Fairbanks, the Yukon, and the Interior Hotels

Bridgewater Hotel

  • 723 1st Ave. Map It
  • Downtown
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  • Good location
  • Nice value and enticing weekend specials
  • Downtown hotel with the most character
  • Free trolley


  • Small, modest rooms
  • No refrigerators
  • Restaurant serves breakfast only

Fodor's Review

In the heart of downtown Fairbanks, just above the Chena River, the Bridgewater has gone through several incarnations, emerging most recently as a modern, European-style hotel. The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center is within walking distance, as are downtown shops and restaurants. To visit attractions farther afield, guests can take advantage of the hotel's free trolley, which also provides service to the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, both at a sister property, the Wedgewood Resort. Flowers overflow the hanging baskets, and wicker furniture adorns the light and airy lobby, creating a warm, summertime atmosphere. Poster-size historical photos on the walls provide glimpses into the past.

Hotel Information


723 1st Ave., Fairbanks, Alaska, 99701, USA

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907-452–6661; 800-528–4916

Hotel Details:

  • Closed mid-Sept.–mid-May
  • 93 rooms
  • Rate includes: No meals

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