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Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn

1908 Chena Landing Loop, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701-2704
Phone: +1 907-479-8080   |   Fax: 907/479-8063   |   74 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Newly remodeled and nestled in a quiet wooded area, guests at our Fairbanks hotel can easily get away from it all. Enjoy splendid, spacious rooms designed with comfort in mind. Luxury bedding is featured in each room, and our friendly staff members are committed to making guests as comfortable as possible.

Our Fairbanks hotel offers free Internet and a free hot breakfast for each guest. Greet each morning with a buffet spread of complimentary hot waffles, a selection of cereals, favorite fresh fruits and pastries. Complete the most important meal of the day with a cup of 100% Arabica coffee or chilled juices.

Our location close to Pioneer Park is why many guests choose to stay at our Fairbanks hotel, but there are many other desirable destinations nearby. The Carlson Center Event Arena and the University of Alaska Fairbanks are a short drive away. Visitors in town to tour the campus, for a special event, alumni weekend or graduation especially enjoy the convenience of our hotel.

The Growden Memorial Park often hosts events that bring guests to our Fairbanks hotel. The local history and tours, gold mining or city outings are a must for first-time visitors. The local history is rich, and a tour is the perfect way to get to know the region. Even if you’re here for business, it’s simple to enjoy a little downtime.

Many guests at our Fairbanks hotel are in town for business with Costco® Wholesale, Health North Family Medicine and Alyeska Tire or Pipeline Service Company. There are a number of local businesses that require guest from out of town to visit our region, and we’re happy to host business travelers. Depend on us to make your stay special.

Book your next room at Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn and save! Enjoy your stay. The indoor heated pool will be out of order from November 14-December 14 2017 for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience, however we do have a complimentary pool option at Hamme Pool located at the Lathrop HS. Free of charge.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, make your own waffle and oatmeal bar, and gluten free options
  • Indoor pool Heated
  • Exercise facility open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff English, Spanish
  • Guest laundry, available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for a nominal fee
  • Laundromat
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center, complimentary open 24-hours
  • Printer available
  • Fax services Available at Front Desk
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy services
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports, wireless
  • Shipping
  • Mail services, United States Postal Service
  • Convenience store/Sundry
  • Air-conditioning
  • Physically challenged facilities pool lift
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Cold weather hook-ups
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Storage space available
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Motor coach parking

Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn

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Conveniently located, the best western plus pioneer park inn in Fairbanks, Alaska is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 64.842635  /  Latitude: -147.770615


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Richardson Highway/AK-2. Head north on AK-2/Richardson Highway, turn left onto Airport Way, turn right onto Peger Road, turn right onto Phillips Field Road. Take the first right onto Chena Landing Loop to the Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn.

From: Parks Highway/AK-3. Head east on AK-3, take the exit toward Geist Road/Chena Pump Road, keep left at the fork following signs for Geist Road. Turn left onto Geist Road and continue onto Johansen Expressway. Exit Peger Road and turn left onto Phillips Field Road. Turn right onto Chena Landing Loop to the Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn.

Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

A dynamic wilderness and important cultural landmark, the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve can be found northwest of Fairbanks. Orignally, the land bridge once provided a pathway for nomandic animals, peoples, and plants to cross over from Eurasia into the developing North America.

Today, the remains of the bridge are dotted with anicent lava flows, once-volcanic lakes, and numerous hot springs. The tundra landscape offers good opportunity to spot muskox and caribou while visitors can also contend themselves with outside activities like frontier hikes, hunting, trapping, bird watching, and living off the land. 

Cape Krusenstern National Monument

Found north of the Arctic Circle and north of Fairbanks, Cape Krusenstern covers 70 miles of coastline on the Chukchi Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Today, the area serves as a reminder to the cultural history present for the past 5,000 years and the importance of the wetlands to the world's migratory birds. 

Visitors to the park have the opportunity to see rare wildflowers, tundra shrub, and shorebirds who visit from as far away as South America. This wild frontier also offers the experience to engage in kayaking, fishing, backpacking, and wildlife watching. 

Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

Comprised of 2,000 acres, Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks, Alaska is managed by the state’s Game and Fish department to provide refuge to wildlife in the area. The land's woods, fields, and wetlands are home to many different species of wildlife, and visitors are afforded an opportunity to see much of the scenery via well-paved walking paths throughout the property.

