on September 27, 2011
This was not my first time staying at the Comfort Inn in Fairbanks. I have often been able to book here at close to half-price using AARP Travel and they did not disappoint for this trip.The Comfort Inn provides free shuttle service to and from the Fairbanks Airport as well as the train station. This convenience alone makes a stay here worthwhile, especially if you are not planning to stay in town long. They are a bit out of the way, about 10 minutes from the downtown area and with no services (restaurants, etc) within walking distance. That said, to come to town, pick up a rental car and head out the next day . . . they are perfect.The rooms are comfortable with small dorm sized refrigerators and mini-microwaves. Bathrooms are adequate with the appropriate toiletries to make your stay easy. They do allow pets in the rooms, something I've learned is pretty important to Alaskan travelers who seem to take their dogs everywhere with them.There is also an indoor swimming pool and they provide complimentary breakfast that includes fresh waffles, fruit, hot biscuits w/ gravy and an assortment of breads and pastries. I also enjoy the fact that they provide hard boiled eggs and plenty of hot drink choices (coffee, tea and hot chocolate).Since my last stay here in August/September 2010, they have had an ownership change. I was a bit concerned given that my reservations were made and my transportation needs confirmed under the former owner/manager. And while I had also confirmed my ride on my check-out morning to my rental car company downtown, there was some issue at check-out.Seems the current owner/manager did not know about nor approve the arrangement for them to drive me out to pick up my rental car. Given that this was an important aspect of my stay with them, I voiced my concern. The front desk girl spoke with the on-duty manager who said he would give me a ride to the car rental office in town. I was very happy that in spite of the change in ownership, the current staff did what they needed to in order to assure a happy customer.All in all, a very good night's stay. Prompt pick-up at the Fairbanks Airport and a ride in the morning to my rental car. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
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