Beautiful lodge-good food-very nice rooms. We stayed in a suite that was totally furnished in a rustic cabin style. Very nicely done.
We ate in both restaurants as well as the bar and grill. The food and service was great.
We only regret NOT buying things at the gift shop that we never saw elsewhere during our 17-day cruisetour. All my previous trips to Alaska had been business, and most to primative facilities in remote areas of the High Arctic, and this was the first stop of my wife's first trip to AK. We did not have a single complaint about the lodge, or about Princess.
Mike Lallatin, Petaluma, CA
ps Gift Shop: Contact me. There are things I want to order!
I've stayed at this hotel several times, usually because it is one of the best values in terms of rates...although not always on the hotel website, the summer rate offered by the hotel was $210 while Orbitz offered it for $79, however, when I arrived they did not have my reservation but honored the rate without any argument. The rooms are nice size, well furnished, comfortable, very clean and the bath products are first class. Even though I only made my reservation for one day, when I decided to stay they let me stay at the reduced rate which I thought was very nice. It's right across from the FAI airport, the restaurant next door has a fabulous deck right on the edge of the Chena River and they serve a marvelous Sunday brunch. The decor is pretty Alaskan touristy, which is what the hotel mainly caters to atleast in the summer time. I don't think you can go wrong with this place.
I love this place because a.) it is close to home b.) Very calming inside c.) service is great, staff is friendly, fast and efficient d.) Rooms are ALWAYS clean and inviting e.) I love the scenery f.) I feel like I am away from everything, even though only 10 miles from home!!
We stayed two nights there (May 2003) and was an excellent experience to remember for our entire life, except food. Nothing wrong with it but we being vegetarian had no choice for the food available there. I think you must consider this side of the life people would like to go by. You must have some vegetarian entries. We will be coming back to Fairbanks in this May.