Creamer’s Field greets guests initially entering the property with its Visitor’s Center, located in the Farmhouse near the dairy barns and creamery. Inside the Farmhouse visitors have access to volunteers to provide information and exhibits regarding the history of the land and the wildlife as well as maps of the trails available.

Fairbanks Ice Museum

Open May through September, the Fairbanks Ice Museum is a unique art gallery referred to as the “Coolest Show in Town.” Set in downtown Fairbanks of southern Alaska, the museum is housed in the former Lacey Street Theater.

The Fairbanks Ice Museum showcases life-sized ice sculptures carved, sculpted, and touched-up by local artists in the Ice Showcase. This Alaskan museum also features sculpture tours, ice carving demonstrations, and “The Crown of Light: The Aurora Experience” show.

Fairbanks International Airport

An Alaskan-owned, public airport, Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) is set in the city of Fairbanks, and serves communities in central Alaska. Featuring one terminal and four runways, FAI is served by major airlines like Alaska, Delta, Frontier, and United.

FAI supports several major cargo airlines, and is the United State’s smallest city offering non-stop flights to Europe. FAI also is a hub for Arctic Circle Air Service, Frontier Flying Service, Warbelow's Air Ventures, and Wright Air Service.

Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve

Gates of the Arctic

Scenery at Gates of the Arctic

Covering over eight million acres, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is a breathtaking landscape of rugged mountains, forests, lakes, and alpine meadows, located north of Fairbanks.

Featuring large portions of the Brooks Range, the park houses intact ecosystems, survived untouched for thousands of years, the park offers a glimpse into life governed by the forces of nature alone.

Be sure to bring your hiking boots to trek on the park's endless miles of hiking trails twisting through the Alatna and Kobuk River Valleys.

Proficient and experienced backpackers, bicyclists, fishermen, and boaters also love the recreational opportunities in this vast park.

Georgeson Botanical Garden

Georgeson Botanical Garden

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Located in Fairbanks, the Georgeson Botanical Garden is a nationally renowned garden put together for educational purposes.

The garden is maintained by the University of Fairbanks Alaska, helping to promote horticultural knowledge and Alaskan native wildlife.

Guests can explore well over 15 lively garden displays, including the Wooding Memorial Garden, Hillside Picnic Area, Pond and Wetland, and more.

The garden also houses an interactive visitor center and the James V. Drew Amphitheater.

Golden Days

Visit Fairbanks during summer and check out Golden Days. With roots traced back to 1902, when Felix Pedro struck gold and kicked off a gold rush in Fairbanks, the Golden Days celebration is held in the middle of July for five days of "old fashioned fun." With events taking places at Pioneer Park and other nearby locations across Fairbanks, Golden Days is a fun and festive way to enjoy your time in Alaska.

During Golden Days, you'll want to check out events like classic car shows, live stage performances from bands, solo artists, and even comedians. There's the annual Governor's Family Picnic at Pioneer Park, and near the end of the five-day celebration, check out the Golden Days Parade & Bathtub Race.

Growden Memorial Park

Host of Fairbank's annual Midnight Sun Game, Growden Memorial Park is a baseball field seating 3,500 people in Fairbanks. The home field of the Alaska Goldpanners of the Alaska Baseball League, Growden Memorial Park has also hosted championship games for local high schools, and once featured MLB greats like Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi.

Beyond the outfield walls of the Growden Memorial Park, you'll find a covered picnic area, a playground, uncovered picnic areas, a volleyball court, and plenty of open, grassy areas for you and the kids to have fun. Growden Memorial Park is also noted as having the tallest press box in Alaska.

Ice Alaska

Found in the city of Fairbanks, Ice Alaska is the site of the annual ice carving competition known as the World Ice Art Championships. Ice Alaska is over four acres in total, featuring seasonal tourist attractions and family-themed events open from the end of February to the end of March.

Aside from the month-long ice carving competition, Ice Alaska also offer ice-sculpting classes for visitors of all skill level and Ice Puppy Pond – the skating rink. Moreover, kids can have some at Kids Park – uniquely constructed entirely from ice – featuring slides, rides, mazes, and more.

Iñupiat Heritage Center

Preserving the heritage of the Iñupiat people and their relationship with the land above the Arctic Circle, the Iñupiat Heritage Center is located in Barrow, very far north from Fairbanks.

