A laid-back, lodge-style vibe—but with all of the perks of a good business hotel. Located just north of downtown Fairbanks—close to the historic district, the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and the Ice Museum, as well as the city’s best dining and shopping—this 106-room hotel offers a comfortable perch for exploring this northern Alaska city.
First opened in 2008, the hotel has a fresh, airy vibe—with warm woods and stone, plus interesting, lodge-like décor, like cool fishing gear adorning the lobby walls. All of the rooms, done in soothing earth tones, come with creature comforts like free wifi, microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker and tea maker.
Business Hotel Perks
In the lobby each morning, you can help yourself to the daily, complimentary Express Start Breakfast Bar, with fresh cinnamon and coffee. And whether you’re looking for a morning workout—or even want one at 2 am, to wind down after checking out the Northern Lights—there's a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool.
Whether you're a business traveler, a summer vacationer or a winter traveler in search of the Northern Lights, the staff gets high marks from guests for being helpful and the hotel also offers a 24-7 shuttle to take you anywhere you need to go in town.
Easy Access to the City’s Best Dining
Nearby, you can also grab a bite at such local spots as the steak-and-seafood Pump House, overlooking the Chena River, sushi bar Irashal, Fairbanks’ only wine guild, Lavelle Bistro; or the Cookie Jar, an all-day restaurant that got its start as a locally beloved bakery. And whether you're just sightseeing or getting business done, the Holiday Inn Express makes an easy and welcoming place to return for the night