Fairbanks and Anchorage are served my several US Carriers and directly from Germany with Condor Air. Most people find that the Alaska Airlines (1-800-ALASKAAIR) provides the best service, schedules and fares. Please book your flights to arrive before 4 pm the day before your trip and don't plan on departing for at least 24 hours after you are scheduled to return.
Whether you arrive in Alaska planning to spend just one night, or several, Arctic Wild guests have many lodging options, some of which are listed below. During the busy summer “visitor season” in Alaska, room availability drops and room rates rise. With that, we encourage you to book your room early, and to note that prices listed below are approximate and subject to an 8% bed tax.
For Arctic Wild trips departing from Fairbanks, guests staying at a place on this list, will receive the following: a ride home after our pre-trip meeting (held outside of town), a ride to the airport on the morning of our trip, and a farewell ride back to your room at the trip’s end. Free airport shuttles are sometimes offered by hotels and some B&Bs; it’s worth asking when making your room reservations. You may also want to ask about baggage storage and laundry at that time, too. For trips starting and ending outside Fairbanks, or for other more distant Fairbanks accommodations, you will need to arrange your own transportation.
* Bridgewater Hotel 723 1st Ave
Right on the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, within walking distance of shopping and food. Locally owned.
* Pike’s Waterfront Lodge,
1850 Hoselton Road
Rooms from $205 - $275.
Wireless rooms available. Fitness center and spa. Located on the banks of the Chena River, next to Pike’s restaurant/bar. Quite near the airport.
* Marriott Springhill Suites, 1st and Cushman
Call for room rates.
Fairbanks’ ‘fancy’ downtown hotel. Internet available in rooms and business center. Bistro-style restaurant on ground floor has good (but expensive) food, and an excellent wine cellar.
* Super 8 Motel, 1909 Airport Way
Rooms from $125-$145
Your basic room neighboring the farthest-north Denny's and a 16-screen movie theater.
Fairbanks is full of B&Bs, ranging from the quaint and historic to the downright odd. The B&Bs below have gotten good reviews from our clients over the years. Listed in no particular order.
* Downtown Log Cabin, 304 Badger Street
Rooms from $85 and up
Nice owners, reasonable prices and a quiet location near downtown
* Minnie St B&B, 345 Minnie Street
Rooms from $140 - $240
Modern and nice. Suites with kitchens available
* Alaskan House B&B, 302 Charles Street
Rooms from $75 - $85.
Group rates by arrangement.
Laundry, kitchen, & internet available. Full breakfast. Lovely garden.
* Fairbanks B&B, 902 Kellum Avenue
Rooms from $60 - $95.
Nice, residential location. Laundry available. Walk to library and cafes
* Ah, Rose Marie,
302 Cowles Street
A quaint, old-fashioned Fairbanks experience, this popular B&B fills up fast.
* Billie’s Backpackers’ Hostel, 2895 Mack
$25/bunk; $65/room; $15/tent site. Located in a residential area, close to the post office and a coffee shop. Free internet, cable, and linens. Breakfast is available for $5.
* GoNorth Hostel
3500 Davis Road
$6-30/night. The GoNorth Alaska Travel Center is a hostel, campground, truck camper, and SUV rental place all in one spot. They even have a Tipi you can stay in. Located three miles from the airport, and within walking distance from Fred Meyer (super grocery). Internet, showers, kitchenette, bike rentals, and shuttle service available.
* The Hotel Captain Cook
4th & K Street, Anchorage
Rooms from $245/night and up.
Exceptionally fancy, "luxury" hotel in downtown Anchorage. Four on-site restaurants. Free wireless internet.
* The Copper Whale
440 L st., Anchorage
Rooms from $185/night and up.
On the water and right next to downtown.
* Coast International Hotel
108 E. 8th Avenue, Anchorage
Rooms from $189/night and up
Right next to the International Airport with a free shuttle to the airport. Very convenient and we often have our pre-trip meeting here.
* Sue's Bed and No Breakfast
587 Bison St., Kotzebue
* Nulagvik Hotel
* Bibber's B&B
398 Lagoon St., Kotzebue
* Driftwood Inn
(907) 235 - 8019
($80 to $300 a night) Something for everyone.