If you come visit this remote place, be sure to experience the sights and exhibitions that detail the Iñupiat way of life in the harsh Alaskan tundra.

See exhibits on whaling, historical images, artifacts, local celebrations and special events, hunting methods, and contemporary life versus historical life.

Kobuk Valley National Park

One of Alaska’s largest national parks, Kobuk Valley National Park stretches across 1.7 million square acres. An extremely remote wilderness frontier, Kobuk Valley is in the high reaches of the Alaskan tundra, north of Fairbanks.

Wildlife viewing can deliver bear, moose, and caribou – plus birdwatching for eagles and other arctic birds. Established in 1980, Kobuk Valley is also notable for including the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes. Activities range from snowshoeing, hiking, and fishing to winter sports and stargazing.

Midnight Sun Game

Held during summer solstice, the W.G. & Eddie Stroecker Midnight Sun Baseball Game is set in Fairbanks at Growden Memorial Park. The game takes place in late June from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. thanks to the well-known, late-night Alaskan sun.

Originally established in 1906, the annual Midnight Sun Game has featured the Alaska Goldpanners of the Alaska Baseball League since 1960. The game is sponsored by the Sons & Daughters of the Midnight Sun, and has been inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.

Noatak National Preserve

Established in 1978, Noatak National Preserve is a breathtaking landscape of rugged mountains, forests, lakes, and alpine meadows, located north of Fairbanks. Pack well for an expedition to the Northwest Arctic Borough for a glimpse into life governed by the forces of nature alone.

Proficient and experienced backpackers, bicyclists, fishermen, and boaters also love the recreational opportunities in this vast park. Explore dense vegetation, see wildlife up close you would normally never see before, and mount a once-in-a-lifetime backcountry experience throughout the Brooks Range and Baird Mountains.

Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park

Historic Structure at Pioneer Park

At 44 acres, Pioneer Park in Fairbanks has plenty of room for all sorts of outdoor recreation – picnics, birthday celebrations, and even Easter egg hunts.

Opened in 1967 as the Alaska 67 Centennial Exposition, it was changed in 2001.

Within the park, there are a variety of attractions to entertain all members of the family on your excursion through Alaska.

Check out the SS Nenana, a vintage stern-wheeler which, from 1953 to 1954, carried cargo on the Chena River.

You'll want to visit the Tanana Valley Railroad Museum, home of a restored 1899 Engine No.1. You can also play 36 holes of mini golf at the aptly named Mini Golf Fairbanks.

Santa Claus House in North Pole

Located in North Pole – a suburb of Fairbanks – the Santa Claus House is a winter tourist attraction specializing in holiday family fun. Visitors enjoy a variety of holiday treats, gifts, merchandise, and beverages, while the kids can get their picture taken with Old Saint Nick.

Further must-see attractions at the Santa Claus House in the North Pole include a meet-and-greet with Santa’s Reindeer Team and the World’s Largest Santa – measuring in at roughly 50 feet tall.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Fairbanks

University of Fairbanks

Founded in 1917, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is a Land, Sea and Space Grant University, located in Fairbanks.

Known as "America's Artic University", UAF encompasses seven campuses in Alaska and more than 11,000 students from across the country.

Students attending UAF have a choice of 169 degrees, from Bachelor's to Ph.Ds, in more than 125 disciplines.

The Center for Distance Education also offers over 100 correspondence courses that are applicable toward UAF degree programs. 

World Ice Art Championships

Started in 1989, the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks is the largest event of its kind. Held annually at the end of February at George Horner Ice Park, the World Ice Art Championships sees, on average, over 100 ice sculptors from a span of 30 different nations – not to mention the thousands of spectators who flock to witness the impressive ice sculpting.

There are different events at the World Ice Art Championships: the Single Bock Classic is the largest, where teams of two skillfully work on one 5x8x3-foot block over two days. The Multi-Block Classic sees teams of four work on 12 individual blocks over a five day period.

Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve

Yukon River

Encompassing over two million acres of eastern Alaskan landscape, the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve preserves habitats found along the Yukon and Charley River basin.

There are two visitor centers associated with the preserve – one in Fairbanks and another in Eagle – and both feature trail maps, historical exhibits, and plenty of travel tips.

