Rating Surprising - Pikes is Great A review of Pike's Waterfront Lodge
I am so surprised at some of the negative ratings of this hotel, I feel compelled to share my own experience last November. I have stayed several times at Pike's Waterfront Lodge and this past visit was as always excellent.
The rooms are comfortable and well-furnished. I really enjoy the Aveda bath products - a luxurious experience away from home. The front desk people as well as those in the lounge were very service-orientd and friendly. Our group arrived very late and wanted to hang out together for a while and the waitress in the lounge purposely stayed late to accommodate us.
Breakfast is continental but well-stocked and includes plenty of fruit -- something I always look for versus glorified pastry bars. This breakfast was well-tended, substantial, and had plenty of healthy options.
But I think that the best part of all my stays has been the friendly and helpful staff -- whether it has been getting the shuttle to the airport or accommodating little needs, Pike's Waterfront Lodge's staff has always jumped to help.
Definitely make this lodge first preference when you stay in Fairbanks!