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The Aurora Express

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1550 Chena Ridge Rd P.O. Box 80128, Fairbanks, AK 99709-2609 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Housekeeping
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Pool
Restaurant
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

We stayed for two nights in the CanCan room; it would have been great to stay longer. As far as the room goes, it is so cool to sleep in a railroad car, and besides the "wow!" impression we got from the decor, we found...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank JKabo
Reviewed 14 July 2018

My husband and I stayed here in this July, and we cannot say enough good things about it! Aurora Express was the most unique place we have ever stayed in, and the owners were funny, sweet, and helpful. My husband has a wheat allergy, and...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank jessensen20
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

For our group of 4 couples this was our first stop of our 16 days of Alaska, we had so much fun checking out each other’s rooms. I would hate to ruin the surprise of walking into your room for the first time, we all...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank danielb3682017
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

First of all if you live in Fairbanks at lease go spend a night here. Love the uniqueness of the place. The artwork and detail. Great location with a view and convenient to downtown Fairbanks. A secret treasure that a lot of work went into....More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank IDITARODFISHER
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We were a group of 12, six couples sharing 5 rooms for 2 nights, first trip to Fairbanks in the beginning of September, and owners Susan and Mike set the perfect FUN tone for our whole trip! We got to peek in at all of...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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About
Description
The Aurora Express is a bed and breakfast nestled amongst towering spruce in the western hills of Fairbanks, Alaska. Overlooking the mighty Tanana River and the Alaska Range, this unique property has a More panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. Sleep in authenic Alaska Railroad trains that have been renovated to reflect the gold rush era of the north. Join hosts Susan and Michael Wilson for Copper River smoked salmon, wild alaskan blueberry jam, fresh fruit, hot coffee and eggs every morning while you hear their stories about life in territorial Alaska and working the pipeline. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$145 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Forget-Me-Not Lodge
Also Known As
Forget-Me-Not Lodge And The Aurora Express Hotel Fairbanks
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The Aurora Express Fairbanks, Alaska
Location
United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$145 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Forget-Me-Not Lodge
Also Known As
Forget-Me-Not Lodge And The Aurora Express Hotel Fairbanks
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The Aurora Express Fairbanks, Alaska
Location
United States > Alaska > Fairbanks
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dennisrollercoaster
2 August 2016|
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Response from Don S | Reviewed this property |
Dear Dennis, First of all, congratulations on a couple of things: your retirement (hoo-ray!!) and staying at the Aurora Express. The Aurora Express is about 4-5 miles out of town. You will have to have a car. There are no... More
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noncorteccia
11 May 2016|
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Response from Don S | Reviewed this property |
The Aurora Express is not open during the winter. The owner explained to me that when the weather gets really cold its too difficult to insulate the pipes. This is a real train and all of the plumbing is above ground. He... More
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Room Tips
"Talk with Susan and find out the train car decor to choose your car."
lindasV8733FP
2 Jul 2017
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"Ask for a tour, if you are there in person."
JunebugTexas
26 Sep 2016
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"Taxi driver couldn't find the B & B."
DJMilner
1 Sep 2016
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"The rooms are all very interesting and historic. Some are "regular" style hotel rooms, and..."
gailpie
28 Aug 2016
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