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Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center

About.com Rating 3.5 Star Rating

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Westmark Fairbanks Hotel

© Angela M. Brown (2010)

The Bottom Line

Located in downtown Fairbanks, the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel is within walking distance of shops and several attractions.

Pros

  • Comfortable modern accommodations suitable for both business and leisure travelers
  • Well-stocked hotel shop
  • Spacious lobby accommodates needs of tour groups and conferences

Cons

  • Can hear hall, elevator, and neighbor noise from inside guest rooms
  • No hotel shuttle to and from airport

Description

  • Hotel location within walking distance of downtown Fairbanks shops, restaurants, and attractions
  • Both fine and casual dining options available within the hotel
  • Business travelers will appreciate the work tables, wifi access, and lighting in guest rooms
  • Free parking at hotel
  • The lobby gift shop is stocked with travel toiletries, sundries, and gift items, and includes an espresso stand
  • Conference facilities can accommodate meetings and special events in a variety of sizes
  • Laundry facilities and dry cleaning services are available

Guide Review - Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center

The Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center provides comfortable deluxe accommodations. The standard rooms come with a sitting area and work space. The suites provide additional comforts, including refrigerators, microwaves, and dining areas.

Guests can choose from fine and casual dining choices. The small Red Lantern Steak & Spirits provides the more upscale experience. The casual restaurant, Northern Latitudes, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During the busy summer months breakfast can be quite crowded and is served as a buffet during the early hours. If you'd like to enjoy a more relaxed breakfast from the menu, wait until later in the morning. Snacks and coffee drinks are available in the hotel's gift shop.

Other guest facilities at the Westmark Fairbanks hotel include a fitness center, coin-operated laundry, a tour desk, meeting rooms,

Warning for independent travelers: Like many of Alaska's hotels, the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel provides the accommodations for group tours. The schedule of these groups can create bursts of activity and traffic in the hotel restaurants and common areas, particularly in the morning. This hustle and bustle usually dissipates within 45 minutes or so, allowing you to enjoy the hotel facilities in relative quiet.

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