Due to the hundreds of miles of river slicing through the preserve, boating and other aquatic recreation activities are popular among adventurists.

Apart from the endless outdoor recreation, visitors can gain some historical and cultural context by visiting sites like the Nation Bluff Cabin, Glenn Creek Cabin, Coal Creek Dredge, and others found within the preserve.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 2.20 mile(s) from Pioneer Park, Alaska's only amusement/theme park
  • 2.20 mile(s) from Alaska at 40 below, Fairbanks gives you a real taste of a Fairbanks winter
  • 2.30 mile(s) from Ice Museum, larger than life sculptures on display
  • 2.80 mile(s) from Great Alaskan Bowl Company, fully operational bowl company
  • 3.40 mile(s) from Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, farthest most automobile exhibit
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Museum of the North, 2000 years of Alaskan art
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Gorgeson Botanical Garden, northernmost botanical garden
  • 4.70 mile(s) from El Dorado Gold Mine, educations gold mine tour that includes a train ride and panning lessons
  • 4.80 mile(s) from Riverboat Discovery, sternwheel riverboat tour on the Chena and Tanana rivers
  • 5.30 mile(s) from Large Animal Research, guided tours of muskoxen and caribou reindeer
  • 7.40 mile(s) from Dog Musher's Museum, most comprehensive dog mushing exhibit in the world featuring 15 panel exhibit
  • 8.20 mile(s) from Alaska Hummer Tours, off road all terrain, three hour tour
  • 17.40 mile(s) from Santa Claus House, Christmas and Alaskan gifts, toys, souvenirs and collectibles
  • 2.10 mile(s) from Interior Alaska Fish Pro, specializes in wild salmon items; process and packages fish items in smokes, canned and frozen forms
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Beaver Sports, outdoor equipment
  • 2.30 mile(s) from Big Ray's, sporting goods
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Radioshack, electronic store
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Geek City Electronic, computer supplies, computer service
  • 2.60 mile(s) from Bentley Mall, indoor shopping mall
  • 2.60 mile(s) from American Eagle Outfitters, clothing store
  • 2.60 mile(s) from Fred Meyer, grocery store
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Alaska Raw Fur Company, specializes in winter fur gear
  • 3.30 mile(s) from Prospector Outfitter, all weather gear, sporting goods
  • 3.50 mile(s) from Barnes & Noble, book store
  • 3.60 mile(s) from Walmart®, grocery store

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 2.70 mile(s) from Mary Siah Recreation, pool and recreation center
  • 5.00 mile(s) from The Alaska Club, fitness and recreational center
  • 6.40 mile(s) from Birch Hill Recreation, a Nordic skiing complex with a state of the art ski center and 32 kilometers of groomed trails

Nearby Restaurants

  • 2.00 mile(s) from The Cookie Jar Restaurant, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Denny's, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 2.10 mile(s) from Gambardella's Pasta Bella, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.10 mile(s) from Wolf Run Restaurant, cafe, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.20 mile(s) from River City Cafe & Espresso, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 2.20 mile(s) from Sam's Sourdough Cafe, coffee shop, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 2.30 mile(s) from Brewster's, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.30 mile(s) from Lavelle's Bistro, full service, Italian, open for: dinner
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Aloha BBQ Grill, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Thai House, full service, Thai, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.60 mile(s) from Pad Thai, full service, Thai, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.70 mile(s) from Taco King, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.70 mile(s) from Taco Azteca, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3.30 mile(s) from Big Daddy's Bar-B-Q, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3.30 mile(s) from Wasabi Bay, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3.30 mile(s) from Chena's Alaskan Grill, bar/lounge, seafood, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3.50 mile(s) from Lemon Grass, full service, Thai, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3.70 mile(s) from Pike's Landing, bar/lounge, seafood, open for: breakfast, dinner
  • 4.30 mile(s) from Round Up Steakhouse, bar/lounge, steak house, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 4.70 mile(s) from Pump House Restaurant, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 8.20 mile(s) from Vallata, full service, Italian, open for: dinner
  • 12.80 mile(s) from Turtle Club, full service, steak house, open for: dinner
  • 13.20 mile(s) from Silver Gulch, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 16.10 mile(s) from Pagoda, full service, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 18.20 mile(s) from Hill Top Truck Stop, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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