Taxidermy in the lobby may not be to everyone’s liking
Regency Fairbanks Hotel is a value property, especially in terms of looks. Most guests look past the old-fashioned decor for the low rates and convenient amenities in the 128 rooms, like microwaves and mini-fridges or kitchenettes. There’s a good selection of amenities on offer like a free hot breakfast, small gym, and barbecue restaurant open for dinner. It takes 11 minutes on foot to reach downtown Fairbanks, plus there’s a free airport and railroad shuttle. Reports of bothersome noise through thin walls have been made. Those who prefer more modern decor might consider the Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn.
Budget-friendly hotel with dated interiors and decorative elements like photographs and taxidermied animals
Regency Fairbanks Hotel attracts a diverse clientele with its budget-friendly prices. The decor reflects the low cost. There’s a homey vibe to the design, but it’s fairly dated. The lobby features warm tones in the wooden front desk and the dingy looking striped armchairs and couches. While the modern photography that graces the walls is lovely, the taxidermied animals may not be appealing to all. Seating is plentiful in the lobby and in the restaurant for guests who want to socialize.
Regency Fairbanks Hotel has a decent location next to the Chena River, just outside of downtown Fairbanks. The immediate neighborhood isn’t flushed with dining options, however, there’s a suitable selection of casual restaurants about a 10-minute walk away. Downtown attractions are mostly walkable: Ice Museum (11-minute walk), Fairbanks Children’s Museum (a 12-minute walk), and an eight-minute drive to Pioneer Park. It takes14 minutes by car to reach the Fairbanks International Airport and it's an eight-minute drive to the Alaska Railroad Depot. Regency Fairbanks Hotels offers free airport and train shuttles upon request.
Spacious rooms with dated decor, coffeemakers, and microwaves and mini-fridges or kitchenettes
Rooms at the Regency Fairbanks Hotel are spacious and clean, and come with floral bed runners and blond wooden furniture. While the black-and-white photographs hanging on the walls are modern and stylish, they don’t really match with the bland carpeting or the chain-like furniture. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, and small flat-screen TVs. Traditional Rooms are equipped with microwaves and mini-fridges, while Suites and a handful of Traditional Rooms have kitchenettes with stoves, microwaves, refrigerators, sinks, and ovens. Bathrooms are plain in style with spacious sink countertops, either shower/tub combos or small showers, hairdryers, and Essential Elements Bathe toiletries. Some Suites offer large deep tubs as part of the shower/tub combos. Keep in mind that bothersome noise has been reported due to thin walls.
Free breakfast and a sports bar, as well as a small gym and a few meeting spaces
Though the hotel is a budget property, it does offer some nice amenities. Freebies are plentiful and include Wi-Fi, parking, and a hot and cold breakfast of eggs, sausage, pastries, pancakes, and yogurt. Though lunch isn’t available on-site, there’s a sports bar that serves barbecue for dinner. Guests can get a cardio workout in at the small fitness center equipped with a handful of dated cardio machines. For events or meetings, there are three meeting spaces and a business center. A coin-operated laundry room is available.
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