Fairbanks is a spread out town. The Spring Hill Suites is located in the
old, and small, downtown area comprising a few blocks. It is very handy
for any one, like ourselves, who do not use a car when on holidays. The
taxi ride from the airport is about ten minutes and costs about $10-15
including tip. The hotel has a shuttle bus but this did not materialise
to collect us! The public bus local depot is only two blocks from the
hotel and if, like us, you are over that golden age, and have id, you
can enjoy free travel any where around greater Fairbanks including the
University and its excellent Museum of Alaska.
Out room/suite was very comfortable with a good bathroom and comfortable beds. Breakfast is OK, in the usual American buffet style, and available in the lobby. It can get quite crowded during busy times - go earlier rather than later! Otherwise we enjoyed our stay very much and the shuttle did bring us to the railway station a few days later for the train to Talkeetna. Hotel is recommended. Lavelle's Bistro, not part of the hotel, shares its entrance with the hotel lobby and provides a good upmarket meal - best to reserve a table direct with the restaurant, as can get very busy, especially early evening, as is the American way! Soapy Smyth's, across the street, is a much cheaper dining alternative with quite an eclectic menu.