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By a verified traveler on Fri 27 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Near the airport

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Fairbanks hotel, you'll find University of Alaska-Fairbanks and Georgeson Botanical Garden. University of Alaska Museum of the North and Palace Theatre are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free shuttle, parking

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Free train station pick-up is offered as well.

Free WiFi, patios

In addition to LED TVs with cable channels, the 94 guestrooms offer free WiFi and furnished patios. Private yards, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls are also available.

Cottage, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Garden Area

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Cottage, 2 Queen Beds, Garden Area

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cottage, 2 Queen Beds, River View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Rivers Edge Resort ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rivers Edge Resort

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (1)
3 out of 5
Very old fashioned, 60s throw back however this Alaska and a RV/cabin resort. Nothing wrong with it really

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 8, 2019 by Lisa

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5
The staff are the best; bend over backwards to ensure your stay is successful!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 1, 2019 by Lisa s

Thank you for choosing Rivers Edge Resort. I hope if you are ever in the Fairbanks area again that you allow us to provide you with another excellent stay. It is wonderful to hear the good comments about our team.

3 out of 5
Very & extremely difficult to locate where check in office was located. Staff @ restaurant were not helpful. The room was very nice.

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019

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Jul 24, 2019 by Lisa S

Sorry it was a challenge finding the lobby. I hope the rest of your stay was enjoyable. Thank you for sharing your experience. Best Wishes,

4 out of 5
We arrived early in hopes of dropping our luggage off; the staff had already cleaned one of our cabins, checked us in and allowed us to store our luggage in our cabin. Really like the cabin set up. You have real privacy in that you don't have to worry about guest noise above or next door. The rooms are nice-sized; we had a small porch where we could sit outside in the evening. It's quiet, nicely appointed. Their restaurant is really good; need to remember that beer needs to be cold. They also have RV facilities. I would make reservations there again in a flash.

Posted by , from WA on Jul 27, 2018

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2 out of 5
Stayed here a night before getting picked up by friends in the morning. Saw they offered a 24 hour shuttle service from the airport - called the reception desk and asked and they said they would send one right away. Waited ~30 min (hotel is only a couple of miles away from the airport) for a ride, then finally the van showed up. Once I got to the hotel, the lady at the desk didn't speak to me whatsoever other than to get my name and check my reservation. Gave me my keys, no word of any facilities or a Wifi password, then walked away. I had to find my own room and carry my two suitcases and fishing pole up the main set of stairs without any offer of help from the receptionist - yep, no elevator here. My room was nice enough, but the hotel service really sucked. Not to mention they don't even provide a free continental breakfast - with the price you pay for the room, not providing any food is a little ridiculous.

Posted by , from fairbanks alaska on May 16, 2017

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May 22, 2017 by Rob

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We will use your feedback to improve our services. We hope the rest of your Alaska trip is enjoyable.

4 out of 5

Nice and convenient with a great restaurant.

Pros: Location.
Cons: Coffee in the lobby for early risers!!
Location: Good.
I expected a river front room and was assigned one back away from the river. The hotel runs many ture busses through which can be very annoying due to the noise of early am departures!

Posted by , from colorado on Jul 3, 2015

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5 out of 5

This place is EXCELLENT!

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, river access
There is nothing like this place in town! How unique! Being in your own cottage makes the place feel like your own. The cottages were clean and comfortable, excellent housekeeping and great front desk staff! I highly recommend this place!

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011

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5 out of 5

a good choice

I had read mixed reviews about the Cottages- I was pleasantly surprised to find they were wonderful- private, quiet, clean, comfortable. We had a river view. We saw those that weren't on the river and although very nice- I would recommend the river. We had fun watching the boats- we ate breakfast on the patio outside our cottage. There aren't a lot of frills but it was clean and comfortable and quiet. The staff was wonderful. We would stay there again without hesitation. Thank you River's Edge.

Posted by , from ohio on Jun 26, 2011

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3 out of 5

cottage visit

we stayed two nights at the cottage. we were told that there was internet access. we made multiple attempts to connect to the internet without any success. we called the front desk and conveniently their internet service was having problems. the quality of the room was fair. it was too pricey for what you get. the cottages need major updating. the tv would get fuzzy sometimes. the restaurant was good. they did give us a voucher for our transportation to the airport because their shuttle service didnt start until 6 am.

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010

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Renovations + Closures

The property is closed between 16 October and 14 May.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 3000 square feet (279 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Rivers Edge Resort. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service are free. Self parking is free. This 3-star Fairbanks hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 94 guestrooms or units
  • 86 buildings
  • 3000 sq ft of conference space
  • 279 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Fairbanks, AK (FAI-Fairbanks Intl.) (3.9 km / 2.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and train station pick-up; area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Rivers Edge Resort offers 94 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished patios. 32-inch LED televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Private patio (furnished)
  • Private outdoor space
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 9:30 AM.

Chenas Alaskan Grill - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Miners Hall - This buffet restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No elevators
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10.95 and USD 14.95 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Rivers Edge Fairbanks
  • Rivers Edge Resort Fairbanks
  • Rivers Edge Resort Hotel
  • Rivers Edge Resort Fairbanks
  • Rivers Edge Resort Hotel Fairbanks

You should know

  • Rivers Edge Resort offers transfers from the airport and train station. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation on arrival with your arrival details.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.