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    The Aurora Express

    1550 Chena Ridge Rd, P.O. Box 80128, Fairbanks, AK 99709-2609
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          Room & Suite (21)
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          Overview
          • Excellent91%
          • Very good7%
          • Average0%
          • Poor0%
          • Terrible1%
          Travellers talk about
          “dining car” (17 reviews)
          “train car” (5 reviews)
          Free Parking
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Breakfast included
          Pool
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          Alaska Heritage House
          187 reviews
          #1 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Fairbanks
           
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          1,067 reviews
          #2 of 23 hotels in Fairbanks
           
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          41 reviews
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          747 reviews
          #3 of 23 hotels in Fairbanks
           
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          1 - 5 of 71 reviews

          Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

          This unique B & B was the highlight of our Alaskan Holiday. There were seven of us in our group from Australia. My daughter, son-in-law and grandson stayed in the 3 bed carriage, and my sister, two friends and myself, stayed in the family carriage....More

          1  Thank vonnjc
          Reviewed 26 September 2016

          The train rooms were one-of-a-kind fun. Our host gave us a tour of all the train cars, each decorated whimsically with her quirky personality clearly in view. We stayed in the Bordello room with flowered wall paper, a risqué painting, and a very comfy bed....More

          1  Thank JunebugTexas
          Reviewed 25 September 2016

          Love, loved this hotel!! Very unique and the hosts are very nice and friendly. I'd definitely forego staying in downtown Fairbanks and stay at this hotel instead. Just get a rental car to visit the city.. downtown is pretty small and you will probably need...More

          1  Thank KrisLT617
          Reviewed 3 September 2016

          Fun experience that both adults and kids will like. Rail cars re-purposed as motel rooms. The owners are fun , amiable and concerned that you have a great experience. Good,ample basic breakfast in the dining 'car'. many of the train cars are designed in funky...More

          1  Thank Barry A
          Reviewed 1 September 2016

          Our group of 4 adults stayed at the unique Aurora Express B & B for 5 nights and loved it. The B & B is comprised of railroad passenger cars (Pullman and a caboose) that have been repositioned up on the hillside overlooking the Chena...More

          1  Thank DJMilner
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          • Free Parking
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          • Free Parking
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          • Price range
          • US$145 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 7
          • Location
          • United States >
          • Alaska >
          • Fairbanks
          • Also Known As
          • Forget-Me-Not Lodge And The Aurora Express Hotel Fairbanks ,
          • The Aurora Express Fairbanks, Alaska
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          Room & Suite (21)
          Dining (4)
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          dennisrollercoaster
          I'm planning my retirement trip to Alaska. The second part of our trip is to stay in the caboose room. How far is it to the city of Fairbanks? Also how do we get to the city of Fairbanks? We're planning our stay at the beginning of the month of September. How's the viewing of the Aurora Borealis at this time? Thank you for all of the info. Sincerly, Dennis Messier
          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
          Not available during winter?
          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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          Ray D
          How likely are we to see the aurora in early oct.?
          4 July 2015|
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