by Phil Corless
This affordable hotel has big, clean rooms and a great location on the edge of downtown Fairbanks. It has a two-bedroom, two-bathroom Family Suite that is perfect for a large group. Kids will love the rustic-style lobby decorated with antler sculptures and animal trophies. Every suite includes a kitchenette with full refrigerator, microwave, stovetop and coffeemaker. A free breakfast buffet is provided each morning. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, blackout curtains and a large outdoor deck. The hotel’s onsite restaurant, Tubby’s Alaskan BBQ and Grill, is a family-friendly place to get some tasty smoked salmon for lunch or dinner.
The Regency Hotel is located on the edge of downtown Fairbanks, about 8 miles from the airport. You’re within easy walking distance of downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. Across from the hotel, you can access the riverwalk that runs along the bank of the Chena River for several miles. It leads to the Golden Heart Plaza, a central gathering site for activities and events. Two miles from your hotel is Pioneer Park, where kids can ride trains, play games, explore a restored gold rush town and play a few rounds of miniature golf. Other nearby attractions include a riverboat cruise, wildlife refuge, reindeer ranch and an antique auto museum. With its spacious family suites, onsite BQ restaurant, and convenient downtown location, the Regency Fairbanks Hotel makes an excellent base of operations for your family vacation in Alaska.
Our Editor Loves
- Nearby riverwalk on the Chena River
- Tubby's Alaskan BBQ
- Free breakfast buffet
- Horse Back Riding
- Theme Park
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Pros. Close to shopping Costco Walgreens Safeway , attached burger joint and 5 miles from the airport.
Cons. Dated property that wouldn’t rate as a Holiday Inn express or Hampton. Poor TV channel selection.
Nice room, decently clean. We'll stay here again. Room was slightly small for the price. It's convenient to the main road, dining and gasoline. Breakfast was very good for the price. The staff was friendly.