gant Edgewater  ...more

Season: May 15 - Sept 15 $219+

This resort is a col­lec­tion of pri­vate cot­tages set along the scenic Chena Riv­er. The own­ers want­ed to cre­ate a pri­vate expe­ri­ence that was also con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed, and that encour­aged guests to expe­ri­ence the out­doors. River’s Edge Resort does just that. The loca­tion is not far from town, but just out­side each cot­tage guests can take a walk along the riv­er or enjoy the flo­ral dis­plays across the property.


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